Camping Done Right: 7 Best Outdoor Stores in Kansas

By Eric Griffing

Camping Done Right: 7 Best Outdoor Stores in Kansas

The motto for camping is to always be prepared. Camping and sleeping out in the wilderness allows you to be close to nature and experience the outdoors in a way that no other outdoor activity can. It’s essential that to have a fun and safe experience that you are well stocked with all the necessary camping gear. The following stores are known for carrying the best brands of camping gear and having expert staff who will make sure your upcoming camping trip is well supplied for fun outdoors. 

1. Sunflower Outdoor and Bike, Lawrence, KS

With over 40 years of excellent service, Sunflower Outdoor and Bike is prepared to outfit you with the very best for your next camping experience. Find all of your favorite trustworthy brands like Mountain Hardwear, Marmot, Osprey, Merrell, Smartwool, and more. 

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2. Cabela’s, Wichita, KS

Cabela’s is one of the best known outdoor stores where you can find everything you could ever need for your outdoor adventure. Their camping section is one of the best around and offers gear from all the major brands. Here you can pick up everything for your upcoming trip including relaxing ENO hammocks, Eureka! tents, and a high-quality Benchmade knife which always comes in handy. 

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3. Heartland Outdoor, South Hutchinson, KS

With 11 different departments to choose from, this outdoor store really has it all. This is the largest locally-owned and operated sports store in Kansas. Find all the camping gear you’ll need from brands like ALPS Mountaineering and Coleman. You’ll also find dehydrators from Open Country for delicious cooking outdoors. 

4. Einstein’s Outdoor Outfitters, Topeka, KS

Einstein’s Outdoor Outfitters has been providing the Topeka area with all of the proper gear for a safe and enjoyable camping experience for over 100 years. That’s right. A century of excellent service. Not only will you find footwear, Coleman camping goods, and other outdoor appliances, but you’ll find the complete selection of military surplus in Topeka. 

5. The Pathfinder Outdoor, Manhattan, KS

This independent specialty outdoor equipment store in Manhattan, Kansas, has been outfitting campers and outdoors people since 1975. Find top-quality packs from Osprey and Deuter, as well as tents, sleeping bags, camp cookware, tools and gadgets, safety gear, gear repair products, and much more! 

6. Bass Pro Shops, Olathe, KS

Bass Pro Shops is another leader in providing high-quality outdoor equipment including great camping accessories. Stroll through their huge store and you are bound to find some great new gear including Lodge Cast Iron cookware, the super comfortable Big Agnes camping chairs, and a nearly unlimited supply of fishing equipment to add some extra fun to your upcoming camping trip. 

7. Mickey’s Surplus, Kansas City, KS

Mickey’s Surplus is an army surplus store that is jam packed with all kinds of outdoor gear and military-grade equipment. Here you can find an enormous selection of camouflage clothing along with standard outdoor clothing brands like Carhartt and Dickies. Military is the main theme but you are sure to find all of your basic camping supplies here as well. 

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