“Little darling, it’s been a long, cold lonely winter
Little darling, it feels like years since it’s been here
Here comes the sun duh-du-du”.

Du-du-du indeed! The second winter passed under the spectre of the COVID pandemic was for me, a particularly dark, long and cold one and I was beginning to doubt that it would ever end! But as the days begin to grow longer and the nights just a little kinder there can be no doubting that Spring is on its way. This means, after months spent curled up indoors, it’s time to get outside again….!

The good people at REI are celebrating the advent of Spring and the official re-opening of the great outdoors with a bumper sale. Of course, fresh air and green hills are free for everybody but in order to get the most out of them, we all need a bit of decent outdoor gear.

In this post, we’re going to tell you about the 2022 REI coupon moment and how you can get the most out of it.


Nemo Disco 15 Sleeping Bag

  • RRP > $299 – $320
  • With Coupon > $239 – $256

Osprey Exos 58 Backpack

  • RRP > $220
  • With Coupon > $170

Leatherman Multi Tool

  • RRP > From $129.99
  • With Coupon > $104

REI Co-Op Shell Bivvy

  • RRP > $99.99
  • With Coupon > $79.99

The REI Member Coupon Moment – What Is It?

In a nutshell, the REI member coupon moment is a 20% Spring sale. We’ll elaborate. Between 18th – 28th March REI are having a members-only sale. By using the code pasted below, REI Members can save 20% on one single full price item from the REI store AND then an extra 20% on one REI Outlet item. Sounds pretty sweet to me!

REI 20% Coupon Code: MEMBER20

So, you simply take your pick from pretty much any single item on the REI store, and with the MEMBER20 coupon, you can get a massive 20% off the price.

For example, let’s say you decide that Spring is the time to treat yourself to an expensive tent priced at $500 – with the coupon you can now buy it for $400. Not bad ey!!

But there is more….you can also choose one another item from the REI Outlet and get 20% of that too! So if you’ve been putting off buying new gear for your trips, now is the time to get yourself ready for A spring and summer of adventures!

Devils and Details

Note that the coupon offers you 20% on one full-price item and one REI outlet item. It does not offer 20% of the entire shopping basket. Therefore if you are looking to buy multiple items from REI, then we recommend choosing wisely as to which item you want to save the 20% and making sure you apply the coupon to it.

There are some exclusions to the 20% member coupon such as sale items. A full list of terms and exclusions can be found below at the bottom of this post.

What Is REI Membership?

Mark Twain National Forest, Kansas City

As we indicated above, this sale is for REI members only. Therefore if you are not an REI member, then you are not invited to this exclusive sale.

The good news, however, is that REI membership is open to absolutely everybody, it takes just minutes to sign up for, and costs just $30 for life! So, if you have your covetous eyes on a fancy $500 tent, then the $100 you could save will pay your membership 3 times over.

However, exclusive member coupons aside, there are already plenty of reasons to join up to REI and become a fully-fledged member. In fact, there are so many compelling reasons to get REI membership that I even wrote an entire post about which you can see here.

In a nutshell, though, REI membership can offer you the following benefits;

10% in Store Discount

REI members enjoy 10% on in-store purchases. Note that the discount is not applied at check out but is returned to the member in the form of an annual dividend. Note that you probably won’t get the extra 10% off when using the 20% coupon though.

Trade in Used Gear

As an REI member, you can trade in your old (but still functioning) gear for REI coupons! In our book, getting paid to recycle is a total win/win and one of the reasons we love REI!

Access To The REI Forum

REI has its one forum where outdoor enthusiasts share tips, reviews and presumably, cat videos. As a member, you can get in on the action!

Discount Rentals

REI members can rent gear at a discount price. Nuff said.

I suspect that most of you already have a fair idea of what gear you need to buy next. If your hiking boots are worn out then you should replace them. If your tent blew away last fall then you’re gonna need a new one and if your backpack is not an Osprey, then it’s time to buy yourself an Osprey one!!

However, if you are not sure what you want to spend your glorious coupon on and need some outdoor gear porn to fuel your shopping lust, then check out these top trending items from REI.

Nemo Disco 15 Sleeping Bag

nemo disco 15
  • RRP – $299 – $320
  • With Coupon – $239 – $256

A good sleeping bag can really make or break an adventure. There is nothing worse than being out camping and being rudely awakened as the dawn chills set in, that’s really gonna ruin your day! The Nemo Disco 15 is a compact, light to carry and high-quality sleeping bag that should keep you warm throughout spring, summer and even into fall.

We tested this sleeping pack ourselves and you can find out just what we thought of it in our detailed Nemo Disco 15 review.

Osprey Exos 58 Backpack

Osprey Exos 58 Backpack
  • RRP $220
  • With Coupon $170

All great adventures begin with a great backpack. As Spring awakens it is time to pack your bag, whether you’re hitting the trails or you’re on the road again (Willie Nelson reference fully intended!) there is no better backpack to do that with than the Osprey Exos 58

For those of you who know this site, you know that we have tried, tested, loved and loathed way too many backpacks to even count and Osprey makes some of our absolute favourites.

The Exos is a 58-litre hiking and backpacking pack that is perfect for multi-day hiking trips, medium-term backpacking trips or even road trips. it has a removable lid that helps to reduce weight, plenty of compression straps, a hip belt, a mesh bag to help stay ventilated and like all Osprey Products it comes with the All Mighty Guarantee.

REI Co-op Hyperaxis Fleece Jacket

REI Coop Hyperaxis Fleece Jacket
  • RRP $129
  • With Coupon $103

As the days begin to lengthen and the nights warm up, you might think that it’s the wrong time of year to be buying a fleece jacket. But, do remember that there are still some months until summer and it can still get seriously cold when out in the woods or in the mountains, especially when the sun drops below the horizon!

We find that packing a fleece is also a wise idea for summer nights out camping as it can still get pretty chilly. It’s the perfect lightweight jacket to chuck on when you’re sitting around the campfire or when you’re feeling the breeze on the top of a mountain after a sweaty hike!  

As far as Fleeces go this one is a great option. It offers 4 ways stretch and breathability and it also wicks away moisture and dries quickly. It comes in both men’s and women’s versions, what’s not to love!

Katadyn Steripen Ultra UV Water Purifier

Katadyn Steripen Ultra UV Water Purifier
  • RRP $129.95
  • With Coupon $103.96

Human beings are made of up to 60% water and the average person needs to drink at least 3 gallons per day to survive. Water is indeed a BIG deal and so it is remarkable that our species ever got quite as far as it did considering how unsafe so many of our water sources are.

Whether you love hitting the backcountry or are simply headed on a trip to India, finding clean water can sometimes be challenging – and dangerous. That’s where a good filtered water bottle can be literally lifesaving!

With a Steripen though, pretty much any water you can find can be made safe quickly and easily. It works by inserting it into a glass of water, turning it on and then the UV concentration kills all harmful bacteria making the water safe to drink. Pretty epic and great for the environment too as it saves buying plastic bottles!

They’re USB chargeable and the battery life is good to go for a few days of sensible use. I first came across these in 2015 and have travelled with one ever since.

Salomon Quest 4 Gore Tex Hiking Boots

Salomon Quest 4D 3 GTX
  • RRP $230
  • With Coupon $184

If you are looking for some new boots, then these from Salomon will serve you faithfully whilst you’re stomping through the wilds. They’re hard enough to get you through pretty much any type of terrain, they offer great excellent ankle support, and the eyelets and laces have a very clever design.

Overall these are good, solid and dependable hiking boots from a brand that truly leads the market in this field. I’ve used various different walking boots, shoes and trail runners and I’ve always been super impressed by the quality and comfort offered by Salomon.

Leatherman Multi Tool

Leatherman Free P4
  • RRP From $129.99
  • With Coupon $104

A leatherman multi-tool is a great investment and an integral piece of outdoor gear. Leatherman offers an entire Multitool range of pocket-sized, multi-functional devices that include knife blades, screwdrivers, bottle openers and more.

They are kind of like a Swiss Army knife with tonnes of awesome extras. Any self-respecting travellers or outdoor heads should travel with one as they come in really handy in so many different situations!

Which particular multi-tool you decide to go for depends on both your needs and budget. The Bond multi-tool is great value with an RRP of $49.99 but I am personally using a Wave Plus which has an RRP of $120.

REI Co-Op Shell Bivvy

REI Coop Shell Bivvy
  • RRP From $99.99
  • With Coupon $79.99

Bivvy bags are the ultimate in hobo-solo camping chic! You simply find a convenient tree and hang up your bed for the night! It’s simple, minimalist travel at its best and most simple!

This Shell Bivvy from REI brings some high-tech features and decent durability into everyone’s price range and it’s warm through those chilly spring and fall mornings. You won’t find many bivvies with these sort of quality comfort features, but this sack adds just enough space to keep your clothes, and possibly your bag, dry at your feet. 

Final Thoughts

backpacking stockholm
Getting out into some nature on the islands…

So there we have it. Between 18th – 28th March REI are throwing a mega members-only sale in which you can bag a nifty 20% discount on the item of your fantasies. Whether you want a rain jacket, a new baseball cap or a purifier-cum-water bottle, I guarantee you will find it in the REI store.

Just remember to sign up and get your REI membership sorted before you buy, otherwise the coupon will not work.  It only takes a few minutes and you can sign up by hitting the button below.

Have a blooming epic Spring!!

REI 20% Coupon – Terms and Conditions

Valid: 3/18/2022 12:01am— 3/28/2022 11:59pm Pacific Time

Ts & Cs: Applies to one full-price AND one REI Outlet item. Members only. Not valid on Sale or Clearance items (prices ending in $.83, $.93, or $._9), or on Outlet Deal of the Day products. Not valid on car racks & accessories, roof boxes, bikes, bike simulators, snowshoes, skis, ski boots or bindings; snowboards, snowboard boots or bindings; kayaks, canoes, paddle boards, rafts; strollers, items with GPS, cameras & accessories, fitness trackers, personal locator beacons, avalanche transceiver & airbag products, select brands; prior purchases, special orders, gift cards, memberships, shop services, rentals, passes, tickets, used gear; REI adventure travel, classes or day trips. Offer may not be combined with any other discount or offer. Discounted merchandise is not eligible for the REI member dividend. One coupon per customer. See REI.com/coupon for full terms & conditions

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