Win $100 When You Shop

Summer’s here and the time is right for you to check out women’s new arrivals! Over the past several seasons, top players in the outdoor apparel market have spent time into specifically designing clothing, gear, packs, PFDs, and hiking boots to better fit women’s bodies. Gone are the days of just shrinking the size of something and pretending it addresses the needs of females in the outdoors.

We’re very excited about the apparel collection we’ve curated for the summer, so we’re offering am incentive to try it out. For every women’s clothing or clothing accessory item you purchase by July 5, you’ll be entered to win a gift card. We’ll give away three: $100, $50, and $25. This includes hundreds of items from Prana, Marmot, Patagonia, and more.

You can start by heading to our store in South Asheville’s Parkway Center (1378 Hendersonville Road, across from Carolina Day School) or browsing online. You can even hold items online and pick them up at the store. Our expert team is ready to show off our new arrivals and get you outdoors because Adventure Is Local!


Soar Above the Green River Gorge

We hear people like free stuff so we’re giving away more of it this year! Make sure you’re signed up for our super duper fly emails to make sure you don’t miss any contests. This month, we’ve got an awesome package from two western North Carolina Originals: The Gorge and WNCW.

Touted as “America’s steepest, fastest” zipline canopy tour, The Gorge offers 11 lines spanning over one mile that descend 1,100 vertical feet for a wild ride. It’s a great view of North Carolina’s Green River Gorge, high above the treetops. Like Diamond Brand Outdoors, The Gorge was voted Best of the Blue Ridge by readers of Blue Ridge Outdoors.

You’ll also receive of a pair of WNCW Gear Packages: an insulated string bag, handmade mug, and earbuds!

On Oct. 13, 1989, radio station WNCW, whose call letters stand for Western North Carolina Window, first signed on the air as a a public radio station “for everyone.” Since that time, the station has become synonymous with the region it covers, programming a variety of music — folk, blues, jazz, reggae, Celtic, world, rock, bluegrass, indie — and local and National Public Radio affiliated news. It provides distinctive programming that transcends cultural, educational, or socioeconomic differences.



Win a Pair of La Sportiva Shoes

2017 is the year of giveaways! We’re giving away awesome prizes every month and May’s giveaway is no exception.

La Sportiva was founded in 1928 by Narciso Delladio in Italy. He started his business by manufacturing boots and clogs for farmers and lumberjacks. In World War II, he helped to provide Italy’s soldiers with custom mountaineering boots. In the 1950s, he began to make ski boots and first introduced the brand name of La Sportiva.

Everyday, the mountains surround the people who handcraft La Sportiva’s innovative products. Being mountain based and family run allows them to draw on eight decades of experience handed down through the generations. With this heritage, they can focus on the future and meld new technologies, ideas and innovation with a rich knowledge of manufacturing to give you the most amazing products on the market. Products that let you go where you dream to go, do what you dream to do and live how you want to live.

Enter to win a pair of La Sportiva trail or running shoes before May 25.


Win a Kelty Daypack + Hiking Poles

We hear people like free stuff so we’re giving away more of it this year! Make sure you’re signed up for our super duper fly emails to make sure you don’t miss any contests.

April is Hiking Month at Diamond Brand Outdoors and Kelty has stepped in with an amazing prize duo to help any hiker step up their game. Kelty was one of the first companies to produce an external-frame backpack designed specifically for civilian use, inventing the aluminum-framed backpack in the process. Enter to win a Riot 22 Daypack and Range 2.0 Trekking Poles.

Kelty Riot 22 Daypack

Wide stable shoulder straps and grooved back padding will make the Riot 22L your go-to pack for hiking, biking, and every kind of sport. The modified vest suspension and hideaway AirMesh hipbelt keep the pack balanced and comfortable. Expandable water bottle pockets and an external pop-out hydration sleeve (reservoir not included) keep you hydrated all day. You’ll have plenty of places to stash supplies with internal organization, top stash pocket, front shove-it pocket, and stretch mesh shoulder strap pockets. Whether you prefer exploring the world on two feet or two wheels, the Riot is built to keep up with you.

Kelty Range 2.0 Trekking Poles

Going downhill doesn’t have to be an uphill battle. With a pair of Range Poles to navigate the toughest terrain, it’s not. Made from lightweight aluminum and designed with anti-shock spring technology, you can easily ascend and descend rugged trails stress-free. All-weather grips made of cork & EVA will prevent you from slipping in changing conditions and keep your knees happy along the way.

WNC Trail Triple Crown Challenge

April is Hiking Month at Diamond Brand Outdoors, and we want you to hike, run, bike, and explore the outdoors! We’ve partnered with our friends at Asheville Trails for the WNC Trail Triple Crown Challenge.

Visit any Diamond Brand Outdoors or Frugal Backpacker location to check out the awesome new Asheville Trails kiosks with dozens of local trails. We believe the outdoors are for everyone of all abilities, so you’ll find lots of good stuff at the kiosk, like directions and insider tips on easy, moderate, and difficult hikes of varying distance. Find a trail you like, and then snap a picture of the info sheet with your phone. And then visit the Asheville Trails website to get driving directions and more trail info.

Hit any three trails from the displays during April and we’ll give you 20% off up to five items, plus a free Asheville Trails sticker! Just post a pic to Instagram while you’re on the trail, tag both @diamondbrand_outdoors and @ashevilletrails, and use the hashtag #WNC3C.

Once you’ve hiked three of the trails, return to any Diamond Brand Outdoors or Frugal Backpacker location to receive your discount. A team member will take a look a look at your tagged photos — which we’d probably like to share on our feed if you give us permission!

Discount cannot be used for gift cards, boats, or special orders. See store for any other exclusions.

Win the Perfect Day in Asheville, North Carolina

Asheville is one of the greatest places on the planet, home to a vibrant downtown and nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains. We’ve partnered with Toad&Co.and some of our best friends to give away an incredible experience — The Perfect Day.


Your Perfect Day itinerary includes the best of what’s around.

9:00am: They say you can’t swing a kayak in Asheville without hitting a yoga instructor. Discover the outdoors and healing arts with a yoga and bellyak experience courtesy of Vestigo.

12:30pm: Enjoy great food and even better beer at Barley’s Taproom & Pizzeria, a downtown institution since 1994. Reflective of Asheville itself, it’s a place “where suit and tie meets tie die.”

2:00pm: Go on a shopping spree at Diamond Brand Outdoors, Western North Carolina’s original and oldest outdoor gear shop. Consistently ranked as one of the top independent outdoor retailers in the nation, a team of experts will make sure you’re ready to hit the trail or hit the town.

4:00pm: Check into Aloft Asheville Downtown for a night of exceptional service and jet-setting style. Enjoy the urban conveniences of downtown with a breathtaking mountain backdrop and dozens of restaurants, bars, music venues, art galleries, and shops within walking distance.

7:00pm: Enter the Conundrum, Asheville’s unique theatrical take on escape rooms. Can you decode the clues? Can you crack the puzzles? Can you deduce the culprit?

9:00pm: Take in a show and dance the night away at The Orange Peel, named one of the Top 5 Rock Clubs in the nation by Rolling Stone. Asheville’s known for marching to the beat of its own drum and the night’s music could be the hottest tour in the nation, a local showcase, or anything in between.

11:30pm: Have a nightcap on the rooftop bar of Social Lounge. Asheville’s #1 Cocktail Lounge also serves late night bites to enjoy as you watch the movement on the streets below.



The Carolina-Colorado #BeerBet

Every week, fans of the Carolina Panthers have put up with comments that the team’s winning streak was a fluke, fans were just bandwagoners, and they’d never perform against the strongest NFL teams. Cam Newton and company are now headed to Super Bowl 50. Bandwagoners and fans since 1995 will both be watching on Sunday as they take on the Denver Broncos.

We thought it would be fun to place a wager with Colorado’s Summit Canyon Mountaineering, a fellow independent retailer and member of Grassroots Outdoor Alliance. We’re putting our taste buds on the line with this one. When the Panthers win, they’ll send us a case of unique Colorado brews. (Guys, we can already get New Belgium and Oskar Blues in our neck of the woods.) On the off chance the Broncos pull out a victory, the Summit Canyon crew will still win with delicious beers from Asheville’s finest breweries.

We’re counting you, Panthers! #KeepPounding!