About us

Opened in Galway, Ireland in mid 2014 by Derek and Maureen Walsh as an independent family owned business, Outback Jacks is a locally Irish family owned outdoors shop for people who love Outdoor Gear and Active Wear.

Outback Jacks is located on the outskirts of Galway with a free car park with easy access from the end of the M6 motorway from Dublin or M18 from Shannon or Limerick. The car park is large enough to turn your campervan or trailer tent so dont worry about getting boxed in.

Visiting Galway or maybe travelling along the Wild Atlantic Way or camping in Connemara a friendly chat is always guaranteed in Outback Jacks.

The shop is newly fitted out with large windows making it white and bright with 2,500 sq/ft of space to explore. In the spaces in between you will find something to suit every taste from mens, womens, kids outdoor clothing, footwear and accessories.


Come see the new Vango Tent Display Showroom located in Outback Jacks and get set for Camping Season.

Our fave brands

Helly Hansen // Jack Wolfskin // Dare 2b - Welcome to our Mountain // Regatta // Craghoppers // Sprayway // Hi-Tec // Caribee Australia // Vango // Coleman // Stanley // Trangia // Campingaz // Yellowstone // Snugpak // Sealskinz // Extremities // Storm // Jetboil // Punc // Wayfayrer // Silva // Adventure Medical Kits // Coghlans // Lifesystems // SOL // LuminAid // Lifestraw // Leatherman // Victorinox // Saucony // Mizuno // 1000 Mile // Buff // Fitness Mad // UFE // Torq // Runderwear // Atak Sports // Target Dry // Sea to Summit // AfterShokz // Tasco // Bushnell // LED LENSER // EnerPlex // Powertraveller // Goal Zero // Eken // Bliz Eyewear  // Billabong // Typhoon // Barnett Archery // Petron // Shimano

What will you find at Outback Jacks? Let me tell you

Are you a traveller who treks the trails of the Camino, Via Francigena in Italy or the Westport Greenway in Mayo, Ireland and need to enjoy the journey in comfort? Then look no further than our broad range of hiking/trail walking trousers, jackets, socks, footwear, baselayers from Craghoppers, Jack Wolfskin, Hi-Tec & Sprayway.

Running enthusiasts with an adventurous streak who like to push their fitness to the peak, we have racing supplies suitable for Tough Mudders, Adventure trail runners and triathlon competitors.

Prepare to repair your strained or injured muscles at our unique instore Physical Injury Massage Clinic located INSIDE Outback Jacks Store.

Ship to Shore sailors who like the wind in their hair and the salt on their skin, Sailing clothing from Helly Hansen with Hellytech waterproof breathable materials will keep you warm and dry every knot of the journey.

For those who explore the world under and over water, in surfing, diving, kayaking, paddleboarding, coasteering or whatever gets the adrenaline pumping, Typhoon wetsuits has you covered.

For the Scouts adventurer by the campfire in the woods, we provide camping supplies from Coleman, Campingaz, Trangia, Silva and small to large tents from Vango to suit all sizes.

Does your mobile device run out of power when you need to capture that photo of a stunning dusk sunset? Stay powered up with Powertraveller, GoalZero, Globetrotter portable and solar powered chargers.

Outback Jacks Physical Injury Massage Clinic is located within the shop. The treatment room is spacious, bright and with a modern finish offering clients a secure and relaxing environment for treatments. Treatments available include Soft Tissue Release, Remedial Massage, Dry Needling and Injury rehabilitation. The qualified therapist is an enthused Triathlete, cyclist and qualified personal trainer.

About the Staff

Derek Walsh is a local lad, with a passion for angling of all types from salt to freshwater. His claim to fame is: He fished for Ireland in the World Fly Fishing Championships in Snowy Mountain, Australia.

Peter Forde is the resident psycho Physical Injury massage therapist and the clinic is located inside Outback Jacks shop. His claim to fame is: Winner of the amateur around Ireland An Post Rás Cycling race.

"Over the mountains, Into the Sea, Down by the river that's where Outback Jack will be."

Opening Hours

Open 7 days a week:
Monday - Saturday 9.30am - 6.00pm
Sunday - 12pm - 5pm

Drop in if you are passing by, go raibh maith agat a cairde!

Outback Jacks is supported by

European Regional Development Fund logo Ireland's European Structural and Investment Funds Programmes logo Local Enterprise Office Galway logo


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