10 Rules For Your First Season of Ice Climbing

The post author excitedly standing in front of a large waterfall.

If you live in New England and fancy yourself an outdoorsy person — or even if you don’t — you’ve probably heard of the wild and seemingly ridiculous sport of ice climbing. You’ve likely driven by large walls of frozen ice covering the highway roadside cuts and may have wondered to yourself, “How could anyone get into such a crazy activity?” Since most folks think of ice as a negative … Read more >>


10 Rules For Your First Ski Season In The Backcountry

Backcountry skiing: So hot right now.

With AT setups flying off the shelves here at OGE and elsewhere across the country, it’s clear that the appeal of skipping the traditional resort experience — and the crowds that come with it — isn’t lost on people this winter.

Whether your decision to cut the metaphorical cord of lift-served skiing comes from a desire for more socially-distanced outings, or a newfound or … Read more >>


2020 in the Rearview

OGE storefront at night

WHAT A YEAR.

A year full of challenges. A year full of progress. And a year full of gratitude for you and your support.

We went into 2020 with big plans to grow as a business. In-store and online business was booming. We were hosting 20+ events a month. We were helping more people than ever get outside and develop a relationship with nature and outdoor recreation.

Obviously, things didn’t … Read more >>


Vermont Ski Resort COVID Rules

A Skier in a blue jacket at Bolton

Well team, we made it to December. The final month of what has quite possibly been one of the strangest years in recent history.

Despite the oddities of 2020, we can’t help but be excited about ski season! To help you make the best plans for your upcoming ski and snowboard adventures, we’ve compiled COVID information from northern Vermont ski resorts and provided links to their 2020/2021 winter operations pages. … Read more >>


Used Gear For Good

Your closet is full to bursting with clothing you don’t wear anymore. A backpack you haven’t taken on a hike in years. Climbing shoes you thought you’d use all the time but haven’t touched. The clutter is overwhelming and all you can think about is, WHAT am I going to do with all this stuff?

So, what to do?

Before you throw everything into a plastic garbage bag and drive … Read more >>


Meet An OGExpert: Jericha Harriman

Jericha's OGExpert portrait

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: Abby Szatrowski

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: Joshua “Grizz” Stephen

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: Abi Gardner

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 >>


Fall Layering Guide

Fall layering guide | Outdoor Gear Exchange

Look, we’ve all been there: You’re happy with yourself that you’re at the trailhead early, but you’re also dressed for the top of Everest—and spent a not-insignificant amount of time scraping frost off your windshield. By 11AM, you’re down to just a long sleeve as you continue up the trail. By noon, the gates of hell have opened and you’re chugging water, wishing for those sweet temps from the morning. … Read more >>


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