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Buy used, buy used, buy used. It should be a mantra for most of us outdoor gear nerds. Buying used saves a ton of money, and keeps that gear, at least temporarily, from being tossed into a landfill and is one less new piece of equipment that needs to be made and shipped somewhere. But used gear stores also have something new gear stores can lack: mystery, and even a kind of soul. A heartbeat that thrums along, greeting you each time you enter its doors and wander through its Willy Wonka-like display of knicked cams, piled-high ski boots, dented campstoves, and puffies with a small-but-noticeable patina of campfires past. They’re special. And all too rare these days.

Every community deserves one of these places. Where parents can buy their kids’ very first ski set-up without dipping into their college funds, only to be replaced year after year on the exact same countertop. Where beginners can ask question after question to calm their fears about their next trip while veterans nod along quietly, reminiscing about their own first trips. Can those things happen in new retail shops? Of course. But is a used gear store likely to have a particularly unique vibe? You bet. And unique vibes are the best vibes.

There are more than a hundred used gear shops across the nation—likely many more than that, actually, but they aren’t always easy to discover. We scoured the web and asked over a hundred outdoor enthusiasts to share all the used outdoor stores they had visited. The result: a non-exhaustive list of 100-plus used gear shops around the U.S. organized by state and city.

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While it’d be near-impossible to list every single store here, we hope this serves as a great starting point for locating them. Next time you’re near one, pop in, have a look around. Just don’t be surprised if you wander into one and never find yourself in a new gear store again.

You can help make this list exhaustive by adding your fave used gear shop in the comments.

Alaska

The Hoarding Marmot
Anchorage
Website
(907) 334-3333

Off-the-Chain Bicycle Co-op
Anchorage
Website
(907) 258-6822
Offering used bikes, parts and tools.

Second Wind Sports
Juneau
Website
(907) 957-7510

Arizona

Snow Mountain River
Flagstaff
Website
(928) 774-1461

LowerGear Outdoors
Tempe
Website
(480) 348-8917

California

Sierra Outdoor Center
Auburn
Website
(530) 885-1844

Mammoth Gear Exchange
Bishop
Website
(760) 873-4300

AlpenGlow Gear Co.
Oakhurst
Website (Facebook)
(559) 800-8099

Marin Outdoor Trading Company
San Rafael
Website
(415) 295-7683

Last Minute Gear
San Francisco
Website
(415) 813-1881

Tahoe Used Ski and Snowboard
South Lake Tahoe
Website
(530) 721-7095

The BackCountry
Truckee
Website
(530) 582-0909

Colorado

Replay Sports
Aspen
Website (Facebook)
(970) 925-2483

Transition Sports
Avon
Website
(970) 845-7388

Boulder Sports Recycler
Boulder
Website
(303) 786-9940

The Pros Closet
Boulder
Website
(866) 401-9636
Offers high-quality, pre-owned road, gravel and mountain bikes.

Ragged Mountain Sports
Carbondale
Website
(970) 510-5185

Gearonimo Sports
Colorado Springs
Wesbsite
(719) 465-2450

Mountain Equipment Recyclers

Colorado Springs
Website
(719) 210-6427

High Desert Life Outdoors & Exchange
Cortez
Website
(970) 564-3299

FERAL
Denver
Website
(303) 903-8584

Outdoors Geek
Denver
Website
(303) 699-6944
While they’re mostly known for their online rentals, their retail location also offers used outdoor gear. 

Sports Plus
Denver
Website
(303) 777-6613

Wilderness Exchange Unlimited
Denver
Website
(303) 964-0708

Dunn Deal Resale
Durango
Website
(970) 385-0385

Durango Outdoor Exchange
Durango
Website
(970) 259-0171

The Gearage
Fort Collins
Website
(970) 416-6803

Recycle Sports
Frisco
Website
(970) 668-5150

Mountain Side Gear Rental
Golden
Website
(303) 955-2290

The Gear Junction
Grand Junction
Website
(970) 628-4003

All Sports Replay
Gunnison
Website
(970) 641-1893

FERAL
Idaho Springs
Website
(303) 829-5681

Community Threads
Leadville
Website (Facebook)
(719) 486-4000

Angles Sports Exchange
Longmont
Website
(720) 600-6855

970 Sports Rewind
Montrose
Website
(970) 417-3771

Resport
Pagosa Springs
Website
(970) 731-6900

Colorado Sports Recycler
Salida
Website
(719) 221-2880

The Outdoorsman’s Attic
Sheridan
Website
(303) 781-3626

Boomerang Sports Exchange
Steamboat Springs
Website
(970) 870-3050

Switchback Sports
Steamboat Springs
Website
(877) 754-7474

Winter Park Trading Company
Winter Park
Website
(970) 363-7056

Colorado Gearlab
Woodland Park
Website
(719) 239-7860

Idaho

Outdoor Exchange
Boise
Website
(208) 297-7002

Score Outdoors
Boise
Website
(208) 401-6543

Boise Gear Collective
Boise
Website
(208) 429-1124

McCall Sports
McCall
Website
(208) 634-2334

White Pine Gear Exchange and Fly Shop
Moscow
Website
(208) 883-3900

Magic Valley Gear Exchange
Twin Falls
Website
(208) 969-9666

Victor Outdoor Seconds
Victor
Website (Facebook)
(208) 787-2887

Kansas

Pathfinder
Manhattan
Website
(785) 539-5639

Louisiana

Sugarwolf Outdoor Exchange
Lafayette
Website
(337) 345-1863

Maine

Woods + Waters
Brunswick
Website
(207) 844-8353

GearME
Freeport
Website
(207) 869-5952

Portland Gear Hub
Portland
Website
(207) 761-7632

Michigan

Switchback Gear Exchange
Grand Rapids
Website
(616) 259-9609

Minnesota

Great Lakes Gear Exchange
Duluth
Website
(218) 481-7270

Repair Lair
Minneapolis
Website
(612) 729-9095

Montana

Second Wind Sports
Bozeman
Website
(406) 586-7441

The Sports Exchange
Missoula
Website (Facebook)
(406) 721-6056

Runner Up Sports
Whitefish
Website (Facebook)
(406) 862-8880

Nevada

Gear Hut
Reno
Website
(775) 219-4612

New Hampshire

International Mountain Equipment
North Conway
Website
(603) 356-7013

New Mexico

Outdoor REGear
Albuquerque
Website
(505) 344-1336

Re-Threads for Gear Heads
Taos
Website
(575) 751-9200

New York

Old Goat Gear Exchange
Ithaca
Website
(607) 319-4388

North Carolina

Second Gear
Asheville
Website
(828) 258-0757

Regear Outdoors
Boone
Website
(828) 386-6100

Next Venture
Brevard
Website
(828) 394-2277

Gear Goat XCHG
Charlotte
Website
(704) 496-9244

Oregon

Get ‘N Gear
Ashland
Website (Facebook)
(541) 482-5181

Gear Fix
Bend
Website
(541) 617-0022

Latitude 44 Sports
Bend
Website
(541) 304-2477

TruNorthwest Exchange
Bend
Website
(541) 797-2218

The Peak Sports Annex
Corvallis
Website
(541) 754-6444

Eugene Gear Traders
Eugene
Website
(541) 780-6073

Pure Stoke
Hood River
Website
(541) 386-4464

Foster Outdoor
Portland
Website
(503) 719-4495

Next Adventure Basement
Portland
Website
(503) 233-0706

Pennsylvania

Recyclist Unlimited 
Fountainville
Website
(484) 643-0209

3 Rivers Outdoor Co.
Pittsburgh
Website
(412) 871-5038

Tennessee

Four Bridges Outfitters
Chattanooga
Website
(423) 531-0990

The Gear Closet
Chattanooga
Website
(423) 413-3298

Outdoor Gear Revival
Knoxville
Website
(865) 951-0298

Utah

The Gear Room
Cottonwood Heights
Website
(801) 448-3037

Moab Gear Trader
Moab
Website
(435) 355-0333
A near-mythical outdoor consignment store with a great climbing section

Switchback Sports
Park City
Website
(435) 615-1555

Gear Rush
Salt Lake City
Website
(385) 202-7196

Level Nine Sports
Salt Lake City, Ogden, Orem
Website
(801) 973-7350

Lone Pine Gear Exchange
Salt Lake City
Website
(801) 406-1078

Vermont

Outdoor Gear Exchange
Burlington
Website
(888) 547-4327
Yes, the well-known online marketplace has a great retail location selling used outdoor gear and clothing.

Gear Traders
Woodstock
Website
(802) 457-1451

Virginia

High Tor Gear Exchange
Charlottesville
Website
(434) 260-4026

Trail Hut
Richmond
Website
(804) 482-0508

Roanoke Mountain Adventures
Roanoke
Website
(540) 525-8295

Washington

Backcountry Essentials
Bellingham
Website
(360) 543-5678

Disco Bay Outdoor Exchange
Discovery Bay
Website
(360) 774-2114

Superior Seconds Gear Exchange
Issaquah
Website
(425) 654-4340

Olympia Gear Exchange
Olympia
Website
(360) 890-4674

Ascent Outdoors
Seattle
Website
(206) 545-8810

Second Gear Sports
Seattle
Website
(206) 935-3552

Turntables & Trails
Seattle
Website
(206) 508-6841
Specializing in outdoor gear and – you guessed it – audio equipment.

Wonderland Gear Exchange
Seattle
Website
(206) 582-1987

Rambleraven Gear Trader
Spokane
Website
(509) 327-2050

Playback Sports
Tacoma
Website
(253) 627-4938

Wyoming

Headwall Sports, Big Sky
Big Sky
Website
(406) 995-3324

Outdoor Adventures Revived
Cody
Website
(307) 250-0001

Headwall Sports, Jackson
Jackson
Website
(307) 734-8022

Wind River Rewind
Lander
Website
(307) 206-1026

NU2U Sports
Laramie
Website
(307) 721-3070

Wyoming Outdoor Gear Exchange
Riverton
Website
(307) 855-8010

Top photo: Tommy Lisbin

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