We’ve been supplying the needs of outdoor enthusiasts from our home base in Sandpoint, Idaho since 1986. We are an independent, locally-owned shop dedicated to offering the finest equipment and clothing we can find, with the kind of outstanding service you expect and deserve.

Our knowledgeable staff is ready to answer your questions… call during our regular business hours at 208.263.6028 or drop us an email at info@outdoorexperience.us

We hope if you are ever in the Sandpoint area you will make it a point to stop by the shop. We are happy to share information about this great part of the world, whether you’re looking for a place to hike, bike, paddle, climb, or ski.



9 AM – 6 PM Monday – Saturday

9 AM – 5 PM Sunday

Closed on New Years Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, & Christmas


Notable events of 1986  (The year of OE inception)

January 28 – Space Shuttle Challenger 10 explodes 73 seconds after takeoff
March 13 – Microsoft has it’s Initial Public Stock offering ($21 per share)
March 24 – Out of Africa wins best picture Academy Award
April 8 – Clint Eastwood is elected mayor of Carmel, CA
April 13 – Jack Nicklaus (age 46) wins his 6th Masters golf tournament
by shooting a 9 under par 65 on the final day.
April 26 – Chernobyl USSR nuclear disaster
May 15 – Outdoor Experience opens in Sandpoint, ID
July 5 &6 – Martina Navratilova & Boris Becker win Wimbledon
July 27 – Greg Lemond wins Tour de France by 7 seconds overcoming Frenchman
Laurent Fignon in the final stage time trial. (1st American to win)
Aug 17 – Bronze pig statue unveiled at Pike Market in Seattle
Aug 20 – Mail carrier Patrick Sherrill goes “postal” in Edmund, OK thus
adding a new lexicon to the English language
Sept 11 – Dow Jones Industrial Avg plummets to 1792.89
Oct 27 – Boston Red Sox’s Bill Buckner bungles Mookie Wilson’s ground ball
allowing the Mets to even the World Series at 3 in game 6.
Nov 3 – The Iran-Contra Affair premiers featuring US weapons sales to support hostage releases and
Nicaraguan rebels.  Stars include Ronald Reagan, Oliver North, and Fawn Hall
.Dec 23 – Experimental airplane Voyager completes the first nonstop circumnavigation of the earth by air
without refueling in 9 days, 3 minutes and 44 seconds.