The REI dividend is a unique benefit of membership in the REI co-op. It's comprised of your member refund—typically 10% back on eligible purchases—and/or your REI Visa® card rebates.
Each March, active REI members and REI Visa cardholders who earned a rebate receive a refund in the form of an annual dividend notice.
Only active members receive annual dividend notices. To maintain your active status as an REI member, you need to make net merchandise or shipping purchases of at least $10 per year, unless you joined that year. Member numbers are issued in one name and only that person receives the member refund. Your number can be used by others in your family, but it cannot be transferred to someone else.
Rated5out of5byTpylefromExcellent bootI have had these boots for about 6 months and wear them daily for work. I have also used them on several day hikes. They have been an excellent boot, I have never had a single complaint. Very comfortable and durable.
One concern I heard before buying these boots was that they were hot but I don't think they are excessively hot. I may not be a great judge of this aspect because my feet are always hot but I haven't noticed anything out of the ordinary in that respect. I would definitely recommend these.
Date published: 2014-03-29
Rated5out of5byrmalsfromGREAT BootsBought these boots for a 2 week trip down to Patagonia. They handled Patagonia no problem. Enough said.
Date published: 2014-03-19
Rated4out of5byMojoTexasfromGreat bootsI've only had these boots a few weeks, but so far they seem to be pretty good. I've worn them for a few hikes, and they did require a bit of break-in but now they're pretty comfortable.
I haven't been able to assess the waterproof qualities yet, and they're holding up so far as expected.
Overall I'm pleased with the purchase so far.
Date published: 2014-03-13
Rated4out of5byGlobetrotter68fromHugged feetGreat fit and a bit of added flexibility to a stiff boot with a tongue that stretches out for taking off and putting on. Keeps the feet warm, dry and well supported but needs some breaking-in time (feels a bit like a ski boot at first). Watch out on oily/slick surfaces.
Date published: 2014-02-27
Rated1out of5byYohikerfromComfy,but not durable and not waterproofI was looking for a decent mid weight hiking/backpacking boot to replace my Vasque Wasatch boots. The Phaser Peak's feel good out of the box, very comfortable and supportive. I am a mens size 11 but tried on the 10.5 on in the store and it actually fit true where the 11 seemed a bit large. I wear cotton socks so figured that might account for the slight difference in sizing. I wore them around the house and office for a week to make sure they stayed true and did not pack out. Boots are very toasty and feet got very warm. Not sure if Merrell's waterproof liner is as breathable as Gore-Tex. First day outside the boots felt great and crossed one stream and feet stayed dry. Today I was on a half day hike with some snow patches and the boots did not stay dry long and part of the rubber on the side of the heel that connects to the sole of the boot was already peeling away! This was my second attempt at a Merrell boot, I last tried a Gore-Tex Merrell that also did not stay dry after the first trip with a little moisture on the trail. While these boots feel great in the store, and are rated as a backpacking boot, they are probably better suited for day hiking. Do not rely on them to be waterproof. For this and the delaminating sole after two hikes I gave it 1 star. It's too bad, it is a comfortable boot. I also had an issue with lacing the boots, you really have to cinch down on the ankle lace otherwise the boots will feel loose. After two days I am already maxing out the lacing space (touching) so cannot cinch any further. It the nylon loops were to break your foot would be loose in the boot because you would not be able to lace properly. Lacing eyelets at ankle point are too close also and get caught easily on the wrong eyelet while lacing.
Date published: 2014-02-25
Rated4out of5bydaballufromComfort, Support and DurabilityIt is hard for me to find a comfortable boot. Bought a pair of Vasques at REI in the Spring and tried them on several occasions in the back country. Finally took them back and bought these. What a relief. No blisters or toe irritation. Great boot, best lacing system I have ever used. Easy to pull tight and secure without trying to wedge fingers under laces on top of boot.
Date published: 2014-01-10
Rated5out of5byfifthplacefromFantastico!I've had quite a few of these through the years. I use them for work and go through a pair a year. No problems except for the laces' inner and outer layers separate after a few months. Waterproofing wears out but that's to be expected.
Date published: 2013-11-02
Rated5out of5bymrlavalampfromRugged, Solid, and SexyThese boots are phenomenal! I had switched over from a pair of Keens because they didn't provide enough arch support. I "broke" these suckers in doing a 4 hour hike down in Yosemite. There was very little break-in required, the traction and support were fantastic, and they managed snow, sharp rocks, and water perfectly. Towards the end of the day, my legs felt fatigued of course, but it wasn't because of the boots. I find that the presence of the boots is very large, they are not exactly compact, but it doesn't hinder the trekking experience. These are a solid purchase, worth every penny, and I highly recommend them!
Date published: 2013-10-31
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