PICK UP THE PACE
If you're in love with the wilderness but feel like you need to see even more of it, as quickly as possible, then trail running might just be for you! And don't get it twisted - it might be called trail running, but you definitely aren't expected to run the entire time. Walking up a steep hill is a smart thing to do - you'll avoid twisting an ankle and you won't burn out as fast. Trail running is not about timing your minute mile, it's about seeing as much beauty during your workout as possible, and that means taking the time to slow down and enjoy the sights. Looking for a good place to start? Check out Salomon athlete Max King's trail running training guide and get inspired by some of our favorite Bay Area trail running tips!
GET NOC'ED UP
Nocs are a dream come true for Sports Basement; just ask our camp buyer, Casey! "There's a real gap in the binocular market between the all-too-breakable plastic binoculars and the wildly expensive professional binocular - then there's Nocs. They're perfect for Sports Basement - built tough enough for any Bay Area adventure, quality enough to inspire confidence, but still affordable enough to be inclusive." Sports Basement is not an experts-only brand - we want everyone to feel welcome in the outdoors, and Nocs feels the same way. It certainly doesn't hurt that they're based out of SF, too!
Lieutenant Dan was right
Take good care of your feet! There is one item of hiking gear that can be the difference between a happy camper and, well, not a dead one, but definitely a less-happy one. Socks! We're talkin' natural fibers to wick that sweat, thick and cushioned to avoid blisters, tall to defend against ticks. If you only buy one fancy piece of gear this season, make it your socks.
2-Person Deluxe Car Camping Package
2-Person Car Camping Package
2-Person Backpacking Package
3 Season Sleeping Bag
Sleeping Bag & Pad Combo
1-Person Solo Backpacking Tent
STAY OUT FOR THE NIGHT
You're decked out and ready to hit the trails - why not make it an overnight trip? The stars deserve your adoring gaze as much as anything else in nature. Check out our curated selection of tents, sleeping bags, camp kitchen supplies and sooo much more. It's easy - just click that pretty green button below!