The Best Dog Gear for Summer 2018

At OGE, we love our dogs. Nothing’s better than taking our four-legged life partners along on all our summer adventures, and just as we want the best gear for ourselves, we want them to have the best stuff too. Check out this list of the best dog gear for this summer and never leave your furry pal at home again.

1. Ruffwear Approach Pack

Get your dog trail-ready with … Read more >>


The Best Spots for Spring Rock Climbing

The weather is starting to warm up (in places that aren’t Vermont, anyway) and that means one thing, naturally: Spring rock climbing road trip!

We gathered up several of OGE’s many resident rock climbing aficionados and asked them for their favorite climbing destinations, some classic routes there, and some beta for making your next trip there a great one.

In this article: Smith Rock | Rocktown | The Obed |… Read more >>


Trip Report: The Grand Traverse

Sam Duchaine is a former OGEr, backcountry skier, and all-around rad lady. So when she reached out to us to write about her experience doing the Grand Traverse race for the first time, needless to say, we were stoked. Check it out:

Mt. Crested Butte from the air

Moving swiftly through the mountains. That is all I need to do. One foot in front of the other.

Years ago, I … Read more >>


The Best New Gear for Spring 2018

Osprey Levity Lumina New Gear for Spring 2018

Spring has finally sprung, and as we shake off the cold one last time, our thoughts turn to camping, climbing, hiking and biking. And, of course, new gear, because what could be a better way to celebrate the changing of seasons than checking out the hottest new gear for spring 2018?

Osprey’s Lumina & Levity Ultralight Packs

The Lumina and Levity are, as Osprey puts it, “for people who pack … Read more >>


Thru Hiker Q&A: Everything You Need to Know About Hiking the AT (Not Really)

It’s early March, and intrepid backpackers across the country are making final preparations for northbound—NOBO—thru hikes of the Appalachian Trail.

To get in the spirit of the season, we hosted an AMA on reddit, where 5 of our resident thru hikers (3 NOBOs, 2 SOBOs) answered questions from, jib-jabbed with, and gave gear recommendations to any redditors who had hiker-trash aspirations of their own—and we’ve gathered our favorite Q&A’s for … Read more >>


Why Snowshoeing is Cool

Why Snowshoeing is Cool

Stay with me here, guys.

I know that snowshoeing is sometimes treated like the red-headed stepchild of winter activities. I’m a red-headed stepchild myself, so I don’t throw the term around lightly.

Snowshoeing is slow, deliberate, and often done as a means to an end: a way to traverse terrain so you can do something more conventionally adrenaline-fueled, like snowboarding.

But it’s not fair to write off snowshoeing as something … Read more >>


The Golden Trinity of Après Spring Skiing

With March just around the corner, warmer weather and more sunlight means you get to spend more time at the mountain. Pretty great, right? Well, before you go gallivanting off with visions of pond skimming dancing in your head, check out these essential items that you might not have known to take with you.

Trust me, they’re sure to make you the coolest guy or gal in the resort parking … Read more >>


New Knowledge Page: How to Choose Nordic Skiing Gear

How to choose nordic skiing gear

Want to get into nordic skiing? Don’t know where to start? Check out our latest knowledge page! In it, we break down the different styles of nordic skiing and the gear you’ll need to get out on some groomed tracks or into the backcountry.

Read more: How to Choose Nordic Skiing Gear »Read more >>


Tele’s Not Dead

Tele skiing's not dead man

A question I get asked—a lot—is, “Why do you tele ski?” This question is often paired with clichéd remarks like, “Fix the heel, fix the problem,” or, “Tele’s dead, bro!”

That old chestnut.

As a matter of fact, tele’s not dead, bro, and here’s why:

It’s immune to forced obsolescence

Look, tele’s been surviving for decades with very little change. You don’t buy a pair of Scarpa T4’s one season … Read more >>


Why Train For Climbing?

Training for Climbing

To Defeat Boredom, Conquer Plateaus, and Get Motivated, That’s Why

We all want to send harder grades, right?  

Well, yeah.

Obviously.

But that’s not the only reason to get into a serious training regimen. To be honest, I started training because, well, I got bored.  I’d been climbing for nearly a decade, and had traveled all across the country, experiencing different kinds of rock and the styles of climbing Read more >>


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