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REI Holiday Warm Up Sale & Clearance 2023: Get Your Last-Minute Outdoor Gifts

It’s crunch time! The REI Holiday Warm Up Sale & Clearance 2023 is one of your last chances to score fantastic deals on outdoor gifts. Here are ten gift ideas, ranging from stocking stuffers to a little splurging for those with mountaineering ambitions. 

Hopefully, there’s something for everyone inside; if not, you can shop the sale independently

Guide to the REI Holiday Warm Up Sale 2023

How Long Does This Sale Last? 

The REI Holiday Warm Up Sale & Clearance runs from December 8 to December 18. Your gear will arrive by December 25 when you purchase during the sale.  

Which Brands are Discounted? 

There are A LOT of brands offering discounts. Not every item from every brand is discounted, but many are. 

  • 30% or more: REI, Smartwool, North Face, Sea to Summit Cook gear and Sleeping bags, Parks Project, specific Big Agnes tents and sleeping bags 
  • 25% off: RUMPL blankets, Merrell, Balega socks, Platypus, Lifestraw 
  • 20% off: Sea to Summit Tents

Clearance Items 50% off or better!

If you want to score the biggest deals, check out the REI Clearance. They offer incredible discounts on hiking, camping, and adventure gear. It’s where I shop.

  • CLEARANCE: Up to 50% Off Clearance Clothing
  • CLEARANCE: Up to 50% Off Clearance Cold Weather Gear & Clothing
  • CLEARANCE: Up to 50% Off Clearance Footwear

Members, 12/5 – 12/14, when you purchase an REI gift card of $120 and more, we’ll email you a digital bonus card worth 15% of your gift card purchase. 

  • Bonus card valid 12/27/23 – 1/5/24.
  • Get a Gift Card here
  • More details: Offer valid on a purchase of a single gift card valued at $120 or more (pre-tax amount). See full gift card Terms and Conditions at

Holiday Shipping With REI

REI Co-op Members enjoy free U.S. standard shipping—no minimum order required. Exclusions apply. All other customers get free U.S. standard shipping on orders of $50 or more.

If you want your gear by December 25, you MUST order it by December 19th at 9am PT. If you pick up in-store, this will vary. 

The Top Gear During the Sale

1. 30% Off REI Co-op Magma 850 Down Hoodies (Men and Women)

Why it’s a great gift: Most down jackets at this warmth level cost over $300. Thanks to the sale, these from REI are $175. It’s a no-brainer to me!

a hiker stands in front of a waterfall wearing a red jacket.
Photo Credit: Alec Sills-Trausch

2. 30% Off REI Co-op Merino 185 Base Layer Bottoms

Why it’s a great gift: I’m personally a HUGE fan of wool leggings. Now, these aren’t skin-tight leggings for yoga, but they are looser. I use mine to sleep in for backpacking or under my snowboarding pants to keep my legs warm. 

3. 20% off Flylow Maine Line Gloves

Why it’s a great gift: Mission, keep the hands warm. With these Flylow gloves, you know everyone’s digits will be cozy as they cruise down the slopes!

4. 25% off Balega Socks

Why it’s a great gift: These socks are the absolute best. I’m unsure how many years ago I was gifted these; they’re incredibly comfortable. I highly, highly recommend it!

5. 30% off Parks Projects Kids Sweaters

Why it’s a great gift: Give your kids the gift of the national parks. They will love these cute and comfy sweaters or jackets. 

two hikers - one male one female - walk on a bridge
Photo Credit: Alec Sills-Trausch

6. 25% off Merrell Thermo Chill Mid Waterproof Boots

Why it’s a great gift: Don’t let the cold and wet weather stop your winter adventures! Keep them going, and keep your feet dry all at the same time!

Looking for more holiday gift gear ideas?
Ultimate Gear Guide for Adventurers
16 Gifts for Hikers Under $50
Top Hiking Gadgets
Top Winter Hiking Boots
Gifts for Men that he’ll actually use

7. 25% off Amphipod Xinglet Optic Beam Lite Flashing Reflective Vest

Why it’s a great gift: Even though the days are short, you shouldn’t have to skip running. This colorful vest will allow drivers to see you, making it much safer to run at night. 

8. 30% off Sea to Summit Alpha Light Spork – Long

Why it’s a great gift: I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been backpacking, and my fingers get food on them while I scrape the bottom of my dehydrated meal. With this long spork, you’ll keep your fingers clean and reach all corners. 

It’s a perfect stock stuffer gift, too!

two hikers walk on the trail in front of a big mountain
Photo Credit: Alec Sills-Trausch

9. 25% off LifeStraw Peak Gravity Water Filter System – 3 Liters

Why it’s a great gift: My favorite way to filter water is with a gravity filter system like this. It makes camping and backpacking easy, and while the rest of your group is pushing on a pump, you can relax in your hammock. 

10. 30% off Sea to Summit Sleeping Bags

This is the priciest item on this list. But if you’re looking to get into winter tent camping, having a very warm sleeping bag will make your life so much easier. (Aim for one 15-degree and lower. For other camping, go with how cold you think you’d be camping in.)

Now, odds are you won’t be gifting someone a $250-$400 sleeping bag. But if you want to treat yourself, get one of their Ultralight ones!

Final Thoughts on the REI Holiday Warm Up Sale & Clearance 2023

Get your final holiday shopping with these great deals from the REI Holiday Warm Up Sale & Clearance 2023. As with all sales, these are only a few of the fantastic deals you’ll find at REI. 

Happy Holidays to you and your family!

Author: Alec Sills-Trausch

Title: Founder of Explore with Alec

Expertise: Hiking, Backpacking, Photography, and Road Trips


Alec Sills-Trausch is a hiker, backpacker, landscape photographer, and syndicated travel writer. He enjoys showing off the beauty of the world through his photos, videos, and written work on Alec is also a 2x cancer survivor and bone marrow transplant recipient, showing the world that there is a future from this terrible disease.

He lives in Washington, where he gets to enjoy the stunning PNW mountains in addition to all the other places he attempts to visit each year! You can see more work on IG at @AlecOutside