Reebok’s CrossFit is here!


And so are tons of other awesome CrossFit brands. CrossFit is sweeping the nation, and we’re all caught up in the inspirational excitement from the CrossFit Games starting July 25. So pause your WOD and sprint down to the Basement (feel free to throw a few burpees in on the way here) and check out all the goodness we’ve got to offer!

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Sports Basement Presidio is staying put for now!

Sports Basement PresidioWith the George Lucas fiasco in the news recently, lots of customers have been asking us what’s going to happen to Sports Basement.

Our Presidio store will remain at its current awesome location through 2016, and then will probably move to a new awesome location 700 yards down the street toward the Palace of Fine Arts.

When we have finalized the details about the relocation, our customers will be the first to find out. One way or another, we’ll continue to be a force for great deals and community happenings in the Presidio.

And if you didn’t already know it, we have a second San Francisco location on Bryant Street in the Mission (some call it Potrero) with the same amazing deals and vibe.

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to keep up with the latest Basement news.

Defend your colors!


Have you heard? The FIFA World Cup kicks off (yay puns!) this Thursday, June 12. Of all the places in the U.S of A., we think the Bay Area is the best (obviously) in part because we don’t limit our patriotism to one country. So which team name will you be screaming at the top of your lungs? Whose colors will you be painting your face with? What scarf will you be waving like an elongated woolen flag (when you’re not using it to protect your neck against Karl the Fog)? We want to know!

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Here’s Kyle!


He’s 357 miles away as the car flies.

He’s gaunt – down 10 pounds (and he didn’t need to lose weight).

He’s tan.

He’s got a beard.

He’s got 3 blisters and 2 cracks on his feet – under control and on the mend.

And he smelled to high heaven.

We’re giving away a trip to Half Dome!


Update: We have a winner! Congratulations to Twitter user @nuncle. We’re taking you to Yosemite! Contact us at to claim your prize. Thanks so much to all our participants!

No, you read that right: we’re giving away, for free (that’s zero dollars) a spot on one of our guided trips to the tip top of the inimitable, iconic and ever-so-photogenic Half Dome in Yosemite National Park. Everything’s included, and all you have to do is tell us you wanna go!

More specifically, all you have to do is:

  1. Take a photo of your smiling self in front of one of our “take me to Yosemite” signs in your local Sports Basement.
  2. Post the pic to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, and
  3. Tag it #takemetoyosemite.

On June 9 we’ll announce a random winner!*

All of our guided Yosemite backpacking trips (including this one, of course) include highly coveted and near-impossible to obtain permitting, delicious backcountry meals, professional guides, and an amazing educational experience (not to mention plenty of photo ops). The trip runs for 3 days and 2 nights and is perfectly suitable for advanced and first-time backpackers alike.

Of course, Sports Basement Outdoors has lots of other adventures available too, in Yosemite and beyond. Find out more here, or shoot us an email at


* No purchase necessary to enter. Not transferable. Entrants must be 18 years or older. One entry per person. Photos must be posted or emailed to by 8pm on June 8, with the hashtag (#takemetoyosemite) included.  Winner will be announced via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, as well as on this webpage. Make sure you are able to hike approximately 8 miles a day, can transport yourself to the Glacier Point parking lot by 11am the first day of the trip, and are available for one of our two trip dates: August 22-24 or August 29-31. A list of required gear can be found here.



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