School is ending for the year, the weather is warming up, and it’s time to start thinking about all of the exciting outdoor activities you want to do this summer! If you’re looking to pick up some new gear this year skip the big chain stores and look no further than these local businesses that specialize in outdoor adventure and recreation gear!
If you’re looking to pick up some high-quality used equipment for your next biking or camping trip, be sure to check out Score Outdoors. This shop is family-owned and operated and focuses on providing new and used gear for any budget, whether you’re looking to go camping, hunting, or cycling this summer. They are also home to a full-service bike and ski shop, perfect for tuning up your ride before your next big adventure. If you have gear of your own that you are looking to sell, Score Outdoors also offers consignment services.
Outdoor Exchange joined the Boise outdoor scene back in 2012 and ever since has been a fantastic resource for brand new and gently used gear. They focus on providing a range of equipment for every activity from hiking, camping, and climbing, to biking, kayaking, and fishing (and many more in between!) Outdoor Exchange has a local storefront in downtown Boise for shopping and consigning your used gear. However, they also offer an online platform to list and view equipment available for sale by other outdoor enthusiasts. Perfect for shopping from your couch!
While this might not be the first place that comes to mind when thinking about stocking up on camping or other adventure supplies, the Boise Army Navy Store on Chinden Blvd. in Boise features a huge variety of items from military surplus gear to outdoor recreation and rafting equipment. This store is family-owned and has been part of the valley for over 30 years, so it is definitely worth supporting local and paying them a visit before your next camping trip!
Idaho Mountain Touring first opened back in 1984 and has since expanded to include locations in both Boise and Meridian. While this shop provides an array of repair and rental services for cycling and winter sports, they also offer a large selection of camping, backpacking, hiking, and watersport supplies. Not to mention their impressive assortment of adventure-ready clothing and footwear available in-store and online!
Well known for their selection of winter sports gear and services, McU Sports is also an excellent resource for other sports and adventure equipment from disc golf to paddleboarding. McU Sports first appeared in downtown Boise in 1972 and has been serving the local adventuring community ever since, with locations in the heart of downtown, and on Bogus Basin Road! Not only is this a great place to shop, they also offer a variety of bike rental and outdoor game rental options.