In 1998, The Outdoor Experience was formed out of a desire to provide the Upper Cumberland with outdoor clothing and equipment that not only looks and performs well but were brands proven to last over time. This commitment to quality and sustainability is the foundation that continues to help the Outdoor Experience succeed in meeting the needs of outdoor lovers like yourself. Whether climbing, paddling, traveling, backpacking, hiking or just believing in quality and comfort, the Outdoor Experience welcomes and appreciates your business. After all… life is too short to stay indoors!!