5 Sites for Scoring Cheap Outdoor Gear
That harness is starting to fray, your PFD could use a new zipper and the buckles on your daypack are cracked and useless. Though you gave your gear a full and exciting life, it may be time to toss it. But new gear means dipping into your grocery fund and you’re too old for Pop-Tart dinners. Worry not, penniless adventurer, we’ve got you covered with some of the best sites to find cheap gear and sell your old stuff.
Steep and Cheap: Run by Backcountry.com, it’s safe to say that these guys know gear. They’ve got a "current steal" rotating every couple of minutes and neatly organized lists with deals well within your measly budget. All of their offers are limited time and quantity which means you can get your grubby paws on some top-quality gear for a steal.
The Clymb: A favorite among deal-hounds looking for gear and a plane ticket, the Clymb hocks cheap wares and cheap getaways. Check out their Adventure tab for deals on Idaho raft trips, kayaking the Adriatic Sea or surf-and-whiskey trips. They also keep an excellent blog with adventure stories.
Sierra Trading Post: These gear-heads have been around long enough to see brands rise and fall. Based out of Cheyenne, Wyoming, STP sells overstock, closeouts and seconds from top-shelf brands. They offer everything from expert level cycling gear to new bedding for your cross-country van trip at grin-inducing prices.
Gear Trade: Can’t pull off that hot pink rain shell anymore? Sell it for cash on Gear Trade and get yourself a newish one in a color that suits you. This site is a great forum for thrifty gear-heads looking to get rid of excess clutter or seeking deep discounts.
Planet Gear: Ladies, are you sick of trying to find durable clothing that’s made for your body and not chicken-legged boys? Planet Gear tracks down the best swag for active women and markets up to 70% off on everything from trail shoes to hydration packs. Don’t pay full-price just because your favorite second-hand vendor can’t keep women’s clothing in stock.
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