Public Lands: A brand new purchasing expertise for out of doors adventures

Public Lands, a Dick’s Sporting Goods company focused on celebrating and protecting public land for all, is opening its very first retail store … right in our back yard! Conveniently located in Cranberry, Public Lands will hold its grand opening this weekend. From September 24th to 26th, it will be filled with giveaways, food trucks, happy hours and live music! “Portugal. The Man” will perform on Saturday!

Let me give you a little taste of this exciting new shopping experience for your next outdoor adventure. But first it should be noted that Public Lands gives a percentage of each sale to local nature projects through The Public Lands Fund. They work with national and local funds to protect our land so everyone has the chance to enjoy nature at its best!

As you enter the lodge-style building, you will find a concierge desk. This service is offered to anyone who needs more information about local recreational areas and outdoor activities. The concierges can also help you connect you with the right guide who can provide personalized shopping assistance based on the type of adventure you are looking for.

Fun Fact: Every team member on the floor during your shopping experience is an outdoor expert. They are called “leaders”. Depending on what you’re shopping for, a guide can help you make the best purchase to ensure a successful outdoor adventure!

Public Lands offers both technical equipment and lifestyle equipment!

Let’s start with clothing. Their women’s, men’s, and youth departments carry great lifestyle brands like Patagonia, Carhart, The North Face, Columbia, and more! A unique addition to their brand selection is Free People’s brand, FP Movement.

Alpine, a brand of Dick’s Sporting Goods, is affordable and perfect for beginners. The youth sector offers brands that are affordable for those looking for an affordable investment for a young adventurer.

In the Food, Fire, and Fun section you can find all of your camping needs like tents, camping cookware, lighting and everything in between! In this section you will find brands like Yeti, Snow Peak and HydroFlask.

The extensive selection of backpacks from Public Lands makes it easy for you to find the perfect backpack for you. If you’re new to the hiking / backpacking scene, don’t work up a sweat! Your guide can actually find the right one for you depending on the adventure!

Fun facts: You offer “how-to” events in your store, such as packfitting courses. There are also checklists available throughout the store listing specific items that you might need based on your outdoor activity.

Do you need new shoes? Public Lands has a wide selection from Crocs and Vans to The North Face and Birkenstocks.

Looking for a new lead? Your shoe displays show geographic coordinates of the local state parks!

Don’t forget to stop by their local market! Find snacks from Enrico’s Biscotti, Pittsburgh Pickle, Commonplace Coffee, and more.

Next to their local market is their 30 foot climbing wall! Everyone is invited to try it out.

Feel free to test some equipment while you climb to make sure the clothes are comfortable before you buy them.

Someone for fly fishing? Public Lands offers a wide range of quality equipment for all types of fishing. Your fishing sets are a great gift for beginners!

Get your new wheels for every terrain! Public Lands has you covered from electric bikes to gravel trail bikes.

They also have a Gear Service Center where you can bring any outdoor gear for maintenance. Even gear that wasn’t bought from Public Lands!

Do you want to do water sports before it gets cold? They have everything you need from vests to kayaks to paddle boards!

Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned outdoor enthusiast, Public Lands has everything you need for your next adventure!

This content was provided by a local, independent post on Made in PGH, a lifestyle blog.

Channing Powell

Events + social strategist

Channing is from Pittsburgh and loves the city for its history to its food and music scenes. She coordinates our events and is one of the faces behind Made in PGH’s social media. In her spare time, you’ll find her and her vintage shop, ChanningLane Vintage, at the city’s various craft markets.

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