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About us  |  Locally owned outdoor shop with locations in Denver and Golden, Colorado

Vital Outdoors is a leading locally owned retailer of outdoor gear, apparel, footwear, gear rentals and demos with two brick and mortar stores in Golden, Colorado and Denver, Colorado. 

At Vital Outdoors, we love to get outside and play, and we know first-hand the importance of quality outdoor gear. We stand behind all our products with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. We believe that good gear and apparel isn’t just for the hardcore backcountry bound and understand that many of us fit our activities in after work or on a quick weekend trip. We want to make great outdoor apparel, footwear and gear easily accessible to active lifestyles of all levels. We are here to help you find the best gear and information that will allow you to get out there, get active, and let’s face it, look good while you’re doing it. Our mission is simple: to provide the best outdoor products and service to our customers at the lowest prices possible. We take great pride in our company, our commitment to customer service and in the products we sell. Our online store is designed to provide you with a safe and secure environment to browse our product catalog.

In our store, you’ll find the best gear from top brands like The North Face, Patagonia, Kuhl Clothing, Marmot, Toad&Co, prAna, Billabong, Mountain Hardwear, Hoka One Shoes, Altra Shoes, Osprey Packs, Merrell Shoes, Big Agnes, Sorel, Keen Shoes, Olukai Sandals, Dansko Clogs, Teva, Reef Sandals, Sanuk Footwear, Chaco, Camelbak, Gregory Packs, Smith Ski Helmets, Smith Ski Goggles, Suncloud Sunglasses,  Therm-a-Rest, Smartwool, MSR Stoves, Salomon, and a lot more.

With over 100 brands and nearly 10,000 products, VitalOutdoors.com offers a wide array of the absolute best-made clothing, footwear and gear all at competitive prices.

 

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Croakies® Guides To Everyday Adventures: Denver and Golden, Colorado

 

Alec Caprarella

 

Alec Caprarella of Vital Outdoors, Croakies' Guide to Everyday Adventures
Vital Outdoors in Denver and Golden, Colorado

 

The Croakies® Guides to Everyday Adventures celebrates those behind the counter who will get you kitted out for any and all of Life's Everyday Adventures. They are here to be your locals-only source as they've got the download of what to see, where to eat, how to get lost in the wilds—and how to get back safe. Visiting the Mile High City anytime soon? Then plan on visiting the fine folks behind the counter at Vital Outdoors and Alec Caprarella who've got your inside guide to Denver, CO.


 

Forty Eight Hours In Golden & Denver, CO


What Not To Miss...

"To get a true Denver/Golden experience in 48 hours, I would recommend someone head to Golden first...to get an awesome view of the Front Range Mountains and the entire city of Denver"  - Alec Caprarella

Who are you?

Alec Caprarella of Vital Outdoors, Croakies' Guide to Everyday Adventures

My name is Alec Caprarella. I was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico but spent the majority of my childhood in Indianapolis, IN. I came out to Colorado about four years ago to finish up school after I transferred from playing college baseball in upstate New York.

What's your favorite outdoor activity?

It is impossible to pick a favorite, but my top three would have to be backpacking, skiing, and mountain biking.

What's your current role at Vital Outdoors?

I am the Retail Manager over both of our Vital Outdoors locations.

What can you tell us about Vital Outdoors as a shop and its customer. Who shops there, what kind of gear do you offer them. Are they an amateur outdoor enthusiast or experienced outdoorsman/woman? Do you offer any outdoor ed courses or workshops?

Vital Outdoors is an outdoor retail store that specializes in hiking, camping, backpacking, and travel. Also, at our Denver location, we rent top of the line camping gear, snowshoes, and Stand-Up Paddleboards. Our customer base varies greatly. We have locals that are  just starting to get into the outdoors all the way to seasoned backpackers looking to pick up the latest and greatest gear. With Colorado being such a popular place to vacation, we have many tourists that stop in as well. Our stores have some of the largest footwear selections in Colorado offering hiking shoes, backpacking boots, trail runners, and outdoor lifestyle choices. We carry top brands for all the clothing, tents, sleeping bags, backpacks, and camp accessories that we offer. Community involvement is very important to us so we consistently host local demo runs and events while tying in a local non-profit to support.

If someone were to come visit Denver and/or Golden, CO for forty-eight hours, what are five things they’d need to do while in town to get a real Denver/Golden experience?

To get a true Denver/Golden experience in 48 hours I would recommend someone to first head to Golden. Here, they can spend the day tubing down clear creek, visit all the local shops on Washington Ave, and spend the night trying out all the local breweries (can’t forget about the Coors Brewery tour). The next morning, they could grab coffees and take an easy hike up South Table Mountain to get an awesome view of the Front Range Mountains and the entire city of Denver. After that, they could head to the city to catch a Colorado Rockies game!

What would/should they pack?

You can experience all four seasons in a single day in Colorado so you should always come prepared. Anyone visiting should bring many layers including a rain jacket, lightweight fleece, quick drying t-shirts, etc. With our intense sunshine you should always pack a hat, sunscreen, and sunglasses as well...and Croakies of course!

If someone needs more information about you, the shop – what’s the best way to get in touch?

Easiest way is to just call the stores. Our staff is always more than willing to help people out with questions on product, local hiking spots, or even a good place to grab a beer! We can be reached at our store email through [email protected]. Also, we can be found  on social media. Our Instagram and Facebook can be found @VitalOutdoors.

Lastly, what’s your favorite croakies print and/or product?

My favorite product is the Croakies belts, especially the Full Send print!

 

“Golden Panorama from South Table Mountain” by Steve Hicks is licensed under CC BY 2.0

 


WHAT TO PACK

Your Golden, CO Gear Guide:

"You can experience all four seasons in a single day in Colorado so you should always come prepared." - Alec Caprarella

 

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Shop Sunglasses At Vital Outdoors

You're a mile closer to the suns harmful rays so check out Vital Outdoors full range of sunglasses to shade your eyes while out & about!"

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Layer, Layer, Layer!

As Alec mentions, one could experience all four seasons in a single day while visiting Colorado. You "should bring many layers including a rain jacket, lightweight fleece, quick drying t-shirts, etc."

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WHERE TO SHOP

Vital Outdoors

 

Vital Outdoors is a leading locally owned retailer of outdoor gear, apparel, footwear, gear rentals and demos with two brick and mortar stores in Golden, Colorado and Denver, Colorado. At Vital Outdoors, we love to get outside and play, and we know first-hand the importance of quality outdoor gear. We stand behind all our products with a 100% satisfaction guarantee.

 

 

Vital Outdoors Golden || Address: 1224 Washington Avenue, Colorado || Hours: Monday-Thursday 10 AM to 7 PM, Friday & Saturday 10 AM to 8 pm Sundays 10-6pm || Retail Store Phone: 303-215-1644 || Vital Outdoors Denver || Address: 900 Lincoln St. Denver, Colorado || Hours: Monday-Thursday 10 AM to 7 PM, Friday & Saturday 10 AM to 8 pm Sundays 10-6pm || Retail Store Phone: 303-861-6261 ||