41 Trending Outdoor Gear Businesses [2024]

Updated: January 18th, 2023
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1. Free Website Builder For Your Business

Google My Business can automatically generate a free website for you using info from your Business Profile, and you can edit it anytime.

Website traffic: 66M/month


2. L.L.Bean

Enjoy Free Shipping with $50 purchase on clothing, shoes, outdoor gear and more, all made for the shared joy of the outdoors.

Where they're located: South Australia, Australia
Current team size: 1000
Website traffic: 8.93M/month


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4. Backcountry.com

Outdoor gear and clothing from big brands to the small and undiscovered. Find everything you need for your next adventure at Backcountry.

Where they're located: Indianapolis, Indiana, USA


5. Eddie Bauer

For over 100 years, Eddie Bauer has made apparel, footwear, and gear to inspire and enable you to Live Your Adventure®

Where they're located: Sacramento, California, USA
Current team size: 1
Website traffic: 3.27M/month


Where they're located: Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA
Website traffic: 4.99M/month

7. Sportsman's Guide

How much they make:
Where they're located: Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA
Current team size: 500
Website traffic: 5.99M/month


8. Outdoor Clothing, Outerwear & Accessories

Now is the time to get those Columbia jackets, pants, shoes and gear you've been needing. Up to 50% off during Summer Sale.

How much they make:
Where they're located: Columbus, Ohio, USA
Current team size: 1000
Website traffic: 3.67M/month


9. Camping World

Shop Camping World for all of your RV and camping needs!

Where they're located: Jacksonville, Florida, USA
Website traffic: 6.35M/month


10. GearLab

OutdoorGearLab provides the world's best reviews of outdoors gear based on in-depth side-by-side comparison and written by outdoor professionals.

Where they're located: Batha, Chad
Website traffic: 3.44M/month


11. SA Fishing

SA Co. Offers a Fine Variety of Outdoor Clothing, Performance Fishing Apparel, Face Shields and Outer Wear Gear For Men and Women. Check out our many various styles of Performance Arm Sleeve designs and new products for any lifestyle!


12. Steep and Cheap

Deep discounts on outdoor gear & apparel. Steep & Cheap offers steals on camping, hiking, skiing, cycling gear and more.

Website traffic: 1.43M/month


13. GearJunkie

Outdoor Gear Reviews & News

Website traffic: 1.67M/month


14. The House

On Sale Snowboards, Skis, Bikes, Outerwear +more! Lowest prices on Burton, K2, DC, North Face, Columbia. Up to $195 of Free Gear & Free Shipping. Since 1982

Where they're located: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Website traffic: 740K/month


15. Marmot

Shop the official Marmot online store. Maker of performance outdoor clothing and gear for travel, hiking, camping, winter sports, and more - Marmot Marmot

How much they make:
Where they're located: Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Current team size: 10
Website traffic: 470K/month


16. Gander Outdoors

Welcome to Gander Outdoors. We will be your hometown outfitter - offering the best regional gear for all your outdoor needs, at the best value.

Where they're located: Nashville, Tennessee, USA
Website traffic: 2.15M/month


17. Cotopaxi

We create innovative outdoor products and experiences that fund sustainable poverty relief, move people to do good, and inspire adventure.

Where they're located: Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
How much did it cost to start: $3M
Current team size: 70


18. Eastern Mountain Sports

The most trusted source for outdoor apparel, gear & guidance for the outdoor adventurers.

Where they're located: Manhattan Community Board 1, New York, USA
Website traffic: 460K/month


19. Outdoor Gear & Clothing

Climbing, mountaineering, hiking and wintersports gear ➽ Free delivery from 50 € - Buy online! Huge selection ✓ Dispatch of goods within 24 h

Website traffic: 820K/month


20. Coleman

Where they're located: Nashville, Tennessee, USA
Current team size: 1000
Website traffic: 610K/month


21. Omaha Outdoors

At Omaha Outdoors, you'll find guns for sale online, hunting gear, camping, fishing equipment, recreational gear at competitive prices.

Where they're located: Omaha, Nebraska, USA
Website traffic: 740K/month


22. Campmor

Camping gear, backcountry, travel, sporting goods store, with equipment, backpacks, tents, sleeping bags, hiking boots & camp; clothing; outfitters for outdoor adventures.

Where they're located: Paramus, NJ, USA
Current team size: 19


23. Kinsey's

Get Outside!


24. The Outdoors Trader

Firearms and outdoors related discussion with free and very active classifieds section! Forums for guns, hunting, fishing, class iii weapons, and much more!

Where they're located: Beghleti, Inner Kartli, Georgia
Website traffic: 500K/month


25. Garage Grown Gear

We're an online magazine and store 110% devoted to finding cool new brands, getting to know the people behind them, and testing their gear.


26. Overton's

Overton's is America's Marine & Watersports Superstore. They provide water sports, marine electronics, boat accessories, and more.

Where they're located: Greensboro, North Carolina, USA


27. Outdoor Gear for Every Adventure

Outdoor Warehouse is Africa's widest, well-priced range of outdoor equipment & apparel. For every adventure!

Website traffic: 140K/month


28. Backwoods

High quality outdoor gear, apparel since 1973 and guided trips for hiking, trekking, fishing, climbing, camping and more.

Where they're located: Fort Worth, Texas, USA


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Where they're located: Sacramento, California, USA


30. Beyond Clothing

Beyond builds cold weather gear and survival clothing systems designed to keep you thriving in the world's wildest places. Based in Seattle, WA

Where they're located: Los Angeles, California, USA


31. Duluth Pack

Duluth Pack has provided handcrafted, American Made canvas and leather products for more than 135 years. Lifetime guarantee.

Website traffic: 60K/month

32. TREW Gear

TREW Gear makes stylish, technical, performance ski and snowboard apparel. Based in Hood River, Oregon, we have a vision for the future of outdoor apparel.

Where they're located: Portland, Oregon, USA


33. UGQ Outdoor LLC › ugqoutdoor.com

Welcome to UGQ Outdoor Equipment, where we make back packing gear for your style. Whether, back packing, kayaking, canoeing, bike touring, or just about any other outdoor adventure activity that requires light weight small pack size equipment we can help you out. We manufacture high quality back packing quilts, tarps and accessories from our shop located in Jackson, Michigan. Feel free to look around and see what we have to offer, if you have any questions feel free to contact us. Thanks Paul & Missy UGQ

Website traffic: 80K/month

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Where they're located: Jacksonville, Florida, USA


35. Outdoor Retailer

We are the largest outdoor recreation expo & conference in the country. Attend seminars, find new trends, and network with others in the outdoor sports industry.

Where they're located: Madison, Wisconsin, USA


36. Outdoor & Recreational Fabrics

We specialize in outdoor, recreational, marine, & industrial fabrics, as well as all the hardware & tools you need for any project. Shop Seattle Fabrics today!

Where they're located: Aurora, Colorado, USA


37. Reeds Family Outdoor Outfitters

Where they're located: San Jose, California, USA
Website traffic: 110K/month


38. Outdoors Geek

Outdoorsgeek.com is the worlds largest online stop for rental camping equipment. Tent rentals and gear in Colorado. Visit Online / Call (303) 699 6944.

Where they're located: Nashville, Tennessee, USA


39. Kifaru International – Hiking, Hunting & Camping Outdoor Store

Website traffic: 120K/month

40. JAX Mercantile Co.

Where they're located: Jacksonville, Florida, USA
Website traffic: 110K/month