December 5, 2017

How to Gear Up and Get Your Kids Started Camping and Backpacking

Nate and Alex hike along Gunsight Pass Trail in Glacier National Park

As we hiked uphill toward Gunsight Pass in Glacier National Park, on a three-day family backpacking trip, a couple in their 50s stopped to talk with us. They smiled at our 9-year-old son, Nate, and 7-year-old daughter, Alex, and said, “We’re impressed! We never had any luck trying to get our kids to backpack when […]

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December 5, 2017

Yeti-inspired OPEN U.P. frameset released

Yeti and OPEN have teamed up on this great looking drop bar adventure bike.
December 5, 2017

Op-Ed: Why Now—More than Ever—We Must Live by Leave No Trace

In a time when more and more people are embracing outdoor recreation, here's how to combat the destruction of the wild places we love. Last year, for the centennial of the National Park Service, park visits were up by over 25 million across the nation. Yosemite traffic increased by 21 percent year over year—up almost […]

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December 5, 2017

The Man Who Fell to Earth: Intentions vs. Goals

When I lived in New York City in my early to mid-twenties, I …
December 4, 2017

Reynolds TR 307 S and TR 309 S carbon wheels launched

Add Reynolds to a long list of wheel makers embracing wide hookless bead rims — and offering carbon hoops at lower prices.
December 4, 2017

Intense to employ new hybrid sales model

Intense Cycles has introduced what it’s calling a new “global hybrid sales model.” The new Intense Rider-Direct program has the goal of offering more buying flexibility, improved service options, and aggressive new pricing.
December 1, 2017

Member Portrait: Ted “Outdoorsy” Lo

Ted Lo

In this series we interview our members and share why they believe a life outdoors is a life well lived. Ted Lo participated in a research project for our REI Co-op Private Brands team, answering questions about how he uses and views his gear in order to shape future REI brand products. He’s been a […]

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November 30, 2017

DIY: Paracord Survival Bracelet

Paracord Bracelet

Paracord is one of the most useful items to have on an adventure. From replacing a broken shoe string to making a fishing line, it has a wide variety of uses that come in handy in both day-to-day situations and wilderness scenarios. DIY survival bracelets make great gifts since you can personalize the size and […]

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November 28, 2017

This Debut Event Aims to Make Off-Road Cycling More Inclusive

And inclusion could mean industry growth, too. The first-ever Women’s Off-Road Cycling Congress (WORCC) launched in October at the Pearl Izumi World Headquarters in Louisville, Colorado. The goal of WORCC Founder Elori Slater was twofold: to evolve the classic cycling industry ladies’ nights—where retailers invite women to gather over hors d’oeuvres and shop for goods—into […]

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