Camping Done Right: 9 Best Outdoor Stores in Washington State

By Penny Fox

Camping Done Right: 9 Best Outdoor Stores in Washington State

There’s not much better than being outdoors and spending time in nature. But there’s no need to completely give up the comforts of home, either. Whether you’re looking for the best in camping cookware, hammocks, or high-quality tents, the very best outdoor stores in Washington State will do you right. Here are our favorites.  

1. Whittaker Mountaineering, Ashford, WA

From climbing to hiking to overnight camping trips, Whittaker Moutaineering in Ashford, Washington, can help get you ready. Offering relevant and reliable gear from major name brands, Whittaker Mountaineering takes you to the next level of confidence. Brands like Patagonia, Feathered Friends, and Therm-a-Rest provide the warmth, safety, and great products you can trust.

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2. Ascent Outdoors, Seattle, WA

You couldn’t ask for a better selection than what’s offered at Ascent Outdoors. Find all kinds of gear like backpacks, footwear, books and maps, water bottles, and even used gear! Ascent keeps the budgets of buyers in mind, but does not sacrifice the quality of their products. You’ll find a top-notch selection and a store staffed by a group of hikers, bikers, climbers, and more.  

3. Backcountry Essentials, Bellingham, WA

Backcountry Essentials specializes in providing the best gear, equipment, and apparel for climbers, skiers, hikers, campers, and anyone else who enjoys being outdoors. The goal is to assist in the buying phase and reduce the anxiety and unnecessary expense often faced when purchasing items that are unfamiliar. Trusted brands like MSR, Big Agnes, and Eagles Nest Outfitters can help ease the concern that you’re not getting high-quality products that will make your outdoor experience a pleasant one. 

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4. The Camping Equipment Company, Blaine, WA

Located in Blaine, Washington, the Camping Equipment Company is not like any other outdoor store you’ve seen. With an emphasis on quality and the bestselling products for the ultimate camping experience, you can find quality items like tents from suppliers like CEC that will let you and your family rest in comfort. The store offers online and in-store information about selecting the right equipment, too. 

5. Yeager’s Sporting Goods, Bellingham, WA

Yeager’s has long been committed to providing their customers with excellent products and expert knowledge. If you’re planning a camping trip in the Bellingham area, stop in to stock up on gear from Adventure Medical, Camp Chef, GSI, Mountain House, Thermos, and more. 

6. Brian’s Sporting Goods and More, Sequim, WA

Brian’s has been serving the Olympic Peninsula since 2010, and has since garnered a ton of respect since its opening. Find friendly advice and all of your favorite brands to make for the most memorable camping experience. Brian’s carries sleeping bags, tents, regional maps, freeze dried meals, bear spray, backpacks, and much more. Find brands like Columbia, Coleman, and Kelty

7. White Elephant, Spokane, WA

With locations in Spokane and Spokane Valley, White Elephant has been in business for over 70 years! That’s a telltale sign that you’ve got a trustworthy camping gear store. White Elephant houses brands like Coleman, Stansport, Yeti, Hydro Flask, ALPS Mountaineering, and more. This family store is dedicated to finding you exactly what you need for an incredible camping experience. 

9. Sunbird Shopping Center, Chehalis and Yelm, WA

With unmatched, reasonable prices and all the gear you’ll need for an amazing camping experience, don’t miss out on Sunbird Shopping Center. Find sleeping bags, backpacks, tents, stoves, lanterns, freeze-dried food, and more! 

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