We’re 2017’s Best Outdoor Shop

best of the blue ridge blue ridge outdoors best outdoor shop asheville north carolinaAfter more than 85,000 votes, Diamond Brand Outdoors has been named Best Outdoor Shop in Blue Ridge Outdoors‘ annual roundup of readers’ favorite places, people, events, businesses, and organizations. We’re excited to be recognized by the definitive magazine covering outdoor sports, health, and adventure travel in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic.

While it’s always great when our team gets recognized, the Best of the Blue Ridge is special because it’s recognition that comes from the public. We know you have a choice and we’re honored you continue to choose Diamond Brand Outdoors, WNC’s first and original outdoor lifestyle outfitter.

Independent and locally owned since 1964, our team specializes in high-quality clothing and gear for travel, hiking, backpacking, camping, kayaking, and everyday life. We pride ourselves in hiring knowledgeable enthusiasts, who love the outdoor lifestyle and head outdoors whenever we get the chance including AT thru-hikers, class V+ kayakers, and world travelers. Whether you’re getting fit for a new pack and hiking boots for a bucket list adventure or just need a comfortable outfit for exploring downtown Asheville, you’re in good hands.

We hope to see all of you in 2017 at one of our clinics, demos, events, or just around the store!

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Diamond Brand Outdoors Short Film Wins Best of Show Award

Western North Carolina attracts some great people. We’re happy to call many of them our friends. Our very creative friends at SapidMedia recently brought home a Gold Award and the “Best of Show” Award at the American Advertising Federation Asheville Awards Gala. The online advertising campaign for Diamond Brands Outdoors was called an “outstanding example of branded content” by awards judge Mike Weber.

The American Advertising Awards, formerly the ADDYs, are a three tier competition. The commercial will next compete at the regional level. If it wins, it will represent AAF District Three at the national level.