Author Bio

Aer Parris

Aer Parris

Hailing from the city that never sleeps, writer and adventurer Aer Parris escaped the hustle during a cross-country cycling trip and never looked back. Aer is a staff writer for REI. Happiest while on endurance trips, Aer is making plans for a thru hike of the Continental Divide Trail. REI member since 2012.

Stories by Aer Parris...
Camper with pink coat on sits in orange Flexlite chair while two people filter water in the background.

Easy Seat

A version of this story appeared in the fall 2019 issue of Uncommon Path.  The Flexlite Air story begins with a problem: how to create a camp chair that weig... Read More...
Overhead shot of highways surrounded by city forests.

What is Rewilding?

We believe that the outdoors is integral to a life well lived. That’s why we’re dedicated to protecting and advocating for the lands we love, which starts with ... Read More...