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Reviews 2021-03-29T20:44:00Z

REI Co-op members can save 20% on select full-price gear right now

Now through March 29, REI is giving its REI Co-op members 20% off one full-price item, as well as an 20% off REI Outlet gear.
Reviews 2021-03-29T19:06:01Z

The 4 best picnic baskets of 2021

For warm weather, a picnic basket is essential for outdoor dining. We've rounded up the best picnic baskets for your next park outing.
Reviews 2021-03-02T21:57:38Z

The 5 best men-sized backpacking packs, perfect for everything from multi-day treks to weeks spent on the trail

The right gear can make or break a backpacking trip, and that is especially true for the kind of backpack you tote along. Here are our favorites.
Reviews 2021-02-08T21:10:54Z

REI's February clearance sale can save you up to 50% on Patagonia, Prana, Smartwool and REI Co-op

Now through February 15, REI's offering up to 50% off clearance clothing and footwear from brands like Patagonia, Smartwool, and Prana.
Reviews 2021-02-03T17:37:26Z

The best fire starters

A dependable fire starter allows you to quickly and reliably create fire, no matter the situation or setting. Here are the models we use year-round.
Reviews 2021-02-02T15:25:31Z

The best snow sleds

Sledding is an entertaining and thrilling way to spend a snow day — so long as you have the right sled to get you downhill. Here are our favorites.
Reviews 2021-01-15T20:41:18Z

REI's January clearance sale can save you up to 50% on Patagonia, Columbia, REI Co-op, and more

Now through January 18, REI's offering up to 50% off clearance clothing and footwear from brands like Patagonia, Columbia, Osprey, and many more.
Reviews 2020-12-28T19:17:08Z

The best bushcraft and survival knives

To survive in the backcountry, you need a sturdy knife that can handle a variety of tasks, from hunting to defense. Here the best survival knives.
Reviews 2020-12-25T15:25:43Z

REI's End of Year Clearance sale can save you up to 50% on Patagonia, Columbia, Osprey, and more

Now through December 31, REI's offering 50% off clearance items including brands like Patagonia, Columbia, Osprey, and many more.
Reviews 2020-12-09T21:45:24Z

REI's holiday sale has huge discounts on outdoor gear from brands like The North Face, Smith, Fjallraven, and its in-house brand, REI Co-op

Now through December 17, you can save up to 40% on outdoor gear, clothing, and accessories from top gear brands, as well as REI's in-house brand.
Reviews 2020-11-12T16:33:00Z

The best pocket knives

A pocket knife is a handy tool — especially if it includes other attachments like a Swiss Army knife. These are the best pocket knives of 2020.
Reviews 2020-10-26T21:40:00Z

The best camping tents

The right tent makes camping a much more enjoyable (and comfortable) experience. Here are our favorites after months of testing.
Premium Retail 2020-10-08T12:00:00Z
Reviews 2020-09-18T21:00:00Z

The best polarized sunglasses

Polarized sunglasses are worth having, whether you're driving, boating, or just walking down the street. We put together a list of our favorites.
Reviews 2020-08-06T21:18:00Z

Bombas' hiking socks are engineered for the outdoor adventurer, but they're comfortable enough to wear every day

When it comes to outdoor gear, the devil is in the details — and that's one place Bombas' socks characteristically shines.
Reviews 2020-05-12T19:54:00Z

Hydro Flask expands beyond its popular water bottle line, with new hydration packs and lunch boxes

HydroFlask's new 2020 product lineup features hydration packs, insulated lunch boxes, and new colorways and designs of its popular water bottle.
Reviews 2020-03-03T22:08:00Z

The best hiking pants

A dependable pair of hiking pants should be comfortable and durable enough to stand up to any hike. Here are the best pairs currently available.
Reviews 2020-01-29T00:07:00Z

The Yeti Hopper's new magnetic closure makes the popular soft cooler even better, proving it's worth it to occasionally fix things that aren't broken

Yeti improves its impressive Hopper lineup with the new M30, a spacious soft cooler that features an easy-to-use magnetic closure system.
Reviews 2019-12-03T21:14:00Z

The 11 best deals from REI's big Cyber Week sale — including up to 50% off Patagonia, Smartwool, and Hydro Flask

REI is running its Cyber Week sale now through December 8. We combed through all of the deals and selected the best ones.
Transportation 2019-11-08T20:43:16Z

DreamCase converts Teslas into camping 'tents' by transforming the trunk into a bed on wheels

The DreamCase includes a mattress, pillows, and duvet, all of which can be fully set up in under 3 minutes.
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