July-ber Monday Deals

Are you ready for July-ber Monday? Use Click + Collect to browse items online and pick them up in our stores every Monday in July. When you pick them up, we’ll take 20% off (some exclusions)!

It’s summer in Western North Carolina and that means we all want to be outdoors. Whether it’s the on the water or in a tent, on the trail or on the town, we’ll help you get outdoors faster and shop local with Click + Collect.

Never used Click + Collect before? It’s easy.
  • Head to our website and choose which store you’d like to shop at: Parkway Center (South Asheville) or Downtown.
  • Browse our inventory by category, brand, price point, and more to find an item that you’ll love.
  • Select your desired size and color, hit the “Hold in Store” button, and enter your name and email address.
  • Pick up your new gear at the store at your convenience.
  • Enjoy your new purchase and the good vibes that come from shopping local.
Why is this awesome?
  • Save Time: Chances are you already know what you’re looking for. Find out if we have the size and color you want without driving to several stores. We’ll also hold your items, so you can just head straight to the check out and be on your way.
  • Instant Gratification: We love the convenience of online shopping, but we hate waiting for our packages to arrive. With Click + Collect, you can browse online on your lunch break and pick the items up on your way home from work with no waiting.
  • Easy Returns: Fit different than you expected? Color looked different online? With Click + Collect, it’s a cinch to do local returns or exchanges. Online shopping…not so much. (Ask the pile of boxes beside my door waiting for me to remember to take them to the post office.)
  • Support Local: Shopping local allows you to support the patchwork of unique businesses that make Asheville a fantastic place to live. You’ll feel good and experience some real local pride. We opened the area’s first outdoor lifestyle shop in 1964 and never take for granted the support you give us.

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Asheville GreenWorks Receives Columbia/Grassroots Belay Grant

We’re excited to announce our support of Asheville GreenWorks‘ Youth Environmental Leadership Program (YELP) with a grant for $6,000 through a partnership with Columbia Sportswear and Grassroots Outdoor Alliance. Connecting teens with their local environment ensures the next generation in our community is active, engaged, and productive. It also reinforces the role of mountains, streams, and trails as accessible to all.

An award ceremony will take place on March 18 at noon during Campapalooza at our flagship store on 1378 Hendersonville Road in Asheville. We’ll also present awards to three other nonprofit organizations providing high-quality outdoor experiences for local youth.

YELP engages young adults ages 16-19 living in low-income neighborhoods in work experiences that emphasize the importance of caring for our natural environment. Through partnerships with the National Park Service and the US Forest Service, interns work alongside rangers and research scientists on issues such as climate change, reforestation, and wildlife conservation in our national parks and forests. The paid interns take several trips to national parks and forests during their internship to conduct research and learn more about the natural environment firsthand.

Additionally, interns receive leadership training through community outreach, service projects and public speaking. Last year, Asheville GreenWorks also added a focus on riparian zone restoration through invasive species removal, live staking, and storm water management. Knowledge and skills gained are unique and beneficial for school and resume building.

YELP interns also complete a 15-hour “externship” with environmental professionals from local partner organizations and businesses, learning alongside local conservation leaders while building employability skills and exploring potential career opportunities in environmental sustainability.

Diamond Brand Outdoors sponsored Asheville GreenWorks and provides additional funds as part of the Belay Grant Program. Columbia and the Grassroots Outdoor Alliance award annual grants to support local conservation and outdoor education projects across the country. Since 2012, this program has provided over $500,000 in funding and product support to projects across the U.S. nominated by Grassroots retail members.

“We’re proud to support local outdoor conservation and education projects through the Belay Grant Program,” said Scott Welch, Global Corporate Relations Manager at Columbia Sportswear Company. “Collaborating with the Grassroots Outdoor Alliance and Diamond Brand Outdoors allows us to identify projects and organizations that best serve the community.”

In addition to sponsorship funds, the grant includes tools, planting materials, a kayak and supplies, and innovative outdoor products from Columbia including quick drying shorts or pants, boots or water shoes, and wicking socks or sun hat.

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$6,000 for Local Youth Environmental Education

We believe the outdoors are for everyone. That’s why we teamed up with Patagonia to award $6,000 to area programs that support environmental and stewardship education for local kids and teens. You helped us by voting in the Winter of Love poll for your favorite organizations and — wow! — 5,147 votes later, we’re happy to announce the winners.
 The North Carolina Arboretum’s ecoEXPLORE takes the top spot with 2,513 votes. ecoEXPLORE is an incentive-driven program that engages K-8 students in guided and self-directed citizen science activities. Students engage as active participants as they record observations of organisms found in their neighborhoods, libraries, and at the Arboretum. They’ll receive a check for $2,500 and a $500 gift card.

Finishing a very close second is RiverLink with 2,276 votes. RiverLink delivers K-12 watershed education at no cost to schools within the French Broad River Watershed. Through hands-on and fun experiences, students leave lessons with the knowledge and skills to care for their watershed. We’re sending them a check for $1,500 and a $250 gift card.

In third, The North Carolina Youth Conservation Corps (NCYCC) is a comprehensive youth development program that uses the natural world as a platform for teaching environmental stewardship, job and life skills, leadership, community service, and personal responsibility. They’ll receive a check for $1,000 and a $250 gift card to support their work.

Since opening WNC’s original outdoor store in 1964, community support has been an important tenant of our success and one of our guiding principals. Join us on March 18 at our store on 1378 Hendersonville Road for Campapalooza, a celebration of our history and a showcase of 2017’s hottest gear. We’ll have giveaways, package discounts, one-day-only deals, outdoor education from some of the best in the business, and more. We’ll also present checks to the local organizations listed above and others.

Everyone who cast a vote was also entered to win a $100 gift card to Diamond Brand Outdoors. Congratulations to Wayne S. of Asheville!

We’re blown away by the response. It’s great to be part of a community dedicated to making sure the next generation of adventurers are developed through the ability to get outdoors and run, jump, play, and explore! #AdventureIsLocal

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200 Coats for Eblen Charities

asheville coat drive eblen charitiesThanks for helping us collect over 200 coats for Eblen Charities. As the lowest temperatures of winter hit the mountains, they’ll make sure they make it to those in our community who need them the most.

During November and December, we joined with Frugal Backpacker and our customers to collect coats, hats, and gloves for the second year in row. Thanks for showing us the great things that can happen when we all join forces to strengthen our community!

If you didn’t get a chance to drop off any items, you can support Eblen Charities with a donation or as a volunteer.

Eblen Charities is a non-profit organization whose outreach extends throughout the counties of Western North Carolina and through its numerous programs has helped thousands upon thousand of families each year with medical and emergency assistance through more than 70 programs yearly throughout the region.

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How to Shop Local (In Your PJ’s)

While the holiday season is a time of joy, it can also be a time of stress and business. Add searching for the perfect gift and, well, it’s mighty tempting to do all of your holiday shopping online. At DBO, we’ve come up with the perfect solution to holiday shopping woes that still allows you to experience the pride of shopping local: Click and Collect. This awesome feature allows you to browse our inventory online, put items on hold, and pick them up around your own schedule. Why is this awesome?

  • Save Time: Chances are you already know what you’re looking for. Find out if we have the size and color you want without driving to several stores. We’ll also hold your items, so you can just head straight to the check out and be on your way.
  • Instant Gratification: We love the convenience of online shopping, but we hate waiting for our packages to arrive. With Click and Collect, you can browse online on your lunch break and pick the item up on your way home from work with no waiting.
  • Easy Returns: Fit different than you expected? Did the color look different online? With Click and Collect, it’s a cinch to do local returns or exchanges. Online shopping…not so much. (Ask the pile of boxes beside my door waiting for me to remember to take them to the post office.)
  • Support Local: Shopping local allows you to support the patchwork of unique businesses that make Asheville a fantastic place to live. You’ll feel good and experience some real local pride. We opened the area’s first outdoor lifestyle shop in 1964 and never take for granted the support you give us.

Never used Click and Collect before? It’s easy.

  • Head to our website and choose which store you’d like to shop at: Parkway Center (South Asheville) or Downtown.
  • Browse our inventory by category, brand, price point, and more, to find an item that you love.
  • Select your desired size + color and hit the “Hold in Store” button, then enter your name and email.
  • Pick your new gear up at the store at your convenience.
  • Enjoy your new gear and good vibes from shopping local.

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Annual Coat Drive for Eblen Charities Kicks Off November 19

Last year, you helped us get over 400 coats to those in our community who need them most. This year, we’ve set a goal of 450 coats for Eblen Charities and you can score a discount for doing good.

November 19-December 24, you’ll receive 20% off an item for bringing in a gently used coat. (There’s a limit of one discount per person during the length of this promotion.) We’ll kick things off at Marmot + RootsRated’s Fall in Love with the Outside Road Tour during our Big Super Saturday celebration.

You can drop off a coat at either Diamond Brand location or Frugal Backpacker. You’ll only be able to use the discount on one item, but if you’d like to bring in multiple coats during the drive, that’s awesome! We’re also not allowed to discount certain items like YETI, GoPro, gift cards, and boats.

Eblen Charities is a non-profit organization whose outreach extends throughout the counties of Western North Carolina and through its numerous programs has helped thousands upon thousand of families each year with medical and emergency assistance through more than 70 programs yearly throughout the region.

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DBO Round-Up Raises $400 for Brother Wolf

We’re proud to share that with your help we have raised $395.44 in just over two weeks for Brother Wolf Animal Rescue!

October 15-31, we offered shoppers the opportunity to round up their total to the nearest dollar amount to support the local No Kill rescue organization. For example: if your total is $19.78, .22 extra cents could be added to your total to go directly to Brother Wolf. Our downtown location alone had 563 customers round up their purchases!

As a local family-owned business, we appreciate the support we’ve received from the community over the years and celebrate the opportunity to give back to organizations that make Western North Carolina such a special place. With the success of this fundraiser, our plan is to hold similar round ups throughout the year in 2017.

Thanks, Asheville!

During the month of October, Brother Wolf was able to help connect over 300 animals with their new loving homes. Brother Wolf Animal Rescue is a No Kill organization based in Asheville and was founded to provide the resources and life saving programs to build a No Kill community. As a grassroots organization, BWAR operates a one-of-a-kind adoption center that is open to the public 365 days a year making it easy to adopt, volunteer, and become involved in our No Kill mission.

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DBO Round Up for Brother Wolf Animal Rescue

We opened our first store in the Asheville area in 1964. From the very beginning, working with the community and other local businesses has been the bedrock of our success. Our team of outdoor experts still prefers to work one-on-one with each of our friends and neighbors who come through our doors. We volunteer with, donate to, sponsor, and host several nonprofits throughout the year and we’ve found another way for outdoor enthusiasts to support a great organization.

With every purchase at Diamond Brand Outdoors, between October 15-31, you’ll be given the opportunity to round up your total to the nearest dollar with all process benefiting Brother Wolf Animal Rescue. For example, if your total is $19.78, 22 cents can be added to your total to directly support Brother Wolf’s programs.

Brother Wolf Animal Rescue is a No Kill organization based in Asheville and was founded to provide the resources and life saving programs to build a No Kill community. As a grassroots organization, BWAR operates a one-of-a-kind adoption center that is open to the public 365 days a year making it easy to adopt, volunteer, and become involved in our No Kill mission.

Our plan is to hold similar round ups throughout the year in 2017.

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Our New Sign in Downtown Asheville is as Local as it Gets!

We opened our first store in the Asheville area in 1964. From the very beginning, working with the community and other local businesses has been the bedrock of our success. Our team of outdoor experts still prefers to work one-on-one with each of our friends and neighbors who come through our doors. As a locally-owned business, we’re thankful for the 52 years of support you’ve given us — and continue to strive to be the first choice when it comes to the outdoor lifestyle.

We also support other local businesses from the print shop and office cleaning service we use to items you’ll find in our stores. You’ll also find decades-long support of local nonprofits that make western North Carolina such a special place. That’s how the amazing new sandwich board at our store in Downtown Asheville was created.

Diamond Brand Outdoors Southside Woodworks Project

When we moved Diamond Brand Outdoors’ flagship store to Parkway Center and opened a new store on Biltmore Avenue in 2014, they came with a fresh design of oversized graphics, warm colors, and lots of reclaimed wood. Wanting a sandwich board reflecting the store experience, we contacted Southside Woodworks. Part of local nonprofit Green Opportunities, the program empowers those facing barriers to employment to build sustainable, handcrafted wooden essentials, custom furniture, and larger, custom projects — and create career pathways. Students designed and built the sign using reclaimed wood and a chalkboard from a recently renovated community center.  Diamond Brand Outdoors Green Opportunities Southside Woodworks Print House at Kudzu Brands Asheville

Once we saw the completed piece, we knew any additions needed to be equally impressive. That’s where The Print House at Kudzu Brands took the reigns. Using a design by our in-house graphic artist Hannah Myers, their team sandblasted and painted the artwork by hand due to the delicate nature of the wood. The creativity of small businesses to find solutions is unparalleled.

Adventure Is Local! We recommend Southside Woodworks and The Print House at Kudzu Brands for your next project.

Diamond Brand Outdoors Unique Sign in Asheville, North Carolina