Spring is usually a time of trip planning, early season conditioning, and gear list tinkering. There is still a bit of adventure travel uncertainty with Covid yet looming, but things are looking much better than they were this time last year. International travel might be a year away, but I’m still very excited for a number of domestic hiking and backpacking trips I have planned.
Spring is also a time for big sales from outdoor retailers, as they clear out inventory from last year’s gear to make way for the 2021 lineups. This is always a great opportunity to grab heavily discounted items in preparation for upcoming trips. This year, REI has a ton of great deals for their end-of-season clearance, and I’ve listed a few of the top deals below. You can visit REI.com to shop the sale.