Camping & Hiking

Learn with REI Expert Advice

Choose from dozens of online how-to articles and videos from REI's vast pool of outdoor knowledge. Share your knowledge, too! Top camping and hiking topics:

  1. How to Enjoy Winter Camping
  2. How to Load a Backpack
  3. How to Choose Rainwear
  4. Day Hiking Checklist
  5. How to Fit Your Backpack
  6. The Ten Essentials
  7. How to Choose a Water Bottle
  8. Backpacking Checklist
  9. How to Go Geocaching
  10. How to Use Your GPS

Browse all 90+ camping & hiking articles

Attend an In-Store Clinic

Your local REI store regularly hosts how-to clinics on topics such as GPS usage to backpacking basics. Find my store for a calendar of events.

Hike with the REI Outdoor School

The knowledgeable guides of the REI Outdoor School make it fun to learn new skills. Sign up for the day or a weekend trip (offered in selected regions only). Visit REI Outdoor School for details.

Take a Dream Trek with REI Adventures

From Utah to Nepal, Weekend Getaways.

Find a Local Trail

Get the scoop on a family-friendly hike near you. Visit your local store page and go to the What's Happening section.

Give Back

REI partners with VolunteerMatch to make it easy to share some sweat-equity with your community. Give it a try and enjoy the good karma.

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Backpackers will appreciate our selection of lightweight, trail-ready gear like backpacking stoves, headlamps, GPS units and single-person tents.

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You'll find a wide variety of top-brand camping and backpacking gear–backpacks from Osprey, Gregory and Arc'Teryx; sleeping bags and tents from The North Face, Big Agnes, Marmot and Mountain Hardwear; camping gear from MSR and Outdoor Research–and many more brands.

And don't forget our own REI brand gear, including daypacks, backpacks, sleeping bags and tents, including the award-winning REI Halfdome 2!

But we don't just sell camping equipment–we help you put it to use. Check out our dozens of camping and hiking articles and videos online, camping-skills classes through the REI Outdoor School, and hiking trips with REI Adventures. Exchange ideas and tips with the REI community, too!

At REI you'll find top-rated and top-selling camping and hiking gear, plus plenty of camping sale and clearance deals and bargains.

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