The 2019 SNEWS Outdoor Specialty Retail Store Directory

Get your brand in front of more than 1,000 outdoor specialty retail storefronts found in our new directory.
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Our Outdoor Specialty Retail Store Directory (available for purchase and download below) is truly specialty outdoor retail. We created a list that embodied specialty outdoor retailers—those selling at least the core outdoor products of backpacks, tents and sleeping bags. Apparel- and/or footwear-only stores or strictly ski or paddle shops are not included. We also drew the line at businesses like Dick’s Sporting Goods or Cabela’s, which play more in the sporting goods and hunting/fishing markets, respectively.

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Our completely updated Retail Directory gives you access to 1,065 specialty outdoor retail stores in the U.S.

Our directory includes store name, address, phone number, and website for every shop we located in the United States that met our criteria for specialty outdoor retail. We also included store email addresses and owner names for those that are public.

The directory, updated as of January 2019, is presented in two ways: a sortable Microsoft Excel spreadsheet and a phone book-like PDF download organized by state.

North American map showing geotagged locations of outdoor specialty shops

Our Retailer Directory includes an interactive map with all 1,065 specialty outdoor retailers geo-tagged.

We have also geo-tagged all 1,065 retail shops on an interactive map, which you can use to easily locate shops in a certain region.

Also, important to note, this is a human-researched list that our staff spent months fact-checking. We scoured each retailer’s website and called each shop to verify information.

The list of nearly 1,100 individual outdoor specialty storefronts is an eye-opener. While many think that the likes of REI (with 155 locations) and L.L.Bean (55) dominate the playing field, the sum of all the smaller outdoor shops (850 or so) significantly outnumber the big boys.

It’s extra work for brands and reps to reach out to the individual shops, but the rewards can be greater. We hope this lists helps to re-establish connections and relationships, our industry’s greatest assets.

The SNEWS Outdoor Specialty Retailer Store Directory is available for purchase for $999. All major credit cards and PayPal are accepted. After completing the transaction, and the optional request to sign up for PayPal (click 'No Thanks' to decline), you will be instructed to "Return to Active Interest Media" (parent to SNEWS) to download the files. If you have any issues, please email

Copyright 2019 - The contents of this directory are meant for the sole use of its buyer. No resale, redistribution, or repurposing is allowed without the written consent of SNEWS.


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