Big Outdoors is an online retailer of outdoor gear and apparel that sells and features companies and products not found at the “big box” stores. Our seasonally curated collections highlight innovative products that are built for both outdoor enthusiasts and professionals.
We believe that gear is a vital part of the outdoor experience, and that a unique adventure requires unique equipment. Why bring generic gear to incredible places? By shopping at Big Outdoors you are supporting innovation within the outdoor industry. You are supporting small business, and living and telling the stories that set these products apart.
Big Outdoors was conceived around the idea that the gear and apparel we use in the outdoors should be as unique and dynamic as the incredible places we visit. Just as every trail, park, or body of water has its own story and history, so too do the companies and products that accompany us. While all companies have unique inceptions, triumphs, and challenges, smaller companies are not yet removed from their past foundations. They are in the active process of developing, living, and discovering their history. By supporting smaller companies, consumers are supporting new growth, new innovation, and the development of new stories to help feed a growing industry. Putting on CloudLine socks or wearing a pair Roscoe Outdoors Pants is the start of a conversation, a feeling of connection and investment in a brand, and a sense of pride in the products you choose to wear.
As outdoor enthusiasts and professionals our gear choices keep us safe, comfortable, and performing at our best, and this intimately trusting relationship ultimately speaks to the importance of intentionality in our purchases. Gear is not something you haphazardly choose, its an investment of trust, money, and loyalty. With so many options of products and companies, Big Outdoors offers a curated collection of outdoor gear and apparel that features several types of socks, pants, baselayers, midlayers, jackets, raincoats, gear, and accessories. All products are from companies not typically found at your “big box” retailers.
In an attempt to try and ensure that customers feel comfortable with a product before making a purchase, all our products have high quality photography, as well as written/video reviews. In an effort to tell the stories of all the companies we are featuring, we also showcase company bios to help share what makes our companies unique.
This summer we will be featuring companies such as CloudLine, Gococo, Possumdown, Roscoe Outdoors, Railriders, Bambool, Vargo Outdoors, Duckworth, As Tucas, Woolpower, Ternua, Loki, Borah Gear, The OMM, Luke’s Ultralite, Superior Wilderness Designs, Wilderness Logics, K’UL Chocolate, Waves to Wilderness, and Biospired.
When you are looking for clothing and gear for an upcoming trip this summer, check us out on www.bigoutdoors.org.
CloudLine ambassadors Justin and Patrice Lavigne live a life less ordinary. They are constantly doing what they love and that involves adventures like thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail in 2011, living in their van for months at a time, spending the summer guiding kids on outdoor adventures at summer camps, writing for Backpacker's Magazine, and in 2015 they thru-hiked New Zealand's long trail, Te Araroa.
Beginning May 1st, 2017 the Lavigne's will be hitting the road in their camper van to speak about their thru-hike of Te Araroa at 31 events across the country.