The home to this outdoor sports equipment store is an enormous, 12,000-square-foot outpost featuring two floors of everything you could ever need for hiking, camping, cycling, climbing, paddle sports and more. A top-notch Puma GWS sleeping bag from Western Mountaineering ($740) will keep you warm in temperatures up to –25’F, and a Jet Boil stove ($100) enables you to boil water in 90 seconds. If you’re not planning a getaway to the wild anytime soon, pick up a Kryptonite New York Chain ($85) for your bike–its 12-millimeter, six-sided links are designed specifically for the crime-filled streets of New York City.
|Venue name:||Eastern Mountain Sports (CLOSED)||Contact:|
|Cross street:||at Spring St|
|Opening hours:||Mon-Fri 10am-9:30pm; Sat 10am-9pm; Sun 11am-8pm|
|Transport:||Subway: N, R, W to Prince St; 6 to Spring St|
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What doesn't this place have! I planned a last minute camping trip, and got EVERYTHING I needed from here the night before. There's a really good range of equipment for different uses. I had a great range of tents to select from, from light weight to super weather proof! I managed to catch this in the sales too, so my tent price rivaled a lot of online retailers. Full price though, this place is a little pricey. It all looks like really good quality stuff, and the things I purchased served me really well and will do in the future, but you do question spending $20+ on a camping pan...
I almost never feel so strongly about a retail store that I would review it, but Eastern Mountain Sports is a worthwhile exception. Two days before a South American backpacking trip, procrastinator that I am did not yet have a hiking backpack. A coworker recommended I visit EMS (I actually went to the Upper West Side location, not Soho), and they came through in the clutch. The salespeople were knowledgeable about the gear, and very patient while I tried on what felt like every pack in the store. It was a surprisingly communal feel for a store in New York City – the staff and even some fellow shoppers were all sharing tips and anecdotes about their own travel experiences and upcoming trips. I walked away with a durable pack that stood up fantastically well on my trip, as well as some other gear that came in handy. Great shopping experience, reliable insights from the staff, and high quality merchandise. Take advantage of their student discounts when possible!