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7 Day Trips from Ogden to Beat the Heat

7 Day Trips from Ogden to Beat the Heat

What's better than taking a dip in the community pool? Enjoying all the beauty that a Utah summer has to offer - and staying cool while doing it.
What a Wildland Firefighter Wants You to Know About the 2021 Fire Season

What a Wildland Firefighter Wants You to Know About the 2021 Fire Season

Dave Inskeep offers some reminders for smart outdoor recreation, provides links to a few important and fascinating wildfire resources, and gives us a peek into his rigorous but crucial career.
The Top 10 Most Popular GEAR30 Podcast Episodes

The Top 10 Most Popular GEAR30 Podcast Episodes

The GEAR30 Podcast will soon be coming up on its 300th episode, which means there's likely an episode for everyone. Not sure where to start? From discussing inexpensive gear we love to tips for winter camping, backpacking and more, here's a list of our 10 most popular episodes to date.

  • Mekenna Malan
Q&A: Everything our resident thru-hiker packs and eats on the trail

Q&A: Everything our resident thru-hiker packs and eats on the trail

How much water does Bryden drink while backpacking? How much extra clothing does he bring on a thru-hike, and what exactly qualifies as a "thru-hike" anyway?
Bringing Pride to local trails: Utah Rainbow Hikers

Bringing Pride to local trails: Utah Rainbow Hikers

Ariel Malan, Brett Quade and Christopher Malan founded the LGBTQIA+ hiking group Utah Rainbow Hikers to foster inclusivity in the local outdoor community. “The outdoors, historically, have been a privileged space,” Christopher Malan says. “Moving forward, I would love to see them as a right for all.”
Meet The Rose Club: Ogden's Female-Focused Skateboard Collective

Meet The Rose Club: Ogden's Female-Focused Skateboard Collective

The Rose Club is helping teach skateboarders of all ages and skill levels how to ollie, shuv-it and kickflip like a girl. 
Backpacking Gear Kits: Beginner, Intermediate & Ultralight

Backpacking Gear Kits: Beginner, Intermediate & Ultralight

When backpacking, most of your pack weight comes from your four largest pieces of gear: your pack, tent, sleeping bag and sleeping pad. GEAR:30's resident thru-hiker Bryden Bowley recommends his top picks for each item here, as well as the perfect hiking shoe, water filter, and stove system for your skill level.
Après-Adventure in Ogden: Summer Edition

Après-Adventure in Ogden: Summer Edition

Don't call it sleepy: this little mountain town has plenty of food, beer and entertainment for your après-adventure amusement. For this list, our employees contributed some of their favorite local spots to eat, drink, and hang out after enjoying the outdoor activities Ogden has to offer.
12 Father's Day Gift Ideas for the Outdoor Dad

12 Father's Day Gift Ideas for the Outdoor Dad

Cheers to the outdoor dad: the man who taught you to build a foolproof campfire, catch your first fish, and carried the smaller version of you on his shoulders when you couldn't finish the hiking trail.
6 Great Places to Kayak, Float and SUP Near Ogden

6 Great Places to Kayak, Float and SUP Near Ogden

From leisurely SUP to whitewater chasing, Ogden has proven to be a paddler's paradise. Beat the heat with Peter Nieman, Gear:30 employee and paddling enthusiast, as he walks us through six of his favorite places to enjoy the water this spring and summer.
The Best Trail Running Gear 2021

The Best Trail Running Gear 2021

It's time to hit the trail! Upgrade your running gear with these top-notch trail accessories that'll have you crushing miles wherever your feet take you.
How Andrew Bentz of Pa'lante Built a Better Ultralight Pack 

How Andrew Bentz of Pa'lante Built a Better Ultralight Pack 

Andrew Bentz knew he could build an ultralight backpack that was efficient and simple, weighed less without sacrificing durability, and looked better than anything else on the market. Five years and four pack models later, Pa’lante packs — which are currently manufactured right here in Ogden, Utah — have quickly risen to the top of every in-the-know hiker’s wish list.