“REI is a national outdoor retail co-op dedicated to inspiring, educating and outfitting its members and the community for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. They offer their own line of high-quality award-winning gear and apparel, in addition to products from the top brands for camping, climbing, cycling, fitness, hiking, paddling, snow sports and travel.
REI started as a cooperative, or co-op, in 1938 and has stayed true to that business structure ever since. Being a consumer co-op, rather than a publicly-traded company, enables them to focus on the long-term interests of the co-op and members. Anyone may shop at REI, member or not. But co-op members pay $20 for a lifetime membership to join and receive a portion of the cooperative’s profits each year based on a percentage of their eligible purchases, among many other member benefits.
REI Outdoor School offers beginning to advanced-level classes and outings in a wide variety of outdoor activities. Our professional instructors are dedicated to sharing their knowledge and ensuring a safe, enjoyable experience. In-store classes: You can also explore and discover new adventures through in-store educational classes and the expert advice of REI staff. Find educational events at your local REI store.”
This store is my new go-to outdoor shopping store. In the past I would go to the Arcadia store but this store feels bigger, lots of space filled with everything and anything you may need for the outdoors. I am a member and will always buy at the REI store or online. The staff here is excellent!!! Friendly, on point and relatable to your activities. Keep up the good work guys. I will be back. Full Review