Get Outside (In Your Backyard) With REI's Anniversary Sale

After almost two months of sheltering in place, I've become very familiar with the interior walls of my house. Often, a long solo run or bike ride is my exercise, fresh air, and respite from my loving and yet increasingly annoying family—and what's more, I see more and more of you joining me. To all you brand-new runners and cyclists and backyard loungers, I say: Welcome. One of our favorite retailers, REI, is holding its yearly anniversary sale, which is a great time to pick up running gear at up to 30 percent off.

If you can't find what you're looking for, Moosejaw is also holding its summer sale. For more ideas to get outside, don't forget to check out our buying guides to the Best Fitness Trackers , Best Portable Grills , and the Best Umbrellas .
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Biking, Running, and Paddling Deals

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  • Garmin Fenix 6S Pro for $550 ($150 off): Garmin's slim, robust outdoor multi-sport watch is my favorite fitness tracker for getting completely lost in the backcountry.
  • Black Diamond Locking Carabiner for $11 ($4 off): All of Black Diamond's gear is 25 percent off. Most climbers can always use an extra carabiner, but I also noted that a carabiner is useful for clipping dog leashes and kid's shoes in our cheap gear guide .
  • Kryptonite New York Standard U-Lock for $86 ($29 off): If you've invested in an electric bike or a normal bike to get around while roads in your city are closed, protect it with a U-lock around the frame that resists bolt cutters and picks.
  • BIC Sport Performer Air Inflatable Stand Up Paddleboard for $467 ($80 off): Social distancing is a great time to pick up a solitary water sport, like paddleboarding. If you're not going far or fast, an inflatable bundle like this is the most affordable entry point.

Camping and Kitchen Deals

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