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Spring Gear is Here!
March 2012
Gear News for Spring 2012
"Light Done Right"
Clothing for any Adventure
Spring Footwear Explosion
Family Hikes in Upstate South Carolina
Spring Outdoor University
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The longer, warmer days of spring trigger our sense of adventure and re-awaken in us the desire to get outside and explore our world. The winter was one of the mildest we can remember and the warm weather looks like its here to stay. Spring is also the time of year when all of the cool new stuff arrives from our favorite companies! The staff at AO has stocked the shelves with everything you need for your next active adventure. Whether you're planning a trip to Asia or Asheville, Charleston or Christchurch, or Katahdin or Kathmandu we stock comprehensive and thoughtfully-chosen essentials for all your outdoor needs. Our expert staff and low-price guarantee mean that you'll get exactly what you need for exactly the right price!


Light Done Right Gear 

In the gear category, we have chosen to focus on "Light Done Right!" Sure, you can buy the absolutely lightest gear on the market, but sometimes at excessive cost, both to your wallet and to your level of comfort and safety. In the sprit of "Light Done Right," we've sought out the gear that best balances light-weight with thoughtful purpose and durable construction.

-Osprey Atmos/Aura packs: now fully-adjustable.

-MSR ultra-light, super-durable tent models: the Nook and the Carbon Reflex Hubba & HubbaHubba.

-MSR also introduces the perfect complement to the PocketRocket stove: the new MicroRocket stove weighing in at 2.8oz. & featuring a nifty little portable igniter!

-Therm-A-Rest expands the NeoAir family of inflatable sleeping pads that balance all-night sleeping comfort, warmth, durability, and weight-savings. Check out the new NeoAir X-Lite, the NeoAir Trekker, and NeoAir All-Season; all pads are 2.5 inches thick and are proudly made in the USA.

-Eagles Nest (ENO) hammocks offer the ProNest for gram-counters wanting the comfort of a hammock; the Reactor features a built-in sleeve for your favorite sleeping pad, and the Double Deluxe hammock is big enough for a house-party! New Eagles Nest accessories include the pad-stabilizing HotSpot & the ultra-convenient Possum Pocket, a selection of rainflys/tarps to keep you dry, and Guardian BugNets to keep those bugs at-bay.

S12 Store Panorama 
Whether you're looking for casual/comfortable clothing for traveling the globe or just hangin' out around town, you'll find what you need at AO. Our selection of active traveler/hiking clothing looks as good as it works, packs down to almost nothing, and will take you from the remote backcountry trailhead to the window-side table back at the resort. Stop by and see new pants, shirts, and shorts from Patagonia, The North Face, Outdoor Research, Mountain HardWear, and Columbia Sportswear. For purely-casual fun we've got a huge assortment of comfortable t-shirts including new AO store tees, Swamp Rabbit Trail tees, Patagonia organic cotton tees, and logo tees & wicking tees from The North Face; we've got the best selection in the area!
Almost Barefoot
New minamilist styles from Merrell and Five Fingers - like going barefoot.

It seems that we receive new footwear styles almost daily at the shop, and our shelves are brimming with the latest styles from Chaco, Vibram Five Fingers, Salomon, LaSportiva, Vasque, and Keen. This season we added new styles from Go-Lite footwear, TrekSta, Merrell Barefoot, and Vibram Five Fingers. If you're in the market for some new "kicks," stop by and get properly-fitted by any of our expert staff; trust us: your feet will thank you!

Family Hikes Upstate SC 

Appalachian Outfitters proudly sells one of the best hiking books for SC's Upstate region: "Family Hikes in Upstate South Carolina" by our own manager: Scott Lynch. Scott's thorough research of each the 20 hikes in the book really paid off, and provides complete information for family-friendly hikes in Greenville, Pickens, Spartanburg, Oconee and Cherokee counties. All hikes are 4 miles or less, easy to moderate in difficulty, free from inherent dangers to family members (steep drop-offs, sheer cliff faces, etc.) and include:

-clear directions to trailheads, and

-thorough trail descriptions including accurate length, difficulty, estimated hiking time, and specific points-of-interest.

Stop by the shop and pick up your copy soon; Scott will gladly sign and personalize your copy of the book.

Early am Shining Rock June 19th and 52 degrees  Spring Outdoor University Series
This Spring we're offering some great new workshops along with a few important annual favorites for your outdoor educational benefit. Upcoming dates are listed below. Please click on the underlined subject link to register.
March 29th - Packing Your Backpack 

Future topics we plan this Spring will include Footwear & Footcare, Sun and Bug protection on the Trail, Equipmemt Care, and we will continue our adventure traveller series with presentations on Cycling in Europe, Hiking in the Rockies, and more. If you would like to share your latest adventure with the local outdoor community, stop by the shop and we'll plan a presentation date with you!

We at Appalachian Outfitters are passionate about what we do. Our primary mission is to help you select the right gear for all of your adventures, wherever they may take you.  We're local Greenville gear-heads and we care about you and all of our shared enjoyment of the outdoors. We want you to LOVE being outdoors, and LOVE the clothing and gear you buy from us!  Help us share the love by forwarding this email to anyone you think might be interested in the finest custom-fitted outdoor and adventure travel gear, clothing, and more. (See the link below for forwarding.) Stop by the shop and we'll help you plan some great adventures.


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 Get-Away for a  Spring


Present this coupon (print it, or show it to us on your smart phone) and save on new gear for Spring:

$10 off on any total purchase of $75 or more


$25 off any total purchase of $150 or more.


Offer valid while supplies last. Not combinable with other discounts or offers. In stock items only, no prior purchases. Click the "Forward e-mail" link below to forward this coupon to friends and family. COUPON MUST BE PRESENTED AT REGISTER.


Don't forget to "Hop-in" for great Easter gifts too!

Valid until Sunday, April 8th 2012.