How to Choose Climbing Skins

What climbing skins are right for you and the type of skiing that you do?

Venturing into the backcountry on your own power to seek fresh lines is one of the most invigorating and pure skiing experiences. Ski touring on any terrain requires a few essential pieces of gear: touring bindings with a releasable heel, lightweight touring boots with a substantial walk mode, and a pair of climbing skins. Skins … Read more >>

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Published:December 30, 2014 View Post

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Mammut RAS Packs

Calling all backcountry skiers and snowboarders! GearX.com has Mammut RAS Packs (Removable Airbag System). These are must have in risky avalanche territory. When you feel the snow underneath you break, one pull of the deployment handle greatly reduces the risk of being buried alive. In addition to keeping you on top of the snow, the bright red airbag is a sure signal for rescue crews!

One shot of compressed air … Read more >>

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Published:November 27, 2012 View Post

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Testimonial: Tales From Svalbard

One happy customer recently felt inspired to reach out to the folks here at Outdoor Gear Exchange and share his story. Wes Farnsworth is a New England native, born in Maine and raised in Vermont, currently finishing a masters degree in Arctic Physical Geography at the University Centre in Svalbard, Norway. Svalbard is very much an Arctic region located about 400 miles north of mainland europe.

The bulk of his … Read more >>

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Published:November 19, 2012 View Post

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Trip Report: Skiing in a Hurricane!

“Skiing in a hurricane” is a phrase you don’t hear too often. In fact, I never really considered in until Hurricane Sandy came on the radar.

Not too long ago Hurricane Sandy was wreaking havoc on the Mid Atlantic and Northeast. Many parts of New York City experienced serious flooding and damage. This was the worst thing to happen to the Jersey Shore since MTV decided to make a Reality … Read more >>

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Published:November 6, 2012 View Post

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Save Bolton Backcountry!

Help save the Bolton Valley Nordic & Backcountry land from private sale. The Vermont Land Trust is working tirelessly to raise sufficient funds to buy this land, keeping it open for public use.

This Thursday, October 4th, there will be an art sale from 6-8pm at the West Branch Gallery in Stowe. The art for sale is inspired by the Bolton Backcountry property and proceeds will be give to Vermont … Read more >>

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Ski Gear Review

Jake Skinning Up

In anticipation for winter our head ski tech here at GearX.com, Jake, wrote a lengthy in-depth review of some favorite ski equipment. Jake was able to demo a pair of Tecnica Cochise Pro Light ski boots (coming soon) this past season during an industry trade show demo. This boot is the newest member of Tecnica’s AT boot line, available for skiers everywhere for the 2012-13 season. … Read more >>

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Published:September 20, 2012 View Post

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Staff Demo Day: Jay Peak

Jake on Verdicts

The OGE crew took off to Jay Peak Resort for two intense days of ski and boot testing. We hauled up a huge selection of boots from Black Diamond and Garmont as well as skis from K2, Black Diamond, G3, and Dynafit. After negotiating the construction zones and unloading the rig we took a moment to plan our attack.

Some of the crew took the new crop of lightweight Black … Read more >>

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New Scarpa T2 Eco Tele Boot

Introducing the new more environmentally friendly telemark boot from Scarpa: the T2 Eco made with Pebax Rnew!

If you want to ski a great telemark boot and help out the planet at the same time, this is your boot.   The T2 Eco Tele boot is made from caster plant oil, not from ancient sunlight or decayed dinosaurs.   The T2 has long been a great boot choice for lightweight all … Read more >>

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Published:November 25, 2009 View Post

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