Local Retailers

Here are a few of the fantastic gear shops you can find around your local Fairbanks area!

Beaver Sports

Beaver is one of the larger outdoor specific gear retailers in Fairbanks . They have great clothes and gear for traditional sports as well as outdoor activities such as backpacking, climbing, water sports, biking, snowboarding, and skiing. Many of their employees are highly knowledgeable about the area and their technical gear is tailored to Alaska . Their prices are pretty standard for quality technical gear and they are pretty good at having seasonal sales throughout the year.

Beaver Sports

3480 College Rd                                                                                                                                                Fairbanks , AK                                                                                                                                                      (907) 479-2494

Woolly Rhino

The Woolly Rhino carries high-end technical and casual outdoor clothing. You will get an honest price for a superior product that usually comes with an excellent guarantee.

Woolly Rhino

250 3rd St. Suite 6                                                                                              Fairbanks, AK                                                                                                    (907) 452-4774

Canoe Alaska


Canoe Alaska is a locally owned seasonal shop which carries kayaks, canoes (for rental and purchase), rental bikes and a little climbing gear. They are very helpful and they carry top of the line equipment but they are only open in the summer.

1101 Pegar Rd
Fairbanks , AK
(907) 457-2453

Apocalypse Designs

Apocalypse is a local custom clothing and gear shop. They have been around forever and make gear especially for the challenges of Alaska ’s climate. Most of their clothing is designed for extreme conditions so it isn’t as packable as the commercial gear but it is warm. They also make custom gear, but be prepared for higher prices and super quality.

Apocalypse Designs
201 Minnie St
Fairbanks , AK
(907) 451-7555

Big Ray's Store

Big Ray's is a local sporting goods store with a decent selection of basic winter wear and a large boot selection. Their technical outdoor clothing is mainly Columbia brand which has a good spread of high and low end clothing. Big Rays also has a good selection of camping equipment mainly geared toward hunting                                                            and car camping. They also have an outlet store on Airport Road.

Big Rays Store
507 2nd Ave
Fairbanks , AK
(907) 452-3458

Goldstream Sports

Goldstream Sports is a local business which specializes in biking (both summer and winter) and XC skiing. They have good gear with a smattering of performance clothing and great customer service.

Goldstream Sports

711 Sheep Creek Rd                                                                                Fairbanks , AK                                                                                             (907) 455-6520

Play It Again Sports

Play It Again Sports is a used sporting gear shop which sells used and generic gear for low prices. They have equipment for most traditional sports (especially hockey) and a selection for skiing, biking, and snowboarding. Their selection is fickle but the price can’t be beat for entry level gear.

Play It Again Sports
160 Old Stesse Hwy
Fairbanks , AK    99701
(907) 457-7427

The Prospector

The Prospector is a clothing store with some basic camping peripherals but no tents. They have good winter gear and are starting to carry more technical clothing. They have great customer service and a rewards program worth signing up for (they send you a card on your birthday with a coupon).

Prospector Outfitter 
1512 S Cushman St
Fairbanks , AK 
(907) 457-7372

Sportsman's Warehouse

Sportsman’s Warehouse is a national chain of stores which have variety of hunting, camping, and fishing equipment. They are not Alaska specific but they have a large selection.


Sportsmans Warehouse 
423 Merhar Ave . 
Fairbanks , AK 
(907) 374-8800

Test the Waters

Test the Waters   is a locally owned water oriented shop with some decent winter gear. They have kayaks, canoes, rafts, water sports gear, and scuba gear. They also have classes and certifications in scuba diving. They  sell products at retail, rent equipment, and offer guided excursions.


Test the Waters Adventure Sports & Dive Center 
1511 Richardson Hwy

North Pole, AK    99705
(907) 490-4444

Value Village

Value Village is a used clothing store which doesn’t have any real outdoor gear selection but they are great for getting cheap fleece and other cold weather wear and sometimes you can find a decent pair of skis. Bunny boots have been known hop in and out too!


Value Village 
3027 Airport Way
Fairbanks , AK 
(907) 474-4828

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