Our Story


Outdoorplay was founded by John 'Tree' Trujillo in 1995. The business started as a one man kayak school based out of his garage, and was focused on delivering world class customer service, instruction and expertise. Outdoorplay quickly grew a loyal customer base in the Northwest and developed into a thriving outdoor retail operation located in Hood River, Oregon. When we went online in 1998, Outdoorplay became a national presence, and the rest is history!

Today the company is still run by the original founder, supported by a core team of enthusiastic employees, and we're now one of the largest specialty outdoor gear retailers in the country.

We hope that you'll trust your business to Outdoorplay. Our system is proven and we have the best track record in the industry! You can be confident that you are getting the best deal around because we stand behind every sale with our price match guarantee.

Hood River, Oregon. Home of Outdoorplay.
Hood River, Oregon. Home of Outdoorplay.