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Shop the best REI Cyber Monday sales on outdoor gear, clothes and more

— Recommendations are independently chosen by Reviewed’s editors. Purchases you make through our links may earn us a commission. Looking for the perfect holiday gift for the outdoor enthusiast in your life? Today's your lucky day. Right now you can snag massive markdowns on everything from hiking gear to outerwear at the REI Cyber Monday sale.
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REI: Stop leaving a toxic trail of pollution

PFAS chemicals are polluting wildlife from orcas to polar bears. Tell REI to get them out of their gear!. REI has long been known for being a popular retail and outdoor recreation services business that stands by its top-quality gear, stewardship of the outdoors, and sustainability of its business. With a long history of putting people and the planet over profits, especially with its #optoutside campaign, we admire REI for its strong values and passion for the outdoor environment.
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Bangor Daily News

REI Co-op to open 1st store in Maine

WESTBROOK —- REI Co-op is set to open its first store in Maine this week, bringing another stop for outdoors adventure gear to the state. The store will open in the rapidly-growing Rock Row development in Westbrook. The 24,000 square foot location will feature a wide range of outdoor gear,...

REI launches new program to invest in BIPOC-owned outdoor startups

Get access to everything we publish when you sign up for Outside+. Seattle-based retailer REI announced last week the launch of a new program called Path Ahead Ventures, which seeks to help BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) entrepreneurs in the outdoor industry. Through the new initiative, the company will invest $30 million in two programs to help selected startups grow.

Help REI Expand #OptOutside: Co-op to Match DEI Donations Up to $1M

Until the end of 2021, REI Co-op will match any contribution to its fledgling Cooperative Action Fund. In October, REI introduced the Cooperative Action Fund, a charitable arm focused on supporting justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion in the outdoors. It would dissolve its long-standing REI Foundation in favor of the more relevant, accessible model.

Research & REI

So, here I am with this growing seed/desire to hike the A.T. What do I do? How do I get ready? Where do I start? Oh, right Springer Mountain. Duh. But wait, there’s more. I could start at Mt Katahdin, Harper’s Ferry, Delaware Water Gap, Clingman’s Dome, or mile 853. Now is that mile 853 north-bound or south-bound. Questions, questions, and more questions. And the answer to one question creates five more questions.

Give the gift of outdoors: A holiday guide to fit all budgets

The holiday season is in full swing and if you’re like most people, you have saved all of your shopping for the home stretch, starting with Black Friday. For those outdoorsy Floridians on your gift list, we have suggestions from budget-friendly stocking stuffers to big-ticket items for a wallet as sizable as Santa’s belly.

Solar Ash – 10 Features You Need To Know

After first being announced in 2019 and dropping the “Kingdom” from its title, Solar Ash is set to release on December 2nd for PS4, PS5 and PC. It’s developed by Heart Machine, which developed the incredibly impressive Hyper Light Drifter, but this is more of a traversal-heavy title in comparison. Let’s take a look at 10 things you should know before buying it ahead of its release.

#OptOutside With DNR On Black Friday

INDIANAPOLIS - Free admission to any DNR property that charges a gate fee will be granted on Friday, Nov. 26 to anyone participating in the annual Opt Outside promotion. Those who Opt Outside on Black Friday will also be entered in drawings for DNR annual passes, lake permits, Outdoor Indiana subscriptions, Smokey Bear materials, gift cards and DNR staff-led outdoor experiences. To participate, you can do one, two or all three of the following to increase your chances of winning prizes:

REI Co-op To Open Store In Athens

REI Co-op announced plans to open a retail store in fall 2022 in Athens, representing its sixth store in Georgia. “We’ve proudly had a presence in Georgia for more than 30 years through our first store in Atlanta. REI Athens will be our sixth location in the state, allowing us to serve our members and outdoor community more broadly as well as support nonprofit partners,” said Becky Smith, REI retail regional director. “We look forward to being a resource in Athens, whether introducing residents and visitors to new activities or supporting their love of cycling, hiking, camping, running, and more.”