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Expert Advice

From Our Gear Closet to Yours

Our co-op members and staff tested top-performing products and picked the best of the best. We have a feeling you'll love them, too.

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Gear Guides

The Best Snow Helmets of 2023: Tested

2 reviews with an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars

Our team evaluated top snow helmets at REI, narrowing it down to five of the best helmets for skiing and snowboard.

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Gear Guides

The Best Snow Goggles of 2023: Tested

2 reviews with an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars

Our crew put snow goggles to the test and came up with the best ones for every type of skier and snowboarder.

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Buying Advice

The Etiquette of Giving Used Outdoor Gear and Apparel

18 reviews with an average rating of 3.9 out of 5 stars

Learn what outdoor gear and clothes make the best gifts, what to avoid when buying used and how to gift secondhand items with care.

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Skills

How Do I Charge an Electric Bike?

3 reviews with an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars

Charging your bike is simple and easy. We'll explain how and provide tips on how to get the most out of your e-bike batteries.

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Skills

5K Training Plan for Beginners

32 reviews with an average rating of 3.8 out of 5 stars

Learn how to run a 5K, whether you're a beginner or a seasoned runner, at REI. We have tips to help you run the distance, and maybe even enjoy it.

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Buying Advice

What is an Electric Bike?

3 reviews with an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars

An electric bike, or e-bike, is equipped with a battery and a small electric motor to assist you in pedaling faster and farther.