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Archive for 'January 2012'

    Best of The REI Blog, 2011: What's Your Favorite?

    fileAs the year winds up, let's look back at some of our favorite 2011 blog posts and a few that you may have missed. Thank you, REI fans, for your readership and all of your comments. The most popular outdoor item ever? Love it or hate it (and, surprisingly, some of you really seem to hate it), The North Face Denali Jacket has been incredibly popular for 20 years running. Find out why and weigh in with your thoughts. REI packaging gets a makeover. You really responded to REI's efforts to reduce ...

    Posted by Steve T on January 5, 2012 1:17 PM & Tagged 2011, REI Blog and best of | permalink | Comments

    Quiet Time: How Your Brain May Get a Boost from Time Spent Outdoors

    fileName one of the big payoffs for walking a remote trail, biking on a seldom-traveled road, paddling into an empty cove, pitching a tent a dozen miles from the nearest road. It's the quiet. The stillness. The time and space to think. An opinion piece, "The Joy of Quiet" by author Pico Iyer, is an essay published last week in The New York Times that ponders an increasingly common wish among we 21st century types—a yearning to periodically unplug from the torrent of electronic information we ...

    Posted by T.D. Wood on January 4, 2012 4:53 PM & Tagged Outdoors, quiet and thinking | permalink | Comments

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