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    the Gear Builders of Western North Carolina

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    the outdoors, run the rivers, hike the trails.

Test It. Build It. Live It.

The Outdoor Gear Builders of WNC are Western North Carolina-based companies collaborating to share talents, encourage new ideas and inspire each other. Our member brands are dedicated to creating exceptional outdoor gear with a focus on responsible manufacturing, cutting edge innovation, and economic growth in our region. Our motto is: “Extraordinary Gear Made Here.”

Do you make innovative outdoor equipment or outdoor products? Then become a Gear Builder and find out how you can grow your business through collaboration.

Are you searching for the latest adventure gear so you can plan your next camping, hiking, kayaking, or mountain biking trip? Check out the OGB directory of outdoor gear manufacturers and outdoor retailers in WNC.

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Asheville photographers that specialize in outdoor, product, and destination photography.

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Western North Carolina's economic development partnership, serving the region from 1994-2015. Instrumental in the founding of the Outdoor Gear Builders.


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