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Field Notes: Views From the Sierra Nevada

Field Notes: Views From the Sierra Nevada

Resident thru-hiker Bryden "Simba" Bowley shares photos and details from his backpacking trip through the Sierra Nevada and summiting Mount Whitney.
  • Mekenna Malan
The Best Gear for Spring Ski Touring

The Best Gear for Spring Ski Touring

When lift lines grow endless and spring snowpack stabilizes, the backcountry starts calling. From touring basics to must-have accessories, here's the best gear for a long, sunny day in the mountains. 
Backcountry + Beyond: Chase's Top Product Picks

Backcountry + Beyond: Chase's Top Product Picks

Meet Chase - GEAR:30 buyer, product manager, and all-around mountain man. The go-to guy for answering any questions about how our products perform in the great outdoors, Chase knows his stuff. Here are his top product picks for the skin track, the campsite, and beyond.
Outdoor Gift Ideas for Your Valentine

Outdoor Gift Ideas for Your Valentine

You appreciate your valentine, and they appreciate quality gear. Here's our top picks for Valentine's Day gifts that will encourage you both to make a date with the great outdoors.
The Best Gear for Winter Camping

The Best Gear for Winter Camping

Winter camping requires slightly different gear than the rest of the year (and by different, we mean warmer and more durable). When you're exposed to the harsh elements of snow and cold air, bringing along quality gear you can trust is a necessity.
Shop Local: The GEAR:30 Story

Shop Local: The GEAR:30 Story

It all started with a broken tent zipper, a winter storm, and the Wind River Range.

  • Mekenna Malan
Gear We Love: Voilé Skis

Gear We Love: Voilé Skis

Don't let the French-sounding name of this revolutionary backcountry ski manufacturer fool you: Voilé creates award-winning skis and splitboards right here in the state that claims The Greatest Snow On Earth.

GEAR:30 Staff Outdoor Resolutions for 2021

GEAR:30 Staff Outdoor Resolutions for 2021

In 2021, we want you to get outside. Our staff members have set some rad outdoor-centric resolutions for the new year. Get to know them below, then come visit us so we can help you prepare for your own adventure!

13 Outdoor Adventure Films to Stream Online For Free

13 Outdoor Adventure Films to Stream Online For Free

Between dark winter nights and the ongoing pandemic, an outdoor adventure movie marathon sounds like the perfect way to satisfy our travel bug and motivate us for the year ahead. Not only are these 13 films exceptional and inspiring, they can also be streamed from the comfort of your home for free.

A Beginner's Guide to Backcountry Touring

A Beginner's Guide to Backcountry Touring

Backcountry skiing or splitboarding is an exciting next step for powder-chasers that crave first tracks and wild mountain air. Before you head out, there are a few things you need to know to ensure an enjoyable and safe ride in the backcountry.

7 Rare Vintage Outdoor Clothing Items + the Stories Behind Them

7 Rare Vintage Outdoor Clothing Items + the Stories Behind Them

Every piece of vintage clothing has a story to tell. Here's the history behind seven of our rarest Traverse vintage items from Patagonia and The North Face (and how you can get your hands on them).

Gear We Love: Dynafit Hoji Ski Boot

Gear We Love: Dynafit Hoji Ski Boot

Want a ski boot that charges like it's built for full-on downhill alpine riding but tours like a lightweight uphill boot? That's the reason why the Dynafit Hoji Free 110 is our favorite ski boot for the backcountry.