Headed for Adventure? Check out these home-town Independent Gear Shops

While we all love the availability and inventory of the big 'go-to' gear shops (REI, Dicks, etc), it's nice to support a more "Local" effort when possible.

Gear Junkie has a great list of the top independently run gear shops across the US. While most on the list are in the western half of the country, there are plenty of options across our great land.


The AI Top Picks:
Idaho Mountain Touring, Boise, ID
Alpenglow Sports, in Tahoe City, CA
Moosejaw (Missouri, Michigan, Colorado, Illinois, and online)
Rutabaga Paddle Sports, Madison, WI for the paddler in all of us =)

See the full list on Gear Junkie

Our favorite hometown shop, you know, since it's in our home town, didn't make the Gear Junkie List...but is still worth a stop:

Mountain Chalet, located in downtown Colorado Springs, CO since 1968, is the best place for local advice, great gear, and a true Rocky Mountain attitude.


Check out Grassroots Outdoor Alliance to find your nearest local outfitter.