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REI 4th of July Sale: Save on Clothing, Hydro Flasks, Tents, and More

The REI 4th of July Sale is now underway.

From June 26 through July 6, save up to 50% on all things summer, including backpacks, camping furniture, clothing, kayaks, and trail running shoes. So, what are the standouts? The must-haves? The unmissable offers? Read on for our top picks, or hit the button below to shop the entire sale over at REI.

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Just keep in mind that while the REI 4th of July Sale will run through July 6, the best deals will sell out well before then. If you stumble upon something you like the look of, best add it to your cart and start punching in your long card number right away, or risk missing out on the deal of the summer.

REI Backpack Deals

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REI Camping Deals

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REI Coleman Deals

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REI Hydro Flask Deals

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REI Tent Deals

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Looking for something a bit different? Check out our collection of the best 4th of July sales over on our sister website Digital Trends. There, we’re rounding up all the best 4th of July deals and cataloging the latest sales from household names like Amazon and Best Buy as soon as they kick off.

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