A great outfitter does more than sell you gear. The best outdoor gear storew help you find the best equipment for your needs, while offering expert advice and insight for your next adventure. Truly great shops, as you'll see here, also go beyond individual customer service by reaching out and making their communities a better place to run, ride, ski, or climb. Here are the 20 best gear shops in the country. Some specialized in one sport, others offer something for practically every endeavor, but they're all making the outdoors a friendlier, more accessible, and better-stocked place.