Our adventure began in 1972 with a simple goal: help outfit the great people of Chicago to explore the outdoors. What was once a small army navy surplus shop has grown to become so much more. We believe in carrying the best products, hiring passionate people and treating you as more than a customer, but as our neighbor and our friend.
Whether it’s navigating cold winters, camping in the mountains, or backpacking through Europe, Uncle Dan’s Outfitters is for everyone. All are welcome from travelers to hikers to walkers to campers to glampers to commuters to dog walkers. From path to pub, mountain to museum, we will outfit you from everyday urban adventures to exciting excursions abroad.
We don’t just sell the latest in clothing, footwear and gear, we’re all about quality. From partnering with the best brands in the industry to handpicking our collection each season, everything we recommend is something we would wear and use ourselves. We pride ourselves on our great team who really know the ins-and-outs of all things outdoors. They’re a bunch of passionate outdoor enthusiasts who want to share their knowledge and help you find exactly what you need.
We’re still a small company, but we make sure we’re available for you wherever you need us - in the store, on the phone or on our website’s live chat. All of us here “live” Uncle Dan’s everyday to make it the place that connects you to your next adventure.