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Outdoor Gear Builders 2016 Holiday Gift Guide!

The holidays are quickly approaching, and you’ve been too busy riding/climbing/biking/hiking/camping to go shopping. Fear not, the Outdoor Gear Builders of Western North Carolina are here with suggestions a-plenty. From something small to add to a stocking, to that trailer that you kind of want for yourself (go on, you deserve it!), you can tick off all your adventurous loved ones’ wishlists right from the comfort of your own couch…or tent.

Stocking Stuffers


Lever Gear Toolcard from Lever Gear

Price: $32-$35

The Lever Gear Toolcard packs 40 functions into a beautifully crafted, credit card-sized multitool. Whether tucked away in your wallet, or on display as a money clip, it’s always with you so you can get things done.

Find it here: https://levergear.com/



Fruit and Nut Bars and Salmon Jerky from Threshold Provisions

Price: Bars $3/ea $36/case of 12; Salmon Jerky $10 a pack

Perfect, wholesome and local snacks for the outdoor adventurer or athlete. 4 flavors of fruit and nut bars and wild caught salmon jerky

Find it here: http://www.thresholdprovisions.com


5” Aireator “Eggnog” Socks from DeFeet 

Price: $12.99 

The Aireator “Eggnog” Holiday Sock is the original airflow design that changed how modern endurance socks are made. With its trademark venting mesh weave foot, durable 5″ StayFast cuff, and durable heel and toe, the Aireator guarantees long-lasting performance. Made with Recycled wicking fiber.

Find it here: https://goo.gl/JBczCE


Cokeville  – Medium Weight Everyday Sock from Farm To Feet

Price: $24.00

Cokeville, Wyoming is home to Roberts Ranch, one of many sheep farms supplying Farm To Feet with the 100% US-grown merino wool that makes socks like the Cokeville so comfortable in all types of weather. This medium-weight crew sock has boot-friendly top-to-toe cushioning along the instep and up the shaft, plus a wilderness-inspired tree motif that will make you feel like you’re home on the range, even in the heart of the city.

Find it here: https://www.farmtofeet.com/collections/men-everyday/products/8578_cokeville_trees_mid_weight_crew?variant=11026494917


The Original Backpacking Kit from Harmony House Foods

Sale Price: $44.96

The Award Winning food kit from Harmony House Foods.  Perfect for Backpacking, Camping or any time!

Find it here: http://www.harmonyhousefoods.com/Backpacking-Kit-18-ZIP-Pouches_p_1866.html


Outdoor Adventure Gear


Caravan Chair from Blue Ridge Chair Works 

Price: $99.00

This simple two-piece chair is a compact, portable and rugged, providing comfortable seating anywhere. The low seat design is perfect for outdoor events with no moving parts to break. This wood camp chair seat nests into the back support for space-saving flat storage.

Find it here: https://www.blueridgechair.com/furniture/caravan-chair


TechNest™ Hammock from ENO 

Price: $94.95

The TechNest two-person hammock, featuring 40D Ripstop Nylon, webbing ends and brand new integrated deluxe carabiners, is even lighter and more sumptuous than its predecessors. Soft on the skin and breathable in even the muggiest of months, the TechNest’s advanced stuff sack construction makes for super-speedy setup and breakdown, and incredibly convenient storage.

Find it here: https://www.eaglesnestoutfittersinc.com/product/TECHNEST.html


Lucky Sheep Wool Sleeping Bag from Wool Sleeping Bag

Price: $397

Lightweight natural fiber sleeping bag. Super cozy, breathable and hydrophobic performance for the sleep you’ve always dreamed of.

Find it here: http://woolsleepingbag.com/product/wool-sleeping-bag/


SylvanSport GO from SylvanSport

Price: $9,995.00 (price includes all shipping)

The most advanced camping trailer in the world. The GO will forever change the way you carry gear and camp. It’s an all-in-one travel trailer that carries all of your outdoor gear, then transforms into a super cool camper that sleeps up to five. Carry more. GO further. Have more fun. For epic cross country camping trips or weekends away, GO frees up your vehicle for your family and friends, and tows all your toys–including boats, bikes, boards and gear. It can even haul motorcycles, ATVs and ride-on lawnmowers.

Find it here: https://www.sylvansport.com/go/


TerraChair from TerraForma

Special Xmas price: $70.00

The TerraChair quickly and easily self-levels to the terrain solving the persistent problem of finding comfortable seating on hillsides, tree roots and riversides.

Find it here: www.shopterraforma.com


LightHeart Duo Tent from LightHeart Gear

Price: $315.00

The LightHeart Duo tent is one of the roomiest 3 season, fully enclosed 2 person tents on the market. Made in the USA

Find it here: http://www.lightheartgear.com/index.php/shop-now/tents/product/view/1/5


Rightline Gear Truck Tents from Rightline Gear

Price: $179.95

The Rightline Gear Truck Tent elevates your camping experience, by transforming the bed of your truck into a tent for two! With sizes to fit most trucks in the U.S. this tent makes truck camping a breeze!

Find it here: http://rightlinegear.com/truck-tent.html


Matchstix from Industry Nine

Price: $160.00

The MatchStix multi-tool will take care of you when you’re out there and need a little help. Integrated into your 15mm front through axle, the MatchStix handle seconds as a chain breaker, #5 hex, spoke tool, and the bit receiver all in one.

Find it here: http://www.industrynine.net/matchstix


Hults Bruk Almike Hatchet from SportHansa

Price: $127

The Almike is a Swedish made all purpose hatchet with a 16” handle.

Find it here: http://hultsbruk1697.se/products/almike/


Water Adventure Gear


OCOEE DUFFEL from Watershed Drybags

Price: $112.00 

The smallest of our popular, duffel-style submersible bags. The Ocoee fits in tight places such as below the deck of a kayak or under a boat seat. Great for a few pieces of extra clothing and lunch, a first aid kit. Accessorize with a Watershed padded liner, divider set and shoulder strap to make a great waterproof camera bag.

Find it here: http://bit.ly/ocoeeduffel


Manta Ray Propel Angler 12 from Native Watercraft

Price: $1,999 Retail

The newest fishing kayak design from Native Watercaft! The Manta Ray Propel Angler 12 is designed to be a quiet, smooth, pedal-driven, fish stalking machine.

Find it here: http://nativewatercraft.com/product/manta-ray-propel-angler-12/


Remix XP 10 from Liquidlogic

Price: $979 Retail

It is often said that there is gap in kayak design, that no ‘one’ kayak excels in whitewater yet carries speed across flat calm lakes and slow moving rivers’, that is, until now. The Remix XP was designed to bridge the gap between the two once and for all.

Find it here: https://www.liquidlogickayaks.com/product/LRRX1015.html


Footwear + Apparel


Horizon Pullover Hoody from Recover

Price: $49

Looking for that extra go-to layer when there’s just enough chill in the air? The Horizon pullover hoody is possibly the most comfortable hoody you’ve ever felt and perfect for going out or staying in.  Made from 50% recycled plastic and 50% recycled cotton.

Find it here: https://recoverbrands.com/collections/hoodies/products/aluminum-pullover-hoody



Donner & Tinker from Astral

Price: $99.95

Footwear made for year round living.  Introducing our Fall, cool weather shoe with focus on balance, traction and weather resistance.  Building off our best-selling style, we expand our multisport, light trail collection.

Find the Donner here: https://www.astraldesigns.com/shop/footwear/mens/donner

Find the Tinker here: https://www.astraldesigns.com/shop/footwear/womens/tinker