I don’t know about you, but I am counting down the days until clocks go forward and Spring time finally begins. It’s been a long winter and I’m itching to dust down my bike, to get the tent out of storage, and to finally get to break in those hiking boots I got for christmas.

Yes, Spring is very nearly upon us which means it is time to get outside again! Whether you are into cycling, hiking, kayaking or simply enjoy a spot of backpacking, Spring and Summer are the classic times to do it.

To celebrate the advent of spring and our return to the great outdoors, REI are hosting a very special, members only sale. In this post we are going to tell you all about the REI member coupon moment 2023. We will look at how the sale works, the dates the sale is running and some of the best items that have up to 50% slashed off their RRP!

What Is The REI Member Coupon Moment?

Let’s take a look at what exactly the REI member coupon moment is, and how it works.

Basically, REI Co-op Members can save 20% on one full-price item, and an extra 20% on one REI Outlet item purchased between March 17 – 27. In order to take advantage of this offer, all REI members need to do is sign in to their accounts, choose any eligible item they want and then enter the coupon code “MEMBER23” at the checkout.

Again, REI members can choose (almost) any one full item they want from the regular store, and then any one item from the outlet and get 20% off on both. That means there is no need to make do with items listed in the sale and instead, now is the time to finally bag yourself that high value item you have been coveting but reluctant to buy up until this point.

While most items are included in the REI member coupon moment, there are some exclusions and to find out what these are go and visit REI.com/coupon for details of these as well as a full run down of the terms and conditions.

At this point, we absolutely must reiterate that this REI sale is only open to REI members. If you are not yet an REI member, then you will not be able to take advantage of these epic savings. However, the good news is that REI membership is very quick and easy to obtain as we will now show you in the very next section…

REI Membership

REI is not just a brand, it is a family that YOU are all invited to join by taking out REI membership. Yes you too can become a lifelong member of the REI Co Op simply by buying yourself a $30 membership card.

As well as supporting REI and the good work they do, the card also entitles you to savings on all purchases, access to the REI gear rental service, access to the bike shops and access to REI member forums. REI membership also offers the benefit of free U.S Standard shipping with no minimum spend. Crucially, REI membership also entitles you to take part in the REI member coupon moment – look at it lie this, if you use the member moment to buy yourself an Arc’teryx jacket for $500 then you save that $30 fee 4 times over.

Furthermore, did you know that the REI organisation is operated as a workers cooperative? This means that it is owned and run by its members (both customers and workers alike). The company’s profits are either directly reinvested or else they are channelled into some excellent non-profit initiatives that help to protect and preserve the Great American outdoors.

Still not sure? Well you can find out more about the benefits of REI membership here, or simply hit the button below to sign up now.

Top Picks From The REI Member Coupon Moment 2023

As we said above, the beauty of the REI member coupon moment is that pretty much every single item on sale at REI is included. That means that members can claim their 20% saving on almost any item they can find on the REI website including high value Arcteryx jackets, kayaks, brand new bicycles, and winter weather tents.

So, take our advice and get over to REI between March 17 – 27 2023 in order to treat yourself to that high value piece of outdoor travel and outdoor gear with 20% off.

However, that is not all!

As well as the Member Coupon Moment, REI are also having a bit of a Spring Sale too which includes the following items;

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    All Wonderland Brand Tents, Footprints and Accessories

    Spring is an excellent time to dust down the poles and canvas, pitch your tent and get some camping in. While spring nights can still be cool, spring night skies are some of the clearest.

    The REI Co-Op Wonderland range are not exactly conventional tents but rather, specialised comping products. The wonderland range includes car camping tents as well as 4 and 6 person base camp tents that are ideal for mountaineers but also useful for family camping trips and festivals.

    To celebrate the REI member coupon moment, REI are offering REI Co-op Members 50% off all Wonderland tents, footprints and accessories. In the case of the Wonderland X, that means a truly whopping saving of $624.50.

    All Artilect Clothing

    The Colorado based outdoor apparel brand Artilect specialise in making high end performance wear. Their range includes base, mid and outer layers and straddles snow wear, mountain gear as well as “lifestyle”, day to day clobber.

    Artilect makes some of the warmest and most enduring winter weather jackets that we have tried and the high quality, and all American manufacturing is reflected in the hefty price tags. Therefore REI members should strongly consider taking full advantage of the 30% discount and bag themselves a new addition or two to their wardrobe.

    The Divide Fusion Stretch Down Hoodie is one of the best down jackets that we have come across.

    REI Co-op Half Dome SL 2+ Tent with Footprint

    REI Co-op Half Dome SL 2+ Tent with Footprint

    We have previously rhapsodised about how the REI Co-Op Half Dome may just be the single best budget backpacking tent on the market and now, REI members can bag it at half of the usual price thanks to a bonanza 50% price reduction during the member coupon moment period.

    The Half Dome SL is a 3-season, 2 person tent that offers livable floor space, a user-friendly freestanding construction, system and 2 door access. It packs down to a very manageable weight of 4 ibs 15. Oz utilises sturdy but light aluminium poles.

    In case you need more details, then check out the aforementioned full REI Co-Op Half Dome review. Or, you can click on the button below and check it out on the REI store for the full spec.

    All REI Co-Op Childrens Cycles

    We appreciate that many of you probably already treated your kids to new bikes at Christmas and as such, they should be good for at least another year (unless your Young Un’s happen to grow alarmingly fast!). However in case you didn’t, then this is the absolute perfect time to get your kids a new set of wheels as REI are offering members 30% of REI Co-Op childrens cycles.

    Tragically, fewer children are riding bikes than ever before as video games and social media vie for their attention. However, exercise and time outdoors is absolutely crucial for a child’s development and can help to stave off obesity and anxiety. Finally, there are few better ways to facilitate parental/child bonding then by going out for a ride.

    There are 9 different bikes in the REI Co-op kids range suiting all ages and riding styles. Also note that REI members get access to REI’s cycle repair and maintenance workshops.

    The best present of all… is CONVENIENCE!

    Now, you could spend a fat chunk of $$$ on the WRONG present for someone. Wrong size hiking boots, wrong fit backpack, wrong shape sleeping bag… As any adventurer will tell you, gear is a personal choice.

    So give the adventurer in your life the gift of convenience: buy them an REI Co-op gift card! REI is The Broke Backpacker’s retailer of choice for ALL things outdoors, and an REI gift card is the perfect present you can buy from them. And then you won’t have to keep the receipt. 😉

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    REI Co-op Arete ASL 2 Tent

    REI Co-op Arete ASL 2 Tent

    Ok, so you already know we’re massive fans of the Half Dome tent, we’ve probably spent more time writing about this single item of gear than any other. But without feeling like dirty cheats, we’re also pretty taken with a number of other REI tents, especially the Arete ASL 2. 

    Where this tent stands above the others is that it offers 4 seasons of usability and protection. The tent is also super adaptable and it’s configuration can be easily switched for each season from having multilayers of protection to stripping back to a durable mesh only structure. If you’re looking for one of the best value and versatile tents on the market, then luckily REI Co-op Members Get 50% off. 

    The Arete ASL 2 also comes in a different layout when it comes to getting in and out of the tent. The more traditional front entrance allows for a sloped vestibule opening area which helps keep the rain where it belongs… outside the tent! This set up is also easier for getting in and out and offers different options for when it comes to vestibule storage. 

    REI Co-op Zephyr 25 Recycled Sleeping Bag

    REI Co-op Zephyr 25 Recycled Sleeping Bag

    If you’re looking for the perfect 3 season sleeping bag that will keep you comfortable in a variety of different camping and travelling adventures, this might just be it. The recycled materials cover the trifecta of being lightweight, durable and also environmentally friendly. What’s not to love!?

    Well, on top of the fact that REI Co-op Members Get 50% off, this bag offers superb value for money given its high quality and versatile applications. For backpackers and hikers the impressive level of compression, packing down to 7.75 x 16.5 inches, is a game changer in terms of portability.

    Design wise the Shingle construction prevents cold spots from forming inside the bag and the mummy shape ensures thermal efficiency. The REI Co-op Zephyr 25 has a cozy yet roomy feel to it with its massive hood that easily accommodates a small pillow and fits tightly to keep out drafts. The special designed toe box both allows wiggle room whilst the baffle holds extra insulation to keep those tootsies warm throughout the night.

    REI Co-op Camp Dreamer Double Sleep System

    REI Co-op Camp Dreamer Double Sleep System

    This REI Co-op Camp Dreamer Double Sleep System is the perfect solution for couples wanting to cuddle up whilst camping. Rather than awkwardly sliding around on your blow up mattress all night, this double sleeping bag keeps things warm, cozy and comfortable. One of the real stand out features is the ability to zip it around your camp mattress due to its deep and squared off design and its specifically optimised for the REI Co-op Camp Dreamer Double.

    Completing the homely feel, the sleeping bag comes with a top quilt, cotton topsheet and fitted bottom sheet to make it feel much more like a standard bed than a camp set up. Other notable features include the removable hood that keeps pillows in place, traps in extra heat and adds extra coziness!

    With REI Co-op Members getting a massive 50% off, there’s no reason not to grab a bargain for your next trip. The double dreamer sleeping bag isn’t just for those chilly evenings either, the bottom cinched section that wraps around your mattress can be left open on warmer nights and used as a blanket instead. 

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      Final Thoughts On The REI Member Coupon Moment

      There we have it. The REI Member Coupon Moment begins on March 17th and ends on March 27th. That means there is a 10 day window to bag yourself a whopping 20% of almost any full price piece of travel or outdoor gear that you can find at REI.

      Remember, REI membership can be obtained very quickly, easily and cheaply. A one-time membership fee of $30 not only entitles you to take advantage of the coupon moment but offers a host of other benefits.

      Finally, as well as the 20% member coupon, REI are also slashing 50% of other items such as the ones we featured. So, get yourself over to REI and get your travel and outdoor stash renewed this Spring.


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