Best Sporting Goods Stores In Seattle

December 12, 2010 6:46 PM


One of the great things about living in the Pacific Northwest is enjoying the great outdoors. These stores will help you get the gear you need to make the most of your time in the wild. Our list of the best sporting goods stores in Seattle includes REI, Second Ascent and Evo.
rei Best Sporting Goods Stores In Seattle



222 Yale Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109

REI’s mothership in Seattle has been in business since 1944, spawning the wildly successful national chain. It carries a wide variety of gear covering pretty much all of your outdoor needs. Enjoy their 65-foot climbing wall, waterfall or dirt bike trail. Take a class there – you can learn everything from rock climbing techniques to snowshoeing to coping with an avalanche. They pretty much carry everything under the sun for all your camping, climbing, cycling and other fitness needs. In fact the place is so impressive we’d suggest visiting just to take it in, even if you’re not planning on buying.

secondascent Best Sporting Goods Stores In Seattle


Second Ascent

5209 Ballard Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98107

Second Ascent has been around since 1996. They sell new and used equipment, focusing on climbing, camping and cycling. They also have a full-service bike shop. The staff are very knowledgeable about the equipment and you can often get very good merchandise for comparatively inexpensive prices.

evo Best Sporting Goods Stores In Seattle



122 NW 36th St
Seattle, WA 98107

Evo sells ski,snowboard and skateboard gear and caters to the culture that those sports share. They describe it as the “urban, action sports lifestyle.” In addition to selling gear for those sports, they host movies, art exhibitions and benefits in their shop, making it more than just a shop. If you’re looking for great ski gear cheap, check ’em out.

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