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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, and I thought I would like this bag, but it really fell short in a few areas. It seemed like a good value for $220 so I tried it out in the store and it fit great (I'm a big guy) but unfortunately, that is about where the good ends. The first issue is the zipper. I know it's unavoidable that all zippers will get snagged every so often, but the zipper… Full review

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 the bag on the ground and crawl in. Weather Resistance: Keeps water out really well except for the hood hole. It works well as long as you position yourself right, cinch tight, and don't toss and turn too much in your sleep. If the sack is used in conjunction with a small head tarp, there aren't any issues. Ventilation: The hood hole offers great face ventilation. Full review

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 me. It says right on the label, "Down Insulated", however when you feel the bag, there is some sort of synthetic fiber inside. It must be mixed with down? The bag is very warm and worked great for throwing over another light bag in sub zero weather. By today's standards, the bag is way too heavy and big. It packs down to about 20 x 14". Weighs over 5lb. It has… Full review

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 cold in this bag at 40°F with thermals on. This is one of the most inaccurate bag ratings I've tested out of dozens. If the bag read 35°F I would consider this a great bag. Everything about the bag is positive but I would feel terrible if someone actually depended on this bag in 20-30's°.  If you buy this bag as a summer bag, I think you will be very… Full review

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 summer bag but does not do well in cooler weather. I tested it last night (low 36°F). Since the bag had a 15° rating, I figured comfort rating would be somewhere around 30°. I cinched the hood and collar until there was only a 4" diameter circle. There's not really a collar to cinch. The draft tube extends from the side of the bag in one continuous run that… Full review

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REI Coverage in the Trailspace Blog

How many cats or bacon slices can you fit in a pack?
REI just released this infographic on "How to Choose & Use a Backpack." In a brief layout, it covers a fair amount of introductory info for the beginning pack buyer/carrier in an easy-to-read format. Read more
March 5, 2012

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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