Locals know this Homer institution as the place that has everything—from sporting goods to oil for your car, art supplies to prescription medications. While it has a staggering amount of variety, it maintains a charming mom-and-pop vibe.
In the winter, Powder Hound is filled with all kinds of the latest ski equipment in toddler to adult sizes. You can ski in and out, and will find boots, ski, jackets, goggles, helmets and more. Skiers may howl when the snow leaves, but Powder Hound can deck you out with essential items that will keep you comfortable and busy all summer. They offer all types of bike rentals, from hybrid style touring bikes to all mountain and downhill bikes. You can even rent stand up paddle boards to enjoy some of the area's scenic waterways.
Bringing the right gear for a vacation in Alaska can seem daunting. This independent store, in the Spenard area of Anchorage, offers both an affordable way to buy anything from rain pants to a mountain bike once you get here—as well as an efficient way to sell that same gear when it’s time to go home. Essentially a consignment store, Hoarding Marmot lets folks buy and sell gently used gear—the ultimate in good recycling.
Finishing that final checklist before a big fishing or hunting trip is daunting. Fortunately, you don’t have to run all over town. With 12,000 square feet, Mountain View Sports Center has all the gear you'll need. Not just guns and rods and reels, but spotting scopes, rain gear, boots, tents. In the business for 50 years, they only carry top quality. And they have expert More...
When your Alaska travel plans include outdoor activities (and they should!), gear up with affordable, high-quality equipment rentals from local experts. Alaska Outdoor Gear Outfitter & Rentals will pull together what you need for everything from a summer campout to a winter snowshoe or aurora viewing expedition. So get out there!