Over Thanksgiving, I finally made it up to the mecca of dusty gold that is Tent City. If you’re in Boston and even remotely considering buying any kind of outdoor gear, do yourself a favor and go bug Jason and the gang.
Tent City was started in the 1940s as an army surplus store, but soon expanded into civilian outdoor gear. Now they carry a remarkable selection of modern gear, but look between the hangers and you’ll find some pretty special stuff.
I grew up going to the old downtown McKenzie Outfitters and Berg’s Ski Shop in Eugene, and Hilton’s had a similar feel – four floors jammed with tents, bags, jackets, new stock, dead stock, you name it. They even had a dead stock pair of the same Aku boots that I’ve had for ten years (and will soon need to replace).