303 S. Neil St Champaign, IL 61820  •  (217) 356-4703
303 S. Neil St Champaign, IL 61820   (217) 356-4703

About Us

Champaign Surplus is a unique, independent, specialty outdoor retailer located in Champaign, Illinois. We pride ourselves on being a third generation, family-owned business, known since 1947 for our outstanding customer service and industry expertise. For over 65 years, we’ve offered our customers the highest quality products from leading brands such as The North Face, Patagonia, Columbia, Merrell, Smartwool, Osprey and Arc'Teryx, as well as the best in military surplus.

New Chapter Coming Soon

We have LOTS of plans! The first is that we are changing our name to Champaign Outdoors to more accurately reflect our current product selection and our passion for helping people get outside.

We love our heritage as a surplus store and are nostalgic about leaving it behind. But, we are simply not able to find enough quality surplus product to sustain that part of the business.

Champaign Outdoors will open at The Carriage Center on South Neil Street. The new store will carry forward the best of Champaign Surplus, featuring camping, travel, apparel, footwear and accessory merchandise from the top outdoor brands. The store’s focus will be on innovative products, new technologies, and personalized service for local outdoor lifestyle enthusiasts.

Surprise! We're actually opening TWO new stores.

Next door will be Rugged Outdoors, the first brick-and-mortar store supporting our nationally prominent ecommerce businesses. The Rugged Outdoors store will feature an ever-changing variety of deals on top outdoor brands and an assortment of basic outdoor products.

Our corporate headquarters & internet operations are also getting a new home.

In addition to the two new physical stores, our corporate headquarters and internet operations will be moving into a new, state-of-the-art facility at the Titan Warehouses, 101 E. Mercury Drive, Champaign. The location will be configured to handle a high volume of internet business and product inflow, as well as new finance, customer service and internet-related jobs.

We expect to move into all three new facilities near the end of May.