Originally Posted by vote4pedro
The nice thing about REI is they'll ship them to your local store for free. You can pick them up there.
Yea, I mentioned that. I'll also point out again that most of their items still end up being more expensive even if you pick it up.
Sorry, not trying to make the company I work for look better. I used to shop at REI when I was a beginner. I have since learned that I overpaid for all my stuff. The worst part is that it isn't even a shop. It's a massive retail chain.