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Getting Outside Safely

Getting Outside Safely

When planning your next outdoor adventure, it’s important to expand your normal planning routine to ensure that your actions are also limiting your exposure to the virus, as well as limiting the spread of the virus. Some very basic things you can do include wearing a face covering in public places, staying 6 feet from others, washing or sanitizing your hands often, and staying home if you’re sick. Beyond these basics we have some recommendations to make your outing more fun and less frantic, including ways to avoid crowds and minimize unnecessary interactions

Leave No Trace

Leave No Trace

This article was originally written by GearTrade writer David Johnson for the Daily Herald and published in the  July 3, 2009 edition of the newspaper.  To view the original article please go here. Be Like Bigfoot — Unnoticed in the Wilderness. When I think...
The Robber’s Roost, An Adventure Into the Wild West

The Robber’s Roost, An Adventure Into the Wild West

The world has always had a fascination with the Wild West. The Wild West was one of the earliest genres of the American Film Industry. From the 1930’s to the 1960’s Hollywood cranked out western movies to the delight of movie audiences everywhere. In the...
Beginners Take: Rock Climbing

Beginners Take: Rock Climbing

Rock climbing is one of the fastest growing sports in the world. This is a quick run down on the basic gear you will need to get started. If you’re heading outside, you’ll need a few more pieces of equipment than if you are just sticking to the gym, and it’s always recommended to climb with more experienced climbers until you master the basics. The learning curve can be very quick with climbing, so don’t be surprised if in a couple years you’ve amassed a serious climbing gear pile. It happens…

How to Ship your Bike

How to Ship your Bike

If you need to pack up a bike, that’s probably good news: you’ve either sold it or you’re about to take it on a rad adventure somewhere afar. Either way, the downside is that now you have to pack your bike. Follow these steps to ensure your bike makes it safe and sound to its destination.

Mountain Biking 101

Mountain Biking 101

It’s easy to understand why mountain biking keeps rising in popularity … the gear keeps getting better, the trail systems keep growing larger, the pros keep pushing the sport further, and frankly, it’s just really darn fun. If you’re a biking expert, you’re probably not reading a “101” article on biking. So, hi beginners! Welcome. We’ll walk you through a few of the basics so you’ll feel more confident as you get out there.

The guide to UnNew Outdoor™ Backpacks on Geartrade

The guide to UnNew Outdoor™ Backpacks on Geartrade

Ok, we’re gear nerds till the bitter end—we go deep on topics like waterproof seam tape, ski core construction, and gram-shaving bike components. But one of our very favorite subjects of discussion is: backpacks. Brands we love have spent years fine-tuning their backpack designs for different sports and situations, and it’s fun to see what options are out there. And it’s especially fun to browse the gently used backpacks on Geartrade. Here are a few summer packs to think about as you add to your quiver.

Beginners Take: Fly Fishing

Beginners Take: Fly Fishing

They say fly fishing is the new bird-watching, not sure why they say that, but it sure is a worthy endeavor. There’s no reason to be intimidated by this style of fishing, because at its heart it’s truly just a fly rod, some line and an imitation fly. These items are at the heart of what you need to get started. A few more odds and ends will ensure you have what you need to bring in your fish and release it efficiently.

Why the close-out sale? Are brands overproducing?

Why the close-out sale? Are brands overproducing?

You’ve seen it before, wandering the aisles of gear shops in late winter or early autumn: the seasonal close-out sale, where last year’s items sell for 40%, 50%, or sometimes 60% off. Great deals! Good gear! It doesn’t really matter that the colors are 4 months out of style, does it?

But where does this surge of discounted gear come from? Why is it sold off like this at the end of each season? Are brands overproducing? Is it intentional? Do they rely on these close-out sales? What happens to gear that doesn’t sell? Do they end up in landfills?

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What Is Recommerce?

What Is Recommerce?

Welcome to the recommerce movement! You might be thinking, ‘Hey, whoa, I’m just here to swap some gear not join a movement.’ Well chances are you’re already participating in recommerce whether intentionally or not, by reselling or purchasing pre-owned items online. So, let’s call this more of an orientation than a formal welcome.

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An UnNew Idea

An UnNew Idea

‘Take only pictures, leave only footprints’ is broken. An ethos that asks us to minimize our impact on the outdoors. Ignores the carbon footprint we leave on our way to the trail. The outdoor industry can again lead the way with a more conscious consumption approach. That leverages and extends the natural lifecycle of our gear. To keep gear out of landfills. And keep people in the outdoors. We call it UnNew Outdoor. Where adventurists buy and sell the gear we love for the outdoors we need.

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The Inside Scoop: Bamboo Fabrics

The Inside Scoop: Bamboo Fabrics

The use of bamboo, instead of synthetic materials, in performance clothing is becoming increasingly popular, as bamboo’s sweat-wicking properties and feel-good texture become known to athletes and adventurers around the world. While it’s not a perfect process, turning bamboo into clothing presents an eco-friendly alternative for outdoorists who want to shy away from petroleum-based materials and lean toward organic materials. Learn how to care for bamboo materials, about their limitations, and the varying benefits they pose to the apparel industry.

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What is UnNew Outdoor™?

What is UnNew Outdoor™?

What exactly do you mean by UnNew Outdoor™? We’re glad you asked. UnNew is a tidy way of talking about the pre-owned, reusable, repaired and returned quality outdoor gear and apparel available on Geartrade. Each piece of UnNew gear listed on Geartrade has its own unique story. But in the big picture, the UnNew gear you find on Geartrade came from adventurers like yourself, looking to make a buck while re-homing a beloved piece of gear or apparel.

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