I love going to REI, although I know I won't be able to come out of there without a basketfull. The little stuff gets me . . . the great little travel accessories, all the Eagle Creek packing gear, now the travel/picnic rugs (almost like ones I find in Europe and thought I'd have to special order). My ski jackets and gear have kept me warm and protected each season. Plus, I absolutely LOVE the expedition-weight inner wear in the luscious colors (raspberry, lilac, cobalt) over the years. These have been mainstays for me and Irish relatives to keep toasty in that damp, cold weather. My 78-year-old aunt and I wear the mock-style exp-weight as outer tops and never face a chilly evening by the fire! Also, have really enjoyed going on REI-sponsored day-trips to the Sierras for cross country ski lessons! The staff is always ready with advice and assistance. Love, love, love this place...and so appreciate the "new" location in San Francisco.
Great products and selection; good customer service