Activities & Resources
REI050in Boise, ID 83704
REI is an upscale megastore for people who demand the best in outdoor gear. Baby and kid stuff abounds: look for high-quality baby joggers, bike trailers, and trail packs; family camping gear; kids' bikes and helmets; performance footwear; skis and snow gear; rain gear, outdoorsy toys, and rugged, stylish clothes for kids of all ages (Patagonia, Life is Good, Gramicci).
Rent downhill skis, snowboards, and snowshoes, cross-country skis, gear sleds, and tents, backpacks, mountaineering gear, and sleeping bags/pads at area stores. Most equipment can be rented in toddler/children's sizes. Not all stores carry all gear; check on availability by clicking on "Stores/Events" at the website, then by choosing an individual store and looking in the right-hand sidebar for a gear rental link. Rental fees depend on membership status and equipment type.
Stores have a full schedule of outdoor-related talks and programs, but these are primarily geared towards adults (although there is an occasional family-related event; check REI's website for details.)