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Share your member story with us!

REI members have done a lot of cool things, like the couple who got married at our DC flagship store and the two best friends who revisited an old trail together 50 years later. We also can’t forget the daughter who continued outdoor traditions with her dad’s beloved blue sleeping bag

We hear there are more co-op member stories out there and we want to know about them! Share your member story with us by replying below.


At REI, we believe time outside is fundamental to a life well lived.
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hi my story begins back in 1981 yes that’s right I’ve been a member for 39 years 2021 will be 40 years I just started bicycling I still am bicycling as a matter fact right now I rather bicycle anywhere and use my car very sparingly but getting on with my story then January 1, 2001 I finally retired and from January from the end of December January and most of February I was going to my REI in East Hanover New Jersey getting all the help that I could possibly get buying all my gear at REI from my first Appalachian trail hike through hike I did that I got all the help that I needed and sure enough I went back the following year swapped out some gear I did another through hike so as time went by I thru hike the Appalachian Trail in 2001 2000 to 2003 and 2004 and it was all with the help of REI you guys have been and will always be great your always have an answer you’re always willing to do the best that you can and help everyone and I appreciate it love you guys and the story