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Earth Day is approaching April 22, and if you want to celebrate it by spending some time in Mother Nature, you may need some new equipment. That’s why we contacted our favorite outdoor retailer, REI, to get some tips on the hottest equipment this spring. They sent back a list of bestsellers, grocery favorites and brand new items that are sure to become popular in the coming months.
We’ve combed through the list and added some of our personal favorites, so whether you want to run outside again, get an e-bike, as gas is so expensive, or upgrade your camping setup with a car tent, REI has you covered.
$ 35 at REI
This statement cap is made by Urban Native Era, a brand that has a mission to increase the visibility of indigenous peoples.
$ 34.99 $ 24.73 at REI Outlet
Spring means the start of the picnic season, so you feel like checking out this rug that has a water-repellent bottom and a cozy flannel top.
$ 150 at REI
With a large, ultra-supportive foam sole, these running shoes from On have plenty of cushioning for all your morning runs.
$ 149 at REI
You never know when these spring showers will hit, which is why we love the packaging option of our favorite rain jacket, the Patagonia Torrentshell 3L. It is durable, extremely waterproof and available in many sizes and colors.
$ 140 at REI
Super soft and with maximum cushioning, these road running shoes will keep your feet comfortable mile after mile.
$ 49.95 at REI
Stay hydrated on all your adventures with this insulated bottle from Hydro Flask. In addition, its beam lid makes it a breeze to drink from.
$ 19.95 at REI
Finally, an easy and stylish way to keep your hair away from your face while exercising. Gymwrap holds your hair back while directing moisture away from your forehead to keep you cool during your hardest workouts.
$ 1,999.95 at REI
Take these weekend trips to the next level with this tent that can be folded up compactly on the roof rails of your car. This roof tent has enough space to sleep two people and does not fill the entire rack of your car, so you can still bring your bike or kayak.
$ 89.95 at REI
Stay warm on those cold spring mornings with these stretchy running pants. They have a DWR coating on the front to help keep your legs protected from wind and rain, while the back is made of a lighter, more breathable material to keep you cool when your run gets sweaty.
$ 150 From $ 89.83 at REI
This colorful jacket from Cotopaxi is the perfect layer to pull out when the spring weather gets a little windy. It is made with recycled insulation and packed in its own breast pocket.
$ 140 at REI
This running shoe from Brooks has plenty of traction and cushion to protect your feet, whether you are running on asphalt or cement.
$ 25 at REI
This cozy hat is specially designed for curly hair, with a satin lining on the inside to reduce friction and frizz.
$ 89.95 $ 44.83 at REI
If you want to take your running to the next level this spring, check out this hydration vest, which allows you to easily stay hydrated even on the longest runs.
$ 39.95 at REI
Nothing is better than a hot cup of coffee in the middle of the woods. Stop using instant coffee and take AeroPress Go instead. It is easy to use and clean, and can produce a delicious brew wherever you are.
$ 3,400 at REI
As gasoline prices rise, you might consider riding around the city on an electric bike instead. This one from Cannondale has a mountain bike-inspired frame, a top speed of 48 km / h and a range of up to 164 km.
$ 64.95 at REI
No more lugging a heavy cooler across the park for your picnic. This insulated bag makes it easy to transport all your drinks and snacks to a nice spring meal in the grass.
$ 99.95 at REI
This thin, insulated jacket is perfect for getting your miles in, even when the temperature drops.
$ 25 at REI
This simple bandana is stylish and can be used for all kinds of activities, whether it is to protect you from the sun or just a fashionable accessory. In addition, Tawa donates 20% of the proceeds to help fund organizations that support inclusion, diversity and outdoor representation.
$ 259.95 at REI
Campsite showers are not always the cleanest and therefore a portable shower is the perfect way to stay fresh and clean no matter where you are. Just add a gallon of water for up to 15 minutes of shower time. A hot water version is also available.
$ 3.95 at REI
Make dinner at basecamp easy with these vegan refried beans from A Dozen Cousins.
$ 119 at REI
This rain jacket has a long silhouette and helps keep your waist dry during even the most intense storms.
$ 74.95 at REI
Morning runs in the spring can quickly get cool, which is why these running tights are a must-have.
$ 15 at REI
If your running socks could use an upgrade, look no further than these top-rated options from Balega.
$ 134.95 at REI
Protect your campsite from the weather with this car cover from Kelty. Attached to your car and stay upright with one center bar, this large shelter is the perfect way to stay safe from unpleasant weather.
$ 49.95 at REI
This robust, vacuum-insulated French press is the perfect way to make a delicious cup of coffee in the middle of the desert.
From $ 109 at REI
Nothing is worse than disorganized equipment, so whether it lives in your closet, under your bed or in your car, this packing bucket from REI Co-op is the perfect way to keep things neat and tidy. It is collapsible and works with the brand’s Pack-Away Cubes for ultimate organization.
$ 29 at REI
Whether for hiking through the woods or a leisurely stroll in the park, this Patagonia tank is a great way to stay cool and stylish.
$ 60 $ 44.73 at REI Outlet
This performance tank is not only great for daily runs, it is also important for runs in the dark thanks to its built-in reflective fabric.
$ 20.95 $ 11.93 at REI
For your backyard or basecamp, this grill turner and tong set from Oxo is perfect for spring grilling.
$ 2,999.95 at REI
This roof tent seats four and has plenty of pockets along with a 2.5-inch, ultra-high-density open-cell mattress so you can get the best possible night’s sleep.
$ 89.95 at REI
This ultralight layer is the perfect way to stay warm and control your body temperature, whether you are out in nature or on your morning run.
$ 66 From $ 44.93 at REI
These colorful shorts will be your new go-to, whether you are running errands around town or training hardest.
$ 379.95 at REI
Stay protected from the weather, whether you are camping or driving with a tailgate with this awning from Thule. This lightweight screen is easy to install and takes up almost nothing on your roof racks, so you can take it with you on all your road trips and adventures.