OGE Charitable Grand Fund Recipients & Deadline

The Charitable Grant Fund is just another way that Outdoor Gear Exchange gives back to the community. Only there’s a twist – the Grant Fund is fueled by the generosity of our consignment customers. Whenever a customer comes to consign their used gear, they have the option to donate a portion (or the entire consignment dropoff) to the Fund.

Recipients of the fund will be local non-profits with an environmental Read more >>

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Published:September 15, 2014 View Post

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Most Valuable Gear: Arc’teryx Atom LT Hoody

The Arc’teryx Atom LT Jacket: A moisture resistant, insulating jacket with incredible mobility and breathability.

We love most things from Arc’teryx because they have an attention to detail, clean and simple aesthetics, quality construction, and their gear is designed to perform well and last long after rigorous use. This week we have chosen the Atom LT Hoody as the Most Valuable Gear of the Week. Bonus: It’s 30% Off – … Read more >>

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Published:July 31, 2014 View Post

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Peregrine Falcon Nesting 2014 Update

The Peregrine Falcon nesting season is upon us. As is the case every spring, many cliffs have become the home to peregrine falcon nesting sites. It is important to respect their territory to support population growth. So far this year there have been many nest sightings throughout the state with two official closures to climbing routes.

As of now, the two closures include Upper Upper West Bolton and Marshfield Ledge, … Read more >>

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Published:April 30, 2014 View Post

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Resupplying on the Appalachian Trail

So you’ve decided to do a thru-hike of the 2,200 mile Appalachian Trail! Good for you, you are about to embark on the journey of a lifetime. One of the many challenges of hiking the AT is packing the right gear, and, more importantly, packing the right amount of gear.

Before you leave, it’s a good idea set aside some new socks, your favorite snack, first aid supplies, a new Read more >>

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Published:April 28, 2014 View Post

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Bike Tuning Services at Outdoor Gear Exchange

With our newly added bike department, we also have a fully functional bike repair shop and techs on site to service, tune, and repair your bike. A variety of bike tuning services offered are outlined below with cost, scope of work, and what is included in each package.

If upon working on your bike, our techs discover additional problems that require more parts to be replaced, we will replace up … Read more >>

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Published:April 23, 2014 View Post

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Bike Commuting 101

So you’ve made the decision to start riding your bike to work. First of all: good for you! While bicycle commuting is incredibly beneficial to your own personal health, you’re also reducing your impact on the environment and on the infrastructure of your town or city. You’ll be spending less money on gas, car repairs and parking, while also increasing your general health and happiness. If you live in close … Read more >>

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Published:April 22, 2014 View Post

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Mud Season In Vermont

Spring = Mud Season in Vermont. Most people think of spring as a time where things come to life, the birds start chirping, and the flowers begin to bloom. Well in New England, and Vermont in particular, it is more of that awkward period of time between winter and summer. As the snow melts and the rains start to fall, dirt roads and trails turn into muddy passages, and grassy … Read more >>

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Published:April 16, 2014 View Post

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Last Day to Save on Black Diamond

While our spring climbing sale carries on through the end of the month, today is the last day to save on Black Diamond packs, climbing gear, tents, and trekking poles – this is your last chance to save 20% off the latest and greatest from Black Diamond.

Black Diamond Distance Cork Z-Poles

The Z-Poles are such a fan favorite and Black Diamond has added some classic cork handles onto this … Read more >>

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Published:April 14, 2014 View Post

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Sea To Summit Galore

Being a premium dealer for Sea To Summit, we now offer nearly their entire product line – cookware, stuff sacks, dry bags, pillows, paddling accessories, sleeping bags, travel accessories, packs, and sleeping bags.

In 1990 the founder of Sea To Summit, Tim Macarthey- Snape, became the first person to swim, walk, hike, and climb from sea level to the summit of Mount Everest in one expedition. He began by swimming … Read more >>

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Published:April 10, 2014 View Post

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Altra Zero Drop Footwear

Their motto is ‘Zero Drop – Zero Limits’ and they stick to it! Zero drop is a pretty simple concept to understand, the heel are forefoot have the same amount of cushion. This creates a level platform underfoot and allows for a more natural footstrike. All Altra running shoes features a zero drop – it’s as simple as that. Altra makes a variety of trail and road shoes that are Read more >>

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Published:April 9, 2014 View Post

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