REI Dividend and Coupon

You have no idea how long I've been waiting for the REI Dividend to come out with the coupon. Seriously. Since November. I had a coupon and didn't buy what I wanted then and have regretted it since. But today I an ordering my new Lowa Renegade hiking boots! If only the coupon was 20% off the whole order and not just one item. There are a few other things I'm dying to get, but won't for right now.

I do love my Osprey Sirrus 24 Pack, and once on a winter hike wanted a slightly larger one. (I had a lot of extra clothes with me.) I could use the other coupon that's for sale items only on the Osprey Sirrus 36 Pack or the Osprey Sirrus 50 Pack, but as I don't NEED a larger one, I probably won't get it now. If I was consistently wanting a larger one, I'd do it, but the 24 is a great size for what I usually do.

The other items I'm debating between, that I would totally buy one of now if I had just one more coupon, are the REI Co-op Traverse Power Lock Cork Women's Trekking Poles and the Black Diamond Trail Ergo Cork Trekking Poles. I want to try them in person because based off of the information online, I'm leaning towards the Black Diamond ones. They are supposed to have an optimal grip position. The REI Co-op ones though are supposed to be ergonomic. So once I go to REI to check them both out in person, I'll have a pair picked out.

Sadly nothing on my wish list right now is on sale at REI, but my amazing Arc'teryx  Beta Lt Hybrid jacket is. So if you want a great rain jacket, you could use your coupon there! The only thing I don't love about it is the pocket placement. They're placed great if I have a hiking pack on. Not great if I'm wearing it to run errands.

What are you going to get with your REI coupon?

REI Seattle

Northwest Pearls: REI Seattle The other day I went to Seattle's flagship REI to look at their fleece's. I've been needing a fleece for a while, but haven't been able to pick one. I looked at Colombia, The North Face, Arc'teryx, and Patagonia. I wanted an Arc'teryx one, but the price was a little more than I wanted to pay.

However, I found this cute Patagonia Better Sweater. It fits me better than any of the other fleece's I tried on in the other brands, which is why I ended up picking it.

And while I was walking through the store, I saw the swimsuits and couldn't resist trying on this swimsuit top with this bottom. It was an impulse buy, but I'm excited to wear them when I go on vacation in a couple of weeks!

You could spend all day in REI looking at the cool outdoor gear, trying on clothing, or planning for your next trip. Their Seattle location is huge!

Have you been there? What have you thought?

Northwest Pearls: REI Seattle