Home to endless outdoor sport possibilities, Utah is also a great place for people who want to play team and individual sports. The state features locally-owned and small-chain sporting goods stores waiting to help you find what you’re looking for! Here are the 10 best in the state!
If your favorite sport doesn’t necessarily require traditional sporting equipment, but rather the necessary equipment for hunting, archery, fishing, camping, or boating, Sportsman’s Warehouse is your place. A massive space filled with anything the nature-lover could possibly desire, the store is a staple amongst Utah Valley outdoor sporting enthusiasts.
Although Big 5 Sporting Goods exists in other states, there’s nothing more classic than a stopover at the shop, which stocks lesser-known brands in addition to familiar ones such as Nike and Adidas. Here, you can buy inner-tubes, tennis rackets, and badminton sets, all for unbelievable bargain prices.
The most popular non-snow activity in Utah is soccer. Ask any parent, and you’ll know that most Utahans sign their children up for soccer from a very young age. Scoreboard Sports exists to supply this soccer-loving population, supplying top-quality equipment for beginners and professionals alike.
If you’re interested in lessening your carbon footprint or are looking for discount sporting equipment, Play it Again Sports sells used sports and fitness equipment that is still in great condition. Here, you can also sell or trade your quality, used sports gear and earn credit to spend on something you actually need.
The most popular place to buy sporting equipment in Southern Utah County, MVP Sports carries all the major brands for most sports. The store also provides custom uniforms and services.
The state’s largest sporting outfitter, Scheels is home to more than just an indoor Ferris wheel: it is a commercial wonderland, where you will find the most complete and diverse collection of sporting equipment in Utah.
A locally owned and operated shop for those who live, breathe, and sleep outdoor recreation, this ship provides specialized equipment for climbing, canyoneering, backpacking, camping, skiing, snowboarding, and hiking.
Utah’s running community has expanded exponentially in recent years. With the proliferation of available races in Utah, the state’s beautiful landscapes, and a remarkably youthful population, long-distance running and trail running have become immensely popular. Salt Lake Running Company specializes in all things running from shoes to GPS watches and nutrition supplements. With three locations in the Salt Lake area, the company is a favorite for dedicated pavement-pounders.
What makes Academy Sports unique isn’t its wide selection of sporting goods, but rather its specialization in goods for team sports. The shop sells everything you could possibly need to outfit a team in nearly any sport, while also providing supplies for individual customers.
Jan’s is Park City’s flagship sporting goods store. But in Park City, it’s important to remember that the most popular sports are rooted in the city’s outdoor scenery, and that’s what this shop is all about. Jan’s is especially useful for tourists, who can either buy or rent skis, snowshoes, and bikes as well as peruse the store’s selection of appropriate clothing.