Opt Outside

Opt Outside

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  • Friday, November 29, 2019


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5998 Alcala Park San Diego, CA 92110





Last year we started a movement for people to reconnect outdoors over the holidays. We closed on one of the most popular shopping days of the year, paid our 12,000+ employees to spend time outside, and invited America to join us. The response was overwhelmingly positive. More than 1.4 million people and 170 organizations chose to #OptOutside.

Will You Go Out With Us?

REI is committed to helping people tap into the joy, renewal and connection that comes from spending time outside with friends and family. This year, we are again closing our doors on Black Friday and paying our 12,000+ employees to spend time outdoors. And we’ve asked our nonprofit partners, government agencies and a short list of companies who care deeply for the outdoors to join us. These amazing organizations are listed below, and we’re grateful to say the list is growing every day. Read more about what we are doing from our CEO, Jerry Stritzke, here.


We close our doors on Black Friday. We pay our employees to get outside, instead of going to work, and invite the world to join. Because we believe a life outdoors is a life well lived. And we want to help everyone discover the benefits of spending time outdoors.

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