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Ruckpack 65 Travel Pack

rated 3.5 of 5 stars A good travel/weekend hiking pack with the details you come to expect from a REI product. While relatively heavy at nearly 6 lbs for both the primary pack and daypack, there are enough pockets and comfortable straps to make this a weekend pack for the outdoorsy types. As an Active Cub Scout Cubmaster and ASM for a troop, I camp a lot. I also travel periodically for work and enjoy the occasional vacation with the family and spouse. This probably feeds my bag fetish.* I'm always in the market for… Full review

Half Dome 2 Plus

rated 4.5 of 5 stars REI keeps innovating this tried and tested model. They've done a fine job with keeping things simple and effective. Setup: It's a simple single pole design. The configuration is not a cross pole. Rather it's two arches supported by a cross pole. The pole hub is plastic. I've broken these kind before by not inserting the pole all the way in and then stressing the pole as you bend it. If you are careful, these types of hubs work well. You basically put the pole on, stake the corners, and you're done. Full review

Vaporush Windstopper Pants

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Comfortable soft-shell hiking pants that do what they say—keep wind and even light rain and most snow off your legs and keep warm in cooler temps while also allowing venting in warmer (but not hot) weather. Durable, comfortable, and can even pass for decent pants in town stops. Features REI documents the following features, and I have provided my comments on each alongside, with more explanation in the appropriate section. Fully windproof and highly breathable, GORE WINDSTOPPER fabric is water… Full review

Passage 2 Tent

rated 4 of 5 stars Great tent for motorcycle camping, folds up small, packs well, lightweight. Bought for motorcycle camping. Sets up in five minutes with both footprint and rainfly, haven't needed to stake out. Pretty good freestanding sleeping on an air mattress with a medium strength wind and still didn't need to put tent stakes in. All and all I would highly recommend. Full review

Half Dome 2

rated 0.5 of 5 stars Terrible Quality Control. BAD RUNS IN NETTING THROUGHOUT TENT. Same situation with runs found on three different tents purchased "new" from store stock. Same problem but fewer runs on a 2017 model tent. I heard that returned defective tents were being returned to general merchandise stock. REI staff responded to situation with something between ignorance of the problem and indifference. Staff short-changed me on issuing a cash return. This review was posted on the REI website. They took it down… 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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