Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Hilton's Tent City

What do you get if you mix 2 parts outdoor store, 1 part army surplus, and 1 part workwear store? You get Hilton's Tent City. Situated in Boston's downtown just a block from the Boston Garden, Hilton's has been outfitting outdoor enthusiasts since 1947. The shop consists of 4 floors stuffed wall to wall with jackets, tents, stoves, boots, and anything else you could to survive the outdoors. Carrying some of the best brands for any type of adventure you could want to go on, from the commuter to work to camping in the whites. With jackets from Arcteryx, Barbour, Canada Goose and Patagonia. Workwear form Carhartt, Filson, and Woolrich, bags from Bailey Works and Chrome and best of all cast iron pans from Lodge. The selection is incredible, the staff is friendly but most of all the atmosphere feel like an outdoor store should. The hallways and walls are lined with posters from every era of camping, hand drawn signs guide you throught the sections of the store, and pictures sent in from loyal cusomters adventures cover the stairwells. A bookshelf on the first floor has information on any area or sport you could be interested in. Definitley worth a stop if you find yourself in Bostons downtown.

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