REI

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Photograph: Jonathan Aprea
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Outdoorsy types may be more drawn to Central Park than Soho, but this 35,000-square-foot store in the historic Puck Building is certainly a good reason to head downtown. In addition to peddling its signature outdoor equipment and active apparel, the behemoth tri-level outpost will offer ski- and bike-repair services for quick fixes before you hit the slopes (or the Brooklyn Bridge). Water-resistant women’s bike jackets ($52) that convert to vests and men’s nylon bike pants ($89) accented with reflective stripes will have thrill seekers well-suited for any adventure. For overnight trips, heavy-duty tents ($349) with mesh windows sleep four, and look comfier than some NYC studios.

Venue name: REI
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Address: 303 Lafayette St
New York

Cross street: at E Houston St
Opening hours: Mon–Sat 10am–9pm, Sun 11am–8pm
Transport: Subway: B, D, F, M to Broadway–Lafayette St; N, R to Prince St; 6 to Bleecker St
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