BigFDeal wrote:On a trip out to J Tree you can stop by the 5.10 outlet in Redlands. They are only open on Fridays 1-6pm, but you can get great deals on great shoes. They even have some packs for sale. It is only 5 minutes off of the 10 freeway. http://fiveten.com/dealers/five-ten-outlet Best of luck!
ampman1961 wrote:Local outfitters in West LA?
Fletch wrote:ampman1961 wrote:Local outfitters in West LA?
West LA is going to be tough to buy gear too...
The REI in Santa Monica and Manhattan Beach caters mostly to the soccer mom demographics (strollers, beach tents, bike racks, running gear, etc)... not better or worse, just different. When you get into climbing, most of the folks there will start to drift off... nothing against REI (I love REI), but it does cater to the local market very well...
Adventure 16 is a good place to try (on Pico) but I wont go back there since I feel I was "sold" (long story). I had some very good experiences there though before said incident, especially with their footwear guys. They actually are very good. Just stay away from the high price ticket items under the glass (if you know what I mean).
I buy a lot of gear over the internet (backcountry.com, steepandcheap.com, rei.com, etc, lots of good places to go and they usually accept returns, so if something isn't right, just send it back).
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