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After first focusing on our rental e-commerce operations for 8 years, we opened up a retail store in Tempe Arizona in 2010. Of course you can rent anything at our store you can online, but on the retail side we specialize in ultralight, but practical backpacking gear. We also have Hobie kayaks on display for sale and rent in our retail showroom and a big selection in used gear, especially in the Fall. And we have a class room for wilderness education sessions, as well as personalized, hands-on training via our overnight Backpacking 101 Class. See the kayaks and more photos, and take advantage of weekly specials, on our Facebook page.
1828 East University Drive (at McClintock)
Open Mon-Fri 9-ish to 6-ish
We're about a mile east of ASU in Tempe, not far either way from the intersection of the 101 and 202 Freeways. From our 6,000' + facility, we operate our national rental business as well as our local and internet retail sales.
We have some top quality footware no one else in town has, and in fact we represent a number of smaller, high-quality specialized brands that don't always appeal to the big box retailers. We're looking for quality and innovation, not mass appeal to the lowest common denominator. But that doesn't mean it's expensive!
Of course we have a huge selection of backpacks, but also a broad selection of sleeping gear. Plus some really neat wall and window art. Come check it out!