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August 12, 2020

Which GoPro Camera Should I Get?

gopro hero8

Like most (all?) tech, action cameras keep getting better every year. So it used to be that the best available option was the newest model, but with last year’s releases of both the GoPro HERO8 Black and MAX cameras, adventurers have two current models to choose between. We’re here to help you make that decision. […]

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August 6, 2020

Gear I Hold Dear: My Flash 52 Backpack

rei co-op flash 55

I don’t get warm fuzzies when I reach for my Flash 52, but that doesn’t mean I don’t love it. This pack has steadied me as I shimmied across cliffs, and carried my filthy-wet gaiters when I couldn’t bear to touch them myself. It’s helped me reach distant campsites that seemed beyond my range. It […]

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August 5, 2020

The Best Hiking Gear for Dogs

adventure dog

You have good gear—why shouldn’t your doggo? Whether you’re in the market for a new leash or your fluffer’s first pack, find the perfect addition to Fido’s kit among these nine staff picks. Wolfgang Man & Beast Dog Collar Looking to upgrade your pooch’s necklace? Look no further. These collars from Wolfgang Man & Beast […]

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August 3, 2020

REI Presents: Pedal Through

"Pedal Through" film cast riding bikes through Oregon

The following article was originally published by Travel Oregon. Available to read here. Analise Cleopatra had never ridden a mountain bike before. The 29-year-old Portland filmmaker had never gone camping, either, and she suffers from long-term anxiety. Yet in September 2019, she embarked on a major adventure to push herself out of her comfort zone: […]

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July 31, 2020

How to Ride Your Bike Like a Kid Again

11-year-old on a bike going over a ramp

My manual needs work. Watch a biker who can perform a good manual, where the front wheel of the bike stays off the ground in a perpetual wheelie, and it’s a thing of beauty—like that biker is toying with the natural laws of gravity. When I attempt this trick, it’s short-lived, a few seconds on […]

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July 31, 2020

This Badlands Race Isn’t Canceled

Maah Daah Hey

Editor’s note: Please consult the CDC or your state health department for information related to the COVID-19 pandemic. When spending time outdoors, please recreate responsibly.   his year hasn’t been kind to race organizers (or anybody else, for that matter). Major foot races like the New York City and Chicago Marathons, and bike races like the USA Cycling […]

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July 28, 2020

The Perfect Kit: Mountain Biking

mountain biking

It’s prime time for mountain biking. The weather is warm, the dirt is tacky and the trailheads are open. So, whether you’re new to mountain biking of the local King of the Mountain, hit the pedals and enjoy. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite items to shred this summer, from multi-tools to snazzy shirts. […]

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July 28, 2020

How COVID-19 Could Impact Our Outdoor Habits

Person walking on a sidewalk

Editor’s note: Please consult the CDC or your state health department for information related to the COVID-19 pandemic. When spending time outdoors, please recreate responsibly. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, 20-year-old Julia Madajczak, a Polish au pair working with a family in Virginia, liked spending time with friends outdoors. They’d hang out in the evenings, playing […]

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July 22, 2020

Good Gear: PrimaLoft Creates a New Way to Make Insulation More Sustainable

PrimaLoft P.U.R.E. insulation

For more than 30 years, the process of creating synthetic insulation at PrimaLoft’s Vietnamese manufacturing facility was mostly unchanged. Webs of synthetic insulation would pass along giant conveyor belts, where they were teased by industrial-size hairbrushes and layered into sheets, before entering ovens the size of school cafeterias. Intertwined in the tangle of polyester fibers […]

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