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REI or Specialty Gear Shops: The Big Outdoor Retail Debate


Today on THE ROCK FIGHT (an outdoor podcast that aims for the head) we’re talking outdoor retail; specifically REI versus the independent gear shop.


A few episodes back, Colin had a few choice words for REI (click here to listen to that episode) thus raising the ire of a Rock Fight listener who reached out to set the record straight on the most established outdoor retailer we have.


So today Colin talks about the history that has brought us to this point where REI has become the establishment and the new world that independent retailers have to operate in.

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