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REI Labor Day sale 2021: 7 best deals to shop now

You can find notable deals on top-rated outdoor gear and clothing from Hydro Flask, prAna, Merrell, Stanley and more at REI this Labor Day.
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You don't have to wait until Labor Day to save on everything from big-ticket items like furniture and mattresses to functional clothing and accessories like hiking boots and fall jackets. In fact, if you're looking to level up your outdoor gear while saving money, REI's Labor Day sale is already underway. From now until Sept. 6, you can find discounts on thousands of products, ranging from sleeping bags and accessories to clothing from The North Face. To help you sort through all these deals, we rounded up highly rated selections across popular categories like apparel, footwear, camping accessories and more.

Best REI Labor Day deals

Here are a few notable sale highlights across categories to help give you an idea of what is discounted during REI's Labor Day event.

  • Up to 30 percent off REI Co-op brand rainwear, backpacks, shorts and more
  • Up to 30 percent off clearance clothing for women, men and kids
  • Up to 30 percent off clearance footwear for men, women and kids
  • Up to 25 percent off camping gear from Osprey, MSR, Stanley and more
  • Up to 25 percent off clothing from prAna, KUHL, The North Face and more
  • Up to 20 percent off footwear from Merrell, Altra, Darn Tough and more

If you’re a member of REI’s membership rewards program, you can use the coupon code EXTRA20 to receive an additional 20 percent off one REI Outlet item. Currently, members can also save up to 50 percent off select items, including shoes, Tilley hats and more.

Top-rated REI Labor Day deals

With savings on more than 6,500 options, there’s a Labor Day deal at REI for virtually anyone. We utilized price comparison site Honey to check the price history of each of these products. Notably, Honey only provides a limited 120-day snapshot of an item’s price history — most of these deals are at their lowest price since early or late May. From climbing gear to hiking boots and camping essentials, here are some top-rated REI Labor Day deals.

Hydro Flask Skyline Wine Bottle

  • Lowest price since May, according to Honey

Hydro Flask doesn’t just make water bottles — it also created the Skyline Wine Bottle to help keep your red and white wines cool for hours. The brand claims this double-wall vacuum sealed wine bottle is made from BPA-free stainless steel that won’t cause odors or breed bacteria. It is available in two colors — Black and White — and received a 4.9-star average rating from 15 reviews at REI.

prAna Halle Pants

  • Lowest price since May, according to Honey

These prAna pants are made from UPF 50+ fabric that helps provide “excellent protection,” board-certified dermatologist Anna Guanche, MD, previously explained in our guide to UPF clothing. They are also made from Stretch Zion fabric that the brand claims is water-repellent. They are available in three colors — Slate Green, Coal and Nomad — and nine sizes, ranging from 0 to 16. The Halle pants received a 4.4-star average rating from nearly 580 reviews at REI.

REI Co-op Men’s 650 Down Jacket 2.0

  • Lowest price since May, according to Honey

The shell of this lightweight insulated jacket is made from water-repellent recycled nylon taffeta and stuffed with 650-fill-power down, according to REI. It comes in three colors and five sizes, ranging from S to XL. The Men’s 650 Down Jacket 2.0 earned a 4.3-star average rating from 190 reviews at REI.

Black Diamond Spot 350 Headlamp

  • Lowest price since May, according to Honey

If you ever need a floodlight while enjoying the great outdoors, consider this battery-powered Spot Headlamp. According to the brand, it lasts up to 200 hours on the lowest setting and 3 hours and 45 minutes on the highest setting. In addition, Black Diamond claims its Spot 350 Headlamp earned an IPX8 rating, meaning it can work slightly submerged underwater for up to 30 minutes. The adjustable headband is available in six colors and received a 4.4-star average rating from nearly 140 reviews at REI.

Merrell Ontario Mid Waterproof Men’s Hiking Boots

  • Lowest price since at least May, according to Honey

These Merrell hiking boots are made with M Select Dry technology, which makes the shoes waterproof and moisture-wicking, according to the brand. Merrell also asserts that these shoes can help keep your feet odor-free since the interior is coated with an antimicrobial treatment. The Ontario Mid Waterproof Men’s Hiking Boots also feature sport shock-absorbing heels for additional comfort. They earned a 4.5-star average rating from more than 170 reviews at REI.

Nomadix National Parks All-Purpose Towel

  • Lowest price since May, according to Honey

A large towel is handy for days spent at the beach, afternoons at the park and nights stargazing with loved ones. Nomadix’s offering is made from recycled polyester and nylon and has an antimicrobial treatment to help prevent pesky odors, according to the brand. It comes in four colorful prints inspired by popular American outdoor locations, including Yellowstone and Joshua Tree. It boasts a 4.6-star average rating from 1,610 reviews at REI.

Stanley Adventure Base Camp Cookset 4

  • Lowest price since May, according to Honey

Before your next overnight camping trip, you might want to pack this dishwasher-safe cooking set from Stanley. It includes stainless steel cookware, including a frying pan with foldable handles and a pot with a vented lid. You'll also receive cutlery and plates, plus accessories like a cutting board, spatula, serving spoon and more. Stanley's Camp Cookset 4 received a 4.5-star average rating from nearly 30 reviews at REI.

Other deals and sales to shop during Labor Day 2021

REI isn't the only retailer hosting a Labor Day sale. We rounded up seven standout discounts worth sharing across Shopping reader-favorite categories, including mattresses, home goods, air purifiers and apparel.

  • Allswell: 15 percent off mattresses and up to 25 percent off everything else sitewide
  • Bed Bath & Beyond: 40 percent off select comforters, quilts, duvet covers and window curtains
  • Casper:15 percent off mattresses, pillows and sheets and 10 percent off everything else
  • Dyson: Up to $150 off and free shipping
  • Levoit: 15 percent off air purifiers and humidifiers on Amazon and Levoit
  • Macy’s: Up to an extra 20 percent off select departments with code LABOR
  • Zappos: Up to 35 percent off select styles

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