New Fall Arrivals…

That was fast… another summer has come and gone! We’ve been busy putting out new fall lines from the brands you love to keep you warm, letting you continue to enjoy the outdoors as the temperature drops.

Here are a few staff picks to get you ready for fall!
Patagonia Women’s Synchilla
Snap-T Fleece Pullover
An oldie, but a goodie the Synchilla Snap-T Pullover is soft and comfy with a loose fit. It’s perfect for a chilly morning or fall day. The wonderful, soft and warm fleece will also keep you cozy for those cold winter days.
Mountain Hardwear
Men’s Trekkin Flannel
The Trekkin is made from a polyester stretch fabric featuring great mechanical stretch and quick-drying, moisture-wicking properties of a technical base layer. This shirt excels on the hiking trail, at a cool-weather bouldering session, or strolling at your local Sunday morning farmers’ market.
ExOfficio Kizmet L/S Shirt
The Kizmet combines a refined look and comfortable design for a wardrobe staple. Features wrinkle resistant stretch fabric and a mesh-lined back yoke to keep you cool.
Pairs great with ExOfficio Venture Pants !
Kuhl Revolvr Rogue
Nice enough to wear as casual pants to work or school but tough enough for the backcountry. The Revolvr Rogue features a fabric blend that combines the lightweight comfort and breathability of cotton, with the added durability of nylon, and flexibility of spandex.
KÜHL Dani Sherpa Jacket
This jacket is stylin’! The Dani Sherpa Jacket features micro suede bonded to a luxuriously soft shearling fleece for comfort and warmth. Wool blend side panels and underarms reduce bulk and add stretch for greater range of motion.
Patagonia Better Sweater 1/4 Zip
An easy-wearing, bulk-free quarter-zip, the stylish and warm Better Sweater 1/4 zip works great as part of your layering system, relaxing by the fire or sitting in the office. It traps heat but wicks away the moisture when needed. This will quickly become your go-to fleece.

 

2 Contests End September 30th
There’s still time to play!
Bring your puzzle piece into any of our stores to see if it fits and WIN a $50 gift certificate!!! Didn’t get a puzzle piece in the mail? Ask for one at any location.
Wear your Walkabout gear somewhere awesome, snap a photo, post it to our Facebook page. The person who posts the photo with the most likes WINS a $25 gift certificate!
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It’s Our Great Puzzle Giveaway! Win $50

It’s time for our annual Great Puzzle Giveaway. Check out our Autumn 2017 Newsletter for details about our latest contest, the latest fall apparel, gear picks and more!

Download (WO-Newsletter-September-2017-and-Puzzle-Promo.pdf, 1.99MB)

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Festy Fridays are Coming!

Fridays in September, visit any location for a chance to win passes to this year’s Festy Experience!

Visit any location on Friday, September 1st, 8th or 15th for a chance to win 2 day passes to The Festy Experience.

All entries are automatically entered into the GRAND PRIZE drawing on September 22 featuring:

2 Weekend Passes including weekend camping
2 Walkabout Outfitter t-shirts
2 Walkabout Outfitter water bottles
2 Walkabout Outfitter trucker hats
2 Walkabout Outfitter carabiners
PLUS a surprise gift from The North Face!

This year’s lineup features Drive-By Truckers, Ani DiFranco, Infamous Stringdusters, Elephant Revival and more!

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Walkabout Outfitter Teams Up With MEDIC SOLO Disaster + Wilderness Medical School

Walkabout Outfitter is proud to bring this top-rated life-saving education to all of the communities we serve, sponsoring some the costs to keep this as accessible as possible. Together, we will also donate 10% of the proceeds to local nonprofit organizations.
Learn how to save life and limb in an urban disaster, rural area (not near a hospital), wilderness area or anywhere your adventures bring you.
Courses run for 2 days and include five hours more hands-on practice and instruction than the standard 16-hour course offered elsewhere.
Our first courses take place:
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Get TAX FREE This Weekend for Back to School!

Virginia Sales Tax Holiday THIS WEEKEND – August 4th – 6th

This Friday, August 4th through Sunday, August 6th is Virginia’s Sales Tax Holiday.

Eligible items include school suppliesclothingfootwear and hurricane &emergency preparedness products.

Qualified items at Walkabout Outfitter include eligible:

  • Shirts, blouses, skirts, shorts, and slacks
  • Coats, jackets, and windbreakers
  • Sneakers, boots, and sandals
  • Socks, shoe laces, and insoles
  • Hats and caps
  • Belts
  • Bandanas, scarves
  • Compasses and maps

Click here for the official guidelines of the Combined Sales Tax Holiday.

Shop local and save big with us!

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Save 30% OFF Select Summer Apparel and Footwear

SAVE

Our summer sales begins today.

Save up to 30% on select summer apparel and footwear from brands you love including:

The North Face
Mountain Hardwear
Patagonia
Toms
Merrell
Ahnu
Teva
Sanuk
Keen & more…

Visit any Walkabout Outfitter location TODAY for the best selection!

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FREE Ice Cream on Us

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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