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Outdoor Retail Stores Are Struggling – Here’s How You Can Support Them

We all know by now that COVID-19 is bringing massive change to our way of life. Many outdoor professionals are not able to do their daily jobs. From National Park Rangers to guides to retail employees, the outdoor community is really feeling the effects.

Retailers in general across the US saw huge declines in sales from February 2020 to March 2020. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, more than 250,000 retail stores that sell nonessential merchandise have temporarily closed their doors.

With various degrees of economic shutdown and forced store closures throughout the United States, over 70% of speciality outdoor retail stores have locked their doors. Should stay-at-home orders last multiple months, many stores don’t have the cash reserves to survive. Furthermore, getting a web store up and running to accept online orders requires resources that are simply out of reach for shop owners who have already seen years of declining sales driven by direct-to-consumer and other buying trends prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. The situation is dire, but the outdoor industry has shown that when we care about an issue, we can move mountains to make change.

A pinnacle, crucial segment of the outdoor industry – and the glue of outdoor communities throughout the United States – is specialty storefront retail. These shops are places for gathering, getting beta, meeting like-minded people, drooling over the latest skis or climbing shoes and getting our beloved gear serviced so we can go send it. Online shopping doesn’t hold a candle to the depth of service that these stores provide, and we don’t ever want to live in a world without them.

We are all in this industry for a common reason. We dedicate our lives and careers to the pursuit of the great outdoors because we share a mutual love for nature, passion for adventure and need for connected experience. Storefront retail is perhaps the most foundational segment within our greater industry that fosters grassroots community connection and inspiration for adventure. At Outdoor Prolink, we care deeply about contributing to the health of specialty retail. We are committed to leading our community of brands and professionals to actively keep our country’s retailers thriving, which is why now, more than ever, we must pull together to support our local gear shops before it’s too late.

If you agree with us, here’s how you can help.

Currently, specialty outdoor retail shops across the country are doing their best to continue serving their communities by staying open in creative ways. While some have the ability to offer online shopping, others are available for private in-person shopping, phone orders, curbside pick-up and local delivery. Most shops are also available to talk on the phone about specific products and to help customers figure out what gear is best for them.  


IME Utah is my favorite local shop. It’s run by a couple of climbing legends so they sell only the best gear and have a wealth of knowledge about all of it. Whenever I go in I mention areas or routes I’m interested in because they have most likely been there and are super happy to share beta and advice. Plus they have a rad consignment corner and genuinely care about the local community and crags.”

-Leanne Thompson, Outdoor Prolink Pro

“Local shops are the best. My buddy has one and he’s struggling right now. Everything I’ve been buying has been through him. Especially during these times. He’s been grateful because of it.”

– Zac Swank, Outdoor Prolink Pro

Outdoor Experience in Sandpoint, Idaho rocks. The people are friendly and knowledgable on local hikes and happenings. They have hands on experience with their outdoor equipment and are always very helpful. Every Monday they host a public three mile evening run which is an awesome way to connect with other outdoors people. It’s always worth spending a few extra dollars shopping with them over a big box store.”

– Chris Eugene, Outdoor Prolink Pro

Black Dome Mountain Sports in Asheville is super rad. They have a huge selection of climbing gear from entire aid racks to just about every brand of cams they have it all. They’re also knowledgable and excited to support local climbers. They have the NC Climbing Museum and the NC Paddling Museum in their shop so you can get psyched with old stories. They have a small bar with local brews to stop and chat about adventures past. They even have used gear on consignment for the dirtbag in all of us. Many an adventure has started with “Oh crap I forgot my___” lets run by black dome!”

– Michael Murphy, Outdoor Prolink Pro

The local shops are the local folks. They’re often the folks who grew up in the area, made some first ascents, did some trail work, or explored off-trail. And that experience led them to love the outdoors and own or work in a local outdoor shop. We may not see the contributions the store makes to the local community such as supporting local wilderness initiatives, bringing in outdoor film festivals, supplying swag at events etc… but they are making things happen for us. Rocky Mountain Outfitter (RMO) in Kalispell is a great example of local retail and outdoor leadership. You might save a couple bucks ordering online but you can’t ask Amazon whether you need 6 ice screws or 10 for a route in the park. Information, gathered from experience, is valuable so you get more than just gear from local shops.”

– Chris Roast, Outdoor Prolink Pro

“When I moved to SL from New Hampshire I went to IME because I had used IME in Conway, NH for years. I bought my SL guidebook there, and proceeded to pick their brains on gear routes and crags all through the valley, and on City of Rocks. I even brought in my rack and they told me what else I needed for which routes. As I ticked off their recommendations, I went back for more. Great guys still 25 years later.”

– Garth Tino, Outdoor Prolink Pro

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Rocky Mountain Outfitter has been a pillar in the Flathead Valley outdoor community since they opened in Kalispell, MT in 1976 and operate in the same building to this day. The staff is incredibly knowledgeable (so knowledgeable they can hand-draw maps/topos from memory) and will always give you service with a smile. They are the ones who are constantly out skiing and climbing, so they can always update you on current conditions. RMO demonstrates why local shops are so important. In a day and age where there are hundreds of places to purchase gear, very few can offer the personal touch and expertise found at local shops. If you live in or visit northwest Montana, make sure to swing by the shop and show RMO your support.

– Paul Fotter, Outdoor Prolink Pro


A big way we can pay it forward to our local shops is by purchasing gift cards to use in the future. A California specialty outdoor gear shop, Alpenglow Sports, reached out to its community for help and they were generously rewarded with $75k in gift card sales within four days. It’s amazing how an entire community can come together to give back in such a big way. 

If you are an Outdoor Professional, think of yourself as an ambassador for the outdoor stores in your community. Get to know them and recommend your clients, friends and family to them!

In an effort to keep the local retailer spirit alive, we’ve created a list of outdoor shops and how they’re continuing to serve the community during these uncertain times.

While each shop is functioning differently, we’ve pulled a quick list of ways you can support your favorite local shop:

Show Your Support

  • Purchase gift cards – You know you’ll need to get your skis tuned or you bike tuned soon. Maybe you already have some gear in mind to buy your dad for Christmas? Purchase a gift card that you can use later – or gift to someone else – and give your local shop some much needed funds right now. Alpenglow Sports in Lake Tahoe sold over $75K in gift cards in just four days!
  • Shop online – If your local shop has an online store, you know what do to. Spread the word to your friends, family and clients, too.
  • Phone-in orders – Give ’em a ring. Likely, your shop is taking orders over the phone. (If not, who couldn’t use a few minutes of shooting the breeze with a fellow outdoor-lover?) You can get your new gear through either:
    • Curbside pick-up
    • Local delivery
  • Private in-store shopping appointments – Some creative shop owners are taking appointments for private shopping. What better way to grab some new-new while staying safe and socially distant? Plus, you might even feel a little bit special having the whole store to yourself.
  • Give them a shout-out on social media
  • Leave a first-hand review on Yelp or Google Places
  • Tell them ‘thank you’ for all they do!

We have been inspired by SNEWS, Mountain Hardwear, Rumpl, Chaco, Darn Tough, and others who have launched campaigns, donated funds and products, begun making personal protective equipment, and implemented revenue sharing programs to support local retailers. The people behind these brands and campaigns inspire us to band together to ensure our retail shop community can weather the storm. Read more about the outdoor brands that are stepping in to support those affected by COVID-19.

With assistance from the Grassroots Outdoor Alliance, an organization dedicated to the health and growth of specialty outdoor retailers, we’ve created this detailed list of affected retail shops and specific ways you can help.

Find A Local Retail Shop In Your Area To Refer To Your Clients, Friends and Family

Retail Shop

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Ways To Show Your Support

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Beaver SportsFairbanksAlaskaGift cards available. Connect On SocialVisit Website
Homer Saw & CycleHomerAlaskaRentals available.Connect On SocialVisit Website
In My ElementFairbanksAlaskaPhone orders available for curbside pickup. Connect On SocialVisit Website
Nugget Alaskan OutfitterJuneauAlaskaHelp spread the word, write a Google or Yelp review, send them a word of support on social media, or purchase a gift card. Visit their website or reach out for updates. Connect On SocialVisit Website
Alabama OutdoorsBirminghamAlabamaAccepting online orders or schedule a personal shopping experience. Connect On SocialVisit Website
Eagle Eye OutfittersDothanAlabamaOnline shopping available.Connect On SocialVisit Website
Gadsden OutfittersGadsdenAlabamaOnline shopping available.Connect On SocialVisit Website
Leaf In Creek OutfittersHuntsvilleAlabamaOnline shopping available.Connect On SocialVisit Website
Mountain High OutfittersBirminghamAlabamaOnline shopping available.Connect On SocialVisit Website
Ozark Outdoor SupplyLittle RockArkansasOnline shopping available.Connect On SocialVisit Website
Pack RatFayettevilleArkansasOnline shopping available.Connect On SocialVisit Website
The WoodsmanFort SmithArkansasPhone purchases and curbside pickup available. Connect On SocialVisit Website
Peace SurplusFlagstaffArizonaPersonal shopping appointments available.Connect On SocialVisit Website
Summit HutTucsonArizonaOnline shopping available.Connect On SocialVisit Website
Alpenglow SportsTahoe CityCaliforniaPhone orders available. Connect On SocialVisit Website
Eastside SportsBishopCaliforniaOnline shopping, curbside pickup and delivery available. Connect On SocialVisit Website
Gear Co-opCosta MesaCaliforniaOnline shopping available.Connect On SocialVisit Website
Nomad VenturesJoshua TreeCaliforniaHelp spread the word, write a Google or Yelp review, send them a word of support on social media, or purchase a gift card. Visit their website or reach out for updates. Connect On SocialVisit Website
Sports BasementBerkleyCaliforniaOnline shopping and curbside pickup available.Connect On SocialVisit Website
Sunrise Mountain SportsLivermoreCaliforniaOnline shopping available. Open for pickup from 11am-2pm (with appointment) and offering local deliveries.Connect On SocialVisit Website
Tahoe Mountain SportsTruckeeCaliforniaPhone orders and curbside pick up available. Connect On SocialVisit Website
The Mountain AirSan Luis ObispoCaliforniaGift cards and logo gear available. Connect On SocialVisit Website
Backcountry ExperienceDurangoColoradoNow booking personal shopping appointments. Connect On SocialVisit Website
Bristlecone Mountain OutfittersBasaltColoradoPhone and email orders available for local pickup.Connect On SocialVisit Website
Chopwood MercantileCrested ButteColoradoGift card, curbside pickup, online shopping and local delivery available. Connect On SocialVisit Website
Estes Park Mountain ShopEstes ParkColoradoRevised hours: 8-9am daily reserved for seniors. Public welcome 9am-6pm, allowing only 10 customer at a time.Connect On SocialVisit Website
Crow's ClosetDurangoColoradoPersonal shopping appointments available. Connect On SocialVisit Website
Kristi Mountain SportsAlamosaColoradoPersonal shopping appointments available. Connect On SocialVisit Website
Mountain ChaletColorado SpringsColoradoCurbside pickup and shipping available. Connect On SocialVisit Website
Mountain OutfittersBreckenridgeColoradoOnline shopping, phone orders available and curbside pick-up, as well as gift cards.Connect On SocialVisit Website
Bentgate MountaineeringGoldenColoradoOffering online shopping and curbside pickup. Limited sotre opening May 10th.Connect On SocialVisit Website
Vital OutdoorsGoldenColoradoOffering online shopping and Outside Pickup/Front Door Shopping is open 7 days a week from 11:00am to 3:00pm. (Golden, CO Location ONLY)Connect On SocialVisit Website
Evergreen Mountain SportsConiferColoradoOpen with revised hours of Mon-Sat, 10am-5pm and Sun, 10am-4pm.Connect On SocialVisit Website
Neptune MountaineeringBoulderColoradoSpecial offer on gift cards available. Connect On SocialVisit Website
Crystal Ski ShopBoulderColoradoAvailable to talk on the phone during normal business hours.Connect On SocialVisit Website
University BicyclesBoulderColoradoOffering online shopping, local delivery of new bikes, equipment and repairs.Connect On SocialVisit Website
Trek Light GearBoulderColoradoOffering online shopping and "pay what you can" discounts.Connect On SocialVisit Website
Boulder Cycle SportBoulderColoradoOffering curbside pickup and shipping available.Connect On SocialVisit Website
Boulder Sports RecyclerBoulderColoradoRe-opening May 9th.Connect On SocialVisit Website
Full Cycle BikesBoulderColoradoOffering online shopping and allowing scheduled in-person shopping & service appointments.Connect On SocialVisit Website
Go Far ShopBoulderColoradoOffering online shopping.Connect On SocialVisit Website
Boulder Nordic SportBoulderColoradoOffering online shopping and Boulder shop open.Connect On SocialVisit Website
Colorado MultisportBoulderColoradoOffering door-to-door Bicycle Valet Service within Boulder. Also open for normal business hoursConnect On SocialVisit Website
The Pro's ClosetBoulderColoradoOffering online shopping and available via phone or email for anything you may need!Connect On SocialVisit Website
FeralDenverColoradoRe-opening May 9th.Connect On SocialVisit Website
Wilderness Exchange UnlimitedDenverColoradoOffering online shopping, phone orders and in-person pickup.Connect On SocialVisit Website
Outdoor GeeksDenverColoradoOffering online shopping.Connect On SocialVisit Website
Confluence Kayak & SkiDenverColoradoStarting May 8th, retail store will be open to a limited number of customers. Offering online shopping, phone orders, local delivery and curbside pick-up.Connect On SocialVisit Website
Epic Mountain GearWestminsterColoradoOffering online shopping and curbside pickup.Connect On SocialVisit Website
Pine Needle MountaineeringDurangoColoradoPhone orders available. Connect On SocialVisit Website
Rivers Clothing CompanyFriscoColoradoCurrently taking phone orders and curbside pickup. Gift certificates are also available. Connect On SocialVisit Website
Straightline SportsSteamboatColoradoOpen for curbside pick up and local delivery. Connect On SocialVisit Website
Summit Canyon MountaineeringGlenwood SpringsColoradoHelp spread the word, write a Google or Yelp review, send them a word of support on social media, or purchase a gift card. Visit their website or reach out for updates. Connect On SocialVisit Website
Treads N ThreadsGunnisonColoradoCurbside pick up available. Connect On SocialVisit Website
Ute MountaineerAspenColoradoHelp spread the word, write a Google or Yelp review, send them a word of support on social media, or purchase a gift card. Visit their website or reach out for updates. Connect On SocialVisit Website
JAX Mercantile CoLovelandColoradoIn-store shopping available with reduced store hours. Online shopping also available. Connect On SocialVisit Website
Jagged Edge Mountain GearTellurideColoradoOffering online shopping.Connect On SocialVisit Website
Montrose Kayak and SurfTellurideColoradoOpen 10am-4pm Thurs-Monday and offering curbside pickup.Connect On SocialVisit Website
Salida Mountain SportsSalidaColoradoOpen 10am-5pm with only 10 people in the store at a time. Also offering private shopping appointments and curbside pickup.Connect On SocialVisit Website
Outdoor Sports CenterWiltonConnecticutSki, snowboard and bike rentals available. Connect On SocialVisit Website
Bill JacksonsPinellas ParkFloridaCurbside pick up available. Connect On SocialVisit Website
Black Creek OutfittersJacksonvilleFloridaCurbside pickup and shopping by appointment available. Connect On SocialVisit Website
Environeers Adventure OutfittersSarasotaFloridaHelp spread the word, write a Google or Yelp review, send them a word of support on social media, or purchase a gift card. Visit their website or reach out for updates. Connect On SocialVisit Website
Trail & Ski ShopTallahaseeFloridaOnline shopping available. Connect On SocialVisit Website
Travel CountryAtamonte SpringsFloridaOnline shopping available. Connect On SocialVisit Website
Blue Ridge Adventure WearBlue RidgeGeorgiaOnline shopping available through social media and phone. Connect On SocialVisit Website
Blue Ridge Mountain OutfittersBlue RidgeGeorgiaHelp spread the word, write a Google or Yelp review, send them a word of support on social media, or purchase a gift card. Visit their website or reach out for updates. Connect On SocialVisit Website
Escape OutdoorsEvansGeorgiaOnline shopping available. Connect On SocialVisit Website
High Country OutfittersBuckheadGeorgiaLocal, online or call in orders available for curbside pick up or shipping. Connect On SocialVisit Website
Active Endeavors - DavenportDavenportIowaOnline orders for shipping and curbside pick up available. Connect On SocialVisit Website
Active Endeavors - Des MoinesDes MoinesIowaOnline orders for shipping and curbside pick up available. Connect On SocialVisit Website
Active Endeavors - Iowa CityIowa CityIowaOffering curbside pickup and local delivery.Connect On SocialVisit Website
Back CountryDes MoinesIowaOffering both in-store, private shopping appointments and video shopping appointments which you can schedule online at calendly.com/backcountryiowaConnect On SocialVisit Website
Fin & FeatherIowa CityIowaOpen for business 10am-6pm Mon-Fri and 9am-5pm Sat/Sun. Offering curbside pickup and local delivery.Connect On SocialVisit Website
SOKO OutfittersCedar RapidsIowaOpen 9am-5pm Mon-Sat and 11am-5pm Sun. Offering private shopping appointements, phone sales and curbside pickup.Connect On SocialVisit Website
Elephants PerchKetchumIdahoGift cards available.Connect On SocialVisit Website
Home Town SportsMcCallIdahoShopping appointments only until May 1st. After May 1st, they will have reduced hours.Connect On SocialVisit Website
HyperspudMoscowIdahoOffering phone orders.Connect On SocialVisit Website
Idaho Mountain TouringBoiseIdahoOffering local delivery, in-store pick-up and online shopping.Connect On SocialVisit Website
Outdoor Experience-IDSandpointIdahoHelp spread the word, write a Google or Yelp review, send them a word of support on social media, or purchase a gift card. Visit their website or reach out for updates. Connect On SocialVisit Website
Idaho Adventure SportsPocatelloIdahoOpen regular hours. Offering online shopping, local delivery and curbside pickup.Connect On SocialVisit Website
Champaign OutdoorsChampaignIllinoisShopping available online at ruggedoutdoors.com, outdoor E-learning courses also available. Connect On SocialVisit Website
Running CentralPeoriaIllinoisOnline shopping available, with new items added daily.Connect On SocialVisit Website
Uncle DansChigacoIllinoisOnline shopping available. Connect On SocialVisit Website
JL WatersBloomingtonIndianaHelp spread the word, write a Google or Yelp review, send them a word of support on social media, or purchase a gift card. Visit their website or reach out for updates. Connect On SocialVisit Website
Rusted Moon OutfittersIndianapolisIndianaGift cards available.Connect On SocialVisit Website
Sunflower Outdoor and Bike ShopLawrenceKansasOnline shopping available. Connect On SocialVisit Website
J&H LanmarkLexingtonKentuckyOnline shopping available. Connect On SocialVisit Website
Nats OutdoorBowling GreenKentuckyOnline shopping and curbside pickup is available, and limiting customers to 10 in the store at a time.Connect On SocialVisit Website
Quest OutdoorsLouisvilleKentuckyOpen for curbside pickup and online shopping.Connect On SocialVisit Website
MasseysStoneberryLouisianaLocal same day delivery and curbside pick up available.Connect On SocialVisit Website
Pack & PaddleLafayetteLouisianaSome products available for online shopping. Connect On SocialVisit Website
Sports SpectrumShreveportLouisianaPhone and email orders available. Connect On SocialVisit Website
The BackpackerLafayetteLouisianaSame day local delivery available. Connect On SocialVisit Website
Gearhead OutfittersTulsaOklahomaShipping and curbside pickup available. Connect On SocialVisit Website
Arcadian ShopLenoxMassachusettsOnline and phone orders available for curbside pick up. Connect On SocialVisit Website
Maynard Outdoor StoreMaynardMassachusettsEmail and Facebook orders available for curbside pick up. Connect On SocialVisit Website
Natick Outdoor StoreNatickMassachusettsPhone orders available.Connect On SocialVisit Website
High Mountain SportsOaklandMarylandGift cards and online shopping available. Connect On SocialVisit Website
Cadillac Mountain SportsBar HarborMaineHelp spread the word, write a Google or Yelp review, send them a word of support on social media, or purchase a gift card. Visit their website or reach out for updates. Connect On SocialVisit Website
Kittery Trading PostKitteryMaineOnline shopping available for curbside pickup. Connect On SocialVisit Website
Maine Sport OutfittersRockportMaineOpen with reduced hours (9am-5pm Mon-Sat). Offering phone or email orders, curbside pick-up and local delivery.Connect On SocialVisit Website
Backcountry NorthTraverse CityMichiganOnline shopping available.Connect On SocialVisit Website
Bill & Pauls SporthausGrand RapidsMichiganOffering curbside sales and online shopping.Connect On SocialVisit Website
BivouacAnn ArborMichiganOffering online shopping, curbside pick-up and local delivery within 5-mile radius of Ann Arbor location.Connect On SocialVisit Website
Down Wind SportsMarquetteMichiganOffering backdoor pick-ups and local delivery. Marquette and Houghton locations will be open 10am-5pm Mon-Sat.Connect On SocialVisit Website
Down Wind SportsHoughtonMichiganOffering backdoor pick-ups and local delivery. Marquette and Houghton locations will be open 10am-5pm Mon-Sat.Connect On SocialVisit Website
Earth's EdgeGrand HavenMichiganGift cards available.Connect On SocialVisit Website
Lees Adventures OutfittersPortageMichiganOffering phone or online orders and curbside pick-up.Connect On SocialVisit Website
Little Forks OutfittersMidlandMichiganOffering phone or online and curbside pick-up.Connect On SocialVisit Website
PlaymakersOkemosMichiganOffering phone or online orders and virtual FIT appointments.Connect On SocialVisit Website
The OutfitterHarbor SpringsMichiganOnline shopping available. Connect On SocialVisit Website
The Outpost of HollandHollandMichiganHelp spread the word, write a Google or Yelp review, send them a word of support on social media, or purchase a gift card. Visit their website or reach out for updates. Connect On SocialVisit Website
Wanderlust OutfittersSt. JosephMichiganOnline shopping available. Connect On SocialVisit Website
Lake Superior Trading PostGrand MaraisMinnesotaHelp spread the word, write a Google or Yelp review, send them a word of support on social media, or purchase a gift card. Visit their website or reach out for updates. Connect On SocialVisit Website
Midwest MountaineeringMinneapolisMinnesotaExtra discounts available on gift cardsConnect On SocialVisit Website
Piragis Northwoods CompanyElyMinnesotaOnline shopping available. Connect On SocialVisit Website
TrailfittersDuluthMinnesotaOnline shopping available. Connect On SocialVisit Website
Ozark AdventuresSpringfieldMissouriCurbside pickup and shipping available.Connect On SocialVisit Website
Alpine ShopSt. LouisMissouriGift cards available, as well as USPS free shipping over $50Connect On SocialVisit Website
Buffalo Peak OutfittersJacksonMississippiOpen for curbside pickup and free home delivery.Connect On SocialVisit Website
Core Cycle & OutdoorTupeloMississippiAppointment only bike service.Connect On SocialVisit Website
Chalet SportsBozemanMontanaRe-opening for bike repairs and bike sales. Connect On SocialVisit Website
Round HouseBozemanMontanaRe-opening April 27thConnect On SocialVisit Website
Sportsman & Ski HausKallisbellMontanaRe-opening April 27thConnect On SocialVisit Website
The Base CampBillingsMontanaRe-opening April 27thConnect On SocialVisit Website
Glacier Cyclery & NordicWhitefishMontanaOffering courtyard pickup & drop off for repairs and bik purchases. Also offering free bik delivery/pickup within a 15 mile radius of downtown Whitefish.Connect On SocialVisit Website
Great Northern Cycle & SkiWhitefishMontanaOffering pickup & doproff outside in their patio area. Please call ahead to describe bike needs to minimize person-to-person interaction.Connect On SocialVisit Website
Lakestream Fly ShopWhitefishMontanaOpen and continuing normal operations with additional health precautions.Connect On SocialVisit Website
Stumptown SnowboardsWhitefishMontanaOffering online shopping, phone orders and curbside pick-up.Connect On SocialVisit Website
The ToggeryWhitefishMontanaRe-opening April 27thConnect On SocialVisit Website
The Trail HeadMissoulaMontanaRe-opening April 27thConnect On SocialVisit Website
Black Dome Mountain SportsAshevilleNorth CarolinaCurbside pickup and shipping available.Connect On SocialVisit Website
D.D. BullwinkelsBrevardNorth CarolinaCurbside pickup and shipping available.Connect On SocialVisit Website
Diamond Brand OutdoorsAshevilleNorth CarolinaHelp spread the word, write a Google or Yelp review, send them a word of support on social media, or purchase a gift card. Visit their website or reach out for updates. Connect On SocialVisit Website
FootsloggersBooneNorth CarolinaCurbside pickup available and personal shopping appointments available. Connect On SocialVisit Website
Highland HikerHighlandsNorth CarolinaOffering private shopping at Highlands location.Connect On SocialVisit Website
Jesse BrownsCharlotteNorth CarolinaOpen 10am-5pm Mon-Fri.Connect On SocialVisit Website
Mast General StoreValle CrucisNorth CarolinaOnline shopping available. Connect On SocialVisit Website
Townsend Bertram & Co.CarrboroNorth CarolinaOnline shopping available. Connect On SocialVisit Website
US Whitewater CenterCharlotteNorth CarolinaHelp spread the word, write a Google or Yelp review, send them a word of support on social media, or purchase a gift card. Visit their website or reach out for updates. Connect On SocialVisit Website
Nantahala Outdoor CenterChattanoogaTennesseeHelp spread the word, write a Google or Yelp review, send them a word of support on social media, or purchase a gift card. Visit their website or reach out for updates. Connect On SocialVisit Website
Great Outdoor Provision Co.CharlotteNorth CarolinaOffering curbside pickup and online shopping.Connect On SocialVisit Website
Outermost LayerFargoNorth DakotaHelp spread the word, write a Google or Yelp review, send them a word of support on social media, or purchase a gift card. Visit their website or reach out for updates. Connect On SocialVisit Website
Mooses ToothLincolnNebraskaOpen limited hours Fri-Sun and by appointment only Mon-Thurs.Connect On SocialVisit Website
International Mountain EquipmentNorth ConwayNew HampshireStarting May 13th, they will open their doors again. Please wear a mask and keep 6' of distance from others. Revised hours are Wed-Sun, 10am-6pm.Connect On SocialVisit Website
Ragged Mountain EquipmentIntervaleNew HampshireOffering online shopping and curbside pickup.Connect On SocialVisit Website
Lahout'sLincolnNew HampshireRe-opening all locations on May 11th.Connect On SocialVisit Website
Outdoor New EnglandFranklinNew HampshireOfferring online shopping and private shopping appointments.Connect On SocialVisit Website
Fire On the MountainDoverNew HampshireOffering online shoppingConnect On SocialVisit Website
Cinnamon Rainbows Surf Co.HamptonNew HampshireRe-opening May 11th with hours: 10am-6pm. Starting on 5/23, will be open 9am-9pm.Connect On SocialVisit Website
Canyon Pass ProvisionsNew HavenNew JerseyHelp spread the word, write a Google or Yelp review, send them a word of support on social media, or purchase a gift card. Visit their website or reach out for updates. Connect On SocialVisit Website
Ramsey OutdoorRamseyNew JerseyOnline shopping available. Connect On SocialVisit Website
Sports SystemsAlbuquerqueNew MexicoCurbside pickup, online orders, and phone sales availableConnect On SocialVisit Website
Taos Mountain OutfittersTaosNew MexicoOnline shopping available. Connect On SocialVisit Website
Tooth of Time TradersCimarronNew MexicoOnline shopping and curbside pickup available.Connect On SocialVisit Website
Adventure Bound on the FlyEllicottvileNew YorkHelp spread the word, write a Google or Yelp review, send them a word of support on social media, or purchase a gift card. Visit their website or reach out for updates. Connect On SocialVisit Website
Gear For AdventureHamburgNew YorkOnline shopping available. Connect On SocialVisit Website
ParagonNew YorkNew YorkOnline shopping available. Connect On SocialVisit Website
Rock and SnowNew PaltzNew YorkOnline and telephone orders available.Connect On SocialVisit Website
The MountaineerKeene ValleyNew YorkOnline shopping available. Connect On SocialVisit Website
Appalachian OutfittersPeninsulaOhioOnline shopping available. Connect On SocialVisit Website
Backpackers ShopSheffieldOhioHelp spread the word, write a Google or Yelp review, send them a word of support on social media, or purchase a gift card. Visit their website or reach out for updates. Connect On SocialVisit Website
Benchmark OutfittersCincinnatiOhioOnline shopping available. Connect On SocialVisit Website
GeigersLakewoodOhioRe-opening May 2nd. Connect On SocialVisit Website
Great Miami OutfittersCentervilleOhioOnline orders available for shipping as well as curbside pick up. Connect On SocialVisit Website
Roads Rivers and TrailsMillfordOhioPhone and online orders available. Connect On SocialVisit Website
Up and Running DaytonDaytonOhioOnline and phone orders available for shipping and curbside pick up. Connect On SocialVisit Website
Native SummitEdmundOklahomaOnline shopping available. Connect On SocialVisit Website
Stillwater Summit CoStillwaterOklahomaHelp spread the word, write a Google or Yelp review, send them a word of support on social media, or purchase a gift card. Visit their website or reach out for updates. Connect On SocialVisit Website
Backcountry GearEugeneOregonPhone orders and curbside pick up available.Connect On SocialVisit Website
Blue Mountain OutfittersLa GrandeOregonHelp spread the word, write a Google or Yelp review, send them a word of support on social media, or purchase a gift card. Visit their website or reach out for updates. Connect On SocialVisit Website
Mountain SupplyBendOregonGift certificates available by phone. Connect On SocialVisit Website
Next AdventurePortalOregonCurbside pickup available. Connect On SocialVisit Website
Peak SportsCorvallisOregonOnline and phone assistance available, as well as curbside delivery and walk-up bike service. Connect On SocialVisit Website
Redpoint Climbers SupplyTerrebonneOregonCan call or contact the owner through Instagram for orders or gear questions.Connect On SocialVisit Website
Appalachian OutdoorsCollegePennsylvaniaCurbside delivery or same day delivery available. Connect On SocialVisit Website
Trail Creek OutfittersGlen MillsPennsylvaniaOnline shopping available for some products, as well as gift cards. Connect On SocialVisit Website
Wilderness VoyaguersOhiopylePennsylvaniaHelp spread the word, write a Google or Yelp review, send them a word of support on social media, or purchase a gift card. Visit their website or reach out for updates. Connect On SocialVisit Website
3 Rivers Outdoor CoPittsburgPennsylvaniaShop is currently closed, but you can schedule 1:1 virtual shopping appointmentsConnect On SocialVisit Website
Naturally OutdoorsFlorenceSouth CarolinaHelp spread the word, write a Google or Yelp review, send them a word of support on social media, or purchase a gift card. Visit their website or reach out for updates. Connect On SocialVisit Website
Outside Hilton HeadHilton Head IslandSouth CarolinaPrivate guiding services available. Connect On SocialVisit Website
Sunrift AdventuresTravelers RestSouth CarolinaOffering curbside pickup with limited hours Mon-Sat.Connect On SocialVisit Website
Half Moon OutfittersCharlestonSouth CarolinaOnline shopping, curbside service and personal shopping appointments available.Connect On SocialVisit Website
Granite SportsHill CitySouth DakotaOnline shopping available. Connect On SocialVisit Website
Great Outdoor StoreSioux FallsSouth DakotaPhone orders available.Connect On SocialVisit Website
Roamn AroundRapid CitySouth DakotaOnline orders and gift cards available. Connect On SocialVisit Website
Cumberland TransitNashvilleTennesseeCurbside pickup available. Connect On SocialVisit Website
Davis Dry GoodsLexingtonTennesseeHelp spread the word, write a Google or Yelp review, send them a word of support on social media, or purchase a gift card. Visit their website or reach out for updates. Connect On SocialVisit Website
Elliots Boots & ShoesHixonTennesseeOnline shopping available for some products. Connect On SocialVisit Website
Little River Trading Co.MaryvilleTennesseeCurbside pickup and shopping by appointment available. Connect On SocialVisit Website
Outdoor Experience-TNCookevilleTennesseeOnline shopping available. Connect On SocialVisit Website
Outdoors Inc.MemphisTennesseeOnline shopping and gift cards available. Connect On SocialVisit Website
River SportsKnoxvilleTennesseeCurbside pickup and in-town local delivery available, Rentals available.Connect On SocialVisit Website
Rock CreekChattanoogaTennesseeHelp spread the word, write a Google or Yelp review, send them a word of support on social media, or purchase a gift card. Visit their website or reach out for updates. Connect On SocialVisit Website
MahoneysJohnson CityTennesseeOpen for drive-thru service. Connect On SocialVisit Website
Good Sports Outdoor OutfittersSan AntoniaTexasOnline shopping, curbside pickup and personal shopping appointments available. Connect On SocialVisit Website
Mountain Sports TXArlingtonTexasOnline shopping available. Connect On SocialVisit Website
Slimpickins OutfittersStephenvilleTexasOnline shopping available. Connect On SocialVisit Website
The Bear Mountain-WacoWacoTexasBike shop is available for service. Connect On SocialVisit Website
Whole Earth Provision CompanyAustinTexasOnline shopping available. Connect On SocialVisit Website
Cole SportPark CityUtahOnline shopping available. Connect On SocialVisit Website
Sports DenSalt Lake CityUtahOpen for limited hours and online shopping available.Connect On SocialVisit Website
Casual AdventureArlingtonVirginiaLocal deliveries and curbside pick up available. Connect On SocialVisit Website
Walkabout OutfittersRoanokeVirginiaPersonal shopping appointments, online shopping and curbside pickup available. Connect On SocialVisit Website
Wild River OutfittersVirginia BeachVirginiaPersonal shopping appointments available. Connect On SocialVisit Website
Lennys Shoe & ApparelWillistonVermontPhone and email orders available. Connect On SocialVisit Website
Outdoor Gear ExchangeBurlingtonVermontOnline orders available. Connect On SocialVisit Website
The Mountain GoatMachesterVermontCurbside pickup and free shipping on phone orders.Connect On SocialVisit Website
Sams OutfittersHadleyMassachusettsHelp spread the word, write a Google or Yelp review, send them a word of support on social media, or purchase a gift card. Visit their website or reach out for updates. Connect On SocialVisit Website
Ascent OutdoorsSeattleWashingtonOnline orders and curbside delivery available. Also allowing rentals, one customer at a time. Connect On SocialVisit Website
Backcountry EssentialsBellinghamWashingtonHelp spread the word, write a Google or Yelp review, send them a word of support on social media, or purchase a gift card. Visit their website or reach out for updates. Connect On SocialVisit Website
Cascades Outdoor StoreWithropWashingtonCurbside pick and and shipping available. Connect On SocialVisit Website
Lake Chelan SportsChelanWashingtonPhone orders, curbside delivery and gift cards available. Connect On SocialVisit Website
Whittaker MountaineeringAshfordWashingtonRental shop is currently closed, online shopping available. Connect On SocialVisit Website
Bayshore OutfittersSister BayWisconsinOnline shopping and gift cards available. Connect On SocialVisit Website
Clear Water Outdoor StoreDelafieldWisconsinOnline shopping available. Connect On SocialVisit Website
Ecology SportsSister BayWisconsinHelp spread the word, write a Google or Yelp review, send them a word of support on social media, or purchase a gift card. Visit their website or reach out for updates. Connect On SocialVisit Website
Rutabaga PaddlesportsMadisonWisconsinCurbside pick and online orders available. Connect On SocialVisit Website
WalkAbout Paddle & ApparelEagle RiverWisconsinPhone orders available. Connect On SocialVisit Website
Water Stone OutdoorsFayettevilleWest VirginiaOnline orders available for some products. Connect On SocialVisit Website
Sheridan Sport StopSheridanWyomingHelp spread the word, write a Google or Yelp review, send them a word of support on social media, or purchase a gift card. Visit their website or reach out for updates. Connect On SocialVisit Website
Skinny SkisJacksonWyomingHelp spread the word, write a Google or Yelp review, send them a word of support on social media, or purchase a gift card. Visit their website or reach out for updates. Connect On SocialVisit Website
Sunlight SportsCodyWyomingPhone and online orders available.Connect On SocialVisit Website
Wild Iris Mountain SportsLanderWyomingGift cards available. Connect On SocialVisit Website
Ridgway Adventure SportsRidgwayColoradoApppointments available for rentals and bike tunes. Personal shopping appointments, walkin appointment with socially distant service, and gift cards available.Connect On SocialVisit Website
IME UtahSalt Lake CityUtahOnline shopping available. Connect On SocialVisit Website
Carytown BikesRichmondVirginiaOnline shopping available.Connect On SocialVisit Website
Outpost RichmondRichmondVirginiaCurbside pickup available via email or phone orders. Connect On SocialVisit Website
Walkabout OutfittersRoanokeVirginiaShopping available online, curbside or phone. Personal shopping appointments also available.Connect On SocialVisit Website

Have a favorite local gear shop you’d like to highlight? Or more suggestions on how to support them? We’d love to hear from you! Join the conversation in our Facebook Community Group or comment below.

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Jess Villaire is the Marketing Manager at Outdoor Prolink. You’ll typically find her out with her doggos skiing, mountain biking, hiking, SUPing, drinking beer, or rearranging furniture. Follow her on Instagram @jessisupsidedown.

11 comments

  1. Kenzie

    I love The Toggery in Whitefish, Montana! They are my go to spot for outdoor apparel and trendy lifestyle apparel in the Flathead Valley. They also carry really cool jewelry and art from locals artists. It’s also pretty great that you can grab a cup of coffee from Montana Coffee Traders while you shop. Can’t wait to spend my next paycheck there when they are open.

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  2. Jess

    Neptune Mountaineering in Boulder is absolutely fantastic. I love hearing from the staff about gear recommendations. Their community events are stellar, and it’s a fantastic way to bring the community together.

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  3. Allison

    I’m a die hard Estes Park Mountain Shop fan, located in Estes Park, CO. They carry so many great brands, their staff is super helpful and always stoked to hear about what your next adventure is. They have a great little climbing gym in the store, and host some pretty great community events as well. Don’t even get me started on the bargain basement….

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  4. Kelly

    My favorite stores in Denver, CO are Feral and Wilderness Exchange. They both have awesome new gear and separate consignment areas where you can buy discounted used gear. Having the option to choose from both is something that I LOVE.

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  5. Gary

    Guys, Ridgway Adventure Sports should be listed as an open retailer. They are taking appointments and walk ins with socially distant service.

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    1. Outdoor Prolink

      Hey Gary, thanks for commenting. Ridgway is on the list, we’ve updated their info to include shopping appointments and walk ins. Cheers!

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  6. Christina

    In Virginia, we have some great local businesses to be added to this list:
    Carytown Bikes (several locations in Richmond, VA)
    Outpost Richmond (full-service bike shop & grocery store)
    Walkabout Outfitters (independent outdoor retailer with locations across the state)

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    1. Outdoor Prolink

      Hey Christina! Thanks for sharing that info. We’ll add those shops to the list, thanks for your support. Cheers.

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  7. Scott

    Could you please add Idaho adventure sports in Pocatello ID, they are open and I have already been there twice to show my support and buy gear.

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    1. Outdoor Prolink

      Absolutely! And thank you for supporting your local shop!

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    2. Outdoor Prolink

      Absolutely! Thanks for letting us know 🙂

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