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Smith Optics

Smith Optics

 Smith began the company at the kitchen table, building prototypes with friends to trade for lift tickets while traveling to test out the products. From kitchen tables to international store - Smith has quickly become a worldwide brand, where they continued to grow as the iconic company they are today. 
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Summer Adventures: Top Parks Around Raleigh

Summer Adventures: Top Parks Around Raleigh

Ready to embrace the warmer weather? We know we are and there are so many places around the Triangle to get outside! Combine relaxing views with being active by heading to one of our favorite spots. Whether it’s a kayaking adventure or finding that hidden fishing spot, we’ve got you covered with a Summer Guide to Raleigh’s best parks.
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Chaco: Fit for Adventure

Chaco: Fit for Adventure


With a heritage rooted in offering simple, versatile products that focus on superior comfort and durability, Chaco believes that outdoor adventure, travel, and community enrich the lives of their customers and celebrate the journey through their community, Chaco Nation. 
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Live Lokai

Live Lokai

Representing the balance of life’s highs and lows, this bracelet dedicates 10% of net profits to giving back to various causes. So, where did they begin?
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Patagonia Care

Patagonia Care

Laundering, ironing, and drying can shorten the life of your clothes as much as wearing them does. So, follow Patagonia’s product care instructions will help make sure that your gear has a long life full of adventures.
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Rowdy Gentleman

Rowdy Gentleman

Rowdy Gentleman is a brand for those who may not take themselves too seriously, but are very serious about looking and feeling comfortable in what they are wearing. 
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Sharkbanz

Sharkbanz

After the past few summers' increase in shark attacks along the North Carolina coast, who's ready to jump right in? I know most of us are a little more cautious than we used to be - maybe don't go in quite as deep or stay for quite as long. Until now...
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Top 20: Best Places to Eat in North Carolina

Top 20: Best Places to Eat in North Carolina

If you’re a North Carolina native, you know it is a foodie paradise. From restaurants that push the limits with inventive, unique and locally-sourced food to fine dining at the top of a mountain. With so many options it can be hard to choose, but we've got the rundown of our favorites for your convenience. 
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Where to Ski Around North Carolina

Where to Ski Around North Carolina

With our first snow melting away, we have a ski trip on our minds. Whether you are a skier, snowboarder, tuber, or spectator, we know you are ready to get out of the house for an adventure. So, are you ready to hit the slopes, but aren't sure where to go? Check out the best and closest slopes to head to this season!
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Mountain Hardwear

Mountain Hardwear

Mountain Hardwear focuses on performance and purposeful designs, form and function, high quality materials, and advanced technology - Mountain Hardwear has driven innovation in outdoor apparel and equipment. 
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Fall Hiking Essentials

Fall Hiking Essentials

With cooler weather and changing leaves, it’s the best time of year to explore North Carolina! So, where should you head to this weekend? The Appalachian Mountains and Blue Ridge Parkway might be your first thought, but there are hidden trails all across the state. Here are a few remarkable fall hikes in the North Carolina that you wouldn’t think to explore.
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Poler Stuff

Poler Stuff

Action sports combined with traditional outdoors – yes, this describes Apex Outfitter & Board Co. as well as our new brand Poler Outdoor Stuff. Bridging the gap between these two categories, Poler Stuff recognizes the modern active outdoor lifestyle and encompasses their love for both. 
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