Grown hikers weep at the amazing selection of clothing (including lifestyle wear for urban hipsters), kayaks and clever camping gadgets at this cavernous store. You'll need to be a member to buy, but that costs just $5. At the time of research, a new store was being built at 111 E 2nd Ave to replace this one.
You can also rent gear such as canoes, snowshoes and sleeping bags, and there's a good selection of regional and international maps and guidebooks, plus a climbing wall to test your new shoes. Check the noticeboard at the front of the store; it's a great place to see what the local hiking/cycling brigades are up to.