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Gift Guide
Gifts Meant to be Scratched, Smashed and Destroyed

The 12 Guys of Christmas: The Outdoorsman

Everyone knows a man who doesn't mind a little dirt under his nails. He knows how to tie more knots than you have paisley ties; he casts for fresh fish, you Seamless for sushi. We all know him, and he probably destroyed something or another on his last adventure and is looking for it under the tree. So use this guide to give him something for his next outdoor excursion, and maybe he'll let you tag along this time.

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Today in Gear: March 8, 2016

A 3-in-1 collar shirt, a wetsuit designed to protect against the coldest of waters, a modernized bike bell (finally) and much more.

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Plan now. Party later.

The Ultimate Summer Music Festival Kit

Having the right gear on hand during an outdoor concert can be the difference between a weekend for the ages or an expensive lesson learned. These items cover the critical bases of comfort, connectivity, hygiene, peace of mind and style. Better yet, most are also made right here in America.

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Today in Gear: May 21, 2015

Retro arcade cabinets by Love Hulten, REI's stylish new outdoor gear collection, a witty pocket guide to trail running and more.

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Gift Guide
Gifts Meant to be Scratched, Smashed and Destroyed

The 12 Guys of Christmas: The Outdoorsman

Everyone knows a man who doesn't mind a little dirt under his nails. He knows how to tie more knots than you have paisley ties; he casts for fresh fish, you Seamless for sushi. We all know him, and he probably destroyed something or another on his last adventure and is looking for it under the tree. So use this guide to give him something for his next outdoor excursion, and maybe he'll let you tag along this time.

Buying Guide
Own Your Wilderness Overnight

Kit: Multi-Day Hiking

It doesn’t take much to pack for a day hike: throw on a coat, pull on your boots and tuck a beanie in your back pocket in case the weather turns chilly. But if you’re heading into the woods for more than a stroll, a little preparation goes a long way, whether it be technical fabrics to combat inclement weather, a portable stove to heat your three square, or dominos to entertain companions after the sun sets. We’ve got a selection of gear to get you started on your next multi-day hiking adventure.

Staff Favorites
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Staff Favorites: Jason Heaton

It's pretty clear that our staff is passionate about gear, and as we strive to bring you the best of the best, we also want to take the time to share our own personal favorites. For the next eleven weeks, we'll bring you each of our writers' 10 personal favorites. The selection runs the gamut, from heirloom pieces to the most practical of gear that can be easily procured. Last but not least, each man will share one "holy grail" item that remains the stuff of dreams: out of reach, and hopefully only temporarily so. Our inaugural Staff Favorites features Mr. Jason Heaton, one of GP's most seasoned writers and a consummate adventurer.

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Stay warm in the woods

20 Best Backpacking Sleeping Bags

Nothing ruins a backpacking trip like a terrible night's sleep (or a lack of clean underwear, but if you can't figure that one out you're beyond our help). A good sleeping bag is the key to staying warm and dry when you're crashing under the stars -- so you're at your best crossing that next 8,000 foot mountain pass. Sleeping bag tech has made its way into the space age in the last few years: your 20-year-old bag from summer camp or the Boy Scouts is no longer up to snuff. Here's our list of the best 20°F (or below) bags to ensure comfort and safety for three-season camping.

Ready when you need it

REI Camp Table XL

REI's Camp Table XL ($100) knows its place — out of sight and out of your way until it’s called out for action. The aluminum / steel legged heat-resistant slat top unfolds into a large-surfaced table perfect for all the

Everything but the kitchen sink

REI Camp Kitchen

Maybe it's just the inner Mario Grylls or Alton Stroud in you but when you're in the great outdoors preparing an evening meal can be a total pain when all you have are craggy rocks and splintery stumps. REI's solution? The

Snow Patrol By Way of iPhone

REI Snow Report App

rei-snow-report-iphone-appThe slopes of Whistler open November 26th and are home to the 2010 Winter Olympics. Ski season is here. Make sure you're on fresh powder and amidst optimal ski conditions with the newly updated REI Snow Report iPhone app. REI has

See America's Best Idea

REI National Parks Adventures

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Considering we're still in a recession, and the relative weakness of the dollar in general abroad, there's never been a better time to keep your summer or holiday vacation sites firmly set in the U.S. territories, and in particular on our

REI Travel Document Organizer Wallet

rei-travel-document-organizer.jpgSometimes when I’m traveling abroad it’s kind of a pain in the arse to stay organized and remain compact. Usually I have my wallet in one pocket, passport in another, boarding passes in another, and a bunch of other gear spread out between