REI Gear Reviews for Backpackers and Hikers - Backpacker

REI Gear Reviews

REI Co-op Flash 45 Backpack

REI Co-op Flash 45

We’ve long been fans of the Flash backpack for its balance between low weight, comfort, and affordability.


REI Half Dome 2

We’ve long loved the livability (and affordability) of this iconic double-wall two-person dome tent, which won our 2010 Editors’ Choice Gold Award. This spring, a 10-ounce weight reduction and improved ventilation make a good thing even better.

REI Dash 2 Tent (Courtesy Photo)

REI Dash 2 Tent Review

It’s the perfect shelter for couples who want a superlight tent with traditional freestanding, two-door performance.