Latoya Snell runs through the city.
Hear her out. Share your story, Inspire the future

Calling all forces of nature

Although we’ve made progress as a co-op, women are still seeing an unbalanced narrative when it come to whose stories are worth celebrating in the broader culture. This is where you come in. And we echo.

Women's stories make up just 0.5% of recorded history. Women artists only make up 3-5% of permanent collections. Women are memorialized by less than 8% of public statues.

Own your force

Every story—no matter how big or small—is worth sharing. Moments nature has taken your breath away, your first hike, that time you tried something new and it didn't go so well, or went surprisingly well. Tell us about the fears you've faced, the adrenaline embraced, or something about the inspiring women who got you outside. All these stories belong in the world.

An illustrated map shows REI's Airstream making its way from Boston to Seattle, with multiple pit stops throughout the U.S.
An illustrated map shows REI's Airstream making its way from Boston to Seattle, with multiple pit stops throughout the U.S.
An illustrated map shows REI's Airstream making its way from Boston to Seattle, with multiple pit stops throughout the U.S.

Tell us your story in person

We’ll be traveling by Airstream, all the way from Boston to Seattle, to meet you and record your wonderful stories. But your safety is our priority. Due to COVID-19’s presence around the country we’re postponing our tour until further notice. New dates will be announced as soon as possible. Until then, be sure to submit your story online.

The force behind Latoya Snell

The New York-based runner, chef, mother and blogger behind Running Fat Chef is a strong advocate for body positivity and inclusivity within the running world.

Yesenia Castro found her calling

It wasn’t until college that Yesenia realized the trails and outdoors were free for all to use. Watch her journey climbing Mount St. Helens for the first time.

Facing fear with Kim Chambers

Kim Chambers set a record as the first woman to swim from San Francisco to the Farallon Islands. Learn how she uses fear as motivation to reach her goals.

#FORCE OF NATURE
Force of Nature beanie, pin, and flask.

Rep the movement

Since day one of this social-change initiative, we've been adding more products and sizes to outfit more women for adventure because the outdoors looks good on every body.

Choose your next adventure

Classes & events for women

Choose from over 1,000 classes, tours and events for women nationwide.

Feed your spirit

From South Africa to the American Southwest, REI Women's Adventures are extraordinary journeys for women who want to experience the world—not just see it.

Show the world you're a
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