Looking for camping, hiking, and climbing gear for everyone from the newest (and youngest) most casual backcountry visitor to the most seasoned trail veterans? We have you covered, whether you want an 8-person backwoods palace, or a spartan bivy.

With a broad range of tents, packs, stoves, cookware, sleeping bags, mattresses, lighting, and accessories, Sports Basement’s Backcountry Summer Gear department is set to meet all needs, and budgets. We offer pack fits and advice to get you ready to tackle your next outdoor adventure. Not sure if you want to invest in the full backpacking and camping set up? Try our camping rentals.

We also have the socks, shoes, boots, and apparel to keep you comfy in the outdoors.

You can find informative articles below and a selection of the brands we carry to the right.

Planning a backpacking trip? We can help you pack

Planning a backpacking trip? Our checklist will help you to remember all the necessities, while keeping you from over packing.

Gearing up for spring camping and climbing

Spring has arrived at the Basement! Tents are popping up all over the floor, the walls are sprouting backpacks and sleeping bags, and the whole place is starting to feel a little like a campsite along the John Muir Trail.

Summiting Everest: Flashbacks in the Death Zone

Read an excerpt from a work in progress about climber, guide and SB team member Robert Chang’s adventures and efforts to promote cancer awareness through climbing high peaks around the world.


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