Sarasota’s Premier Travel & Adventure Outfitter

Come by and visit us today! We’re certain you’ll find something that you’ve never seen before…every visit to Environeers is an ADVENTURE!

Environeers is a locally owned, family business that helps you find the best clothing and gear for any adventure.

Going on a trip? We have friendly staff waiting to help you. Collectively, our team has decades of experience. We provide expert advice and outstanding one-on-one customer service. We help you navigate trip preparation and determine what you truly need…and don’t need…for your trip! Whether you’re going to a local park, traveling in Europe, hiking the Appalachian Trail, going to Africa for Safari, or even going as far as Antarctica, we’ve got what you need to have a GREAT trip!

Our Story

Environeers opened its doors in 1991 as a store for environmentally friendly products. The store was the brainchild of Ann and John Krotec. But John’s thirst for adventure and experience outdoors quickly transformed the store into Sarasota’s go-to place for travel clothing and adventure gear. Word got around and folks from near and far would often visit the shop just to get a feeling of what it was like to be on a trip. Ann and John built a great team of employees with a breadth of experience in the travel and outdoor worlds. It became the destination shop for adventures across the west central coast of Florida. After more than two decades running the store, the Krotecs were ready to move on to new projects. John can now be found running Green Zone Hero, a veteran and military friendly business community.

That is where the Tracht brothers come in. Stan Tracht and John Krotec were friends from middle school – meeting in middle school detention folks (true story!) In 2014, Stan heard that John and Ann were ready to move on from Environeers, so Stan and his brother Carter made an offer the Krotecs couldn’t refuse. Stan and Carter brought a wealth of business experience to Environeers and made sure the underlying mission of providing the best travel clothing and adventure gear remained at the forefront. The awesome employees were very happy with the new owners, and together they continue to grow the store and the products offered.

What's new at Environeers

Be sure to add this park and these trails to your trip list! New River Gorge National Park in WV - by Caleb Houghton 

The newest and 63rd National Park located in West Virginia is like the Grand Canyon of the East. So many vistas of the gorge. During my visit there in March, my favorite hikes were Great Wall, Long Point, and Sandstone Falls. This is a must see place when visiting West Virginia. 

Long Point Trail - Long Point Trail is the staple hike at New River Gorge National Park. The hike starts off on a long, wide board walk and takes you into the forest before it turns into dirt. The trail is easy to moderate but not wheel chair accessible. You come out on a rock with cliffs dropping into the gorge on both sides and the best view of the New River Gorge Bridge possible. The hike is 3 miles round trip. 

Endless Wall - This moderate 2.4 mile trail takes you right to the edge of the gorge. The trail offers many vistas of the gorge along the way. There are also multiple waterfalls viewable from across the gorge throughout the hike. 

Sandstone Falls- This waterfall is the second widest waterfall in the United States at 1,500 ft wide. The hike to this waterfall is 0.2 miles on a boardwalk and is wheel chair accessible. The waterfall itself isn’t that high though the New River is powerful enough to make this waterfall impressive. 

All 3 of these trails are must see when visiting New River Gorge National Park and Preserve in West Virginia.
Nemo Forte 20 degree Sleeping Bag in stock now. Spoon shape is a bit wider than a traditional mummy bag. Perfect for those who like a little bit of extra space or for side-sleepers.
Salomon X Ultra 3 Gore-Tex Mid - awesome hiking boots - in stock now.
Re-stocked! T- Shirts, winter hats, and waterproof stickers! Great for you early holiday shoppers.