Enlightened Equipment



A lightweight and comfortable sleep system is absolutely pivotal for staying safe in the backcountry. Based in Minnesota, Enlightened Equipment hand-makes their quilts using the highest loft down and lightest and durable nylon. Their Down-Tek coating has saved Grayson from many cold nights when the rain slips in under his tarp. Their commitment to light and durable materials, high quality construction, and customization make their quilts his go to for any adventure and absolutely essential for lightweight backpacking trips.

3 Sports Triathlon and Running Store3Sports-black url LARGE

3 Sports Triathlon and Running store brings their expert knowledge and top of the line gear to the Richmond community. With a wide selection of cycling, swimming, and running gear, they cater to a wide range of endurance enthusiasts. For those that can’t stop, 3 Sports is certainly the best store in Richmond for all endurance adventures.

 Darn Tough Socks

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An athlete’s footwear is almost always the most important piece of gear in their arsenal. But while athletes may spend a lifetime searching for the perfect pair of shoes, the perfect socks are already here. Comfort and incredible durability put the hand-made Darn Tough socks miles ahead of the competition. The lifetime guarantee demonstrates their commitment to superior socks. Your feet will thank you.

Wild River OutfittersWRO_Logo-UPDATED

Every adventure has to start somewhere. But almost all of Grayson’s start at Wild River Outfitters. Their expert staff and highest quality gear make them stand out as the best outfitter in Virginia. From backpacking to kayaking, they provide rentals, demos, tours, and instruction for the first timer to the most hardened of adventurers.

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