We’re Hiring!

We're Hiring!

We are hiring a General Manager!

 
We are seeking a self-driven, highly organized individual to lead five store locations in Central Virginia.  Primary responsibilities would be to drive sales, supervise managers, train managers, implement new and maintain current store operations, product training, develop in-store events, marketing, coaching on performance, lead a team of successful store managers.  Must be willing to work weekends & some holidays, travel required with occasional overnight trips.
 
Starting Salary: $32-$36K DOE + Sales bonuses
Benefits:  Paid vacation & holidays, insurance cost sharing, store discount.
Preferred Qualification:  Three years of experience in retail management.
Lexington is our home office, must be able to commute for frequent meetings
 
To apply: please email letter of interest, resume, three professional references and salary requirements to Kirk Miller, kmiller@walkaboutoutfitter.com
We look forward to hearing from you!
Walkabout Outfitter is a totally smoke-free workplace.
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Gear Highlight: Osprey Atmos AG™ 50 and Aura AG™ 50

Osprey Atmos AG™ 50 and Aura AG™ 50

Osprey

 

The new 2015 Osprey Atmos/Aura AG series has been selected as one of Backpacker Magazine‘s 2015 Editors’ Choice winners! Our revolutionary Anti-Gravity (AG) suspension system is a product of 40 years of Osprey innovation & we’re thrilled to be recognized by Backpacker with this prestigious award.

Atmos AG™ 50

Atmos AG

Description:

The Atmos AG™ 50 introduces the Anti-Gravity™ suspension* system to a new line of ventilated backpacks.  This 3D suspension system contours your body providing seamless comfort allowing the user mobility with ease on any multi-day backpacking trip.

*Osprey Anti-Gravity™ [AG™]
A continuous panel of lightweight mesh extends from the top of the backpanel to the hipbelt.  The seamless structure contours automatically to the body, providing outstanding fit and unrestricted movement when wearing the pack.

  • Pack includes internal hydration sleeve (reservoir not included), integrated raincover, and a bonus 3-liter dry sack for critical gear and electronics
  • Raincover and dry sack are an REI exclusive and only included when purchased at REI.com or at any REI store
  • Continuous mesh webbing extends through the back panel and hipbelt, automatically contouring the body for outstanding fit and mobility whether the pack is empty or full
  • Upper and lower side compression straps reduce bulk and stabilize loads for optimal weight distribution and carrying comfort
  • Removable floating lid contains 2 zippered pockets for quick-access essentials
  • Integrated FlapJacket™ protects contents from foul weather and rain during lidless use
  • Dual stretch-mesh side pockets, zippered hipbelt pockets, and large front stash pocket offer additional storage and organization
  • Back bottom contains zippered sleeping bag compartment
  • Pack exterior also features ice tool loops with bungee tie-offs and a trekking pole attachment

 

Specs:

Best use Backpacking Backpacking Backpacking
Frame type Internal Internal Internal
Gear capacity (L) 47 liters 50 liters 53 liters
Gear capacity (cu. in.) 2,868 cubic inches 3,051 cubic inches 3,234 cubic inches
Weight 3 lbs. 15 oz. 4 lbs. 4 oz. 4 lbs. 5 oz.
Weight – metric 1.79 kilograms 1.93 kilograms 1.96 kilograms
Adjustable torso Yes Yes Yes
Fits torso 16 – 19 inches 18 – 21 inches 20 – 23 inches
Fits waist/hips 24 – 45 inches 27 – 48 inches 29 – 55 inches
Material(s) Nylon Nylon Nylon
Frame material Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Number of stays 1 peripheral hoop 1 peripheral hoop 1 peripheral hoop
Suspended mesh back panel Yes Yes Yes
Pack loading Top Top Top
Pack access Top/bottom Top/bottom Top/bottom
Number of exterior pockets 8 + main compartment 8 + main compartment 8 + main compartment
Sleeping bag compartment Yes Yes Yes

Our Price: $229.95

 

Aura AG™ 50

Aura AG

Description:

The women’s specific Aura AG™ 50 introduces the Anti-Gravity™ suspension* system to a new line of ventilated backpacks.  This 3D suspension system contours your body providing seamless comfort allowing the user mobility with ease on any multi-day backpacking trip.

*Osprey Anti-Gravity™ [AG™]
A continuous panel of lightweight mesh extends from the top of the backpanel to the hipbelt.  The seamless structure contours automatically to the body, providing outstanding fit and unrestricted

  • Pack includes internal hydration sleeve (reservoir not included), integrated raincover, and a bonus 3-liter dry sack for critical gear and electronics
  • Raincover and dry sack are an REI exclusive and only included when purchased at REI.com or at any REI store
  • Continuous mesh webbing extends through the back panel and hipbelt, automatically contouring the body for outstanding fit and mobility whether the pack is empty or full
  • Upper and lower side compression straps reduce bulk and stabilize loads for optimal weight distribution and carrying comfort; also has internal top compression strap
  • Removable floating lid contains 2 zippered pockets for quick-access essentials
  • Integrated FlapJacket™ protects contents from foul weather and rain while using without the lid
  • Dual stretch-mesh side pockets, zippered hipbelt pockets and large front stash pocket offer additional storage and organization
  • Back bottom contains zippered sleeping bag compartment
  • Pack exterior also features ice tool loops with bungee tie-offs and a trekking pole attachment

 

Specs:

Best use Backpacking Backpacking Backpacking
Frame type Internal Internal Internal
Ultralight No No No
Gear capacity (L) 45 liters 47 liters 50 liters
Gear capacity (cu. in.) 2745 cubic inches 2868 cubic inches 3051 cubic inches
Weight 3 lbs. 10.9 oz. 3 lbs. 12 oz. 3 lbs. 13 oz.
Weight – metric 1.67 kilograms 1.70 kilograms 1.73 kilograms
Adjustable torso Yes Yes Yes
Fits torso 14-17 inches 16-19 inches 18-21 inches
Fits waist/hips 24-45 inches 24-45 inches 27-48 inches
Material(s) 100-denier x 630-denier nylon dobby/420HD nylon packcloth 100-denier x 630-denier nylon dobby/420HD nylon packcloth 100-denier x 630-denier nylon dobby/420HD nylon packcloth
Frame material LightWire LightWire LightWire
Number of stays 1 peripheral hoop 1 peripheral hoop 1 peripheral hoop
Suspended mesh back panel Yes Yes Yes
Pack loading Top Top Top
Pack access Top / Bottom Top / Bottom Top / Bottom
Number of exterior pockets 11 11 11
Sleeping bag compartment Yes Yes Yes

 

Our Price: $229.95

 

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LAST CHANCE! Take 50% Off Select Winter Clothing & Shoes!

Big Savings on Winter’s Warmest & Best

Our Winter Sale is now in full force! Come in today to take advantage of great deals on select fall and winter jackets, coats, hats, gloves, and clothing. It doesn’t get any better than 50%off, people. Quantities are limited, so hurry in while you can.

Thank you for shopping local. We appreciate your patronage!

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Lexington Wilderness Wednesday + Thank You Thursday!

Free Backpacking Class

Attention all beginner backpackers: Lexington Wilderness Wednesdays classes!

  • Wednesday, March 18: 5:30pm – 7:00pm
  • Wednesday, March 25: 5:30pm – 7:00pm
  • Group backpacking trip: TBD

We’ll cover all you need to know to make backpacking fun and safe. Topics include pack fitting, how to pack a backpack, what to pack, Leave No Trace principles, how to plan a trip, first aid kit, basic hygiene, cooking & stoves, water filtration, tents & sleeping bags, alternative sleeping systems, clothing selection/layering, camp site selection, and safety & risk management.

Only 10 slots are available. To reserve your spot, please stop by the downtown Lexington store, call (540) 464-4453, or e-mail lexington@walkaboutoutfitter.com  for more information.

We’re Grateful for You

This is a shout-out to our customers: thank you for shopping local and allowing us to serve you. Remember, all throughout the month of February, stop in any store on Thank You Thursday (2/19/15 & 2/26/15) and we will give you a free gift. No purchase necessary.

Getting Ready for a Bicycle Tour: Part 2

Join us on Thursday, February 19 at 6:30pm at Shenandoah Bicycle Company in Harrisonburg, VA for an evening of bikes, camping, information gathering, question answering, trip planning and general talk about bikes and camping!

For more information or to reserve your spot, call our Harrisonburg location at (540) 434-9900 or Shenandoah Bicycle at (540) 437-9000.

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Meet the Staff: Amber Sandidge

Amber Sandidge

 

Where are you from?

Natural Bridge Station, Virginia

What Walkabout location do you work at?

Manager at Valley View!

What do you enjoy most about working at Walkabout Outfitter?

The people, of course! Helping customers gear up for their next adventure is such a thrill. Plus I get to travel vicariously through all of their stories and pictures!

What is your first childhood memory of camping or being outdoors?

During the summer months we used to go visit our cousins in South Carolina. When we weren’t racing go-carts and four-wheelers, we spent our time down by their pond. It was never really stocked, so most of our fishing efforts were in vain. But regardless, we would stay out there for days at a time, cooking over a campfire and talking about all the things were we going to accomplish when we got older.

The pro: our “campsite” was less than a mile from their house. We never had to go without showers and indoor plumbing.

The con: lots of mishaps happen when 6 kids are left unattended. Fights and busted lips? Check. Wrecked 4-wheelers? Check. Bitten by field mice? Check. You get the picture.

What first interested you in the outdoors?

When I was growing up my grandparents owned 60 acres that joined the Jefferson National Forest. As a family we were always outside walking the property, swimming in Hopper Creek, learning about the birds and wildlife, etc. And come Christmas time we spent hours and hours searching for the perfect tree! It’s safe to say that loving the outdoors is a family tradition.

What is your favorite outdoor activity?

Hiking has always been my favorite.

What is your “must have” piece of gear from Walkabout Outfitter?

My hooded Ghost Whisperer by Mountain Hardwear. It’s absolutely amazing! Even when the snow is falling that thing keeps me toasty.

What has been your most exciting outdoor adventure?

My sister and I took a trip to Mexico last year and spent a day exploring the cenotes (aka underground rivers and caves). During our adventure we zip lined, kayaked, snorkeled, rappelled and went cliff jumping. It was epic!

If you could have your “Dream Expedition”, where would you go?

I would love to take a cycling tour through the wine countries of France and Germany.

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Save 40% on Select Winter Clothing! Don’t Be Left Out in the Cold!

Take 40% Off Winter’s Best

Need a last minute Valentine’s Day present? We’ve got something for everyone! Stop by and we can help you select a gift for your sweetheart to help them stay warm and comfortable in the great outdoors!

Best of all, since winter isn’t done with us yet, so we’re now taking 40% off select fall and winter jackets, coats, hats, gloves, and shoes by the brands you love and trust the most like Patagonia, The North Face, Mountain Hardwear, Kuhl, PrAna, Mountain Khakis, Horny Toad, and more.

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Win a $25 Gift Certificate!

Red-Hot Chance to Win

Stop by any of our stores this Wednesday through Saturday (Feb 11 – 14 only!) and guess how many red hots are in the Nalgene bottle. Whoever has the closest estimate will win a $25 Walkabout Outfitter gift certificate.

Free Yoga Class

Join us on Thursday, February 26 at from 8:30 – 9:30 am in all our stores for a complimentary yoga class. The benefits of yoga provide both instant gratification and lasting transformation. Yoga can change your physical and mental capacity quickly, while preparing the mind and body for long-term health.

Thank you so much to these wonderful yoga studios for partnering with us to offer this free class. Namaste!

23B West Washington St., Lexington, VA

1409 Grandin Road. Roanoke, VA 24015

various locations, Roanoke, VA

3122 West Cary Street, Suite 220, Richmond, VA

90 N Main Street, Suite 101, Harrisonburg, VA

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Gear Highlight: Salomon X Ultra Mid II GTX

Salomon X Ultra Mid II GTX

Description:

With Gore-Tex® waterproof protection and running-shoe comfort, these boots let you hike happily on wet, uneven trails. Updated lining and laces offer enhanced comfort and a secure fit.

  • Waterproof leather uppers feature breathable polyester mesh panels to keep feet comfortable; luxuriously soft polyester textile lining material wicks moisture away from feet
  • Gore-Tex waterproof bootie liners let feet breathe while protecting them from the elements for dry and comfort
  • Sensifit system works to cradle the feet for a precise and secure fit
  • Mid-cut profile adds ankle support and protection, providing all-day comfort on the trail
  • Gusseted tongues block debris from getting inside the boots and create a smooth transition across insteps for extra comfort
  • Mud guards and integrated rubber toe caps provide durable protection from roots, rocks and rough terrain
  • Advanced chassis underfoot provides stability and maximizes motion control for an efficient, stable and responsive ride without excess weight
  • Injection-molded EVA midsoles provide excellent cushioning underfoot and anatomically designed support
  • Ortholite sockliners combine a specific Ortholite foam and contoured EVA heel cups for better heel support and added cushioning
  • Contagrip rubber outsoles provide dependable traction

Specs:

  • Best use: Hiking
  • Footwear height: Over-the-ankle
  • Footwear closure: Lace-up
  • Waterproof: Yes
  • Upper: Suede leather/nylon
  • Lining: Waterproof breathable membrane/polyester
  • Midsole: Dual-density EVA
  • Support: Thermoplastic urethane plate
  • Outsole: Rubber blend
  • Average footwear weight (pair): 1 lb. 12.4 oz.

Our Price: $160.00

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It’s Thank You Thursday! Let’s Celebrate Our 10th Anniversary!

Happy 10th Anniversary to Us!

Kirk Miller had a dream after walking the Appalachian Trail in 1999: quitting his day job and opening an outdoor store that had the same feel he experienced on his five months on the trail.  In 2005, Kirk and Tina Miller opened the first Walkabout Outfitter shop in downtown Lexington. His vision was to offer quality clothing and gear while being a part of the community and encouraging others to “Quit your day job” and do what makes you happy.

Over the next few months we will share with you the adventure that has become an amazing experience for Kirk and Tina, along with all the folks that have worked with them and the customers that we now call friends.

In February, we’d like to give you a token of appreciation on Thank You Thursday!  Stop in any store and wish us a Happy Anniversary and we will give you a free gift. No purchase necessary.

FYI: We are open seven days a week at all our locations!

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Gear Highlight: Suncloud Polarized Optics

Suncloud Polarized Optics

suncloud

About Suncloud:

The new Suncloud polarized sunglass collection continues their heritage of contemporary design, craftsmanship, and performance. Suncloud Polarized Optics have been producing high quality eyewear for many years. Suncloud Polarized Optics offer a wide variety of Suncloud sunglass acetate frames, Suncloud sunglass metal alloy frames, Suncloud sunglass wire frames, Suncloud sunglass rimless frames and Suncloud injected frames.

Suncloud sunglasses are proud to offer 100% polarized polycarbonate lenses for optimal visual clarity. Combined with sleek designs and unparalleled fit, Suncloud Polarized Optic sunglasses are perfect for regular everyday wear while still offering optimum performance. The clean styling of Suncloud sunglasses keeps loyal Suncloud Polarized Optic consumers coming back for more.

Contemporary designs with modern day performance keep Suncloud sunglasses above the rest. Whether you surf, ski, snowboard, drive, mountain bike, wakeboard or just want a clean pair of sunglasses for everyday use, think of Suncloud Polarized Optics. You will be impressed when you experience the great value and performance of Suncloud polarized sunglasses.

Products:

Aviator – $59.99

This is the classic wire Aviator. Large size, comfortable with spring hinges for a custom fit. 100% protection from harmful UV rays. Take off!

aviator

Blossom - $49.99

Always in full bloom, the Blossom has a dignified splendor with just the right amount of bling on the temples. Light as a breeze, Blossom is a timeless beauty that provides all day comfort from the elements of Mother Nature.

blossom

Cassandra – $49.99

With a beautiful style and functional details you can take Cassandra directly from your workout to your coffee break and all stops in between. Cassandra features sporty megol nose pads to stay firmly on your face paired with pretty colorations and temple details that we love. With this multi-purpose sunglass you need only one pair, but you will want one in every color.

cassandra

Conductor – $49.99

The Conductor will keep you in charge of your day. Premium coverage in a larger wrap shape makes the Conductor perfect for all activities. Megol nose pads and temple tip inserts add to the performance and comfort of this frame. With polarized polycarbonate lenses and tough lightweight TR90 frames, wear the Conductor to battle all the outdoor elements.

conductor

Convoy – $49.99

C’mon along and join the Convoy. Classic wrap styling combined with wider temple design and megol nose pads establishes this sunglass as your ideal multi-purpose eyewear. Enlist the Convoy for all your outdoor experiences.

convoy

Cookie $49.99

Slightly oversize, Cookie is the perfect combination of fashion and function. Great coverage and 100% protection from harmful UV rays for fun in the sun.

cookie

Cutout $49.99

Strategic styling meets street performance in the Cutout. Just chillin’ or casually active, the Cutout is lightweight and exudes its own cool factor. Try the new green mirror lens or one of four other color options.

cutout

Detour $49.99

No map required. On the bike, in the car or on a hike, the lightweight Detour shield finds the way in all activities. Medium size with face loving megol nose pads and temple tip inserts, the lightweight TR90 frame features glare reducing polarized polycarbonate lenses that provide 100% protection from harmful UV rays.

detour

Excursion $49.99

For your daily Excursion, these are so lightweight, you will hardly know you have them on your face. Large fit, wrap design with all the features, Excursion is the perfect multi-purpose sunglass.

excursion

Feedback $49.99

Turn up the volume; no reverberation here. Loud and clear, Feedback projects powerful energy. Wrap shape and polarized lenses keep glare at bay, and megol nosepads create extra comfort and a secure fit. From relaxing to participating, this multipurpose style is perfect for any outdoor activity.

feedback

Flutter $49.99

Light as a butterfly and a little bit sassy, the playful Flutter is full of fun for all your exploits. Customary features always included. Polarized polycarbonate lenses cut glare. The injected nylon frame highlights the lively prints and the loveable solid colors. Stylish rivet detail on the frame front complete Flutter’s appeal.

flutter

Hook $49.99

Hook’s design mixes a great look with functionality, fit, features and durability making it a staple in your sunglass collection. Medium fit and 100% protection from harmful UV rays; Hook on to this wrap style sunglass.

hook

Iris $49.99

Don’t be fooled by Iris’ petite size. Perfect for smaller faces, yet the grilamid nylon frame is flexible enough to fit comfortably on medium faces as well.

iris

Mayor $49.99

Be in charge when you don the Mayor. Influential styling and masterful design are only equaled by the comfort and effortless wear of this self-assured style. Sport a classic color or step out in a bright frame color or mirror lens option.

mayor

Milestone $49.99

The Milestone is the consummate example of multipurpose sunglass perfection. The wrap shape and megol nose pads mark the way to long wearing comfort. Classic design with just enough attitude make the Milestone an easy to wear favorite.

milestone

Momentum $49.99

High energy, lightweight, small to medium fit, this rimless style goes from sport to street in overdrive. Megol nose and temple tips keep Momentum in place. Polycarbonate polarized lenses fight glare and provide 100% protection from harmful UV rays.

momentum

Pageant $49.99

Dramatic in uncomplicated splendor, the Pageant exhibits charm with clean lines in great color options. A simplified cateye style that shows off your best assets, Pageant is a winner for all your events.

pageant

Patrol - $59.99

Get on Patrol, a smaller size classic wire aviator. Polycarbonate injected lenses are light weight and highly shatter resistant and the polarization reduces glare. The wrap shape provides great coverage and spring hinges allow for a comfortable fit.

patrol

Pursuit $49.99

Pursuit goes with you on any adventure. Sporty wrap shape with megol nose pads, wider temple treatment and TR90 grilamid nylon complete this frame. With 100% protection from harmful UV rays, the polarized polycarbonate lightweight lenses.

pursuit

Ricochet $49.99

Bounce right back to this pair of shades time and again. Megol nose pads and wrap shape keep Ricochet from rebounding off your face. Slim lines and temple details offer a clean, current look along with polarized lenses that deflect glare.

ricochet

Roadmap $49.99

Covering the miles, you will never be lost with your Roadmap along for the ride. This lightweight sport minded shield features strong colors in a TR90 grilamid frame. Megol nose pads and temple tip inserts add to the comfort. Large fit and full coverage, the polarized polycarbonate lenses cut glare and provide 100% protection from harmful UV rays.

roadmap

Sentry $49.99

All the good stuff on duty here. Super lightweight, polarized polycarbonate lenses, TR90 grilamid nylon frame with megol nose pads all keep Sentry on guard against glare and harmful UV rays.

sentry

Sequin $49.99

The Sequin is the perfect medium size; not too big and not too small. A classic shape with a petite logo plaque detail, Sequin will shine through your day; no matter what the occasion. Time honored or updated frame colors in lightweight TR90 grilamid frames with polarized polycarbonate lenses which provide 100% protection from harmful UV rays.

sequin

Star $49.99

Hanging out or active life style, the Star features megol nose pads and temple tips to stay in place. Small fit, unisex styling and 100% protection from harmful UV rays makes our Star the star of any show.

star

Swagger $49.99

Slightly arrogant, add a bit of Swagger to your style. Swagger boasts polycarbonate lenses which cut glare through polarization and maximum wrap coverage. Megol nose pads increase comfort and provide a stay in place defiance. Injection molded frames in a modern green stripe for the non-conformist or traditional colors for the purist.

swagger

Switchback $49.99

Switchback hangs on tight through all the zigs, zags and hairpin curves your adventures take you on.

switchback

Tailgate $49.99

Lightweight comfort and classic style, the Tailgate is a party waiting to happen. Wear it to the game, the pool, the store, just everywhere. Contemporary colors in a wrap design, Tailgate will be your favorite to cut glare with the polarized lenses which provide 100% protection from UV rays.

tailgate

Voucher $49.99

One receipt is all you need for the Voucher to cover all your outdoor events. This stylish midsize wrap shape has megol temple tip inserts for comfort and performance. Fight glare and the elements with the Voucher’s polarized polycarbonate lenses and lightweight TR90 grilamid frame.

voucher

Weave $49.99

The Weave features beautifully interlaced frame color and temple plaque details that create a chic yet functional sunglass. The square frame shape provides medium large coverage and medium fit that is trend right.

weave

Windsor $49.99

Be king of your own castle when the Windsor takes up residence on your face. Total wrap design shields your eyes from the elements. Megol nose pads keep this sunglass in place, whether you are on the boat, bike or just hanging out. Try the blue mirror lens option for water excursions

windsor

Wisp $49.99

Just a slight bit of a frame, the Wisp is small but full of active details. The megol nose pads keep Wisp in place during all your activities and the wrap shape offers extra coverage from the wind and sun. Lightweight TR90 grilamid frames provide all day comfort and polarized polycarbonate lenses reduce glare and provide 100% protection from harmful UV rays.

wisp

Zephyr $49.99

These shields are so lightweight you might forget they are on your face. The great coverage, super flexible fit and megol nose and temple pads control the forces of Mother Nature.

zephyr

 

Come to one of our 5 stores to try some on today!

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The Winter Sale is on! Save 30% on Winter Clothing!

Save on Select Winter Clothing — Our Best & Warmest!

Oh, Mother Nature isn’t done with us yet. There’s a lot 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, Mountain Khakis, Horny Toad and much more.

AND select full priced TOMS shoes will be 30% OFF on Friday to Sunday only.

Did You Know? We are open seven days a week at all our locations!

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Gear Highlight: Goal Zero Guide 10 Plus Solar Kit

Goal Zero Guide 10 Plus Solar Kit

 

Description:

With the Guide 10 Plus Recharger and Nomad 7 Solar Panel you have a portable, rugged charging kit as adventurous as you are. Charge AAs or AAAs from the sun or any USB port, then power your phone, MP3, GPS, or perk up your tablet in a pinch.

  • The portable Nomad 7M solar panel fits easily on a backpack for on-the-go charging and features a higher output than its predecessor
  • Guide 10 Plus power pack charges 4 AA batteries using a computer or the sun with 2.5 watts USB output to run the built-in flashlight or charge your USB-compatible devices
  • Handy magnetic closure; cables attach conveniently to the back, so they don’t get lost
  • This unit charges in 6-10 hrs. by USB or 3-6 hrs. with the Nomad 7 solar panel
  • Goal Zero Guide 10 Plus Adventure Kit Solar Charger comes with a 12V DC cord and USB to Mini USB cord

Charging your Guide 10 Plus:

  • The Sun (The Guide 10 Plus can be charged by connecting a compatible solar panel.)
  • USB (The Guide 10 Plus can also be charged by being plugged into a USB power source.)

Specs:

  • Best use: Backpacking
  • Charge time (hrs): Variable depending on device
  • External charge: USB
  • Battery included: Yes
  • Battery type: NiMH
  • Solar cell output capacity: 7 watts
  • Battery storage capacity (mAh): 2300 mAh
  • Power output to device (mA):
    • USB: 5V 1000 mA (5W)
    • Solar: 15V 300 mA (5W)
    • Mini Solar: 6.5V 1100 mA (7W)
  • Material(s): Mono-crystalline / nylon / plastic
  • Dimensions (inches):
    • Nomad 7: 17 x 9 x 1.5
    • Guide 10: 4 x 2.5 x .75
  • Foldable: Yes
  • Weight: 19 ounces

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Two Upcoming Events You Don’t Want to Miss!

Bikes + Camping = Perfect Together

We have partnered with Shenandoah Bicycle Company for an evening of bikes, camping, information gathering, question answering, trip planning and general talk about bikes and camping!

“Getting Ready for a Bicycle Tour: Part 1″
Thursday, January 29 at 6:30pm at Walkabout Outfitter, Harrisonburg, VA

“Getting Ready for a Bicycle Tour: Part 2″
Thursday, February 19 at 6:30pm at Shenandoah Bicycle Company, Harrisonburg, VA

For more information or to reserve your spot, call the Harrisonburg location at (540) 434-9900 or Shenandoah Bicycle at (540) 437-9000.

Got Balance?

The benefits of yoga provide both instant gratification and lasting transformation. Yoga can change your physical and mental capacity quickly, while preparing the mind and body for long-term health.

Join us on Thursday, February 26 from 8:30 – 9:30 am in all our stores for a complimentary yoga class. There will also be sweet giveaways from Prana and a drawing for a free prize at each location.

Please call your store (phone numbers are at the bottom of this email) to reserve your spot. Namaste!

FYI: We are open seven days a week at all our locations!

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Gear Highlight: Jetboil MiniMo Cooking System

Jetboil MiniMo Cooking System

Description:

It’s not just about boiling, it’s about cooking. MiniMo delivers UNMATCHED simmer control, metal handles, and a low spoon angle for easy eating

Starting with the innovative new valve design, MiniMo delivers the finest simmer control of any upright canister system on the market. It’s redesigned cooking cup, the perfect combination of size, sturdy metal handles, and optimized height, provides users with an easy-to-eat experience.

  • Proprietary regulator technology and enhanced regulator diaphragm ensure consistent performance down to 20°F
  • Redesigned valve and regulator for unmatched simmer control
  • Redesigned cooking cup, with the perfect combination of size, sturdy metal handles and optimized height, provides users with an easy-to-eat experience
  • Rubber-coated metal handles provide a robust interface for both cooking and eating
  • Lower spoon angle for easier eating right from the cup
  • Convenient push-button piezo igniter
  • Includes an insulating drink-through lid and measuring cup
  • Clever sideways burner storage inside the cooking cup minimizes pack space
  • Fuel canister stabilizer included
  • Fuel canisters are available at Walkabout Outfitter stores
  • Because this stove system has a capacity of less than 1 liter, the average boil time specification represents the time required to do 2 separate boils of 0.5 liter of water

Specs:

  • Best use: Backpacking
  • Fuel Type: Canister
  • Fuel: Isobutane-propane
  • Auto ignition: Yes
  • Average boil time: 4.5 minutes
  • Dimensions (Packed): 5 x 6 inches
  • Weight: 14.6 ounces

Our Price – $129.95

 

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Gear Highlight: Outdoor Tech® Buckshot

Outdoor Tech® Buckshot

Rugged Bluetooth Speaker

Description:

This is the Buckshot, the super-portable, multifunctional, rugged and water-resistant wireless speaker by Outdoor Tech®. It’s the sneakiest little speaker on the block, so all you super-sneaky types look no further.
The Buckshot features the same angular, triangle-themed design that is signature to many of the other products in the Outdoor Tech lineup. The rugged, rubberized exterior means that it’s no big deal if you drop it from time to time, and the built-in speakerphone and microphone means that you can have little hands-free calls with your therapist basically wherever you want. The included bicycle mount allows you to mount the Buckshot to your bicycle handlebars or anything else with a similar profile. Compact, portable music has never been a more viable option.

Fully wireless, fully portable.

The Buckshot wirelessly connects with your phone, tablet, laptop, or any other Bluetooth-enabled device. It streams crystal clear audio for a range of up to 32 feet for 16 hours on a single charge. So yes, you could put the Buckshot in your go-cart and leave your phone on the porch, but if your go-cart only goes thirty-two feet your fun is very limited an you probably need a new go-cart.

Built-in call functionality.

Have your next conference call using the Buckshot portable Bluetooth speaker as a speakerphone. The built-in mic makes this possible, so you can receive hands-free calls anywhere, anytime. We get it, you’re big-time.

Rugged, dust-proof, shock-resistant, and water-resistant.

Designed and built with the outdoorsman in mind, the Buckshot Bluetooth speaker comes equipped with the features necessary to keep the music playing wherever your road may lead. Drop it, throw it, catch it, ride in a wagon ties behind a jeep in the desert with it (this is both dangerous and stupid and why you would be doing this is, you, beyond us), you name it, the Buckshot has got you covered; it’s both shock-resistant and dust-proof. Its IPX5 water-resistance rating means that it will withstand splashes of liquid, so rest easy if you spill a little bit of that expertly-done three-quarters-foam stout pour on it- your speaker’s fine, and nobody was watching, you’ll get it next time.

The sky is the limit..

The Buckshot small Bluetooth speaker comes with a rubber handlebar mount, allowing you to mount it to your bicycle, tricycle, golf cart, baby stroller, doggie stroller, moped, hang glider or anything else with a similar profile. You’re way stoked.

 Specs:

  • Wirelessly connect to any Bluetooth-enabled device
  • Included bicycle handlebar mount accessory
  • IPX5 dust and waterproof standard
  • Rugged, minimal design
  • Rechargeable lithium-ion battery
  • 16 hours of hi-fi sound or talk time
  • Range of up to 33 feet from device
  • Package includes USB charging cable, bar mount accessory, soft carry bag, and user manual

 

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Walkabout Outfitter voted Best of the Blue Ridge!

BestOfBR_2015

 

Walkabout Outfitter would like to thank everyone that voted in the 2015 Best of the Blue Ridge! We are proud to be a part of such an amazing area and excited to be able to help you enjoy the amazing location we are able to live in!  Below is an excerpt of the article.

Outdoor Shop
Walkabout Outfitter (Lexington, Roanoke, Harrisonburg, Richmond, Va.)
A former Eagle Scout and longtime outdoorsman, Walkabout Outfitter founder Kirk Miller always dreamed about hiking the entire Appalachian Trail. In 1999, he decided to quit his day job and do just that. Fast-forward six years to 2005 when Kirk and his wife Tina decided to open up the first Walkabout Outfitter in downtown Lexington. Their mission was to provide quality advice and gear for all-things-hiking, and they’ve stayed true to that in the decade they’ve been in operation. Walkabout has since expanded to five locations throughout the Commonwealth and is a well-recognized outfitter among thru-hikers in particular.

If you would like to read the full article, it can be found HERE! Thanks again and we hope to see all very soon!

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100 Miles in 100 Days!

100 miles of human-powered exercise in 100 days!

Active Andy is challenging YOU to do 100 miles in 100 days! Lace up those shoes and let’s get going. Here’s how it works:

Track your miles. The focus of the Roanoke 100 Miler is to get YOU up and moving and making activity a regular part of your life, while also pushing yourself a bit! You can track your miles via a paper log or by signing up for a free RunKeeper.com account and using their website and/or free mobile app (available in iTunes and Google Play).

What counts as activity? Walking, jogging, running, hiking, biking, paddling … you name it. We know that it can be a difficult time of year to get outside, although we encourage you to bundle up and get outside! Sometimes despite our best efforts, the weather just doesn’t cooperate with us, so hitting the treadmill, elliptical, or stair climber will work!

What if I reach 100 miles before the end of the 100 days?
YOU ROCK! By all means, KEEP GOING! Why not see just how many miles you can rack up?

Sign up NOW and commit to be healthy in 2015!

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Gear Highlight: MSR Whisperlite™ International

MSR Whisperlite™ International

 

Description:

One of the most versatile stoves, the Whisperlite International multi-fuel stove was designed from nearly 20 years of proven field use and feedback. The one-piece, stamped stainless steel leg assembly increases stability and simplifies maintenance while also reducing weight. Combined with a collection of subtle engineering refinements to boost overall efficiency, the WhisperLite International stove will remain the top choice for globetrotting backpackers seeking a reliable multi-fuel stove.

Features:

  • Multi-Fuel Performance: Burns white gas, kerosene, and unleaded auto fuel.
  • Lighter & Stable: Stamped stainless steel legs offer excellent stability and low weight.
  • Compact: Folds small and fits inside most MSR® pots.
  • Field Maintainable: Self-cleaning Shaker Jet technology and new, one-piece leg assembly allow fast cleaning and maintenance in the field.
  • Includes: Fuel pump, windscreen, heat reflector, small-parts kit, instructions, and stuff sack. (Fuel bottle not included.)

Specs:

  • Burn time (kerosene) per 600ml / 20 oz. of fuel: Appx. 155 minutes
  • Minimum Weight: 10.9 oz / 309 g
  • Packed Weight: 15.6 oz / 441 g
  • Burn time (white gas) per 600ml / 20 oz. of fuel: Appx. 110 minutes
  • Boil time (white gas), 1 liter: 3.5 minutes
  • Boil time (kerosene), 1 liter: 4.4 minutes
  • Water boiled (white gas) per 100 ml of fuel: 4.4 liters
  • Water boiled (white gas) per 1 oz. of fuel: 1.3 liters
  • Water boiled (kerosene) per 100 ml of fuel: 5.3 liters
  • Water boiled (kerosene) per 1 oz. of fuel: 1.6 liters
  • Country of Origin: Made in Seattle, USA

 

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Meet the Staff: Allegra Steck

Allegra Steck

 

Where are you from?

Grew up in Cleveland, Ohio, home of Lake Effect Snowfall, hence why I am no longer there…

What Walkabout location do you work at?

I am the manager in Lexington, the first and greatest!

What do you enjoy most about working at Walkabout Outfitter?

Our awesome customers. It’s great to be able to get them ready for their best adventures and knowing what a great time they will have. Working in a local Mom-and-Pop store runs a close second, it means way more than a giant national chain store.

What is your first childhood memory of camping or being outdoors?

One summer when I was in Junior High, my mom loaded up the station wagon with a Coleman tent and a kerosene suitcase stove and drove my brothers and I from Ohio to Washington, we camped every night and saw so much- Wisconsin Dells, the Black Hills, Mt. Rushmore, Yellowstone, Jackson Hole, The Grand Tetons; then we spent the summer in a rented house in Montana, fly-fishing and climbing the Beartooth Mountains. A life-changer for a city girl!

What first interested you in the outdoors?

I always wanted to be outdoors. Growing up in the suburbs, there was a ravine with a creek across the street that ran for a few miles, I explored every inch of it as a kid and had secret hideaways where I would go to escape the sound of traffic and city life.

What is your favorite outdoor activity?

Trail riding my horses in the incredible Virginia countryside and introducing my son to hiking and camping.

What is your “must have” piece of gear from Walkabout Outfitter?

My Arc’teryx Nuclei jacket- the most comfortable coat I have ever owned. So light you forget it’s on but never get cold.

What has been your most exciting outdoor adventure?

Traveling in Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and Hawaii. Such different environments, flora, and fauna.  Snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef, viewing the fjords,  and hiking up a volcano  to see the sunrise.  Seeing the redwoods in CA and kayaking off the coast of Maine are tied for second place. There’s so much out there and so little time!

If you could have your “Dream Expedition”, where would you go?

Domestically, I want to take my son to hike in the Grand Canyon, an area in the US I haven’t yet been. Internationally, I’ve always wanted to go to Morocco…

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Jump Start the New Year with a 100 Mile Challenge!

Go Human Powered

The Roanoke 100 Miler is a community active-living campaign that challenges people to do 100 miles or more in 100 days completely human-powered. As a group last year, we logged nearly 300 thousand miles!

Last year, more than 1,200 people joined Active Andy  — your official mascot and motivator — during a 100 day excursion to do 100 miles completely human-powered. You can walk, run, hike, pedal or paddle your way to 100 miles or more. If the temperatures drop, just hit the treadmill or exercise bike to pick up those miles.

Throughout the 100 Miler, you’ll receive weekly email newsletter to help motivate you to keep moving throughout your 100 days. Each newsletter will have suggestions for human-powered routes (hiking trails, greenways, etc.), activities (5k runs, group walks, etc.) and free prizes. As a matter of fact, last year, we gave away sporting goods merchandise, footwear, GPS watches, Trek bikes and much more!

Alongside the emails, if you choose the shirt or dog option, you’ll also receive a moisture-wicking 100 Miler shirt, doggie bandana or both.

Sign up and commit to be fit in 2015!

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