Gearx.com is Safe from HeartBleed

Responding quickly to news of the Heart Bleed vulnerability in OpenSSL, Gearx.com was patched/fixed at 1:45 in the morning on 8 April.  We have no reason to believe that any information has been compromised, but encourage anyone who has any concerns about the security of their Gearx login to change their password.

For a simple explanation of the HeartBleed exploit check out this comic by Randall Monroe of XKCD fame:… Read more >>

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Published:April 11, 2014 View Post

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Gotta Have Guide Books for Northeastern Adventurers

If you live in Vermont, or really, the Northeast, these guides will get you to the best hiking, climbing, and paddling…

1. Rumney Guide Book by Ward Smith: If you like to sport climb, you need this book. It’s the authoritative guide to one of the Northeast’s biggest and best climbing areas. The guide contains digitized topographic maps and written descriptions covering more than 500 routes, rated 5.0 to 5.15 … Read more >>

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Published:September 18, 2011 View Post

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Meet Aaron Smock, Warranty Manager, Kayaker, Skier, Connoisseur of Backcountry hash Browns

Aaron Smock is OGE/gearX.com’s Warranty Manager. Born in Augusta, GA, Aaron’s lived in Mound, MN; Blacksburg, VA; Greensboro, NC; Durango, CO; Sanibel, FL; and now Burlington, VT. He’s adapted quickly–not surprising for a hiker, disc golfer, sea kayaker and tele skier with a healthy beard. Aaron joined the OGE crew in August 2008, and he’s been here since, with one significant sabbatical. In 2010, Aaron worked for NOLS Alaska for … Read more >>

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Published:May 23, 2011 View Post

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Win a Trekking Trip in Nepal, and Benefit the GMC Too


Dear y’all, I just heard that US Sherpa International has been kind enough to offer an all expenses paid trip to Nepal as a raffle prize.  Nepal is one of those places that has drawn mountaineers for decades.  As a Himalayan republic they have some of the highest peaks in the world, and a dramatic and varied terrain. While in Nepal the winner will visit high altitude lakes, monasteries, museums… Read more >>

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Published:July 16, 2010 View Post

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A Few Thoughts on Blister Control

Comrades,

One of the surest ways to ruin your experience is to get a blister part way through a trip.  Each step aggravates the injury and attention focuses on the tiny area of your anatomy that is demanding you stop moving. Without a doubt prevention is the best answer.  Anything you can do to reduce the friction on your heel or between your toes is worth considering.

  • Ensure that your

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Published:June 22, 2010 View Post

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Shoe Sizing Systems and How They Line Up

Sizing footwear is an inconsistent web of overlapping systems.  Here at GearX our products are sized by US Mens, US Women’s, European/French, and Mondo point.  Just in case you think in Japanese, Chinese, or UK sizes I’ve included those as well.  Here’s how they all line up.

Thanks to Claus Färber and WikiMedia for the sizing chart.

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Published:December 1, 2009 View Post

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Welcome to the new Outdoor Gear Exchange (gearX.com) blog!

We thought is was about time the Outdoor Gear Exchange got a blog. We will be refining this blog over the next few weeks. Please feel free to leave comments and suggestions for improvement.… Read more >>

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Published:November 29, 2009 View Post

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