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How to Choose Bear Canisters || REI

December 20, 2018

All recreation areas have their own regulations for how to store your food at camp, and bear canisters are increasingly required for backpackers. Picking the best one for you comes down to a few factors like size, shape and how you open them. Check out the video to watch Miranda paw through your options, then […]

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4 Ways to Set Up an Ultralight Tarp Shelter || REI

December 19, 2018

Tarp shelters offer backpackers an ultralight and versatile alternative to a tent. In this video, Miranda shows you four ways to set up your tarp. Check it out, then head into your local REI to find a shelter that works for you. Learn to tie a bowline knot here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CtrtpS2f8u8 Learn to tie a trucker’s […]

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How to Choose Headlamps || REI

December 17, 2018

From lumens to run time, and red lights to battery packs, there’s no shortage of features to consider when it comes to headlamps. In this video, Miranda breaks it all down so you can choose the best headlamp for your next adventure. Check it out, then head to your local REI to talk to the […]

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How to Choose Backpacking Tents || REI

December 14, 2018

Your tent is your home away from home in the backcountry, and it’s also one of the biggest purchases in your backpacking kit. In this video, Miranda lays out your options so you can pick the best tent for your next trip. Check it out, then click here to shop REI’s selection of backpacking tents: https://www.rei.com/c/backpacking-tents

And to learn more about backpacking tents, read our article: https://www.rei.com/learn/expert-advice/backpacking-tent.html

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At Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI), we love to get outside and play, and we know first-hand the importance of quality outdoor gear. We stand behind all our products with a 100% satisfaction guarantee, and we design our own line of award-winning REI brand gear and clothing. Whether you’re new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we gladly share our enthusiasm for our products—and the trails, slopes and waterways where we play.

Shop REI.com: https://www.rei.com/
Take a class: https://www.rei.com/learn.html
Travel with REI: https://www.rei.com/adventures
Learn something new: https://www.rei.com/learn/expert-advice
Find a trail: https://www.rei.com/h/adventure-projects
Read: https://www.rei.com/blog
REI Membership: https://www.rei.com/membership/benefits

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How to Choose Backpacking Packs || REI

December 13, 2018

Choosing the right pack comes down to figuring out the right capacity, features and fit. In this video, Miranda shows you how to balance your options to pick the best backpack for you. Check out the video, then head to your local REI to test out packs and get fit by an expert. And click here to shop REI’s selection of backpacking packs: https://www.rei.com/c/backpacking-packs

To learn how to fit your backpack, check out this video: https://youtu.be/0SGiGZlppMM

And click here to read our article on backpacking packs: https://www.rei.com/learn/expert-advice/backpack.html

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At Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI), we love to get outside and play, and we know first-hand the importance of quality outdoor gear. We stand behind all our products with a 100% satisfaction guarantee, and we design our own line of award-winning REI brand gear and clothing. Whether you’re new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we gladly share our enthusiasm for our products—and the trails, slopes and waterways where we play.

Shop REI.com: https://www.rei.com/
Take a class: https://www.rei.com/learn.html
Travel with REI: https://www.rei.com/adventures
Learn something new: https://www.rei.com/learn/expert-advice
Find a trail: https://www.rei.com/h/adventure-projects
Read: https://www.rei.com/blog
REI Membership: https://www.rei.com/membership/benefits

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How to Fit a Backpacking Pack || REI

December 12, 2018

When you’re looking for the right backpacking pack, nothing is more important than fit. In this video, Katie and Miranda walk you through the process of measuring your torso to find the right size pack, then they show you how to fine-tune the straps to make sure it fits like a glove. If you still have questions after you check it out, you can head to your local REI to get fit by an expert.

Click here to watch our video on choosing the best backpacking pack for you: https://youtu.be/LI1va-97f4w
Click here to learn more about sizing and fitting a pack: https://www.rei.com/learn/expert-advice/backpacks-adjusting-fit.html
And check out REI’s selection of backpacking packs here: https://www.rei.com/c/backpacking-packs

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At Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI), we love to get outside and play, and we know first-hand the importance of quality outdoor gear. We stand behind all our products with a 100% satisfaction guarantee, and we design our own line of award-winning REI brand gear and clothing. Whether you’re new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we gladly share our enthusiasm for our products—and the trails, slopes and waterways where we play.

Shop REI.com: https://www.rei.com/
Take a class: https://www.rei.com/learn.html
Travel with REI: https://www.rei.com/adventures
Learn something new: https://www.rei.com/learn/expert-advice
Find a trail: https://www.rei.com/h/adventure-projects
Read: https://www.rei.com/blog
REI Membership: https://www.rei.com/membership/benefits

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How to Pack a Backpack || REI

December 11, 2018

A well balanced and well packed backpack can feel a lot lighter than one that’s packed poorly. In this video, Miranda walks you through her guide to a perfectly packed pack. If you want to see what Miranda brings on her backpacking trips, check out our backpacking checklist video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HugY6T3Dvho

And click here to read our article on packing and hoisting your pack: https://www.rei.com/learn/expert-advice/loading-backpack.html

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At Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI), we love to get outside and play, and we know first-hand the importance of quality outdoor gear. We stand behind all our products with a 100% satisfaction guarantee, and we design our own line of award-winning REI brand gear and clothing. Whether you’re new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we gladly share our enthusiasm for our products—and the trails, slopes and waterways where we play.

Shop REI.com: https://www.rei.com/
Take a class: https://www.rei.com/learn.html
Travel with REI: https://www.rei.com/adventures
Learn something new: https://www.rei.com/learn/expert-advice
Find a trail: https://www.rei.com/h/adventure-projects
Read: https://www.rei.com/blog
REI Membership: https://www.rei.com/membership/benefits

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How Should Running Shoes Fit? || REI

September 27, 2018

With all the different shapes and styles available, finding a well-fitting pair of running shoes can be a daunting prospect. In this video, Katie will show you what to look for when trying on shoes to make sure you get the best fit possible. Check out the video, and if you want more info, read […]

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How to Break in Hiking Boots || REI

September 26, 2018

Want those new hiking boots to fit like a glove? Liv is here to walk you through the right way to break in your boots to keep you and your feet happy. And if you want more info on hiking boots, check out our Hiking Boot Basics series: https://www.rei.com/learn/series/hiking-boot-basics If you want to try some […]

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Compare: Hiking Boots vs. Trail Runners || REI

September 26, 2018

Have you ever wanted to trade in your hiking boots for a pair of lightweight trail runners? Liv is here to talk through the benefits and drawbacks of making the switch to trail runners or sticking with hiking boots. Watch it, and if you have any more questions, check out our article: https://www.rei.com/blog/hike/hiking-boots-vs-trail-runners-the-great-debate

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