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REI Mars 80

rated 4 of 5 stars This pack is for the strong hiker who knows what he wants. If you want to go for a 5-day trip and be ready for everything then you'll need some…
REI Mars 80
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REI Morning Star 75

rated 4 of 5 stars This is a great backpack for average sized women, or men with small frames. It holds all I need for a 5-7 day trek, and the compartments and…
REI Morning Star 75
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REI Half Dome 2

rated 4 of 5 stars The REI Half Dome 2 is a very big freestanding two person tent with a lot of room. It can be used for car camping or backpacking. It is loaded…
REI Half Dome 2
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REI Table Top French Coffee Press - 48 oz

rated 4 of 5 stars A French press coffee maker perfectly suited for car-camping or even everyday home use. Easy to use and even easier to clean. Does a great job…
REI Table Top French Coffee Press - 48 oz
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REI Adventures Pants

rated 3.5 of 5 stars I got married in these pants, that's how good-looking and comfortable they are. These pants can be used for nearly any outdoor activity, spring…
REI Adventures Pants
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REI Kingdom 4 Tent

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I chose this three-season, car-camping tent for my wife and I with the hopes of one day having kids and them being able sleep in it with us.
REI Kingdom 4 Tent
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REI Flash 65 Pack

rated 4 of 5 stars It is a solid pack. It is super light and it reflects in the padding, but for a couple of day trips it is the perfect tool. I have had this…
REI Flash 65 Pack
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REI Taj 3

rated 4 of 5 stars I have had the Taj 3 for six years. It is tough, great stitching and sealed, never a problem in storms, except for lack of ventilation in a…
REI Taj 3
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REI Zephyr +15

rated 4 of 5 stars Great bag, still a little cold, but very durable. I still get chilly in this bag far above 15 degrees, a silk liner has helped a ton with that…
REI Zephyr +15
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REI Duck's Back Rain Cover

rated 4.5 of 5 stars 100L size fits well and sheds water well off my 88L pack. I've used this cover for a couple of seasons and so far it hasn't leaked any water…
REI Duck's Back Rain Cover
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REI Campware Backpacker Cookset - Small

rated 5 of 5 stars Great for one or two people, efficient, and small. Good if you're often going to cook for few. This set is small and simple. The base is hardly…
REI Campware Backpacker Cookset - Small
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REI Camp Dome 2

rated 4 of 5 stars Great tent. Easy to put up and take down. Stuff sack is bigger than the tent so easy to stow. Only issues are it will not hold two large people…
REI Camp Dome 2
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REI Flex Lite Chair

rated 4 of 5 stars The Flex Lite chair is excellent for bike touring, backpacking, anything where you want a comfortable chair, but not a lot of weight. It is…
REI Flex Lite Chair
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REI AirRail 1.5 Self-Inflating Pad

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Comfortable air pad. Comfortable pad. I like the air rails, when I woke up I was still on the pad! I did leave the valve open for a while, while…
REI AirRail 1.5 Self-Inflating Pad
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REI Quarter Dome T1

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great solo tent for the price! I bought the tent on clearance after researching other solo tents. For the price it is hard to beat. The tent…
REI Quarter Dome T1
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REI Kilo Plus -5

rated 5 of 5 stars I have the men's version (gold and grey color). Awesome bag! Snug as a bug in a rug! I have the men's version of this bag, bought it in 2002…
REI Kilo Plus -5
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REI Flash 62 Pack

rated 4 of 5 stars This is a very light pack with great hip and shoulder support for an UL backpack. Open wrap around pouch in back is great for a wet tent until…
REI Flash 62 Pack
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REI New Star

rated 4 of 5 stars I really like this pack. It has held up very well on the trails. I really like this pack. It has held up very well on the trails. The only drawback…
 
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REI Sahara Convertible Pants

rated 4 of 5 stars Work as designed. Lightweight and comfortable. I like how the zipper system works where you zip them off the pant leg, but also unzip them vertically…
REI Sahara Convertible Pants
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REI Sahara Tech Shirt

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Lightweight, wickable, breathable shirt that's attractive enough to wear pretty much anywhere. I use this shirt a lot for hiking and backpacking,…
REI Sahara Tech Shirt
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REI Alpine 35 Plus Pack

rated 5 of 5 stars I own over a dozen packs. This, BY FAR, was the very best. I spent two months out on each of four separate trips (8 months total) AND used it…
REI Alpine 35 Plus Pack
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REI Flash 22 Pack

rated 5 of 5 stars This pack is incredibly lightweight and perfect for day hiking as it will hold layers of clothing peeled off from your hike, to lunch and your…
REI Flash 22 Pack
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REI Summit

rated 3 of 5 stars Sturdy, relatively inexpensive, adjustable hiking poles, which are great for the beginning backpacker. Can be difficult to adjust and does not…
REI Summit
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REI Stoke 19 Pack

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Comfortable day pack with ample storage space! Only drawback is the small bottle pockets. I received this day pack as a recent birthday gift.
REI Stoke 19 Pack
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REI Telus Rain Jacket

rated 5 of 5 stars Total rain protection in a stylish and lightweight hooded jacket. I am a woman who usually buys men's outerwear because I can't find the same…
REI Telus Rain Jacket
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REI Half Dome 2

rated 5 of 5 stars I have had three other tents and slept in two others all different sizes. This one is my favorite one- or two-person tent. It's rated as three-season,…
REI Half Dome 2
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REI Mojave +15

rated 4 of 5 stars This is my other sleeping bag that my daughter mainly uses. I got this one about three years ago when my son temporarily misplaced my 10-degree…
REI Mojave +15
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REI Flash 65 Pack

rated 4.5 of 5 stars We got this pack for my daughter to use this backpacking season. It was on sale and I had a 20% coupon so we were able to get it for $89. She…
REI Flash 65 Pack
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REI AirRail 1.5 Self-Inflating Pad

rated 5 of 5 stars Purchased at one of REI's "garage sales" for $35 for my 90-lb daughter to use on backpacking trips. She loves it and says it is really comfortable.
REI AirRail 1.5 Self-Inflating Pad
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REI Flash 62 Pack

rated 4 of 5 stars Great pack but needs a few modifications. I have owned this pack for almost two years now. I have used it a lot and pretty hard. It has been…
REI Flash 62 Pack
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Killer Review

REI Flash 62 Pack

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great weekend or multi-day pack. Well made with easy access and just the right amount of pockets. Choice of backpackers and those looking for…
REI Flash 62 Pack
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REI Half Dome 2

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Great for use in the backcountry or frontcountry as three-season tent. Classic design that is freestanding and has ultralight option with fly,…
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REI Hiker Shock Light Staff

rated 2.5 of 5 stars I love the hiking stick, but need different gripper for the top. My hand doesn't fit. Is there a regular gripper handle that I can replace the…
REI Hiker Shock Light Staff
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REI Camp Dome 4

rated 5 of 5 stars Finally, someone else shares my sentiment that lack of a vestibule is an advantage. I completely agree with each of the reasons given. This…
REI Camp Dome 4
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REI Nalgene Narrow-Mouth Loop-Top Water Bottle - 32 fl. oz.

rated 3 of 5 stars Reusable, convenient, but still too wide mouth. This 32 oz water bottle holds up to two small bottles of water. It may not be enough for a day…
REI Nalgene Narrow-Mouth Loop-Top Water Bottle - 32 fl. oz.
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REI Aldervale Roll-Up Pants

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great for hiking in warm and fair weather. Converts to knee high shorts. Comfortable and quick to dry. It is a stylish pair of hiking pants…
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REI Zephyr +20

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Lightweight and warm for its size. I brought this bag with me to Philmont and have since used it on a good number of outings with the Scout…
REI Zephyr +20
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REI Camp Dome 4

rated 5 of 5 stars This is a five star family camping tent! I have car camped in this tent for about five years and have used it on several touring trips around Florida,…
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REI Lookout 40 Pack

rated 4 of 5 stars Great day hiking and travel pack. Overnight, though, it's lacking. My version of the lookout is about 3/4 years old. Back then, REI did place…
REI Lookout 40 Pack
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REI Lookout 40 Pack

rated 3.5 of 5 stars A light pack that does the job. Some nice features but some leave me wanting. Can't beat the price though, given the size and quality! Great…
REI Lookout 40 Pack
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REI Stratus Insulated Air Pad

rated 4 of 5 stars Good backpacking air mattress, you won't roll off it at night, not the lightest out there. REI used to have an excellent lifetime warranty,…
REI Stratus Insulated Air Pad
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REI Half Dome 2

rated 4 of 5 stars Fairly lightweight and quick to set up. This tent might be on the heavy bulky side for backpacking but for car camping it's perfect. Has zipper…
REI Half Dome 2
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REI Bug Hut 1 Pro Shelter

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Small size worked great on motorcycle trip. Easy setup and wind resistant. No rain on trip but the shelter appeared to be water tight with the…
REI Bug Hut 1 Pro Shelter
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REI Trail Dome 3

rated 5 of 5 stars I've had this tent for years and it's worn well, is roomy, and continues to function as it did when I first got it. I've had this tent for a…
REI Trail Dome 3
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REI Merino Wool Hiking Sock

rated 5 of 5 stars Comfort lives in the REI Merino Wool Hiking Socks! I've been through dozens of different types and brands of socks. I do heavy blue-collar work…
REI Merino Wool Hiking Sock
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REI Half Dome 2 Plus

rated 5 of 5 stars This tent is great for 2 big people to bring out backpacking or car camping. It's big, breathable, sturdy, easy to set up, and a pretty good…
REI Half Dome 2 Plus
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REI Quarter Dome UL

rated 5 of 5 stars This is an excellent 3-season, two-person lightweight tent. It is extremely easy to set up, and packs down small. Perfect for a couple or a…
REI Quarter Dome UL
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REI Quarter Dome UL

rated 5 of 5 stars Unbeatable weight/comfort ratio. The REI Quarter Dome UL provides excellent protection from rain and bugs for 2 people, but it weighs only 4…
REI Quarter Dome UL
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REI Otto Spring Gaiters

rated 2 of 5 stars You get what you pay for with these poor fitting, minimally adjustable gaiters. After using them two or three times, I'm ready to try a different…
REI Otto Spring Gaiters
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REI Half Dome 4

rated 3.5 of 5 stars REI Half Dome 4 was a very easy, seemly sturdy set-up tent. But does have some flaws. REI Half Dome 4 was a seemly sturdy, very easy set-up…
REI Half Dome 4
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REI OXT Airflyte Running Jacket

rated 4 of 5 stars This jacket is an excellent insurance policy for those wet days on the trail. Lightweight and breathable, there's no reason to leave it at home.
REI OXT Airflyte Running Jacket
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REI Trekker 1.75

rated 1.5 of 5 stars Sorry REI, you lost me on this one. The pad held up for a few nights of shelter camping along the AT, but then I used it in a tent and was disappointed…
REI Trekker 1.75
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REI City and Trail Walker Shocklight

rated 5 of 5 stars My wife has been using a Shocklight staff for about 5 years, and swears by it. Lightweight, collapsible but not when it shouldn't collapse.
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REI Hobitat 4

rated 5 of 5 stars A great car camping tent. Perfect size for what I was looking for. Good ventilation, kept out the rain, nice to be able to stand up. I currently…
REI Hobitat 4
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REI Flash 18 Pack

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Perfect convertible pack for day hikes or ultralighting! Day hikes, bike trips, or just needing a good stuff sack...this pack is perfect! It…
REI Flash 18 Pack
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REI Camp Dome 2

rated 4 of 5 stars Awesome tent for the money! I absolutely love this tent! We purchased this at REI for just under $100 after considering a few of the more expensive…
REI Camp Dome 2
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REI Revelcloud Hoodie Jacket

rated 5 of 5 stars G**D**** you REI for making the perfect jacket and then removing it from your line several years ago and then re-releasing it without telling…
REI Revelcloud Hoodie Jacket
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REI Flash 18 Pack

rated 5 of 5 stars Multi-functional item great for backpacks! OK, this is MORE than a "daypack." It is a stuffsack... then you use it as a dayback when you need…
REI Flash 18 Pack
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REI Trekker Wonderland

rated 5 of 5 stars The REI Trekker Wonderland is reliable pack. It provides organization, high durability, and has always felt comfortable. I Have used this from…
 
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REI Igneo Sleeping Bag

rated 4 of 5 stars Good, warm bag for winter camping down to single degree temps as long as you have a good pad. Waterproof covering kept bag dry from condensation…
REI Igneo Sleeping Bag
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REI Hobitat 4

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Really great tent! Love it. I bought this tent at REI. I believe it is a newer model compared to the one some of these reviews are about. Mine…
REI Hobitat 4
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REI Hobitat 4

rated 4 of 5 stars This large (base camp / car camping) tent has lots of headroom and is a very stable and comfortable 3-season tent. I have the original version…
REI Hobitat 4
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REI Travel Sack +55

rated 3 of 5 stars A lightweight, relatively inexpensive "55°F" sleeping bag/liner that provides me with a number of options in summer and winter conditions.
REI Travel Sack +55
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REI Polar Pod +25

rated 5 of 5 stars Super comfortable! Great for most weather. I love this sleeping bag so much. It is so comfortable, I never want to get out of it in the morning.
REI Polar Pod +25
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REI Mars 80

rated 5 of 5 stars Super awesome pack, great for hiking. Don't worry about the weight as the hip straps are awesome. The duffle bag feature is great as well. The…
REI Mars 80
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REI Passage 2 Tent

rated 5 of 5 stars Sturdy tent for a good price. Great for camping and backpacking. Warm on cold nights (with rainfly) and cool on hot nights (without rainfly).
REI Passage 2 Tent
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REI Flex Lite Chair

rated 5 of 5 stars This chair is great! It's light and compact. Perfect for backpacking. This chair is great! It's light and compact. I ended up just strapping…
REI Flex Lite Chair
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REI Sahara Convertible Pants

rated 2.5 of 5 stars The REI Sahara pants are versatile pants wearable as shorts or long pants, depending on the situation. They are pretty much what one wants in…
REI Sahara Convertible Pants
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REI Revelcloud Hoodie Jacket

rated 4 of 5 stars This jacket has been good for casual, non-hiking uses and for long-distance hikes. Due to its weight and the effectiveness of its insulation,…
REI Revelcloud Hoodie Jacket
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REI XT 85 Pack

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Great, durable pack for longer hikes. I would recommend this for anybody who thinks they need an 85 pack. Fit: There were some initial problems…
REI XT 85 Pack
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REI Flash 50 Pack

rated 3 of 5 stars It's a good bag for transitioning towards UL; its removable features give you options both more traditional and lighter weight. Its best feature…
REI Flash 50 Pack
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REI Merino Light Hiker Crew Sock

rated 2.5 of 5 stars The sock, while new, performed like its competitors' product. However, REI's brand did NOT hold up. Pretty quickly, this sock showed signs of…
REI Merino Light Hiker Crew Sock
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REI Windbrake Beanie

rated 5 of 5 stars Look no further this is the winter hat that you need to have! I've looked at several other wind resistant or windproof fleece hats and they…
REI Windbrake Beanie
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REI Starlite Pack

rated 4 of 5 stars Solid pack, well-balanced, durable. Have used it several times a year for the last five years without any visible signs of wear - just dirt.
REI Starlite Pack
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REI Camp Dome 2

rated 4 of 5 stars Lots of room and two doors make this a good fair weather tent. Not much in the way of overhang of rainfly over doorways. Also, doors attach…
REI Camp Dome 2
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REI Half Dome 2 Plus

rated 4 of 5 stars Floor size is 98 x 56 inches. This tent is an excellent choice for taller people. I am 6'2" and have plenty of length. It is a breeze to set…
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REI Sahara Shirt

rated 3.5 of 5 stars This shirt makes great travel gear. It is lightweight, washable, packable, light. The fabric breathes well. Alas, the fabric is not very durable.
REI Sahara Shirt
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REI Half Dome 2 Plus

rated 5 of 5 stars Just a great tent. Best I've owned. Big, well designed. Used many times, mostly on bicycle trips. My wife and I used it for 10 days in a row…
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REI Flash 22 Pack

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Lightweight day pack, with side water bottle holders. Had an older Flash 18 that was great for day use but I missed the water bottle side pockets…
REI Flash 22 Pack
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REI Quarter Dome T2

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Easy to set up, quality construction, relatively light, little condensation. Purchased as my first backpacking tent a few years back. Hard choice…
REI Quarter Dome T2
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REI Half Dome 2 Plus

rated 4 of 5 stars Roomy, Packable, and all around Good. Setup: Color coded legs make setup quite easy. The rain fly took a few tries to get taut, but it was my…
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REI Travel Down +45

rated 5 of 5 stars I bought this sleeping bag to save weight and reduce pack size. It is a huge score in both of these areas. Packs down to 5 liters, which is…
REI Travel Down +45
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REI Kingdom 6 Tent

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Bought this tent for family camping and it has been great! Easy to set up and it held up though a tornado/severe thunderstorm without any damage…
REI Kingdom 6 Tent
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REI Halo +25

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Ultralight under 2lbs, packs down to the size of a six pack, and kept me beyond warm in 20 degree nights. So it weighs less than 2 lbs vs my…
REI Halo +25
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REI Camp Bed 3.5

rated 5 of 5 stars Great car camping / base camp pad. I went into the REI store and tried out all of their pads. The only pad that I felt was more comfortable…
REI Camp Bed 3.5
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REI Kimtah Rain Pants

rated 4 of 5 stars Tough, waterproof, windproof, warm, fully-featured rain pants. I use them for snowshoeing and other cold season activities in the Oregon Cascades.
REI Kimtah Rain Pants
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REI Flash 18 Pack

rated 4 of 5 stars A true multipurpose item, but delicate. The Flash 18 is essentially a narrow, 18 liter stuff sack with a high quality set of shouler straps.
REI Flash 18 Pack
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REI Halo +10

rated 4.5 of 5 stars True 10 degree bag, lightweight, packs small, and comfortable materials. I had the Halo 25 which was amazing, so I picked the 10 degree Halo…
REI Halo +10
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REI Sahara Convertible Pants

rated 4 of 5 stars Comfortable, light, dries fast, and it turns into shorts! When looking for a good pair of hiking pants, there are many options. I chose to purchase…
REI Sahara Convertible Pants
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REI Taj 3

rated 5 of 5 stars This tent has been the best piece of camping gear that we've ever owned. Period. I bought this tent in October, 2006 as a birthday present to…
REI Taj 3
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REI Talus 35 Pack

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Good little pack. I bought this because a) I had a gift certificate, and b) I was leaving on a flight the next day and needed something that…
REI Talus 35 Pack
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REI Recycled Polyester Liner Socks

rated 0.5 of 5 stars Ripped easily. Comfortable but of questionable quality. I bought two pairs of these socks in Navy. I almost always buy Smartwool liners but…
REI Recycled Polyester Liner Socks
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REI Stratus Insulated Air Pad

rated 4 of 5 stars Lightweight and comfortable. I really like this pad, but wish it had a slightly higher R value. I took it out for the first time in January…
REI Stratus Insulated Air Pad
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REI Base Camp 6

rated 5 of 5 stars Base Camp 6 is a well designed, well made family tent. Freestanding with a generous vestibule it is hard to come up anything not to like. This…
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REI Arete ASL 2 Tent

rated 4.5 of 5 stars My go-to winter tent for two. This has been my tent for winter camping in the White Mtns for the past three years. It has been a reliable shelter…
REI Arete ASL 2 Tent
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REI Flash 18 Pack

rated 4 of 5 stars Love this pack as a day pack. This pack is very versatile, packable and easy to clean. Great pack for day hikes or backpacking trip where you…
REI Flash 18 Pack
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REI Tri-Power Safety Whistle

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Very loud whistle. Great loud whistle. It is orange so you will never lose it. However it is big, that might be a downside for some. My wife…
REI Tri-Power Safety Whistle
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REI Half Dome 2 Plus

rated 4 of 5 stars Big enough for a couple people, plus their gear! The only problem I have had with my tent so far was getting the rainfly to fit right. That…
REI Half Dome 2 Plus
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REI Camp Bed 3.5

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Almost perfect. This is the runner-up to the Thermarest Dreamtime. Fast self-inflation, thick comfort, low noise and high insulation. The REI…
REI Camp Bed 3.5
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REI Camp Dome 4

rated 4 of 5 stars Great family camping tent. Stable, protective, durable. This was my first family tent. We bought it for a Yellowstone trip when we had one,…
REI Camp Dome 4
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