REI Green Vest Gift Ideas: Top Gear Picks From the Co-op

What would REI’s staff give for the holidays? We spoke with a Co-op sales specialist and gear expert to find out what she’d pick to surprise the camper on your list.

Need help finding the perfect gift for the outdoors-lover or gear nut in your life? Who better to ask than your friendly neighborhood REI green vest?

They’re constantly patrolling aisles upon aisles of new and proven gear. And it’s their job to help you find the perfect product for virtually any outdoor activity.

We stopped by Denver’s flagship Co-op and sat down with just such an expert — Drake Williams. Check out her rundown of the hottest gear and coolest gifts at REI.

Best REI Gifts for Outdoor Adventure

Check out the video for an expert’s rundown of why these products are some of the best on offer and who they’re perfect for. Then, click the links below to start shopping!

Adam Ruggiero

Adam Ruggiero is the editor-in-chief of GearJunkie and a fan of virtually all sports and activities. From biking, running, and (not enough) surfing, to ball sports, camping, and cattle farming — if it's outside, it's worth doing. Adam graduated from the University of Minnesota with a BA in journalism. Likes: unique beer, dogs, stories. Like nots: neckties, escalators, manicured lawns.