Outdoor Summer Gear in SODO

Summer is finally upon us in Seattle and so are our warm weather plans! Now’s a great time of year to make sure you have all the gear you need for your upcoming camping trips, hikes, fishing trips, paddling plans or any other outdoor adventure. You can even spoil yourself to a new rain jacket at one of these SODO favorites while you’re there! (You know you’ll need it eventually!)



Founded in Seattle during the Klondike Gold Rush in 1897, Filson has built a reputation for durable outdoor clothing and gear ideal for any condition. Their products include outerwear such as the famous Mackinaw Wool Cruiser Jacket, baggage ranging from briefcases to dry bags, and even dog toys and collapsible bowls. For nearly as long as Washington’s been a state, Filson has been a trusted favorite for anyone who enjoys the outdoors. Shop online at filson.com or at their flagship store located at 1741 1st Avenue South.

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Outdoor Emporium

Outdoor Emporium boasts the largest selection of outdoor related products in town without breaking the bank. Since 1975 they’ve provided a wide selection of gear and apparel including kayaks, tents, fishing gear, hunting gear, boating accessories, security vaults, bags, apparel, shoes and much more! Whether you’re in need of just a few supplies on your way to the mountains, or if you’re starting a new summer hobby floating along the water, Outdoor Emporium features over 60,000 items to choose from. Check out their monthly sale flyer for the hottest deals, shop online at sportco.com or at their store located at 1701 4th Avenue South.

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Outdoor Research

Since 1981, Outdoor Research has been manufacturing award-winning outdoor clothing and gear from mountaineering gaiters and rain jackets, to bivy sacks and protective hats. Outdoor Research was initially founded by nuclear physicist, Ron Gregg, with a research-led approach to problem solving and optimizing function and quality for any outdoor adventure. Their selection is ideal for any outdoor sportsperson who enjoys alpinism, rock and ice climbing, backpacking, paddling, skiing and snowboarding. Shop online at outdoorresearch.com or at their flagship store located at 2203 1st Avenue South.

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Still looking for the right spot?

Maybe you’re preparing for a different summer adventure? There are so many great stores in SODO that are perfect places to find gear, shoes and apparel. Check out our directory to explore all that SODO has to offer!