Gear Up Give Back

Do Good With Retired Gear

Donation labels created since April, 2022:

1. Prep Your Items for Donation

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3. Feel Good + Get Rewarded

Meet the Outside Gear Up, Give Back™ Program.

We've teamed up with Bend, Oregon based company, The Gear Fix, to make it easy for the Outside community (or anyone with gear to spare) to donate their retired outdoor gear to support the planet, inclusion, and adventure through The Outdoorist Oath.

Like you, we get a thrill from discovering innovative new gear, which means we end up retiring some of our equipment simply because we've moved on to something that works better for us. This program will extend the lifecycle of existing products, make gear more accessible to more people and raise funds for a cause we believe in.

We know our community is passionate about the outdoors and supporting others getting out there. Let's build a more sustainable and inclusive future together!


Partners in Positivity

Outside is changing the way outdoor enthusiasts discover new products and ideas that inspire them to connect with others and explore the world around them.

The Gear Fix is a Bend, Oregon based full-service repair and consignment shop for all things outdoor - from climbing shoes to sleeping bags to ski jackets and beyond.
The Gear Fix

Gear Aid believes in preserving outdoor gear: Repair. Renew. Reuse.
Gear Aid


What Can I Send?

  • Cleaned, gently used outdoor gear and clothing
  • From high quality outdoor brands
  • Goods in need of minor repair (broken zippers, snaps, closures or tears)

Examples of outdoor brands to send

  • 5.10
  • Arc-teryx
  • Black Diamond
  • Boreal
  • Burton
  • Camelbak
  • Chaco
  • Evolv
  • Helly Hansen
  • Ibex
  • Keen
  • Kuhl
  • La Sportiva
  • Lulu Lemon
  • Mammut
  • Marmot
  • Mountain Hardware
  • North Face
  • Osprey
  • Outdoor Research
  • Patagonia
  • Pearl Izumi
  • Prana
  • Salomon
  • Smartwool
  • Sorel
  • Swix

What Not To Send?

  • Consumables or undergarments
  • Items with team/company/personal logos
  • Non-functioning electronics or hard goods
  • Items from brands not specializing in outdoor (see examples below)
  • Skis, snowboards, and boots older than 2015

Examples of brands to avoid sending

  • AE
  • Champion
  • Costco
  • Forever 21
  • Gap
  • H&M
  • Izod
  • Levis
  • Nautica
  • Nike
  • Polo
  • Reebok
  • Tommy Hilfiger
  • Triple Star
  • Under Armor

What Happens After I Send In My Gear?

The Gear Fix will asses the items you send in, make any necessary minor repairs and touch-ups, and place them for sale in their shop. Gear Fix sets prices of the items based off a combination of their experience selling it previously, its original retail price, its going used price out there in the world, and demand for the item. The proceeds of each item sold (less shipping and handling fees) will be donated to our 2022 beneficiary, The Outdoorist Oath!

What Happens To Items That Can't Be Sold?

The Gear Fix has local channels for donating items that can't be sold in the shop.

Is What I Send In Tax Deductable?

We don't believe it is, but to be certain you'll need to check with your accountant. Because we're working with an intermediary (Gear Fix) to accept your gear and sell it on your behalf, it complicates the tax rules and is likely not tax deductible.

What If I Live Outside The US?

We'd still love you to send in your gear! Unfortunately we can't provide a prepaid shipping label to origination addresses outside the US. Have a trip planned to the US or a friend/family member coming, send it into the US with them and have them ship it once here. Alternatively, we'd love for you to purchase shipping and send it from anywhere in the world to:

The Gear Fix
Outside Gear Up Give Back Program
550 SW Industrial Way STE 183
Bend, OR 97702

How Do I Print A Shipping Label To Send In My Outdoor Goods To Gear Up, Give Back?

Pre-paid shipping labels for the Gear Up, Give Back program is currently available for continental U.S addressess only. Get your label by clicking the button below. Trouble printing your label or live outside of the continental US?

Contact Us

Still Have A Question About What You Can Send In?

Contact The Gear Fix: