Our Story:

Over 50 years ago John and Sidney Maxwell founded a company called The Ski Hut, in Wilton Center, as a way to share their family's  passion for skiing with the community. In 1983 their son, Jack Maxwell changed our name to Outdoor Sports Center, and moved us to 80 Danbury Road in Wilton. The name and location change was part Jack's dream to share his enthusiasm and philosophy; to help grow and nurture respect for the outdoors by using it as our playground. Today, we are still 100% family owned, many of our staff have been with us for 15 years or more, and we are proud to have customers that can recall our "Ski Hut" heritage.

Our commitment remains to promote a friendly and knowledgeable community, to provide only the best gear and service, and to always promote awareness of outdoor resources through their use as a playground. 

Buying Your Kid a Bike

04/18/2014

Things to Consider

Buying your kid a new bike is an exciting experience for both you and your little one, we are here to guide you in any way we can. There certainly are lots of options to consider in the search for a new kid's bike, and there are some concerns to be aware of too. We have our opinions (read hands-on experience) of some of the lower priced box store bikes, and we realize that our bikes are not your cheapest option. We carry kids bikes from Cannondale and Specialized, they start at around $220 and can go up to about $500. The quality of these bikes is very high, they are built with parts that take longer to wear out and will be around for a while. That means that you can hand them down between kids, resell them, and most importantly you can rest assured that the parts aren't going to wear out while your child is riding the bike full speed down a hill.

This brings up a topic that is very important to all of us: Safety.

Our bikes are built by certified mechanics, infact we have the only two Barnett Bicycle Institute graduates in CT right now.

Our bikes are backed by 2 of the biggest brand names in cycling.

Our bikes all come with a FREE 30 day Tune-Up and Safety Check to be sure that you continue to be safe after you leave our store.

These things are very important to us. We want you and your family to enjoy cycling for years to come, and we want you to do so safely. Please come visit us and we can tell you more about what makes the perfect bike for your child.

New Models From Innova Disc Golf

04/08/2014

The weather is turning, and its time to start playing disc golf again. We've just received all the new discs from Innova for this year. No matter what disc or plastic you are looking for, chances are we have it. So come check out whats new, and get your hand on all the new shapes, styles, and colors of this years new discs. We look forward to trying them at Cranbury Park, we'll see you there!

Disc Golf

First 2015 Cannondale Jekyll 27.5 in the US

04/08/2014

Check this out! We've got the brand new 2015 Cannondale Jekyll 27.5 being built right now. Actually, we're the only ones, this is the first production one in the US. The new larger wheel size is just right for all-mountain shredders who want to climb fast, but want to descend even faster across the whole range of mountain terrain.

JekyllThe most successful Enduro platform in the world evolves into an all-new race weapon with the 2015 Jekyll. Working with Enduro World Champion Jerome Clementz, Cannondale made his winning bike even winning-er with all-new geometry, Lefty SuperMax front suspension, a new Fox DYAD rear shock tune with increased travel, and of course, 27.5" wheels. You don't have to be Jerome to appreciate its perfect-for -Enduro dual nature - you just have to want the most versatile all-mountain bike out there.

Dyad

DYAD's unique dual-shock technology lets you transform your bike on the fly from long travel to short travel and back again, depending on your mood and whatever the trail is throwing your way. Where other bikes are forced to use one middle-of-the-road travel and geometry for both climbing and descending, DYAD doesn't compromise. With its dual modes, Elevate and Flow, it delivers the right shock response and the right geometry at the right moment.

27.5

Put Winter Behind You With New Summer Running Gear

04/04/2014

We carry a large selection of the newest running and trail running footwear meant to take farther, faster, and more comfortably. When you are looking for shoes that will keep you running in comfort day in and day out, make sure to come see our running department to start trying on the options.

Running Overhead

We all love to run, and we know our customers love it too. We've been bringing in a wide variety of running gear, clothing, and footwear, to make sure we have the best selection for runners of every age, experience level, and need. This season we've brought in a new brand for us that is very exciting, Hoka One One.

Running Table 1

Hoka One One embraces and adds stimulating new dimensions to running. It's fun. It's fast. It's freedom. It's flying. Hoka One One shoes allow your feet to move freely and naturally. Engineered for maximum cushion, comfort, protection and energy return, while still offering lightweight, nimble performance and uninhibited movement. They provide runners of all types with an energizing, stable ride. Hoka One One understood from the beginning that natural foot motion was extremely important for uniformity of stride. Hoka One One incorporated minimum drop geometry along with a rolling rocker design to promote consistent rhythm in the runner's foot strike.

Running Woman

 When you're here make sure to check out Hoka One One and all the other great running brands we carry like Asics, Salomon, The North Face, Brooks, Ecco, Patagonia, 2xU, and CWX. We have everything you need to put the winter behind you and get running this summer. 

 

Running Shoes

 

Cool New Looks for the Summer Heat

04/04/2014

Spring is here, and summer is right around the corner. All the footwear you need to get out and enjoy the change in weather is here at Outdoor Sports Center. We are really excited to being carrying two new brands Sperry and Hari Mari, as well as welcome back an old favorite, Birkenstock.

Sperry TablePaul Sperry was born into a Connecticut family with a long sea-faring tradition. An avid sailor and inventor, who almost lost his life to a slippery deck, Paul Sperry spent years and dozens of experiments trying to perfect a non-slip boat shoe. One day, after watching his dog dart effortlessly across the ice, he carved grooves - like those on his dog's paws - into the bottom of a rubber sole. In that moment of inspiration, the world's first boat shoe was born beginning the legacy of Sperry Top-Sider.

Birk Table

Birkenstock has passion for their products, an appreciation of their heritage and a genuine belief in their benefits. To that end, their business is a reflection of what they choose to represent - quality products that are comfortable, unique, timeless and respectful of the world around us. In a word, trendscendent. They have been a classic for hundreds of years, and we are excited to carry them again.

 

Olukai

We also have a an awesome selection of summer footwear from Olu Kai, Chaco, Keen, Merrel, North Face, Cushe, Patagonia, Reef and more. So come see our footwear department for the best variety of fun new summer footwear. We have everything you need to get out side and enjoy the warmer weather.

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