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The Best Gear on Sale at REI and Backcountry This Labor Day

Summer might be winding down, but it sure doesn’t feel like it. If it’s still hot enough to feel like sandal season, then you can probably keep your tent in the trunk and your Chacos on for a few more weeks. REI’s hotly-anticipated Labor Day sale starts today and lasts through September 3, and Backcountry’s semi-annual sale will last until September 3 as well. We pored through their offerings to find you our favorite picks.

Jetboil’s Flash Cooking System for $75

Campsite cookery is simple by design: Add boiling water, then serve. But heating water when you’re exhausted, cold, and ready to eat your own pants is the longest, hardest, wait in the world. Jetboil’s signature tall, narrow pots consistently heat water faster than any other stove on the market, in under two minutes. The pot also has a color-change indicator when the water is hot, so you don’t have to peep under the lid every thirty seconds while making your morning coffee.

Buy the Jetboil Flash Cooking System for $75 (was $100).

Apparel From Arc'teryx, Patagonia, and More

  • 30 Percent Off Any Full-Price Arc'teryx Item. If you've had your eye on anything made by the legendary, super-premium Canadian climbing retailer, now is your chance. Nearly everything made by Arc'teryx is high-performing, with elegant, spare, minimalist lines (and has the price tag to reflect this) but our pick is the hurricane-proof, double-layered Beta SL Hybrid rain jacket. It packs up small, has a helmet-compatible hood, and high pockets so you can wear a waist belt with a pack. Discount is applied in the cart.

Shop All Arc'teryx Apparel Here.

Shop All Patagonia Apparel Here

  • Airblaster Ninja Suit for $77 (was $110). Now is a great time to stock up on snow gear. We loved this Ninja Suit, which can double as toasty pajamas in colder months.

  • 25 Percent Off Darn Tough socks. Darn Tough makes some of the burliest hiking socks around. Their merino wool blends have a tight weave and come in all sorts of fun colors and prints. This is a great time to stock up. Backcountry has a few styles of Smartwools that are worth checking out as well.

Roof Racks, Camp Chairs, and More

  • 20 Percent of All Thule and Yakima Roof Racks and Accessories. If you don't already own a roof box for your car, you probably need one. Never go on a road trip with a cooler in your lap ever again.

  • 25 Percent Off Nemo Stargaze Recliners.There are camp chairs, and then there are camp chairs. Nemo's recliners' swing, let you stretch out, have padded armrests, and cupholders. You can spend all night be the fire in one of these.

  • __20 Percent 50 Percent Off the Burley Solstice.__ All of Burley's rugged child- and pet-transportation devices are on sale, but we particularly loved this luxurious jogging stroller.

  • 25 Percent Off the MSR TrailShot. If you ever want to experience deep and worsening dread, try wandering into the woods and realizing that you don't have any potable water. This pocket-sized filter requires no set-up and meets EPA drinking water standards.

  • GoalZero Yeti 400 Lithium Portable Power Station for $480 (was $600). A compact, powerful solution for anyone who is experimenting with mobile home living or wants a power source for their emergency supply kit.

  • Brooks Cascadia 12 Trail Running Shoes for $90 (was $130). The Cascadia series was designed with input from famed ultrarunner Scott Jurek and are consistently one of the most popular shoes out on the trails. At this price, you might as well stock up.

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