Are you crazy about the outdoors but still coming up short with gift suggestions for Santa this year? Or maybe you’re looking for something for a sister, brother, friend, aunt, or coworker who loves adventures? In either case, the Outdoor Gear Builders of Western North Carolina are here to rescue you with outdoor gear and accessories for any budget, and for any interest! Happy holidays, y’all!
Astral – The Aquanaut Shoe
The trails around Asheville are just as steep and technical as the rivers. So Astral designed a multi-sport shoe that can dig in the dirt as well as it plays in the water. If you need a high performance trail and river shoe the Aquanaut delivers.
GoWorx – GoKnuckles
Hit the streets, surf, and snow with GoKnuckles – the most awesome way to mount and capture with your GoPro® HERO camera. The simple yet revolutionary patented design is incredibly functional, ultra-portable, and gives users a “handsfree” grip on their camera unlike any other mount on the market!
Liquidlogic Kayaks – Versa Board
The Versa functions superbly as a stand up paddleboard and as a sit on top kayak. With a spring loaded skeg system for tracking and a double tunnel hull design for incredible stability, the Versa provides a stellar day of paddling for all skill levels on rivers, lakes or oceans.
Sport Hansa – Helle Eggen Knife
The Helle Eggen knife is hand made in Norway and is a classic general purpose outdoor knife. The Eggen has a drop point blade of triple laminated stainless steel. The substantial curly birch handle is shaped with a finger guard. Leather sheath included.
Made from 100% recycled materials, the Recover Hoody might just be the most comfortable hoody you’ve ever worn. This 50/50 cotton/poly blend is super soft and will keep you nice and cozy this holiday season. Did we mention it looks awesome too? Available in pullover and zip with a variety of colors and prints.
Simpleshot – The Scout Slingshot
The #1 rated adult slingshot in the world, made right here in NC. The Scout slingshot offers the adult child an adaptable and capable shooting platform. Whether recycling empty cans with friends or an impromptu campsite marksmanship challenge, the Scout slingshot satisfies.
Landmark Learning – Wilderness First Responder Course
The Wilderness First Responder (WFR) course is designed to provide you with the knowledge and tools to respond to emergencies in the wilderness. Participants will learn everything from treating burns and minor wounds to splinting broken bones to best practices for evacuation. Just like the actual wilderness you never know what might happen, so it is important to always be prepared.
TerraForma Outdoor Solutions – Terra Chair
TerraForma Outdoor Solutions manufactures the unique TerraChair, the self leveling outdoor chair that allows you to sit comfortably on hillsides, sidelines, a golf course or the rivers edge. Our durable, simple to use design makes any outing comfortable and fun plus it comes with a 10 year warranty! Explore more, enjoy more with TerraForma Outdoor Solutions’ self leveling TerraChair.
Cane Creek Cycling Components – DBinline – Rear Shock
Upgrade your suspension and change your ride. The function loaded into the DBINLINE far outstrips other shocks and dominates everything from all-day trail rides to aggressive enduro-style descents. Hand built in Fletcher, N.C., no other shock in this class packs so much into so little, expanding the capabilities of bikes and riders.
DeFeet – Levitator Trail Gravel
We like this sock so much we named it after one of our favorite places to ride in North Carolina, “Maple Sally”. It’s based on a cutting edge Enduro sock, but we take it on any ride that might challenge us to the core. Its foundation begins with Earth-friendly COOLMAX® Ecomade fibers that move moisture to keep feet dry and comfortable on all day gravel rides. Wear them and enjoy the flow more than ever.
LightHeart Gear – Solo Tent
Spacious, ultralight backpacking tent, designed by a backpacker, for a backpacker. Its unusual design provides for great headroom, allowing even tall individuals to sit up without hitting their head and plenty of length for sleeping comfortably. The lateral ridge pole connecting the inverted trekking poles allows the entire headroom height to be usable space and makes the tent very stable under wind loads. Made in the USA.
SylvanSport – GO Trailer
The SylvanSport GO is the most versatile, easy to own pop up camper on the market. National Geographic Adventure called it the “Coolest. Camper. Ever.” At less than 850 pounds, the GO tows behind virtually any vehicle, including hybrids. It’s the perfect ultra-lightweight camper for small car owners blended with rugged versatility for the serious outdoor traveler.
Watershed Drybags – Chattooga Duffel
The Chattooga is one of our most versatile duffels. It can be used as a large first aid kit for a group paddling expedition, a small ditch bag for blue-water sailing or a blind bag for waterfowl hunting! You name it! People come up with new uses for Watershed bags every day, and the Chattooga offers a wide range of possibilities.
Southern Raft Supply – Surf Asheville Tshirt
Show your support for Asheville’s local paddling shop with this stylish tee. Made with High Quality “Next Level” shirts. Surf Asheville!
Blue Ridge Chair Works – Blue Ridge Chair
This clever, simple, portable chair is made from two interlocking pieces of solid ash, which fit together to create extraordinary ergonomic comfort for camp, beach, or outdoor concert. Every piece of our furniture is crafted with pride in Western North Carolina, embracing the heritage of southern Appalachian craftsmanship.
Eagles Nest Outfitters – Sub7 Hammock
Tired of slinging all that gear around? Pick up the Sub7. The lightest hammock on the market, the Sub7 carries the true spirit of backcountry camping in an impressive 6.5oz body. Lightweight ripstop nylon, stronger-than-steelDyneema® line, and an attached stuff sack, offers all the comfort of a traditional hammock, while fitting into even the smallest of packs.
Misty Mountain – Cadillac QA Climbing Harness
Misty Mountain’s flagship heritage harness; from the big walls in Baffin to sea cliffs in Corsica. The Cadillac has seen it all. Most comfortable harness ever? You be the judge. Built wide for extra comfort. Available in Women’s and Men’s models.