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Re: When will REI store begin offering gear rentals again?


While there are still no certainties, my family is planning on going backpacking near the end of June.  Will REI be renting any gear within the near future?

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@abodenhamer thanks for reaching out - sure hope you're family is able to go this backpacking adventure! Unfortunately, we do not yet have any updates we can share about when gear rentals will be available. This will be part of our phased approach of reopening and will likely vary across the country. Your best resource for staying updated on the status of gear rentals will the local store page where you are hoping to rent from and our Rentals landing page. We apologize that we do not have more specific timelines to share at this time.

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