This is my favorite REI store in the Triangle. Casey was incredibly helpful and knowledgeable in helping me choose a hiking backpack that fit me, and took extra time with me to answer my questions and to make sure I found one that fit just right. I come here for all my gear because of the excellent return policy in case something goes wrong with a product, and the dividend for members is great.
Sep 24, 2019
Excellent service but prices aren't cheap
Mar 4, 2020
REI is a great place to look for an expert opinion. I was lost when buying a backpack (to do a long trip) since was the first of this kind, I didn't know who to trust. So I went to REI and they gave me tips about everything, from how to balance the backpack to recognize the differences between brands and models. A great experience.
If you are trying to find something cheap, forget about it because here you are paying the expertise of the employers and the store experience.
Aug 8, 2017
This is my favorite REI out of all the ones in the Triangle. You can always get a parking space and there rarely ever a line. You can get your bike in and serviced the same day most of the time. The staff are friendly, helpful and talkative. It's hard not to buy something when you're here :-)
May 26, 2020
Staff is ill trained and couldnt care less about helping the customer.
Jul 7, 2020
This is my favorite REI in North Carolina by far. The staff here is super helpful with any questions that you may have while shopping around. They have a very large selection for all of your outdoor needs. The quality of the products they carry really impresses me everytime I’m here. Love the atmosphere in the store as well, always a great shopping experience.
Jun 30, 2020
Friendly staff, and a very warm and welcoming environment. Love this place!
Aug 23, 2020
Smaller than the Cary or Greensboro locations but the store is well laid out and easy to navigate. Checkout was fast and friendly. Plenty of parking in the strip mall. I can't speak to customer service since I found what I needed and didn't ask anyone questions. Plenty of associates around though if I needed help.
Oct 22, 2020
I am a novice backpacker, and I stopped by this store to pick up some gear for a camping trip that I am planning. Tyler, an employee, approached me and provided me with some extremely helpful information about the gear I was shopping for. He was very friendly and knowledgeable, and thanks to his help I have everything I need for my upcoming trip. Every employee was delightful to interact with, and I'm certain that I'll visit again soon. Thanks!
Oct 19, 2020
The Durham (NC) REI location is a very well managed and run store. Associates are knowledgeable and helpful as well as sensitive to the customer's needs. Also, it's comforting to see that REI is taking great efforts to keep their customers and employees safe, especially this COVID time.
Lin Lee Mingx
Jan 23, 2021
no complaints here. the store was well organized and lots to pick from. the sales team were quite lovely and helpful when I had a couple questions. I did not know there was a location closer to my house but non the less I found it well worth the drive.
Dec 24, 2020
I have received nothing less than stellar customer service at REI Durham. My bike came with a set of tires that were different from what was in the description. Jason, the bike tech, promptly ordered a new set of tires(the original ones were not available, so he ordered something close) and fitted them. Unfortunately, I did not like the new ones, but Jason was happy to swap them with the old ones at no extra charge. He went above and beyond to keep his customer satisfied. All the other employees are friendly and responsive as well. I am also impressed that they take covid precautions seriously.
Mar 27, 2019
This place is definitely your best choice for one stop shopping of all outdoor gear and supplies. Staff are helpful and friendly. As a road cyclist, I can find almost everything you need including clothes, repair kit and energy food and drink. It's worth stopping by a few times a month.
Feb 16, 2019
Staff is super friendly! Everything in this store has great quality, you will pay for that quality as well as customer service. For discounts go online for the same products, especially cots, but you wont get the great customer relations as well as personal experience, that only the in-store offer.
Jun 3, 2019
Great place! ❤️❤️❤️ It is very enjoyable to shop online for items and pick them up in the store.
Mar 11, 2019
My sister and I went to REI last week to get a travel backpack for an upcoming trip to Greece. After looking at some by ourselves, we found Gabe and asked him for help. Turned out to be the best thing we did! He was so knowledgeable, asking us about the details of the trip so he could make the right recommendations. We ended up with the perfect solution for us - and both joined the co-op too. If all the staff who work at REI are as helpful, friendly, and knowledgeable as Gabe at the Durham store, it's a great investment to join and I'll certainly be back!