Dec 14, 2011 at 7:48 am #1283027
@timalanLocale: Mid Atlantic
REI's current holiday special (through the 24th) gives you 30% off any one REI-branded item, including sale and clearance items and outlet items. They've also got free shipping going on right now on all items (through Dec. 31).
Obviously, there isn't too much that would appeal to this crowd, but there are a few things… the Merino Wool Hoodie is $42 plus tax, the Flash 30 backpack is $38, and a bunch of basics like synthetic shirts…
We really didn't need anything, but I got my wife a hoodie with thumb holes for $21, which will make her very happy — its been on her list for a long time. For some reason, she just really likes thumb holes in her shirts, and they are hard to find.
(edited to fix links)Dec 14, 2011 at 8:12 am #1811986
Tim, thanks man!!
I used to own a Flash 30 back in the day…and I really really liked that pack. I returned it after the stitching blew out, deciding to get a refund as opposed to an exchange. This was 2 years ago, and I've thought about picking up another one ever since. The coupon you posted totally sealed the deal for me. Also, there are cashback deals online for 4-5% cashback from REI. (I used fatwallet for 4% back)
Thanks again!Dec 14, 2011 at 9:02 am #1812007
@dianodaLocale: Chicago, IL
Thanks for pointing out the merino hoody, I find it pretty tempting considering the price and REI guarantee.
Anyone here own one? How is the quality of REI's merino? I suppose I can always order and return if it doesn't live up to expectations…
Edit: On second review, the hood seems not so great – REI should have gone with a longer zipper track so you could seal it against your neck. But from the photos it looks like the hood as is would vent valuable heat through the neck opening as there is no way to tighten the hood.Dec 14, 2011 at 9:15 am #1812021
I've seen the merino hoody in person, and yes, the hood itself is terrible. Very floppy and non-form fitting. Good to keep the sun off but bad to keep the warmth in.Dec 14, 2011 at 9:18 am #1812023
I just grabbed some adventure pants, cause why not at 35 bucks?Dec 14, 2011 at 10:43 am #1812085
@dbogeyLocale: East Coast
Just when I thought I was done purchasing gear for the year this shows up !! Some last minute items before I head out to park city utah for 5 days of skiing.Dec 14, 2011 at 10:44 am #1812086
@bestbuilderLocale: Pacific Northwest
Tim, thanks for the reminder-Dec 14, 2011 at 12:30 pm #1812159
I thought there was an REI branded 0.9 liter titanium pot, but I can't seem to find it on the website. Anyone know if they discontinued it?Dec 14, 2011 at 12:58 pm #1812177
looks like they no longer sell it. I've seen it fairly recently in-store, may be worth going if there's one near you.
picked up the flash 30 as well to replace my current 28L pack of the same weight.Dec 14, 2011 at 3:21 pm #1812240
@kylemeyerLocale: Portland, OR
The women's long is EN-rated to 1º for men, has 30 ounces of 750 fill down, and the 30% off stacks with the existing discount to make this bag $150 brand new with free shipping.
This is a great deal.Dec 14, 2011 at 5:58 pm #1812282
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@hikerduaneLocale: Extreme northern Sierra Nevada
Steven, I picked up a pot back in late July, they were marked down, in time for me to mate up a new Caldera Cone with it for my summer vacation. I signed up for Gear mail and got a nice discount on the pot.
DuaneDec 14, 2011 at 9:19 pm #1812339
Yikes Kyle! That is a SCREAMING deal. Bona fide 0º bag under 3 pounds. Available in 5'6" and 6'0" lengths.Dec 20, 2011 at 1:50 pm #1814367
@biointegraLocale: Puget Sound
A hip belt for <$4 to butcher for parts for that MYOG pack?Dec 20, 2011 at 5:03 pm #1814418
Hey Aaron, I actually picked up the men's Hipbelt with the same thing in mind. It's extremely thick on terms of padding. Almost uncomfortably so. Might still be worth it… You can always return it.Dec 20, 2011 at 5:17 pm #1814421
@bestbuilderLocale: Pacific Northwest
Thanks for the hipbelt lead. I got the men's and i'll see what I can do with it. Now if they only had shoulder straps!Dec 20, 2011 at 10:24 pm #1814522
I own one of these. At 18F, in high wind, and me in my boxers only, I had to unzip it! Very warm bag.
KevinDec 21, 2011 at 8:54 pm #1814846
@zippymoroccoLocale: MontanaDec 24, 2011 at 6:52 am #1815544
@pgasbyLocale: North Carolina
a picked up a lumen 25 after discount and a google offers coupon for $50 ($65 with the 15 for the 25 coupon). For a budget conscious newbie in the south that was a good snag I think. I originally got the coupon for a stove but rei appears to no longer have the gigapower online or in store…Dec 26, 2011 at 11:21 am #1815940
@jesserLocale: Reno, NV
With the mention of the hip belts for some MYOG projects, I saw these Osprey straps that could be a nice start on a project as well…
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