Best of 2017: New outdoor shops

Check out our these five new shops that opened this year.
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Despite all the doom and gloom that we hear about retail these days, we’ve seen some exciting new stores launch this year, each with its own unique spin on specialty outdoor retail. Here are some of the coolest:

A new gear shop is born in Pittsburgh, PA


A new gear shop is born in Boulder, Colorado


Opening a retail shop in a ‘year without fear’

Jimmy Funkhouser, founder of Feral Mountain Co. in Denver, Colo. // Photo by Caveman Collective

A new gear shop is born in Discovery Bay, Washington


Do brand stores crush–or help–independent outdoor retailers?

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Did we miss any great shops that opened this year? Tell us on Facebook!


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Best of 2017: #CoolShop

The SNEWS team was so impressed this year by the number of outdoor retailers thinking outside the box, showing devotion to their community, and simply put, giving customers a cool shop to gear up for the great outdoors. Here are a few of our favorites:  Hometown Sports in McCall, more

Denver Mayor Michael Hancock

Best of 2017: Most shared on Facebook

Of the hundreds of articles we posted on Facebook this year, these five were shared and commented on the most. Check them out to see what all the buzz was about:  Walmart acquires Moosejaw Arc'teryx says it will donate to Conservation Alliance instead of going to OR REI more