The Top 10 Most Popular GEAR30 Podcast Episodes

By Mekenna Malan | July 13th, 2021

Welcome to our little slice of the airwaves: a podcast where gear addicts discuss—what else?—outdoor adventuring and all the gear that goes with it. 

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? Here's a list of our 10 most popular episodes to date.

EPISODE 262: Buy Less Stuff (We Are Fully Aware of How Hypocritical This Sounds)

Here at GEAR:30, we've got two mottos. The first is "There is no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate gear." The second is centered around the fact that when you buy quality gear that lasts a lifetime, you end up spending less money as well as creating less waste. In this podcast episode, we talk about the outdoor industry as it relates to capitalism and land stewardship.


EPISODE 253: A Discussion on Fastpacking (Short-Distance Thru-Hiking)

Chase discusses his Uinta Highline Trail thru-hike attempt, Greg discusses his teenage Wind River Range experience. Listen to hear where they both went wrong and to get some tips on planning and managing expectations for a good Fastpacking trip.


EPISODE 250: Inexpensive Gear that We Love

Great gear doesn't always have to break the bank, and sometimes inexpensive gear delivers  performance that's up to par with luxury brands. From tents to stoves to base layers, we talk about some inexpensive items that won't let you down in this podcast episode.


EPISODE 199: Ultralight Backpacks That Are Worth Considering

More and more backpackers are heading out on the trail with smaller, ultralight packs. In this episode, we discuss some of the best ultralight backpacks on the market today.


EPISODE 103: Disappointing New Gear From Outdoor Retailer

Published in February of 2020, this podcast episode is a fun and honest discussion about some of the more disappointing new outdoor gear and brands from Outdoor Retailer 2020. If you didn't already think we were total gear nerds, you will after you listen to this one.


EPISODE 230: Winter Camping - What You Need to Enjoy It

Winter camping can be awesome, but you'll likely have a miserable time if you skimp on your gear. In this podcast episode, we discuss some of the gear we use to make winter camping a safe and enjoyable experience.


EPISODE 180: Gear Wins and Fails on the Uinta Highline Trail

"My body broke, but the gear I took held up pretty well." Tune in as Chase shares some tried-and-true favorite gear from his Uinta Highline Trail hike.


EPISODE 178: Common Backpacking Questions Answered

Do I need to train for a backpacking trip? How heavy should my pack be? Do I need to pack out my waste in the backcountry? In this episode, we discuss these three common backpacking questions.


EPISODE 210: Fall Backpacking Tips and How You Should Do It

It's unanimous: fall is the best time of year to go backpacking. In this episode, we discuss the proof of this claim as well as what gear you should take on a fall backpacking trip to stay warm and comfortable.


EPISODE 151: Car Camping Gear

We love good old-fashioned car camping for its potential to be super comfortable and low-key. In this episode, we discuss some of our favorite car camping gear as well as some of our favorite nearby spots to car camp.

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