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REI’s Labor Day Sale is on! Score up to 40% off North Face, Patagonia and more

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Scoop up these epic deals while you can! (Photo: REI)

Believe it or not, for some people the end of summer marks the beginning of outdoor season. Goodbye, earth-melting temps, sunburn and mosquitoes; hello, foliage, forest trekking and snowboarding. This one's for those people: REI's epic Labor Day sale features killer markdowns on tons of camping gear, skiing essentials, hiking boots, clothing and more — up to 40% off! Whether you’re looking for a comfy tailgating chair, a tent for an upcoming camping trip or a pair of ultra-warm ski pants, there’s something on sale for every type of alfresco aficionado. Read on for a selection our fave Labor Day deals.

Best Labor Day outdoor gear deals

Whether you’re heading to a campsite for a weekend away or need somewhere to sit while you watch your kid's soccer game, a comfy portable chair is a must. This one can support up to 300 pounds and has a cup holder and side pocket to hold your essentials. Bonus: It’s super easy to pop open and stow away.

$42 at REI

“I love this chair because it is easy to transport and doesn’t take up a bunch of space,” wrote one metric-system maven. “It also has never pinched me while opening/closing it up. it has great compartments for phones and large tumblers and it holds up to 150 kgs! So anyone can use it. Oh, yeah, and it’s comfy and I don’t get hot sitting in it. I’m actually back for another one.”

  • NEMO Aurora 2P Tent with Footprint

    Save $75
  • Eureka Ignite 2-Burner Camp Stove

    Save $31
  • NEMO Disco 15 Sleeping Bag

    Save $160
  • Stanley Even-Heat Camp Pro Cookset

    Save $45
  • Rumpl Original Puffy Recycled Blanket

    Save $31
  • REI Co-op Cool Haul 24 Soft Cooler

    Save $39
  • CamelBak Zoid Snow Hydration Pack

    Save $23
  • Thule RoundTrip Ski Roller Bag

    Save $60
  • The North Face Wawona 6 Tent

    Save $150
  • Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XLite NXT Sleeping Pad

    Save $55
  • Co-op Cycles Generation e1.1 Electric Bike

    Save $600

Best men's deals

When we think "stylish protection from the elements," we think Patagonia. This anorak is made from recycled ripstop nylon that is durable, breathable and water-repellent. It features roomy pockets, a protective hood and an adjustable drawcord cinch at the hem.

$167 at REI

“This is a great outer layer when going out for a hike or other outdoor adventure," said one fan. "Waterproof and wind-resistant, it pairs well with other layers on a chilly day. It will be a nice lightweight rain jacket in the summer,” added another.

  • Oboz Bridger Mid Waterproof Hiking Boots

    Save $50
  • Outdoor Research Foray GORE-TEX Pants

    Save $45
  • Columbia Iceventure Bib Pants

    Save $35
  • Keen Targhee III Waterproof Mid Hiking Boots

    Save $41
  • Smith Squad ChromaPop Snow Goggles

    Save $30
  • Dynafit Radical Alpine Touring Ski Boots

    Save $240
  • Sealskinz Waterproof Extreme Cold Insulated Finger-Mittens with Fusion Control

    Save $39
  • Sunday Afternoons Alpine Quilted Trapper Hat

    Save $15

Best women's deals

If hiking is on your agenda, don't even think of hitting the trail without a durable, weather-resistant pair of pants. These boast UPF 50+ protection, multiple pockets and can convert from to capris, making them perfect for fall days when it’s chilly in the morning and balmy in the afternoon.

$52 at REI

“Bought these for fishing and hiking in Alaska. It rained for nearly four days straight. I wore these for two days and stayed completely dry and warm," said one happy reviewer. "I didn’t have to layer anything under them and their comfort was amazing.”

  • The North Face Heritage Patch Crew Sweatshirt

    Save $20
  • Patagonia Long-Sleeve Capilene Cool Daily Graphic Shirt

    Save $18
  • On Cloudflyer 4 Road-Running Shoes

    Save $51
  • Fjallraven Keb Padded Insulated Hoodie

    Save $50
  • La Sportiva TX Hike Mid Leather GTX Hiking Boots

    Save $50
  • REI Co-op Hyperaxis Fleece Pants

    Save $30
  • Artilect Boulder 125 Quarter-Zip Base Layer Top

    Save $39
  • Columbia Bird Mountain Insulated Jacket

    Save $53
  • Dakine Omni GORE-TEX Gloves

    Save $17

The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.