Top Outdoor Gear Stores In Houston

March 25, 2014 8:00 AM

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With so many different kinds of terrain around Houston – from the hill country to the west and beaches to the east – it isn’t surprising that the city is full of different kinds of stores dedicated to helping Houstonians enjoy the outdoors. From biking to camping to hunting, there is something for every kind of outdoor activity. Check out these great stores selling all kinds of outdoor gear in Houston.
The Command Post
11650 S. Sam Houston Parkway W.
Houston, TX 77031
(713) 484-5444

Don’t let the camo scare you off – this army surplus store has everything you could ever need for all of your outdoor adventures. The Command Post has been in operation since 1984, providing outdoor, public safety and military clothing and equipment to the Houston area and beyond. Family owned and operated, the company has multiple locations across the city of Houston to best serve its customers from all across the metro area. Check out its camping equipment, clothing, outerwear, paintball supplies and backpacks.

Blue Line Bikes
3302 White Oak Drive
Houston, TX 77007
(713) 802-1707

This bicycle shop, located in the Houston Heights, hearkens back to a time when more people rode bicycles to and from where they needed to go than cars. The shop has experts on hand to help anyone from the seasoned biker to the absolute novice with their biking needs. Blue Line Bikes also sells many unique and hard-to-find brands, including Jamis, Electra, Linus, Scott and Kona. Don’t know what you need? The showroom includes road bikes, mountain bikes, BMX bikes, cruisers and many more. Blue Line Bikes is open all weekend to help serve every outdoor enthusiast when it suits them best.

Tag Safari
1022 Wirt Road, Suite 302
Houston, TX 77055
(713) 688-3424

Founded as a way to help African tradesmen make an honest living, Tag Safari brings all sorts of outdoor equipment and clothing to Houston straight from the artisans themselves. With the tagline of “helping Africa through trade not aid,” each purchase made at Tag Safari helps to support African artisans. In addition to safari clothing, hunting boots, gun slings and other necessities for an outdoorsman, the shop also carries gifts and trinkets for the homebody in your life.

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Austin Kayak
5822 Bissonnet St.
Houston, TX 77081
(713) 660-7000

For those who just love being on the water, check out Austin Kayak’s great array of supplies. Camping, fishing and kayak equipment can be found in the shop’s five locations across south Texas – two of which you can find in Houston. In addition to purchasing whatever supplies you need for your next outdoor adventure, you can also rent kayaks, purchase used kayaks and take advantage of the store’s complete canoe/kayak repair services.

Luke’s Locker
1953 W. Gray St.
Houston, TX 77019
(713) 529-0786

Luke’s Locker is the best place in town for you to find the perfect running shoe. More than 35 years ago, the company was founded by Don Lucas, who found that he and his friends who ran together could not find the shoes they needed for their sport. After much research, Don found the best shoes for himself and opened up a store to serve others. Now, the company has expanded from just running shoes to all sorts of athletic equipment, but its shoe fitting services and expert advice is unmatched.

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Gillian Kruse is a freelance writer living in Houston. She graduated from Rice University with a great love for all performing and visual arts. She enjoys writing about arts and cultural events, especially little-known ones, to help Houstonians learn about what’s going on in their city. Her work can be found at

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