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Re: REI Dividend

Postby fishmonger » Fri Mar 27, 2015 2:58 pm

$5.38 this year - I'd burn more in gas to go to the store than I got back. I think I only bought some isobutene fuel and a Nalgene canteen last year. Once you find the gear that works for you and you're done experimenting, there's not much you need to buy anymore.



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Re: REI Dividend

Postby LMBSGV » Fri Mar 27, 2015 5:21 pm

Since the 20% started today, I used mine to help pay for a good portion of a MSR Hubba Hubba NX tent and footprint to replace my 1998 Sierra Designs that died last year. And I remembered to go through the HST link.
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Re: REI Dividend

Postby BSquared » Fri Mar 27, 2015 8:02 pm

I recently bought a new REI Crestrail 70 pack after a pretty exhaustive evaluation, and the gal in the local REI store implied that it was made by the same people who make Osprey packs and perhaps even designed by Osprey. Anybody know if that's true and/or if there's any way of finding out? It doesn't matter, of course, but I'm curious. The designs do seem very similar (at least between the newest REI packs and the Ospreys or a year or two back...).

So far, I'm quite happy with the Crestrail, though I haven't done anything more than shakedown day hikes with it yet.
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Re: REI Dividend

Postby ERIC » Fri Mar 27, 2015 8:11 pm

LMBSGV wrote:And I remembered to go through the HST link.


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Re: REI Dividend

Postby ERIC » Fri Mar 27, 2015 8:20 pm

Osprey makes the Kestrel. They discontinued a couple of the 58L and above models a couple of years ago. Don't know if there's a connection to the REI Cestrail, or if your salesperson you had was just confused.
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Re: REI Dividend

Postby RoguePhotonic » Sat Mar 28, 2015 6:00 am

Had no dividend to spend but I used the 20% to get my boots for the summer. This will be my 6th pair of Zamberlan Vioz GT.
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Re: REI Dividend

Postby ERIC » Sat Mar 28, 2015 11:23 am

RoguePhotonic wrote:This will be my 6th pair of Zamberlan Vioz GT.


So, I take it you like them? ;)
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Re: REI Dividend

Postby RoguePhotonic » Mon Mar 30, 2015 5:23 pm

Yeah they treat me well. Only pair of boots I have had so far that can get me through a 100 days of rugged cross country travel and keep on going.
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Re: REI Dividend

Postby flyfisher70 » Tue Mar 31, 2015 1:35 pm

The total on my dividend was $52.79, I used it towards a Snow Peak Titanium Solo cook set with the addition of the 20% off, I spent a just under $5. Not a bad deal.

I'll likely do my Christmas shopping at REI again this year.
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Re: REI Dividend

Postby JWreno » Tue Mar 31, 2015 2:52 pm

Those Zamberlan Viog GT look like some serious boots. I can't wear a Gore-Tex lined boot except when the weather is cold as in October - March. My feet have to breath or I sweat out my feet and get blisters. I hike with trail runners and figure they are good for a season before replacement. I train in the same trail runners so I go through a 2nd pair just on training walks and hikes.

I just bought the NeoAir Xlight Large, Brooks Cascadia 9, Patagonia long underwear, trail gators and another small headlamp. Left about $260 for my wife to buy what ever she wants.
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Re: REI Dividend

Postby KathyW » Tue Mar 31, 2015 6:18 pm

JWreno: Thanks for your post. I have a $38 dividend and could not figure out what to use it on, but when I saw your post about buying Brooks Cascadia's I realized this would be a perfect time to buy new Cascadia's. I never think of REI when I think of running shoes, but they do carry trail runners.
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Re: REI Dividend

Postby FeetFirst » Wed Apr 01, 2015 10:36 am

I took my $40 dividend + 20% off coupon and picked up a Steripen Adventurer Opti (still had to shell out $30). I've been wanting to try out a Steripen for a while, but was waiting till they got the bugs sorted out. Seems like they're much more dependable now and coupled with REI's 1 year no worry return I figured it was worth a shot.
I'm still rather convinced that you can achieve more than you've ever dreamed of if you just lower your standards.
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