Gear up for cold weather sports at Mel?s Trading Post
No matter what sport you are into, or what time of year that sport is enjoyed, Mels’ Trading Post is the place to go to find all the equipment and gear needed for a safe and fun experience. And with the winter season upon us, there is lots of cold weather fun to be had at Mel’s.
Skiing enthusiasts will find a varied and large selection of equipment at Mel’s right now. Snowboards are a favorite here as well as all types of skis from cross country to downhill. There are plenty of boot styles to choose from too, which come in children’s, women’s and men’s sizes in addition to specific clothing worn while having fun zipping down on hill or skiing through a quiet woods. Ski’s can also be brought in for waxing, edge sharpening and binding checks to keep them in top form.
Snowshoers will also find the selections at Mel’s impressive. There are many different styles available including newer more lightweight models as well as the old fashioned woven wood styles still cherished by many enthusiasts.
Ice fishing is always a favorite pastime in the Northwoods and there is plenty of equipment here for those enthusiasts. Lazer Mag gas augers are available as well as hand augers. Jig poles, ice scoops, spuds, and lures are all available as well as the popular Otter Sled. Portable ice shacks are also offered.
High quality warm winter boots for the entire family can be found at Mel’s, including well known brand names like LaCrosse and Red Wing. In fact, durable winter clothing is a trademark here and shoppers will find high quality wool overalls, mittens, hats, winter socks, jackets, coats and much more, including lots of camo items.
Mel’s also has a wide variety of rifles, pistols and shot guns for sale, in addition to ammunition. The staff is also very knowledgeable about the different weapons being sold and is more than happy to help customers find exactly what they are looking for.
Ice skates, including hockey and figure skates are at Mel’s. In fact, used skates are available for those who only occasionally enjoy this sport. Skate sharpening is offered here as well.
One of the great aspects of shopping at Mel’s, (besides keeping it local) is the friendly sales staff, always ready to help or answer questions. In fact, many are outdoor enthusiasts themselves and can answer questions or resolve problems to keep equipment in top form.
And for those who want to purchase previously owned equipment or have some to trade in, Mel’s is the place to go.
In addition, when the cold lets up and the snow and ice melt away, there is lots of warm weather gear available here as well. Quality bicycles, kayaks, clothing and much more will make getting out in the warm weather all that more enjoyable and healthy.
Mel’s is located at 10 S. Brown St. in downtown Rhinelander. It is open Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The phone number is 715-362-5800 and they have a Facebook page.