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Sporting Goods Shop, Bike Shop, and Clothing Store
South Lake Union, Seattle
  • Biz T.
    "Huge and awesome REI store"(3 Tips)
    Derek P.
    "Obsess over all of the outdoor gear your don't need to be upgrading every..."(2 Tips)
    Seth Y.
    "The gear garage downstairs is money!"(2 Tips)
    Jake J.
    "... a rock climbing wall, bike trail, staff is super knowledgeable."(2 Tips)
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  • biking
  • shoes
  • rei store
  • boots
  • hiking
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  • Monica O.
    Monica OliverAugust 1, 2013
    Easily the coolest REI store anywhere. Make sure you go through the main entrance, because its awesome. Kids play area and restaurant and climbing wall. I could die happy here.
    Upvoted Sep 13
  • Garrio H.
    Garrio HarrisonAugust 12, 2014
    We needed to get fitter for backpacks for our first backpacking trip. The gentleman who helped us "Martin" was great.He provided lots of great information, all of which got used on our trip.
  • Cassandra H.
    Cassandra HodgeMay 18, 2014
    Super helpful, attentive staff. Greatest store ever, though the amount of money I could spend here at any given time is dangerous. I love you, REI flagship. You've got it all.
    Upvoted Sep 13
  • Ponzi B.
    Ponzi BlackAugust 23, 2011
    Best tip! If you are coming for hiking boots definitely try the outlet. Someone has already broke them in for at least one hike! Oh - def spring for the uber thick socks with wicking action!
  • Didier A.
    Didier A.September 11
    Amanda from the bike shop was amazing. She took her time thoroughly looking over our bikes, giving us a fair assessment, and the best price on the tune up and part replacement possible.
  • Beautiful Existence
    Beautiful ExistenceMarch 2, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Check out the Ranger Station, they are a plethora of parks and great places information!
  • Jason
    JasonMarch 24, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    The REI garage is free for 1 hour but paid afterwards. Make sure to set an alarm for yourself since it's so easy to get sucked into the awesomeness of the store.
  • Orion P.
    Orion ProtonentisDecember 6, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    A treehouse that's just the right size for kids, and too small for adults. An excellent break from shopping. Awesome!
  • Brian L.
    Brian LockwoodDecember 31, 2013
    Mistral pants for men is perfect for travel, having zippered pocket in front and back make them a bit more pick pocket proof
  • Seth Y.
    Seth YatesMay 26, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    REI membership... Totally worth it. $20 for a lifetime membership, killer deals, coupons, garage sales, no receipt returns... I could go on
  • Nina K.
    Nina KJuly 29, 2015
    GO HERE. I've been to other flagship stores and they never disappoint. Staff is so friendly and helpful. Make this a drop if you have time.
  • Jake J.
    Jake JohnsonDecember 19, 2016
    This is the REI that got me to become a member. There is a rock climbing wall, bike trail, staff is super knowledgeable.
  • Justin L.
    Justin Lisenby5 days ago
    Such a fun place to shop and explore. Huge REI with everything you could want for outdoors.
  • ドーラ
    ドーラSeptember 30, 2011
    REI's towering flagship store! Complete with bike test trail, a climbling wall, and enough outdoor gear to outfit the entire city.
  • Colin B.
    Colin BoeSeptember 24, 2011
    If you plan on renting ski/snowboard equipment during the peak season you will need to reserve it WELL in advance. They will be out if you try to rent gear the day before your trip.
  • Ponzi B.
    Ponzi BlackAugust 23, 2011
    Park in the garage then walk out where you drove in. Turn right and go around to the truck entrance. Start your shopping in the outlet/ lightly loved section.
  • David R.
    David RowanAugust 29, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Be sure to stop by the gear garage downstairs below cycling. They sell returned or partially damaged gear. You can find some awesome deals.
  • Jim R.
    Jim RaySeptember 6
    Yes, it's a store and they have all the stuff you can get online but it's really a pretty amazing place to just check out.
  • kiki k.
    kiki kaneJuly 1, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    If you are size xs lady then enjoy the clearance racks of cute discount gear. Us Vikings are SOL
  • Dee W.
    Dee WernerOctober 22, 2011
    Check out the "garage sale" area downstairs - I found a gently used pair of Vibrams there for under $40!!
  • Brian S.
    Brian ShieldsFebruary 16, 2016
    I love REI and considered this a pilgrimage. Was not disappointed. Bought some shoes at a deal!
  • Jon H.
    Jon HousknechtFebruary 25, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The tree house on the second level is a great rainy day activity for the kids!
  • Matt
    MattApril 18, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Buying a pack? Bring in some gear, or gather some from around the store to get a realistic feel 4 the pack you're investing in. This is way better than using the sandbags. Then walk the store w/ pack
  • Derek P.
    Derek PunsalanNovember 13, 2016
    Been here 50+ times
    Obsess over all of the outdoor gear your don't need to be upgrading every season.
  • Tim A.
    Tim AhlersDecember 5, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Best free, indoor kids play area in town
  • Peter R.
    Peter R.December 4, 2010
    biggest REI store i ever been so far. huge choice and a great and friendly team.
  • Andrew P.
    Huge selection! Could shop around in there for hours. Makes my wallet hurt.
  • Daniel P.
    Daniel PlemmonsOctober 14
    Flagship store with some pretty impressive surrounding architecture.
  • Hard R.
    Hard RockerJune 18, 2015
    Has everything you may need for the outdoors. Friendly staff.
  • Seth Y.
    Seth YatesMay 18, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    The gear garage downstairs is money! No other REI has it, great deals on used gear
  • T L.
    T LSeptember 24, 2011
    They have a mountain bike trail & waterfall. That's how big this store is!
  • Nevin
    NevinMay 24, 2012
    This rei is amazing. A freakin nature preserve out front
  • Bommy C.
    Bommy ChaJanuary 5, 2016
    Everything outdoorsy you coukd ever want.
  • Eduardo D.
    Eduardo DíazFebruary 15
    Amazing place, very helpful and nice people!
  • Pam B.
    Pam BorghiniOctober 7, 2013
    This is a huge store. Has its own parking garage.
  • Keri D.
    Keri DingFebruary 7, 2015
    Flagship with rock climbing wall on site.
  • Ryan P.
    Ryan PMay 31, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    I can be hard; but don't spend all of your money here. Need to save some for next time!
  • Hamza A.
    Hamza AkMarch 2, 2014
    World class customer service.. I love #REI..!
  • Garth K.
    Garth KnutsonNovember 16, 2011
    Try to get out of here without buying anything, I dare you.
    Upvoted Sep 13
  • Yarek R.
    Yarek RiversSeptember 20, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The kids' play tree is AWESOME
  • Hunter T.
    Hunter ThomasDecember 7, 2015
    Large and special, Park Rangers on site!
  • Caroline L.
    Caroline LMay 11, 2016
    This place is huge! Such helpful staff!
  • Gary W.
    Gary WalkerAugust 16, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Sign up online if you want to climb!
  • Natasha K.
    Natasha KoleySeptember 26, 2015
    BEST REI to kill a couple of hours
  • Biz T.
    Biz TraveldudeMay 28, 2015
    Huge and awesome REI store
  • Angie E.
    Angie EMay 5, 2011
    Come and climb the climbing wall, it's awesome.
  • Matt R.
    Matt RowlesJune 3, 2015
    Crankin waterfall, bloody oath. Lot's of knives. Lacking boomerangs.
  • Frank
    FrankDecember 9, 2010
    google coupons and online before major purchase. great off season sales. be sure to become a member
  • Mark B.
    Mark BerrymanAugust 14, 2011
    Let the kids run wild upstairs at the kud's camp treehouse.
  • John V.
    John VoigtApril 4, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    The guys in the field gear department really know their stuff!
  • Jack R.
    Jack ReevesJanuary 29
    The LED dog collars are sweet!
  • m d.
    m dJanuary 18, 2016
    It's huge! You can be here all day long.
  • Courtney C.
    Courtney CoeJune 30, 2010
    Pick up a free kids passport journal. Its filled with stickers and fun activities for the little ones.
  • Eppy T.
    Eppy ThatcherMay 17, 2015
    Pretty sure parents treat this place like a daycare and just drop their kids off for the day.
  • m d.
    m dFebruary 16, 2016
    REI in Seattle. Huge!!
  • Mary S.
    Mary SApril 29, 2015
    Love it....but soooooo expensive
  • Chris G.
    Chris GDecember 1, 2012
    For all your outdoor needs look no further!
  • BlueHolly
    BlueHollyMay 22, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    take your kiddo for a smoothie and some playtime.
  • Pavan K.
    Pavan KulkarniJuly 6, 2016
    The most beautiful REI ever
  • Larissa V.
    Jared kindly demonstrated how to put on women's gaiters.
  • DenMom & MoMo W.
    DenMom & MoMo WMarch 11, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Now with free wifi.
  • Celeste T.
    Celeste ThayerSeptember 3, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Become a member!
  • Steph Drives G.
    Steph Drives GreenJanuary 6, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't walk along Eastlake Ave!
  • Lisa
    LisaJuly 19, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    You actually DO get money back at the end of the year as a member. And special coupons too!
  • Adam C.
    Adam CecchettiJune 30, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Adding elasticity to the word "need" since 1938.
  • Victoria B.
    Victoria BodanzaSeptember 4, 2011
    Go as SOON as they open, don't stay long, get the hell out.
  • R T.
    R TSeptember 10, 2016
    Amazing selection.
  • Eppy T.
    Eppy ThatcherAugust 10, 2014
    For all your yurt needs.
  • Jeremy A.
    Jeremy AkersAugust 29, 2014
    Backpack heaven. Get. The. Membership.
  • Kevin M.
    Kevin MMarch 3, 2012
    The REI you love... Just bigger
  • Jarret F.
    Jarret FalknerNovember 16, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Have an unused item to return with a receipt? Skip the long customer service line and go to the cashiers.
  • Jonathon C.
    Jonathon ColmanDecember 22, 2009
    Been here 50+ times
    Treat yourself to a custom bike fitting. It makes all the difference during Bike-to-Work Month! Read more
  • Pablo F.
    Pablo FelixSeptember 1, 2011
    Gotta check out the ContourGPS 1080p camera
  • Michelle P.
    Michelle PenaJune 8, 2012
    There's a cashier here who looks like a brunette Chris Hemsworth :)
  • Michelle M.
    Michelle MansfieldMay 18, 2011
    Free custom pack fitting was awesome.
  • Cecilia Z.
    They even have a test trial!
  • Dee C.
    Dee ChaJanuary 15
    THE ultimate REI
  • Alex B.
    Alex BearApril 9, 2015
    Cool place
  • Andrew S.
    Andrew SprungFebruary 2, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
  • Tony P.
    Tony PerryFebruary 19, 2011
    It is like a toy store!
  • Jane S.
    Jane SchachtelMay 29, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Use the checkouts upstairs much faster
  • Kacie L.
    Kacie LopezApril 16, 2010
    Climb the rock wall and touch expensive jackets.
  • Jordan H.
    Jordan HarbandMarch 29, 2009
    make a reservation and climb to the top of the climbing wall!
  • Richard L.
    Richard LiuApril 2, 2010
    Climb the pinnacle. 7 doll
  • Connie H.
    Connie HSeptember 21, 2009
    walk thru REI's biggest store
  • Jordan H.
    Jordan HarbandMarch 29, 2009
    try on shoes and walk the trail simulator
  • Matt M.
    Matt MickeyMay 27, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    A small, but great REI. Worth a browse before the other outdoors stores in town. If they don't have it, they can find it. Become a member and get great prices!
    Downvoted Sep 13
  • Christian V.
    El flagship Store en US. Tienen una pared para escalar de 4 pisos de altura.
  • Olesya
    OlesyaNovember 8, 2014
    Боооольшой магазин с качественной не дешевой одеждой спортивного типа.вокруг здания парк и водопады👍 очень напоминает немецкий globbtrotter
  • Rika
    RikaJuly 7, 2012
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