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The next stop in our grand tour of new design themes is Outdoors. Do you enjoy the splendour of nature, but also have a ton of shows to watch on your DVR? Well, now you and your customers can experience the best of the outdoors from the comfort of a couch.

Like getting your hands dirty? Then you’ll love the refined ruggedness we’ve introduced to the design through subtle, carbon-like background textures. Also like selling a ton of products? The Outdoors layout was designed with you in mind.

Edmund Hillary once said “It’s not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.” With this in mind, go forth and build a killer store with our latest creation.


Get a closer look on the Outdoors demo store.

Key features

  • A five-column grid that allows for more products
  • A left-hand category listing on product pages, perfect for stores with a lot of categories
  • A rugged yet modern look that captures the spirit of outdoor adventuring

Perfect for

  • Sports and lifestyle apparel 
  • Recreation equipment 
  • Camping and hunting equipment
  • Survival gear
  • Sports and nutrition supplies
  • Weightlifting gear

How to get it

To use Outdoors for your store, just log in to your control panel, navigate to Design and click “Apply this template.” If you haven’t upgraded to our latest version yet, you’ll need to do so to use any of the new themes.

All you have to do is:

1. Log in to your Bigcommerce control panel.
2. Click the “Try it now” link on the blue bar at the bottom of the screen.
3. From now on, you’ll be using the new control panel and have access to the new themes.

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  • The lovely Bigcommerce support agent did it for me during a chat session in less than 3 min. For FREE!!!!

  • Hi Julie, that is absolutely possible, but may require some significant customization. The Bigcommerce experts should be able to help you out:



  • I am quite happy with the template but is there any way to move the “add to cart” area to the top rather than have it beneath product description?

  • Jessica Malnik

    I would encourage you to post this in the design section of our forum. We have a ton of clients and designers, who are active in there and usually willing to lend a hand.

  • Larry E. Catt

    All the body text on the cart.php page is all white. Been looking through the CSS for hours and can’t seem to find where to change it.

  • Jessica Malnik

    @mia cYou can override the background by uploading your image to WebDAV and then hard-coding it in Styles.css

    However, a more ideal theme to make these customizations with is Classic White.

  • how can i change the actual background on this theme?

  • Jessica Malnik

    Hi Sebastien, we’re so sorry about that. That link should be visible again. In addition, this very recent thread in our forum should help you set this up.

  • Hi Jessica the URL link you posted does not work.

  • Hi Tom,
    We also have same problem for our rugs website and need to get descriptions to be displayed. Any assistance appreciated.

  • Jessica Malnik

    Hi Tom,

    Depending on what you are trying to achieve, you may be able to accomplish this by creating your own custom category template. Here’s a step-by-step tutorial that will walk you through how to set this up.

  • Tom

    I am in a trial with this theme and like it so far. However, it appears to be the only theme that I have tried that will not allow WYSIWYG info. or category images for the sub-categories? I believe it also does not allow for Brand images?

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