For the sixth year in a row, outdoor retailer REI will close its 167 locations – stores, activity centers, distribution centers, call centers and headquarters – and pay its more than 13,000 employees to #OptOutside on Black Friday, Nov. 27. Since 2015, REI has made the decision to close on the busiest shopping day of the year to inspire people to spend the day outside with family and friends. Each year, millions of people and hundreds of organizations have joined the movement, demonstrating the power of the outdoors against the turbulence and chaos of Black Friday sales and crowds.