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REI Passage 2 Tent

rated 5 of 5 stars A solid two-person tent used in our Boy Scout Troop for our Scouts. Two doors, vestibules, gear pockets, simple setup. With proper care these…
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REI AirRail 1.5 Self-Inflating Pad

rated 5 of 5 stars We've owned these for about five years now and would do it all over again. With just a few puffs of air, my REI AirRail 1.5 Self-Inflating Pads…
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REI Traverse 65

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This backpack has amazing comfort and adjustability, with a price that cannot be beat. I appreciate the level of organization that is capable…
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REI Flexlite Chair

rated 4 of 5 stars Lightweight camp chair. Purchased the Flexlite in 2016 after considering against the Helinox. Ultimately chose the REI on price ($20 less) and…
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REI Base Camp 4

rated 4 of 5 stars A very strong family/base camp tent with an excellent backpack style carrying bag. Due to privacy walls, the mesh screens are higher up and…
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REI Stratus Insulated Air Pad

rated 4 of 5 stars Affordable, comfortable backpacking mattress. Purchased in 2013. Has held up well over four years with a lot of usage. Long option fits a 6'3"…
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REI Lumen +25

rated 4 of 5 stars Comfortable, long lasting three-season sleeping bag. Purchased in 2012 when I first got into backpacking. Wanted an affordable bag for backpacking.
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REI Kingdom 6 Tent

rated 5 of 5 stars A massive, incredibly well thought out 6-person tent. Ideal for car camping luxuriously. Purchased in spring of 2017. Used for car camping and…
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REI Flash 65

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This pack is excellent for longer multi-day backpacking trips. It's half the price of the major ultralight bags, but at only 3 pounds it's not…
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REI Half Dome 2

rated 0.5 of 5 stars Huge flaws from the first use—the floor seems to soak up any ground moisture, even on nights when it didn't rain, and the zippers broke very…
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REI Quarter Dome 2

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I have the 2016 version of this tent. I think it is fantastic. It is easy to set up and everything goes together nicely. I would recommend it…
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REI Chrysalis UL Tent

rated 2.5 of 5 stars This oddly shaped tent, somewhat reminiscent of the Flatiron Building in New York, might look interesting but it's not practical. Setup: It…
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REI Trekker Wonderland

rated 5 of 5 stars I have used this pack for many years on extended trips of up to nine days. It has seen many cross-country hikes in very rough terrain. It has…
 
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REI Flash Carbon Trekking Poles

rated 2.5 of 5 stars Poles absolutely make hiking easier. These are my first poles and I really find them useful on the trail. They adjust easily to your height…
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REI Half Dome 2 Plus

rated 5 of 5 stars This tent is extremely easy and fast to set up and break down. It has an entrance on both sides so you don't have to climb over each other.
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REI Trekker Wonderland

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Quality and functionality for over 20 years. The Wonderland was handed down to me nearly 20 years ago! It's still in great shape, except for…
 
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REI Quarter Dome 1

rated 5 of 5 stars I purchased the REI Quarter Dome tent for my Triple Crown quest. Planning over 35,000 km in backpacking and 25,000k m in cycling. This will…
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REI Carbon Composite Power Lock Trekking Poles

rated 5 of 5 stars I have used these for hiking in all sorts of conditions and trails. They are very sturdy. The FlickLocks make them very easy to adjust while…
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REI Quarter-Zip Fleece Pullover

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This light fleece pullover is great for both cool evenings at camp and as a "sleep shirt" on cool nights. I bought this light fleece pullover…
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REI Flash 22

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A lightweight day pack that is incredibly versatile. Great if you want a single pack for many purposes. It's a fantastic, versatile day pack.
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REI Passage 65

rated 4 of 5 stars Great youth pack with lots of room. My daughter loves it. I bought this pack for my youngest daughter. The sales staff at REI was spot on as…
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REI New Star

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The performance of this pack has been unbelievable. Durable, comfortable, versatile...it was great. I bought this pack in 1994. Anyone have…
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REI Hang Time Chair

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The REI Hang Time Chair is extremely comfortable and ideally suited to car camping. It is one of those chairs that everyone will be trying to…
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REI Gemini 50L Pack

rated 4 of 5 stars Interesting hybrid pack-on-a-pack design; don't ignore the volume potential between the two packs. One of my two go-to packs; the other is a…
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REI Mountain 3

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I bought this tent in 2010 and used it every single weekend 51 weeks a year for three years. It gets the job done. I've owned a few four-season…
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REI Down Vest

rated 3.5 of 5 stars The is a good quality down vest that is available at a very reasonable price that I wouldn't hesitate to recommend to anyone looking to pick…
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REI Trekker Wonderland

rated 3.5 of 5 stars I like the many pockets for all of my gear
 
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REI Dash 2 Tent

rated 5 of 5 stars I found this to be a great very light, low cost tent that is great for the solo hike and can fit two in a pinch. I purchased this tent on closeout…
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REI Half Dome 2 Plus

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I do not know how they can make a tent like this for the price. If it ain't broke don't fix it! I wanted the Half Dome for awhile and when the…
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REI Half Dome 4

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The REi Half Dome 4 is a well engineered, high performing piece of equipment. Review of the 2013 REI Half Dome 4 In 2013, REI released an updated…
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REI Chrysalis UL Tent

rated 3.5 of 5 stars This tent is a very lightweight tent and great option for people seeking a cheap lightweight tent for their expeditions. The REI Chrysalis is…
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REI Igneo 25

rated 4.5 of 5 stars So far so good. This bag has held up and kept me warm for a year, even when camping in shoulder seasons in Alaska and the Sierra. I carry it…
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REI Arete ASL 2 Tent

rated 4 of 5 stars Nice tent for the weight, but a little on the thin side. The fabric is just OK and not as durable as high end tents... however the weight is…
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REI Quarter Dome 2

rated 4 of 5 stars It's a tent. Light to pack. Two people fit, but tight. Use with a footprint unless you want holes in the floor.
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REI Minimalist

rated 3 of 5 stars This bivy works as an emergency shelter, but is not a good option for backpackers and climbers planning on spending the night in it. I've used…
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REI Passage 2 Tent

rated 4 of 5 stars It's a very easy standard tent and it just works well. This is a great standard tent. After much agonizing research I realized at this price…
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REI Flash 18

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Super light for the price and very durable. This pack is a convenient day and travel pack, which is obvious to most. That's why I'm going to…
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REI Trail Chair

rated 4 of 5 stars An REI version of the Crazy Creek original chair, the Trail Chair is relatively lightweight and rugged. It supports my aging lower back, fits…
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REI Camp Dome 2

rated 4 of 5 stars Nice basic tent for car camping. Easy to set up and take down. Easy access with two doors. Fairly lightweight. This is a good basic tent for…
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REI Half Dome 2 Plus

rated 4 of 5 stars I bought this tent because my Exped Megamat 10 sleep pad was touching the end of my other tent due to the tent slope and 77" pad. The REI Half…
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REI Flash 65

rated 5 of 5 stars This pack is excellent for weekend and longer trips. It has a ton of adjustments to stabilize the pack and to secure its contents. It Is an…
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REI Traverse 85

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Functional. Comfortable. REI stepping up their mid-high end packs. Fit: I'm right in between the M and L size, so it was suggested that I go…
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REI Passage 1 Tent

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Pretty impressed with this 1P tent. It held up better than my nerves. I purchased the Passage 1 a few days before setting out on a PCT hike…
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REI Screeline Shirt

rated 4 of 5 stars The butter soft fabric of this lightweight, moisture-wicking shirt makes it a pleasure to wear. Keeping cool is easy, as the Screeline Shirt's…
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REI Half Dome 2

rated 5 of 5 stars I LOVE this tent! It is easy to set up in daylight or at night and works in the snow or on dirt. It easily fits two people and because I'm short…
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REI Revelcloud Hoodie Jacket

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I bought this jacket as an impulse buy at REI with my 20% off outlet coupon. The jacket was already marked down due to not a popular color?
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REI Half Dome 2 Plus

rated 2 of 5 stars Bought it new and did not use it for a couple of years. Rainfly coating turned to dust in still being in the original packaging. When we used…
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REI Clipper Tent

rated 5 of 5 stars The Clipper is a personal favorite. I can't say enough about this 3-season tent. I have too many tents and use them all in a year's time, but…
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REI Half Dome 2

rated 5 of 5 stars Very nice affordable tent. Lightweight enough for long gone backpacking trips. A great tent that is very lightweight and durable. It has two…
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REI Quarter Dome 3

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Spacious tent with ultralight materials. Amazing windows/mesh areas allow for full 360 views. Packs small and weighs sub 4 lbs. Fits two people…
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REI Half Dome 2 Plus

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Two tall backpacking people and gear will fit in tent. Being a Scout leader, I am often sleeping alone in tent with plenty of room for reference…
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REI Quarter Dome 2

rated 5 of 5 stars Room enough for two! Lightweight! Setup: Okay, well I pretty much am almost done with eating dinner before my hammock friends pull their pots…
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REI New Star

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great pack. Rides well and very comfortable. Large size with plenty of compartments and straps to store and adjust load. Well made with beautiful…
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REI Adventures Cargo Pants

rated 5 of 5 stars Great outdoors, not that out of the place in the city. REI must have mannequins of my size because their pants always fit me perfectly. I find…
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REI InCamp 4

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Bought this tent last week for car camping to replace old leaker. Bought this tent last week for car camping and I'm very happy with it. Slept…
 
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REI Quarter Dome 1

rated 5 of 5 stars Great tent at a reasonable price. This tent is everything I was looking for in a shelter, plus it was REI's spring 20% off so it was the perfect…
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REI Passage 2 Tent

rated 5 of 5 stars This is a solid freestanding, three-season tent that fits two people with ease. It's lightweight, breathable, and compact—perfect for all…
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REI Traverse Shocklight

rated 4 of 5 stars I took a pair of REI Traverse Shocklight Trekking Poles end-to-end on the Long Trail in Vermont. One pole went the distance! I have backpacked…
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REI Revelcloud Jacket

rated 5 of 5 stars Great lightweight jacket for windy and chilly conditions. Packable and warm. I was in the market for a puffy type jacket and researched many…
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REI Hobitat 4

rated 5 of 5 stars A tent big enough to stand in, or lounge inside with several friends during stormy weather. Great for most types of weather, even light snow.
 
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REI Half Dome 2

rated 2.5 of 5 stars Good in fair weather only. ANY amount of rain consistently ends up coming in through the vents even velcroed shut. Heavy rain bounces into the…
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REI Stratus Insulated Air Pad

rated 5 of 5 stars This is the best back-packable mattress pad I have used. The Stratus is aptly named. I bought this mattress for a sailing/camping event along…
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REI Igneo 25

rated 5 of 5 stars Great bag, I would buy another one. You can't go wrong buying this bag. It has the quality or exceeds the quality of much more expensive 20…
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REI Recycled Camp Mug

rated 2.5 of 5 stars Good for the office if you have size small hands. The Good: I bought this product in the 12 ounce version to keep coffee warm and for a little…
 
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REI Magma 10

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great product. Kept me warm down to single digits. I have used this bag for the past two winters and have been really happy. It's kept me warm…
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REI Flash 50

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Overall good, but the straps hurt! It's a good pack to start backpacking with. It's light and had different compartments on the outside and…
 
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REI Revelcloud Jacket

rated 5 of 5 stars Excellent Primaloft jacket. Layers well with REI's fleece quarter zip. Packs down into its own pocket, water resistant, and 30 mph wind proof.
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REI Half Dome 2

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Really like this tent!! Have had two of these tents for about 3 or 4 years—one for me and one for my son (he uses it for Boy Scouts). What…
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REI Fleece Lined Wind Pro Shell

rated 5 of 5 stars The most wonderful soft shell I have ever owned! Extremely durable and soft. Very comfortable. This is my 'magic' jacket! I have had it for…
 
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REI Trail 25

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great pack for the money. Very basic, but comes with some nice bells and whistles. This is a well designed basic pack with some nice features,…
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REI Mini Multitowel

rated 5 of 5 stars The mini towel is perfect for backpacking. After a heavy rain it's great to wipe water off your tent. The towel holds a lot of water and rings…
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REI Insulated Mug

rated 5 of 5 stars This fantastic mug has greated my morning for over 20 years now. Ordinarily I would say a mug lasting this long and still functioning is a fluke,…
 
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REI Quarter Dome T3

rated 2.5 of 5 stars The Quarter Dome T3 was marketed as a dome tent for backpackers. Unfortunately, it has proven to be poorly designed executed. While this tent…
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REI Relax Air Bed

rated 4 of 5 stars Doesn't appear to leak. Not a queen size. Have only used once and the initial experience is good. Overall seems to be a good guality. Two drawbacks:…
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REI Mountain 3

rated 4 of 5 stars I wouldn't want to take it mountaineering, but it's a heck of a good tent for bad weather camping in rain and windy conditions. After suffering…
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REI Kingdom +30 Double

rated 3.5 of 5 stars A good affordable solution for a shoulder season double sleeping bag. The bag has very good down loft in the top section, and a more dense synthetic…
 
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REI Crestrail 48

rated 4 of 5 stars This is a good little pack that is perfect for filling the gap between your small overnight pack, and your week + pack. It is lightweight, and…
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REI Lumen +25

rated 5 of 5 stars This is a great wet weather alternative to a down bag. It's very warm, the price is right, the weight is acceptable for a synthetic bag of this…
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REI Folding Utensil Set

rated 4 of 5 stars I go back and forth on these each time I take them out. On the one hand, this set is the most compact utensil set I own. On the other, I hate…
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REI Trail 40

rated 5 of 5 stars A great pack for lightweight and ultralight backpackers. I originally purchased this bag to use as a daypack when hiking with my girlfriend.
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REI Quarter Dome UL

rated 4 of 5 stars Excellent ultra light tent. I bought my REI Quarter Dome UL about 2005. I used it with my son on Boy Scout campouts and on a five-day, 50-mile…
 
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REI Flash 45

rated 4 of 5 stars Nicely balanced pack designed with comfortable features for a fast weekend trip or ultralight getaway. While designed for overnighters, could…
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REI Taj 3

rated 5 of 5 stars Incredible tent. If you are having problems setting it up, it's operator error. If you think its too small for three, you don't buy a three-person…
 
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REI Therum Down Vest

rated 4.5 of 5 stars For the price it is a great vest. Hydrophobic down (water resistant), wind proof shell (about 55mph) two hand warmer pockets, a chest pocket…
 
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REI Flash 22

rated 5 of 5 stars If you want a lightweight quality day pack with plenty of room for a day hike, then this is your pack. I have had this pack for at least three…
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REI Flash 18

rated 5 of 5 stars The Flash 18 is a lightweight daypack when all you need to carry are items like water, snacks, and a few layers. It packs down to almost nothing…
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REI Flash 65

rated 5 of 5 stars Best adjustable backpack. Truly an amazing backpack. Have used it across all the four seasons and it is extremely durable and utility type.
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REI Quarter Dome UL

rated 2 of 5 stars Great tent. Easy setup and good design. The only problem is the polyurethane coating used on the fly and low sidewalls deteriorates within two…
 
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REI Trekker Wonderland

rated 5 of 5 stars Best pack by far that I have ever had! All kinds of room for organizing your gear for easy access on the trail. The Wonderland is very easy…
 
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REI Trail 30 Pack

rated 4 of 5 stars This is an extraordinarily comfortable day pack that can hold more than expected. I really love this pack for a nice day trip where maybe you…
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REI Kingdom 6 Tent

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I love this tent!! I love that this tent has enough room for me and my daughter to have our cots, tables, and odds and ends! We take it anytime…
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REI Base Camp 6

rated 5 of 5 stars Have used this tent for five years. Love it. Perfect car camping tent. Dry in the rain, star view without the rain fly. 
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REI Flash 22

rated 4 of 5 stars Great lightweight pack for the money. For the money, this pack is awesome! It's the perfect size for a daypack and I've used it while hiking,…
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REI Quarter Dome 2

rated 4 of 5 stars A nice, lightweight tent for backpacking with ample space for two. Packs smaller than most other tents we have tried. The fabric may feel flimsy,…
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REI AirRail 1.5 Self-Inflating Pad

rated 2.5 of 5 stars A decent idea that in practice didn't work for me. The Air Rails only help to keep you on the mat if you have it at close to full inflation,…
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REI Hobitat 6

rated 2 of 5 stars A little wind tore this tent apart. This tent is great if there is no wind. We used it a few times without problem, but on the fifth time, there…
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REI Radiant +20

rated 2 of 5 stars I really wanted to like it, but it was disappointing. I bought the long and wide version of the REI Radiant 20F down bag with my 2014 REI dividend,…
 
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REI Thaw Bivy

rated 4.5 of 5 stars An older bivy with some versatile features that I haven't seen in others. Setup: Since there are no poles or stake out points, you just throw…
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REI Thaw Corporation 0°F Sleeping Bag

rated 3 of 5 stars Older heavy but very warm bag. Well constructed, but has no collar. The draft tube is upside down for some reason! This is an enigma bag to…
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REI Nooksack UL +10

rated 3.5 of 5 stars For a 10°F synthetic bag, it packs down very well (8.5 x 11), it's comfortable, and zips well. From my experience it's not a 10°F bag. I was…
 
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