We are excited to announce to all of you that we will soon be selling some of our products at the new REI flagship store directly on the Chicago River. When we were first contacted by them, we started to think about which of our products would work well in the outdoor chain. Considering their new location, we were inspired to create a new design that showcased our beautiful river.
The Explore Chicago design features the historic Kinzie Street railroad bridge on the north branch of the river. When it was first constructed in 1908, it was the longest and heaviest bascule bridge in the world.
When the weather is nice, us Chicagoans love to get outside and enjoy the river, whether by boating, kayaking or just relaxing along the riverwalk. Since it's such a popular outdoor activity in our city, we also featured kayaking on the design.
You will be able to shop the new design in person at REI in a few weeks, or you can also purchase it now here.