Liquidlogic Factory Store
Where the Liquid magic happens
It can be a little confusing to follow the ins-and-outs of the kayak manufacturing business, which like so many industries these days has plenty of consolidation, new entries and failed efforts. But here's the relevant piece of trivia when it comes to Liquidlogic (whose kayaks we proudly feature at Lazy Otter Outfitters, by the way): They're Henderson County born and bred.
“From that factory, Liquidlogic ships boats all over the world. But they embrace their local roots by offering tours of the manufacturing facility and a factory store where you can check out their whole line and buy directly from them.”
More specifically, Liquidlogic was born in an old barn in Flat Rock in 2000, where a group of paddlers who mostly worked for Perception Kayaks, one of if not the biggest kayak manufacturers in the world decided to strike out on their own. In the years since they've grown and expanded, first from that old barn to a cabin in Saluda, then to an old Farmhouse just outside Hendersonville, then after a couple of years manufacturing down in Greensboro to their current state-of-the-art factory in Fletcher.
From that factory, Liquidlogic ships boats all over the world. But they embrace their local roots by offering tours of the manufacturing facility and a factory store where you can check out their whole line and buy directly from them. The company's offices are kind of like you'd expect a place started and run by a bunch of whitewater and recreational kayakers - people
using skateboards or scooters to get around and employee doggies having pretty much free reign, for example. But if you get a chance to take the tour, you can see how your boat is created, starting from a big barrel of powder.
The factory store is open most of the year, but the tours are only offered on particular days. So check out the web site or give a call before making your plans for a visit.
How to Find It
Liquidlogic is located at 210 Old Airport Road in Fletcher, about 20 minutes from downtown Hendersonville.
Google Map: https://goo.gl/maps/2AmWPd1FMUk
Web site: https://www.liquidlogickayaks.com/