Trip Planning Coach
Our Trip Planning Coaches offer free, no-strings-attached advice on preparing for outdoor adventures. Whatever your experience, goals, or group size, we can help you get ready to get out. Whether it’s your first hike or a once-in-a-lifetime trip, we're ready to talk you through it. Book a free 30-minute coaching session with an REI Co-op expert today.Book today
Coaching sessions are free: our only goal is to help you get outside.Combining expertise with warmth and curiosity, our coaches are the go-to outdoor friend you've always wanted. They can help you: <ul> <li>Be prepared for everything from weather to wildlife.</li> <li>Know what you need to book or buy ahead of time.</li> <li>Choose activities to suit everyone in your group.</li> <li>Identify and find any gear you’ll need.</li> <li>Discover must-see local attractions.</li> </ul>
Running Shoe Fit
Personalized fit with a certified Coach, Running gear, shoe selection
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Cross Country & Snowshoe Outfitting
Skis, snowshoes, boot fitting, accessories, etc
Ski & Snowboard Outfitting
Skis, snowboards, boot fitting, bindings, etc.
Car Rack Outfitting Appointment
Roof racks, hitch racks, cartop boxes, etc.
Climbing Outfitting Appointment
Climbing Harnesses, ropes, shoes, etc
Camping & Backpacking
Backpacks, tents, electronics, etc.
Kayaks, paddle boards, canoes, racks, etc.
Apparel and Travel Gear
Apparel, travel, etc.
Hiking Footwear Fitting
Hiking boot selection and fit, hiking gear.
Types of bikes, bike fit, bike racks, etc.
Coaching sessions are free: our only goal is to help you get outside.
- Be prepared for everything from weather to wildlife.
- Know what you need to book or buy ahead of time.
- Choose activities to suit everyone in your group.
- Identify and find any gear you’ll need.
- Discover must-see local attractions.
How it works
Save your spotTell us a bit about your idea and we’ll match you with an expert trained to help you plan for a safe, fun, and fulfilling adventure.
Chat with a Trip Planning CoachYour coach will suggest locations, activities, gear, passes and permits—and follow up with all the information you discussed.
Get readyUse your personalized information and checklists from your coach to gather your gear and get organized.
What others are saying about virtual consultations:
"We were amazed at how knowledgeable, how friendly, and how willing to answer all our questions Julie was. This was hugely helpful in starting a new hobby."Customer review
"Before my appointment with Kevin I was terrified about my trip. I felt like I had no idea what I was really stepping into. After our appointment I am feeling confident and excited. This service was invaluable to me!"Customer review
"Carlos went above and beyond. He took the time to explain everything to me on a wide range of topics to make sure I knew what to look for and what works best for my needs. I felt very comfortable asking questions."Customer review
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