Piragis Northwoods Company and the Boundary Waters Catalog have offered canoes, canoe camping gear and men's and women's clothing to campers and travelers since 1979. We specialize in lightweight, field tested gear that makes life better on the trail. Our Women's clothing selection is unparalleled and brings the fashionable and functional to the forefront. Women from all over Minnesota share with us their surprise and delight in discovering our store. In Ely, on Central Avenue we also have an excellent gift shop, an independent bookstore and an excellent selection of survival tools for home and cabin. Our waxed canvas packs, accessories, and car-camping gear cross over to supply fashionable choices and recreational camping choices to folks who enjoy their fire pit at home or state park travel. Our Granite Gear, Helinox Chairs, Big Agnes and Nemo sleeping systems and traditional portage packs and our lightweight camping stoves make the difference on long portages. Canoes, Kayaks and SUPs are available for purchase and rent and we have a full-service canoe trip outfitting business as well as an outlet store. We are Your Friends in the Great Northwoods.