Author Bio

Whitney James

Whitney James

Whitney James is a freelance marketing creative based in Boulder, Colorado. When she’s not online you can find her exploring the West on her mountain bike or by horse. Her dad has been an REI member for over 40 years, but he’s not online. REI member since 2012.

Stories by Whitney James...
Whitney's beloved blue REI sleeping bag

An Ode to the Gear that Lasts

Fifty years ago, my dad walked into REI’s first official store in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood. He was looking for a sleeping bag—one he would eventually...
Camping Games

10 Entertaining Camping Games

Hike all day, play all afternoon. Getting outside provides us with all kinds of benefits. More vitamin D for healthy bodies, increased ability to focus, and of ...

How to Master Outdoor Layers

Packing for any outdoor activity, whether it’s a grueling hike, mountain bike ride, or just hanging out around camp, isn’t rocket science. We all know the drill...