If you’re in the market for camping gear, May is one of the best times of the year to shop for equipment like tents, sleeping bags, coolers, headlamps, and more. Memorial Day (which is this Monday, May 29) marks the unofficial start of summer, and with it comes a ton of great sales. Much of last season’s gear—which is perfectly good even if it’s no longer the newest offering from a brand—has been moved to the clearance section, so you can find great prices on things like heavy-duty jackets, blankets, and boots.
Best Camping Deals to Shop Right Now
Here are a few of the best discounts we’ve seen so far.
- Nemo Disco 15 Sleeping Bag—originally $320; now $192
- Quechua 2 Second Waterproof Pop Up Tent—originally $119; now $60
- Coleman 8-Person Tent—originally $270; now $170
- Rumpl Original Puffy Blanket—originally $144; now $77
- Yeti Roadie 24 Cooler (Nordic Purple)—originally $250; now $200
- Marmot Torreya 4-Person Tent—originally $649; now $325
Keep reading for the full list of sales, which we organized by brands for easy shopping.
REI is known for its top-quality camping gear and apparel. The outdoor retailer is kicking off the season with its Anniversary Sale, which runs until May 29. We found discounts on everything from 25% off MSR kitchen sets to 40% off Nemo sleeping bags. If you’re an REI Co-Op member you’ll get extra deals, including 20% off of one full-price item (the perfect opportunity to buy that big-ticket item like a Yeti cooler) and 20% off an already-discounted item from REI Outlet.
The Backcountry Summer Styles sale is happening now, and you can get up to 40% off apparel like shorts, exercise dresses, and sandals. You can also take 25% off kayaks, stand-up paddle boards (SUP), and other water gear. The most significant savings we found are on Stoic products—Backcountry’s in-house brand—plus 50% off a sleeping bag or tent for your weekend camping trips.
Biolite is a leader in all things backcountry lighting and power—we highly recommend (and have tested) both the portable fire pit and power bank listed below. The 25% off sitewide sale lasts from now through May 29.
If you’ve already booked your backpacking trip and need your gear by next weekend, Amazon’s Prime shipping is clutch. But because it has so many products, we went ahead and found some great options, including the highly-rated Coleman tent and the Lifestraw filter, which we gave a 2023 Outdoor Award.
Popular brands like Yeti and Patagonia are currently on sale at Dick’s Sporting Goods. The sports retailer also has tons of deals on large items, like up to 50% off bikes and kayaks.
If you’ve been waiting to buy a high-quality tent or sleep system, you’ll definitely want to check out the deals at Marmot. The brand is offering up to 30% off sitewide as part of its Memorial Day sale, but you can also shop past-season models for even more major discounts on tents and sleeping bags. Most notably, the beloved Torreya 4-Person tent is available at an impressive 50% price cut.
Evo is having a massive Memorial Day sale, offering up to 60% off on nearly 300 camping products. Think: puffy blankets, cookware, chairs, sleeping pads, and more.
This trendy brand (seriously, we’ve been spotting their unmistakable bright designs everywhere lately) is offering 25% off on several products during its Summer Kick-Off Sale. Most of the deals are on clothing like puffer jackets and mid-layers, but it also applies to select styles of bags and hip packs.