Best Outdoor Gear Store

Outdoor Exchange

We can't decide what's better about Outdoor Exchange: the fact that you can buy really great gear for virtually any outdoor activity—along with snazzy apparel—for a totally reasonable price; or the fact that this is one of the only outdoor gear stores that actually pays you when you consign your gear and snazzy apparel with it. It's a win-win. Add in the fact that Outdoor Exchange has its own Outdoor Gear Medic to repair your broken-down gear seams, zippers, straps, buckles and more, and it's a win-win-win.

2nd Place: Idaho Mountain TouringIMT has appeared in our Best Sports and Rec category three times this year. Our readers love it as a local bike shop, an athletic store and an outdoor gear store. From affordable bike and ski rentals; to a wide selection of gear for camping, backpacking, cycling, snow sports and more; to an in-store bike and ski/snowboard—IMT has it all.

3rd Place: McU SportsFolks live in Boise to be at the gateway of the outdoors. Whether it's a whitewater rafting trip with the family, a mountain climbing adventure up one of Idaho's countless peaks, a winter weekend getaway to a nearby ski resort, or a day cruising along the Boise Greenbelt on a tandem bicycle, McU Sports is the first stop. Since 1972, the business has specialized in outfitting the Treasure Valley for any adventure—so long as it takes place in the great outdoors.

More Categories

More Categories

Introductions to the year's Best of Boise

BOB Public Eye

BOB Arts & Entertainment

BOB Goods & Services

BOB Sports & Recreation

BOB Bars & Nightlife

BOB Food and Dining