Take Shelter for Cheap: Get Tents, Shelters, and Tarps for Up to 70% Off at REI (2024)

Take shelter with REI Co-op, Marmot, Alpine Mountain Gear, and more.

By Kevin Cortez
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This week's Amazon Prime Day sales event may be over, but there are still plenty of ways to save before the weekend. Take REI's current summer sale, for example, which currently offers up to 70 percent tents, 40 percent on running shoes, and 25 percent off complete bikes.

If you’re looking for ways to go out and celebrate the sunshine, this is a great time for outdoor purchases on typically big-ticket items. Right now, you find significant savings on tents, shelters, footprints, and tarps from brands like Marmot, REI Co-op, ALPS Mountaineering, Alpine Mountain Gear, and more.

If you seek a roomy tent to share with friends or your family, Marmot's Guest House 4 tent is plenty spacious. This tent has plenty of interior storage pockets for safekeeping your goods, four doors for easy access, a seam-taped fly for rain protection, and reflectors for visibility. It even has a divider for a guest room for extra privacy. Get it now at 50 percent off its original price.

Don't need a tent? Grab some summer shade with the Trailgate Vehicle Shelter by REI Co-op. Made for SUVs and trucks with canopies, this shelter fits over various backdoors, strapping to your car’s wheels and staking to the ground with 6 feet, 3 inches of clearance. This tarp is easy to setup and pack down, and right now, it’s just over $100.

If you’re looking to take shelter from the summer heat and maybe protect against the elements, check out the best of what REI has on sale down below. And hurry—this sale won’t last forever.

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A Spacious Tent With a Guest Room

Marmot Guest House 4 Tent

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Now 50% Off

This tent is a four-door home with a screened-in porch or a family-sized shelter with a privacy divider—your call. Complete with an awning for extra shade, this outdoor luxury is on sale at half off.

Eat without the worry of bugs, beaming sunlight, or some mild rain, and pitch this shelter up on the beach or a campsite. It even comes with a laundry line for hanging wet gear or clothing, or an extra set of lights at night.

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An Easy Vehicle Shelter

REI Co-op Trailgate Vehicle Shelter

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Now 50% Off

Find shelter from the sunlight with this tarp from REI Co-op. On sale now for just over $100, this straps directly to your backdoor space and wheels. Keep it in your trunk for safekeeping and easy access.

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For Protective Tent Flooring

ALPS Mountaineering Camp Creek 4 Floor Saver Footprint

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Protect your tent’s flooring with a footprint. It’s slightly smaller than a four-person tent to snugly fit underneath it, protecting against moisture and rough terrain, and, thus, lengthening the lifespan of your shelter.

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For a Lightweight Solo Backpacker

Mountainsmith Lichen Peak 1P Tent with Footprint

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This backpacking tent is an excellent pick for solo adventurers. At 4 pounds, 3 ounces, it's light enough for long hikes and overnights, plus also comes with a footprint to save you some extra money.

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A Spacious 6-Person Shelter

Alpine Mountain Gear Weekender Tent 6

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This dome-styled tent is large enough for six people, or a couple and an ample amount of camp goods. As large as it is, it's only a two-pole setup, and its quick-clip design means tossing it up is a cinch. With 90 square feet, this is plenty of room for you, your family, and maybe your dog, too.

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For a Privacy Shelter

Zempire Pocket Rocket Campsite Utility Tent

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Now 40% Off

Don't have a hiding space? This pop-up privacy tent is useful for using outdoor toilets, changing in and out of bathing suits, or just for taking a breather. Bring it on your next outing for a hidey-hole.

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For an Emergency Shelter

Trekmates Mountain Pod Emergency Shelter - L

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Now 61% Off

You never knew when a disaster strikes. Be ready with this emergency shelter. Water-resistant and large enough for covering eight people, this packable pod is bright red and reflective for easy visibility. Grab this large, two-pound pod for just under $50 today.

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Kevin Cortez

Commerce Editor

Kevin Cortez is an editor for Runner's World, Bicycling, and Popular Mechanics covering reviews. A culture and product journalist for over ten years, he’s an expert in men’s style, technology, gaming, coffee, e-bikes, hiking, gear, and all things outdoors. He most recently worked as the Style Editor for Reviewed, a top product recommendation site owned by USA TODAY. He also helped with the launch of WSJ's Buy Side commerce vertical, and has covered the music and podcast industries for Mass Appeal, Genius, Vulture, Leafly, Input, and The A.V. Club. Equally passionate about leisure as he is his penmanship, Kevin dedicates his spare time to graphic novels, birding, making cold brew, and taking long, meandering walks.

Take Shelter for Cheap: Get Tents, Shelters, and Tarps for Up to 70% Off at REI (2024)

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