The 15 Best Deals at REI’s Labor Day Sale
Upgrade your outdoor kit on the cheap
Summer is winding down and with the changing seasons comes great deals on outdoor gear. REI’s Labor Day Sale, which runs from August 28th to September 7th, is the perfect time to get your hands on the gear you’ve been eyeing. In addition to deep discounts, REI members also receive an extra 20% off one outlet item with coupon code: LABORDAY20.
I scoured the sale to find 15 of the best deal.
Check out the full list, including the Sawyer Squeeze, here.
May 6, 2022
Outdoor Life: Do You Really Need a Water Filter for Backpacking and Mountain Hunting?
While DEET products may be more familiar by name and their chemical smell, sprays with 20 percent picaridin, like Sawyer Products, offer comparable protection without the harsh odor and oily feeling on your skin.
The Sawyer Squeeze was (by far) the most common Pacific Crest Trail water filter this year – for the fifth year in a row. It’s a $39, 3 oz / 85 g hollow fiber filter that rids your drinking water of protozoa and bacteria (and floaties). It can be used with Sawyer bags (included with the filter) or with compatible water bottles (Smartwater is the bottle of choice for many hikers).
SAWYER MINI WATER FILTER, $22 This has been my water filter of choice for years now. The bags can be iffy — I have had a few break – so carry a couple. However, the filter itself is reliable, light and inexpensive. -Logan