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Zeke Farwell

Outdoor Passions:  Hiking, Backpacking (or any kind of Camping), Skiing, Mountain Biking, Paddling Canoes or Kayaks, and occasional Climbing A native Vermonter, I was raised on a 140 acre piece of land near the town of Brattleboro. It had been home to a summer drama camp for girls in the 1950s, and through my childhood the remaining cabins, forests, fields, and streams constantly provided me with new adventures.  We never had TV, so I spent most of my time outside.  To my young self this was business as usual.  Not until I grew older did I realize that I had a very unique childhood, and that I was very lucky in a way. I've worked in Weblandia at the Outdoor Gear Exchange since 2007. Currently I'm in charge of adding new products to gearX.com so you can shop from a great selection and find our best deals as soon as they are available! My greater outdoor exploits began at a young age with day hikes and occasional overnights in the Whites, Greens, and Adirondaks.  In high school I had my first taste of truly big mountains with a 4 day backpack through the Sierra Nevada of California.  Several years later I returned to California for college and had my first extended wilderness experience with a 9 day trek in a different part of the Sierras.  I was hooked.  After two years of enjoying the beautiful, California outdoors more than my classes, I decided college was a bad investment for me and I headed to Lander, WY for a semester with NOLS.  Two weeks hiking in the Wind River mountains, two weeks paddling on the Green River, two weeks climbing at Sinks Canyon, and a month hiking through the canyons of the Escalante River left me a changed person.  Living out in the wilderness, away from human society for the greater part of three months makes you look at the world in a different way.

Show Time: Outdoor Gear Exchange Moves to Church Street in Burlington!

The Climbing Wall Taking Shape

Its happening. Tomorrow, Friday May 13, Outdoor Gear Exchange will move to its new store on Church Street in Burlington, VT.  The official grand opening ribbon cutting at OGE on Church Street will be Thursday May 19th. Governor Peter Shumlin will have the scissors, and the ceremony will be at 11:15 AM.

It’s been all hands on deck for a month as in true OGE fashion, the OGE staff did … Read more >>

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Published:May 11, 2011 View Post

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Charitable Rain Jackets for Mountain Biking

Fellowship Of The Wheel


The Outdoor Gear Exchange, GearX.com, and Sierra Designs are proud to offer this charitable deal:  for each Sierra Designs Cyclone Eco Jacket sold before November 25th 2010 and we’re donating  $50 our local mountain bike trail stewards, Fellowship of the Wheel.  It’s a 50/50 sort of thing — With each jacket we’re taking $50 off of the price, and then giving $50 to the Fellowship.  Seems like a win/win … Read more >>

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Published:August 25, 2010 View Post

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Just In: Tons Of Crazy Crumpler Deals!

Crumpler Backpacks

We all love our buyer, Mike, but he just can’t pass up a good deal.  When UPS recently filled our entire receiving area with boxes from Crumpler, I suspect the warehouse crew wanted to feed his credit cards to Abby the infamous OGE trash disposal dog.  But they restrained themselves and did their best to find space for the gigantic, floor to ceiling stack.  Thanks guys!  What this means for … Read more >>

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Published:June 15, 2010 View Post

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First Turns – an early season ski conditions report! (updated 11/29)

Gearx.com has a new blog, and what better way to kick things off than with an early season ski conditions report!

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Published:November 28, 2009 View Post

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