Manager Spotlight: Keith at Inverness

Meet the newest store manager!

Say “Hello” to Boss Chief at Inverness

Keith has worked at Alabama Outdoors for a little over five years, and started out working as a store sales associate. He has since been promoted to Operations Manager, Buyer’s Assistant, and now Store Manager of our Inverness store. Some of Keith’s favorite brands include On-Running Shoes, Arc’teryx, Yeti and Patagonia. Keith says, “I take pride in helping people get the things they need and want for life’s adventures! My team and I try to provide the best possible customer experience day in and day out!” When we asked Keith about the biggest adventures he has been on, he had quite a few to name! Keith has been to Alaska, Hawaii, Rhode Island and most of the Northeast United States.

10 Things You’ll Need on Your Next Beach Trip

Don’t forget these things on your next trip to the coast.

  • MPOWERD Luci Color Inflatable Solar LanternParty on the beach in style with these outdoor friendly lanterns! These solar powered lights are completely waterproof and lightweight. They can be changed to eight different colors, or set to cycle through them. Perfect for the crab hunter, s’more loving beach goer in your family.
YETI LoadOut 5 Gallon Bucket

Perfect for every fisherman.

  • YETI LoadOut 5 Gallon Bucket – The YETI LoadOut Bucket is virtually indestructible and is perfect for all your beach adventures! The high-density polyethylene makes it high-impact-resistant, and the non-slip ring works to prevent sliding. Take it to the pool or on your next fishing adventure.
  • Helinox Chair One Let’s be honest, those old beach chairs you’ve had forever were never comfortable to sit on. Sit in total comfort with a Helinox chair, and you’ll wonder how you ever went without it! It’s super lightweight, strong, and incredibly compact, making it easy to pack up and take on every trip.

Don’t leave home without your Chacos.

  • Chaco Z/2 Classic SandalsChaco sandals are ready for every outdoor adventure, rain or shine! These classic sandals are built to provide grip for walking on wet surfaces, and feature a single-strap for a customized fit. With a podiatrist-certified LUVSEAT footbed for all day comfort, you’ll want to wear these everywhere.
  • Pelican Micro 1020 Watertight Case – This tiny case will keep your small valuables safe and dry while you’re at the beach! Not only is the case waterproof, but it also protects your items from sun, falls and knocks. All Pelican cases are also crush-proof and have a pressure purge valve. Talk about peace of mind!
Sun Bum Original Sunscreen Lotion - 8oz

Enjoy the beach all day when you’re wearing Sun Bum Sunscreen.


  • Sun Bum Original SunscreenNo one likes getting a sunburn while on a vacation. Stay one step ahead of the sun with this moisturizing sunscreen formula enriched with Vitamin E. The formula protects you from harmful UVA/UVB rays, while Vitamin E works to protect your skin from free radicals–the main culprit of premature aging.
  • Corkcicle Classic Stemless Tumbler 12oz – Whether you’re sipping hot chocolate by the campfire or white wine by the ocean, it’s always a good idea to keep one of these on hand! Corkcicle Stemless Tumblers put a modern, practical spin on the classic wine glass–and we’re all about making life easier!
Aviate Hat

Trust us, you won’t want to leave home without this hat.

  • Aviate Hat – Represent your hometown even while you’re on vacation! These hats can be a great conversation starter while you’re away at the beach. You never know who you might meet!
  • Suncloud Optics Nightcap Sunglasses – Everyone needs a good pair of shades for the beach. Suncloud Optics have polarized lenses to prevent glare and a gentle cateye shape to provide coverage. We’re loving the tortoise style frames with the gold metal temple!
  • YETI Rambler Colster – What’s the best part about this sweat-proof, heavy-duty YETI rambler? It doubles as a place to hide your keys! The top twists off to reveal a secret compartment, great for hiding valuables while on the beach. The double-wall vacuum keeps your drinks as cold as science will allow!