More outside. More often.

Opt Outside


At REI Co-op, our roots have always been firmly planted in the outdoors—from the gear we sell, to the conservation efforts we support, to the initiatives we drive.

#OptOutside invites the world to get outside and play. Not just one particular day, but every day in some small way. Together, we can rethink the routines that keep our minds and bodies idle and reap the benefits of going outside.

Inspiration for your journeys ahead

Co-op Cinema

An entire library of cinematic films featuring remarkable people, the activities they love and issues they face in the outdoor community.

Co-op Journal

Stories of a life outdoors from interviews and experiences to how-to articles on skills and gear.

Co-op Podcast

Hear from explorers, authors, athletes and others bringing their wild ideas to life every day.

Fun ways to #OptOutside right now

From nearby classes to adventures afar, here’s how to get outdoors and love every minute.

Learn a skill

Thousands of expert-led classes and outings for every interest and level.

Go camping

Locate and book campsites across the U.S., plus read about nearby activities.

Take a trip

Active vacations off the beaten path to the most unforgettable places on Earth.

Rent gear. Or buy it pre-loved.

Don’t let not having stuff stop you. We rent nearly everything you need. And we’ve got gently used gear for sale, too.


#OptOutside is a movement with a following all its own. Millions of people and hundreds of organizations have made spending time outdoors a priority. Take a look at the faces and places that inspire our #OptOutside community, then join us by sharing yours.