Outfitting Your Adventurous Side

Est. in 2009 as Tobacco Road Outdoors, Apex Outfitter and Board Co. has evolved into an Action Sports Retailer.  Apex Outfitter and Board Co. is owned and operated by local North Carolinians. The shop is packed with high quality apparel and accessories from brands like Patagonia, The North Face, Volcom,  Horny Toad, TOMS, Sanuk, Merrell, and much more to outfit your adventurous side. If you need footwear, active wear, longboards, skateboards, stand-up paddle boards, jackets, backpacks, or some last minute gifts, we've got you covered.

Today, we continue to provide the Triangle with superior outdoor and lifestyle gear for our active community. We offer our customers high quality equipment and apparel to enhance their activities, while promoting long term relationships with customers by offering exceptional service. Our goal is to familiarize the community with the adventures awaiting them by being an accessible resource for information and products that will keep them having fun outdoors. We are committed to bringing consumers new choices, from the practical to the innovative, and strive to serve the community through events that encourage respect for the environment and improve our quality of life.

About the Store

We have 3,000 square foot space filled with all the goodies you need to live an active lifestyle. The shop is located in the Tobacco Mule & Exchange Building in historic downtown Apex, NC. Constructed in 1917, the building was originally used as a tobacco storage warehouse upstairs and a mule stable downstairs. It's now used to make all your outdoor dreams come true!

About Apex

Located in Southwestern Wake County, Apex combines a relaxing small-town atmosphere with convenient access to big-city amenities. In 2007, Apex was named the 14th Best Place to Live in the USA by Money Magazine. In 1994, Apex was named the state's #1 Small Town in economic vitality by Business North Carolina magazine. They don't call it "The Peak of Good Living" for nothing!


Patagonia grew out of a small company that made tools for climbers. Today they make apparel, shoes, boots, packs and accessories for climbing, skiing, snowboarding, surfing, paddling and trail running.

The North Face

The North Face delivers an extensive line of performance apparel, equipment, and footwear. They push the boundaries of innovation so that you can push the boundaries of exploration. They offer shoes, backpacks and apparel.


Volcom is a modern lifestyle brand that embodies the creative spirit of youth culture.  The company was built on liberation, innovation and experimentation while remaining dedicated to the breakdown of established traditions. Today, Volcom stays "True To This", symbolizing integrity and the pure fun of riding.


Prana started in 1992 making clothing that worked well for climbing and yoga. It turned out that the clothing worked well for lots of other passions too, so we added new products with “purpose” in mind and scoured the world for design inspiration.


Apex Outfitter and Board Co. is proud be be a part of this amazing movement of helping people in need across the world! Come check out our great selection of TOMS for the Apex, Cary, Holly Springs area!


Olukai draws from the relaxed lifestyle, pure and diverse ecosystems, comfortable climate, and close sense of family. OluKai was conceived from a desire to create a better class of products for the life we live in and around the water.

Southern Tide

Southern Tide has evolved into an entire collection built on high standards with products like the Skipjack Polo to their original woven sport shirts, to Channel Marker Khakis with navigational colored button thread, they are meticulous when it comes to detail and quality.

Southern Marsh

At Southern Marsh, we do our best to make the highest quality products, out of the best materials and package up a piece of that charm to give you a snapshot into a life with a little authentic southern class.


The great outdoors is calling you, so stop in and get geared up for your next adventure. We have great brands like, Patagonia, The North Face, Mountain Hardwear, Kelty, Jet Boil, ENO Hammocks, Leatherman and more!


An active life is a healthy life and we have you covered. We carry the brands you work and play in, like Prana, Lole, Carve, Suncloud glasses, Solomon, Olukai sandals, toms shoes, Sanuk and much more.


Long boards, Skateboards and Skate gear…OH MY!!At AOBC we can help out someone just starting out or your everyday shredder hit the streets and get rollin. With brands like Sector 9, Arbor, Comet, Original, Gravity, Bustin, Land Yachtz, Plan B, Girl, Element, Almost, Zero, Skate Mafia, Krooked, to Independent, Bones, Diamond, Zoo York, Real and much more…… You know the drill; we have a ton of Skate Gear. Come down and check it out.  


Stand Up Paddle Boarding is the fastest growing water sport in the country. We are excited to be able to share our amazing waterways with the growing SUP community starting Spring 2013!