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Activator Gaiter

rated 2.5 of 5 stars Nicely designed to stay down over running shoes, but they wear out fast. The gaiter material is slightly stretchy and breathes well, but the cords that snug the gaiters down over the foot aren't tough enough and it looks like the grommets will pull out after prolonged use. Remember the old, pseudo-Chinese saying: “Man who eat cracker in bead have crumby sleep!”? A runner’s corollary to that might be: “Man who run in sand get sand in shoes!” I don’t like running on asphalt, so here in… Full review

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 tents will last a very long time. Color coded setup makes it easy even for our youngest Scouts. Adjustable top vents insure great condensation control. Included stakes and guy out lines, and even large attic space. Optional footprint makes it even better as a single unit. Our Scout Troop has used these tents for the past several years. Super easy setup by… Full review

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 (tall version to accommodate the 6'4" husband) have been a dream to use when canoeing/portaging in the BWCA, hiking/backpacking, or even in our hunting cabin in WI in November. These have an insulation factor of R4, so they keep us quite toasty. They self-inflate about 90% before needing a little help to fill the air rails. Love the air rails, they keep… Full review

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 with this pack, but wish that some of the pockets were slightly bigger. I have put in about a hundred miles in with this pack through some pretty tough terrain, and I have never had a backpack with the kind of comfort and support that this pack offers. I have mild back pain and most backpacks make me miserable within a couple days of hiking, but this backpack… Full review

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 comfort with REI products.  The chair is pretty great—comfortable, super easy to set up and breakdown. Bought for weekend backpack trips for comfort. It's a little bulky/heavy, especially as a non-necessity, but a nice reward after lugging a pack all day.  Pretty happy with it. Full review

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Go Outside with REI’s Passport to Adventure
REI invites children and families to explore the outdoors with Passport to Adventure, a free program that encourages kids to participate in outdoor activities. Read more
May 21, 2009

Guides to Eco-Materials
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August 30, 2007

REI Introduces Eco-Sensitive Icon
Select REI brand products will carry an eco-sensitive label, designating items manufactured with a high percentage of recycled, rapidly renewable and/or organic fibers. Read more
August 18, 2007

REI Adventures Announces Carbon-Neutral Travel
Through REI Adventure's new 100 percent carbon-neutral offering, outdoor enthusiasts will be able to “green” their travel – including the air travel to and from their destinations. Read more
October 4, 2006


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