Want to test the true mettle of a city's outdoorsiness? Check out its preferred outfitter. From in-depth classes to brief-but-instructive in-store conversations, this hub of outdoor activity is much more than a place to buy tents, boats and backpacks (though you can do that, too).

Want to test the true mettle of a city's outdoorsiness? Check out its preferred outfitter. From in-depth classes to brief-but-instructive in-store conversations, this hub of outdoor activity is much more than a place to buy tents, boats and backpacks (though you can do that, too).

Runners-up: Aspen Ski & Board, Rousch Sporting Goods


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