6 Outdoor Entertaining Essentials We Want From West Elm’s New Collaboration With REI

updated May 26, 2020
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Just because summer might look a little different this year doesn’t mean you can’t find ways to (safely and responsibly) get outside and enjoy yourself. All this inside time might make you appreciate excursions in the great outdoors even more.

Launched today, the new collab from West Elm and REI combines the home brand’s design aesthetic with the outdoor retailer’s knowledge and experience for a stylish and functional collection that’s perfect for escapes near and far. It features 35 products (most under $60), including folding outdoor chairs, a portable shade shelter, bright reusable tableware, a collapsible campfire table, a double-sided outdoor blanket, abstract patterned outdoor pillows, and more.

“We designed this modern collection of colorful everyday entertaining essentials and sustainably sourced outdoor textiles to complement REI Co-op’s high performing recreational gear,” said Jeffrey Hannoosh, Senior Vice President of Design for West Elm. “Our collaboration with REI Co-op inspires families to bring the comforts of home to the great outdoors — from weeknights dining al fresco to relaxing summer weekends in the backyard.”  

The collection is available today online at both REI and West Elm. See some of our top picks below, and be sure to check out West Elm’s massive end of season sale as well.

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1. Modern Melamine Dinnerware

Set a colorful outdoor table with this reusable dinnerware in a range of bright hues. Available in dinner plate, salad plate, and cereal bowl.

Buy: Modern Melamine Dinnerware, starts at $5 (normally $7)

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2. REI Co-op Cool Haul Cooler

Keep your beverages cool and fresh for up to 65 hours with this compact leakproof cooler that comes with an attached bottle opener.

Buy: REI Co-op Cool Haul Cooler, $125

3. Outward Low Lawn Chair

This lightweight chair (under 7 pounds) comes in two colors and has backpack straps for easy carrying.

Buy: Outward Low Lawn Chair, $60

4. Outdoor Blanket

The print on this picnic blanket is inspired by a trip to the desert that the REI founders took in 1936.

Buy: Outdoor Blanket, $50

5. Outward Side Table

This lightweight foldable table carries like a tray thanks to its handles, but keeps your snacks lifted off the ground.

Buy: Outward Side Table, $50

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6. Outward Print Shade Shelter

Stay out of the sun in style with this portable shelter that weighs in at just 4 and a half pounds.

Buy: Outward Print Shade Shelter, $125

This post originally appeared on Apartment Therapy. See it here: West Elm Collaborated with REI on the Perfect Outdoor Collection for Summer