Everest Gear on Lane Avenue
Everest Gear's first location in Granville was a go-to store for climbing supplies and backcountry gear. The chain now has two locations in Columbus, including one in the Shoppes on Lane in Upper Arlington. This store sells some trusted outdoor gear, but it specializes in lifestyle products for a slightly less adventurous audience.
Everest Gear 1649 W. Lane Ave., Upper Arlington 614-486-0538 Homepage
Now, to be fair, you can get hiking shoes by Merrell, a few backpacks by Mountainsmith and a collection of quality camping accessories. Most of the space, though, is dedicated to clothes and accoutrements you probably wouldn't take on a strenuous overnight trip.
If you're looking for a gift for a friend who loves to spend some easy time outside, this is your place.