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Simba Tested - Le Bent Socks Review

Simba Tested - Le Bent Socks Review

How do the Labent socks hold up in comparison to Darn Tough? Ask Simba.. he put them to the all time test out on the CDT trail.
Simba Tested - Nemo Fillo Elite Backpacking Pillow

Simba Tested - Nemo Fillo Elite Backpacking Pillow

Simba Tested - GEAR:30 Staff member Bryden Bowley spent Summer 2019 hiking the CDT. While on trail he tested and reviewed over 20 products - This week's gear review is the Nemo Fillo Elite Backpacking Pillow. 
Simba Tested - Katadyn BeFree Water Filter Review

Simba Tested - Katadyn BeFree Water Filter Review

Follow Simba as he treks through the wilds of the Continental Divide trail. He is putting his gear through the ringer to see how it holds up. Read on to see his opinion on the Katayn BeFree Water Filter.
Calling All Artists - Touring Skins Artwork Competition

Calling All Artists - Touring Skins Artwork Competition

ARTIST CALL Touring Skin Design Competition Due Date: June 15, 2020   We are seeking local artists to show their talent by providing designs for a...
  • Sara Austin
COVID-19 Response - We Remain Open

COVID-19 Response - We Remain Open

Dear friends and patrons of GEAR:30, We remain open. GEAR:30 is here to serve your outdoor recreational gear and apparel needs during this COVID...
  • Brandon Long
Show a little Love for the Outdoors

Show a little Love for the Outdoors

HOW YOU CAN LOVE OUTSIDE   PLANT A GARDEN As spring approaches think about planting some fruits and vegetables in a backyard garden or just a win...
  • Sara Austin
Simba Hikes the CDT - Final Dispatch

Simba Hikes the CDT - Final Dispatch

My CDT thruhike attempt was unsuccessful.    I am no longer on trail. I’m writing this blog from a cafe in Ogden with warm coffee on my side...
Field Notes - James Knight and Backcountry Skiing

Field Notes - James Knight and Backcountry Skiing

James Knight -  Arborist, ski guide, ginger extraordinaire. Hometown - Driggs Connection to Ogden - I got a job working at GEAR:30 a few years bac...
  • Sara Austin
Simba Hikes the CDT - Dispatch #7

Simba Hikes the CDT - Dispatch #7

I’ve reached a point on the trail that I thought would never come.   I am finally in New Mexico.    The last state. The home stretch. The “make it...
Simba Hikes the CDT - Dispatch #6

Simba Hikes the CDT - Dispatch #6

Hello. If you’re looking for a happy-go-lucky backpacking blog, this isn’t the one for you. I’ve reached the lowest low I’ve ever felt in all of ...
Simba Hikes the CDT - Update #4

Simba Hikes the CDT - Update #4

Two States down, 3 to go. Bryden gets a Warm Wyoming Welcome from the GEAR:30 staff who drove 4 hours to visit him in Yellowstone National Park.
Simba Hikes the CDT - Dispatch #5

Simba Hikes the CDT - Dispatch #5

Starving, sun-baked, and alone. Wyoming's Great Basin turned out to be even harder than the infamous granite mountain passes in the Cirque of the Towers.