Who We Are

We are Bowen Outdoors - founded on three principles: Family, Exploration & Giving Back

Based out of Columbus, Ohio we provide adventure clothing and gear to people who believe in adventure. We give back to outdoor programs and for every purchase we plant 10 trees. We want to inspire the world to explore.  


Our company was founded in 2015 by Alex Bowen and Zack Mikesell who both fell in love with the outdoors at an early age. Around family gatherings, we would reminiscence about our time spent in streams, climbing trees and experiencing the outdoors as only children can. We talked about the values it instilled in us and the importance it had in our lives that our family allowed us to connect with nature and to explore. Camping, hiking and exploring had just as much of an impact on the bond we shared with our family and friends back then as it does today. We thought about our best memories growing up and they all involved exploring outdoors.

We realized it was important for us to raise our children in the outdoors and how sad it is that many families never hike, camp or even go to the park. With this thought in mind, we decided to create a company that would do two things: create great, lasting outdoor gear and give back to programs that reconnect families with the outdoors.

We created our tumbler in 2016, branding it behind the rally call: “A cup with a cause” and will soon be launching more apparel and gear to help expand our mission and getting families to explore more outdoors.

We’re tired of seeing people attached to their cell phones and sitting in front of screens. There’s a whole world of experiences and sights to see. Bowen Outdoors wants to help inspire and connect families to the outdoors again. 

Bowen Outdoors contributes 10% of all net proceeds to programs that connect families with the outdoors like the Children & Nature Network and the National Wildlife Foundation's 10 Million Outdoor Kids whose vision is a world in which all children play, learn and grow with nature in their everyday lives. 

We think it is important to reconnect families with nature and exploring. It doesn't matter whether are in the woods, out on the trail, or in the city, we want to encourage others to explore everything around us. We appreciate the support of fellow outdoors enthusiast helping us give back to such a great cause. 

We believe in giving back. After achieving our goals of giving back to family oriented outdoor programs in 2017 we are turning are sights toward helping fight deforestation and planting trees. For every purchase made in our store we will plant 10 trees. 

It's not only the right thing to do for the planet, but it's the right thing to do for future generations. Our children should have a planet to run, scream, explore and get lost in. Trees are fundamental to future generations.

So please join us as we grow and give back. And thanks for checking us out!

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