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25 Coziest Winter Deals During REI’s Holiday Warm Up Sale

With the REI Co-op Holiday Warm Up Sale happening 12/8-12/18, my team and I handpicked the best deals on some of our favorite items so you can snag them on sale and make your winter shopping easier. This is a great time to take care of some last-minute holiday gifts, too!

From long-lasting hiking, camping, backpacking, and snow gear to the comfiest, functional outdoor clothing for all seasons, this REI winter sale offers some of the best gear and apparel at great prices. In addition to the normal deals, you can save an additional 30% on already discounted REI Outlet items.

Note: If you haven’t yet joined the REI Co-op, here are 12 reasons why you should become an REI member.

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1) REI Magma 850 Hoodie – 30% off

The REI Magma 850 Hoodie is a warm yet lightweight down jacket that keeps you warm on even the coldest adventures. This 850-fill-power goose down jacket has a DWR finish so it repels water and dries faster than most down jackets. It also compacts easily, allowing the jacket to fold into its pocket for easy storage. It has a flattering fit and three exterior zippered pockets, making it a stylish yet practical option this winter.

2) REI Co-op Flash 22 Pack – 30% off

The REI Co-op Flash 22 Pack is a great budget-friendly daypack – especially at 30% off. It’s lightweight, simple, and functional with no unnecessary bells and whistles. Its packability makes it easy to throw in your suitcase or duffel on trips, and it’s the perfect size for day hikes as well. It comes in a variety of fun colors and a print version as well, plus it can double as a stuff sack when turned inside out!

3) REI Co-op Camp Dreamer Booties – 30% off

REI Co-op Camp Dreamer Booties

Like a puffy jacket for your feet, the REI Co-op Camp Dreamer Booties are cozy yet durable with soft synthetic material and grip for traction, keeping your feet warm and comfortable while camping.

I love wearing these booties while traveling in my camper van, and they would make a great gift for any van lifer. There is a pull loop at the ankle, and I recommend sizing up to make it easier to slide them on and off.

Bearfoot Theory founder Kristen Bor sitting on edge of Sprinter Van drinking coffee in Moab.
Enjoying morning tea in the van with my REI Co-op Camp Dreamer Booties

4) Lifestraw Peak Squeeze Water Filter System – 25% off

LifeStraw Peak Squeeze Water Filter System

This Lifestraw Squeeze Water Filter makes having safe drinking water anywhere easy by removing bacteria, parasites, and microplastics. It’s small and weighs less than 4oz, so it’s easy to bring along whether you’re traveling in your van or going on a day hike or trail run and want to carry as little as possible. As a bonus, the filter is removable and can also be used as a straw and screwed onto other standard water bottles.

5) REI Co-op Merino Half-Zip Top – 30% off

Quality base layers are a staple in any outdoor enthusiast’s wardrobe. The REI Co-op Merino Long-Sleeve Half-Zip Top is a soft, breathable, and affordable option for outdoor activities ranging from hiking to rock climbing.

It features UPF 30 sun protection and comes in various colors. The ultrafine merino wool dries quickly and is naturally odor-resistant, making it an excellent layer to pack on a multi-day excursion.

All REI Co-op base layers for adults are 30% off during the Holiday Warm Up Sale if you also want bottoms or a different base layer top.

6) Buff Polar Multifunctional Headwear – 25% off

Buff Polar Multifunctional Neckwear

This Polar Buff is the cold-weather version of the original Buff and is perfect for winter outings. It’s a great neck warmer to wear skiing and also an essential layer for winter hiking and snowshoeing. The cozy fleece layer will keep your neck or head warm depending on whether you wear it as a headband, helmet liner, or scarf. It’s made with recycled materials and comes in various fun colors and patterns.

7) Sea to Summit Telos Tent – 20% off

Sea to Summit Telos TR2 Tent

The Sea to Summit Telos TR2 Tent is a lightweight, spacious backpacking tent that can also transform into a communal shelter with your trekking poles. This 3-season, 2-person tent offers plenty of ventilation and weighs only 3 lbs 4.3 oz. The aluminum tent stakes feature a multi-notch design, allowing you to attach the tent close to the ground in even the most rugged terrain.

BFT contributor Linda loves the fast pitch system of the Telos, which allows you to set up a shelter just using the fly and footprint. The mesh ceiling provides extra ventilation and excellent views of the stars if you sleep without the rain fly.

All Sea to Summit tents and footprints are 20% off during REI’s Holiday Warm Up sale in case you prefer a 1-person or 3-person tent.

Man setting up Sea to Summit Tent at campsite in Utah
Setting up the Sea to Summit Telos TR2 Tent for camping in Utah

8) Buff Original Multifunctional Headwear – 25% off

Buff Original Multifunctional Headwear

I’m fully convinced that everyone should have a Buff, an essential piece of gear I always wear hiking. This is the original version of the Polar Buff mentioned above, and they’re useful for everything from shielding your neck and face from the wind and sun to using as a headband or helmet liner. BFT contributor Kaylin loves using hers for hikes and trail runs, and I carry three of them at all times when I’m traveling in my van.

The Original Multifunctional Buff is stretchy, lightweight, provides UV protection, and is made with recycled materials. It comes in a variety of colors and patterns as well.

9) REI Co-op Powderbound Insulated Jacket – 40% off

Get ready to hit the slopes in the REI Co-op Powderbound Insulated Jacket. This synthetic jacket offers a 2-layer nylon shell to keep you dry and warm on even the snowiest days. Coming in various designs and colors, this jacket has plenty of pockets, a two-way zipper, a helmet-friendly hood, vents, and lined sleeves. It’s a great budget friendly, waterproof snow jacket, especially at 40% off.

10) Adventure Medical Kits Mountain Series Hiker Kit – 25% off

Adventure Medical Kits Mountain Series Hiker Medical Kit

A high-quality, well-stocked first aid kit is something every outdoor adventurer should have stashed in their car and ready to go for hiking and camping trips. The Adventure Medical Kits Mountain Series Hiker Medical Kit weighs less than 8 ounces but is jam-packed with all the supplies you’ll need for a 2-person, 2-day adventure.

All Adventure Medical Kits are 25% off during REI’s Holiday Warm Up sale in case you want something specific like a watertight first aid kit or a first aid kit for your dog.

11) Sea to Summit Ether Light XT Insulated Air Sleeping Pad – 30% off

I tend to prioritize comfort and warmth over ultralight options for sleeping pads. With the Sea to Summit Ether Light XT Insulated Air Sleeping Pad, you get 3-season warmth and comfort at a low weight. Weighing only 1 lb 9.6 oz while offering extra insulation and 4 inches of thickness, this sleeping pad prevents heat loss to keep you toasty while sleeping outside. The pad inflates and deflates quickly with little effort thanks to the multifunction valve and Airstream Pump/stuff sack.

BFT contributor Courtney used this sleeping pad on multiple backpacking trips and raved about its comfort as a side sleeper. For this reason, this pad makes our list of the top sleeping pads for backpacking.

Woman blowing up the Ether sea to summit sleeping pad
BFT contributor Courtney blowing up her Sea to Summit Ether Light XT Insulated Air Sleeping Pad

12) REI Co-op Stormhenge Down Hybrid Jacket – 30% off

If you want an insulated, super warm, and waterproof snow jacket, the REI Co-op Stormhenge Jacket is a great pick. It’s a cozy, puffy down jacket in a waterproof yet breathable shell. It has pit zips to vent when it gets too hot and plenty of pockets in helpful places.

13) REI Co-op XeroDry GTX Pants – 40% off

REI Co-op XeroDry GTX Pants - Women's

When adventuring in wet conditions, it is crucial to have quality, waterproof pants. The REI Co-op XeroDry GTX Pants are windproof and waterproof with a lightweight and breathable shell, making them a good choice for winter hiking when layered over some warm baselayers. They feature zippered hand pockets that the pants can fold into, making them easy to pack down and bring along. The elastic waistband and ankle zippers make these pants comfortable and easy to layer on as well.

14) REI Co-op Wallace Lake Waffle Sweater – 40% off

REI Co-op Wallace Lake Waffle Sweater

The REI Wallace Lake Waffle Sweater is a cozy addition to any closet and makes a great gift, too. It has a relaxed fit that is super comfortable and easy to wear at get-togethers at home or out with friends. I loved this sweater when I was pregnant, and it was a staple during a trip I took to Europe. It’s made with organically grown cotton and comes in various colors and patterns in both men’s and women’s versions.

15) Sea to Summit Ember Ultralight 25F Down Quilt – 30% off

If you want an ultralight, warm quilt for backpacking, look no further than the Sea to Summit Ember Ultralight 25F Down Quilt. This versatile quilt snaps onto your sleeping pad and features a ‘shape-shifter’ drawcord to snug the quilt against your body on cold nights, as well as a sewn-in footbox to keep you extra cozy. BFT contributor Courtney has used this on a few backpacking trips and loves how warm yet lightweight it is.

Sleeping bag on top of sleeping pad in backpacking tent
A cozy tent set up with the Sea to Summit Ember Ultralight 25F Down Quilt

16) REI Co-op Wallace Lake Flannel Shirt – 40% off

The REI Co-op Wallace Lake Flannel is a long time favorite of ours for both men and women, and it’s on our gift list this year for outdoor enthusiasts. It comes in various colors and patterns, is made from organic cotton, and has buttons down the front so it can be easily layered depending on outside temps. Wear it as a standalone top on trips and around town or as a hiking or camping outer layer on crisp days.

Woman wearing REI Wallace Lake flannel in Joshua Tree
BFT contributor Linda wearing the REI Wallace Lake Flannel in Joshua Tree

17) Parks Project National Park Fungi Crew – 30% off

On those chilly days at home or around town, you can’t beat a cozy sweatshirt with a colorful nature graphic. The unisex Parks Project National Park Fungi Crew Sweatshirt is the perfect casual sweatshirt. This 80% cotton crewneck sweatshirt features a ribbed hem and cuffs, making it a casual yet stylish pullover.

All Parks Project clothing is 30% off during the REI Holiday Warm Up Sale if you see another Parks Project item that catches your eye.

18) Turtle Fur Comfort Shell Stria MaxClava – 25% off

The Turtle Fur Comfort Shell Stria MaxClava Balaclava offers full coverage for your neck, chin, cheeks, and nose on those exceptionally cold and windy days. This balaclava tucks into your jacket and can be worn underneath a helmet or hat and with goggles. The Comfort Shell Stria 4-way stretch fabric is comfortable, breathable, and lightweight as it wicks away sweat and offers UPF 50+ sun protection.

19) Platypus GravityWorks 4L Water Filter – 25% off

In just 2.5 minutes, the Platypus GravityWorks 4L Water Filter uses gravity to produce 4 liters of potable water without needing to pump. This lightweight water filter is a dependable way to maintain ample drinking water at your campsite while backpacking. I have used this as my backcountry water filter of choice for years without any problems, including on my 22 day John Muir Trail hike. I just leave the bag hanging at camp and let gravity do the work!

Photo of a man filtering his water using the Platypus GravityWorks water filtration system at a campsite.
My friend Brad filtering water on our Sequoia backpacking trip using the 2L version of the Platypus GravityWorks 4L Water Filter

20) REI Trailsmith Fleece Jacket – 40% off

The REI Trailsmith Fleece Jacket is a modern take on their authentic 1992 Polartec fleece jacket. This retro jacket is lightweight and warm with a classic, relaxed fit that flatters all sizes and body types. It features zippered hand and chest pockets along with a full zip and windflap, making it perfect for any outdoor activity. The jacket comes in multiple colors and stays true to its roots while featuring retro zipper pulls and labels.

21) Sea to Summit Alpha Cookset 2.1 – 30% off

Perfect for camping and backpacking trips, the Sea to Summit Alpha Cookset 2.1 is an aluminum, two-person cooking system. This lightweight, compact cookset is easy to transport and includes a 1.9L pot, strainer lid, two insulated mugs, and two bowls. Featuring stainless steel handles with silicone rubber grips, this cooking system is durable and safe to hold even when hot.

All Sea to Summit cook gear is 30% off during the REI Holiday Warm Up Sale if you are interested in any other pots or utensils for your outdoor cooking set.

22) OXO Outdoor Santoku Knife with Locking Sheath – 30% off

Every camp cook knows that a good chef’s knife is a camp cooking essential for preparing a good meal outdoors. The OXO Outdoor Santoku Knife is a Japanese-style chef’s knife that easily slices, dices, and minces. The stainless steel blade keeps food from sticking and won’t corrode, while the locking sheath retains the sharpness of the blade over time and makes it safer to store. The non-slip handle makes this knife easy to grip while prepping your favorite camp meal.

23) Landmark Project Find Me in the Forest T-Shirt – 30% off

If you want a comfortable and stylish adventure t-shirt to wear around town, look no further than The Landmark Project Find Me in the Forest T-Shirt. BFT contributor Kaylin and her husband love the soft feel of the breathable BCI cotton. The unisex fit is flattering on all heights and body types, making it a convenient gift option for any outdoor lover on your list.

Man wearing a hat sitting on a rock with mountains and a lake in the background
BFT contributor Kaylin’s husband, Tom, wearing The Landmark Project Find Me in the Forest T-Shirt

24) Nomadix Towel – 25% off

The Nomadix Towel is the ideal lightweight towel for keeping dry while traveling, backpacking, camping, or working out in the gym. This absorbent, quick-drying towel is durable yet folds down small.

I consider these towels a van life essential as they come in handy for drying dishes, and BFT contributor Kaylin loves bringing hers on backpacking trips to dry off after jumping in alpine lakes. This towel is super soft and comes in various patterns and colors, making it a great option for anyone on your shopping list.

25) Smartwool Classic All-Season Merino Short Sleeve Shirt – 30% off

Smartwool Classic All-Season Merino T-Shirt - Women's

A practical t-shirt for any time of year, the Smartwool Classic All-Season Merino Short Sleeve Shirt is a comfortable layer for any outdoor activity. The lightweight merino wool-blend jersey fabric is durable, flattering, and comes in various colors. The BFT team loves how the odor-resistant fabric of this shirt keeps you cool while hiking or traveling.

What’s on your wishlist this winter during REI’s Holiday Warm Up Sale? Share in the comments below!

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