One of the main reasons for the shortage, which is also reflected online, is what a spokesman for a retail store called “historic increases in purchases by new outdoor enthusiasts who last year engaged in various outdoor activities during the Covid-19 pandemic, and are returning to enjoy those activities again. this year. Last year, pandemic-related stock shortages made it difficult to get hold of the outdoor equipment you might have been looking for to properly celebrate the season. If you're still having trouble finding what you need, Christine suggests renting your equipment from an outdoor retailer like REI or a local store in your area.
The pandemic disrupted supply chains around the world, while social distancing created a wave of demand for outdoor equipment. But for now, at least, inventories are generally better at bike shops and outdoor stores than they were a year ago. Pecaric has unique perspectives on the myriad challenges faced by outdoor gear stores, bicycle stores, paddle sports retailers and their suppliers.