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    the Gear Builders of Western North Carolina

  • Explore

    the outdoors, run the rivers, hike the trails.

Test It. Build It. Live It.

Outdoor Gear Builders (OGB) of Western North Carolina is a spirited network of outdoor gear manufacturers and outdoor retailers based in the outdoor mecca of WNC, organized to form a creative, inclusive and supportive space to encourage each other and new business. OGB is dedicated to stimulating communication, sharing ideas and generating crossover opportunities among our companies, as well as maximizing exposure for both ourselves and the industry.

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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