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REI is sneakily stocked with unreal outdoor deals for under $50

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Your first outdoor destination is right there on your laptop, ready to help you get packed, dressed and parked in style and under budget. (REI)

It's a universal truth that the best part about summer is an exciting family adventure (well, that and ice cream every day!). Whether that means a multi-day road trip, roughing it in the woods, or just hanging out on the beach — basically having fun anywhere but inside the house — now's the time to stock up on your outdoor wardrobe and gear. Fortunately, a little retailer called REI exists — have you heard of it? Of course, you have.

Quick overview
  • Icebreaker Multisport Light Micro Socks

    Save $3
  • ALPS Mountaineering Weekender Getaway Chair

    Save $18
  • Free Country Cloud Lite Shorts

    Save $12
  • Patagonia Fieldsmith Linked Pack

    Save $45
  • Smartwool Intraknit Strappy Bra

    Save $16
  • ALPS Mountaineering Torrent Dry Bag Multi-Pack

    Save $15
  • Chaos Krystal Hat

    Save $8
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Ah, but have you heard about the REI Outlet? It's sorta secret sub-site chock full of unreal deals for under $50. Considering the price of high-quality outdoor necessities, you can't afford not to check it out. You can save up to 90% on major brands like Patagonia, The North Face and ALPS Mountaineering. Nearly 1,300 items are hiding out in this special section — and they tend to sell out quickly! So don't wait too long — kick-start your summer with these, the best REI deals under $50.

You can never have too many socks, especially high-quality pairs like this one. The no-show style is moisture-wicking and has light cushioning, making it perfect for outdoor adventures like running, biking, hiking and more. 

$15 at REI

Trust us: Once you're set up in the woods or on the sand dunes, this breathable, feather-light chair is going to be your best friend. It weighs only seven pounds and comes with a backpack(!) in case you feel like setting off on a wee hike. Back home, you can pop it out on grass, concrete or any other less-than-ideal seating surfaces.

$42 at REI

Whether you're planning a mile-high mountain-climb or are just running out to grab your morning Starbucks, these breathable, casual shorts are a warm-weather essential. 

$33 at REI

This backpack's main compartment buckles (not zips!) at the top for super easy access, and its 25-liter capacity includes an internal sleeve that will fit your laptop and doubles as a hydration reservoir. 

$44 at REI

Even though it's engineered to feel like a second skin, this high-tech sports bra is so, so supportive, thanks to the ribbed bottom band, racerback straps and contoured cut. Feel free to remove the pads to find your perfect fit. 

$49 at REI

Lightweight, but mighty, these dry bags are made of durable, waterproof polyester PVC material so you can trust that your belongings will stay safe in the soggiest conditions. Another nice perk? They're flat-bottomed, allowing them to stand up straight and making them easier to fill. Take them canoeing, kayaking or on family forays to the local waterpark. 

$25 at REI

A collapsable straw hat is a summer staple for a couple of reasons. Not only will it keep you protected from damaging UV rays (this one has a UPF rating of 50), but it's great for topping off every outfit. Snag this chic chapeau in four colors, including a woodsy green and crisp, clean white. 

$24 at REI