Lowergear Outdoors is full-service outdoor gear rental, kayaking, backpacking, camping and wilderness supply retailer serving the Mesa area from our store and distribution center located in Tempe Arizona, at 2155 E. University Drive, Tempe, AZ 85281, which is on the SW corner of University and the 101, just east of the Tempe campus of Arizona State.



We rent and sell GPS Units and other wilderness gear, as well as Hobie kayaks from our retail store, or can ship any gear or supplies you need nationwide. Some of the GPs units we offer include the Garmin eTrex, Garmin 60cx and its follow-up models, a number of InReach units for US and Canada auto navigation, and a number of Garmin GPS models for travel in Europe, Australia, New Zealand and other international destinations. All have touch screen technology or easy to use, intuitive control buttons for setting waypoints and finding your way around with or without a map.

Some of the gear brands we carry in our Mesa camping center include Kelty, ThermaRest, MSR, Fits Socks, Sierra Designs, Granite Gear, Riot Kayaks, Sunday Afternoons, Big Sky, Gregory, Deuter, Oboz, Darn Tough and Hobie Kayaks. If there's anything these manufacturers offer that we don't happen to have on our retail shelf, we'll be glad to order it for you. If you'd like to research online before making your outdoors gear and supplies decision, check out our backpacking and camping user gear review page.

You can find a wide selection of used and consigned camping gear at our store, and we can rent or sell anything you need - including any type of GPS Units for any outdoors trip - we can even ship rental camping gear right to your destination so you don't have to carry it in your car or on a plane! Our backpacking gear store hours are 9am - 6pm Monday thru Friday, 10am - 4pm on Saturdays and 12- 4 on Sunday. Our retail location is easy for anyone looking for GPS Units to find and to get to from anywhere in Mesa. We are in zip code 85281 but serve local zip codes 85001 through 85399.

We teach Merit Badge classes in Backpacking and Geocaching for local Grand Canyon Council Boy Scouts in our retail store's class room. The room is also available for any Mesa-area outdoors club or wilderness organization that wants to use it for their monthly meeting. Our experienced outdoors employees offer classes to the public as well from our local store - some of the more popular outdoors-related educational sessions include:

Map Reading and Navigation Skills
Backpacking 101
Leave No Trace Principles
Wilderness First Aid
Using a GPS
Gourmet Camp cooking
Lightening up your Backpack load

Our focus is on ultralight backpacking gear and we are glad to share our expertise to help you lighten up your backpacking load so your next outdoors adventure is more fun. We rent and sell lightweight versions of tents, backpacks, sleeping bags, mattress pads and pretty much any other type of outdoor gear you can imagine.

At Lowergear Outdoors, many people come into our store and ask about good places to go hiking. The Mesa and surrounding area is blessed with many opportunities to get outdoors for some exercise, but our favorites include these spots:

McDowell Mountains, in NE Scottsdale
Piestawa Peak, in north-central PHX
Camelback Mountain, in Paradise Valley
South Mountain, near Ahwatukee and South PHX
Usery Mountain Park in east Mesa
Superstitions Mountains near Apache Junction
Dreamy Draw, in north-central PHX

Be sure to visit our store for last minute supplies before heading out on your next hike!

For more info, give us a call at 480-348-8917, stop by our store at 2155 E. University Drive, Tempe, AZ 85281, which is on the SW corner of University and the 101 or check out our Facebook page for the latest news and sales deals!

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