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Geartrade: Summer Gear Roundup

Our bikes (and faces, and gloves, and jerseys) are nice and dusty from the trail. Our hydration packs are hanging in our gear rooms with care. Our fingernails are laden with climbing chalk. Our camp chairs sit contentedly in the yard, waiting for our next sunset hangouts.

In short, it’s summer. We made it. We’re here. And it’s time to embrace the heat.

It’s a moment we’ve been waiting for at Geartrade—our sellers have been sending in massive amounts of hiking, climbing, paddling, running, and biking gear that’s ready and waiting for you to snap it up and give it its next chapter of adventure.

Backpacks : carry on

Raise your hand if you still have the backpack you were using twenty years ago. (Yep, us too.) These big, heavy packs are still great for travel, especially adventure travel, when they’ll probably get beat up in transit. But consider upgrading to a lightweight backpacking pack or daypack for a better day-to-day experience.

Get yourself set up with the right pack for short day hikes, long day hikes, climbs, or trail running. Having a sport-specific pack makes all the difference in keeping gear and clothing neatly organized and accessible. You’ll even frequently find ultralight running vests and waist packs for long trail runs. Need help deciding? Check out our guide on UnNew Packs here.

Sandals: free the feet 

After months of confinement in ski boots, snowboard boots, and closed-toed winter shoes, it’s time to free the feet! Casual sandals, hiking sandals, and river sandals are in. Let your tootsies feel the summer air on your next hike, river trip, or walk about town. We’ve got a great supply of gently-used and out-of-the-box UnNew sandals ready for you.  

Swimwear: splish-splash

It’s prime time for pool time, river time, and beach time, so let’s get you dressed for the occasion. Brand-new swimsuits and swim trunks are super spendy, which is why we’re so pleased to offer plenty of gently-used, unworn, returned, and surplus swimwear here on Geartrade! With options from well-loved brands and prices you can’t refuse, you can set yourself up to hit the water in style.

Camp furniture and accessories: get decked out  

Camping is one of the joys of summer—and every well-chosen creature comfort adds even more fun to the experience. Your camp kit might benefit from a better camp chair, a camp-kitchen table, hammock, cooler, cookset, or water filter. You may even want to beef up your nocturnal experience with a new sleeping pad, sleeping bag, or pillow. Browse our UnNew camp selection and get inspired.

Hydration packs: quench the thirst 

Whatever your summer sport of choice, hydration is key. And it’s the reason hydration packs with built-in water reservoirs and straws are so popular. These days, hydration packs come in all shapes in sizes—as large and small backpacks, as vests, and even as fanny packs (called “hip packs” by some brands). They make it incredibly easy to stay hydrated and perform your best. Browse our selection of gently-used and fresh-out-of-the-box hydration packs, with something for every sport and length of outing.

Winter gear closeout: still stoked

If you’re like us, as soon as the ski season ends, it’s time to start dreaming about the next season. And to clear out our shelves (both physical and digital) we deeply discount our winter gear listings—so you can now get skis, snowboards, boots, ski clothes, goggles, helmets, and gloves for more than 50% off retail. (And sometimes even 60% or 70% off retail.) You can find just about any brand you fancy, from Arc’teryx to K2, Salomon, Lange, Black Diamond, DPS, Rossignol, Burton, and others.

Have summer gear to sell? Get cracking. 

Earn some cash just by emptying your closet and storage bins of the stuff you’re not using anymore! Summer goods are selling like hotcakes on Geartrade right now, so dust off your unused tents, packs, outerwear, bike parts, hiking boots, and camp goods … someone out there would love to have it! With our consignment option it's now easier than ever to sell your gear. Send it in, we take care of the rest.

Beth Lopez is a seasoned writer and creative director who loves to tell tales of adventure and discovery—and finds writing a powerful way to give a voice to people, causes, and places. Beth runs amok in the Wasatch mountains when untethered from her computer. She believes there’s no such thing as a bad ski day and considers animals her favorite people. Don’t tell her mother about her Instagram mountaineering photos.


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