You’ve only got three days to grab some gear
We’re big proponents of doing a winter inventory of your gear and supplies, not because we think you should upgrade to the latest and greatest for no reason, but for maintenance, upkeep and repair. This is the time to sit down and look at what’s broken, breaking and disappointing, so it doesn’t break and disappoint you when you’re on the water this spring.
The REI sale is a bit of a mixed bag—there are a lot of what we assume are last season’s sunglasses and trunks, and few in the way of gear like actual paddles or boats. Think accessories, like soft coolers and packable chairs. There’s more that we think is useful in the other categories, including a lot of technical clothing and high-end backpacks. There are also miscellaneous water sports items on sale throughout the store, but the 70% off sale ends on February 20, 2022.
Even non-sale equipment is still in short supply, and there are no sales anywhere in the canoe and kayak categories. However, you can get 15% off most full-price paddles (aside from Werner) when you buy a canoe, kayak or stand up paddleboard.
Our Top Picks on Sale
- Klymit Traverse Hammock - Save 52%
- Stohlquist Infant PFD - Save 52%
- Ledlenser F1R Flashlight - Save 51%
- GoPro HERO10 Black Camera - Save 10%