$6,000 for Local Youth Environmental Education — Again!

We believe the outdoors are for everyone. That’s why we teamed up with Patagonia again this year 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…

Vote to Support Local Youth Environmental Education

We've joined international clothing and gear company (and all-around responsible corporate citizen) Patagonia to award $6,000 to area nonprofits for the second year. Public online voting from February 12-February 20 will decide how the fund…

Love Asheville Go Local Week

"Adventure Is Local" isn't just a tagline — it's a philosophy that guides the decisions that we make. A lot of things have changed since we opened Western North Carolina's first outdoor gear shop, but our sense of community and commitment…
Just out of frame to the left is the welcoming Spring Creek Tavern and Inn

Visiting Hot Springs

On any given summer weekend in Hot Springs, North Carolina, pack-laden hikers and paddlers in wetsuits can be seen traversing the sidewalks of this tiny, no-traffic-light Appalachian Trail town, population 575. Acoustic music drifts from the…

503 Coats for Eblen Charities

Even after 54 years, the spirit of the mountains we call home continues to amaze. We issued a challenge to collect 300 coats during our annual Bundle Up for Good coat drive for Eblen Charities. You helped us blow past that goal by donating…

Our Winter Look Book

Our winter look book has arrived. Check your mailbox or stop by the store for your printed copy — or view it online! While you can always shop many of the outdoor products we carry on our website and hold them for free store pickup. The look…

Hide a Boat

Hide A Boat isn't just a fun way to sound Canadian. It's an easy way to purchase an awesome gift and keep it hidden even if you're personally at a loss for space. It's a service we offer all year, but comes in especially handy during the holiday…
The invigoration and tranquility you'll experience as the sun rises will last all day long.

10 Reasons to Wake Before Dawn in WNC

Dawn patrol is the practice of heading out before sunrise and beginning the day with a paddle, run, ski, hike, or whatever form of outdoor adventure you most crave. Crawling out of bed into the cold and making your way to the trailhead in darkness…
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4 Reasons to Try Personal Outfitting

Since 1964, Diamond Brand Outdoors has been known as the place to go for personal attention from friendly local outdoor experts. We’re extremely proud of this heritage, and are excited to announce that we’re expanding our signature customer…

Bundle Up for Good Coat Drive 2017

Last year, you helped us get over 200 coats to those in our community who need them most. This year, we’ve set a goal of 300 coats for Eblen Charities and you can score a discount for doing good.November 12-December 24, you’ll…