Modern humans are pale shadows of their athletic forebears, who could survive for days in the wild on a single drawing of food and would punch the sun if they wanted to sleep in. Get back to your ancient roots with today’s Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of outdoor gear, shoes, and apparel at BaseCamp Adventure Outfitters in Basking Ridge.
Ever since emerging from the depths of a local forest in 2003, BaseCamp Adventure Outfitters has loaded up hikers, campers, and generic outdoorsfolk with all the tools necessary to conquer the natural world. Himalayan conquerors and nature neophytes alike can brace themselves against the elements' constant spitballs with all the sweat-wicking, trail-tested brands and apparel they need, such as a Millet Lady Tech Stretch Hoodie ($99), a boys' Mountain Hardwear Dome Perignon hat ($25), or a pair of Vibram FiveFingers ($80–$100). BaseCamp Adventure Outfitters’ experienced staff has been exposed to years of fresh mountain air and will help you pick out a pair of hiking boots from Timberland, Lowa, or Patagonia, as well as camping essentials such as tents, sleeping bags, and night repellent.
BaseCamp Adventure Outfitters
In 2003, Jimmy and Jeff Hanson founded BaseCamp Adventure Outfitters with the belief that adventure is in the eye of the beholder, whether it takes the form of a leisurely hike or a heart-pumping rock climb. At their store, clients prepare for their version of an adrenaline rush with the help of knowledgeable staffers who pay them one-on-one attention and sometimes scream "Boo!" unexpectedly. The employees escort patrons through shelves of durable footwear and clothing from Patagonia and Timberland, in addition to portable personal reservoirs from Camelbak. The shop's high-quality brands fortify feet and bodies against wind and the flying houses it carries during moderately paced treks or cardio hikes that depart from BaseCamp. The cardio hikes, led by resident athlete Susan Riggio, span 10–12 miles and challenge even the fittest frames.
BaseCamp works to protect the natural settings that sustain it with regular events and fundraisers that benefit the Schiff Nature Preserve. It also serves as a drop-off location for Soles4Souls, an organization that outfits bare feet with gently worn shoes.
44 S Finley Ave.
Basking Ridge, New Jersey 07920Get Directions