Matt Liddle, REI

“DC is a city full of creative, passionate, wickedly smart people that came here to change the world.

DC is a shockingly outdoorsy town.

It’s the fittest city in the country.

It’s really, really easy to get outside right from your front door even if you live in the heart of the District, but beyond that – if you work in the outdoors and you’re really good at your job, there’s a good chance you end up in Washington, DC working for the Parks Service, working for the Forest Service, working for the Department of the Interior.” – Matt Liddle, REI, Mid-Atlantic Manager


At Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI), we love to get outside and play, and we know first-hand the importance of quality outdoor gear. We stand behind all our products with a 100% satisfaction guarantee, and we design our own line of award-winning REI brand gear and clothing. Whether you’re new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we gladly share our enthusiasm for our products—and the trails, slopes and waterways where we play.