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REI Staff

REI Co-op’s editorial staff is a team of passionate editors, writers and producers. We’re dedicated to covering the outdoors: the people who inspire you, the issues and events impacting our community, the skills and gear you need for your next adventure, and the places you want to go. Learn more about our editorial guiding principles.

Stories by REI Staff...
Two hikers in a forest look up at the sky

How to Hike with a Partner

There's nothing like looking out at a spectacular sunset from a ridgeline or leaving your worries behind as you trek through a thicket of trees. Many of our mos...
A collection of handwritten letters to REI Co-op, spread out on top of each other.

Dear REI: Letters from Co-op Members

Co-op members know that REI is a different kind of company: Not only can you can find top-quality gear and a wide range of expertise to aid your outdoor adventu...
Mt. Blanc in Chamonix, France

Photo Diary: REI x HOKA at UTMB

This summer, REI staffers Fan Zhou, Emily Frugé, Jeffrey Schmidt and Kailee Esser traveled to Chamonix, France, for the 2023 Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc, sponsore...
REI Co-op Studios Presents: Canary

REI Co-op Studios Presents: Canary

https://youtu.be/4T65f5R1x2s Some folks read tea leaves or study the stars, others turn to predictions written in ancient texts. Scientist Lonnie Thompson, ...