Hit the Trails With Discounted Hiking Gear from REI and more


The call of the great outdoors is never quite so poignant and pretty as in the fall, and we're answering it with our roundup of camping and outdoor deals. So pitch a tent, get out the s'mores fixins, and fire up the laptop or tablet (your woods does have WiFi, right?) to take advantage of the upcoming free admission to 401 National Parks and more.

  1. free admission to National ParksNational Public Lands Day
    Store: National Park Service
    Price: Free
    Expires: September 28

    Is It Worth It?: Mark your calendars! This Saturday is the National Park Service's celebration of public lands. All 401 national parks in the great U S of A will be free to visit! And while a majority of these parks offer free admission year-round, it's free access to these parks that make this such an occasion.

  2. Mad Rock Unisex Phoenix Rock Shoes
    Store: REI
    Price: $51.93 with free shipping
    Lowest By: $23

    Is It Worth It?: Plan on climbing up some rock walls? Then you should plan on owning a pair of these climbing shoes. They lace up to the toes and offer an exceptional, slip-resistant fit. What's more, they're flexible and supporting allowing you to climb and climb and climb! They're available in sizes 5 to 15.

    Not much of a rock climber, but still in the market for some discount hiking gear? Check out REI's camping and outdoor gear sale, where select items are marked up to 62% off; the banner says 30%, but we found even better bargains within! And although not as strong as our sale mention from three weeks ago (which saw up to 70% off camping and sports gear), it's still a strong sale and results in several price lows.

  3. Garmin Waterproof GPSGarmin GPSMAP 62S Waterproof Handheld GPS Navigator Bundle
    Store: REI-OUTLET
    Price: $293.93 with free shipping
    Lowest By: $109

    Is It Worth It?: We have programmed the coordinates $293.93 into our Garmin GPS and what do we locate? Savings to the tune of $109! This bundle, which includes a 24K TOPO U.S. Regional Mapping Download, a 1-Year Subscription to High-Resolution BirdsEye Satellite Imagery, a Soft Case, and a Carabiner Clip is great for any serious hiker. The GPS navigator features a 2.6" 160x240 LCD, 1.66GB memory, waterproof construction, up to 20 hours of battery life, 3-axis compass, microSD card slot, and USB connectivity.

  4. ASR Outdoor Trekking PolesASR Outdoor Lighted LED Expandable Trekking Pole 2-Pack
    Store: DealsOnlyWebStore via eBay
    Price: $24.99 with free shipping
    Lowest By: $4

    Is It Worth It?: Fortunately you don't have to trek very far for deals, on hiking poles! This pair is available in an assortment of colors (Silver, Red, Blue, Green, Purple, and Black) and each unit features a shock absorbing shaft, and LED flashlight in the handle. The poles also come with 4 AG13 batteries, and can improve stability and performance on any hike on almost any terrain.

  5. Mummy Sleeping BagEverest Mummy 0 to 5-Degree Sleeping Bag
    Store: Walmart
    Price: $17.14 with in-store pickup
    Lowest By: $20

    Is It Worth It?: You'll can rest comfortably at night bundled up in the savings of this warm sleeping bag. Features include double-layer polyester construction and a compression stuff sack, which are rated for temperatures between 0 and 5 degrees Fahrenheit. What's more, this deal offers the lowest total price we've ever seen for this sleeping bag.

DealNews Contributing Writer

Lou Carlozo is a DealNews contributing writer. He covers personal finance for Reuters Wealth. Prior to that he was the Managing Editor of WalletPop.com, and a veteran columnist at the Chicago Tribune.
DealNews may be compensated by companies mentioned in this article. Please note that, although prices sometimes fluctuate or expire unexpectedly, all products and deals mentioned in this feature were available at the lowest total price we could find at the time of publication (unless otherwise specified).
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Lindsay Sakraida (DealNews)
@Greg the Gruesome Correct, thanks!
Greg the Gruesome

This dealnews feature was posted 4 days and 4 hours ago, i.e., early in the morning EDT on Friday, September 27. Therefore, "This Saturday" must refer to Saturday, September 28. The shutdown was set to begin midnight EDT on the night of Monday, September 30.
The free national parks admission is probably only good if the government doesn't shut down