Gear

Best-Selling Outdoor Gear in 2018 (so far)

We’re pretty obsessed with gear—and have been for the past 80 years. And if you’re here, that means you’re also probably pretty obsessed. We’re bringing you the top purchased products across every category for the first half of 2018. If your fellow outdoorspeople think this stuff is good, we bet you will too. Read More...

Summer 2018 Customer Favorites

Here at the co-op, we review tons of products. Some of our reviews are produced by in-house teams and subject-matter experts. Other times, we turn to you—the customer—to provide feedback. Here's a roundup of some summer 2018 customer favorites, based on extra enthusiastic reviews. Read More...
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...