Do you want to have a few outdoor adventures this summer? Well, first you should hit the stores to make sure you have all of the right gear. Whether you need to outfit an entire camping adventure or just a hiking or rafting trip, there are stores in Atlanta to meet your needs. Check out these local favorites before you head for the woods.
High Country Outfitters
3906-B Roswell Road
Atlanta, GA 30342
High Country Outfitters is your one-stop shop for all of your outdoorsy needs. It has several locations throughout Atlanta, including one near the Ocoee River where you can get instructions in addition to the gear. Bubba Sloan and his three friends started the company in 1975, and it is still going strong. This is easily Atlanta’s favorite local outdoors goods store.
Mountain High Outfitters
1248-B W. Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta, GA 30327
Mountain High Outfitters is one of the South’s best local supply stores for your outdoor adventures. You can find winter gear if you want to take a skiing trip, or the perfect shoes to make your hike a blister-free day. The shop features brands like TOM’S Shoes, Ugg’s, Patagonia and The North Face. It also has gear for yoga, swimming or canoeing.
The Gear Revival
955 Marietta St. N.W.
Atlanta, GA 30318
The Gear Revival is located right in midtown Atlanta, making it one of the most convenient outdoor gear stores in Atlanta. The unique twist of this store is that, in addition to high-end new products, it also carries gently used gear. You can benefit from someone else’s sporting whim that didn’t pan out by purchasing great gear at a discount. It also carries discounted sample-size products, too, so it’s worth checking this store out before planning your summer vacation.
Outside World Outfitters
471 Quill Drive
Dawsonville, GA 30534
If you are interested in kayaking, head to Dawsonville to check out Outside World Outfitters. In addition to the highest quality gear around, the store even has its own pool where instructors will teach you some kayaking basics. This is not the store to hit up for discounts, but if you want the best of the best, this is your spot. It is definitely worth the trip.
1034 N. Highland Ave. N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30306
Half-Moon Outfitters is a gear store unique to the Southeast, with stores in Georgia and South Carolina. For over 20 years, the store has provided all of Atlanta’s outdoor gear needs. The Virginia Highlands location is a great place to stop while you’re making your usual shopping rounds. It has a knowledgeable staff and reasonable prices.
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