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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

4 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

Staff Picks: The Best Backpacking Packs of 2021

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

Find the perfect backpack for you in this gear guide. We have options for short trips, long trips and everything in between.

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Buying Guides

How to Choose a Fitness Tracker

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

Thinking about getting a GPS watch, heart rate monitor or fitness tracker? Learn how to sort through the options and get helpful shopping tips.

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Skills

Tips for Breathing While Running

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

Breathe through workouts and improve your performance with these breathing while running tips.