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Editor's Picks

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Gear Guides

REI Co-op Editors’ Choice Awards

109 reviews with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars

REI Co-op Editors’ Choice Awards honor the best equipment and apparel we’ve been recommending for years, along with the latest innovative products.

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Gear Guides

The Best Gifts for Skiers

2 reviews with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars

Boot warmers, apres shoes, cozy bibs, slick goggles and more will please the skier on your list.

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The Best Down Jackets of 2021: Staff Picks

3 reviews with an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars

REI staffers and customers pinpointed their favorite puffies for casual wear, hiking, snowsports and more. Read on for our top picks of 2021.

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The Best Gifts for Campers

6 reviews with an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars

Find the perfect tent, sleep system, chair, cooler and more for the camper on your list.

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The Best Gifts for Runners

4 reviews with an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars

Whether they love the trail or just get out in the city for a quick jog, find the perfect gift for the runner in your life.