At Apex Outfitter and Board Co, we are proud to carry brands that focus on craftsmanship and quality - like Hunter Boots.
Lightweight, neat-fitting, and comfortable - Hunter Boots have become a symbol of practicality and protection. Wellington boots are a staple in British life and Hunter has carried its namesake to the US, being featured in magazines such as WSJ, Vogue, Glamour, GQ, and more. The Original Boot is perfect for those spring showers or pair with Hunter boot socks on those unexpected snowy days in North Carolina. This style can be seen all over campuses around the Raleigh-Durham area, as a functional rainboot and as a trend in fashion.
So who’s behind the iconic Hunter Boot? The company was founded in Scotland in 1856, by an American entrepreneur Henry Lee Norris. It began as the North British Rubber Company, full of innovation and pioneering designs, then was later changed to Hunter Boot. The design started with a 28 piece rainboot (which is still used today) and only four employees - which quickly grew to 600 only years later. Hunter Boot became known for their quality and were mass produced for the British Army during WWII, as well as catching the eye of a few Royals. The Royal Family wore HB for so many years that his Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh and the Queen each awarded Hunter Boots with a Royal Warrant! Although Hunter Boot began overseas, their popularity has grown worldwide - even making appearances at fashion weeks in various cities.
Hunter Boot embodies various lifestyles from getting caught in a city rainstorm to wondering a muddy mountainside - covering all terrains of North Carolina. Our favorite at Apex Outfitter, The Original boot, is said to be the heart of the Hunter Boot company. This style still encompasses the same techniques and handmade production today as when it was introduced in 1956. Coming in various colors, the matte and glossy Tall Rainboots continue to be a bestseller in the Apex-Cary area. So stop by Apex Outfitter to slip on a pair - trust us, once you have them on you will understand why Hunter Boot is trusted by so many!
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Est. in 2009 as Tobacco Road Outdoors, Apex Outfitter and Board Co. has evolved into an Action Sports Retailer. Apex Outfitter and Board Co. is owned and operated by local North Carolinians, Kyle and Megan Denis. “We wanted to fuse our passion for the outdoors with our love of action sports. Our shop is packed with high quality apparel and accessories from brands like Patagonia, The North Face, Mountain Hardwear, Columbia, Leatherman, Sanuk, Smart Wool and much more to outfit your adventurous side. If you need foot wear, camping gear, longboards, skate boards, stand up paddle boards (coming in the spring), jackets, backpacks, tents, sleeping bags or some last minute gifts, we've got you covered. If you don't see what you are looking for, let us know and we will do what we can to get it for you.”- Kyle Denis
Today, we continue to provide the Triangle with superior outdoor and lifestyle gear for our active community. We offer our customers high quality equipment and apparel to enhance their outdoor activities, while promoting long term relationships with customers by offering exceptional service. Our goal is to familiarize the community with the adventures awaiting them by being an accessible resource for information and products that will keep them having fun outdoors. We are committed to bringing consumers new choices, from the practical to the innovative, and strive to serve the community through events that encourage respect for the environment and improve our quality of life.
We have 3,000 square foot space filled with all the goodies you need to live an active outdoor lifestyle. The shop is located in the Tobacco Mule & Exchange Building in historic downtown Apex, NC. Constructed in 1917, the building was originally used as a tobacco storage warehouse upstairs and a mule stable downstairs. It's now used to make all your outdoor dreams come true!
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