Top Gear Picks at REI Help Trails
Shop at REI through the end of September and a percentage will go to supporting Washington's trails.
Looking to replace some gear as the season's drawing to a close? Still got some dividend you need to spend up before the next one comes in? Or how about just getting a jump on some holiday shopping? By shopping at REI online through the end of September, you'll be helping Washington's trails with a portion of your purchase, so we've gathered up a list of top trail-tested items that will be sure to please any hiker.
Hyperlight Stove packs a punch
Cut weight in your backpack without cutting performance with MSR's Micro Rocket Stove. This tiny, 2.6-oz. canister stove folds up small enough to fit in the smallest corner of your pack, but light it up and it'll have your noodle water boiling in no time flat. With no priming or pressurizing, just light it up with the included Piezo Igniter and you're set. When you're done, pack it up in its own storage case. A Washington Trails Editor's Pick! $60
Layer up for fall and winter
Cooler temps are coming (believe it or not), so to get the most out of our trails before the rains come back its time to start adding layers. The recently reviewed Patagonia Capilene 3 Zip-T Shirt offers ample warmth on those chilly days. Constructed of Polartec PowerDry, and treated with Gladiodor odor-control, the Zip-T will keep you dry and feeling fresh, even after those long days on trail. Available for both men and women. $59
Time for new treads
Did you put more miles on your boots than you did your car this season, and you see more duct tape than leather? It might be time for some new boots. Slip into a pair of the newly redesigned Vasque Breeze Boots and get back on the trail. You'll be thankful for the seam-sealed Gore-Tex lining as we enter the wet time of year again, and the DryTech footbeds that help keep your feet dry and fresh. Add to that a Vibram Contact sole and you're ready to tackle any terrain. Now on sale! $112
Get some good ZZZZs
Was it a long season of waking up with a sore back, on a mattress with enough patches to qualify as Swiss? Then treat yourself to a Therm-a-Rest NeoAir All-Season Pad. Selected as an Editor's Choice by both Washington Trails and Backpacker, this 2.5-inch thick, 4.9 R-value pad offers luxurious sleeping on the coldest of backcountry nights. And the rugged, 75-D construction doesn't add weight, keeping it light and compact enough to stash in the smallest of overnight packs. $139+
Home away from home
You've heard about it, you've seen it, you might even have one of your own already. It's a classic that just keeps getting better every year—the REI Half Dome Tent. With two doors, stash pockets, air vents, large vestibules and ample leg- and headroom, the Half Dome is a portable backcountry (or front country) comfort cabin, ready to go anywhere you are. DAC Featherlite poles and welded construction help keep the weight down, and the price makes this award-winning tent a no-brainer. $189