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11 Tips for Winter Camping

If you typically put away your camping gear during the winter and leave it stowed until spring, you’re missing out on some great days in the outdoors. During the winter, the bare trees reveal mountain views you just can’t get in the warmer months, and the cold conditions drive off the masses, providing a greater sense of solitude. Plus, the dry, cool air creates ideal conditions for stunning sunsets.

But, … Read more >>


The OGE Holiday Gift Guide: OGExpert Staff Picks

OGExpert Holiday Gift Guide Staff Picks

Our OGExperts are some of the most gear-hungry humans to adventure this earth: The head of our camping department is fixing to snag his triple-crown next year, the head of our ski department brings over a decade of industry experience to slinging our skis, and the head of our climbing department has climbed all over the country—and with that being said, you could stick any of our staff anywhere in … Read more >>


6 Winter Running Tips from Ultra-Runner Aliza Lapierre

As the temperatures begin to plummet here in the Northeast so too does the desire to head out for a run. It’s cold. It’s dark. Your bed is warm. Thoughts of hopping on the treadmill float through your mind, "The treadmill will be fine today" you think.  Or perhaps you even go so far as, “Maybe I’ll just take the winter off.” However rational these thoughts may seem in the … Read more >>


Meet An OGExpert: Chris Reamer

What’s an OGExpert? They’re the folks that huff and puff alongside you in the skin track, give you a yell from the lift, move that pad for you at the climbing gym, share their granola at the summit, or help you change the tire at the bike trail head. It’s us. We’ve done it all, and used pretty much every kind of gear along the way. We live, breathe, and … Read more >>


Meet An OGExpert: Melissa Mcnell


What’s an OGExpert? They’re the folks that huff and puff alongside you in the skin track, give you a yell from the lift, move that pad for you at the climbing gym, share their granola at the summit, or help you change a flat tire at the bike trail head. They’re us. We’ve done it all, and used pretty much every kind of gear along the way. We live, breathe, … Read more >>


Meet An OGExpert: Leela Hornbach

What’s an OGExpert? They’re the folks that huff and puff alongside you in the skin track, give you a yell from the lift, move that pad for you at the climbing gym, share their granola at the summit, or help you change a flat tire at the bike trail head. They’re us. We’ve done it all, and used pretty much every kind of gear along the way. We live, breathe, … Read more >>


Stick Season Survival

The time has come. The leaf peepers have cleared out, the wind has a new bite to it, and the warm days of Chaco’ed feet are long gone.

Stick Season has arrived in Vermont.

What is there left to do for the outdoor enthusiast during this less-than-ideal shoulder season? Mountain bike trail networks are closing for hunters, the mountains are getting a bit too icy to hike without winter … Read more >>


Reduce Your Carbon Footprint Outdoors: Eco-Friendly Gear at OGE

Be more sustainable with these eco-friendly products and tips

With our environment changing at a super-quick rate on a global scale, it’s important to know that even small choices can have a big impact when you’re spending time outdoors. To illustrate this, I recently went into our ever-growing inventory and found some products* that got me stoked on reducing my personal adventure footprint, asked some of our staff what some of their favorite sustainable products were, and I listened … Read more >>


Announcing: OGE’s Charitable Grant Fund Fall 2019 Awardees

OGE Charitable Grant Fund

We’re excited to announce the latest recipients of the OGE Charitable Grant Fund! This grant cycle’s field of applicants was our most crowded yet, with over 20 local organizations submitting grant applications to help see their conservation or outdoor education-related projects through to fruition. 

Thank you to all who applied, and, most importantly, a huge thank you to all of the OGE consignment customers whose generous donations make the grant Read more >>


How to Thru-Hike the 133-Mile Northville-Placid Trail

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The Adirondacks are a wilderness area as bottomless as any other on the East Coast, filled with untainted pockets of forest located miles away from any sense of civilization. Here, trails twist like tunnels through old growth and virgin forests alike, packed dense enough that it's generally only bears and moose who tend to navigate them. Among the most revered of these trails that tunnel their way through northern New … Read more >>


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