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Geartrade Hosts Gear Swap at International Climbers Festival

by admin    |    Jun 29, 2021    |    News

Geartrade is joining the The International Climbers' Festival and providing an opportunity for people to bring in their used outdoor gear and facilitate the support of other amazing non-profits in the...

Wear It Out: How to repair tents, backpacks, and more 

by Beth Lopez    |    Jun 25, 2021    |    UnNew

It’s a tough truth: no matter how high-quality your gear is, if you beat it up by actually using it, eventually you’ll break or tear something. A tent’s mesh panel will rip, a zipper will jam up, a pa...

Bouldering Basics with Lonnie Kauk

by Annie Fast    |    Jun 23, 2021    |    Gear Closet

The simplicity of bouldering is almost defined by what you don’t need—no ropes, no knot tying skills, no climbing hardware, and no harness. You don’t even really need a partner. It can just be you, th...

What to do with expired bear spray, and other conundrums. 

by Beth Lopez    |    Jun 17, 2021    |    UnNew

We outdoorsy folks love a good adventure in the wild, but it hurts us deeply to think about causing any damage to the environment along the way. And as much as we try to avoid using single-use packagi...

Inside Scoop: Down

by Emma Athena    |    Jun 14, 2021    |    UnNew

Ever wonder how feathers make their way into sleeping bags and jackets? How are down products made? What kind of standards are out there, helping ensure humans aren’t exploiting the environment and an...

The Geartrade Guide to Hiking Boots vs. Trail Runners 

by Beth Lopez    |    Jun 10, 2021    |    Gear Closet

Hiking is the least complicated sport ever. You just walk! Ideally somewhere pretty! Of course, there are a few gear items that can really make the experience more comfortable and safe. One of the big...

Geartrade: Summer Gear Roundup

by Beth Lopez    |    Jun 08, 2021    |    Gear Closet

It’s summer. We made it. We’re here. And it’s time to embrace the heat.  It’s a moment we’ve been waiting for at Geartrade—our sellers have been listing massive amounts of hiking, climbing, paddlin...

A Year Of UnNew Month Five

by Emma Athena    |    Jun 02, 2021    |    UnNew

The Challenge: go an entire year buying UnNew goods except for food and medical supplies. Could you do it? Month five: the joy of discarding.

Basic Bike Maintenance and Care 101

by Annie Fast    |    May 27, 2021    |    UnNew

Bike maintenance is a simple undertaking that pays off in dividends. Being proactive about maintaining your bike is the best insurance plan to keep you pedaling the trails instead of walking your bike...