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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