Tackling the Great Outdoors can require a host of equipment. REI
offers a mix of hearty tools for both the Nature Pro and the novice who thinks that hiking to the mailbox is an outdoor adventure. There's lotsa basics -- mountain bikes, tents, flashlights, batteries -- plus some upscale accoutrements that provide comfort to even the most dedicated couch potato (say, a collapsible champagne flute, or the dried macaroni and cheese).
1800 N.E. Expressway, 404-633-6508; 1165 Perimeter Center West, 770-901-9200. www.rei.com.