Gear

Woman climbing at the Seattle Flagship store

The Best Climbing Shoes of 2018

We interviewed REI climbing experts and researched customer favorites to provide you with a roundup of the top climbing shoes for 2018. Whether you're into trad climbing to bouldering, here are some of the best rock shoes on the market right now. Read More...

Gear Review: Osprey Eja 58 Pack

Backpackers looking to enjoy their time in the wilderness face a perennial question: What’s more important, having comfortable gear or lightweight gear? Osprey has finally created a lightweight, women-specific pack that maintains comfort for a range of load weights: the Osprey Eja 58. Read More...
Backpackers along the South Rim

The Best Backpacking Packs of 2018

Whether you're headed out for an overnight or a thru-hike, a pack that fits your body’s specific shape and size can make all the difference between a joyful journey or a suffering slog in the backcountry. This article tells you what to look for and offers suggestions for the best backpacking packs of 2018. Read More...

Everything You Need for Your First Backpacking Trip

Backpacking for the first time can feel daunting. What tent should you get? How many pairs of socks should you bring? Which water filter is the best for the job? We have quite a bit of experience, and thought we should tell you what we’ve learned the hard way. This is everything you need for your first trip. Read More...

The Best Rain Jackets of 2018

It’s hard to live a life outside without encountering rain. That’s why a good rain jacket (or two) is an important part of every outdoorperson’s closet. Here are the top rain jackets of this year. Read More...
Four women standing in a field

Introducing More Styles for More Women

Through Force of Nature, our public effort to level the playing field for women outdoors, we’ve made a commitment to provide quality gear that fits women of all sizes. It’s been a journey to change the shrink-it-and-pink-it mentality among the outdoor industry over the past few years. Read More...