Apr 292014


Mountain Travelers Hike and Ski Shop

147 US Route 4 East, Rutland, VT 05701


e-mail: info@mtntravelers.com


Our Specialties Include:



Thule Car Racks

Camping Equipment

Hiking and Trail Shoes

Technical Outdoor Clothing

Telemark Skiing

Alpine Touring Skiing

Backcountry / XC Skiing

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“Paddling and ‘Bending a Knee’ since ’73″

…. this is our 38th year!

In Summer: We offer the best flatwater kayaks in the industry, custom fit to each paddlers use, from small mountain ponds to coastal waterways. We have a Thule Rack specialist who can recommend and install a Car Rack on your vehicle to carry anything from cargo boxes, to bikes, to boats and ladders…We have Hiking and Camping Footwear and Gear, along with the Technical Outdoor Clothing  by Patagonia and The North Face for all your summer adventures. 

Closed Sunday + Monday in the Summer.

In Winter: We are specialists in “Earning Your Turns”. We can teach you all about the ‘uphill’ and the downhill on ‘freeheel’ equipment. We sell Telemark,  XC,  Alpine Touring/ Randonne’ Skis,  Boots and Bindings, as well as Climbing Skins, trimmed to fit, for the uphill workout. We  talk ‘Tele’ like no other shop around. It’s our passion.

Closed Wednesdays in the Winter.

Our  Summer  Shop  Hours  are:

Tuesday – Friday    10:00 – 6:00
Saturday   10:00 – 4:00
Sunday + Monday    CLOSED

 Posted by at 5:01 pm
Aug 022014

Lightweight Camping Sale!
Mountain Travelers has been bringing the Rutland area the best lightweight camping gear in the outdoor industry for 38 years. We cherry pick the best equipment available in the moderate price range. We specialize in 2,3 and 4 man tents, sleeping bags by ‘the North Face’, and sleeping pads by Thermarest.
Packs are also on Sale! We like Osprey Packs because they only make packs! They have a great, comfortable suspension system and excellent features for men and women. We have size specific backpacking packs, day packs, and hydration packs.
For outdoor cooking we have lightweight MSR backpacking stoves and cookware also on sale.

Check out our super deals on quality gear on sale early this year while you can still use it this summer!
Get out camping!

 Posted by at 12:52 pm
Jul 302014
camp kayak accessory wall

At Mountain Travelers we carry all kinds of accessories for Camping, Kayaking and Thule Auto Roof Racks.

For Camping we have: Packs, Tents, Sleeping Bags, Sleeping Pads, Backpacking Stoves, Cookwear, Compasses, Guide Books, Freeze Dried Food, Leatherman Tools and much more!

For Kayaking we have: Paddles, PFD’s, Dry Bags and phone cases, Paddle Gloves, Paddle Shoes, Bilge Pumps and Rod Holders.

For Thule Auto Racks we have: J-Cradles and Hullavators for Kayaks, and Rear Mount, Roof Mount, and Hitch Mount Bike Carriers.

 Posted by at 4:40 pm
Jul 302014
fishing kayaks

Get the guys out on the water!

We have a nice selection of 3 different Fishing Kayaks in stock.

All 3 are on sale for $100.00 off!


1. The Perception Prodigy 12 Angler

Length: 12′, Weight: 57 lbs, Capacity: 350 lbs

3 Rod Holders, and an Anchor, in Green Camo

Reg. Price:  $839-      Sale Price:   $739-


2. The Wilderness Systems Pungo 120 Angler

Length: 12′,  Weight: 49 lbs, Capacity: 325 lbs

Storage & Rigging Options, Multi-chined hull for speed, tracking and stability.

1 Rod Holder w/ 3 positions, Flag w/ Light,  Removeable Kayak Konsole for your tackle, in Grey Camo

Reg. Price: $1039-    Sale Price: $939-


3. The Wilderness Systems Tarpon 120 Angler   Sit on Top

Length: 12’3,  Weight: 66 lbs, Capacity: 350 lbs

For those who prefer fishing to paddling, good fishing platform, comfortable, stable.

The ultimate workhorse, offers both agility and speed but also the right amount of stability for fighting fish in rough waters.

1 Rod Holder w/ 4 sliding positions, Flag w/ Light, Self Bailing Tankwell, in Grey Camo

Reg. Price: 1089-    Sale Price: $989-



 Posted by at 3:21 pm
Jul 172014


We have a great selection of kayaks for everybody in the family!

For little women under 150 lbs:
who need a boat they can carry, load and unload by themselves:
1. The Perception Tribute 100 … Weighs 36 lbs, Reg. $669- on Sale for $569- SAVE $100-
OR 2. The Hurricane Santee 100 … Weighs 33.5 lbs, Reg. $849- on Sale for $769- SAVE $80-

For anybody under 160 lbs:
who just want an easy, stable, first boat that’s not too expensive:
1. The Perception Impulse 10 …weighs 44 lbs, Reg. $399- on Sale for $359- SAVE $40-

For anybody 150 lbs – 200lbs: who is looking for a better tracking, more speed, and a boat that ‘fits’, with a deeper, roomier cockpit. Maybe an upgrade from their first 10′ kayak.
1. The Perception Prodigy 12 … Reg. $719- on SALE for $619- SAVE $100-
OR 2. The Wilderness Systems Pungo 120 … Reg. $869- on SALE for $769- SAVE $100-

For the BIG GUY, 200 lbs + : who needs a bigger boat to feel comfortable in, a deeper cockpit, a roomier seat, stability, and room for size 12 or 13 feet!
1. The Perception Prodigy 12 … Reg. $719- on SALE for $$619
2. The Wilderness Systems Pungo 140 … Reg. $969- on SALE for $869- SAVE $100-

For the Fisherman: Kayaks for Men with fishing accessories like rod holders, and an anchor, and stability to cast and feel comfortable sitting still.
1. The Perception Prodigy 12 Angler … Reg. $839- on SALE for $739- SAVE $100-
2. The Widerness Systems Pungo 120 Angler … Reg. $1039- on SALE for $939- SAVE $100-

 Posted by at 4:19 pm
Jul 142014

We carry a large selection of Thule Bike racks to fit lots of different kinds of vehicles! Roof Mounts, Hitch Mounts, and Rear Mounts. Call us today or stop by for a quote on which rack will fit your bikes and car so you can travel safely and easily with your bikes mounted on your vehicle.

 Posted by at 3:48 pm