REI’s Huge Anniversary Sale Can Help You Prep for Summer Adventures
Save up to 30 percent on our favorite camping, hiking, and other outdoor gear.
Just in time for Memorial Day weekend, REI’s Anniversary Sale offers a ton of outdoor gear up to 30-percent off. The sale ends on May 27, so you have 10 days to shop for some of our editors’ favorite products at REI.com and REI Outlet for your next camping trip, hiking journey, or other outdoor adventures.
REI members can also save 20 percent on one other full-priced item with the coupon code ANNV19 in stores and online. And to really save during this sale, you can book an REI class or event and get $20 off with the code OUTSIDE19.
See the full list by Paige Szmodis on Popular Mechanic's website here.
May 8, 2022
Outdoor Life: Do You Really Need a Water Filter for Backpacking and Mountain Hunting?
My only complaint is that eventually, backflushing won’t be enough. These can clog up after some time and no amount of back flushing will fix its low flow. I went through 2 on the AT. However, it will attach to Smart Water Bottles and most bladders!
Built for backcountry reliability and portability, the Sawyer Squeeze filter is our pick for the best portable water purifier.
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).