We Are REI: Outdoor Gear, Classes & Experiences


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The great outdoors is a magnetic place, one that pulls us back when we’re away for too long. We’re drawn to mountains and rivers as much as we are to the grass in the park or a good fetch with our dogs. We chase the solitude of a walk after work. We chase the once-in-a-lifetime travel we thought might never happen until the day we finally left. We chase experiences, and we chase adventure.

We are an outdoor retail company that helps you to find whatever you’re chasing, whatever your most fulfilling life outdoors could be. And we have the gear, expert-led classes and adventure travel trips to get you there. As the nation’s largest consumer co-op, this commitment is supported by our 17 million members. Together, we’ve figured out that a life outdoors is a life well lived. 

The Gear You Need to Get Outside, Wherever Your Outside May Be

There’s nothing like having the right tool for the job. Like when camp chairs, puffy throw blankets, durable beer glasses and insulated growlers all come together for the perfect picnic. Or when you find yourself still dry after your sixth hour of drenching downpour in the backcountry, all because you picked out that new rain jacket and pants. We’re a little obsessed with that feeling, which is why we want to provide you with the exact gear you need, however you get outside.

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The Classes to Get You Out There

Have you ever wanted to climb a mountain, but didn’t know where to start? Or try paddling because it looks like fun? Maybe just want your kid to learn how to ride a bike, or you want to take prettier pics on your phone to do your experiences justice. The magic in those “aha” moments is worth chasing. It’s sublime the first time you soar forward on two wheels, right before that wobble and fall, or build a perfectly equalized rock climbing anchor all by yourself. Better pictures often mean better memories. However big or small the learning curve, our instructors live for the enchantment of discovery, and you’ll feel it. Join a class and discover your next outdoor passion.

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The Adventurous Experiences With Outdoorsy People—People Like You

It’s only once in a lifetime that you trek around a bend to see Machu Picchu in the distance for the first time. And there is a very special kind of crew that understands the pull of outdoor adventure without explanation. When those singular moments happen in the midst of people who just get it, it is spellbinding. We’re in the business of bringing the right kind of people, people like you, together for breathtaking outdoor experiences. From family trips to beach-side glamping, domestic weekend getaways to international excursions, we’re helping people get outside. Don’t you want to come along?

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An Impact That Makes a Difference

The world needs us to live our values more than ever. When we all work toward sustainability, philanthropy and advocacy together, big things get done. “Big” like changing an entire supply chain to create less waste, raising millions of dollars to build new trails and investing in local groups that help people experience the outdoors for the first time. Be a part of that magnitude of change.

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