NileGuide Expert Says:
Best place in Santiago to stock up on forgotten sports and outdoors items.
Avda Las Condes, Chile
5622 429 3030
NileGuide Expert tip:
Come early to avlid having to wait for hte wave, or come at lunch time and sit along the artificial lagoon while you nibble.
Mall Sport is a large mall dedicatd to nothing but sports. There is sports equipment, gym equipment, camping equipment, skateboards, helmets of every type, and clothign for doing most sports you could dream of. It's located in the upper reaches of Las Condes, almost in the pre-mountain area, and has an artificial lagoon in which there are boats floating, a surfable artificial wave, a skate park, a climbing wall and a route that kids can traverse around the interior of the atrium. There's also an area where kids (and anyone up to 2 meters) can float around in a giant hamster ball in a separate part of the lagoon.
There are also cafés and restaurants so you can fortify yourself before doing more shopping. Though many of the stores at Mall Sport are also present in other place in the city, this is the largest concentration of sports-related stores in teh country, and possibly the continent. Bring your wallet, because nothing'¡s cheap, but it's got to be seen to be believed. It's also home to Balthus, one of the most upscale gyms in the city.