Choosing the Right Crampons

Get a Grip With the Right Set of Crampons

Binding Styles- Strap:

For boots without welts, like regular hiking boots, insulated winter boots, snowboarding boots, approach shoes, or mountaineering boots with overboots, a strap-on style crampon is necessary. This style of crampon utilizes nylon webbing straps and flexible plastic cages on the toe and heel. Strap style crampons are perfect for providing traction on non-technical terrain or unconventional winter footwear … Read more >>

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Published:January 23, 2015 View Post

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Black Diamond Spring Apparel Collection

Alpine Start Hoody

Our resident outerwear guru, Mike Gaskin, is sharing his knowledge and opinion on the new Black Diamond Spring Apparel Collection. Read on to see his praises on the technology and functionality of these new spring outerwear pieces.

After debuting its first apparel collection in over a decade for Fall 2013, Black Diamond enters its sophomore season in the apparel market with another tastefully minimalist collection with a … Read more >>

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Published:February 6, 2014 View Post

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Black Diamond Skis Marked Down

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Black Diamond Skis for $349

We’ve just reduced a handful of Black Diamond Skis to only $349! That’s between 50-60% off retail price! Whether you are into groomers, big mountain skiing, side country glades, or big open powder fields, Black Diamond has something for everyone!

Black Diamond Warrent

A perfect match for groomers, hard pack, or chalky open bowls, the Warrant will have you slicing and dicing turns with an … Read more >>

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Published:January 23, 2014 View Post

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20% Off Black Diamond

Packs, tents, and climbing gear from Black Diamond are now 20% off! The savings extend to this years models and styles. Unfortunately, excluded from this sale are cams. All other climbing needs, including ice climbing gear, are marked 20% off.

There are a few things to keep your eyes out for, the cream of the crop, if you would.

Black Diamond Vapor Climbing Helmet

They are at it again, never … Read more >>

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Published:June 12, 2013 View Post

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Closeouts – Black Diamond 4 Season Tents

Tempest

 Just in at GearX.com – Closeout 4-season, fire-retardant tents from Black Diamond. You won’t find Black Diamond 4-season mountaineering tents of this quality for a better price – 28% & 33% Off! We have three models, all of which are 2-person tents similar in construction, with variations among them.

The Fitzroy, Tempest, and I-Tent all use a single-walled tent body made of waterproof/breathable and, in this case, … Read more >>

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Published:April 3, 2013 View Post

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Closeout Climbing Skins!

Ascension Nylon

Tired of paying for lift tickets and spending half your day at the mountain waiting in lift lines? Yeah, me too. Grant yourself access to any mountain you want with a pair of Climbing Skins from Black Diamond. This is the only lift ticket you will have to buy all season! GearX.com just received an order of Fall 2012 closeout climbing skins from Black Diamond and we’re passing … Read more >>

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Published:October 23, 2012 View Post

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Winter Kick-Off Sale – Three Days Left!

There are still a few days left to save big on this years coolest winter gear! Our Winter Kick-Off Sale continues at Outdoor Gear Exchange and online at GearX.com through this Sunday! 

We recently received this seasons latest skis & boots from Black Diamond and immediately put them on sale – you won’t find better prices on this stuff. Save 25% off this years skis and as much as 69% Read more >>

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Published:October 11, 2012 View Post

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Winter Kick-Off Sale!

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This morning it was snowing at the top of Mount Washington… it might not have been much, but there was snow nonetheless. In light of the snow this morning, we are having a Winter Kick-Off Sale! Here at GearX.com we are getting so excited about the dropping temperatures, overnight frosts, and choice snowflakes that we just can’t contain ourselves any longer. 

Looking for a new pair of skis this … Read more >>

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Published:October 1, 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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A Quick Ski Boot Fit Guide for Alpine Touring and Telemark Boots

Here’s something that I didn’t know about ski boots until I entered the industry: two “different” sizes will often be the same shell size with a different liner.  Another thing that blows my mind: let’s say that I make a line of telemark boots and they tend to run narrow.  My alpine touring boots might run wide, narrow, or average.

Over the years we here at the OGE have discovered … Read more >>

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Published:September 17, 2010 View Post

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