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When there are bestsellers at Appalachian Outfitters, we make certain to spread the news to our loyal outdoor adventurers, especially during the holiday season. This year, Patagonia has proven to be popular, and for good reasons! Even the pickiest person on your list will be happy to receive a Better Sweater, a Re-Tool Snap-T Fleece for women, or a pair of Kuhl pan…

At Appalachian Outfitters, we believe in offering our customers outdoor gear that is so unique that it can be difficult to find anywhere else. A perfect example is Jack Wolfskin, an outdoor company that creates high quality gear, and we are the only store in Ohio that carries Jack Wolfskin products. We have an extensive line of Jack Wolfskin backpacks specificall


Be the first of your friends to try out the new Crescent Moon EVA Snowshoes!
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Since snowshoes were first invented in Central Asia, where nomads wore them for hunting trips and long journeys, this footwear has gone through many changes, the latest being the Crescent Moon EVA Snowshoes from Colorado.

Crescent Moon recently cre…


No matter the weather or terrain, Superfeet are made to make you feel good!
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Sitting may be the new smoking, but in our efforts to keep moving, how do your feet feel? Did you know that relying on feet that lack the proper support can cause health problems beyond sore soles? If your feet regularly ache after a fun weekend of hiking or a morning run, …

At Appalachian Outfitters, we support companies that produce products that uphold their values. For this reason, Deuter is one of our favorites.


The Deuter Backpack ACT Trail 30 has separate compartments to keep all your gear organized.
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Deuter is an outdoor company made by and for outdoors people. The company designs quality products, and …


Purchase Alpine Start at AO today!

For many of us, our first cup of coffee or tea is what gets us moving in the morning. When you’re camping overnight, the anticipation of fresh, delicious coffee or tea shouldn’t be ruined when you taste typical instant coffee. Instead, the next time you need camp coffee or tea, wake up to instant morning drinks that doesn’t ta…

About 60 years ago, Ake Nordin was a young man in Northern Sweden who decided that his backpack was not up to his standards. The backpack would sag and become uneven and uncomfortable.

Nordin’s solution was a handmade wooden frame that evenly distributed his backpack weight across his back and allowed him to carry heavier loads. Several years later, Ake’s inv…

Kayaks provide the perfect way to peacefully experience nature up-close. But when you’re buying a kayak, how do you know which one to choose? It’s important to think about a variety of factors, like what you want to get out of your kayaking experience.

First, think about where you’ll kayak most often. Consider how long you’ll be on the water, and what kind o…

As you prepare for your next outdoor adventure with a visit to Appalachian Outfitters, the inevitable question comes up: What’s the big deal about wool socks? What are the benefits of wool socks over cotton socks?

When you’re outdoors and need socks that can handle the demands of nature and sweat, you need more than cheap cotton. True athletic socks need to wit

It’s every adventurer’s fear: something – anything! – that stands between you and the wild. While tick populations and Lyme disease infections steadily rise year after year, it is no surprise that many people find ticks attached to their bodies. What do you do if a tick bites you? Are there any helpful next steps you can take?

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