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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 Pack

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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REI Shasta +15

rated 2 of 5 stars Though the bag is made of quality materials, it does not pack down well and lets out heat around the collar. The bag is a decent car camping…
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REI Campware Cup

rated 5 of 5 stars This is a lightweight, functional, and cheap cup that surprisingly has become my favorite one. It is a simple cup that meets all my needs, except…
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REI Downtime +10

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great feather bag. For the price it packs down small, weighs little, and is really comfortable. Great overall bag. Though some of the hardwear…
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REI Half Dome 2

rated 5 of 5 stars Superb ventilation, roomy, and easy to assemble. The stitching and material appears high quality. At first, I was a little concerned about the…
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REI Merino Light Hiker Crew Sock

rated 4 of 5 stars Really like them! Warm and comfortable. I might have been lucky, but I bought a few pairs of these about four months ago and they have been…
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REI Trail 40 Pack

rated 5 of 5 stars This is the ideal multi-use travel pack at 40L with a panel opening, 8 exterior pockets, 3 interior pockets and hydration sleeve. It comes in…
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REI Triad Parka

rated 5 of 5 stars I recently purchased this high quality 3/4 length coat at the REI store in Paramus. It has an amazing fit and is extremely warm in an outside…
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REI New Star

rated 5 of 5 stars I highly recommend this pack if you can find one used in good shape. Big enough for a long trip, not so big it isn't practical for a weekend.
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REI Great Star

rated 4 of 5 stars Very large pack with lots of size adjustment and all the basic features you want. Well made and long lasting. Prone to being under filled and…
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REI Co-Op Down Jacket

rated 3.5 of 5 stars A fairly lightweight affordable down jacket that isn't only fashionable, but functional as well! Fit: True to size. I'm an XL, and it works…
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REI Flash 18 Pack

rated 5 of 5 stars I got my first one of these when they first came out and would still be using it if it hadn't been stolen out of my car. I use this constantly…
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REI Morning Star 75

rated 4.5 of 5 stars It holds a lot and the top cap can be used as a basic summit bag. Little heavy, but has zippered body divider that I used to stash my shoes…
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REI Doppio Stainless-Steel Tumbler

rated 5 of 5 stars Great cup that coffee shops love to work with, especially for small drinks like espresso or cortados. Feels like a regular cup, not a travel…
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REI Folding Utensil Set

rated 3.5 of 5 stars I originally bought these out of curiosity, but I have learned to respect these utensils. I bought these utensils as a curiosity, but I have…
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REI Half Dome 2

rated 2.5 of 5 stars Great design, not waterproof. I like the design of this tent as it is really roomy for its size. However if you expect wet weather conditions…
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REI Kingdom 4 Tent

rated 0.5 of 5 stars WORST TENT EVER purchased. Winds were only 30kms which flattened the Kingdom 4 and bent the poles. Not only that, the rooms are a joke, small…
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REI Vacuum Clip Mug

rated 5 of 5 stars These mugs are awesome. This is the best mug on the planet. I got several of these mugs years ago at REI. They were so awesome I got more. I…
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REI Flash 45 Pack

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This is a fantastic lightweight pack. It carries well for such a light pack that doesn't have much in the way of a frame. This pack would be…
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REI Lite-Core Sit Pad

rated 4.5 of 5 stars If you don't want to carry a chair and you still appreciate relief from the hard ground around your campsites then you might want to consider…
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REI Sub Kilo +15

rated 5 of 5 stars This bag was one of my favorite pieces of gear for my 21 days on the the Appalachian Trail. I would recommend it for anyone looking for a good…
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REI Flex Lite Chair

rated 4 of 5 stars Perfect for the backcountry or the neighborhood cookout! This simple little chair goes a long way when you can't find a log to park your rear…
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REI Flex Lite Chair

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I am swiftly falling in love with this chair. Value for money is unmatched. I bought this chair to replace one of REI's Camp Stools, as my regular…
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REI Revelcloud Hoodie Jacket

rated 5 of 5 stars Awesome all-purpose jacket. Ultra comfort and ultra-utility. I've had this jacket (actually a men's large) for three years now and it's been…
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REI Sub-Alpine UL

rated 2 of 5 stars Used it twice and stored it along with an older Winnebago tent. The Winnebago tent is still perfect but my REI Sub Alpine is now sticky and…
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REI Sahara Convertible Pants

rated 4 of 5 stars Lightweight convertible pants, good range of sizes, held up well in my case. In contrast to Bill H.'s experience, these held up well for me…
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REI Travel Sack +55

rated 3 of 5 stars 50 dollar sleeping bag, decent warmth, good liner bag in my opinion. Warmth: The bag does keep you warm, on a 50-60 degree night with a shorts…
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REI Relax Air Bed

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Easy to use, durable, comfortable, just a tad expensive. I bought this for my wife and me while car camping. We have two Big Agnes Q-Core pads…
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REI Mars 80

rated 5 of 5 stars You can disappear for seven days with this very comfortable pack without leaving any gear behind. Great Pack. I have used this on a 50-mile…
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REI Kingdom 6 Tent

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Ha! Just read the full review ; ) Purchased the Kingdom 6 online 5 years ago. Lived in it for 2 summers+autumns until the snow stuck (late oct…
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REI Rainwall Jacket

rated 4 of 5 stars Great fit, allows for layering, fantastic durability. This jacket fits kids, and relatively small adults. I have used it for five years, and…
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REI Flash Insulated Air Pad

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Lightweight, quick inflate, and very comfortable. REI Flash sleeping pad (long) is one of the lightest and compact pads I've owned. I primarily…
 
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REI Dash 2 Tent

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Exceptional semi-freestanding lightweight 3-season tent. This is a fantastic tent for under 3 pounds. I love the fact that the material is 15…
 
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REI Standard Blue Foam Pad

rated 2.5 of 5 stars Better than the ground. Competitive weight. Does add some insulation. Should go great combined with another pad for winter use. So, to start…
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REI Flash Insulated Air Pad

rated 4 of 5 stars After 18 months of use over four seasons, I've had NO problems and tons of great sleep. It is replacing my ExPed SynMat 7 (which I love). Packs…
 
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REI Crestrail 70

rated 4 of 5 stars Very nice pack for the price, good adjustment on the internal frame. This a very nice pack. It has logged some miles. I like the adjustments…
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REI Flash 62 Pack

rated 5 of 5 stars I would recommend this pack for someone who casually or seriously hikes multiple day trips. It is extremely comfortable, has all the features…
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REI Trekker Wonderland

rated 5 of 5 stars I pack in bear country, so I really like the squeak. I pack in bear and lion country so the squeaking is a plus. It has all the room I need…
 
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REI Mars 80

rated 5 of 5 stars I bought this pack for a Philmont trip in 2011. Have used many times and still going strong. Very durable and holds everything I need. This…
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REI Kingdom 6 Tent

rated 5 of 5 stars Great tent for family camping when your family is 5+! Easy to set up with one or two people. The REI Kingdom 6 is a great tent. My kiddos are…
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REI Crestrail 70

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great overall backpack. I love how it looks and how it has performed on 20+ mi trips. This product fits well! So many compression straps and…
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REI Alcove Shelter

rated 1.5 of 5 stars Piece of crap. Broke the first time I used it, because of wind. Weak plastic connectors and stake lines. Can't handle moderate wind. Can't handle…
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REI Clipper Tent

rated 5 of 5 stars Great tent for the money and it stands up to years of abuse. Good for backpacking or camping in all weather conditions. Used this tent for 10…
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REI Venus 70 Pack

rated 4 of 5 stars This pack is great for first time backpackers. The pack has great cushioning in both the shoulder and hip belt. Very roomy and the side zippers…
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REI Hiker Shocklight Staff

rated 5 of 5 stars A sturdy lightweight staff that provides plenty of support for the backpacker who wants a hand free while hiking. When my much loved Leki Makalu…
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REI Quarter Dome T2 Plus

rated 5 of 5 stars We have put this tent through most everything the Idaho wilderness can throw at it in spring, summer, and fall. It has held up well and still…
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REI Pinnacle 35 Pack

rated 5 of 5 stars Great pack for rock climbing or other alpine adventures. It is also comfortable on long outings. I initially didn't think I would like this…
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REI Base Camp 6

rated 5 of 5 stars The Base Camp 6 is by far, the best tent I have ever had, REI or not, and this is my 7th tent. I wore out the other 6 with long, heavy use.
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REI Sahara Convertible Pants

rated 4 of 5 stars Great for hiking, the pants offer decent protection from vegetation that encroaches on the trail. They are baggy in an effort to reduce contact…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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REI Table Top French Coffee Press

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…
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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…
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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.
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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,…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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.
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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…
 
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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,…
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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…
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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…
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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.
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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,…
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