Gear Guides

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...
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...