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Twelve Stores to Shop For Your Weekend Camping Trip

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Now that the AC doesn't constantly need to be running on high, and the mosquitos are going back to wherever they came from, it's the perfect time to get outdoors. We're not talking about standing in line for cronuts—we mean getting out of the city and spending a night or two under the stars. But chances are, you don't have all the necessary gear tucked away in your tiny closet.

We've rounded up twelve great outdoors stores in our not-so-outdoorsy city that'll get you totally prepped for your next adventure. Some of these even allow you to rent their stuff, in case you're not ready to take the plunge with a full-on purchase. Click on the link below to see our map filled with tents, sleeping bags, hiking gear, and more.—Laura Gurfein


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Frank's Sport Shop

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In addition to every piece of sports equipment and any New York sports jersey you could want, this family-owned and operated joint also has a full selection of camping, hunting, and fishing gear. Bonus points: it's the closest on our list to upstate, where you can actually use all these things. [Photo]

Patagonia

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Though we're not really sure what's going on with the Bowery location these days, the Upper West Side's Patagonia is as reliable as ever for finding top-notch outdoor gear for the whole family. [Photo]

The North Face

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It's more than just fleeces and backpacks in every color here, though those certainly come in handy during an outdoor adventure. You'll also find a full line of tents, sleeping bags, and other necessary survival gear. [Photo]

Paragon Sports

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The New York-based brand, which has been in the same spot for more than a century, is where shoppers can find anything from running shoes to kayaks. Their website's "Shop By Sport" tab boasts 38 different activities—a number we certainly like here at Racked [Photo]
Recreational Equipment Inc.'s first New York City outpost boasts three floors and 39,000 square feet filled to the gills with everything you need to enjoy the outdoors, including a knowledgable staff who can help you find what you need. It also operates as a full-service bike shop.

Eastern Mountain Sports

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An outdoor equipment store probably isn't what most Soho shoppers are looking for, but the location exists nonetheless. They even let you rent out packs and snowshoes—because where would you keep those in your apartment, anyway? [Photo]

Fjällräven

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The Swedish brand's NYC flagship just opened this summer, and while we're most excited about the wall of colorful Kanken backpacks, you can also find the necessary equipment to keep you warm for any Scandinavian treks you may be planning.

Best Made Company

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If you live in Tribeca, then you obviously need an axe. Enter Best Made Co., which also carries really stylish first aid kits—though they're probably not enough if you injure yourself with said axe.

Tent & Trails

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They're not joking around with outdoor gear at Tents & Trails. Find everything from sturdy hiking boots to camping food to several types of navigation equipment. This location also offers rentals for some of their products. [Photo]

Pilgrim Surf + Supply

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This Williamsburg shop covers a very essential outdoor area that none of our other stores have paid much attention to so far: the beach. It's mainly about the surfboards here, though you'll find other necessities for the ocean and dry land here.

Hatchet Outdoor Supply Co.

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Hatchet opened earlier this year to bring the good people of Brooklyn fashionable supplies for outdoor adventuring. Their website is actually a Tumblr page, with beautiful photos, links to outdoors-centric articles, and tips on pretty much anything related to camping. Meet the owner here. [Photo: William Chan]

Gear To Go Outfitters

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Aside from all the camping gear you could ever imagine buying or renting, this store organizes trips to local outdoorsy destinations that include transportation and a meal. Pick from hikes, climbs, water adventures, and more. [Photo]

Frank's Sport Shop

In addition to every piece of sports equipment and any New York sports jersey you could want, this family-owned and operated joint also has a full selection of camping, hunting, and fishing gear. Bonus points: it's the closest on our list to upstate, where you can actually use all these things. [Photo]

Patagonia

Though we're not really sure what's going on with the Bowery location these days, the Upper West Side's Patagonia is as reliable as ever for finding top-notch outdoor gear for the whole family. [Photo]

The North Face

It's more than just fleeces and backpacks in every color here, though those certainly come in handy during an outdoor adventure. You'll also find a full line of tents, sleeping bags, and other necessary survival gear. [Photo]

Paragon Sports

The New York-based brand, which has been in the same spot for more than a century, is where shoppers can find anything from running shoes to kayaks. Their website's "Shop By Sport" tab boasts 38 different activities—a number we certainly like here at Racked [Photo]

REI

Recreational Equipment Inc.'s first New York City outpost boasts three floors and 39,000 square feet filled to the gills with everything you need to enjoy the outdoors, including a knowledgable staff who can help you find what you need. It also operates as a full-service bike shop.

Eastern Mountain Sports

An outdoor equipment store probably isn't what most Soho shoppers are looking for, but the location exists nonetheless. They even let you rent out packs and snowshoes—because where would you keep those in your apartment, anyway? [Photo]

Fjällräven

The Swedish brand's NYC flagship just opened this summer, and while we're most excited about the wall of colorful Kanken backpacks, you can also find the necessary equipment to keep you warm for any Scandinavian treks you may be planning.

Best Made Company

If you live in Tribeca, then you obviously need an axe. Enter Best Made Co., which also carries really stylish first aid kits—though they're probably not enough if you injure yourself with said axe.

Tent & Trails

They're not joking around with outdoor gear at Tents & Trails. Find everything from sturdy hiking boots to camping food to several types of navigation equipment. This location also offers rentals for some of their products. [Photo]

Pilgrim Surf + Supply

This Williamsburg shop covers a very essential outdoor area that none of our other stores have paid much attention to so far: the beach. It's mainly about the surfboards here, though you'll find other necessities for the ocean and dry land here.

Hatchet Outdoor Supply Co.

Hatchet opened earlier this year to bring the good people of Brooklyn fashionable supplies for outdoor adventuring. Their website is actually a Tumblr page, with beautiful photos, links to outdoors-centric articles, and tips on pretty much anything related to camping. Meet the owner here. [Photo: William Chan]

Gear To Go Outfitters

Aside from all the camping gear you could ever imagine buying or renting, this store organizes trips to local outdoorsy destinations that include transportation and a meal. Pick from hikes, climbs, water adventures, and more. [Photo]