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I like to shop locally whenever I can but sometimes the on-line sales are too good to pass up.

Local Stores

Morgan Outdoors - Main St - Livingston Manor

This store stocks and ever-increasing variety of clothing, equipment and camping gear. The also carry some casual clothing, maps, books, and toys for the kids. You will find hand-picked brands such as Columbia, Mountain Hardwear, Osprey, Asolo, Merrell, Tubbs, MSR, Kelty, Lole, Teko, Dahlgren, and Camelback, just to name a few.

They will be renting all kinds of hiking and camping equipment including snowshoes at very reasonable rates.

Gander Mountain - Galleria Dr - Middletown

Watch for a sales flyer or stop by for in store sales. Their Guide Series may not be as fancy or as well known as some of the other brands but I like their stuff!

On-line Stores

I have found the following sites to have a wide variety of items with most being in stock and ready to ship the next day. Most clearly indicate items that are out of stock and whether or not they can be backordered. Several provide free shipping depending on the amount you spend. All have good prices on selected items. Not all carry all brands. The better the prices the more limited the selection of colors and sizes. Many of the best sales are on last year's style or on closeouts for this year.

Campmor - Paramus, New Jersey

Campmor website

Sierra Trading Post

Sierra Trading Post website
Some on the BEST prices on the web. Discounts run as high as 70% off some items. They ship promptly and returns are accepted with no problem.

Mountain Gear

Mountain Gear website
A nice variety of items are "handpicked" from the enormous variety of brands and styles available. A smaller selection than some sites. Not all items are on sale but those that are discounted are worth it.


Altrec website
Large variety of brands, styles, sizes and colors. Not too many sales and the rest of the items are at full retail. The sale items are reasonably priced.


Moosejaw website
One of the MOST eclectic hiking websites. Not too many sales but BIG discounts on a few items. Interesting stories and plots online. Obvious that most of these people regularly are outdoors or want to be!


REI website
A LARGE selection of items in every category. The site is divided into items at regular prices and the outlet with items at vastly reduced prices. REI has a line of clothing and packs of their own. These items are highly rated and many have won "best" awards". It is easy to order from the site and they ship quickly.


Backcountry website
I use this site occasionally since they do have some good sales.

Everest Gear

Everest Gear website
I use this site occasionally since they do have some good sales.

Base Gear

Base Gear website
I use this site occasionally since they do have some good sales.