Outdoor Gear – Best of Vail Valley 2020
Best Outdoor Gear
1. Ptarmigan Sports
2. Transition Sports
3. Buzz’s Boards
Ptarmigan Sports is the place to go in the Vail Valley for outdoor gear and accessories for the active mountain lifestyle. Looking for a new pair of running sunglasses or the tent you’ll be backpacking with next summer? From product knowledge to customer service, Ptarmigan Sports makes makes sure to carry some of the best and most up-and-coming gear companies.
The Ptarmigan shop buyers bring in reliable, durable and technically relevant equipment. Stop in to talk to their knowledgeable staff about what works and why, and they’ll be eager to share the newest trends in outdoor gear innovation and technology.
Looking for a pair of shoes? Ptarmigan has an array of styles and brands of trail hiking boots, snowshoes, walking shoes, trail running shoes, ski and snowboard boots, running shoes, casual shoes and boots, flip-flops and sandals, along with kids shoes and boots. Top brands stocked include the classic running titans like New Balance, Brooks, Saucony, and Asics as well as newcomers like Hoka. Find lightweight hikers from Keen and Merrell, or go for heavy-duty mountaineer boots from Asolo, Lowa and Salomon.
A top choice in the Vail Valley for sporting goods, outerwear, shoes, casual clothing and more, Ptarmigan Sports has a lot of options for men who want functional style. The store’s buyers continuously bring in new and trending lines of mens clothing to keep all the offerings sharp and seasonal.
The store carries top men’s brands for the Colorado lifestyle, including Kuhl, Patagonia and Stio, as well as 7 for All Mankind and Joe’s Jeans. Since time spent in the Vail Valley is not limited to skiing, hiking and camping, Ptarmigan has the brands to support lifestyle activities like shopping and dining as well.
“Besides the high-quality lifestyle equipment and gear, there are many reasons to visit us,” the Ptarmigan website says. “We believe in delivering excellent customer service and helping customers find exactly what they are looking for. If you are not happy with your purchase, we want you to return it or exchange it for something different because your satisfaction is our top priority.”
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Are we seeing more bears because there are more bears on the valley floor, or because we’re all spending more time at home? It could be a bit of both.