$10 for $20 of Outdoor Gear, Apparel, and More at Midwest Mountaineering


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In a Nutshell

  • Eco-friendly business
  • Knowledgeable staff
  • Dogs welcome
  • Valid at Thrifty Outfitters

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Nov 1, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person. Limit 1 per visit. In-store only. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Until mankind first stepped outside in 1934, nature was thought to be a fanciful myth, like yogurt or the clutch hitter. Spend a few hours frolicking through the fresh air of truth with today's Groupon to Midwest Mountaineering and its upstairs neighbor, Thrifty Outfitters.

A locally owned and operated business, Midwest Mountaineering has geared up novice backpackers and skilled outdoorsmen since 1970. Customers can browse a wide range of products, including clothing, footwear, climbing gear. A North Face Ruckus VaporWick shirt ($25) keeps epidermal layers dry, and Klean Kanteen stainless-steel water bottles bar sneaky toxins from entering a hiker's stash of H2O ($18). Enlist Timbuk2 and STM iPad and Kindle cases to help protect precious electronics from malicious bookworms ($20–$30). No matter what shoppers seek during the upcoming seasonal shift, Midwest Mountaineering can cover them quicker than an avalanche rolling down a duvet-covered cliff.

Midwest Mountaineering

Midwest Mountaineering can trace its origins back to 1970, when avid rock climber Rod Johnson found himself frustrated with the lack of climbing equipment available in Minneapolis. When Johnson returned from a voyage to California with a backpack full of gear, he decided to sell his accumulated goodies to friends and local climbers out of his own kitchen, calling his operation The Johnson Company. As his business grew, so did its inventory—expanding to include tents, skis, kayaks, and canoes. Rod’s business quickly became too big for his kitchen, eventually landing at its current location under the name Midwest Mountaineering.

Today, the store continues to equip outdoor adventurers with quality gear and apparel. A cheerful blue-and-red sign splays across its historic storefront, which houses racks of apparel and specialty equipment for an array of extreme sports that includes long-distance backpacking, paddling, and ice climbing. Kayaks and canoes, which customers may try out before purchasing during regular boat demonstrations, dangle from ceilings next to life preservers, and shoes, coats, and athletic gear line the exposed-brick walls. An enthusiastic staff of outdoor aficionados stands by to offer customers tips on finding optimal products and the best clothing lines to impress fashion-conscious wildlife, as well as lead regular instructional workshops, hands-on clinics, and special events.

Customer Reviews

Your staff is friendly and helpful, something that just seems to get harder and harder to find. Thank you!
Steffanie M. · May 30, 2012
Customer service is always top notch
Ric S. · March 22, 2012
Thank you, it's always a joy to come to your store. Great service , selection and people willing to share what they know. thanks
Julie M. · March 22, 2012
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    309 Cedar Ave. S

    Minneapolis, Minnesota 55454

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