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May 15, 2020

The Perfect Kit: Road Biking

road biking

Editor’s note: Most REI stores are temporarily closed. Read the new letter from our CEO explaining our COVID-19 response, including new services and store reopenings. For more information, review our FAQs. Please consult the CDC or your state health department for information related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Follow local guidelines regarding travel, and check access to outdoor spaces […]

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May 13, 2020

Baby’s First Thru-Hike

The Muldoons in front of Santiago de Compostela Cathedral, the culmination of their Camino Francés hike.

A version of this story appeared in the summer 2020 issue of Uncommon Path.  Ever since they met while studying abroad, REI members Pablo and Rachel Muldoon talked about trekking the Camino de Santiago, a network of trails established by religious pilgrims in the Middle Ages. Of the many routes—all leading to the saint’s purported tomb […]

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May 7, 2020

The Perfect Kit: Go Biking with Your Kids

kids bikes

Editor’s note: After a great deal of careful consideration, we temporarily closed our retail stores nationwide. For more information, review our FAQs. Please consult the CDC or your state health department for advice related to the COVID-19 pandemic, including information on symptoms, testing and how to protect yourself and others during social distancing. Follow local […]

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May 1, 2020

16. A Hunger For Joy

You know when you end your season early and don’t tell anybody at …
April 29, 2020

Gear I Hold Dear: My Handsewn Puffy

Kay's puffy red jacket

When I run my hands over my red jacket—now quite grubby around the seams—a memory of my mother pops into my head. It’s the early 1970s, I’m 12 years old and my mom, Roslyn, has gotten three sew-them-yourself kits from REI, including this red puffy for me. She’s pushing the feathers out of plastic bags and into the jacket’s […]

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April 29, 2020

Gear I Hold Dear: My First Pack

Two young children on a backpacking trip

We had just made it to our camp above Crater Lake when large, wet snowflakes started falling from the sky. My 8-year-old twin sister and I were on our very first backpacking trip, 3 miles from the trailhead, and we didn’t have long to gape at the impossibly blue, impossibly deep waters of the lake before our dad […]

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April 29, 2020

Camp Monsters Podcast: Kids’ Edition

Camp Monsters Podcast Kids' Edition

We can all use a little bit of imagination and creativity these days. What better way than with Camp Monsters podcast coloring pages? From the legendary Tahoe Tessie to the infamous Batsquatch, there’s a monster for everybody. Looking for more information on these monsters to inspire you? Check out season one of Camp Monsters or, […]

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April 29, 2020

Gear I Hold Dear: The Teva Ember Moc

Teva Ember Moc

Your days probably look quite a bit different right now. Mine certainly do. I’m showering on my lunch break, writing stories from the backyard, baking bread between phone calls and spending my weekends underneath my car methodically sniffing out all the small noises that I’ve been putting off silencing. I’m not even wearing real pants […]

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April 24, 2020

The Perfect Kit: Movie Night

Editor’s note: After a great deal of careful consideration, we temporarily closed our retail stores nationwide. For more information, review the FAQs regarding REI’s recent store closures. Please consult the CDC or your state health department for advice related to the COVID-19 pandemic, including information on symptoms, testing and how to protect yourself and others […]

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