REI: Camping in Style

Hot summertime gear and accessories, from the Northwest outdoor giant.

If spring-cleaning has left a few holes in your closet, why not opt for clothing that’s stylish, comfortable and functional. Follow the scent of summer and float over to the Emerald City landmark otherwise known as the REI flagship (a.k.a. Mecca).

Venturi T-Shirt (women’s) | $ 42.50 | Outdoorswomen will be immediately drawn to its sleek design — and besides, who doesn’t look great in a V-neck? Unlike most summer clothing, the fabric contains UPF 50+ protection, designed to block the rays and hold back the sweat to keep you cool and comfortable. It’s perfect for cruising 5th Ave. or trailing around the Cascades.

Endeavor Convertible Pants (men’s) | $99.50 | For the man about town, these pants have a stylish and sleek appearance. REI’s engineering team shaped up the seams and blended the zipper perfectly into the flow of the pant. They are wind resistant, water repellant and also made with UPF 50+ protection. With one zip of the zipper, they are easily transformed into shorts.

Hobitat 4 Tent | $ 269 | The  is one of the newest editions to the REI tent family. Designed with an elegant color scheme and a handful of amenities, this luxurious mansion away from home will comfortably accommodate a family of four — plus a dog or two. Additional tent features include: a weather proof door and awning, seam sealed polyester fly, interior bug proof mesh and zipper attachments including the Hobitat Garage and Hobitat Vestibule (a separate room for Fido, or for anyone else who is causing trouble.)

Kingdom +30 Sleeping Bag | $129 | Not only is the Kingdom available as a double sleeper – it also packs down into a portable bag that weighs less than two pounds, leaving precious space available for more goodies in your backpack. The top layer of the bag is made with a goose down stuffing for warmth and compressibility, while the bottom is equipped with a hollow-core synthetic insulation that allows for quick drying. Perhaps the most important aspect is the durable water repellent finish – a key factor in any Seattleite camping experience.

Now it’s time to grab the marshmallows, graham crackers, and chocolate — look out summer — Seattle is ready!

REI | 222 Yale Ave N, Seattle | (206) 223-1944