Best Outdoor Store: Gear that's even more experienced than you are
The Amoeba Music of camping, climbing, and backpacking, Wilderness Exchange offers customers both a good home for their old gear in good condition and a comprehensive selection of goodies for their next adventure. Want a good deal on boots, outerwear, or cooking stuff? Look no further. The stock is geared more toward backcountry travel and survival than recreation per se, although a glut of used and discount skis is on hand at the end of each winter. Head for the back and you'll discover the store's real specialty: camping and backpacking equipment. Packs and sleeping bags of all shapes and sizes hang from the walls, alongside tents, sleeping pads, and various other necessities. In the front room you'll find water purification systems, food, trail books, and fuel, with friendly and knowledgeable staff always close at hand.