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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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1. Frank's Sport Shop

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430 E Tremont Ave
Bronx, NY 10457
1-877-223-1438
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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]

2. Patagonia

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426 Columbus Ave
New York, NY 10024
(917) 441-0011
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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]

3. The North Face

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2101 Broadway
New York, NY 10023
(212) 362-1000
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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]

4. Paragon Sports

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867 Broadway
New York, NY 10003
(212) 255-8889
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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]
303 Lafayette St
New York, NY 10012
(212) 680-1938
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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.

6. Eastern Mountain Sports

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530 Broadway
New York, NY 10012
(212) 966-8730
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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]

7. Fjällräven

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38 Greene St.
New York, NY 10013
(646) 682-9253
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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.

8. Best Made Company

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36 White St
New York, NY 10013
(646) 478-7092
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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.

9. Tent & Trails

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21 Park Pl
New York, NY 10007
(212) 227-1760
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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]

10. Pilgrim Surf + Supply

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68 N 3rd St
Brooklyn, NY 11249
(718) 218-7456
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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.

11. Hatchet Outdoor Supply Co.

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77 Atlantic Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(201) 294-4100
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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]

12. Gear To Go Outfitters

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217 Garfield Pl
Brooklyn, NY 11215
(917) 301-8238
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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]

1. Frank's Sport Shop

430 E Tremont Ave, Bronx, NY 10457
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]
430 E Tremont Ave
Bronx, NY 10457

2. Patagonia

426 Columbus Ave, New York, NY 10024
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]
426 Columbus Ave
New York, NY 10024

3. The North Face

2101 Broadway, New York, NY 10023
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]
2101 Broadway
New York, NY 10023

4. Paragon Sports

867 Broadway, New York, NY 10003
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]
867 Broadway
New York, NY 10003

5. REI

303 Lafayette St, New York, NY 10012
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.
303 Lafayette St
New York, NY 10012

6. Eastern Mountain Sports

530 Broadway, New York, NY 10012
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]
530 Broadway
New York, NY 10012

7. Fjällräven

38 Greene St., New York, NY 10013
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.
38 Greene St.
New York, NY 10013

8. Best Made Company

36 White St, New York, NY 10013
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.
36 White St
New York, NY 10013

9. Tent & Trails

21 Park Pl, New York, NY 10007
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]
21 Park Pl
New York, NY 10007

10. Pilgrim Surf + Supply

68 N 3rd St, Brooklyn, NY 11249
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.
68 N 3rd St
Brooklyn, NY 11249

11. Hatchet Outdoor Supply Co.

77 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11201
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]
77 Atlantic Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11201

12. Gear To Go Outfitters

217 Garfield Pl, Brooklyn, NY 11215
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]
217 Garfield Pl
Brooklyn, NY 11215