Gear List

July 13, 2020

The Perfect Kit: Backyard Camping

summer camping

Summer is here, and while spending time outdoors might look a little different, there’s still adventure to be had. All you have to do? Head into your own backyard. Backyard camping may not be as extreme as the alternative, but there’s solace in the easiness of it. No permits, no red tape, no forgetting any […]

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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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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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April 17, 2020

The Perfect Kit: Going Outside with Kiddos

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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January 8, 2020

Trail Mix: What To Keep In Your Emergency Car Kit

Emergency Car Kit

Maybe you’re making a short drive to the mountains or hitting the road for a cross-country trip to places unknown. No matter your final destination, accidents happen. Bring these nine pieces of gear along for every ride so you’re prepared for everything from a minor mechanical mishap to a night on the side of the […]

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December 3, 2019

Trail Mix: The Coziest, Snuggliest, Softest Gifts

United By Blue The Ultimate Bison Socks

If it’s soft, comfy, snuggly, toasty or warm, find it in this gift guide. Our staffers dished their favorite cozy gifts for the holiday season. Cabiniste Down Booties Never hear your friend complain of cold tootsies again. Like sleeping bags for your feet, these down booties from Cabiniste are stuffed with duck down (certified to […]

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November 26, 2019

Trail Mix: The Best Gifts for Less Than $50

Best Gifts Under $50

While some people are gift-giving machines, effortlessly selecting the perfect products months before the holiday season begins, some of us need a little help. Fear not. Our 13 favorite gifts under $50 are sure to impress everyone on your list. United By Blue Meal Kit Upgrade your pal’s culinary possibilities with the closest thing to […]

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November 25, 2019

Trail Mix: The Best Gifts for Campers

The Best Gifts for Campers

For some folks, wandering ridgelines, gazing at the stars and brewing cowboy coffee at sunrise are part and parcel of a normal weekend. And those adventurers—who already have a closet full of gear—are often the hardest to shop for. That’s why this holiday season, we’ve rounded up our favorite gifts that are sure to get […]

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October 30, 2019

Trail Mix: The Best Outdoor Gifts of 2019

Holiday Gifts

Need gift ideas? You’ve come to the right place. Our editors dug deep, drawing from their own gear testing and, yes, wish lists to cull this roundup of the best nonessential (yet highly desirable) products for holiday gifting. Find a packable camp blanket, a cozy jacket, an action-ready camera and more. ENO DoubleNest Printed Hammock […]

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