The Best Independent Gear Shops In The USA

Love small, independent gear shops? Try out one of these local outfitters, featured in The Innovation Project from SNEWS (plus a couple of our personal faves). Know a shop or outfitter we missed? Tell us your favorite in the comments below!

Sportago – Napa Valley, Calif.

Tucked in the heart of wine country, Sportago services a “hyper-local” customer base. As a result, the store refreshes its products on a regular basis, keeping its inventory broad, limited, and constantly updated.

Founded: 1983

Owner: Ahron Trumble (co-owner)

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