5 Phoenix Outdoors Shops to Get You Ready for Social Distancing

Phoenix is ripe for exploring. With many of us stuck inside, we are hungry for social interaction and some great outdoors that doesn’t involve a patio chair — though that isn’t so bad either. Offering numerous opportunities to explore, be outside, and abide by social distancing practices, there are plenty of outdoor shops near you in Phoenix that sell gear to keep you safe during your tread through the wilderness.

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REI is the one-stop-shop that can receive you with no experience, and ship you out with gear on your back and skill in your head. You can buy anything you can imagine at this outdoors store, and if you’d instead rather not purchase, they have an amazing, inexpensive rental program that can get professional gear into your hands for almost nothing. It’s never been a better time to get out and explore Arizona and the surrounding areas. REI is a great place to start. You can order online or visit their local store for curbside.

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Arizona Hiking Shack

This Phoenix outdoor hiking store near you has all things Arizona adventure. You can rent, you can buy, you can sign up for classes and events that go through training, or just outright fun get-togethers. Canyoneering, hiking, canoeing, anything you can imagine, Arizona Hiking Shack has a class and the gear to get you ready. Check them out on their website.

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Wilderness Tactical Products

This Phoenix outdoor shop is for the hardcore survival fans out there. They are offering anything from firearms to bug-out bags prepared for the Arizona wilderness. When looking for gear that can get you through the toughest of situations, Wilderness Tactical in Phoenix probably has a product or a solution for you. You can order online through their website here.

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Sportsman’s Warehouse

Sportsman’s warehouse covers the basics of all the extreme outdoors, but with a more significant focus on the whole “outdoor sport” with options varying from firearms to soccerballs. This Phoenix outdoor shop often offers events and training to beginners and veterans alike. Check out their website for local Phoenix outdoor events, or to place an order.

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C&S Sporting Goods

This family-run, Phoenix outdoor shop is a local treat. Friendly staff, owners, an extensive collection of sporting apparel boasting snowboards, skis, bikes, and anything else you can about imagine when it comes to the outdoors. Make sure to support your local Phoenix business during this hard time. Support C&S by ordering online.