Sports Basement is proud to support local businesses, we go there for all our playtime balls, bats, bases, and all the other fun summer stuff. Here is a note from them:
From your town to our shelves, we support the Bay Area’s local businesses
by Clair McDevitt, Interim online community manager
We like supporting local businesses, and we’re guessing that you do, too. But did you know that our line of locally-made products goes far beyond well-known brands like The North Face and Clif Bar? Here’s a peek at some of the other Bay Area-based products in our stores.
Beljum Butter: This Mill Valley company makes an all natural chamois cream that’s paraben, petroleum and fragrance free. Ride (or run or swim or hike, etc.) chafe- and chemical-free.
Cute Tank: Lucas Ringhofer and Sports Basement Bryant Street store manager Eden Slezin created these based-in-San Francisco tank tops after an exhaustive search failed to turn up any well-fitting and good looking men’s tanks. They’re available at our Walnut Creek and San Francisco stores.
Monkeylectric: These Berkeley- based bike lights make any bike a rolling work of art. They’re manufactured near our Sunnyvale Store and delivered via bike messenger!
Sheila Moon: Based in Emeryville, Shelia Moon bike apparel is mostly designed for women, though they do have a small line of unisex and men’s apparel. The unique patterns and bright colors are eye-catching off the bike and keep you visible on the bike.
Timbuk2 This Mission District-based manufacturer of messenger and commuter bags has been a staple in our stores for years. They’re indestructible.
Western Mountaineering: Founded more than 30 years ago by Northern California mountaineers to create quality sleeping bags, Western Mountaineering’s San Jose factory now makes 30 different sleeping bags, bag accessories, and down outerwear.
WTB: The Marin County founders of WTB were looking for a way to make durable, reliable mountain bike equipment for the early mountain biking community. WTB grew out of that need, and now makes MTB-specific saddles, tires, wheels and some components.