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Jack Wolfskin, a German-based outdoor gear company and a continued favorite at Appalachian Outfitters, is making new strides in sustainable practices! Jack Wolfskin set a goal to be 100% PFC free by 2020, but they’re ahead of schedule—they’ll be 100% PFC free a year early, in spring 2019.

The company continually strives to make their outdoor gear more and …

Merino sheep wear nature’s best outdoor gear—their own wool! While the sheep graze through a huge range of weather, their wool warms them in the brisk winter, cools them in the hot summer, resists water absorption, and keeps them clean. For centuries, sheep have benefited from their wool’s:

  • Breathability, for comfortable air flow
  • Moisture management, f

The days are getting cooler, and the nights are getting longer, so you know what that means it’s tailgating season again! As we head out to our Sunday night football games, we pack up the truck and hang out in the parking lot for hours and hours before kickoff. With the sun coming down, the savory smell of charcoal, and beer on our lips; who isn’t excited for footbal…

With the days of cool weather, cute sweaters, layering, and hundreds of reds, yellows, and oranges; we cannot wait to get outside and explore. The adventures that are even more persuasive are when food is involved. A picnic is a perfect way to get yourself, friends, partners, and family outdoors! Fall is the season to pack the basket full of delicious yummies and fi…

How can we enjoy the natural world without using gear that harms the very outdoors we enjoy so much? One way is using sustainable gear from companies that are environmentally responsible—companies like Edelrid.

Edelrid GmbH & Co. KG (Edelrid) is a company based in Allgau, Germany, that creates, manufactures, and markets gear for climbing, technical ind…

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National Public Lands Day is our nation’s largest single-day volunteer effort. Created in 1994, it is held annually on the 4th Saturday of September. Coordinated by the National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF), hundreds of thousands of individual and organizational volunteers come together to help restore our country’s public …

September 29, 2018 begins a Deuter Takeover of Appalachian Outfitters! We’re thrilled to introduce this upcoming event, which will continue through November 4 and will feature the new, smaller lightweight day packs from Deuter. This product line specifically includes Futura, Futura Pro, and Speed Lite series models from the German company.

What exactly i…

More and more people are choosing to intentionally purchase items from companies that hold sustainability as a core belief. But how do consumers discern between companies that are truly sustainable and companies that are faking it? The bluesign® system guarantees that you’re purchasing quality items made with sustainable practices.

What Is Bluesign?

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Cotopaxi is a Certified B Corporation that focuses on outdoor gear and events while donating 2% of its revenue to poverty relief. The company recently joined the product lineup at Appalachian Outfitters and we are so excited to introduce you to the brand.

It All Began In Ecuador

Cotopaxi (kōtōpä´ksē) is named after an active stratovolcano located in the And…

Fall is arguably the best season for hiking, particularly in Ohio. There is a bright crispness to the air, the forests are awakened with changing leaves, and the animals are busy preparing for their winter hardships. Fall is an outdoor lover’s paradise. There is an abundance of wildlife to observe, a rainbow of colors at every turn, comforting smells of dried le…

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