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Memorial Day is your last chance before summer vacation time to take advantage of great outdoorsy sales. We’ve got the best bargain from each store

Dakota Kim  – May 21, 2019

Stay Warm Around the Campfire

REI is having its huge Anniversary Sale, and the REI Co-Op Revelcloud II Jacket, built for the West’s chilly summer nights, is half-off. Better built—and dare we say, cuter—than the also-on-sale Co-op 650 Down Jacket, the Revelcloud II features hearty recycled insulation, a water-repellent, 100 percent recycled nylon shell, 50 mile-per-hour wind resistance, a cinchable hem, zipped pockets, a chinguard, and flexible seams. This women’s jacket packs up neatly into the left-hand pocket, so it’s perfect for camping and day hikes—and looking super-cute while you’re at it (we’re crushing on the fireglow color).

REI Co-Op Revelcloud II Jacket

Keep Your Cool While Mastering the Trail

Your serious high-top winter hikers get too hot in summer, so spring for the Moab line of men’s trail hikers during Merrell’s Annual Sale. The Moab 2 Ventilator and Moab GTX with GoreTex get high ratings for comfort, breathability and ease of break-in, but the GTX has a synthetic leather upper that’s lighter and built-in GoreTex to protect against water tromping. And in gray, black and brown, with bright red or orange accents, you’ve got style options for looking more country or more city.

Men's Moab 2 Ventilator

Men's Moab 2 GORE-TEX®

Get the Multi-Day Backpack You’ve Always Wanted

You’ve thought about a multi-day trek for years, but work, kids and well … life keeps getting in the way. If it’s finally time to go on that solo expedition, or you’re teaming up with buddies to finally do that college reunion outback trek, why not test out a high-tech pack that will definitely work for your trip, but won’t break the bank? The Osprey Aether AG 60L is on sale at Backcountry’s Memorial Day Sale. Featuring a sturdy LightWire frame, heat-moldable shoulder and waist belts, a removable DayLid daypack, a zippered sleeping bag compartment, an ice axe, a trekking pole, and a sleeve for your Camel, this pack gets raves from hardcore hikers because it distributes the weight on your hips, not your shoulders.

Osprey Aether AG 60L

Bring the Living Room Outdoors

Lowe’s Memorial Day Sale, like many others, has already kicked off, and some of the best deals are on patio furniture, including outdoor dining tables and cozy chairs to curl up and read in. We’re partial to this deeply-discounted six-piece complete patio set in a dignified dark gray. With water-repellent polyester cushions and an aluminum frame covered in synthetic wicker, this set is ready for al fresco parties, stormy summer nights, or just for your feet to repurpose that coffee table as an ottoman.

International Home Atlantic 6-Piece Patio Conversation Set

Build the Kids a Mini-Farm 

Wayfair has a host of trampolines and playsets on sale for Memorial Day Weekend backyard fun, but you’ve got a project in mind that can teach them responsibility too: a mini-farm. We love keeping chickens at Sunset, and your kids will, too, with the ease of one of these chicken coops. Start with just a couple chicks and a small coop like this one, the Auggie Deluxe, which can also be used for rabbits. Weather and rust-resistant, the enclosure is metal mesh with wood, and with the coop and the run combined, it measures over 10 feet wide so little chickadees can roam. 

Auggie Deluxe

Skip the Barbecue Line

Amazon’s Memorial Day Sale is determined to make a pitmaster out of you, with a selection of grills and culinary tools for sale. The sizzling hot picks? Two smokers, each of which wins for taste and cleanup, respectively. For ease of cleanup, pick the Cuisinart COS-244 Propane Smoker. For that smoky taste only real charcoals can impart, pick the Cuisinart COS-118 Charcoal Smoker. Both can smoke meat, veggies, and even cheese to your heart’s content this Memorial Day and all summer long. (We’re not against you adding your own Cuisinart wine mount, either.)

Host a Posey-Perfect Party

Anthropologie’s Memorial Day Sale is the perfect time to stock up on their famously pretty plates, and the Anais Dinner Plate is on sale. Grab a set of four to eight for your backyard soiree and garnish your meal with edible flowers.

Keep Guests Cushy

Williams Sonoma’s Outdoor Memorial Sale features insulated barbecue gloves for a steal, but it’s the new Aerin Lauder outdoor pillows that will claim the spotlight at every cookout you host. Many pillows are on sale for more than half-off and feature embroidered, intricate floral designs and a selection of colors from muted to poppy—but it’s the oh-so-summery blue ikat pattern that stole our hearts, especially with the considerable discount.

AERIN Printed Medallion Ikat Outdoor Pillow, Blue

Keep Garden Carpal Tunnel at Bay

You swore this summer you were going to keep your bones and joints healthy and garden arthritis at bay with some brand new power tools. Keep good on your promise with Home Depot’s Memorial Sale, where Ryobi garden power tools are on sale. The cordless hedge trimmer will have your privacy hedges trimmed in no time, so you can enjoy that porch beer faster.

24 in. 40-Volt Lithium-Ion Cordless Hedge Trimmer

Stay Afloat

Dick’s Sporting Goods Annual Memorial Sale has highly-rated Pelican kayaks on sale, along with lifejackets, standup paddleboards, fishing and sporting equipment, footwear, beach accessories and gear, and outdoor canopies and tents.

Pelican Trailblazer 100 NXT Kayak