A Hiker’s Guide to the Labor Day Sales 2020

As many of my US readers will be aware, the Labor Day sales are now in full swing. This represents a great opportunity to save on any wishlist backpacking gear you may have been thinking about during the pandemic.

Over the past week, I’ve been scanning the net for the best hiking and backpacking gear deals on offer. What follows is a collection of heavily discounted items from REI, Campsaver, and Moosejaw, along with other great offers from companies such as Gossamer Gear, Osprey, Suunto, and Six Moon Designs. Most of the sales run until Monday, September 7 (i.e. Labor Day). 

Yours truly wearing long-time favorites, Merrell Moabs, which are currently 20% off at REI | Nepal, 2008

Storewide Sales

  • REI.com – Save up to 40%, and take an additional 20% off any REI Outlet item with coupon code LABORDAY20. Ends 9/7.
  • Campsaver –  Save 20% off one full-priced item and 20% off any item in the OUTLET. Ends 9/7.
  • Moosejaw –  Up to 30% off Top Brands or get 20% off one full-price item with code FALL2020. Exclusions apply. Ends 9/7.

Brad “Shepherd” McCartney on the Pacific Crest Trail with his Osprey Exos 58. Osprey is offering 25% off its lightweight Exos and Eja backpacks until 9/7 (photo courtesy of Bike, Hike, Safari).

Footwear

All of the items listed below are featured in my recent article, Trail Runners Vs Hiking Boots: A 30 Year Perspective:

REI 

Moosejaw

Campsaver

Paul “Mags” Magnanti rocking the Salomon X Ultra 3 Low Aero in Utah’s La Sal Mountains (photo courtesy of pmags.com).

Shelters

For more shelter ideas see Tents for Thru-hiking:

Gossamer Gear

REI

Campsaver

Gossamer Gear The Two on the Alta Via 2 in Italy’s Dolomite mountains (photo courtesy of Steven “Twinkle” Shattuck).

Backpacks

Six Moon Designs

Osprey

Campsaver

Renee “SheRa” Kirkpatrick with her SMD Fusion 50 on the Continental Divide Trail (photo courtesy of sherahikes.com)

Clothing

REI

A wee bit younger, bespectacled, and sporting a Tilley Hat | Colca Canyon Trek, Peru (1996)

Moosejaw

Yours truly, an Icebreaker Zip-neck base layer, and a sizable wooden mallet I randomly found in one of the most remote areas of Mexico’s Copper Canyon region | Copper Canyon Traverse, 2013.

Other Products

REI

Moosejaw

Sea to Summit

Suunto (suunto.com)

  • Ambit3 Peak Watch – Reduced from $399 to an incredible $159 (Note: I bought one myself this week).
  • Other Suunto Watches – Major discounts on other Suunto watches including the Suunto 9, Suunto 5, and the Core family.

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6 Replies to “A Hiker’s Guide to the Labor Day Sales 2020”

    1. Hey Glen,

      I may not be the best person to ask as I don’t generally use camp shoes. That said, the lightest and cheapest option I’m aware of is plastic bags over dry socks inside your wet shoes.

      If I’m occasionally staying in huts, as I did during my autumn trip to the Alps last year, I’ll use a pair of hotel slippers that weigh about 2.2 oz.

      Cheers,

      Cam

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