Kittery Trading Post — Photo courtesy of Kittery Trading Post
What boutique clothing stores are to fashion mavens, Kittery Trading Post (KTP) is to recreational enthusiasts. In a very real sense, this iconic outfitter is like a toy store for fans of the outdoors.
Located on U.S. Route 1 within the Kittery Outlets shopping district, Kittery Trading Post is an easy find. It’s store is expansive, easily covering one-quarter mile of floor space, with a parking lot filled with automobiles bearing license plates from throughout New England and beyond.
No wonder, since Kittery Trading Post’s inventory covers nearly all the bases of every outdoor pursuit you can imagine. And, while their prices are competitive, now is the time for winter sports fans to secure great deals on KTP merchandise. Even compared to discount pricing from web-based suppliers, KTP’s prices are surprisingly appealing. For example, an entry-level Rossignol Nordic skiing boot with internet pricing of $99.00 can currently be had at KTP for $67.00. Even in-season equipment fares well against other merchandisers, whether they be on the web or an old fashioned bricks and mortar store.
Beyond seasonal closeouts, KTP’s layout and offerings are impressive. The store is sectioned into easy-to-find departments that address specific outdoor needs such as camping, hunting, downhill skiing, Nordic skiing, snowshoeing, kayaking and canoeing, and cycling. On the lower floors, KTP offers a wide selection of outdoor clothing from top makers that includes coats, sweaters, slacks, hiking pants, and jackets for men and women. Just as important, the store’s knowledgeable, friendly staff are more than happy to help you choose from this nearly dizzying array of items.
The true magic of KTP is that it does a great job of striving to cover just about every conceivable need or want when it comes to outdoor recreation with many available selections. Everything from several varieties of waterproof matches to hiking GPS units to upscale Kevlar kayaks can be found here. So, before your next journey into the wild, be sure to check out what KTP has to offer.