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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 Sleeping Bag

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 Sleeping Bag

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 Pack

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 Pack

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 Pack

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 Pack

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 Pack

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 Pack

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 Pack

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 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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