We’ve been playing and working outside in Central Wisconsin since 1949. We’re not only experts on the gear we sell and service, but where to use it , how to care for and store it, and how to dress for success.
Shop us in Downtown Wausau and online at shepssports.com
Buy or hold items to pick-up. Our web store features live salesfloor inventory for out most popular items. But know our full range of in-stock products is available only in store.
So how do we make it better outside? By preparing you for fun in all kinds of weather.
Our favorite warm weather outings take place on the lakes, rivers, trails, parks, beaches and festivals where we use premium gear from top brands. Summers are beautiful in the Northwoods. There’s no excuse to stay indoors. Let’s get you set up with:
- Kayaks, Paddles Boards, Life Vests and Waterproof Storage
- Wake Surf, Water Ski, Wake Board, Knee Boars, Tow Tubes
- Tow Ropes, Snorkels, Life Jackets, Sun Screen and Swim Gear
- Sleeping Bags, Tents, Frame Packs, Day Packs & Travel Gear
- Bikes, Helmets, cycling clothing and accessories
- Outerwear, Rain Gear, Sportswear, Activewear and Footwear
Get 20% off necessary accessories when you by bikes or water sports gear. Always. Ask us for details!
Let’s go cycling! Fat tire, mountain, commuter. What’s your style? We recommend and repair bikes for all riders. While the “pros” seek us out to fine tune their adventure, helping beginners is our specialty. Come ask your dummest question. We promise, no one is born knowing how to make biking a favorite activity in all kinds of weather. And whether you plan to ride a few blocks or a hundreds of miles we know the secrets and want to share. Let’s talk and test. Pre-shop our bikes here. Every new bike purchase includes a FREE 30-day check-up and FREE one-year tune-up!
What about cold weather? That’s when Shepherd & Schaller really shines!
There’s simply no excuse to stay indoors during a Northwoods winter when you could prepare with our experts to go:
Is it your first time? Shep’s rents, sells used ski and snowboard gear and of course offers the largest selection in Wisconsin of the latest new model downhill skis, boots, poles, bindings, helmets and goggles. Plus, with all the clothing and accessories we offer and the high energy folks shopping alongside, you’ll feel like you’re in the mountains. A first-time skier will love Granite Peak Ski Area and Nine Mile Forest, both less than 10 miles from our door!
Still not convinced? Anyone can snow shoe, Cross Country skiing is a really inexpensive way to get great exercise and enjoy the quiet snowy trails and snowboarding is as fun as you think it is. Honestly. Visit us to rent Ice Skates for Wausau’s 400 Block rink and let’s chat about snow camping or a visit to Michigans ice caves. Dressing for snow sports isn’t as complicated as you might think, and doing it right makes a big difference in your comfort for a full day on the slopes and trails. Get our dressing for success tips here.
What about clothes, shoes and home goods from awesome outdoor brands who lead the way?
Dress for success outdoors. Or for work, school or even the tavern. The outdoor lifestyle is easy to live in. You’ll find comfort and performance in the clothes, shoes and home goods we offer. Not lookalikes. Here are a few of the trend-setting brands we offer:
- Patagonia, Fjallraven, Outdoor Research, The North Face
- O’neill, Roxy, Quiksilver, Picture, Descent
- Toad & Co, KAVU, Kuhl, Mountain Khakis, Sherpa
- Pendleton, Woolwich, Kari Traa
- Hestra, Swany, Dakine, Gardini
- Smartwool, Darn Tough, Bridgedale
- Chacos, Teva, Salomon
- Sorel, Emu, Minnetonka
- Stormy Kormer, Pistil, Buff, Blackstrap