It’s September (who, what, how?!), and while we’re sad to see summer slip away, here’s one bright spot: the REI Labor Day Sale for 2022, which kicks off today. The annual sale is one of the outdoor retailer’s biggest of the year (considering it usually foregoes a Black Friday sale), offering up to 50% off on everything you need for fall and cold-weather activities (as well as spring and summer of next year, in case you already have a warm-weather camping trip or outdoor activity planned), from camping gear to activewear. If you like to save and are planning to spend plenty of time outside this fall, you’ll want to check it out.

Now through Monday, September 5, you’ll find sizable discounts on hiking, fitness, backpacking, and general outdoor gear essentials, including hiking boots, backpacks, running shorts, sports bras, water bottles, camping tents, camping chairs, and so much more. In addition to REI’s in-house brand REI Co-Op, there are price drops from serious outdoor brands like Patagonia, Black Diamond, Brooks, The North Face, and Darn Tough—just to name a few. 

In addition to those already-enticing savings, REI Co-Op members have even more reason to swing by and check out the sale. Select items, including REI-brand tents, sleeping bags, and backpacks, will be discounted for members only. On top of that, they’ll have access to an exclusive coupon code for 20% off one REI Outlet item (only valid for online, not in-store, purchases).

Because the REI Labor Day Sale is so extensive (with inventory sure to run out on popular items and sizes), we’ve highlighted some of the very best deals currently available from the sale below. We’re also tracking all of the best Labor Day sales (on big-ticket items like furniture, bedding, and mattresses), so be sure to follow those stories as well—and get ready for the long weekend ahead.

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