Eastern Mountain Sports – Your Adventure Starts Here

Eastern Mountain Sports: Your Adventure Starts Here

Embark on an unforgettable journey with Eastern Mountain Sports – the brand that fuels your passion for exploration and the great outdoors. For decades, Eastern Mountain Sports has been synonymous with adventure, quality, and an unwavering dedication to empowering enthusiasts and novices alike to take on nature’s challenges with confidence.

Founded in 1967 in Wellesley, Massachusetts, Eastern Mountain Sports has evolved from a small outdoor gear shop to a revered retail presence across the United States. With its roots deeply embedded in the spirit of mountain sports, the brand has continuously expanded its horizon to cater to all facets of outdoor activities, including hiking, camping, rock climbing, biking, kayaking, and skiing.

Our Philosophy: Empower through Education and Gear

At Eastern Mountain Sports, we believe that every adventure is a learning experience, not just a physical challenge. We are committed to providing our customers not only with the best equipment but also with the knowledge needed to use that equipment safely and effectively. Our in-store experts and guides are as passionate about the outdoors as you are and are dedicated to making sure you are prepared for whatever mother nature might throw at you.

Innovative Product Selection

Your adventure gear should be just as resilient and dynamic as you are, and that’s what Eastern Mountain Sports promises to deliver. We meticulously select our products, ensuring they meet stringent standards of performance, durability, and comfort. Our vast product range includes everything from high-performance apparel to technologically advanced gear and gadgets.

Eastern Mountain Sports’ in-house brand features a line of gear that is designed with direct input from our staff and customers – true outdoor aficionados. Additionally, we carry an array of products from highly reputable brands such as The North Face, Osprey, Patagonia, Merrell, and more, giving our customers access to the finest equipment in the market.

Apparel that Adapts

Navigate through changing conditions with our extensive collection of apparel. Our clothing lines are engineered to provide you with layered comfort, weather protection, and mobility for every outdoor scenario. Whether you’re scaling a rugged peak or setting up camp by a serene lake, our apparel keeps you dry, warm, and comfortable.

For cold-weather enthusiasts, our insulated jackets, base layers, and accessories ensure warmth without the bulk. Meanwhile, summer adventurers will find breathable, moisture-wicking, and UV-protective clothing, allowing them to savor the sun safely and comfortably.

Gear for Every Adventure

Every adventure is unique, and so is the gear it requires. Eastern Mountain Sports offers a diverse selection of equipment to suit your individual needs. Backpackers will revel in our variety of lightweight, sturdy backpacks, and tents. Climbers will appreciate our selection of harnesses, carabiners, ropes, and climbing shoes. Paddlers can find kayaks, paddles, and life jackets designed for all levels of experience.

Our assortment of sleeping bags and pads are crafted to deliver a good night’s sleep in places where rest is a precious commodity. And hikers can step out with confidence in our durable and supportive footwear, designed to tackle any terrain with ease.

Sustainability at Our Core

Eco-consciousness is not just a trend for us; it’s a cornerstone of our philosophy. Eastern Mountain Sports is dedicated to sustainability, continually seeking to reduce our environmental footprint. We offer products made from recycled materials, encourage responsible sourcing, and support fair labor practices. By making these conscious choices, we ensure that the beauty of the wild places we love is preserved for future generations.

Community and Education

Eastern Mountain Sports is more than a retailer; we’re a community. Join us for in-store clinics, local outings, and events where you can learn new skills, meet fellow outdoor enthusiasts, and share experiences. Our certified instructors lead programs in various disciplines, from wilderness first aid to kayaking basics, ensuring you’re well-equipped for whatever adventure comes your way.

Moreover, we foster a connection with the outdoor community through partnerships with local organizations and support for conservation efforts. We believe in nurturing the environment that serves as our playground and proudly contribute to maintaining the natural integrity of these spaces.

Online Shopping Experience

Not near one of our stores? Our comprehensive online shop, ems.com, is designed to provide you with a seamless shopping experience from anywhere, at any time. With detailed product descriptions, customer reviews, and an intuitive user interface, our digital storefront makes it easy to gear up for your next adventure. Plus, with prompt shipping options and an easy return policy, you can shop with confidence and convenience.

Loyalty Program and Expert Advice

Our rewards program, EMS Rewards, is our way of saying thank you to our loyal customers. Earn points with every purchase and benefit from exclusive discounts and offers that make gearing up more affordable. And if you need advice, our Gear Guru service is always at the ready with personalized recommendations and answers to your questions.


Eastern Mountain Sports represents more than just an outdoor retailer; it’s an invitation to embrace the wilderness with open arms. Whether scaling the icy peaks of the Northeast or navigating the rocky trails of the Southwest, your journey is our priority. From expert advice and top-quality gear to our commitment to sustainability and education, Eastern Mountain Sports is where your adventure starts.

Gear up, get out there, and let Eastern Mountain Sports be the starting point of your next great venture into the wild. Together, let’s explore the beauty of nature and test the limits of what we can achieve. Embrace your inner adventurer, and trust Eastern Mountain Sports to equip you for the unforgettable experiences that lie ahead.

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