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Camping with Kids
Fresh air; amazing scenery; glimpses of wildlife; vast, memorable starlit nights. Video games are simply no match for the full-scale sensory overload that nature delivers, and a great way to convince anyone age 16 or younger of this truism is to invite them along on a camping trip. Read more.
How to Choose a Child Carrier
Now that your child is a few months old, you may be itching to go on vacation, step on a trail or just get out of the house. Either way, one of the easiest ways to carry your child and keep your hands free is by using a child carrier. Read more.
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Our friendly, knowledgeable hiking guides are eager to make the outdoors fun for your whole family. These kid-friendly, half-day outings are offered at local parks (selected cities only). Learn more.
From Tahoe to the Amazon, REI Adventures family trips are a great way to introduce kids to the wide world beyond TV and the mall. You'll help kids play, learn and gain self-confidence in the outdoors. See our family trips lineup.
If you live near an REI store, take a look at a few local hiking and biking suggestions from REI staff on where to take the family out for an afternoon of good times. Find your local store and look for the What's Happening section.
From car camping to backpacking to ultra-light hiking, let REI outfit you for adventure with our huge selection of camping and hiking gear.
Backpackers will appreciate our selection of lightweight, trail-ready gear like backpacking stoves, headlamps, GPS units and single-person tents.
Setting up a base camp? Check out our roomy family camping tents and shelters, comfortable camp chairs and hammocks. Round out your camp kitchen with tables, stoves and cookware for a crowd.
You'll find a wide variety of top-brand camping and backpacking gear–backpacks from Osprey, Gregory and Arc'Teryx; sleeping bags and tents from The North Face, Big Agnes, Marmot and Mountain Hardwear; camping gear from MSR and Outdoor Research–and many more brands.
And don't forget our own REI brand gear, including daypacks, backpacks, sleeping bags and tents, including the award-winning REI Halfdome 2!
But we don't just sell camping equipment–we help you put it to use. Check out our dozens of camping and hiking articles and videos online, camping-skills classes through the REI Outdoor School, and hiking trips with REI Adventures. Exchange ideas and tips with the REI community, too!
At REI you'll find top-rated and top-selling camping and hiking gear, plus plenty of camping sale and clearance deals and bargains.
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