GoPro Hero 3 Black, New Gear at Alabama Outdoors

Save $70 on GoPro Hero 3 Black Edition

GoPro Hero 3 Black Special

Smaller, lighter, mightier still. And now $329! Sale ends 10/31/2013

Capture and share your life’s most meaningful experiences with the HERO3+ Black Edition. 20% smaller and lighter than its best-selling predecessor, it delivers improved image quality and powerful new features geared for versatility and convenience. SuperView™ is a new video mode that captures the world’s most immersive wide angle perspective, while Auto Low Light mode intelligently adjusts frame rate for stunning low-light performance. Combined with 30% longer battery life, 4x faster Wi-Fi, a sharper lens and compatibility with all GoPro mounts and accessories, the HERO3+ Black Edition is the most advanced GoPro yet.

Available at Alabama Outdoors Homewood, Huntsville and Mobile locations only.

New Gear and Great Gift Ideas

uco_arka_lanternUCO ARKA LED Lantern
The UCO Arka USB Charger is also a compact, collapsible lantern that provides up to 180 lumens of light. The Arka’s frosted globe slides down easily to switch between lantern and flashlight modes when you need more focused lighting.

The lantern is powered by a 4 amp-hour rechargeable battery, and is simply plugged into a normal electrical socket to recharge. The lantern battery can re-charge your other mobile or digital devices using the USB port. The on/off switch controls the brightness of the lantern—just hold the button and it will dim or brighten to the level needed at the moment.

Also available is a red-light mode to preserve night-vision. This is helpful for reading maps, and also offers strobe options as an emergency beacon. The Arka is perfect for auto and home emergency preparedness kits, RVs, and around the campsite.

joosJOOS Orange Solar Charger

JOOS Orange gives you power anywhere without the compromises of other portable solar chargers. It’s tough: Super durable and waterproof, it reliably delivers power where and when you need it.

The JOOS Orange works in real-world light conditions (low light, in the shade and even light rain).

It works fast: Charges at least 3.5x faster than any other portable solar charger at the same price. The JOOS Orange is the best-performing solar charger under the sun.


eton frx2ETON FRX2

This all-purpose, rechargeable weather radio with solar panel and hand turbine power generator will keep you in the know and well connected. Perfect for camping or that impromptu power outage.

With this AM/FM/NOAA weather band analog radio you’ll always be in tune and up to date. And, when you want to listen alone, just plug in your favorite headphones.

The FRX2 powers up in multiple ways—via solar panel, hand crank, or  built-in rechargeable battery.

outdoor tech tags wireless earbudsOutdoor Tech Tags Wireless Earbuds

The Tags are wireless, Bluetooth earbuds ready for the slopes. Or college. Or your old bunkbed when you’re home for Thanksgiving.

Fashioned to hang like dog tags when not in use, they feature the same rubberized finish as many of the other products in the Outdoor Tech line.

Listen to music, skip tracks and control volume, all without touching your Bluetooth device.



outdoor tech buckshot speakerOutdoor Tech Buckshot Wireless Speaker

This is the Buckshot, the super-portable, multifunctional, rugged and water-resistant wireless speaker by Outdoor Tech®. It’s the sneakiest little speaker on the block, so all you super-sneaky types look no further.

The Buckshot features the same angular, triangle-themed design that is signature to many of the other products in the Outdoor Tech lineup. The rugged, rubberized exterior means that it’s no big deal if you drop it from time to time, and the built-in speakerphone and microphone means that you can have little hands-free calls with your therapist basically wherever you want.

The included bicycle mount allows you to mount the Buckshot to your bicycle handlebars or anything else with a similar profile. Compact, portable music has never been a more viable option.

outdoor tech turtle shell speakerOutdoor Tech Turtle Shell Bluetooth Speaker

The Turtle Shell® will go wherever you do. Designed from the ground up at Outdoor Tech’s Los Angeles headquarters, it features an angular, triangle-themed construction that fits in as well on your coffee table as it does out in the elements.

Its water-resistant, dust-proof, shock-proof shell is probably tougher than you are, and its built-in speakerphone and microphone functionality means you’ll be double-fisting Dr. Peppers and having hands-free conference calls before you know it. Whatever your path and wherever you roam, the Turtle Shell® allows you to bring your music along to share with whomever you like.


power potThe PowerPot® V

The PowerPot® is a lightweight thermoelectric generator that converts heat into DC electrical power. Simply add water to the pot and place it on a heat source appropriate for boiling water. The PowerPot® will immediately start powering up your mobile electronics.

The PowerPot® comes equipped with a standard USB (5V) port, making it compatible with devices you already have. The cable has three feet of heavy-duty, flame-resistant wire. The solid-state voltage regulator provides up to 5W of power to charge your high-tech devices.




Turn your iPhone into a GPS receiver.

Now, your iPhone can be as prepared as you are for adventures into the great outdoors! This extremely portable adventure companion gives you more than double the battery life to experience where the GPS and maps will take you.

There’s no need to lug around a separate GPS device – the juice pack plus “outdoor edition” helps make your smartphone smarter!

Triple Crown Bouldering Series 2013

Come join us on November 2nd for the final event of the Triple Crown Bouldering Series being hosted at Horse Pens 40 in Steele, Alabama! No matter what age or climbing ability there is a category for you to compete in and plenty of swag and prizes to go around.

Reps from companies like La Sportiva, Black Diamond, and Five Ten will be there with free shoe demos and new gear to check out. Be sure to bring a few extra $ for delicious concessions and a raffle of sweet prizes benefiting the Southeastern Climbers’ Coalition. Besides the climbing you can look forward to a crash pad stacking competition and a dance off.

Triple Crown Bouldering Series Final Event Info

Checking in for the competition begins Friday (11/1) night and runs through early Saturday morning. If you’re not already registered you’ll need to do that at this link as soon as possible. Camping is available Friday and Saturday night, and we will be providing coffee from Seeds Coffee Co and breakfast on the morning of the comp to give you the best possible start to your day.

Unfortunately, the Hound Ears portion of the Triple Crown was canceled, so lets make up for it by making this year at Horse Pens the best one yet!

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Boulderween – Steele Trail Day

Steele Trail Day

Come out to Steele Saturday morning, October 26 to help with some much needed work and love on this SCC owned crag! Work includes road maintenance and potential trailer removal. There is PLENTY of work to be done out here so any and all help is appreciated! Bring some tools/gloves if you have them, if not come on anyways. Lunch will be provided, thanks to Brad McLeod and SealGrinder PT,!

Attendance at the trail day gets you FREE ENTRY into Boulderween (Camping/climbing fees still apply)

Boulderween Halloween Climbing Party

boulderween raffle items

Alabama Outdoors is providing $500 worth of gear to be raffled off!

Stick around after to head to HP40 for BOULDERWEEN. The baddest Halloween costume party in the climbing world! Plus, the temps should be getting about perfect for some southern slopers!

Entry to Boulderween (for those that don’t attend the trail day) is $10, this includes dinner.
Avondale Brewery and Sweetwater Brewery will be providing the beer!

Awesome chili, great beer, a live DJ, costume contest, a swagerific raffle and some good ol’ nighttime costume climbing are sure to make for a spooktacular time!

Sponsors include: Alabama Outdoors, Avondale Brewery, Sweetwater Brewery, HP40 and the Southeastern Climbers Coalition.

Check out the event page on facebook for more information or contact Johnny Connell with any questions –

Running Trails On Lazy Sunday Afternoons With AO

Everyday Trail Running on Sunday Afternoons


Hey Trail Heads,

There’s so much happening now with great weather, the Fall racing season is in full swing. School’s back in session, football is here, and guess what? The holidays are right around the corner. If I had hair, I’d probably start pulling it out right about now.  I need a stress reliever.

sunday afternoon trails at red mountain parkNow I have it and you can too. Sunday Afternoon Trails (SAT) is here! Starting this Sunday afternoon at 2:00 pm at Red Mountain Park, Alabama Outdoors will be continuing our popular TNT series with a monthly group run. Held on the first Sunday afternoon of the month, SAT will offer a variety of paces and distances along with all the fun of the regular Tuesday Night series. Following the run we can adjourn to Overtime and enjoy great food and drinks, plus that other football league (the NFL) for a little good camaraderie.

Crusher Ridge 21K/42K/63K on October 12th

Come on out to Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve to enjoy one of the most challenging, yet rewarding race courses in the state of Alabama and possibly the entire Southeast.

This is a challenging 21K loop with multiple loop options for 42 and 63K distances.  Consisting of approximately 10 miles of single track trail, 2.5 miles of rolling jeep road and less than a mile of pavement.  Trails are technical and incorporate 4,500′ of elevation change across the single 21K loop.  Ruffner Mountain is an old mining site in urban Birmingham that has been reclaimed by nature and is now maintained for recreational use.  Even though it’s surrounded by neighborhoods, it’s large enough to make you feel you’re in the middle of a national park, without the chance of getting too lost.  Course will be marked with sprinkler flags, survey tape and signage at turns.

Come test your mettle on the mountain. Races start at 8:00 am on Saturday, October 12th and will be followed by awards and post-race party. To register, go to and choose your distance.

AO Run Store

Whether it’s the casual Sunday Afternoon Trails run or something more challenging like the Crusher Ridge, come by AO for a great professional fitting for trail shoes. You can also pick up all your accessories, socks, apparel and nutrition needs here as well.

Alabama Outdoors is committed to our outdoor heritage including trail running.

See you in nature!