Cleveland is known for springing a surprise rain storm on its doting residents, no matter what the time of the year. Whether you need an umbrella, a poncho, some boots, rain gear to protect your golf gear, or any other waterproof sporting goods, you had better know where to go in a pinch. Be prepared and stop by any of these rain-gear retailers to protect yourself, your loved ones and your sports gear.
14710 Detroit Ave.
Lakewood, OH 44107
Geiger’s is a well-known Cleveland name, with three shops in Lakewood and Chagrin Falls. Geiger’s Clothing and Sports has been serving the area for more than 75 years, providing a wide selection of sporting goods and gear for everyone. It stocks sporting gear, apparel and top-notch footwear as well as appropriate waterproof gear. Geiger’s offers a low-key and localized approach, so you won’t get the pressure of an all-sales environment, instead you’ll find a welcoming and helpful staff that knows how to handle your weather based needs.
Goschinski’s Fin Feather and Fur Outfitters
18030 Bagley Road
Middleburg Heights, OH 44130
Fin Feather and Fur Outfitters is a more well-known trio of stores in Ashland, Cleveland and Canton that serves the outdoorsy types. It prides itself on the camping and outdoor gear hunters and avid camping fans need. Find all of the apparel you need to stay dry while camping or working on the farm, whether in the spring, summer, fall or winter, as well as everything you’ll need to waterproof your feet, food and hunting gear here.
Cleveland Indians Team Shop
2401 Ontario St.
Cleveland, OH 44115
If you’ve been to more than one Cleveland Indians game, you’ve probably been stuck in the rain at some point. Don’t worry, though, if you don’t already know, the Indians keeps its fans prepared, so the team shop boasts plenty of rain gear. Not only can you keep your hair do while it’s sprinkling at the games, you can keep dry in style and support the team for the rest of the year, too.
The Backpacker’s Shop
5128 Colorado Ave. (Route 611)
Sheffield Village, OH 4405
Since 1996, The Backpacker’s Shop has been providing anyone looking to participate in outdoor activities with fashionable and functional gear. With advice on what gear to purchase for what activity and how to dress appropriately for climate, precipitation and endurance, this store is a one-stop shop for a wide variety of shoppers. Not only will you find the supplies you need for that big camping trip, but the apparel is also stylish and diverse.
Cleveland Sport Goods Company Inc.
4452 Mayfield Road
South Euclid, OH 44121
Cleveland Sport Goods Company Inc. won the Cleveland Scene’s Best of category “Best Sporting Goods Store” for good reason. The company has been around for about 76 years and really knows local business. Touted as the best store to walk into as a civilian and come out as a professional sports star, this is also where you can find the appropriate gear for the weather Clevelanders know and … well, sometimes love.
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