Instore Clinic

  • Gear and Beer with The North Face

    Join us for an evening presentation about the latest and greatest gear from The North Face! Informative clinics, raffles, and beer await, so stop on by for some knowledge.

    Date | Time May 2017 Wed, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

    Location: 3124 Kingsdale Center, Columbus, OH, 43221

  • Intro to Backpacking

    2017 has many adventures to offer, so it's time to pull out the boots and dust off those maps! Feeling overwhelmed and not sure where to start? This event is perfect for you. Stop by and John T. will set you on the right path. Learn how to plan a...

    Date | Time May 2017 Mon, 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm

    Location: 3124 Kingsdale Center, Columbus, OH, 43221

  • Cooking for the Outdoors

    Tired of freeze dried food on the trail? Learn how to eat well in the outdoors using simple multi-use recipes. Stoves, cookware, spices, bear bags, and cold weather considerations will all be discussed. The class is $5 per person. A sample meal will be cooked, and may include the following:...

    Date | Time May 2017 Thu, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

    Location: 3124 Kingsdale Center, Columbus, OH, 43221

  • Outdoor Trip Planning

    Learn how to organize and execute a trip plan for outdoor excursions! Over many years of outdoor trips I have learned that while things do not always go according to plan, not having one is risky at best, and often unpleasant. Ease of access, elevation change, water sources, emergency routes,...

    Date | Time June 2017 Thu, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

    Location: 3124 Kingsdale Center, Columbus, OH, 43221

  • Backpack Trip Planning

    Learn how to organize and execute a trip plan for outdoor excursions! Over many years of outdoor trips I have learned that while things do not always go according to plan, not having one is risky at best, and often unpleasant. Ease of access, elevation change, water sources, emergency routes,...

    Date | Time July 2017 Thu, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

    Location: 3124 Kingsdale Center, Columbus, OH, 43221

  • Tents & Sleep Systems

    When it comes to gear, your choice of tent, sleeping bag, and sleeping pad can make a noticeable impact in terms of pack weight and comfort. Learn what to look for in the optimal shelter and sleep system setup for your outdoor adventures! Whether you are a newcomer to the...

    Date | Time July 2017 Wed, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

    Location: 3124 Kingsdale Center, Columbus, OH, 43221

  • Backpack Trip Planning

    Learn how to organize and execute a trip plan for outdoor excursions! Over many years of outdoor trips I have learned that while things do not always go according to plan, not having one is risky at best and often unpleasant. Ease of access, elevation change, water sources, emergency routes,...

    Date | Time August 2017 Tue, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

    Location: 3124 Kingsdale Center, Columbus, OH, 43221

  • Outdoor Clothing and Footwear

    Outdoor comfort starts from the skin out. The proper selection of lightweight, quick-drying clothing and well-fitted footwear can make or break an outdoor trip, whether you're through-hiking or headed out for a quick day hike. Learn all about wicking, insulation, waterproofing, arch support, blister protection, and more!

    Date | Time August 2017 Tue, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

    Location: 3124 Kingsdale Center, Columbus, OH, 43221

  • John Muir Trail Slideshow and Q&A

    The John Muir Trail (JMT) is a long-distance trail in the Sierra Nevada mountain range of California, passing through Yosemite, Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks.  It is a rugged and beautiful 211 mile journey through iconic American landmarks.  Two of our friends, Dara and Ovi, hiked the John Muir...

    Date | Time August 2017 Thu, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

    Location: 3124 Kingsdale Center, Columbus, OH, 43221

  • Backpack Trip Planning

    Learn how to organize and execute a trip plan for outdoor excursions! Over many years of outdoor trips I have learned that while things do not always go according to plan, not having one is risky at best, and often unpleasant. Ease of access, elevation change, water sources, emergency routes,...

    Date | Time September 2017 Tue, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

    Location: 3124 Kingsdale Center, Columbus, OH, 43221

  • Tents and Sleep Systems

    When it comes to gear, your choice of tent, sleeping bag, and sleeping pad can make a noticeable impact in terms of pack weight and comfort. Learn what to look for in the optimal shelter and sleep system setup for your outdoor adventures! Whether you are a newcomer to the...

    Date | Time September 2017 Thu, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

    Location: 3124 Kingsdale Center, Columbus, OH, 43221

  • Cooking for the Outdoors

    Tired of freeze dried food on the trail? Learn how to eat well in the outdoors using simple multi-use recipes. Stoves, cookware, spices, bear bags, and cold weather considerations will all be discussed. The class is $5 per person. A sample meal will be cooked, and may include the following:...

    Date | Time September 2017 Thu, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

    Location: 3124 Kingsdale Center, Columbus, OH, 43221

  • Backpack Trip Planning

    Learn how to organize and execute a trip plan for outdoor excursions! Over many years of outdoor trips I have learned that while things do not always go according to plan, not having one is risky at best, and often unpleasant. Ease of access, elevation change, water sources, emergency routes,...

    Date | Time October 2017 Tue, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

    Location: 3124 Kingsdale Center, Columbus, OH, 43221

  • Used Gear Sale!

    Tired of all the old outdoor gear that you have laying around the house collecting dust? Then pack it up and haul it down to the Outdoor Source Used Gear Sale taking place Saturday, October 14th and Sunday, October 15th at the Kingsdale Store. Sale hours will be normal store...

    Date | Time October 2017 Sat, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

    Location: 3124 Kingsdale Center, Columbus, Ohio, 43221

  • Used Gear Sale!

    Tired of all the old outdoor gear that you have laying around the house collecting dust? Then pack it up and haul it down to the Outdoor Source Used Gear Sale taking place Saturday, October 14th and Sunday, October 15th at the Kingsdale Store. Sale hours will be normal store...

    Date | Time October 2017 Sun, 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    Location: 3124 Kingsdale Center, Columbus, Ohio, 43221

  • Backpack Trip Planning

    Learn how to organize and execute a trip plan for outdoor excursions! Over many years of outdoor trips I have learned that while things do not always go according to plan, not having one is risky at best, and often unpleasant. Ease of access, elevation change, water sources, emergency routes,...

    Date | Time October 2017 Tue, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

    Location: 3124 Kingsdale Center, Columbus, OH, 43221

  • CANCELLED

    CANCELLED   Tired of freeze dried food on the trail? Learn how to eat well in the outdoors using simple multi-use recipes. Stoves, cookware, spices, bear bags, and cold weather considerations will all be discussed. A sample meal will be cooked, and may include the following: Dairy, Peanut Butter, Wheat...

    Date | Time October 2017 Thu, 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm

    Location: 3124 Kingsdale Center, Columbus, OH, 43221

  • Backpack Trip Planning

    Learn how to organize and execute a trip plan for outdoor excursions! Over many years of outdoor trips I have learned that while things do not always go according to plan, not having one is risky at best, and often unpleasant. Ease of access, elevation change, water sources, emergency routes,...

    Date | Time January 2018 Thu, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

    Location: 3124 Kingsdale Center, Columbus, OH, 43221

  • Winter Camping Basics

    No mosquitos, more solitude, and unique scenery. Winter contains some unique challenges, but can be very rewarding. The key to having a positive cold weather camping experience lies in knowledge and preparation. Learn how to plan a winter trip, how to stay warm and dry, how to alter your approach...

    Date | Time January 2018 Thu, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

    Location: 3124 Kingsdale Center, Columbus, OH, 43221

  • Gear Knowledge: Choosing the "Big Three"

    The "Big Three" (Pack, Tent, Sleeping Bag+Pad) are the core of your backpacking gear, both in terms of the impact they make on your outdoor experience and the majority of your total pack weight. Making informed decisions on these items based on your intended use is crucial. From beginner backpacking...

    Date | Time January 2018 Thu, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

    Location: 3124 Kingsdale Center, Columbus, OH, 43221