If what you need involves outdoorsy sports, Outdoor Gear Exchange has got it. For two decades, OGE has been the go-to shop for in-the-know local kayakers, hikers, skiers, climbers and camping enthusiasts. Its friendly and knowledgeable staff will help you navigate the huge inventory — check the downstairs consignment area for the real scores. Oh, and you can bring your dog, too.
"Ski today, work tomorrow" is the motto of this locally owned outfitter, housed in a roadside ski chalet and in business for more than half a century. It has everything you need for your alpine adventures — including stylin' après-ski apparel.
Respect your elders, especially if they invented your sport. Jake Burton's flagship store is the first stop on any boarder's quest for pow — not to mention any quest for steez. Burton is a trendsetter in both gear and style.
The self-described "most unusual bike shop on the planet" is the best place in Burlington to find a vintage ride. Its staff tunes anything with two wheels. They sell new stuff, too.
Before you shred the skate park or barrel down Pearl Street on your longboard, visit this funky shop for the latest in skateboards, longboards and, most importantly, protective gear.
SnowSports Industries America has called this the No. 1 ski shop in New England. Skirack is also a sizable bike shop with tons of two-wheelers, from BMX to downhill.
Yes, Burlington has a surf shop. The city's only exclusive water-sports retailer offers access to the wind and waves. Gear up here for windsurfing, standup paddleboarding and kiteboarding.
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