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where to look at and buy gear in New York?
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Ben P
(benp1) - F

Locale: London
where to look at and buy gear in New York? on 12/03/2010 09:15:11 MST Print View

I'm going to be in New York for a few days over the christmas break with my wife. Would someone be able to give me names of any big outdoor gear shops that I should try to make time to see. I have no idea what gear is available but I'd love to walk around a few of the shops. An idea of where they are would be great, I'm staying in Manhattan


Jeff K
(jeff.k) - F

Locale: New York
Gear Stores in New York on 12/03/2010 09:23:23 MST Print View

The two biggest gear stores I am aware of in Manhattan are Paragon Sports and EMS (Eastern Mountain Sports). Both have websites you can check out which have the exact location. I think they are both in the Soho area.

There is a Patagonia store as well. I am sure there are others, but these are what I know of.

If you need anything else let me know. I live in Manhattan.

Richard Fischel
tent & trails on 12/03/2010 09:31:42 MST Print View

in addition to the two listed above.

all the way downtown about a block away from the wtc site. the place is old-school ny with stuff shoved in so tight you hope there isn't a fire. they carry a wide aray of manufactures, gear and clothing.

Richard Lyon
(richardglyon) - MLife

Locale: Bridger Mountains
Tents 'n' Trails on 12/03/2010 13:25:43 MST Print View

I haven't been to Tents 'n' Trails - referred to in the prior post - for a couple of years, but it used to have a great selection and very good deals. Even some bargaining from time to time. Well worth the subway ride downtown.

Christopher Kuzmich
(obchristo2) - F
Icebreaker on 12/03/2010 16:57:16 MST Print View

Icebreaker just opened a store in SOHO across from the Patagonia Store.

Doug I.
(idester) - MLife

Locale: PNW
Re: where to look at and buy gear in New York? on 12/03/2010 17:01:47 MST Print View

Well, not a gear shop, but you really should stop in to the Apple Store on Fifth Avenue!

Mark Ryan

Locale: Somewhere. Probably lost.
Not in NY though on 12/03/2010 17:23:50 MST Print View

Campmor is 20 mins from the GWB in Jersey. Last time my inlaws from Texas came in they wanted to see the store they have been ordering from for years. Only location.

My Favorite store

Bob Gross
(--B.G.--) - F

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: Re: where to look at and buy gear in New York? on 12/03/2010 17:35:40 MST Print View

Where does Donald Trump go to buy his outdoor clothing in Manhattan?


Josh Newkirk
(Newkirk) - MLife

Locale: Australia
Trump on 12/03/2010 17:45:00 MST Print View

He Probably goes to patagucci.

Ben P
(benp1) - F

Locale: London
Thanks on 12/03/2010 18:04:22 MST Print View

Thanks very much guys, I'll check those places out!

Steven McAllister
(brooklynkayak) - MLife

Locale: Atlantic North East
Ditto on Campmor on 12/03/2010 18:53:38 MST Print View

Nothing in Manhattan compares to Campmor and other places in NJ, but they are a pain to get to without a car.

Bob Gross
(--B.G.--) - F

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: Ditto on Campmor on 12/03/2010 19:21:57 MST Print View

I've been buying by mail order from Campmor for over 25 years, probably one or two shipments per year.


Steven McAllister
(brooklynkayak) - MLife

Locale: Atlantic North East
Campmor on 12/04/2010 09:57:22 MST Print View

I work just across the river from Campmor and live maybe 20 miles away.
I have friends who work there.
I have been ordering from there for over 20 years and only went there for the first time last year.

No need to actually go to an outfitter in my opinion, unless you really need to try stuff on.

Paragon at Union Square is probably the most complete outfitter in Manhattan, but that ain't saying much:-)