Outdoor Gear Builders of Western North Carolina’s 2013 Holiday Gift Guide


Looking for something awesome to get your loved ones this season but unsure about what to choose? Check out this holiday gift guide brought to you by Outdoor Gear Builders of Western North Carolina! It’s got some sweet ideas that will help get your outdoor-loving friends and family outside while showing your appreciation and gratitude for them. Plus, you’ll be supporting the outdoor retail community of WNC, and what could be better than that??

1. Helle Eggen, $109

Helle Eggen


The Eggen, from Helle,  is a solid outdoor knife with a traditional Scandinavian drop point blade of triple laminated stainless steel. The curly birch handle, with shaped finger guard, gives a solid feel and is comfortable for both medium and large hands.




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2. Bellyak  Bodyboats, $550


Made in Asheville, NC, the Bellyak offers an unmatched level of accessibility with no skirts or straps and an entirely new challenge for everyone from the novice to the old pro. Bellyak offers up two designs- the Frequency, fast, stable and forgiving with maximum control and an all-around amazing boat for whitewater fun. The second boat is the Play, designed to play every feature of the river with a high performance planning hull allowing fast transitions in waves and through eddylines. For the holiday season, we’re offering a special deal for you- one boat of your choice with shipping and webbed gloves included for just $550 (saving you $200)! Put your new water toy in Santa’s satchel today- for the good lil’ boys and girls…and the naughty!


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3. Watershed  Ocoee Dry Bags, $93

The smallest of Watershed‘s 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, lunch and a first aid kit. Accessorize with a Watershed padded liner, divider set and shoulder strap to make a great waterproof camera bag!

watershed ocoee dry bag

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4. liquidlogic  Stinger XP, around $1299


liquidlogic Kayaks has unveiled the next level in Crossover design with their brand new Stinger XP! With a drop-down skeg (which gives you better tracking, more speed and better control) and a hatch in the stern that provides around 50 gallons of storage space, this innovative race boat combines performance and convenience to give intermediate and seasoned riders alike a one-of-a-kind racing experience. Whether you’re embarking on flatwater or mixed current expeditions, you’ll be amazed at its incredibly fast top-end speed!

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5. SimpleShot Shooting Sports  FlippinOut Scout Starter Kit, $49.95

scout starter kit

The Scout slingshot from SimpleShot Shooting Sports was manufactured by a Louisiana company that supplies the medical industry, so you know it’s quality! Its glass-filled nylon frame provides extreme strength and durability, while its rubber overmold ensures comfort and consistency. Bringing precision, quality and affordability together, the Scout starter kit is a do-it-all package that includes two pounds of 3/8″ ammo and a pair of safety glasses.

scout starter kit hand

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 6. Outrider  422 Alpha Pedal Electric Trike, $11,995

422 alpha

Cruise the holiday season in style with the 422 Alpha from Outrider – a no holds, ultralight adventure trike that allows you to enjoy your ride in comfort and style. It situates you in a reclined position, which provides less wind resistance and puts less stress on your neck, back, wrists, knees and shoulders than a typical diamond frame bike. It can ride up to 165 miles on a single charge, has a top speed of 40 mpg and completely recharges in just 3 hours! Plus, it produces zero emissions, costing you only 25 cents for every 165 miles.

outrider 422 alpha pedal electric trike

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7. Blue Ridge Chair Works  Outer Banks Chair, $178


Show your love for The Old North State with this chair and table set from Blue Ridge Chair Works! The Outer Banks Chair is a roomy portable folding chair with convenient, built-in mesh cup holders. It has a 12″ seat height, four possible positions of recline and is easily transportable with its built-in carrying handle. This furniture set has great versatility, durability and comfort and is perfect for active outdoor lovers, whether you venture to the beach or the mountains.

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8. LightHeart Gear  The SoLong 6 Tent, $298 (Camo – $338)

camouflage solong 6 tent

LightHeart Gear brings roomy luxury to any camping trip with their hiking-pole-supported shelters that allow campers to enjoy full head room height and maximized space. Now, they’re providing even more glorious spaciousness with the SoLong 6 Tent. Designed for the “big and tall”, this ripstop nylon, silicone-coated tent uses a pair of trekking or hiking poles (not included) for setup, has 45″ of head room and is 100″ long/55″ wide. A lateral ridge pole connects the trekking poles, allowing the entire headroom height to be usable space and stabilizing the tent in even the strongest winds. Plus, the SoLong 6 has room enough for two, so sharing is definitely caring!

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All tents will be 20% off the month of December!

9. Recover Brands  Range Tee, $18

recover brands range tee

Are you inspired by the environment and enthusiastic about the outdoors? Are you a self-professed mountain lover? Then proclaim it with Recover‘s Range t-shirt! Made from a 50/50 blend, this tee gives you the comfort of cotton, the performance of polyester and the chance to rep your favorite mountain range! All Recover apparel is made from 100% recycled materials.

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10. Astral  Rassler, $119.95

astral rassler

All of Astral‘s shoes are engineered specifically for river and ocean life. Not only do they drain and dry quickly, they provide kayakers with balanced geometry, superior traction, and ultra-lightweight performance. The Rassler is no exception. This lightweight, minimalist shoe offers enhanced foot support, reinforced wear zones and draining uppers to keep you protected and comfortable as you charge the rapids. With a stiffened midsole that controls foot fatigue and power and with STEALTH® outsoles, the Rassler is the perfect shoe for every kayaker.

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11. Harmony House Foods  Backpacking Kit (18 ZIP Pouches), $49.95


Harmony House Foods, Inc. is a family-owned and operated business whose mission is to provide meals that are not only easy to make, but quick and healthy. The Harmony House Backpacking Kit proves to be a continuing favorite, winning “Editor’s Choice Award” from Backpacker Magazine. It includes (2) Carrots, (2) Diced Potatoes, (2) Green Peas, (1) Tomato Dices, (1) Sweet Celery, (1) Cut Green Beans, (1) Sweet Corn, (1) Green Cabbage, (1) Mixed Red & Green Peppers, (1) Chopped Onions, (1) Black Beans, (1) Northern Beans, (1) Lentils, (1) Red Beans, and (1) Pinto Beans – with a total yield of more than 45 cups when rehydrated and all packaged in Harmony House’s exclusive ZIP Pouches. All you have to do is ZIP open the pouch, pour the desired amount into your cooking pot, simmer, season and enjoy!

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12. SylvanSport  GO, $7,995

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The GO, from SylvanSport would look as great under the tree… as it would bringing it home! GO is the best ultra-lightweight, versatile, easy to own camping trailer on the market. National Geographic Adventure called it the “Coolest. Camper. Ever.” At less than 850 pounds, the GO tows behind virtually any vehicle, including hybrids. It’s the perfect ultra-lightweight camper for small car owners blended with rugged versatility for the serious outdoor traveler.

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13. Eagles Nest Outfitters  DoubleNest Hammock, $69.95


ENO‘s DoubleNest Hammock reigns supreme. It’s our bread-and-butter. It’s your all-access pass to relaxation. Big enough for two and palatial for one, the DoubleNest still manages to stuff easily into its attached compression sack. Take it anywhere, set it up in seconds flat, lay back and…Oh, did you want to join me? I’ve got room for one more…

DoubleNest Hammock

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