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Field Notes: Views From the Sierra Nevada

Field Notes: Views From the Sierra Nevada

Resident thru-hiker Bryden "Simba" Bowley shares photos and details from his backpacking trip through the Sierra Nevada and summiting Mount Whitney.
  • Mekenna Malan
Backcountry + Beyond: Chase's Top Product Picks

Backcountry + Beyond: Chase's Top Product Picks

Meet Chase - GEAR:30 buyer, product manager, and all-around mountain man. The go-to guy for answering any questions about how our products perform in the great outdoors, Chase knows his stuff. Here are his top product picks for the skin track, the campsite, and beyond.
The Best Gear for Winter Camping

The Best Gear for Winter Camping

Winter camping requires slightly different gear than the rest of the year (and by different, we mean warmer and more durable). When you're exposed to the harsh elements of snow and cold air, bringing along quality gear you can trust is a necessity.
Shop Local: The GEAR:30 Story

Shop Local: The GEAR:30 Story

It all started with a broken tent zipper, a winter storm, and the Wind River Range.

  • Mekenna Malan
Gear We Love: Voilé Skis

Gear We Love: Voilé Skis

Don't let the French-sounding name of this revolutionary backcountry ski manufacturer fool you: Voilé creates award-winning skis and splitboards right here in the state that claims The Greatest Snow On Earth.

GEAR:30 Staff Outdoor Resolutions for 2021

GEAR:30 Staff Outdoor Resolutions for 2021

In 2021, we want you to get outside. Our staff members have set some rad outdoor-centric resolutions for the new year. Get to know them below, then come visit us so we can help you prepare for your own adventure!

13 Outdoor Adventure Films to Stream Online For Free

13 Outdoor Adventure Films to Stream Online For Free

Between dark winter nights and the ongoing pandemic, an outdoor adventure movie marathon sounds like the perfect way to satisfy our travel bug and motivate us for the year ahead. Not only are these 13 films exceptional and inspiring, they can also be streamed from the comfort of your home for free.

7 Rare Vintage Outdoor Clothing Items + the Stories Behind Them

7 Rare Vintage Outdoor Clothing Items + the Stories Behind Them

Every piece of vintage clothing has a story to tell. Here's the history behind seven of our rarest Traverse vintage items from Patagonia and The North Face (and how you can get your hands on them).

Gear We Love: Icelantic Skis

Gear We Love: Icelantic Skis

From Icelantic’s local American manufacturing and unique topsheet artwork to an industry-leading three-year warranty, let’s talk about the most bombproof ski on the market.

Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts for Outdoor Lovers

Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts for Outdoor Lovers

From best-sellers and staff picks to must-have outdoor gear and clothing, these selections are bound to thrill any outdoor lover on your Christmas list.

Introducing Traverse: Vintage Outdoor Clothing With a Purpose

Introducing Traverse: Vintage Outdoor Clothing With a Purpose

At Traverse, we hand-select all manner of timeless vintage pieces - think fleece Patagonia base layers, Arc’teryx shells, retro beanies, heavyweight knits and The North Face bomber jackets - that, though created years ago, still possess a lot of life. Each of these items contains a story, and now it’s your turn to continue writing it. 
How to Wash a Down Sleeping Bag

How to Wash a Down Sleeping Bag

Bryden takes us through the process of washing his Western Mountaineering Sleeping Bag. See how his first attempt turns out in the latest Simba Tested Video.
  • Brandon Long
  • Tags: How-To