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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

91 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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Buying Guides

The Best Electric Bikes of 2021: Staff Picks

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

Our six favorite e-bikes are great for hauling kids and groceries, commuting faster and easier, extending your ride in the mountains, cities and more!

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The Best Bike Upgrades to Make

Which bike upgrades make sense? REI bike experts offer comfort- and performance-enhancing advice, from simple tips to major component improvements.

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Beach Day Checklist

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

From bodyboards to smores kits, make sure you pack all the essentials for a fun beach day! Learn what to bring to the beach at REI Expert Advice.