Mindy J. :


First time visiting today. Great experience; very helpful and friendly people! We’ll definitely go back!


Kim G. :


Great service. Really appreciate all the help today from all the staff. Very knowledgeable!


Bill H. :


The best Outdoor Gear shop in Ohio! Great selection great, knowledgeable staff.


Ted T. :


Quality store all the way! NE Ohio is fortunate to have a resource like this in our own backyard!


Justin T. :


I make regular visits for backpacking gear and the service is always excellent. But when I visited today to piece together an emergency bailout kit for firefighting with a nearby department, I was very impressed to find an experienced firefighter working there who knew exactly what I needed, really a great place that takes a lot of pride in who they hire!! Thank you!


Lizzy B. :


I was in a few weeks ago in search of a new pair of hiking boots. Those working there are extremely knowledgeable and friendly, and I went home with the perfect pair of boots. I would recommend this to anyone, especially outdoor enthusiasts!


Berta C. :


quality products


Mark W. :


Super friendly and helpful staff for a total newbie like myself. Nice selection of various outdoor equipment


Jen M. :


When you want to buy outdoor stuff and you want to support a local business vs. shelling your money out to Dick’s Sporting Goods…this is the place to go.  All the top outdoor clothing and gear plus a helpful staff.  And it’s conveniently located next door to the rock gym and a stone’s throw from the Ledges in case you get cold or wet during a trail run.  Large selection and they always have a range of sizes to pick from which is great.


Mark M. :


A lot of folks looking for great outdoor gear patronize one of the many online powerhouses like REI, including me, but AO is a great local store. My wife and I always try to patronize the local shops first, and rely on the online outlets when we have too. This is a two story shop chocked full of high quality hiking, camping, kayaking, and outdoor gear. The staff will help you with any request, and do fittings for gear you need.


Patrick B. :


Appalachian Outfitters is an excellent outdoor gear store located near the entrance of the Cuyahoga Valley NP. It is located just off Akron-Cleveland Rd on Kendall Park Rd about a half mile from the park entrance. The store is two stories and carries almost any outdoor gear you might need. The lower lever includes outdoor shoes, rugged clothing, books on enjoying the outdoors, and many other misc. stuff you may need outside. On the upper level, there are kayaks, canoes, and tents. Attached to the store is Kendall Cliffs, a rock climbing center for which a separate review is available. Overall, if you need some outdoor gear for any fun outdoor activity, stop in at Appalachian Outfitters either at this location in Peninsula or in Canton.