Breaking the Granite Ceiling: At Home on the Water

150 miles of paddling over 9 days.

That is how Amy Dorfman kicked off her summer; a feat that anyone who has ever lifted a paddle before would deem rad, very rad indeed.

During the course of their water-born adventure, Amy and her two kayaking compadres covered nearly the entirety of Lake Champlain, from Benson’s Landing all the way north to Missisquoi Bay in Canada. Amy pushed through some of … Read more >>

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Published:July 28, 2016 View Post

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Breaking the Granite Ceiling: Women in the Outdoors

It’s no secret. The outdoor industry has room to improve in the area of gender diversity. Whether it’s offering up more diverse color options for women’s-specific gear, hiring more females into influential roles, or simply refraining from making assumptions about skill level based on gender, there’s plenty to be done.

However, plenty of progress has already been made as well.

Sitting in a room full of outdoorswomen at an Outdoor … Read more >>

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Published:July 12, 2016 View Post

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Onion River Race and Ramble 2016

This past weekend on a woefully wet Sunday, scores of Vermont’s finest paddlers came out to race and ramble their way down the Winooski River. In what can only be described “prime Vermont river weather,” these brave men, women, and children put their hoods up and their heads down to cover an 10.5 mile stretch of the Champlain Valley’s largest river. What may seem like a torturous outing to many … Read more >>

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Published:June 9, 2016 View Post

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Premier Gear: Mountain Hardwear’s Outdry Packs

BURLY, WATERPROOF, AND READY FOR ANYTHING

Over the past few years, Mountain Hardwear has been hard at work developing and perfecting their proprietary waterproofing technology, OutDry. The result is this year’s line of bomber packs that will keep your gear dry no matter what mother nature throws your way.

Many other packs feature a waterproof membrane underneath the pack’s external panels. Water can work its way between these two Read more >>

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Published:March 2, 2016 View Post

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Arc’Teryx Shell Give Away

The Outdoor Gear Exchange has teamed up with Arc’Teryx to bring a little extra cheer this holiday season. We are hosting a photo contest on Instagram from 12/16/15-12/22/15 and giving away an Arc’Teryx Sabre or Sentinel Shell to the winner.

To enter, share a photo from the most extreme winter environment you’ve ever adventured in and tell us about the day. Then, just tag three friends and be sure to … Read more >>

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Published:December 16, 2015 View Post

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OGE/GearX x Burton: A Collab for the Ages

It’s Happened.

Finally.

The Outdoor Gear Exchange and GearX.com have forged a new, face-blisteringly radical partnership with those surly slingers of the sick gnar, Burton. The STEEZ is practically dripping off the walls here as we unpack box after box of the rudest boards, boots, bindings, packs and apparel ever hewn in this plane of existence or beyond. 

The Outdoor Gear Exchange/GearX are stoked beyond the limits … Read more >>

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Published:September 30, 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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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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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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