The LowerGear Outdoors Center is full-service camping, outdoor gear rental, kayaking, backpacking and wilderness supply retailer serving the Scottsdale 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 ASU.
We rent and sell Camping Stoves and other wilderness gear, as well as Hobie kayaks from our retail store, or can ship any gear or supplies you need nationwide. Camping stoves offer a lot of advantages over trying to cook over an open flame or a bag of charcoal. The stoves we sell and rent at our retail store run on those ubiquitous 1-liter green propane bottles you can buy anywhere. Our camping stoves have two burners; some have automatic lighting systems. Otherwise it's just turn on a valve and stick a lit match or lighter up to the gas - the burner will fire right up for easy meal cooking at your next outdoor camping adventure. We also sell and rent the one-burner, ultralight versions that are good for backpacking trips where every ounce counts. Most of these stoves run on a combination fuel of propane and butane or isopro alcohol.
Some of the gear brands we carry in our Scottsdale camping center include Sunday Afternoons, Fits Socks, Gregory, Deuter, Oboz, Darn Tough, ULA, ThermaRest, MSR, Big Sky, Riot Kayaks, Sierra Designs, Granite Gear, Kelty 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 wilderness 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 Camping Stoves for any wilderness 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 camping equipment 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 Camping Stoves to find and to get to from anywhere in Scottsdale. 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 Scottsdale-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 wilderness-related educational sessions include:
Leave No Trace Principles
Using a GPS
Gourmet Camp cooking
Lightening up your Backpack load
Map Reading and Navigation Skills
Wilderness First Aid
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 wilderness adventure is more fun. We rent and sell lightweight versions of tents, sleeping bags, mattress pads, backpacks 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 Scottsdale and surrounding area is blessed with many opportunities to get outdoors for some exercise, but our favorites include these spots:
McDowell Mountains, in Northeast Scottsdale
Camelback Mountain, in Paradise Valley
Usery Mountain Park in east Mesa
South Mountain, near Ahwatukee and South Phoenix
Piestawa Peak, in north-central Phoenix
Superstitions Mountains near Apache Junction
Dreamy Draw, in north-central Phoenix
Be sure to visit our store for last minute supplies before heading out on your next hike!
For assistance, 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!