Ask a Bellingham local where to shop for anything from a cast iron skillet to a snowboard, and you’ll probably hear “Yeager’s!” For over 90 years, Yeager’s Sporting Goods has been supplying Bellingham and Whatcom County with sports and outdoor equipment, and a whole lot more.
Yeager’s is Whatcom County’s oldest outdoor store, but it’s probably just as well known for its toy department as for its extensive camping, hunting, marine and fishing departments.
In Toyland, the focus is on educational, interactive (not the electronic kind) and creative play, with blocks, books and games, along with dress-up, dolls and of course—Lincoln Logs and Legos!
Seasonal departments feature kayaks and canoes in the summer, and skis and snowboards in the winter, staffed by knowledgeable people who often double as instructors. Rentals of cross country and downhill skis and boots, plus snowboards, are available all winter long. Parents can even rent kids’ ski packages for the entire season. During the summer, kayaks, canoes and stand-up paddleboards can be rented for a day or more.
Year-round, you’ll find everything you could want for hunting and fishing. Yeager’s claims to have the largest fishing equipment selection in Whatcom County—and based on the aisles and aisles of rods, reels, tackle and clothing, it must be true!
And, home cooks and food preservers know Yeager’s is the place to find every kitchen gadget imaginable, along with canning jars, pickling crocks, tools, and reference books galore. Find a large selection of cast iron cookware, along with bakeware, coffee and tea makers, and cookbooks.
Locals who work outside—and those who just want to look like they do—will tell you that Yeager’s carries tough work pants, shirts and jackets from Dickies and Carhartt’s. To protect your tootsies for a good long time, check out their quality boots and shoes from Sorel, Merrell and Danner, and Merino wool socks. Need some red suspenders? Go to Yeager’s!
Since 1921, Yeager’s has been family-owned and widely known to sell “a little bit of everything” to its loyal customers. Walk through the aisles and you’ll see folks from every walk of life and age range—from slope-shredding hipsters to diehard hunters and of course, tall-tale-telling fishermen!
Yeager’s Sporting Goods, 3101 Northwest Ave., Bellingham WA 98225
Hours: Monday – Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Sunday, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
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