Wausau’s Best Outdoor Gear, Clothing and Shopping Experience

What will you find at Shep’s? Premium outdoor brands, high-end styles, cheaper-than-the-mountains prices.

Mountain lifestyle, pioneering outdoor fashion and extensive SKI and Snowboard selection are at Shepherd & Schaller.

Earthy, outdoorsy, native, natural, artistic, organic, fresh, fun – all describe the mountain lifestyle aesthetic. Shop Patagonia, Pendleton, Helly Hansen, Indyeva, Dakota Grizzly, Kuhl, Kavu, Sherpa Adventure Gear, Fjallraven, Toad & Co, Carve Designs, Howler and many more you don’t expect outside the Rockies.

Shop us in Downtown Wausau, our home since 1949! We’re at 324 Scott Street, with more than 10,000 sq ft of shopping to explore. Are you a skier or snowboarder? As Wisconsin’s largest dealer of equipment for the slopes, with a premium Wintersteiger tune shop on site, we offer an elevated experience the moment you walk in the door. We’re known for our huge offering of trend-setting, high-performance outdoor gear, clothing, footwear and accessories, plus friendly, expert service.

Already comfy at home? Cozy up and shop us online at shepssports.com. It features our live store inventory, refreshed every 60 seconds.

What will you find at Shep’s? The latest snow sports gear andmust-have stylesat cheaper-than-the-mountains prices.

324 Scott Street, Wausau Outdoor Lifestyle Experts Since 1949!
  • Outerwear for adults and kids. We feature premium styles, insulations, recycled and organic fabrics. It matters!
  • Men’s and women’s sportswear and footwear. We feature premium styles, insulations, recycled and organic fabrics. It matters!
  • Winter accessories including performance and lifestyle gloves, hats, balaclavas, base layers, socks (by the thousands!)
  • Bags and travel gear; think Kavu Rope bags, Patagonia Black Hole and so many more
  • Mountain home decor including blankets, candles and unexpected trends
If you’ve read about it, heard about, dreamt about it, Shep’s ski department has it.
Brands that rule the mountains world-wide: Armada, Volkl, Atomic, Blizzard, Nordica, K2, Dynastar, Fischer, Head, Rossignol, Dalbello, Salomon, Technica, Marker, Look, Tyrolia, Jones, Nitro, Nidecker, POC, Smith, Pret, Oakley, Giro, … to name a few.

The little things are big at Shep’s. Are you really living the outdoor lifestyle if you don’t have a Stormy Kromer hat, Hestra or Swany gloves, Darn Tough socks? In addition to dozens of other lifestyle brands we stock to keep you comfortable outdoors, or indoors, we offer Made in the USA, organic and recycled options.

Cheers to the mountain lifestyle! We’re thrilled for the chance to help you with gear, clothing, accessories, shoes, and equipment service. Thank’s for checking in.

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Shep’s Is Wausau’s Newest Clothing & Shoe Store

IMG_5986Isn’t is wonderful when an old dog learns a new trick?  Everybody has fun, especially the old dog.  And with that, we’re thrilled to announce that 66-year-old Shepherd & Schaller is Wausau’s newest clothing store.

Of course we’ve always been the place Wausau turns for performance outerwear – the jackets, snow pants and accessories you need to brave snowy winters and wet, chilly summers.  Over the years you’ve also turned to us for specialty clothing for hunting and athletics as well as related necessities for working and playing hard in all kinds of weather.  Performance fabrics, premium insulations, thoughtful designs, trend-leading style and superior construction are key to the popularity of our brands.  Yoga and sportswear were introduced into our product mix in recent seasons and we’ve heard you loud and clear: “More!”IMG_5808

And as our community embraces the smart combination of performance-comfort-style-and conscience, outdoor specialty brands lead the way.  You want clothes that fit, wash after wash, that help you perform your best, take you from work to work-out, were manufactured thoughtfully, and deliver genuine value.  We work hard year-round to find the brands that fit the bill.

Join us as we celebrate “living in all seasons” with Men’s and Women’s Sportswear you’ll love to wear.  Please visit their sites for information on their mission.  For example, from the Prana website:  “A brand should give much more than it takes from the world”. This has forever been prAna’s simple answer to the complex challenge of sustainability. prAna’s reason to be and to continue on is based on an increasingly mindful use of natural resources, but also on our ability to motivate our community of customers and peer businesses.  Just as the word “prAna” means so much more than “breath”, the idea of IMG_5810“sustainability”, for us, reaches far beyond organic fabrics, natural fibers and recycling. Our seva is not solely within our products. Perhaps more importantly, it lives within prAna’s tireless attempts to inspire, integrate and socialize a more caring and proactive approach to the world around us.”

Experience and character matter to you too, and so we support brands that have grown with us, made an impression, and instill pride in the wearer.  They are the classics you love, and your parents loved too.  We’re also stocking the fresh fashions you thought were available only out of town.  Come see what’s new.  Spring styles are arriving daily.

  • Kuhl
  • Toad & Co (formerly Horny Toad)IMG_5975
  • Prana
  • Soybu
  • Kavu
  • Krimson Klover
  • Pendleton
  • Patagonia & The North Face
  • Roxy & Quiksilver
  • Ahnu
  • Keen
  • Sorel
  • Minnetonka
  • Solomon
  • and more!

Snowshoeing: The perfect winter activity!

With all the winter activities one can participate in, snowshoeing might just be one of the best.  Why?  Simple: it’s relatively inexpensive to purchase the gear, practically anyone of any age can do it, and you can finds dozens of places to hike in your area for free.

Photo Credit: www.snowlink.com
                                                                                                                 Photo Credit: www.snowlink.com

We all know the benefits of leading an active lifestyle, yet finding ways to stay active in the winter proves to be difficult year after year.  While walking during the warm summer months is one of the most popular forms of exercise, many call it quits once the snow starts to fall due to snow covered paths, icy sidewalks, and cold feet.  Thankfully, with a good boots and a pair of snowshoes, winter walking and hiking is made easy and people can reap the benefits of daily walking year round.

Interested?  Great!  Let’s talk gear.  Most people who live in cold weather climates already own a pair of winter boots, and for the most part, those work just fine for snowshoeing.  We always say if you can walk comfortably in your current boots, they’ll work perfectly for use with snowshoes.  So grab your trusty Sorels and read on!

Clothing is another important part of snowshoe gear and like boots, most people only need to purchase a few key items to add to their existing outdoor clothing collection to complete their outfits for the cold and snow .  It’s important to start with a good base layer, made with a non-cotton material able to wick moisture away from the skin.  Brands like Smartwool, Patagonia, and Terramar are constructed with wools and synthetic materials that are very efficient at keeping you warm and dry.  From there, a mid layer should be worn to provide insulation and warmth.  Fleece, power stretch, wool, or any other heavier weight fabrics work great for insulation while continuing to move moisture from the base layer away from the skin.  Lastly, a good outer layer rounds out the perfect winter activity outfit.  Most are windproof and waterproof, yet breathable, and should allow for good mobility.  Jackets, vests, shells, and snow pants provide a great barrier to keep you warm and dry.  Top it off with some warm gloves and a hat and your all set to go!

Last but definitely not least, you’ll need a pair of snowshoes.  Here at Shep’s we carry three brands of shoes for a great selection at all price points.  From our great performing, great value Yukon Charlies to the locally made Redfeather line of snowshoes, we have a snowshoe to fit any budget or activity.  All our shoes are durable, lightweight, and very easy to use, requiring little to no learning curve for new users.  The old saying remains true: ‘If you can walk, you can snowshoe!’

If you have any questions about getting started snowshoeing, or if you are a current snowshoer looking to take things to the next level, our friendly and knowledgable staff are always eager to help in any way possible!  Call or stop in today!

Snowshoe Tracks

Holiday Shopping at Shep’s

Calling all Santa & Mrs. Clause stand-ins! Shep’s has great deals for your holiday shopping!

As always at Shep’s, you’ll save big money on all ski & snowboard equipment with our sale  and “package” pricing. But besides that, enjoy our current promotion & save on all clothing, footwear, accessories, helmets, goggles, and more!

Here’s how it works:

After filling your gift bag & throwing it over your shoulder (Ho Ho Ho), you’ll spin our Discount Wheel at the register and earn a discount of 10, 15, or 20% off all applicable items.

Besides this offer, you can take advantage of the Daily Deal; one favorite gift/stocking stuffer idea at an end-of-the-season discount. What’s better?!

Take advantage of the discounts through December 24th!

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