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7 Best Pocket Knives of 2024
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7 Best Pocket Knives of 2024

A trusty pocket knife is vital for daily tasks and emergencies. Cut through the confusion with our guide to the best pocket knives for any situation.
5 Best Glass Water Bottles of 2024

5 Best Glass Water Bottles of 2024

Many people are making the switch from plastic to glass water bottles for the health of the environment and their bodies.
10 Best Water Bottles of 2024
Blue and black HydraPak Flux water bottles fitted with Katadyn BeFree Water Filters in front of the clear-blue McKenzie River

10 Best Water Bottles of 2024

Quench your thirst for adventure with our guide to the best water bottles based on versatility, insulation, and weight – without draining your wallet.
5 Best Running Hydration Vests & Packs of 2024

5 Best Running Hydration Vests & Packs of 2024

Whether you’re a speedster or a slow poke, this review of the best running vests has you covered. Our team of experts has run through the mountain of options to recommend their top picks.
7 Best First Aid Kits for Hiking of 2024 & Medical Checklist

7 Best First Aid Kits for Hiking of 2024 & Medical Checklist

We never venture into the wilderness without at least a basic first aid kit. A small selection of supplies and some know-how will help…
10 Best GPS Watches for Hiking & Backpacking of 2024
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10 Best GPS Watches for Hiking & Backpacking of 2024

Lost? Not on our watch. Plot a course to adventure with our guide to the best GPS watches.

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The 35 Best Ways to Save At REI’s Member Moment Event 2024
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The 35 Best Ways to Save At REI’s Member Moment Event 2024

We’ll show you how to save big at REI’s Member Moment Event with coupon codes, member reward information, and sale highlights.
20 Hot Deals at REI’s Holiday Warm Up Sale 2023

20 Hot Deals at REI’s Holiday Warm Up Sale 2023

REI”s Holiday Warm Up Sale is on from December 8-18th. These are the deals you won’t want to miss at this year’s sale.
The 50 Best Deals at REI’s Gear Up Get Out Sale 2023

The 50 Best Deals at REI’s Gear Up Get Out Sale 2023

We scoured REI’s Gear Up Get Out Sale (running Nov 10-20) and put together this list of the deals we’re most excited about. Trust us, you won’t want to miss this one!
20 Ways to Use Your REI 20% Off Coupon

20 Ways to Use Your REI 20% Off Coupon

Get excited REI members – it’s coupon time! This weekend only (September 23-24th) REI members can get 20% off…
40 Great Deals at REI’s Labor Day Sale 2023

40 Great Deals at REI’s Labor Day Sale 2023

One of REI’s best sales of the year – the Labor Day Sale – is happening from August 25-September 4th and includes some…
100 Best Gifts For Hikers, Backpackers & Campers 2024

100 Best Gifts For Hikers, Backpackers & Campers 2024

Give the gift that gets them outside with our guide to the best gifts for hikers and backpackers.
7 Best Trekking Poles of 2024
A female backpacker hiking up to the top of a red, rocky mountain pass in Glacier National Park using the REI Flash Carbon trekking poles

7 Best Trekking Poles of 2024

We’ve rigorously tested these trekking poles over thousands of miles to find the sturdiest and most lightweight options. Get more stability on tough terrain…
40 Great Deals at REI’s 4th of July Sale 2023

40 Great Deals at REI’s 4th of July Sale 2023

The snow is melting and the parks are opening – it’s time to get outside! We’re just as stoked as you are for summer hiking and backpacking season, and REI has you covered with some great deals on gear to get you on the trail. REI’s 4th of July sale runs from June 23rd – July 4th. 
Father’s Day Gifts for Outdoorsy Dads

Father’s Day Gifts for Outdoorsy Dads

Father’s Day is the perfect time to show your dad (or the father of your children) some love.
60 Great Deals at REI’s Anniversary Sale

60 Great Deals at REI’s Anniversary Sale

It’s the most wonderful time of the year for all of us adventure seekers – REI’s Anniversary Sale! May 19th-29th is REI’s biggest sale of the year, and it includes deep discounts on some of our favorite backpacking, camping, and hiking gear.
Mother’s Day Gifts for Outdoorsy Moms 2024
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Mother’s Day Gifts for Outdoorsy Moms 2024

Mother’s Day is coming up and it’s a great opportunity to show the special lady in your life how much you appreciate her.
50 Ways to Save Big at REI’s Member Moment Sale

50 Ways to Save Big at REI’s Member Moment Sale

It’s Member Rewards time at REI! That means REI members have just received 10% of their purchases from last year back to be used in store this year, which is always rad. In this guide, we’ll outline our favorite deals for members and give you the inside scoop on our top recommendations for how to get the most out of your 20% off coupon.
C.A.M.P. Corsa Ice Axe Review

C.A.M.P. Corsa Ice Axe Review

The C.A.M.P. Corsa Ice Axe is one of the lightest ice axes on the market, making it a top choice among weight-conscious backpackers and mountaineers who need the ability to self-arrest while crossing glaciers and steep snowfields.
10 Best Stuff Sacks of 2024
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10 Best Stuff Sacks of 2024

Toiletries, electronics, extra clothes, food – all the little bits and bobs in your backpack can become a mess if you don’t have a way…
18 Hot Deals at REI’s Holiday Warm Up Sale

18 Hot Deals at REI’s Holiday Warm Up Sale

The winter fun has just begun, and REI has you covered with some great deals on cold weather gear. The Holiday Warm Up Sale is on from December 9-19th. It includes big discounts on some of our favorite winter clothing as well as some awesome gift items for the outdoorsy folks in your life.
Our All-Time Favorite YETI Gear

Our All-Time Favorite YETI Gear

We often point people to YETI when they’re looking for exceptionally durable, long-lasting, and stylish gear for frontcountry adventures. YETI products have found their way onto many of our Gear Guides because they’re very high quality and built to last – something that really stands out in today’s market.
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