As you brush off the cobwebs your travel gear has accumulated over the past few years, you may discover broken wheels on your luggage, busted zippers on your sleeping bag, or worn-out treads on your hiking boots. Thankfully, Memorial Day Weekend is the perfect time to start fresh before heading out on your summer trips. There are hundreds of holiday weekend sales on everything from camping gear to suitcases and footwear. Some of our go-to brands are marking their best gear with savings up to 75 percent. Take a look at our picks—listed alphabetically by brand—below:
1. Backcountry: Up to 50 percent off gear and apparel
During Backcountry’s Memorial Day Sale, which runs through May 30, save up to 50 percent off outdoor gear, apparel, and footwear from brands like Arc’teryx, Stoic, La Sportiva, and more. No promo code required.
2. BioLite: Up to 25 percent off sitewide
Save up to 25 percent on BioLite camp stoves, headlamps, and more during this sale that runs from May 20 through May 30. That means you can save nearly $40 on the BioLite CampStove 2+, which is on AFAR’s list of car camping essentials. The lightweight camp stove converts the exhaust from a wood fire into electricity so you can recharge your phone while you boil water for your coffee in the morning. No promo code required.
3. Calpak: Up to 40 percent off luggage sitewide
Save up to 40 percent off luggage during this family-owned company’s Memorial Day sale, which runs from May 26 through June 1. No promo code required.
4. Eddie Bauer: 50 percent off most items
During Eddie Bauer’s Memorial Day Sale, you can save 50 percent off apparel for men, women, and kids, as well as outdoor gear and travel bags. No promo code required. Additionally, you can take an extra 50 percent off clearance items with the promo code “KAYAK50”; all orders $75 and over qualify for free shipping.
5. Everlane: Up to 50 percent off select styles
From May 26–30, you can save big on Everlane’s denim, swimwear, footwear, and more for men and women. The discounts start at 25 percent off and go up to 50 percent off on select items. No promo code necessary.
6. Forsake: 25 percent off sitewide
Forsake makes some of AFAR’s favorite hiking boots for both men and women. Now through May 30, you can take 25 percent off all of its stylish yet durable sneaker boots with the code “MEMD2”. We love the Patch by Forsake, a waterproof style with strong support and treads that looks just as good on the trail as it does at the brewery you visit posthike. Right now it’s marked down to $120 from $160.
7. Girlfriend Collective: Up to 25 percent off sitewide
From May 26–30, Girlfriend Collective is marking down its sustainably made activewear and swimwear with sizes ranging from XXS-6XL. No promo code necessary. Take 15 percent off with purchases of $125+; 20 percent off purchases of $200+; and 25 percent off purchases of $250+.
8. Jack Wolfskin: 25 percent off sitewide
The sustainable German outerwear and apparel brand is having a Memorial Day sale from May 26 to May 30. Use the code “LONGWEEKEND25” at checkout to take 25 percent off everything on the site. Keep yourself dry during summer hikes with the Go Hike Softshell Jacket, which is windproof, water repellent, stretchy, and very breathable. Available in men’s and women’s sizes, it’s marked down to $90 from $120 during the sale.
9. Keen Footwear: 20 percent off select styles
If you’re in the market for new water shoes or hiking boots, Keen is one of the best brands for sturdy yet wear-everywhere styles. Keen’s Memorial Day sale runs through May 31 and includes discounts on select footwear for men, women, and kids. No promo code required.
10. Oru Kayak: 15 percent off sitewide
From now through June 2, use the code “MEMORIALDAY” to save 15 percent off on these AFAR Approved foldable kayaks and accessories. That means the Inlet—Oru’s 20-pound single person kayak—is now $764, marked down from $899.
11. Osprey: Up to 40 percent off select items
In need of a new daypack or backpacking gear? From May 20–30, Osprey is marking down select new season items up to 25 percent off and past season items up to 40 percent off, no promo code required. The Ozone Duplex—one of AFAR’s favorite travel backpacks—includes a two-part system made up of a daypack and a larger “cargo bag” that clips on to the top of it. Both the 65 liter version and the 60 liter version are marked down to $165 from $220 during the sale.
12. Ostrichpillow: 15 percent off Go Neck Pillows
Ostrichpillow makes some of the best-looking and most comfortable travel pillows out there. From May 28 to 30, Ostrichpillow’s Go Neck Pillows are marked down 15 percent using the code “OSTRICHPILLOW15" so you only pay $51, instead of $60.
13. Prana: Up to 60 percent off select styles
During May 20–30, you can save up to 25 percent off select styles of Prana’s sustainable clothing for men and women, as well as 60 percent off all sale styles, too. As a bonus, free shipping is included on all orders with no minimum or promo code required. The Electa Legging—one of AFAR’s favorite comfy pants for long flights—is marked down to just $36 from $89.
14. REI: Up to 75 percent off
Save up to 75 percent on camping gear, outdoor apparel, and more during REI’s Anniversary Sale, which runs May 20–30. Find 16 of our top picks here from this year’s sale. Discounts are applied automatically; no promo code required.
15. Rumpl: 25 percent off sitewide
Now through May 30, take 25 percent off Rumpl’s puffy camping blankets and travel towels. Our pick is for the AFAR Approved Nanoloft Travel Blanket that is marked down to $74 from $99.
16. Sea to Summit: 25 percent off select products
Now through May 31, you can save 25 percent on some of Sea to Summit’s best-selling camping gear, including its Big River Dry Bags, DryLite Towels, and X Series Collapsible Dinnerware. You’ll also get a free camping pillow (a value up to $50) with the purchase of any sleeping bag or pad. No promo code necessary.
This article was originally published in May 2021; it was updated with new sale information on May 26, 2022.