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Diamond Brand is Your Resource Center for the Outdoors
Are you new to the WNC area and not sure about where to hike? Or are you planning a family camping trip and in need of a campsite recommendation? Or maybe you’re a seasoned trail runner looking for a new and challenging trail. When you are planning your next outdoor adventure, think of Diamond Brand Outdoors as your personal resource center. At Diamond Brand, we have an experienced staff that’s ready to offer expert advice on a variety of outdoor sports and the local area. We can ensure that your outdoor experience is fun, safe, and memorable. Visit our Community Outreach Center in our store and talk with a staff member like Gary Eblen, who can provide maps and directions as well as recommendations on hiking and camping, and can also give you tips on the right gear to take with you and clothing to wear. Or, if it’s running you’re interested in, staff member Kate Shirey can tell you some great places to run along with the mileage, directions, and description of what the road or trail is like. If you’re unsure about trying an outdoor activity on your own, Diamond Brand offers a number of groups, clinics, and
events that can help prepare you. For instance, we have a Women’s Hiking Group that meets the 3rd Saturday of every month, as well as a Running Group that meets every Wednesday. We also have training groups for running, and during the summer we have a weekly paddling demo day on Lake Julian. If you’re more interested in places to go for walks, join our Walks with Gary, which feature walks through local parks, towns, and attractions. For more information on Diamond Brand’s groups and events, visit our website at www.diamondbrand.com
or contact Sarah at firstname.lastname@example.org
. If you’d like to meet with a staff member for assistance in planning an outdoor activity or trip, contact Gary at email@example.com
THE NORTH FACE WOMEN’S HYDRY POLO
For sweat-inducing summit pushes, put on this quick-drying backpacking shirt that offers UPF 50 sun protection.
$40 | Color: Black, Retro Pink, Striker Blue
MOUNTAIN HARDWEAR WOMEN’S TYPHOON JACKET
ECCO WOMEN’S KOLYMA SEMI-MID GTX Tackle tough mountain terrain in Ecco’s aggressive trail shoe. The athletic leather Kolyma Semi-Mid GTX features a sticky sole with excellent grip, superior stability, and Gore-Tex® lining for weather protection.
$220 | Color: Warm Grey
VASQUE WOMEN’S TAKU GTX
Durable yet extremely lightweight? Sounds too good to be true, but that’s what you get in the Taku GTX. It’s built for tough trail time, but the athletic minded Vibram® sole is ounces lighter than a typical hiking sole.
$165 | Color: Neutral Tan/Chili Pepper
SMARTWOOL WOMEN’S HIKING ULTRA-LIGHT CREW Get the expected moisture- managing Smartwool performance with light construction for hard hikes in warmer weather.
$15.95 | Color: Oatmeal
So light yet so tough—the Typhoon gives you rugged Gore-Tex® protection that weighs under a pound. It’s the ultimate active shell to keep you dry and keep your load light in the backcountry.
$200 | Color: Black, Greenery/Jungle ISIS WOMEN’S MILE HI SHORT
Explore the boundless Blue Ridge in this stretchy short from Isis that features moisture-wicking fabric and an adjustable waistband for comfort.
$65 | Color: Baltic, Nirvana
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