I have been a fan & REI member but REI not evolving with time & changes freaks me out. REI appears to be outdoor friendly with gears all meant for that. In reality, wearing good gears won't protect the outdoor in fact, it pushes more people to go out there without realizing that unaware people ruins ecology. If you look at REI parking lots any given days it packed with gas/diesel guzzler vehicles ready to go into the woods. Somehow many people don't realize the consequesnces of carbon emissions. I have requested/informed REI numerous time to have reserve parking spots for Electric Vehicle (EV) at their stores just to make people aware. Good example is Jax Outdoor Gear-they've EV chargers at their stores here in Colorado.
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