For over thirty years, REI has been manufacturing its entire product line in-house. “We have people behind our products,” says Production Manager Derek Lane. “A team of individuals work together, each an expert on the component for which they are responsible, to assemble every product before it makes one last stop.”

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REI product software is developed by in-house software engineers with input from sales people, instructors, customer support personnel and the customers themselves. Keeping product software current requires updates, and those updates can usually be downloaded for free from REI’s website.

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