REI Members Sale On Now!

It’s my favorite time of year – REI Dividend time and 20% off days! From now until April 10, 2011, REI members can save 20% off one full-priced item. This is a great time to purchase a travel tent, a hiking backpack, or other fabulous outdoor items to get you ready for spring climbing season or summer backpacking trips. To […]

Best Backpacks for RTW Trips

The backpack is the single most important gear item for your round-the-world trip. Your backpack will be your home for the next 6 months or how ever long you’ve been lucky enough to score off for travel – so you’re going to want it to be perfect. If your backpack is too small, not padded enough, or poorly designed for […]

REI Lightweight Compression Stuff Sack

REI Lightweight Compression Sack – compacts your sleeping bag or other gear If you are tight on space, compression sacks will be your new favorite travel companion. Compression sacks work just like regular stuff sacks, except that once you’ve got your stuff packed in you cinch down on the straps to get rid of all the air, which compresses down […]

REI Shower Kit

REI Shower Kit – simple and lightweight toiletry kit I have been using REI’s Shower Kit for years. It is simple, straightforward, and holds everything I need for a weekend trip or a month-long adventure. It lacks the bells and whistles of the Sea to Summit Hanging Toiletry Bag, but it is perfect for storing travel-sized toiletries without a lot […]

Save Big on Winter Gear During REI’s Winter Sale

Now through November 29, 2010, you can save 20 – 30% on men’s and women’s jackets, 25% on SmartWool hats, scarves, and socks, 25% off REI brand socks, and 20% off Thule racks and accessories during REI’s Winter Sale. Select snowshoes, cross-country skis, and snowboards are also on sale. You can also sign up for REI’s gearmail to receive 15% […]

Best Women’s Down Puffy Jackets

Best Women’s Down Puffy Jackets – super lightweight and warm down jackets Freezing temps in Salt Lake this week sent me running to the back of my closet for my winter jacket, which was sadly in worse condition than I remember. I have been fighting the allure of the puffy down jacket ever since moving here from Wisconsin. Lightweight puffy […]

Sign up for REI’s Gear Mail and Get 15% Off Coupon

Miss REI’s Fall Sale? No problem. Get an extra 15% off one full-price REI Brand or Novara item by simply signing up for REI’s Gear Mail. Stay in the loop with REI sales and event news, the latest on hot products, and special offers with REI’s Gear Mail and receive a 15% off coupon to use in the next 30 […]

Save an Extra 15% Off Bikes and Bike Accessories at REI

Huge deals on bikes, bike clothing, and bike accessories at REI Outlet now until September 23, 2010.  Save an extra 15% off of already discounted prices on bikes and bike gear. Messenger bags, bike locks, helmets, bike computers, jerseys, bike shorts, and more are marked down up to 50% and then an additional 15% off appears at checkout. Get geared […]

Best Trekking Poles For Hiking and Backpacking

When I hiked down into the Grand Canyon a few years back I may have been the only person on the trail without any trekking poles. People would stop me on the trail and ask me what I was thinking to hike down to the bottom of the Grand with such a huge backpack on and no poles and I […]