If You Plan to Spend Any Time Outside This Summer, Check Out These Two New REI Collabs

updated Jun 8, 2021
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Credit: West Elm

Even the least outdoorsy people discovered sometime in the past year how great it is to spend time outside. Whether you safely gathered in backyards, went on camping trips, or just started enjoying hikes (turns out, hiking is just glorified walking), you probably have a newfound or renewed love for Mother Nature. And the good news is that this summer, you can grow — or supplement — your outdoor accoutrements with outdoor gear that’s as nice-looking as it is useful.

REI just teamed up with West Elm and OXO for two separate (but equally summer-friendly) launches. Whether you’re cooking at a campsite, picnicking, or even glamping, both collaborations have everything you need for all your favorite adventures.

On the West Elm front, following the sold-out success of their first REI partnership last year, the brands are renewing their partnership with a 10-piece collection, complete with everything from foldable outdoor chairs and tables to affordable tarps and tents. The line even has handy cooking and serving essentials, like a cutting board and insulated bag, to see you through backyard dinners and beyond.

As for OXO, this crossover marks the beloved cookware brand’s inaugural outdoor line, currently exclusively available through REI. Here to make al fresco cooking easier, the seven products start at $5.95 and range from compact cleanup essentials to tongs and utensils.

Not that you needed any excuse to pencil in more sunshine this summer, but consider these two launches added incentive. And even if you’re not much of a camper, there’s still something perfect for the park, patio, and even the beach. Shop both on the West Elm and REI sites (before they’re gone!), and check out a few standout picks below:

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No backyard? No problem. Create a shady spot wherever you go, thanks to this shelter set, which comes with adjustable aluminum poles and a water-repellent printed tarp. When your hangout wraps up for the day (or night), it also folds into a small, easy-to-carry case.

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Cut back on campsite water use with this silicone tool, which easily maneuvers around pots and plates for a quicker cleanup. The best part? You can stick it in the dishwasher for a thorough rinse when you get home.

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West Elm

It’s versatile, foldable, sustainable, and (equally important) pretty cute, to boot. Up the ante on your outdoor seating collection with a few of these lightweight woven stools, made from recycled polyester. Bonfire hangout, anyone?

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Small but mighty, this brush needs to make its way into your camping kit (seriously, it takes up zero space). Tough bristles and a scraper tip tackle every crumb and stain, even in cast iron pots or pans.

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West Elm

This portable table can condense into a travel sack small enough for a car trunk, perfect for packing the next time you head to a campsite or park (or even just setting up in your own at-home outdoor space). Bonus: The aluminum top is also heat-resistant.

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This spoon and turner utensil set have camp-stove cooking written all over them. Chop, stir, flip, and serve to your heart’s content with both BPA-free silicone tools — they’re bound to be total game-changers.

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West Elm

On-the-go cooking essential or picnic table charcuterie board? You decide. Even if camping’s not your speed, consider this bamboo piece a must for serving or entertaining outside.