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Upgrade Your Camping Experience With REI's Clearance Sale


If you don't mind the wilderness but would like to have a few creature comforts along while camping, it's time to check out REI's clearance section. It takes up to 84% off a selection of clothing, accessories, and gear. (Shipping adds $5.99, or get free shipping with orders of $50. In-store pickup may also be available.)

We've picked seven items that make camping a little more comfortable, without altering the experience too much.

7 Items to Upgrade Your Camping Experience

Keep the Fun Going

BioLite PowerLight Solar Kit for $96.93 (a low by $3)

In modern times, there's no reason to be beholden to the sun's whims. Stay up as late as you want with this lantern, which can burn all night and recharge during the day. You can also use the solar panel to power up your phone or tablet, if you like to stay connected.

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Classy and Cool

Looptworks Felt and Leather Drink Holder for $13.93 (a low by $11)

Keep your drink cold and your hands warm with this fancy little sleeve. You may not have a fridge nearby, but that doesn't mean you have to suffer through consuming a lukewarm beverage.

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Save Your Seat

REI Co-op Big Air Chair for $54.73 ($55 off)

There's nothing wrong with sitting on rocks and dirt, but a soft chair is way better. It even has a sleeve for books, so you can catch up on your reading while you comfortably enjoy the fresh air.

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Caffeine Kit

Looptworks Packable Coffee Kit for $24.93 ($34 off)

Save yourself (and your companions) from the irritability of caffeine withdrawal. This set includes everything you need to make coffee while camping, so you'll be equipped for a pleasant day of adventures.

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Sleep Softly

Exped AirMat Sleeping Pad for $85.73 (a low by $1)

Don't rely on just a sleeping bag to separate you from the hard ground at bedtime — bring along a lightweight mattress. At more than 6' long and over 2' wide, this spacious sleeping pad gives active sleepers a little room to move.

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Save Your Arms

Big Agnes Entertainment Center Loft for $24.73 (a low by $7)

This case protects your device from moisture and allows you to hang it in your tent rather than holding it in your hands like a peasant. Go ahead, power through every episode of Black Mirror.

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Portable Power

Celestron Elements Portable Charger for $24.93 (a low by $14)

A big solar panel and lantern are good for the campsite, but when you're out exploring, you need something a bit more compact. This awesome little gadget is a USB charger, flashlight, and hand warmer all in one, so you'll be prepared without toting a ton of bulky gear.

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Readers, what are your must-haves for camping? Is anything from REI's clearance section on your list? Let us know in the comments!

Associate Editor

Elizabeth Zimmerman is an Associate Editor at DealNews, and she specializes in tap dancing, wearing a lot of colors, making cakes, and sneaking Beatles references into deals. Goo goo g'joob.
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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