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Office Discussion – A Poll For The Poles!

Office Discussion – A Poll For The Poles!

There are a lot of advantages to using trekking poles on your hikes, but not everyone feels they are necessary. Some of the advantages we enjoy while using trekking poles include added balance, a more even weight distribution (especially  while carrying heavy packs), and the ability to strengthen core muscles during our hikes. We want … Continue reading

Hoop and Holler with MSR Tents!

Hoop and Holler with MSR Tents!

MSR’s Hoop 2 Person Tent and Holler 3 Person Tent have just been reduced by $100! Both tents are ultra roomy, three-plus season tents, which offer optimal protection from the elements. They are perfect for the tallest campers and both have enough room to comfortably fit your Therm-a-Rest mattresses. Their free standing design, including 2 doors for easy access, will … Continue reading

We’re Not The Only Ones Who Love Nemo’s Gear

We’re Not The Only Ones Who Love Nemo’s Gear

One of our top selling brands, Nemo, has received a lot of press recently and for good reason as there’s plenty to love about Nemo’s gear. Their products include tents ranging from featherweight to extreme condition mountaineering tents, sleeping pads and pillows, tent accessories, green gear and they also just recently introduced a new series … Continue reading

Pete O’Gear Hits the Skyline in the Olympics!

I started the 36-mile hike in the Olympic National Park with overcast skies above (a park that Congress designated 95% wilderness protected, hey, they do get it right occasionally).  Crossing my fingers in hopes that the skies would hold, I started my adventure up the North Fork Quinault River with dry trails below my Inov8 … Continue reading

The “Evolution” of Backpacking

I remember when I first started backpacking as a kid in the early-to-mid 70’s (I know, I know… that dates me, and I really don’t like thinking about it!).  My family had been backpacking for years, so as soon as I got old enough to carry a pack I got a hand-me-down Kelty external frame … Continue reading

Tough Gear

Hiking in the backcountry is certain to test the limits of your gear.  Each person, carries the gear they need to survive for the length of time they are on the trail, whether it is a simple overnight hike or a multi-day excursion and with the possibility of experiencing a wide variety of weather, from … Continue reading

Mount Glastenbury Here We Come!

Pete O’Gear here, checking in for this weeks adventure.  I’ll be travelling to Vermont this week with my Losi 3P tent, Losi 3P pawprint, and a couple good friends.  We plan to hike the 23 mile Glastenbury Mountain trail.  As many of the good folks from Marlboro Vermont know, this covers a small portion of … Continue reading

Barefoot Running – Here comes Zola Budd!

Zola Budd placed barefoot running on the world stage when she competed in the 1984 Summer Olympics.  Her barefoot run became a side note when contact was made between her and fellow competitor Mary Decker. Today, barefoot running is gathering momentum thanks to the best-selling book by Christopher McDougall, “Born to Run”.  Born to Run … Continue reading

Greenday on Earth Day at MPGear!

Join in the celebration of Earth Day at MPGear with a Greenday gear 10% off coupon.  Use greenday as the coupon code during your check out process after selecting your green gear from the green gear category. No doubt about it, 10% off! Ok, enough g-words to make your Brain Stew/Jaded?  Well then, Welcome to … Continue reading

MPGear Tax Recovery Act – Automatic 10% OFF!

Starting today, and continuing through Friday, Mountains Plus Outdoor Gear is providing an additional 10% OFF any gear purchased. We realize that tax time can be a pain in the rear, so to offset some of the anguish you tax filers (pretty much everybody in the U.S.) are going through, is automatically providing an … Continue reading