The best part of getting outside with my son is the connection that we inevitably find when we're outdoors. Some of our best conversations have happened on the trail or when we're on a bike ride together. I think this connection is meaningful to him too. In day to day life, it's easy to get distracted and I hope that our time together outdoors will be amongst his strongest childhood memories. I'm a better parent outdoors.

At REI, we believe time outside is fundamental to a life well lived.