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Alex Frost

Alex Frost is a content writer and editor at Outdoor Gear Exchange. He is an avid backpacker, trail runner, and gear enthusiast. When he's not on the trail, he resides in Burlington, Vermont with his lovely wife, Dharma.

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 >>

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Published:October 17, 2019 View Post

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Knowledge Page Update: How to Choose the Right Tent

How to choose the right tent

Looking to buy a new tent? Check out our updated knowledge page on how to choose the right one and learn everything there is to know about tent weight, livability, construction and more.

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Published:July 26, 2018 View Post

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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 >>

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Published:March 30, 2018 View Post

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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 >>

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Published:February 23, 2018 View Post

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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.

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Published:February 12, 2018 View Post

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Hydro Flask Presents: 4 Hot Vermont Cocktails to Keep You Warm This Winter

We’re deep into January at this point, and the east coast is clawing their way out of one of the most brutal arctic breakouts in years following Winter Storm Grayson’s Cyclone Bomb.

Naturally, our thoughts turn to drinking.

Whether you’re out snowshoeing, skinning in the backcountry, or just huddled inside with a good book, these drinks are guaranteed to take the edge off what has been a bitingly chilly season. Read more >>

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Published:January 9, 2018 View Post

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5 Rain Jackets That Won’t Break the Bank

It’s the one piece of gear that you absolutely must have no matter the length of your trip, the weather forecast, or weight of your pack. When a sudden summer squall hits, having a rain jacket can make or break your time in the wilderness.

But a lot of them are pretty dang expensive.

Read on for our top picks for rain jackets that are not only functional, but aren’t … Read more >>

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Published:June 1, 2017 View Post

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So you want to start run commuting: 4 Essential items

Run commuting is an oft-overlooked “third way” of getting to work, provided you don’t live an unreasonably long distance from your job. While bike commuting gets all the press, getting your runs in to and from work is a great way to mix your workouts up and to do your part for ol’ Mother Nature. Besides your normal running wear, you’ll need a combination of specialized gear, hygiene supplies, and … Read more >>

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Published:March 20, 2017 View Post

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Best Trail Running Gear for Spring 2017

Spring is almost here, and with it, the call to get out on the trail becomes almost deafening. It doesn’t make it any easier that the new season also brings hot new gear from our favorite brands, either. Read on for some 2017’s top gear picks for trail running and build your stoke for warmer weather.

1. Arc’teryx Norvan VT Trail Running Shoes

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Published:March 13, 2017 View Post

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5 Valentine’s Day Gifts for your Backcountry Squeeze

This Valentine’s Day, skip the tired, lazy tradition of flowers, chocolates, and jewelry and get your better half something that you’ll both actually want to use. After all, you both love the outdoors, right? That’s why you’re together, right? That’s why you’re shopping on this website, right? Reading this blog?

1. The Nemo Mezzo Loft Duo

Snuggle up and get cozy on your next car camping trip with Nemo’s Mezzo Read more >>

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Published:February 9, 2017 View Post

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