Outdoor Clothing for
the West Coast of BC
At the River Sportsman outdoor store, our staff have experienced a fair share of downcast days living on the west coast of Vancouver Island. While we endure wet winters, for the most part, it doesn’t stop us from getting out and exploring all that this slice of paradise has to offer. From fishing to hunting, camping and hiking there is something here for everyone and we have the outdoor clothing to get suited up for the trip.
Being comfortable while you’re out, no matter the weather, is going to make your experience memorable–in a good way. Sun, rain, snow, we can have it all in the course of a single day and you need to be prepared for whatever the coastal elements might throw at you. Plus, it never hurts to look good despite 3-day hair growth! We have a full line of men’s and women’s clothing that will make you look good as well as keep you warm and dry.
We specialize in a variety of raingear for men and women as well as tailored outdoor wear designed for this climate. If your toes are cold or you’re sweating because of too much bulk, we can offer you the clothes appropriate for the weather and whatever outdoor activity you have in mind. Layering is the key and we carry a large selection of base layer , mid-layer and outerwear that you can take on or off as the day changes. Hats too! Bell caps, rubber sou’easter hats, light straw hats and Tilly Endurables we got all the styles and outdoor brands to your head covered.
Our huge selection of camo clothing will keep you comfortable in the field. From lightweight camo for spring and summer to heavy windproof and waterproof gear for the dead of winter. We have it all!
Pro tip: safety first, and fun a close second! We have all kinds of flotation gear like vests and jackets, in sizes from infant to large adult. Dog vests, too! For people, we carry 1-piece cruiser suits, 2 piece bib-pant and jacket, as well as inflatable collars and vests.
Advice on Maintenance
It is important to take care of your outdoor clothing to ensure maximum warmth, waterproofing and durability over time. If your high-end, waterproof, breathable outerwear is starting to leak a bit, it’s probably due for a wash and a re-proofing treatment with products specifically designed for the type of clothing. Gore-Tex, leather or canvas, we have the cleaners and conditioners you need. Hunters, if you’re after scent elimination, we have detergent designed to rid your clothes of any tell-tale scents.