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April 2, 2021

How to Set Up the REI Co-op + West Elm Outward Day Shelter

A product-on-white image of the Outward Day Shelter

Once set up, the REI Co-op + West Elm Outward Day Shelter offers shade from the sun and weather protection when it’s drizzling. Choose the lean-to or A-frame configuration, grab a friend, and follow these steps to create your perfect setting for outdoor dining or lounging in comfort. The Outward Day Shelter is part of […]

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March 31, 2021

Where Can I Ride My E-Bike on Federal Lands?

Person riding electric mountain bike

The Arizona National Scenic Trail spans 800 miles between Mexico and Utah and weaves through deserts, mountains, canyons, wilderness areas and national parks. One of 11 National Scenic Trails in the country, it is in the company of the Pacific Crest Trail and the Appalachian Trail. But unlike those two trails, the Arizona Scenic Trail […]

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March 30, 2021

REI Presents: Cycle of Ancestry

Mario Ordoñez-Calderón with bikepacking gear along Yucatan Peninsula bike route

“Cycle of Ancestry” is a film about Mario Ordoñez-Calderón, a first-generation Mayan American who bikepacks 1,500 miles through the Yucatan Peninsula to explore his cultural heritage and learn about how your roots can shape your future. CREW: Director, Cinematographer & Co-Writer: Ryder England Producer & Writer: Mario Jesus Ordoñez-Calderon Creative Director & Film Editor: Ari […]

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March 29, 2021

The Perfect Kit for the Perfect Picnic

Barebones Enamelware

Celebrate warmer temps by throwing an epic picnic. Our favorite outdoor-cooking gear is portable, easy to use and high-performing, so you don’t need to sacrifice a good meal when you head out the door. Set up in your yard, at a local park or at a campground. We’ve selected our favorite gadgets for the occasion—plus […]

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March 26, 2021

Gear I Hold Dear: My Camping Pillow

my camping pillow

I always thought that camping was supposed to be uncomfortable. Everything from abandoning four walls and a mattress to rubbing your heels raw from big miles in big boots to sticking to the plan even when the skies open requires some amount of resilience. I believed that part of the glory of backpacking is in […]

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March 15, 2021

How to Build Your Own Smart Indoor Bike

Smart indoor exercise bikes have been all the rage of late—and for good reason. These calorie-squashing workout machines bring professional-level cycling instructors and virtual cycling communities into your living room, giving you both a great workout and a chance to interact with (or compete against) other riders. But they tend to be expensive. Many run […]

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March 11, 2021

First Look: New Hiking Boots from REI Co-op

The secret is in the name. When Isabelle Portilla and her team of product designers and strategists began noodling on the idea of building REI Co-op’s first-ever footwear line, they went straight to the heart of the business: co-op members. “They told us they were ready for us to enter the footwear space,” says Portilla, […]

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March 10, 2021

The Perfect Kit: Leisure Biking

three people biking

There are days when you feel like suiting up in head-to-toe spandex and going as far and as fast as your bike will take you. And then there are days when you just want to feel the sun on your face and the wind in your hair as you spin down the street. For the […]

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March 10, 2021

The Perfect Kit: Leisure Biking

three people biking

There are days when you feel like suiting up in head-to-toe spandex and going as far and as fast as your bike will take you. And then there are days when you just want to feel the sun on your face and the wind in your hair as you spin down the street. For the […]

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