15 Apparel & Gear Essentials for City-Dwelling Outdoor Enthusiasts

Aesthetics-driven goods for the town and trail up to 50% off from REI's limited run Outlet Sale, on now

15 Apparel & Gear Essentials for City-Dwelling Outdoor Enthusiasts


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It’s that time of the year again, when winter loosens its grip and spring finally begins to come into view. Days are getting longer, and temps are begining to creep up too (70 degrees in NYC this past Monday!). To keep the stoke steadily rising too, REI is kicking off a limited time sale on a massive range of product already on clearance—save $20 when you spend $100 or more at REI Outlet.

With an eye for finding the best outerwear and outdoor gear capable of pulling double duty in the field and around town, we’ve sifted through the lot so you don’t have to. The following 15 pieces are perfect for updating your closet AND your gear closet for spring and summer adventures to come.


Mammut Alvier Armor HS Hooded Jacket - 50% Off

Built for the snow but styled for all environments—city included—this proven hardshell from Swiss mountaineering brand Mammut is solid bet for everything from skiing and snowboarding to winter hiking and urban commuting. (The matching pants are pretty rad, too.)
Price: $599 $298.73 SHOP NOW

Arc'teryx Gamma MX Jacket - 20% Off

This military-styled crewneck mid layer features articulated paneling for ease of movement, DWR treatment to keep elements out, and super breathability for extended adventures. Trust the Dead Bird.
Price: $299 $238.73 SHOP NOW



Patagonia Nano Puff Jacket - 24% Off

A best seller for many reasons, the classic Nano Puff is made with 75% recycled materials, packs into its own stuff pocket, and maintains 98% thermal efficiency even when wet, thanks to PrimaLoft Gold Insulation Eco.
Price: $199 $149.73 SHOP NOW

Mountain Hardwear Ghost Whisperer Down Jacket - 50% Off

In the world of performance down, there may be no more legendary jacket than the Ghost Whisperer. Mine goes with me on every adventure—from day hiking and backpacks to ski trips and weekends away. Crazy lightweight with 800-fill-power. Dig it.
Price: $325 $161.73 SHOP NOW



Mountain Hardwear Catalyst Edge Shirt - 24% Off

Sometimes you don’t need the latest tech. Sometimes you just need a comfy shirt. And, well, this versatile Japanese Cotton option is a real handsome one.
Price: $90 $67.73 SHOP NOW

The North Face Paramount Trail Convertible Pants - 24% Off

Can’t believe I’m typing this, but, zip-off pants are kinda tite. It’s time to embrace the inner dad in all of us and lean into the functionality and so-bad-it’s-good style of these classic “convertible” pant.
Price: $70 $52.73 SHOP NOW



Salomon Speedcross 4 GTX Trail-Running Shoes - 25% Off

From Seattle and San Francisco to NYC and London, a keen eye will spot these transcendent sneakers on fashion’s trendsetters worldwide. But don’t get it twisted, they’re hyper functional and highly rated for off-road running too.
Women's Option: Yes
Price: $160 $119.73 SHOP NOW

Arc'teryx Norvan VT Trail-Running Shoes - 20% Off

On the trail, hi-vis is a necessity. In the city, it’s plus. These heavy Vibram lugged trail runners are designed to perform on forgiving dirt and slick rock—no doubt they’ll turn heads in town too.
Price: $170 $135.73 SHOP NOW



Fjallraven Kajka 65L Pack - 24% Off

With an award-winning birch wood frame and extra durable exterior material, this serious backpacking pack from everyone’s favorite Swedish outfitter is just what you need to fulfill your thruhiking dreams this summer. At 65 Liters, feel free to overpack.
Price: $375 $281.73 SHOP NOW

Mountainsmith Bugaboo Pack - 35% Off

Brought back to life to celebrate the Colorado-based brands 40th anniversary, this 1980s classic pack features all you need (including some wild retro colors) and nothing you don’t. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.
Price: $130 $83.73 SHOP NOW



Patagonia Arbor Market 15L Pack - 24% Off

Weighing less than a pound and capable of carrying all you need for a day in the city or mellow afternoon hike, this zippered backpack is a minimalist essential for outdoorists in the city and out.
Price: $79 $59.73 SHOP NOW

REI Co-op Rucksack - 30% Off

Based on the classic European alpinist daypack, this decades-old design harkens back to 1958 when REI originally introduced the rucksack as one its first products. And now it’s back, with improved materials and construction, yet same old iconic aesthetic.
Price: $59.95 $41.93 SHOP NOW



Big Agnes Tumble 3 mtnGLO Tent - 20% Off

A lightweight and spacious 3-season backpacking tent sized for 3 campers (or two who overpack and want a bit of extra room to spread out). Luxe features include zippered doors on two sides and integrated lights with 3 settings for the perfect glowing tent Instagram.
Price: $299.95 $239.73 SHOP NOW

Petzl Tactikka + RGB Headlamp

Lightweight with only the bare essentials, this tactical-inspired headlamp is one to keep in your pack—or rig—at all times. At just 3.1 ounces (with batteries) there’s no reason not to keep this essential tool handy on all adventures, big or small.
Price: $59.95 $44.73 SHOP NOW


Mountain Summit Gear Classic 12oz Blue Enamel Mugs

If you’re going to own any enamel mug that’s not a limited-edition Field Mag enamel mug, it might as well be a classic like this blue set of four. Leave them in your cupboard at home to impress guests when not camping. Everyone loves an outdoorist. (Bonus points for keeping this red enamel tea pot on the kitchen stove.)
Price: $20 $14.73 SHOP NOW

Published 03-13-2020