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Each year, Backpackers Magazine puts on the “Backpackers Get Out More Tour”, teaching outdoor enthusiasts important tips, lessons, and gear advice that could save their lives in the wilderness. This year the tour is coming to Appalachian Outfitters on May 30! You’ll want to be here for this must-attend event of the year.


Start off your weekend right with Pint Night at Appalachian Outfitters on Friday, May 10! The event will be sponsored by KEEN, a company best known for their outdoor shoes, and will feature drinks from Thirsty Dog Brewing Company. This event raises money for conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park, our closest national park here in Northeast Ohio.

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What’s better than a quality outdoor gear company? A partnership between a quality outdoor gear company and a good cause! Sierra Designs recently partnered with Grassroots Outdoor Alliance and created an exclusive line of sleeping bags and an exclusive tent (both available at Appalachian Outfitters). Sierra Designs, an outdoor company that has been making h…

April Hiking Series

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Who’s ready for warm weather? We are! And we’re starting spring and summer 2019 off with a brand new hiking series. Beginning in April and ending in mid-May, each of these hikes are unique, with different trails, times, and difficulties. But all of our hikes share a few key points: enjoying the outdoors with new and old friends as we watch spring come to Northeastern …

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Are you looking for new shoes for your spring hiking adventures? Never again suffer through foot pain on the trail with footwear from LOWA Boots! Established in Germany in 1923, LOWA is based in Upper Bavaria, where the mountains inspire the company’s every design. In 1993, LOWA joined the Italian Tecnica Group, and today the company …

Are you ready to party… for the parks? Save March 22, 2019 on your calendar for the Party for the Parks event hosted by the Friends of Metro Parks! The third annual Party for the Parks includes live music, food and drinks, and fun times with old and new friends. Each part of the event has nature-inspired surprises, including an indoor “campfire.”

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In 1946, change was stirring around the world. The first United Nations meeting was held in London, women in Japan were allowed to vote for the first time, and Paris runways saw the world’s first bikini. In Italy, the country hosted its first official Formula One Grand Prix. It became a republic—and Asolo, an Italian footwear company, began making boots in Nervesa …

There’s a saying that “good shoes take you good places.” For outdoorspeople, this is true! When you have good shoes for mountaineering, hiking, and exploring, you are able to travel to amazing places you would have otherwise missed. This is why Appalachian Outfitters is thrilled to have a new brand in stores: Garmont®.

Garmont shoes will be available at Appalach…

Does this winter weather have you dreaming about spring? We can’t wait for warmer weather either, especially because we’ll be getting in new items from Howler Brothers in the spring. But until then, we have plenty of fall and winter apparel for you to shop.

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Inspired by Nature

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When you’re looking for some wanderlust and a greater sense of exploration in life, why not turn to the brand that stands for those very ideas? We’re excited to now carry Sierra Designs at Appalachian Outfitters, a brand with high ethics, quality, sustainability, and vision behind their California-based line of outdoor gear and app…