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FREE ICE CREAM SUNDAY!

We are giving away FREE ICE CREAM this Sunday, July 16 to celebrate National Ice Cream Day!

Make a $20 purchase at any Walkabout Outfitter location on Sunday and receive a coupon for a free scoop of ice cream at participating ice cream shops.

Lexington: Sweet Things Ice Cream Shoppe
Roanoke: Bayou Snowballs
Valley View: Ben & Jerry’s
Harrisonburg: Kline’s Dairy Bar
Richmond: TBA
Blacksburg: Frosty Parrot

*Limit one per customer

We appreciate your loyalty and look forward to seeing you on Sunday!

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We NEED your help! Proceeds go to the James River Association

Benefit James River Association when you purchase Astral Footwear

Join Walkabout Outfitter & Astral Footwear in raising money for the James River Association (JRA). Now through July 30th, 10% of proceeds from all Astral Footwear purchases will go directly to James River Association.  Visit our BlacksburgHarrisonburgRichmond or Valley View stores today to purchase a pair of Astral shoes and support conservation and responsible stewardship of our beloved James River.

Astral water shoes are designed to hold up after constant soaking, drain water and not accumulate funk featuring a “Super Sticky” outsole for maximum grip in wet conditions and surfaces.

Stay tuned for details of our finale celebration taking place at our Carytown-Richmond location on August 11, where we will present a check to the James River Association.

TONIGHT!
Backpacker Magazine Get Out More Tour
6pm – 8pm, Harrisonburg location

Join Backpacker’s Get Out More all star ambassador Randy Propster for an engaging seminar full of trail tested tips, regional trip advice and outdoor gear. This free event is open to the public. Kids AND well-behaved pets with owner on leash are welcome.

Click here to RSVP and learn more.

Red Wing Roots Music Festival

Join us this weekend at Red Wing Roots Music Festival. Walkabout Outfitter and Klean Kanteen are teaming up with festival specials and giveaways. Be sure to come say hello to Vince and the rest of our team!

Thanks to all who came in and entered our summer festival contest. Stay tuned for our next contest coming soon!

FREE ICE CREAM!

This Sunday, July 16 is National Ice Cream Day!

To celebrate, each Walkabout Outfitter location has teamed up with a nearby ice cream shop to give you FREE ICE CREAM with purchase.

Stay tuned for details to be announced later this week!

Calendar of Events

Get Out More with BACKPACKER Magazine Ambassador Randy Propster
Tuesday, July 11th, 6 PM
Harrisonburg

Red Wing Roots Music Festival
July 14-16
Mt. Solon

Astral Footwear / James River Association Celebration
August 11
Carytown-Richmond

The Festy Experience
October 5-8
Arrington

GO Fest
October 13-15
Roanoke

Braiding the Way for Outdoor Recreation in Rockbidge Area Online Survey – Win Prizes!
Now until July 31
Lexington/Buena Vista/Rockbridge County Residents Only

 

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7 Outdoor-Themed Southern Craft Brews Every Beer-Lover Should Drink

Local craft brewing is on the rise in the American Southeast, and the scene is geared especially towards those with a penchant for the outdoors. Because of the recent changes in Tennessee’s ABV restrictions, hospitable temperatures year-round, and a practically endless selection of outdoor activities, the Southeast is the place to spend some time in nature and enjoy a good beer. Whether it’s sipping a beer as you float down a river or getting a cold pint after a long day on the trails, the breweries here honor and exemplify the adventure seekers that support and sustain them. Here, we put together a list of seven beers that pair particularly well with outdoor pursuits.

1. 420 Extra Pale Ale from SweetWater Brewing Company

Happy Father's Day to everyone in Dadland. Hope you're sharing a coldie (or juice for you youngins) with the chips off your block

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This refreshing pale ale has been around for a few years and has collected a couple of awards in its time, including a silver medal at the 2002 Great American Beer Festival. You can swoop up the 420 EPA at SweetWater’s Atlanta brewery in sizes ranging from 16 oz. single cans to five-gallon torpedo kegs if you really want to get after it with some friends.

Best for: Because Sweetwater’s tagline is "Don’t Float the Mainstream," and the 420 is perfect for lazy river days, enjoying this brew from the languid, bobbing confines of an inner tube somewhere off the beaten path is necessary.

2. Devil's Harvest India Pale Ale from Southern Prohibition Brewing

Southern Prohibition (or SoPro for short) Brewing has plenty of delicious choices all year long, but one of the best is Devil’s Harvest Breakfast IPA. This IPA is lovely for those just acquiring the taste for hops—it’s got all the floral aroma, but much less of the typical bitterness that tends to turn people off. SoPro’s philosophy is all about evolution and exploration, which is in perfect alignment with the philosophy of those who revel in the outdoors.

Best for: Yep, you guessed it—camping mornings. This beer goes down really well with campfire oatmeal and scrambled eggs. It’s five o’clock somewhere, right?

3. Vienna Lager from Devils Backbone Brewing Company

Totally worth the trek through the fog this morning. Goshen Pass blanketed & it's gorgeous 👍

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Ever had hiking the Appalachian Trail on your mind? If so, Devils Backbone Brewing Company was made for you. They’re located so close to the trail that you can call them and get a shuttle to their place from Reeds Gap on the AT. Not only does this make it easy peasy to pick up their brews along the way, but they let thru-hikers stay the night in their backyard. The Vienna Lager is their award-winning (12 awards so far if anyone is counting) beer that’s been a tradition at the brewery since the very beginning.

Best for: Hiking the Appalachian Trail, or any other trail that calls for a break (i.e. all of them).

4. White Zombie from Catawba Brewing Company

Time to ice down the weekend beer. #cheers #catawbabeer #farmdinner

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From tap to can and much in between, there are plenty of ways to enjoy Catawba's lovely White Zombie. A while ale that started as a Halloween concoction and transitioned to a full-time member of the team, the White Zombie is a fruity and spicy delight, crafted by a brewing company uses eco-friendly containers for both their cans and kegs.

Best for: Since one of their locations is in a college town, White Zombie is best enjoyed while tailgating for the UNC Asheville team of your choice.

5. Freak of Nature from Wicked Weed

Talk about a beer for people who love to be outside—it’s got ‘nature’ right in the name. While the phrase is usually used to refer to something else, this Freak of Nature will be loved by those who are freaks for nature too. This double IPA is a hops explosion for those that seek a bitter beer and comes from another Ashville-based brewery.

Best for: Wicked Weed is dedicated to "letting the wildness of beer… lead," so we suggest taking a few swigs of this one on a hiking or camping trip in the middle of a wilderness for maximum wildness. Bring those hops back to their roots!

6. Dale's Pale Ale from Oskar Blues Brewery

A Dale's in its natural habitat. Where you drankin' this weekend?

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With a brewery near Pisgah National Forest in Brevard, North Carolina, and availability in bars and restaurants all over the Southeast, you can taste Oskar Blue’s Dale’s Pale Ale in plenty of places. This "assertive but balanced" brew is the first American craft brew to be canned in the mountains. You’ll practically be able to smell the mountain air.

Best for: Enjoying with your pals at a music festival or extreme sports event—Oskar Blues is all about getting amped in the outdoors. This one is drinkable all day long and pairs equally well with good music and healthy competition.

7. Shreddin’ Wheat from Coast Brewing Company

The name says it all: This beer was made for those who shred. Whether it’s the waves or the mountains, the Shreddin’ Wheat was made for those who love a board below their feet and the landscape flying by as they rip it up. Coast believes in keeping things organic and local—both good things for the environment we know and love and that gives us the thrills we seek.

Best for: Enjoying after a session on the slopes or at the ocean. After you’re all played out, this sweet wheat beer made with organic malt will taste so, so good.

Originally written by RootsRated for Outdoor Sports Marketing.

Featured image provided by Cody Myers Photography

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WIN Tickets In Our GRAND PRIZE Drawing!

Our GRAND PRIZE DRAWING is this Friday, July 7

This week is your last chance to stop by any of our stores and enter to win our Summer Festival GRAND PRIZE:

2 tickets to Red Wing Roots Music Festival

Along with a pair of tickets, our lucky grand prize winner will also take home:

Our GRAND PRIZE DRAWING, takes place this Friday, July 7.

Backpacker Get Out More Tour Visits Harrisonburg

July 11, 6pm

Join BACKPACKER Ambassador, Randy Propster at our Harrisonburg store for an entertaining + engaging 75-minute backpacking skills + gear clinic highlighting tips + techniques you’ll need to pack right, buy smart, + feel safer, more comfortable, + confident during your next outdoor adventure.

This free event is open to the public. Kids + well-behaved pets with owner on leash are welcome.

Click here to RSVP and get more info

Walkabout Outfitter

Hits the Road

Join the Walkabout Outfitter Street Crew this summer at the following festivals:
Mt. Solon, VA
July 14-16
The Festy Experience
Arrington, VA
October 5-8
GO Fest
Roanoke, VA
October 13-15

Klean Kanteen Insulated Tumbler 16oz $23.95

Coffee or beer? Both suit the Tumbler just fine. Keeps drinks hot for 4 hours and iced for 20 hours.

Silicone ring $3.95

Along with the Kanteen S-biner, clip your empty pint to your belt or bag!

S-biner $3.95 / $4.95

Great for travel, this rugged stainless steel clip is flat and comes in two ultra low-profile sizes.

Our stores are closed on Independence Day. The Walkabout Outfitter team wishes everyone a safe and happy 4th of July wherever your adventures take you!

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8 of the Best Waterfall Hikes in the Smokies

The Great Smoky Mountains may be known for their enchanting mist and spectacular views, but these rounded peaks have another claim to fame: they are home to waterfalls of all shapes and sizes. There’s nothing quite like kicking off your shoes and cooling down next to a beautiful waterfall in the heat of a Southeastern summer, and with more than 20 waterfalls in the park, the Smoky Mountains are the perfect place to do just that.

Whether you’re looking for a flowing cascade or an impressive chute, a drive-by photo opp or a strenuous all-day hike, the Smokies have something for you. We narrowed the full list down to eight of the best waterfall hikes in the Smokies to try out the next time you visit the Southeast.

1.Indian Creek and Tom Branch Falls

Distance: 1.6 miles **Difficulty: Easy

The hike to Tom Branch Falls is great for families.
The hike to Tom Branch Falls is great for families.

Bob Carr

This easy hike on Deep Creek Trail is a two for one: the 1.6-mile round trip gives you views of both Tom Branch Falls and Indian Creek Falls. After just one-third of a mile, you’ll come across the splendid 60-foot Tom Branch Falls, a perfect spot to stop for photos or rest on one of the many benches provided by the National Park Service. Just a bit farther down the path, hikers will catch a glimpse the 25-foot Indian Creek Falls, which cascades water slide-style into Deep Creek.

2. Mouse Creek Falls

Distance: 4.2 miles** Difficulty: Easy**

The hike to Mouse Creek Falls is easy, with a beautiful payoff.
The hike to Mouse Creek Falls is easy, with a beautiful payoff.

Bob Carr

Perfect for novice hikers, the trail to the lesser-known Mouse Creek Falls is wide and smooth, climbing gently over the first two miles. The 45-foot falls can be accessed from Big Creek Trail, which follows along an old logging railroad. After about a mile, the trail meets Big Creek, and a little farther, you’ll get a view of the emerald green waters of Midnight Hole and it’s six-foot waterfall. If you are visiting in the warmer months, expect to see plenty of wildflowers bursting into color as well. With a modest elevation gain of 600 feet and a round-trip distance of just over four miles, Mouse Creek Falls is the perfect destination for beginner hikers or those looking for a beautiful waterfall without too much hassle.

3. Baskins Creek Falls

Distance: 3 miles** Difficulty: Easy overall, but with a couple fun challenges**

Baskins Creek Falls is a short walk with a big reward.
Baskins Creek Falls is a short walk with a big reward.

Brian Greer

While the round trip to Baskins Creek Falls is only three miles, you’ll face your share of exciting obstacles in reaching this 40-foot waterfall. You may get your feet wet on the walk, especially after a heavy rain, as the trail crosses Falls Branch with no footbridge. The final stretch leading to the waterfall is a fairly steep descent that will become a fun, rugged scramble on the return trip. Whatever your experience level, the hike the beautiful two-tiered falls is well worth the challenges of getting there.

4. Hen Wallow Falls

Distance: 4.4 miles** Difficulty: Moderate**

Look carefully for salamanders at the base of Hen Wallow Falls.
Look carefully for salamanders at the base of Hen Wallow Falls.

Cody Myers Photography

At a towering 90 feet, this waterfall will have you craning your neck to see its sky-high origins. Only two feet wide at the top, the waterfall broadens to nearly 20 feet on its lengthy descent. The 4.4-mile round-trip hike can be accessed from Gabes Mountain Trail. On a steady climb, the rugged trail winds through a lush forest before descending steeply to the falls. If you brave the hike in cold winter weather, you could be rewarded with a view of Hen Wallow Falls frozen into an impressive icy column.

5. Abrams Falls

Distance: 5.2 miles** Difficulty: Moderate**

Abrams Falls is a popular hike in the Cades Cove area of Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Abrams Falls is a popular hike in the Cades Cove area of Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Bob Carr

The trail to Abrams Falls is well-traveled, and for good reason. At roughly five miles out-and-back, this hike is the perfect place to stop and stretch your legs on a scenic drive through Cades Cove. The immense volume of water rushing over Abrams Falls will make you forget that it’s only 20 feet tall. The trail is considered moderately difficult and runs parallel to Abrams Creek. The base of the falls offers plenty of room for a riverside picnic or a shady rest before the return hike.

6. Rainbow Falls

Distance: 5.4 miles** Difficulty: Moderate**

Rainbow Falls is known for misty rainbows on a sunny afternoon.
Rainbow Falls is known for misty rainbows on a sunny afternoon.

Ed Ogle

Visit this waterfall on a sunny afternoon to catch glimpses of the misty rainbows for which the falls is named. Best viewed after heavy rain, the 80-foot falls has the longest single drop waterfall in the Smokies and is great for a day hike. The trail gains 1,500 feet in elevation en route to the falls, while offering plenty of rest spots along the way. If you’re looking for a heftier challenge, you can tack on another four miles by going all the way to the summit of Mt. LeConte.

7. The Sinks and Meigs Creek Cascades

Distance: 7 miles** Difficulty: Moderate**

This waterfall is especially pretty in the fall.
This waterfall is especially pretty in the fall.

Kevin Stewart Photography

For a fantastic view of the Sinks, a short but powerful waterfall, you need not walk more than twenty steps from your car. Named for the swirling motion of the water as it pools at the base of the 15-foot falls, the Sinks is a popular roadside attraction in the Smokies.

But if you want to go beyond the parking lot, jump on the Meigs Creek Trail, which you can follow to a variety of destinations. The trail is aptly named: it follows the creek all the way to its headwaters at Meigs Mountain. On your way up, you’ll get to practice your rock hopping skills as you cross Meigs Creek multiple times (with no footbridges). There are several small waterfalls on the trail, including the 18-foot Meigs Creek Cascades. This trail is best hiked in the summer and fall months, as there can be dangerously high water at other times of the year.

8. Ramsey Cascades

Distance: 8 miles** Difficulty: Strenuous**

Ramsey Cascades is a frequently photographed waterfall in the Smokies.
Ramsey Cascades is a frequently photographed waterfall in the Smokies.

Peter Ciro

If you want to take a gander at the tallest waterfall in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, you’ll have to work for it. At 100 feet tall, Ramsey Cascades is a picturesque and popular destination for day hikers. Gaining 2,200 feet over four miles, this trail is considered strenuous and has some pretty rugged terrain just before reaching the falls. With a round-trip distance of eight miles, Ramsey Cascades Trail meanders through the largest old growth forest in the Smokies while offering views of countless mini-waterfalls in the Little Pigeon River.

Note: The trail to Ramsey Cascades is temporarily closed due to storm damage.

Originally written by RootsRated for Outdoor Sports Marketing.

Featured image provided by Cody Myers Photography

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Our Festival Giveaway Contest is Back – Win Prizes Each Week

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. It’s festival season!

Just like last summer, we are giving away prizes each week to get you going concluding with our GRAND PRIZE DRAWING:

2 tickets to Red Wing Roots and Music FestivalAlong with a pair of tickets, our lucky grand prize winner will also take home:

Stop in any of our stores to enter. You only have to enter once to be included in each week’s drawing.

Weekly winners will be announced on Tuesdays on our Facebook page. All winners will be re-entered into our GRAND PRIZE DRAWING, taking placeMonday, July 3.

We at Walkabout Outfitter wish everyone a safe, healthy and happy Summer!

$10 Walkabout Outfitter Gift Certificate

1 Walkabout Outfitter Trucker Hat

1 Red Wing Roots Music Festival Concert Poster

Want to win?

Stop by any of our locations and enter!

Walkabout Outfitter Hits the Road

Join the Walkabout Outfitter Street Crew this summer at the following festivals:

Red Wing Roots Music Festival
Mt. Solon, VA
July 14-16

The Festy Experience
Arrington, VA
October 5-8

GO Fest
Roanoke, VA
October 13-15

Crazy Legs Quad Beach/Festival Chair in Tie-Dye

Sit low and comfy at the beach, park, concert or festival. Perfect for low seating off the ground. Also works great as a middle seat in a canoe. Convenient carry case for easy transport and storage.

Crazy Creek Original Chair

The Original Chair started the revolution in outdoor seating comfort over 25 years ago.  And ever since, Crazy Creek has been the choice of professional adventurers all over the globe, from the North to the South Pole – and everywhere in between.

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Buy One Pair, Get One Pair FREE For Dad!

Buy one, get one FREE for DAD!

On all SOLE Active footbeds
$50.00

SOLE’s signature shape for everyday comfort featuring customizable support, odor control technology, medium volume cushioning and a moisture-wicking topsheet.

More Great Gift Ideas for Dad…

Help Dad get his hike on with some new kicks to go with his insoles.

Oboz Sawtooth Low

Proven on rocks and roots of the AT, the Sawtooth features a leather and textile balance combines the dueling requirements of protection and breathability.

Vasque Breeze II GTX

The next level in trail comfort and performance, the Breeze III GTX represents an evolution of our best-selling boot, ratcheting up technology for the perfect trail experience.

Salomon X-Mission 3

Accept the challenge of any surface with the updated X-Mission 3 running shoe. Dad will be ready for his next mission.

National Geographic Trail Maps

Don’t let Dad get lost on his next hike. Be prepared with our wide variety of National Geographic Trail Maps, featuring the Appalachian Trail and other local hikes!​

Calendar of Events

Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance Friendly City Fortune Friday Giveaway
Friday, June 16th, 11:30AM-1 PM
Harrisonburg

Eastern Divide 50k Trail Race
Saturday, June 17th
Blacksburg

Great American Camp-Out!
Saturday, June 24th
Hillandale Park, Harrisonburg

Fashion Show at the Virginia Horse Center
Saturday, June 24th, 2-5 PM
Lexington

Live Music by “Strong Water”
Friday, June 30th, 5-7 PM
Harrisonburg store

Get Out More with BACKPACKER Magazine Ambassador Randy Propster
Tuesday, July 11th, 6 PM
Harrisonburg store

Braiding the Way for Outdoor Recreation in Rockbidge Area Online Survey – Win Prizes!
Now until July 31
Lexington/Buena Vista/Rockbridge County Residents Only

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Winter SALE Starts Today! 30% OFF!

on Select Winter Clothing & Shoes — 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 shoes by your favorite brands like

  • Patagonia
  • Arc’Teryx
  • Mountain Hardwear
  • Merrell
  • Vasque
  • Keen … and more!

Hurry into one of our locations TODAY for the best selection!

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Gear Highlight: Patagonia Nano-Air® Light Hybrid Jacket

Patagonia Nano-Air® Light Hybrid Jacket

Description:

The Nano-Air® revolution accelerates. The Nano-Air Light Hybrid Jacket delivers for high-exertion athletes and cool-weather missions by combining 40-g FullRange® insulation, a flyweight shell fabric and an airy, wicking knit for warm, stretchy, breathable performance.

Features:

  • Light yet durable 100% nylon ripstop shell and plain-weave liner offer generous mechanical stretch and exceptional breathability, with a DWR (durable water repellent) finish
  • Revolutionary 40-g FullRange® insulation warms and stretches; combined with the shell and liner, this creates a jacket with excellent mechanical stretch and unprecedented air permeability (40-CFM on front; 130-CFM knit on back)
  • Airy, wicking waffle knit on the back of arms and side-and-back panel manages excess heat and moisture
  • Minimal, center-front zipper with low-profile zipper garage
  • Two handwarmer pockets are zippered, welted and low-bulk to wear comfortably with a harness or pack
  • Sleek, low-bulk cuff uses stretch knit with discreet thumb-slot to provide versatile coverage and comfort
  • Stretch binding at hem to seal in warmth

Materials:

  • Shell: 1.3-oz 20-denier 100% nylon ripstop
  • Lining: 2-oz 50-denier 100% nylon plain-weave
  • Both shell and lining with mechanical stretch and a DWR (durable water repellent) finish
  • Insulation: 40-g FullRange® 100% polyester stretch insulation
  • Knit: 6.3-oz 100% polyester stretch waffle knit with Polygiene® permanent odor control

 

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Our Price: $199.00

 

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Out with the old and in with the new! Big sale on PETZL headlamps going on NOW!

Petzl has been busy upgrading their CLASSIC line of headlamps and we have to get rid of the old!

All of last season’s styles are on SALE:

Tikkina was $19.95 NOW $12.99


Zipka was $39.95 NOW
$34.99


Tikka $29.95 NOW
$17.99


e+Lite was $29.95 NOW
$19.99


Tikka+ was $39.95 NOW
$24.99


Tikka XP was $54.95 NOW
$34.99

And we’re excited to offer this NEW line of affordable, lightweight, and compact headlamps.


Actik Headlamp – $44.95

With 300 lumens and multiple light modes, the powerful Petzl Actik headlamp is ideal for mountaineering, running and hiking.

Tikka Headlamp – $29.95

The original LED headlamp from Petzl, the redesigned Tikka cranks out 200 lumens with a longer burn time for practical outdoor activities, all in a compact and easy-to-operate design.​

Reactik Headlamp – $84.95 

Compact, rechargeable and intelligent, the Petzl Reactik headlamp features reactive lighting technology that automatically adjusts the brightness to your needs. Maximum light output = 190 lumens.

Reactik+ Headlamp – $109.95 

Compact, intelligent and rechargeable, the Petzl Reactik+ headlamp casts up to 300 lumens of bright light. Bluetooth Smart connectivity lets you customize the lighting with the MyPetzl Light app.​

Noctilight Headlamp Case​ – $19.95

The protective Petzl Noctilight headlamp case turns your compact headlamp into a lantern.​

e+Lite – $29.95

Ultralight (less than 1 oz.!) and very compact, this headlamp and retractable cord is the perfect replacement for that bulky flashlight in your glove box or emergency kit.

CORE Rechargeable Battery – $29.95
High-capacity Lithium-Ion 1250 mAh rechargeable battery guarantees high performance lighting for HYBRID headlamps: TIKKINA, TIKKA, ZIPKA, ACTIK, ACTIK CORE, TACTIKKA, TACTIKKA + and TACTIKKA +RGB, even at low temperatures. It recharges directly with the integrated USB port. The CORE rechargeable battery offers an economical and sustainable solution as the main power supply, or as a back-up battery.​

Actik Core – 350 lumens, comes with the Core rechargeable battery – $59.95

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Gear Highlight: Deuter *COMING SOON*

Deuter

 

Company History: 

In 1898, Hans Deuter founded Deuter Sport. Starting in the 1900s, Deuter Sport provided the Bavarian Royal Mail with post sacks and mail bags. The company expanded in 1905 from producing linen weaving, sackcloth, freight, car and horse blankets to also include a department that offered tent rentals. In 1910, there was a high demand for products from the military. Deuter Sport began manufacturing satchels, backpacks, knapsacks, belts, mess tents and store tents for the military. Starting in 1919, Deuter sport expanded once again and began manufacturing suitcases, backpacks, tents, and truck canopies.

 

Products: 

ACT Lite Series

Athletic, sleek and spacious pack for any hiking, trekking or mountaineering outing. With its minimal weight, the purist design and ergonomic, the rucksack offers lightweight, yet reliable comfort.

45 plus 10 – $189.00

50 plus 10 – $189.00

60 plus 10 – $209.00

65 plus 10 – $209.00

Futura Vario Series

The Futura Vario is just perfect for long mountain hikes or trekking. The lightweight round spring steel frame and the Vari Flex hip wings provide fantastic flexibility and carrying comfort. The Vari Fit System is super easy to adjust to the individual back and quick access on the content is guaranteed by the all-round 2-way front opening.

45 plus 10 – $219.00

55 plus 10 – $229.00

Fox 40 – $109.00

The Fox is fitted with thoughtful details and features, all adapted from the grown-up trekking packs. Thus it is more than ready to accompany the juniors on any adventure. Plus, the carrying system grows with the kids: its Vari Quick system can be adapted to the back length. For both foxes we’ve introduced an additional colour choice.

Walker 24 – $89.00

Out and about in style! The urban companions in three sizes and three colours also stand out through perfect functionality: well-designed side pockets, organisers and security compartments offer ample space for drinking bottle, mobile phone, tablet, laptop, books and snacks – and they keep everything neat and tidy and easy to carry around.

Airlite 20 – $109.00

Airlite 22 – $109.00

ACT Trail 28 – $129.00

Light, clean and super versatile – our ACT Trail now appears in a fresh, sleek look. The sporty no-frills all-rounders offer top Aircontact carrying comfort and many smart details (such as the fold away hip belt) that make them the right choice for hiking via ferrata routes as well as urban outings.

ACT Trail 30 – $129.00

Light, clean and super versatile – our ACT Trail now appears in a fresh, sleek look. The sporty no-frills all-rounders offer top Aircontact carrying comfort and many smart details (such as the fold away hip belt) that make them the right choice for hiking via ferrata routes as well as urban outings.

Speedlite 10 – $59.00

Our ultra light sports packs for the quick footed athlete. Experience virtual weightlessness when mountain running, ski tour racing, cycling marathons, Nordic walking or even when sprinting to catch that bus. And their new sleek silhouette makes it look even more athletic.

Speedlite 20 – $89.00

Whether you use it for adventure racing, alpine sport-climbing, short ski tours or for summit gear on longer trekking tours – when you know how and when lightweight gear is needed, the overall weight you carry can be substantially reduced. And with the new sleek silhouette the biggest among our fast packs looks even more athletic. The biggest among our fastest packs now has a height adjustable chest strap and looks even more athletic.

Kidcomfort 2 – $249.00

A favorite with parents and kids alike: designed for that feeling of boundless freedom on longer hikes. The sporty Kid Comfort was the first ever TÜV and GS approved child carrier worldwide in 1996 and became JPMA certified in the USA in 2014.  Since then it has taken thousands of kids and parents on great excursions outdoors.

Kikki – $45.00

An eco-friendly and fun kid’s rucksack! The exotic child pack is the perfect companion for the kindergarten, on hikes or everyday excursions. It is made of eco-friendly fabric according to, bluesign®, the world’s strictest standard for environmental protection, work safety and consumer protection.

 

 

 

COMING TO ALL STORES SOON!

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Store Hours in January

Lexington:
Monday – Saturday 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Sunday 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

 

Roanoke:
Monday -Saturday 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Sunday 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

 

Valley View:
Monday -Saturday 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Sunday 12:00 am – 5:00 pm

 

Harrisonburg:
Monday-Thursday 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Friday & Saturday 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Sunday 12:00 – 5:00 pm

 

Richmond:
Monday-Thursday 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am – 8 pm
Saturday 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Sunday 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

 

Blacksburg:
Monday-Saturday 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Sunday 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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Open on Christmas Eve!

All Walkabout Outfitter locations will be open on Christmas Eve
from 9 am-5 pm and closed on Christmas Day. We will resume
normal business hours on Monday, Dec 26th.

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Great Gifts UNDER $30 & a FREEBIE!


Great Gifts that Won’t Break the Bank

Just because you’re on a budget doesn’t mean you can’t give awesome Christmas gifts to the people you love!

PLUS, get a FREE Light My Fire Spork (while supplies last)
with any purchase of $30 or more!
Just mention or show us this email or Facebook post to receive your free spork!

Kavu Mini Keeper in Sangria
The Mini Keeper by Kavu® is super cute cotton canvas bag with five individual compartments, adjustable shoulder strap, and magnetic closure for security.
$25.00

Petzl TIKKINA
The TIKKINA simple and compact headlamp offers 80-lumen brightness and a wide beam for proximity lighting.
$19.95


Smartwool Socks
Mens’ Diamond Jim in Charcoal Heather
Womens’ Margarita in Moab Rust
$19.95


Goal Zero Flip 10
USB rechargeable recharger that holds a single charge for phones, fitness trackers and other small devices.

$24.99

Kavu Big Spender Wallet
The Kavu Big Spender Wallet is a stylish tri-fold ladies’ wallet with ample slots, pockets and compartments for your money, documents and cards.
$20.00

V-Fraas Cashmink Scarf
Cashmere-like feel and warmth (but vegan!), water resistant, wearable by even sensitive skin.
$29.95

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Get Your WARM On!

What’s the secret to staying warm and comfortable when active outside?

Layers!

We have all you need to layer up to stay cozy this holiday season!
Give the gift of comfort and warmth!

Base Layers

This is the layer in direct contact with your skin. Its main purpose is to transport or “wick” moisture off your skin and move it toward the surface of the fabric where it can evaporate. And aim for a snug fit that isn’t constricting.


Smartwool Next-To-Skin Micro 150 Pattern Crew
Women’s in Desert Purple

An all-season favorite, wear the Micro 150 as a baselayer in fall or as a single layer when summer backpacking calls. Sporty stripes and body enhancing lines take you from trail to town in a flash.

Patagonia Capilene® Midweight Zip-Neck
Men’s in Carbon
The most versatile polyester baselayer with the greatest comfort range and Polygiene® permanent odor control.

Middle Layers

This layer adds insulation, traps body heat to keep you warm, and continues moving moisture outward. Materials that are fuzzy like fleece are a good choice because they insulate without feeling bulky. Other mid-layer options are lightweight, low-profile insulated pieces – they can weigh less and compress nicely in your pack while still being warm. Mid-layers should be roomy enough to accommodate a base layer and allow movement, but should still be somewhat snug.

The North Face ThermoBall Full Zip Jacket
Women’s in Vaporous Grey

The versatile ThermoBall™ powered by PrimaLoft® insulated jacket offers ultralight, highly compressible synthetic warmth that’s contoured to fit your body and keep you warm in cold, wet conditions.

Patagonia Down Sweater Jacket
Men’s in Deep Sea Blue

The perfect warmth for just about everything, the classic Down Sweater is lightweight and windproof with a 100% recycled polyester ripstop shell and 800-fill-power Traceable Down.

Outer Shell

Your final layer protects you from the elements. Depending on the climate, you might want a layer that blocks wind, sheds precipitation or does both. Your outer layer should fit easily over your base and mid- layers, without being so loose that all your warmth escapes.

Arc’teryx Beta SL Jacket
Women’s in Marianas Blue, Men’s in Legion Blue
Super light, compressible GORE-TEX® jacket with Paclite® product technology. Designed specifically as packable emergency weather protection.

3-in-1 Jackets

A 3-in-1 jacket consists of two jacket layers that zip together. You can wear either jacket layer separately, or zip them together for extra warmth and weather protection.


Patagonia Piolet Jacket for Alpine Climbing
Women’s in Navy, Men’s in Forge Grey

Built with durably waterproof/breathable and windproof 2-layer polyester GORE-TEX® fabric, our Piolet Jacket is comfortable and superversatile.

Accessories

Don’t forget to cover and protect your head and your hands, too!

Patagonia Beatrice Beanie in Red
The chunky knit Beatrice Beanie is made with a chlorine-free merino wool/nylon blend and is fully lined with polyester fleece for warmth and comfort.

Powder Town Beanie in Arbor Green
Made with an recycled polyester and spandex yarn, this timeless beanie is itch-free and quick-drying.

Mountain Hardwear Torsion Insulated Glove
Tough enough to be a work glove, thanks to its goatskin leather palm and index finger, reinforced with double-needle stitching. Comfortable enough for any all-day activity like skiing or climbing and warm enough because of the windblocking Deflection™ softshell and Thermal.Q™ Elite, the warmest synthetic insulation, ounce for ounce, ever made.

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We have INCREDIBLE savings for you on Black Friday! #ShopSmall

Don’t forget to add Walkabout Outfitter to your Black Friday shopping list!

We have HUGE SALES, THIS WEEKEND ONLY!

We will be closed on Thanksgiving and we wish you a safe and wonderful holiday with your family and friends. For your shopping convenience, we have extended holiday hours now through December!

The North Face Mens’ Canyonlands Tri Climate Jacket

 Originally $260.00
Only $179.99!!!

That’s a savings of $80!

The North Face Womens’ High and Dry Tri Climate Jacket

 Originally $260.00
Only $179.99!!!

That’s a savings of $80!

The North Face Boys’ Chimborazo Triclimate Jacket

 Originally $150.00
Only $99.99!
That’s a savings of $50!
Available in Valley View, Harrisonburg, Lexington, and Blacksburg.

The North Face Girls’ Osolita Triclimate Jacket

Originally $150.00

Just $99.99!
That’s a savings of $50!
Available in Valley View, Harrisonburg, Lexington, and Blacksburg only.

All Chaco Sandals
Only $69.99!

That’s a savings of $35!

All Keen Sandals (Newport H2, Newport & Whisper)
Only $59.99!!! 

That’s a savings of $40!

All Kids’ Keen Sandals (Newport H2, Whisper)
& Chaco Sandals

Just $29.99!!!

That’s a savings of $20!

Prices good November 25-27 only. In-stock merchandise, while supplies last. No other discounts apply, sorry.

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10 Gift Ideas Under $30

10 Gift Ideas Under $30

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Luci Outdoor 2.0 by Mpowerd – $19.95

Outdoor 2.0 is our newest and most versatile Luci light yet. With more light settings, it’s brighter than ever and longer lasting than the previous generation of Luci Outdoor. The new adjustable bottom strap lets you attach Luci anywhere without needing an extra hook. Just as lightweight, waterproof and durable as ever, it collapses down to just 1 inch, giving you plenty of room for all your camping, hiking, climbing, kayaking or do-anything gear. Completely solar powered, Luci Outdoor 2.0 keeps you out of the dark, no matter how far off the grid you go.

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Socks by Smartwool/Darn Tough/Farm to Feet/Injinji – Prices Vary

A pair of well made durable socks can make anyone’s holiday better. We carry 4 different brands of socks so you will always be able to find what you are looking for!

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Pocket Disc by PhD Productions – $15.99

Pocket Discs are soft, artsy fliers. Their cotton form is easy on the hands but strong in the winds. Handmade in Guatemala, these cushy discs are like a cross between a hippie hat and a hacky sac—light enough for indoors, but also sturdy enough for outdoors. They’re great for playing catch with dogs, too.

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Scarves by FRAAS/RCS – $18.95 – $29.95

No matter who you are shopping for, you can never go wrong with a great scarf! We carry a lot of different styles of scarves so you can find a style and color for any occasion!

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LifeStraw Go/Personal by EarthEasy – $19.95 – $29.95

LifeStraw is ideal for hiking, backpacking, camping, travel, and emergency preparedness. The straw-style filter design lets you turn up to 1,000 liters of contaminated water into safe drinking water.

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16 oz. Insulated Tumbler by Klean Kanteen – $23.95

Coffee or beer? Both suit the Insulated Tumbler just fine. Made from durable 18/8 food grade stainless steel, the 16oz Insulated Tumbler is designed to last and travel safely where glass can’t go. Double-wall vacuum insulation and electropolished stainless steel don’t impart or retain flavors.

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Trucker Hats by Patagonia/The North Face/Mountain Hardwear – $28.00 – $29.00

Who says you have to be a trucker to wear a trucker hat? Come by and check out the MANY MANY different styles of trucker hat we have in stock! I can guarantee you will find one you can’t live without!

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Tikkina Headlamp by Petzl – $19.95

The TIKKINA headlamp offers 80-lumen brightness and a wide beam for proximity lighting. Simple and compact, it is ideal for daily household use.

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Flip 10 Recharger by Goal Zero – $24.95

Holds a single charge for phones, fitness trackers and other small devices. USB rechargeable and Solar Ready™ for off-grid adventures.

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Hi-Fi Speaker System by Eagles Nest Outfitters – $19.95

Never feel obligated to share your ear-buds with a needy travel companion again. The HiFi Speaker Case carries and protects your music player wherever you go. When it’s time to rock out, the HiFi delivers excellent sound for hours.

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We have these items and MANY more at all of our locations! Come by and finish your Christmas shopping early this year!

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2016 Extended Holiday Hours

Holiday HoursFor your shopping convenience, we will have extended hours for November and December:

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Gear Highlight: Superfeet Insoles

Superfeet Insoles

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About Superfeet:

Since 1977, Superfeet has helped people accomplish some pretty amazing things by changing the way their shoes fit, feel and perform. All our biomechanically correct products are based on the principles of podiatric medicine and can help a wide range of foot health related issues.

Superfeet founders Dennis and Chris designed the first pair of Superfeet based on the principles of podiatric medicine. The distinct shape was crafted to work in harmony with the foot in motion. For over 35 years, we’ve stayed true to making the best insoles on the planet. And we’re just getting started.

Three Keys to Every Superfeet Product:

  1. Structured heel cup: Encapsulates and positions the soft tissue under the heel, maximizing natural shock absorption.
  2. Rearfoot support: The support you feel towards the back of your arch and the front of your heel is the distinct Superfeet shape stabilizing the rearfoot.
  3. Firm stabilization: A firm foam layer and a stabilizer cap combine to create the supportive shape that Superfeet are famous for.

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Superfeet Fit Profile:

FIT PROFILE describes the feel of the insole’s shape under the foot and heel.

  • Low profile is our most accommodating shape and provides support for the widest range of foot types.
  • Medium profile is our intermediate shape and provides basic support for most foot types.
  • High profile offers the most shape and provides maximum support for most foot types

VOLUME describes the amount of room needed in the shoe for the foot combined with the insole to fit properly.

  • Low volume fits in the widest range of footwear, including tight-fitting styles without re-movable insoles.
  • Medium volume fits in most styles of footwear, including styles without removable in-soles.
  • High volume fits in roomy footwear with removable insoles.

FITS BEST IN lists the types of footwear the insole was designed for.

Products:

Green – $44.95

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LEGENDARY SUPPORT & PERFORMANCE

Start fast and finish strong on the heavy-duty shock absorption and legendary support that make the original Superfeet GREEN our most famous insole.

 

Blue – $44.95

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ALL-PURPOSE PERFORMANCE

Long-lasting support packed into a thinner, high-performance insole to help improve the fit of a wide range of footwear.

 

Come by any of our locations to get fitted for a pair of Superfeet!

 

 

 

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GRAND OPENING – Prizes, food, music, & fun!

Cool FREE Stuff We’re Giving Away!

The North Face Homestead Roomy 2 Tent

(Retail value: $159.95)

The North Face  Recon Backpack

(Retail value: $99)

The North Face Jester Backpack

(Retail value: $65)

 

Toad & Co

$100 towards a new outfit

 ExOfficio

$100 towards a new outfit

Ruffwear Dirtbag Seat Cover
(Retail value: $80)

Leki Legacy trekking poles

(Retail value: $99.95)

 

$140 Oboz Boots gift card

… and more!

Winners will be announced Tuesday, Sept 27th.

Live Music

Howlin’ Mudbellies

Friday, 12- 3 pm

The Howlin’ Mudbellies are a blues group featuring Dan Dunlap, Greg Bump, Roger Crowder and Joey Ballard. Rhythmic, percussive, shaking and grooving blues, from the deep south country to the rockin’ city. Picking, slide, and finger style acoustic guitar, Dobro, thumping bass, and sometimes added kick of drums and harmonica.

Activities

Balloon Pop

Friday

First 30 people get to pop a balloon for a prize! Prizes include gift certificates, cool swag, t-shirts, water bottles, trucker hats, and more!

Gift Certificate Scavenger Hunt

All weekend – until all certificates are found!

Find gift certificates ($10 – $50) hidden throughout the store!

How many carabiners are in the Nalgene bottle? 

All weekend
Closest guess wins Walkabout T-shirt & Water Bottle!

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