Ben Franklin once remarked, “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail,” and famously proved it by using his bifocal lasers to save America from sentient automatons. Get properly equipped with today’s Groupon: for $30, you get $60 worth of products, rentals, and repair services at Lombardi Sports, located on Jackson Street. This deal is valid for in-store purchases only.
Family owned and operated since 1948, Lombardi Sports' 50,000-square-foot sporting sanctuary is jam-packed with a range of athletic equipment and apparel. An extensive collection of quality outdoor wares includes offerings from Arc'teryx, Patagonia, and North Face. Zip up in a women’s North Face WindWall 1 Jacket ($99), deck the leg-enders in classic Adidas Sambas ($59.99), and head out into the great asphalted yonder. Whether scouring for cycling gear, athletic equipment, or tennis trappings, Lombardi Sports' friendly, knowledgeable staff will offer up advice for any fleet-footed need.
Habitual test drivers can take advantage of Lombardi Sports' rental services for one-time outings, including snow equipment, bikes ($30+ per day, half price for each day after), and tennis racquets. Lombardi Sports also offers equipment-repair services and validates one-hour parking for owners of cars, carriages, and souped-up wheelbarrows.
- I've purchase [sic] skis, ski luggage, boots, pants, ski helmet, and a bunch of ski passes. No complaints on the direction the folks led me when purchasing the products. I felt very informed after every purchase. – Peter G., Yelp, 2/8/10
- I recently visited this store for the first time and was pleasantly surprised with their great inventory selection. Different styles and up-market athletic wear. – drpaulah, Citysearch
The upbeat employees at Lombardi Sports actively participate in the same athletic pursuits for which they sell and repair gear and apparel. Customers who visit the sprawling, 50,000-square-foot sporting-goods store benefit from the staff's rich supply of first-person training insights and anecdotes about hiking, running, swimming, and other sports. As a hive for sporting wisdom, the store boasts attractions such as live tennis demos as well as camping-supply rentals that come with the sales team's recommendations for enhancing camping fun with bear-proof food coolers and extradurable bear-tickling sticks.
A community staple since 1948, Lombardi Sports began as a somewhat smaller purveyor of biking, skiing, and camping equipment. Still owned by its originators, the store's enduring success has enabled its involvement with local charitable causes, proudly supporting Susan G. Komen for the Cure's efforts to eradicate breast cancer as well as the work of Team in Training, an organization dedicated to curing leukemia and lymphoma.