Eugene, Oregon is definitely a town where people like to get out and about. With great bike trails, running paths, sports fields and facilities, as well as nearby mountains, lakes and oceans – Eugene is a sports-enthusiast’s dream. To find all the gear you need, check out these local retailers and suppliers in Eugene:
A local favorite for high-quality outdoor gear is REI (Recreational Equipment Inc.). The Store is located at 306 Lawrence Street and is filled with equipment and gear for hiking, camping, cycling, camping, skiing and other hearty outdoor activities. Some locals wait anxiously for the twice-a-year sales held at REI to pick up shoes, clothing, and other necessities. You can call 541-465-1800 for hours and information or the website is www.rei.com.
If you’re looking for sporting equipment at a great price, Play It Again Sports buys, sells, trades and takes equipment on consignment. With both new and used equipment available for a variety of sports including ski and snowboarding equipment, golf gear, soccer, hockey, baseball/softball and exercise equipment, this is a good place to go when you need to stock up. Play It Again Sports is located at 2598 Willamette in South Eugene. For info online, go to www.playitagainsports.com or call 342-4041 for hours and information.
For sporting equipment and resources tailored to the jogger, runner or walker, Eugene Running Company is located at 116 Oakway Center in Eugene in the Oakway Mall. Eugene Running Company has a large selection of footwear, apparel and accessories, as well as heart rate monitors, nutritional items and books. For information about the store, the knowledgeable staff, and the popular weekly running and walking groups, try the website at www.eugenerunningcompany.com or call 541-344-6399.
G.I. Joes is a huge store full of sporting goods and outdoor gear – including plenty of fishing equipment and tackle, camping gear, tents, seasonal sporting goods and just about anything for any activity you may be in to. G.I. Joes is located at 1030 Green Acres Road in the Delta Oaks shopping center and has plenty of parking available. For information and hours call 541-343-1666. You can also purchase hunting and fishing licenses and receive knowledgeable advice from staffers at G.I. Joes.
If you’re looking for clothing and gear specifically for soccer, the local soccer store is Direct Kick Soccer Shop. With two locations – one at 2392 West 11th Avenue (345-5960) and inside the Kick City Indoor Soccer facility in Springfield at 1650 28th Street (744-8004), this shop supplies local soccer players with footwear, apparel, and equipment and provides coaches with equipment and training information. For more information, directions and hours, the website is www.dksoccer.com.
Copeland’s Sports is a huge store located at the Valley River Mall in Eugene. With two full floors and a separate area dedicated to golf, this is a local favorite sporting goods retailer. Copeland’s sports is a great place to get shoes and apparel as well as just about any equipment you may need for any sport or game. Call 342-2066 for hours and information.
Finally, if skiing and snow sports are your passion, THE place to go in Eugene is Berg’s Ski Shop. Owned and operated by several generations of a snow-friendly family, this little shop near dowtown Eugene is a hubbub during the snow season. Berg’s offers equipment rental, as well as knowledgeable staff to help you with any purchases you may need of apparel and/or equipment. Berg’s also puts together group trips to local ski areas, and provides up-to-date weather and condition reports for people heading into the snow. Berg’s is located at 13th and Lawrence. The website is BergsSkiShop.com and the phone number is 683-1300.
Believe it or not, this is only a handful of the better known sporting goods retailers in the Eugene, Oregon area. But if you’re in the need of equipment, apparel or information, one of these shops will be able to help you.