By now, just about everyone knows that the National Park Service is celebrating its 100th birthday in August. This is a of course a cause for celebration, and as a result America’s national parks are hosting special events all year long. To help travelers and outdoor lovers get into the spirit, gear retailer REI is now offering some unique, limited-edition products that commemorate the occasion. Here are a few that caught our eye.
REI National Park Service Traverse 28 Pack
This special edition version of REI’s popular Traverse daypack features special branding saluting the National Park Service centennial in 2016. Additionally, 10% of all proceeds generated from its sale goes to support the National Park Foundation as well. Durable, comfortable, and with plenty of capacity, this bag is ready for a full day on the trail. ($119)
CamelBak National Park Service Chute Water Bottles
CamelBak has also introduced a set of limited-edition Chute water bottles with National Park prints on them as well. These bottles are completely BPA-free, stainless steel, vacuum insulated, and double-walled to prevent condensation from forming and to keep your drinks cold longer. Available in Yosemite, Arches, and Great Smokey Mountains editions. ($13)
National Park Service T-Shirts
In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, REI has also introduced a variety of t-shirt emblazoned with prints commemorating the centennial. Those prints include everything from a mountain peak to a Yellowstone bison. There is even one with a special centennial logo too. Proceeds from the shirts also go to the National Park Foundation as well. ($24.50)
Coleman National Park Edition Cooler
Made of stainless steel and sporting a 54-quart capacity, the Coleman National Park Cooler proudly displays a 2016 Park Service Centennial shield right on its side. Designed with a retro look that dates back to the 1950’s, the cooler is capable of holding 85 cans of your favorite beverages, and even comes with a built-in bottle opener and a lid that doubles as a seat. ($199.95)
Monopoly – National Park Edition
The classic game of Monopoly has been reimagined for 2016 with the National Park Edition. The game’s well-known rules still apply, but famous properties have been replaced with national parks instead, and tents and ranger stations are used in lieu of the traditional hotels and houses. ($39.95)
These products are just a sampling of the National Parks gear that REI has in stock. To see more, click here. Additionally, REI Adventures offers a slew of trips to the parks as well, and the company is donating 10% of the price of those itineraries being to the National Park Foundation as well.