The Results Are In!

Sometimes (read: all the time) within the doors of the Outdoor Gear Exchange, we staff chat with each other about our most recent outdoor adventures and all our favorite places to recreate in Vermont. And as these conversations continued, we began to wonder – what are all of YOUR favorites? So we sent out a survey back in February (before the COVID-19 situation escalated) to learn what all of you Read more >>


COVID-19 Update: OGE is temporarily closing

Due to Vermont’s Stay Home, Stay Safe executive order, OGE has been given no choice but to shut down our operations for at least three weeks—this includes all retail, online, and service operations. We are committed to supporting Vermont and the nation in our effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, and we will reopen only when it is allowable and safe for our staff.

It saddens us to not … Read more >>


Why You Should Go Spring Skiing in Vermont

The West tends to get all the love when it comes to spring skiing, but the Green Mountain State stays plenty white throughout the late winter and early spring. Its spring skiing conditions will satisfy even a Rocky Mountain skier’s expectations, and you’ll earn major cred in the lift line if you can say you’ve skied Vermont in a t-shirt.

Before you head for the hills, make for Outdoor Gear Read more >>


Meet An OGExpert: Rae Bronenkant

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: Megan Shenton

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: Giancarlo Lopes

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: Jim Dang

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 >>


Winter Stargazing: A Heads-Up Guide for Winter Campers and Backpackers

If you’re among the outdoors enthusiasts who brave the chill for winter camping, you know how appealing the “off-season” backcountry can be. In addition to bigger helpings of solitude, spectacular snow-scapes, and greater visibility of animals and their tracks, the joys of winter camping—or, hey, winter glamping, if that’s more your style—include night skies of unrivaled clarity.

Colder air can’t hold as much moisture as warmer air, so it’s inherently … Read more >>


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 >>


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