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Who We Are

Founded in 1973, Backwoods is an Austin-based, family owned and operated outdoor gear and apparel store. Backwoods corporate office is located in Austin Texas. With eight locations throughout Texas, Oklahoma, Nebraska, and Kansas, and all merchandise available for purchase on our website, Backwoods has sold quality products with exceptional customer service for nearly 40 years. Backwoods offers clothing, equipment and expertise to help customers fulfill their travel plans with a range of adventures such as hiking, trekking, fishing, climbing, camping, trail running, kayaking, paddling, adventure trips and yoga. In 2004, Backwoods took their mission a step further and created Backwoods Adventures, a travel company that provides unique, personal, first-rate experiences. Backwoods Adventures is currently planning trips in six different continents. We invite you to visit one of our eight locations to find out more about us and what we do for yourself.

To inspire people to seek active, adventurous lives.

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To expand upon our corporate mission “to inspire people to seek active, adventurous lives” and follow one of our core value of “put social responsibility into action,” Backwoods employees volunteer over a combined 500 hours each year involving community service which will in turn increase visibility within our communities. Backwoods currently is working with the following organizations:

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