Northern Nevadans love outdoor adventures and the options are… well, endless! Whether your passion is biking, hiking, camping, fishing, climbing, skiing, kayaking, golfing, boating or just about anything else, there’s a Reno Tahoe sporting goods store that can provide equipment, accessories or apparel. Here’s a small sampling of stores that can satisfy your inner retailer and get you ready for any type of outdoor fun, no matter the season.
Inspired by the azure blue water of Lake Tahoe, with locations in Reno, Carson City, Truckee, and Tahoe, BlueZone Sports was founded on the belief that small, local-based organizations provide more than a product – they provide an experience. Shop clothing and gear for various activities, such as skiing and boarding, camping, hiking, and water sports.
Voted “Best Family Shop in America” by Skiing Business Magazine. Bobo’s Ski Board Reno has been a Reno fixture since 1969 and they offer affordable and reliable winter sports equipment and clothing. A full-service repair shop gets your equipment in tip-top shape. Daily ski, board and cross-country rentals with basic or performance options. Even snowshoes, helmets, bib pants and jackets.
Cabela’s is a hunter’s, fisherman’s and camper’s paradise. The enormous 125,000 square foot retailer has a huge selection of outdoor gear, camping gear, clothing, guns and gun paraphernalia, indoor archery area, shooting gallery, ATV shop, gun library, aquarium, restaurant and an impressive Conservation Mountain display. If Fido happens to be with you, there are fresh-air outdoor kennels for them while you shop.
This full-service sporting goods store offers equipment and accessories for a broad range of sports for athletes and passionate fans. Dick’s Sporting Goods features Nike, Under Armour and North Face shops, athletic and outdoor apparel, and the latest gear for team sports. For golfers, they offer custom golf club fittings and advice on lowering your handicap. They are also an official Nevada Wolf Pack retailer.
A Reno fixture for more than 50 years, Mark Fore & Strike is a family-owned retailer that carries hunting, fishing, hiking, archery and camping gear. They feature an extensive line of new and used firearms, scopes, mounts, ammunition, accessories and a firearm repair shop. Fishing enthusiasts can shop for fly, stream and lake fishing tackle. Nevada and California fishing and hunting licenses are also available.
Located in downtown Reno, the Patagonia Outlet offers the best Patagonia gear at 40-50 percent less than full price. The new store opened in 2016 in the Hudson Project building. Their tantalizing selection includes shoes, luggage, clothing, children’s clothing and outdoor gear. The Patagonia product is respected worldwide and the company is known for its environmental activism.
Whether your sports passion involves land or water, REI Reno has the top-brand gear and clothing for camping, climbing, cycling, fitness, hiking, paddling, skiing, snowboarding and more. Their complete bike shop includes a full range of professional service and repair to help keep you biking the streets and trails year-round. During the winter, they provide tuning, waxing, base repair, mounting and tuning for skis and boards.
Yes, you can fish in downtown Reno! Conveniently located just a block away from the Truckee River, near Wingfield Park, Reno Fly Shop is filled with fly fishing goodies, including almost 15,000 flies specifically chosen for our area’s fishing. The owners are four locals who are passionate about the sport and committed to providing the best fly fishing experience. They’ll even let you pick their brains about local fishing hot spots.
Scheels is the world’s largest all-sports store and is a shopping adventure. The massive 295,000 sq. ft. complex features pretty much everything associated with sports. It’s also an entertainment venue with two 16,000 gallon aquariums, Wildlife Mountain, an operating Ferris Wheel, Home Décor and Gift Lodge, nostalgic shooting gallery, Roller Ball, Buck Hunter simulator and 5-sport simulator. A complete service shop offers everything from bike repairs and skate sharpening to ski/board waxing and racket stringing.
With more than three decades of experience in buying the best closeouts, overstocks and seconds from trusted brands, Sierra offers a selection of quality outdoor products at great savings. Products include clothing and shoes for men, women and kids, outdoor accessories (camping, hiking, fishing, cycling, climbing, water sports and snow sports) and home products. For canine parents, there are dog accessories as well!
Founded in Arizona in 1980, Ski Pro has offered snowsport equipment and clothing to skiers and snowboarders for over four decades. Located in south Reno, is a great option for winter sports enthusiasts to go for gear, equipment repair, and rentals. Whether you’re an experienced skier or just getting started, their knowledgeable staff can help get you the gear you need.
The best selection of all-season apparel on the North Shore of Lake Tahoe can be found at Village Ski Loft. Outfit the entire family with the area’s most inclusive collection of cycling clothing, swimwear, casual mountain apparel, accessories and winter gear. They also offer parts and service for ski and bike equipment, and demos and rentals available for biking, skiing and snowboarding.
If your shopping takes you to Truckee or other spots around the lake, have no fear. There are plenty of places to pick up some new gear (or rent!) if you’re in need. Check out The BackCountry, Tahoe Mountain Sports, and Tahoe Sports Hub in Truckee for gear, apparel, and safety equipment for various mountain sports.
For spots in North Lake Tahoe, visit Tahoe Dave’s Skis & Boards for ski rentals, tuning and repairs. Additionally, Alpenglow Sports sells apparel and equipment for almost any outdoor sport, including skiing, snowshoeing, camping, and trail running. Alpenglow Sports is also a great resource for visitors and locals alike. From their podcast, Afterglow, to their community events, Alpenglow Sports is dedicated to keeping Lake Tahoe clean and beautiful.
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