The infamous Hilton’s Tent City has been a Boston landmark and a premier destination for all of New England since 1947. With four floors chock-a-block with hiking, camping, skiing, and all around rugged apparel and necessities, it’s a mecca for any outdoorsman. This tried and true shop doesn’t only provide you with the essentials you need to get you up and down Mt. Katahdin or along The Long Trail, it offers you the best of the best and at unbeatable prices. After my visit I walked away with a solid pair of Chippewa boat shoes, a red bandanna, jug of Dr. Bronner’s soap, and a handful of old school North Face pins for $50! Deals aside, the true essence of this shop is its nostalgiac atmosphere. Thanks to their resident “archivist” Jason (not sure if that’s his technical title, but it might as well be!), you’ll find gently used pieces from the glory days out on the floor alongside more current pieces. The store has closets full of treasures and Jason has the lucky task of sifting through the archives and picking out the real gems. Thanks to his investigative work, you may find the same hiking boots you wore as a kid or the exact same puffer coat that got you through highschool. Jason and the rest of the members of the fantastic team at Hilton’s Tent City will make you feel right at home on their four floors. And if you’re at all like me, you’ll certainly get lost in the splendor of neon rucksacks, vintage made in the USA Carhartt and Woolrich, and old school outdoorsman posters.