Outdoor Gear Essentials Blog

MER is famous in Colorado Springs is for providing great consignment store deals on high-quality, brand-name new and used outdoor gear. To help our customers enjoy their gear our blog provides an abundance of information, advice, and actionable tips to help get you going! 

Forgot Your Boots?

Forgot Your Boots?

I could count on my hands and feet the amount of times I’ve been asked, “Forgot your boots?” while out hiking a fourteener or trail running.  And it’d be convenient too, since I do all my favorite outdoor activities in sandals.  While somewhat of a trend right now,...

Where does the time go?

Where does the time go?

As most of you all know, having multiple outdoor sports is not easy. There is only so much time and money to go around and it can all get lost rather quickly if you don’t keep track of it all. Rock climbing used to always be my go to warm weather sport of choice....

A Free Month!

A Free Month!

In June I was fortunate to have the entire month off work! My wife, dog (Molly) and I headed for the Oregon coast. We had two weeks in the beautiful state. We spent time in the Hood River Valley, then headed to the coast starting in the northwest corner near the...