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- 98%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 74%Adventure Travelers
- 63%Family Travelers
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- Sports BasementMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2Oct 15, 2013
A jaw-dropping selection of sporty clothes and gear, all discounted. You won't find the latest, but you will find last year's colors and styles, and cool stuff you didn't know you needed.Recommended for:
- Sports BasementMember ofWellnessLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 11Jul 05, 2012
The Sports Basement is HUGE!
It is inside the old Post Exchange Commissary of the old Presidio of San Francisco Army Base, across from Crissy Field. The open cavernous building is spread out into different sections, with the beam walls between them still showing the old grocery titles, like Produce, Meats, etc. The Sports Basement doesn't just fill the old grocery, it fills the old adjoining warehouse storage area, too.
There is signage for all the new sports inventory, and there is a very large selection of a variety of sports items. It is like an REI combined with a Sports Authority or Sports Chalet. There is a large emphasis on clothing items and sports water bottles. However, they have a full cyclery, camping, other areas, but there is more emphasis on invidual sports like Running versus Team sports gear like baseball-softball, for instance.
Even though they carry both boys and girls apparel, it is clear their demographics is more of the 20 - 50 year old adults, whereas in the suburrbs you would find more equipment geared for kids, like table tennis, water guns and swimming noodles. They probably have more of that type of stuff in there new Walnut Creek Store.
There really isn't much sale merchandise for such a large amount of inventory, and they seem to take a philosphy of having standard prices that are discounted from standard MSRP by about 10% or so.
The staff is helpful and will take the time to answer your questions. The rack signage is written on cardboard rather than department store like printed placards.
They do have a small Yoga section, with a variety of different mats and accessories. I bought a pair Yoga socks (grip-no-slip) for $9 and a stretch cotton black V-neck tee for $15.
- Sports BasementJul 09, 2012
Aside from the fact that this place has multiple levels with a LOT of sporting goods, Sports Basement sells tickets to a variety of events and charges a lower fee than online outlets. I purchased my first Burn tickets here in 2010, and my friends purchased my POP.NYE tickets here for 2012.
- Sports BasementMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 6Jul 04, 2012
Gayle and I took a long walk awhile ago that started at the Ferry Building and ended in Sausalito. It was a great walk and bike traffic turned out to be a greater potential hazard than the cars. But along the way, our choice of socks became suspect and one of our water bottles sprung a leak. By chance, we came upon this Sports Basement at right time.
This Sports Basement is near Crissy Field and is located at the old Post Exchange Commissary at the Presidio. It's a huge facility and has much more selection than we had time to explore. We did look around a bit, but found what we needed and we were quickly on our way.