Brand Spotlight: Granite Gear

Inspired by the Boundary Waters to Create Better Packs

Canoe enthusiasts are a different breed of outdoor lover. They are at once gearheads and traditionalists, with a love of classic designs, gear that is durable yet efficient, and the joy of embarking into the wilderness on their own power. On a multi-day canoe trip in the Boundary Waters or Quetico Provincial Park, the St. Regis Canoe Area in the Adirondacks … Read more >>

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Published:August 6, 2015 View Post

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Most Valuable Gear: Black Diamond Ultra Mountain Carbon Z-Pole

Fly Up (And Float Down) the Mountain with the Ultra Mountain Carbon Z-Poles from Black Diamond!

On long treks through the backcountry, any upgrade to your balance and stability can keep trip-ending injuries at bay. An ultra compact, true 4-season trekking pole from Black Diamond, the Ultra Mountain Carbon Z-Poles are the perfect option for hikers who are not cowed by snowy terrain. Featuring a rugged and durable, yet lightweight … Read more >>

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Published:July 27, 2015 View Post

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The Outdoor Gear Exchange Bike Service Department

Does your bike need a tune-up, an upgrade or repairs? The bike service department at the Outdoor Gear Exchange has you covered!

Here at the Outdoor Gear Exchange, we strive to give customers exceptional, expert service and to provide them with what they need to enjoy their favorite outdoor activities. The bike department at our Church Street store is no exception and we go above and beyond to meet your … Read more >>

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Published:July 13, 2015 View Post

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Brand Spotlight: Osprey Packs

Osprey Packs

 

From a Small, Custom Pack Maker to a Global Brand

Like many pack brands, Osprey was founded on the dream of creating the perfect pack. For Osprey founder Mike Pfotenhauer, this dream originated from memories of childhood backpacking trips in Oregon, wearing a pack that fit poorly and was uncomfortable. In a familiar story, similar to the early days of other pack brands, he set out to … Read more >>

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Published:July 8, 2015 View Post

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Most Valuable Gear: Evolv Luchador SC

A performance all-around shoe for technical climbing at an affordable price!

Climbing is a multifaceted sport with a variety of rock types, terrain styles and difficulty levels. It can be hard to find an all-around shoe with the range necessary to take on steep boulder problems, juggy overhangs, thin face climbs and blocky lower angle moderates —all in the same day. It’s even more difficult to find this perfect shoe … Read more >>

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Published:July 1, 2015 View Post

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Most Valuable Gear: Camelbak Magic Hydration Pack

Carry the Essentials with the Camelbak Magic Hydration Pack

On nice day on the trail, whether you are mountain biking, hiking or running, all you need are a few essentials on your back. Water, snacks and lunch and an extra layer will insure that you are properly prepared for your day on the trail. With Camelbak’s Magic hydration pack, you can bring along everything that you need and nothing … Read more >>

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Published:June 23, 2015 View Post

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Stylish Rainwear for Women

Beat the rain while looking stylish!

Spring and early summer are wet months, so an effective raincoat is necessary. However, if you are heading to work, out on the town, or running to the store, you don’t need a technical raincoat. While an expensive, Gore-Tex jacket with a technical cut and design may be ideal for harsh weather when climbing or skiing, it does not offer the day-to-day, street-ready style … Read more >>

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Published:June 16, 2015 View Post

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Father’s Day Gift Guide 2015

Need help finding a gift for Dad this Father’s Day? We can help!

Father’s Day is your opportunity to show dear old dad how much you care. Maybe your dad or grandfather was the one who first took you camping as a kid. Maybe he was your scout leader. Maybe your dad is the most rugged outdoorsman you know, but his gear is all from the 80s. Maybe you are … Read more >>

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Published:June 8, 2015 View Post

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Festival Approved Gear!

Get ready for your favorite music festivals this summer with our Festival Approved gear!

Photo by Eva Rinaldi / CC BY-SA 2.0

Summer music festivals are magical events. Great music and good vibes combine with an immersive social experience defined by fun, expression and art. Here at the Outdoor Gear Exchange and GearX.com, we love festival season. Many of us follow our local music scene and travel to shows from … Read more >>

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Published:May 29, 2015 View Post

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Most Valuable Gear: Adirondack Rock

The essential, comprehensive guidebook for climbing in New York’s Adirondack mountains.

Climbing in the Adirondack mountains is like anything else there: rugged, wild and beautiful.  From classic moderates on the Chapel Pond Slab to exposed multipitch routes on Wallface to the hard cracks of Spider’s Web, the Adirondacks offer a variety of world-class routes. For years, the original Adirondack Rock by Jim Lawyer and Jeremy Haas was the bible of … Read more >>

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Published:May 14, 2015 View Post

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