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

Do you love a good outdoor/travel podcast as much as we do? This is one we loved this week - the Out & Back podcast (episode 31 - https://share.transistor.fm/s/4bb4f981 ) featuring Emily Ford —— We were lucky enough to learn about Emily and follow along during her journey on the Ice Age Trail. But this podcast made us love her (and Diggins!) even more.
— “Despite its name, Wisconsins 1,200 mile Ice Age Trail mostly attracts thru-hikers during summer. But for professional gardener Emily Ford, a winter thru-hike aligned better with her schedule. So Emily and an Alaskan husky named Diggins post-holed through knee-deep snow and watched their breath turn to ice in their tent. Emily drank cream by the carton, and boiled snow for water. After 69 days on the trail, she became just the second person, and the first woman, to thru-hike the Ice Age Trail during the dead of winter. She also formed an unbreakable bond with her four-legged companion. Tune in to find out how (and why) Emily took on this midwestern beast during the dead of winter.”
Did you know Italy 🇮🇹 has mountains 🏔 this beautiful? One more memory of the fantastic trip to the Italian Dolomites - photo credit and fun credit to Ripple Adventures.
Part 2! We had an unusual snowstorm for that time of year and on September 8 woke up to this! The snow made it unsafe to descend on foot. If you look closely in one of the photos you can see the tiny houses in the valley way below the mountain. — One of the incredible women in our group worked with the owners of the refugio (mountain hut/inn) and arranged for us to helicopter out so we weren’t stuck on the mountain until the snow thawed. Who knew when that would be! We had a beautiful and successful helicopter ride out. I’ll post a video of that soon. Dolomites 2019.
2 years ago on this day I was with an incredible group of women (and one cool guy) hiking in the Dolomite mountains 🏔 in Italy. Missing this kind of travel so much. What happened that night and the next day was totally unexpected and changed the adventure quite a bit! Stay tuned for that part of the story. Thanks Ripple Adventures for an adventure of a lifetime. #hikingisthebest #womenrule