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Best Outdoor Gear Store (2012)
145 General Stilwell Dr., Marina
Marina’s REI is like Toys “R” Us for adults—one can wander around for hours, get lost and want to walk out with just about everything. With a seemingly limitless inventory of outdoor products, veteran shoppers know to go in focused and get out quick, lest they leave fully outfitted for a sport they’ve never even tried. (“I’ve always wanted to go spelunking…”) Coupled with the tantalizing seasonal sales, this is a store that’s accessible to—and loved by—just about everybody.