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Established 2012, NORTH RIVER OUTDOORS (NRO) is proud to be one of the largest Knife, Axe and Outdoor Gear Store in Central Virginia. We specialize in providing High Quality Outdoor, Survival, and Camping Gear at Great Prices! Visit NRO at our Richmond Virginia Store and Online to handle and field Test each Gear. We offer the best prices and Expert Advice from top quality brands like Benchmade, ZT, Hults Bruk, Big Agnes, Osprey, Pelican, ESEE, TOPS and More.. 


NRO Outdoor Store is located in Richmond, Virginia conveniently located in Central Virginia - One hour from the Blue Ridge Mountains and one hour from the Beautiful Chesapeake Bay that specializes in high quality Outdoor Gear & Outerwear. We want to earn your trust and business and will work hard to achieve this goal. We know you can go to the bigger box chain stores or the online only businesses but we care and support the gear that we sell. We're here to provide a real experience for you by offering great customer service, easy returns, and knowledgeable experience staff so you can focus on your love for the Outdoors! 

Come in and check our quality selection of Knives, Axes, Outdoor Gear, Survival, Camping and Outerwear. 


Store Number: 804-556-1006 

Store Hours:
Mon - Thurs: 1:00 - 8:00 pm EST
Saturday / Sunday: Shows & Events 9-5pm


NORTH RIVER OUTDOORS has remained dedicated to providing quality Outdoors Gear and Expert Advice since we started in 2012. We know pricing is just as important to quality when you find your gear so we keep our pricing low at our online website and our Outdoor Retail Stores. We're a small, family-owned business, and truly appreciate all our customers. Every member of the NRO Team are Outdoor Gear Experts who have logged their fair share of using the great and have hiked miles on the trail. They're real people with real field experience using the gear we sell. Their mission is to stay on top of the latest technologies and trends, and they receive hands-on product training directly from the leading outdoor brands. We will go the extra mile to deliver a level of personalized service you simply won't find anywhere else.

Jesse C. (Owner, Outdoor Gear Expert) - Passion for the Outdoors, Adventure and field testing Gear. Growing up in Georgia, I became familiar hiking/camping the Great Smokey Mountains and spending time fishing/kayaking on the beautiful saltwater coast at an early age of my life. As a Boy Scout, being outdoors always felt like home. Instilled with passion and drive for exploration and willingness, I actively try to explore the mountains, rivers and the ocean waters every chance I can.

Lacey C. (Owner, Outdoor Gear Expert) - Lacey enjoys the beach and being outdoors. Whether camping, hiking, or spending time relaxing in her beach chair. Lacey loves to soak up the sun and relax.

Neal C. (Online, Outdoor Gear Expert) - I am a long-term outdoor enthusiast that loves camping, hiking, fishing, canoeing, and wilderness exploring. I truly believe that Nature is one of our greatest teachers! There is so much you can learn and love with being outdoors. I share this passion and my life goal is to camp and hike at every US National Park!

Micah V. (Outdoor Gear Expert) - I was a bit of a late bloomer into the outdoors world, not discovering the wonders of nature until my early 20's when I took my first backpacking trip to the Shenandoah one cold March weekend. The experiences I've shared in our nation's wild places can be described in one word: formative. My passion for nature has quickly spread throughout a close circle of friends, and countless nights have been spent in remote destinations scattered across the mountains. During these trips I've come to know and trust my gear. Adventure is deep in veins, as well as sharing it.

Tyler M. (Outdoor Gear Expert) - I love to explore the outdoors and see what nature has to offer. I really enjoy exploring nature to find beautiful water sources that allow me to take amazing photo, so I can share my adventures with others. I love to hunt upland game and love fishing in my pond. I'm very fascinated by knives and their different designs.