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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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Buying Guides

REI Co-op Editors’ Choice Awards

65 reviews with an average rating of 4.7 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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Buying Guides

The Best Running Shoes of 2021: Tested

18 reviews with an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars

Hitting the pavement more often? Make sure you have the perfect pair of road running shoes for your next run at REI Expert Advice.

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Buying Guides

Best Bike Locks of 2021: Staff Picks

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

Our cycling experts help you deter bike thieves by recommending the best lock for every type of rider

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Buying Guides

The Best Backpacking Stoves of 2021: Staff Picks

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

Our experts recommend their favorite portable canister stoves for backpacking, plus a liquid-fuel stove, an alcohol stove and a wood-fuel stove.

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Buying Guides

The Best Yoga Gear of 2021: Staff Picks

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

REI Co-op staffers share their favorite mats, blocks, cleaner and apparel for yoga. Find the perfect yoga gear for your home or studio practice.

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Checklists

Road Trip Checklist

53 reviews with an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars

Basics for hitting the road