Our Story:

We are an independent outdoor outfitter based out of Cincinnati, Ohio and, chances are, there's something in our store that you would really enjoy.

Beyond the brands and expansive inventory we carry as a retailer, we at The Benchmark are committed to sharing our own experiences with customers in any way possible. Our staff don't just sell what we carry, but use it in outdoor activities on our own time. In addition to offering logistical product specifications, we are eager to share our own gear opinions and stories with you in order to find a tailor fit solution to your outdoor needs.

Our store has been in the outfitting business since 1974. As the outdoor industry advanced in scale in technology over the last few decades, The Benchmark has remained on the cutting edge of new outdoor gear and apparel. We've remained there by creating a focused and pressure-free sales environment where the focus really is based on a desire to help you get out and enjoy the outdoors as much as we do.

Even if you just want to chat about prime backpacking or paddling locations locally, we hope to see you soon.