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REI and West Elm team up to launch new outdoor collection

For the second time, REI and West Elm collaborated on an outdoor collection that includes a cutting board, picnic tote and more.
West Elm and REI collaborated on a set of outdoor furniture and accessories.
Here’s what to know about the latest collaboration between REI and West Elm. Seth Smoot

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Outdoor retailer REI and furniture store West Elm launched a new limited-edition line of outdoor essentials — including a foldable rope chair, insulated picnic tote and bamboo cutting board. West Elm’s in-house design team and REI’s outdoor experts worked together to create what they described as “grab-and-go products to enjoy summer outside,” according to a press release announcing the latest launch. The items can be used for dining outside, camping or picnicking. This is the second collaboration of its type between the two brands — the first debuted in spring 2020 when the two brands announced their ongoing retail partnership. The collaboration, which is called the REI Co-op + West Elm collection, is available online at both REI and West Elm. Prices for the pieces range from around $15 to $150.

The best of REI and West Elm’s new collection

Below, we rounded some of the standout pieces that are part of REI and West Elm’s latest collaboration.

1. Outward Day Shelter

This waterproof shelter is designed to cover your outdoor dining or lounge space. The shelter comes with a storage sack, six stakes, six guy lines (or cords) and two poles. With the aluminum adjustable poles, you can customize the height of the shelter from 79 inches to 98 inches.

2. Outward Rope Chair

This chair is made from a polyester robe and features a powder-coated steel frame that’s designed to be durable. There’s a robe handle on the side to make carrying it around easier, along with a bifold design to set it up and take it down. The chair currently comes in two colors: Patrol (a forest green) and Dark Horseradish (a mustard).

3. Outward Dining Table

This dining table features a heat-resistant roll top — you can take the slats that make up the top apart and keep them stored away in an included carry-on bag. It includes a foldable frame that’s made out of steel.

4. Outward Stool

This stool doubles as a seat. It is made from recycled polyester and features a water-repellent finish to protect against rain and stains, along with a powder-coated steel frame like other products in the collection. The stool also has a bifold design and a strap to help carry and store it away.

5. Bamboo Cutting Board

The cutting board can be used for food prep and as a serving platter. It is made from food-safe bamboo and features a thumbhole in order to hang dry it once hand washed.

6. Outward Ground Cloth

For picnics, the beach or camping, this cloth features a soft side to sit on and another side designed to repel dirt, sand and water. The cloth comes with a carrying holster with a special spot for four stakes (which are also included) to hold it down.

7. Insulated Picnic Tote

The tote includes an insulating lining that helps keep what’s inside either warm or chilled. It features an exterior made from canvas and an interior main compartment that’s tall enough for a wine bottle, according to REI. You can also fold the tote flat for easy storage.