You’re Invited to Harrisonburg’s One Year Anniversary Celebration!

Celebrate With Us!

Last April, we opened our fourth store in downtown Harrisonburg, VA.  In honor of this milestone, we are kicking-off our very 1st anniversary with an in-store celebration.

This two-day event at the Harrisonburg location on Friday, April 18, from 11 am – 6 pm, and Saturday, April 19, from 10 am – 6 pm, will feature free birthday cake, balloons, and a drawing for a variety of prizes, including $20 gift certificates. Winners will be announced on Monday, April 21.

We couldn’t be more excited to celebrate the customers and employees who have made this success possible, so please join us!

 

Best Inexpensive Light Hiking Shoes!

Outside Magazine‘s Gear Guy has named the Vasque Grand Traverse one of the best inexpensive light hikers on the market right now. Designed for all-day comfort across a variety of terrain for fast hiking, running, rock hopping and wet rock scrambling, the Grand Traverse Hiking Shoe is a lightweight shoe with a grippy-outsole and a mesh and suede upper.

Stop in any of our stores to try a pair on to see for yourself! We think you’re going to love how they feel.

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Easter Egg Hunt for a Discount!

Easter Egg Hunt for a Discount!

Starting Friday, April 11 through Saturday, April 19, stop by any of our stores for an Easter Egg hunt! Each egg contains a discount you can use to save on any one regularly priced, in-stock item! Every egg is a winner. We’ve also hidden eggs with candy throughout the store.  Why should kids have all the fun?

Thanks for shopping local. We greatly appreciate your business!

No other discounts apply. In stock merchandise only. Not good on prior purchase.

 

Free Gift With Sanuk Purchase

Sanuk has been around since July, 1997 when Jeff Kelley started making sandals out of inner tubes and indoor-outdoor carpet. While they’ve progressed into semi-proper footwear company (uh-oh), Jeff’s spirit of innovation still serves as the backbone of their little brand. Today, Sanuk strives to make products that are as much about funk as they are about function. They’ve found that sandals are happiest when they tread the road less traveled – so Sanuk has design ‘em accordingly.

Spend $60 and get a free wristlet or wallet! All free gifts are available while supplies last.

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Rock Out with Us!

If you’re interested in rock climbing but don’t know where to begin, you’re invited to a special, two-night indoor rock climbing event.

Night #1: Wednesday, April 2nd, 7 – 8:30 pm
Walkabout Outfitter, Valley View location

Meet professional climber and our very own Petzl rep, Jessa Goebel. Ask her any and all of your climbing questions. We’ll have food, prizes, and a cool climbing video. Oh, and save 15% on in-stock climbing gear — harnesses, shoes, climbing hardwear, chalk, chalk bags –during the event only.

RSVP required. Email valleyview@walkaboutoutfitter.com or call 540-777-0990 to let us know you’re coming!

Night #2: Thursday, April 3, 5 – 8pm
River Rock Climbing Gym
806 Wasena Ave SW #100, Roanoke, VA 24015

On Thursday, we have a super special deal for Walkabout customers & friends! Just $10 for climbing & equipment rental this evening only! Jessa is giving away a FREE pair of Five Ten climbing shoes. She will be on hand to help us all climb and provide harness demos and proper shoe fitting.

RSVP is *not* required, but if you have a minute to email valleyview@walkaboutoutfitter.com or call us at 540-777-0990 to let us know you’re coming, that’d be great!

Don’t miss out! Hope to see you both nights!


The Most Awesome New Tent ….

Ready for this? Mountain Hardwear’s Optic 2.5 Tent has two doors, but not where you’d expect — one is on the side, and other is next door on the end. This creates an open, 180-degree, wide-angle view so you can better enjoy your surroundings. Dual vestibules provide plenty of dry gear storage. While weighing in at a moderate 5 pounds, 13 ounces, the tent is designed for 2.5 people, so a child or dog is welcome!

Stop in and we’d be happy to show you this roomy three season tent perfect for everything from base camping to backpacking.

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LAST CHANCE! Up to 50% on Select Winter Clothing & Shoes!

Massive Savings on Winter’s Warmest & Best

Our Winter Sale is in full force! Come in today to take advantage of great deals on select fall and winter jackets, coats, hats, gloves, and clothing by brands like Patagonia, Mountain Hardwear, Kuhl, PrAna, Royal Robbins, and much more.

Also save 30-50% on sleeping bags, pads, and tents and save 30-50% on these popular brands of shoes!

Quantities are limited, so hurry in while you can.
Thank you for shopping local. We appreciate your patronage!

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Don’t Get Left in the Cold! Save 40% on Select Winter Gear!

Save 40% on Winter’s Best

The snow keeps falling and the temperatures are dropping. Don’t be left in the cold! We’re now taking 40% off select fall and winter jackets, coats, hats, gloves, and clothing by brands like Patagonia, The North Face, Mountain Hardwear, Kuhl, PrAna, Royal Robbins, and much more.

Quantities are limited, so please hurry in (safely!) while you can.

You’re invited to “Thru a Hiker’s Eyes: A Photographic Thru-Hike of the Appalachian Trail”, a presentation about Vince “BLAZE” Mier’s  2011 thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 — 6 pm
15 W. West Washington St, Lexington, VA
Cost: FREE!

Email us at lexington@walkaboutoutfitter.com or call (540) 464-4453 to reserve your free spot! Bring a chair!!!

And mark your calendar! Jennifer Pharr Davis, National Geographic’s 2012 Adventurer of the Year for breaking the overall speed record on the Appalachian Trail in 2011, is joining us  at our Harrisonburg store to speak about the many challenges and lessons that present themselves along the trail. Join us for what is sure to be an exciting and inspiring presentation from this world class athlete and wilderness adventurer.

Hikers

Monday, February 24, 2014 — 7 pm
90 N. Main St, Harrisonburg, VA 22802
Cost: FREE!

Email us at harrisonburg@walkaboutoutfitter.com or call (540) 434-9900 to reserve your free spot! Bring a chair!!!

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Take your valentine on an exciting journey along the Appalachian Trail

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Cozy up to your sole mate!

Warm up your valentine with the gift of SmartWool socks. You won’t find better gear to keep you comfortable in all conditions than Smartwool, whether you’re out in snow or rain, heat or hail. Merino wool is the best fiber in the world for cold and warm, wet and dry weather use, combining comfort and performance into one versatile package.

We have lots of new styles your valentine will LOVE! Come in to see!


Thru a Hiker’s Eyes: A Photographic Thru-Hike of the Appalachian Trail

Ever wonder what it’d be like to walk from Springer Mountain to Mount Katahdin? Find out! Join Vince “BLAZE” Mier as he shares some of the highlights from his 2011 thru hike of the Appalachian Trail. This presentation will include:

  • A brief intro to the Trail,
  • How he prepared and left Roanoke for Georgia,
  • A chronological slide show featuring photographs that have appeared in AT Journeys magazine,
  • A step-by-step account of the last 5.2 emotional miles of the Trail,
  • Time set aside for questions and answers.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 — 6 pm
15 W. West Washington St, Lexington, VA
Cost: FREE!

Email us at lexington@walkaboutoutfitter.com or call (540) 464-4453 to reserve your free spot! Bring a chair!!!

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Winter Sale is ON! Save 30% on Select Winter Clothing, Hats, Gloves, & More!

Save on Select Winter Gear — Our Best & Warmest!

Oh, Mother Nature isn’t done with us yet. Lots more cold weather still in the forecast, so what a perfect time to save 30% on select winter clothing, hats, gloves, and clothing by brands like PatagoniaThe North FaceMountain Hardwear, Kuhl, PrAna, Royal Robbins, and much more.

 

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And up to 30%  off select tents, sleeping bags and sleeping pads!

 

Sizes and styles are limited, so please hurry in to see what we have! As always, thank you for shopping local. We greatly appreciate your business.

 

No other discounts apply. In stock merchandise only. Not good on prior purchase.
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Exciting Events in Harrisonburg You Won’t Want to Miss!

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Called Again: An Evening with Jennifer Pharr Davis

Monday, February 24, 2014 — 7 pm
90 N. Main St, Harrisonburg, VA 22802
Cost: FREE!

In 2011, two-time Appalachian Trail thru-hiker Jennifer Pharr Davis wanted to test her limits. With the support of her husband Brew and a dedicated group of volunteers dubbed the “Pit Crew,” Jen hiked, stumbled, and sometimes crawled the 2,181 mile A.T. in 46 days (an average of 47 miles per day), becoming the fastest person to hike the trail and the first woman to ever set the mark. And for that, she’s been featured in the New York Times, the Washington Post, NPR’s Talk of the Nation, Guideposts magazine, and the CBS Morning Show.

But Jen’s story is not about records or numbers; it’s about endurance, faith, and most of all, love. She will be speaking about the many challenges and lessons that present themselves along the trail, showing slides from over 12,000 miles of long-distance hiking which she has completed on six different continents. Jen will also be answering questions about her hiking exploits.

After her presentation, she will be signing copies of her new book, “Called Again: A Story of Love and Triumph“, which Kirkus Reviews has called “an inspired exploration of the meaning of commitment.”  Join us for what is sure to be an exciting and inspiring presentation from this world class athlete and wilderness adventurer.

Email us at harrisonburg@walkaboutoutfitter.com or call (540) 434-9900 to reserve your free spot! Bring a chair!!!


Free Screening of “Into the Mind”

Sunday, January 26, 2014 — 7:30 pm
Grafton-Stovall Theatre
800 S. Main St. Harrisonburg, VA 22807
Cost: FREE!

This is a story of rising to the ultimate challenge. Having the courage to risk fatal exposure and the perseverance demanded on the quest for achievement. These are not solely physical feats, they are mental conquests.

From the creators of the award winning film “All.I.Can”, Sherpas Cinema is proud to present their newest feature film, Into The Mind. With stunning cinematography and groundbreaking storytelling techniques, the Sherpas blur the lines between dream state and reality, and immerse you into the mind of a common skier as he attempts to climb and ski the ultimate mountain. Innovative athlete segments are actually a glimpse into his dreamscape, each one harboring messages that help inform our hero’s current, real-life choices. As you experience the majesty of Alaska, Bolivia, the Himalaya and beyond, Into the Mind paints a philosophical portrait of human kind. How do we balance risk versus reward? Why are we inspired to rise to the challenges in our lives and what do we learn on this journey to attain them?

Visit http://intothemindmovie.com/ for more info! Free parking is available at the Grace Street Parking deck.

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A Healthy New Year’s Resolution … with a Twist!

We Kick Off on January 7!

Have you made your New Year’s Resolution yet? If not, consider participating in the Roanoke 100 Miler! It’s simple: log 100 miles worth of exercise in 100 days. Any “human-powered” activity is fair game: walking, running, hiking, biking, paddling, blades, etc.

The Roanoke 100 Miler is a 100-day event designed to jumpstart your way to a new year’s REVOLUTION! As a full-scale effort created by the City of Roanoke Parks and Recreation, this unique program promotes active living in the community where you live, work and play.

Beginning January 7th, and officially ending on April 15th, we’re asking you to sign up to do 100 miles in 100 days. Sign up and commit to be fit in 2014!

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Hiking Clinics this Winter at our Valley View Location!

Thru-hikingGearing Up for a Thru-Hike

Thursday, January 9, 2014 — 7 pm to 9 pm4822-J Valley View Blvd., NW Roanoke, VA 24012
Cost: FREE!

Is 2014 going to be the year you realize your dream of thru hiking the Appalachian Trail? From gear selection and pre-trip planning to trail maps and resupplying, our instructor, Walkabout’s very own Blaze, an AT thru hiker, will guide you step by step through all of the most current long distance backpacking gear options on the market. Taste the food, try the gear, ask questions, and then hit the trail with confidence!

Email us at valleyiew@walkaboutoutfitter.com or call (540) 777-0990 to reserve your spot!

HikersIntroduction to Hiking

Thursday, January 30, 2014 — 7 pm to 9 pm
4822-J Valley View Blvd., NW Roanoke, VA 24012
Cost: FREE!

From water filtration and trail side cooking to first aid and sleeping equipment, our instructor, our very own Blaze, a veteran AT thru hiker, will guide you step by step through all of the most current backpacking gear options on the market. Learn how to get the most out of your next backpacking adventure!

Email us at valleyiew@walkaboutoutfitter.com or call (540) 777-0990 to reserve your spot!

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