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Expert Advice

Your go-to source for expert outdoor knowledge you can trust. All the information you need to learn new skills, choose and maintain gear, prep for your trips and have amazing adventures.

Editor's Picks

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Gear Guides

REI Co-op Editors’ Choice Awards

111 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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Skills

Yoga for Runners

16 reviews with an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars

Learn more about the benefits of yoga for runners, key postures to focus on and how to get started.

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Skills

Resistance Band Workouts

77 reviews with an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars

Here are four exercises you can do at home or on the road using lightweight, versatile resistance bands.

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Buying Advice

How to Choose Cross-Country Ski Gear

1044 reviews with an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars

Get advice on how to choose the right cross-country skis, boots, bindings and poles.

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Gear Guides

Best Gloves and Mittens of 2022: Tested

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

Don’t let your digits go numb. These are the warmest and most dexterous gloves and mittens for skiing, snowboarding, ice climbing and shoveling snow.

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Gear Guides

Tested: The Best Hiking Boots of 2022

257 reviews with an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars

Our testers spent months putting the best hiking and backpacking boots sold at REI through their paces. The nine in this list are the top performers.