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  • Sports Basement
    Fran
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    5 Jan 18, 2014

    Get your gear here. Great selection and prices too. They rent bikes as well.

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    Barbara Kossy
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    5 Oct 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.

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    Wanugee
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    4 Jul 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.

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    Koji Kawano
    5 Oct 11, 2012

    Sports/outdoor lovers' paradise! Great prices on running shoes, gym clothes, camping accessories, and more. Selection may not be good but their prices cannot beat.

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  • Sports Basement
    angela
    5 Jul 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.

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  • Sports Basement
    Helene Miller
    4 Jul 05, 2012

    Wow, a great place for buying your "sports-anything". It was a little hard to find whois working there. Therefor a star less from me. I visited the one at Bryant st/15 th. i'll go back next week for their free of Zumba :-)

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    Eric Brink
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    4 Jul 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.

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    Darwin Dayan
    4 Mar 01, 2012
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4.5 out of 5
8 members' reviews
428 people visited Sports Basement

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Shop at Sports Basement, one of the few stores where you can find tons of discounted sports gear and clothing without getting bored. Located in the Old Post Exchange Commissary at Presidio, the outlet has such a huge selection than many shoppers have to explore it in more than one visit. Granted, last season’s colors and styles are in prominent view. However, as long as you are up to it, you are ... read more
sure to see a lot of cool odds and ends that you realize you need. Prices are lower than those in mainstream sporting goods stores. From running shoes, athletic equipment for any sport, to yoga wear and first aid kits, the quality is the same. Plus, if you have a membership card for an establishment, such as a gym or Costco, you can get 10 percent off your purchase.

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