These last few weeks have been a time of learning and reflection for us. We have been listening to the voices of the BIPOC communities. Learning where we can do better. Be better. We’d like to highlight some of the groups that help empower people of color in outdoor recreation that empower people of color in outdoor recreation. We’ve put together a list of a few of … Read more >>
This statement was originally published on OGE’s social channels June 2nd, 2020.
Black Lives Matter.
OGE unequivocally condemns the actions of the Minneapolis Police Officers involved in George Floyd’s tragic and unnecessary death. Sadly, this is the latest in a long series of incidents throughout the country, including our own Vermont, that speak of a systemic problem of racism in the US. This is a problem that will not go … Read more >>
Vermont summer is in full swing, and each weekend we are left with memories of playing outside with our friends, enjoying the sunshine and all the hiking, biking, climbing, and paddling areas Vermont has to offer. This isn’t unusual for this time of year, but we are extra grateful for our outdoor recreation opportunities for 2020.
With the rise of COVID-19 during the spring, we saw all our favorite trail … Read more >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
With our environment changing at a super-quick rate on a global scale, it’s important to know that even small choices can have a big impact when you’re spending time outdoors. To illustrate this, I recently went into our ever-growing inventory and found some products* that got me stoked on reducing my personal adventure footprint, asked some of our staff what some of their favorite sustainable products were, and I listened … Read more >>
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 >>
Until now, people of all ages have had bars worth of wax shavings strewn across the garage, basement, or in my case, kitchen floor, ordinary rooms turned ski tuning areas. Well, we all just waxed for the last time. Ever. Yeah, you read that right…Skiers and riders are traditionally creatures of habit. Concrete in their mind about the right buckles being tightened first, boot on which foot first, same base … Read more >>
*Takes deep breath*
Ahhhhhh. Fall in New England. There’s really nothing like it. Leaves crunching under your feet, back roads, crisp air, and the full spectrum of nature’s colors blanketing everything in sight. When the colors reach their peak, there’s inevitably an influx of people trying to get a glimpse. Here are some helpful DOs, DON’Ts, and resources to keep in mind when it’s time to peep some foliage.
DO… Read more >>