Labor Day, to us, is always bittersweet. Bitter because it reminds us of all the things we wished we’d done in the months leading up to it, like skinny-dipping or eating dinner on a boat. But sweet because it means fall’s milder, jacket-appropriate weather is just around the corner — and it marks the start of some great sales to stock up on new fall clothes and other essentials. One such great sale is happening now through September 1 at REI, which is offering up to 50 percent off select bags, gear, and apparel for women, men, and kids during its annual Labor Day sale. Below, we’ve gone through and picked some of the best deals, and we’ll be updating this post as things sell out and REI adds even more discounted gear, so you can spend your last days of summer dining on a boat instead of combing the internet.
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