Used Gear

We cycle out a lot of our large inventory of rental gear at the end of each season, and take in gear via trades and consignments to make it all available as used gear at a great value to our customers.  Come in to see the ever-changing stock at our retail store in Tempe, or browse the categories below for some general information on our used gear options and then call us for what's on hand at the moment.  The great thing about quality outdoor gear is its longevity; enjoy years of life left on used gear bought at great prices.  You can pick up a piece at a very low price and still enjoy many years of functional use.  It might have a stitch here or a taped tear...

We cycle out a lot of our large inventory of rental gear at the end of each season, and take in gear via trades and consignments to make it all available as used gear at a great value to our customers.  Come in to see the ever-changing stock at our retail store in Tempe, or browse the categories below for some general information on our used gear options and then call us for what's on hand at the moment.  The great thing about quality outdoor gear is its longevity; enjoy years of life left on used gear bought at great prices.  You can pick up a piece at a very low price and still enjoy many years of functional use.  It might have a stitch here or a taped tear there, but it still does its intended job.  

If you have some good quality gear you no longer need and want some cash, or want to upgrade to something better, learn how our consignment and trade process works.  We're always looking to add to our used gear on hand!

Used camping gear in Tempe AZ

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  • Used Tents

    We buy, trade, consign and sell used backpacking and family camping tents online and in our retail stores in Arizona. Need more than just a tent? See all of our used camping gear available for sale. And most everything we sell used is also available for rent.

    Good quality tents for family camping and backpacking are designed to a decade or more if reasonably taken care, so why buy a brand new one at full retail? We offer a wide selection of used tents at great-value prices that look just like your new gear would after a few uses - that is, good to go for several more years.

    The condition of all of the camping and backpacking tents we sell used is generally described in the product descriptions below, but specific items can vary. Most gear comes from our rental inventory when we retire it to change models or to simply refreshing the rental stock. All rental gear we're now selling was cleaned and well maintained after each rental. Also, we take in tents on consignment and trade, so the mix of brands and models changes weekly. 

    You should expect reasonable wear on tents from normal use. This will potentially include some color fading, and most likely some taped-repair in the body or fly, or resewing in mesh. Any such repairs restore the original water and/or bug protection. Expect zippers to work and the poles to be intact. Most tents will have stakes included in the stuff sack, and the tent will be clean. We will let you know of any exceptions, and prices are adjusted accordingly based on condition. If you are at our store, you are welcome to open and setup any tent to check it out, or if we ship one to you, we'll be clear about what to expect.  We're not inclined to get into a big argument with someone over a few bucks for a used tent, so buy with confidence!  Call us at 480-348-8917 for any clarifications.

    If you have some good quality backpacking tents you no longer need and want some cash, or want to trade in for a better shelter, learn how our tent consignment and trade process works.

  • Used Backpacks

    We buy, trade, consign and sell used daypacks and backpacks online and at our retail stores in Arizona. If you need more than just a pack, learn more about all of our used camping gear available for sale. And most everything we sell used is also available for rent.

    Good quality packs for backpacking and hiking are designed to last a long time if reasonably taken care, so why buy a brand new one at full retail? We offer a wide selection of used backpacks at discounted prices that look just like your new gear would after a few uses - that is, good to go for several more years.

    The condition of all of the backpacks we typically sell used is generally described in each product detail below. Most packs come from our rental inventory after we retire it as we change models or refresh the stock. Our former rental packs were washed and well maintained after each rental. Some gear comes from consignment, trades or retail returns.

    If not otherwise specified, you should expect reasonable wear on the gear from normal use. For backpacks, this will potentially include some ground stains, scruff marks and scratches. Mesh areas may have hole repairs or frayed threads in places, or some packs will look like they've never been used. Expect zippers to work and buckles to be intact and functioning as intended. Any exceptions will be noted, and prices adjusted accordingly based on condition. We guarantee any gear we send you is as described, or we'll send you a replacement or give you store credit for any other rental, used or new gear. We're not inclined to get into a big argument with someone over a few bucks of used gear, but it is important you read the descriptions for anything we note on condition before you place your order online for used gear. If you're local to our retail store, of course you can just come in check it out frequently in person before buying as the mix changes weekly.

    If you have some good quality daypacks or full-size backpacks you no longer need and want some cash, or want to upgrade to something better for carrying your gear, learn how our backpack consignment and trade process works.

    Call us at 480-348-8917 for any clarifications.
  • Used Sleeping Gear

    Along with a wide range of rentals and new retail gear, we buy, trade, consign and sell used sleeping bags and mattress pads online and in our retail stores in Arizona. Need more than just sleeping gear? See all of our used camping gear available for sale. And most everything we sell used is also available for rent.

    Good quality sleeping bags for family camping and backpacking are designed to last a long time if reasonably taken care, so buying a used one with years of life to go may be a better option than buying brand new one.  We usually have a wide selection of used sleeping gear - sleeping bags of various temperature ratings and various styles of mattress pads - at discounted prices that perform just like your new gear would after a few uses - that is, maybe have some wear but still good for years to come.

    The condition of the sleeping bags and pads we sell used is generally described in each product detail below.  Most gear comes from retired rental inventory as we change models or are simply refreshing the stock. All bags and pads were washed and maintained after each rental. We also sell used sleeping gear that comes in to us from consignments, trades or new retail returns. Most will have a synthetic fill insulation, but some will be down-filled and will be described as such.

    If not otherwise specified, you should expect reasonable wear on the used sleeping gear from normal camping use. This might include some lost loft in the insulation in sleeping bags, and some scruff marks on pads. Expect zippers to work as intended, and for it to be clean. Any exceptions will be noted before you buy, and our prices are adjusted accordingly from what might be stated below based on age, brand and condition. We guarantee any gear we send you is as described, or we'll send you a replacement or give you store credit for any other rental, used or new gear. If you're local to one of our retail stores, of course you can just come in check it out in person before buying. Call us at 480-348-8917 for any clarifications.

    If you have some good quality gear you no longer need and want some cash, or want to upgrade to something better, learn how our consignment and trade process works.  We generally are looking for higher quality down-filled bags and pads for purchase and trade.

  • Used Camping Gear - Other

    We rent, buy, trade, consign and sell all kinds of new and used gear online and in our retail stores in Arizona. This category listing includes used gear items we have at our stores or available for shipping that don't fit neatly into our other specific used gear categories. See all of our used camping gear available for sale. And most everything we sell used is also available for rent.

    Good quality gear for backpacking and hiking can last a long time if reasonably taken care, so there are options to getting the right gear for you without spending big bucks for brand new at full retail? We offer a wide selection of used gear at discounted prices that look just like your new gear would after a few uses - that is, good to go for several more years.

    The condition of all of the gear we sell used is accurately described in each product detail. Most gear comes from our rental inventory and we are retiring it as we change models or are simply refreshing the stock. All gear has been washed and maintained after each rental. Some gear comes from consignment or odds and ends returns. If you have quality gear you no longer need, we might be interested in buying it straight up or we accept trades and consignments.  To learn more about the types of items we do - and don't - want, learn more about our used camping gear consignment and trade-in process.

    If not otherwise specified, you should expect reasonable wear on the gear from normal use. This may include some ground stains, scruff marks and scratches. Something might have been repaired to full functional use, but show the stitch, tape or other repair evidence. Expect any zippers and buckles to be intact and functioning as intended. Any exceptions will be noted, and prices adjusted accordingly based on condition. We guarantee any gear we send you is as described, or we'll send you a replacement or give you store credit for any other rental, used or new gear. We're not inclined to get into a big argument with someone over a few bucks of used gear, but it is important you read the descriptions for anything we note on condition before you place your order. If you're local to our stores in Arizona, of course you can just come in check it out in person before buying. Call us at 480-348-8917 for any clarifications.

  • Used GPS and Satellite Communicators

    Lowergear is your best online and retail resource for rental, purchase, trade or sale of trail and highway GPS navigators and satellite communicators like Garmin, InReach and SPOT units. See below for full details and see all of our used camping gear available for sale. And most everything we sell used is also available for rent.

    Tech products like GPS and satellite communicators change frequently, but often the enhancements add to the price but the latest upgrades may not be needed for your purposes.  Buying a decent used tech item from us may meet your needs while saving a lot of money.  

    The condition of tech items we sell used is generally described in the product detail below. Most items come from our rental inventory and we are retiring it as we change models or are simply refreshing the stock. All gear is well maintained for each rental. Some gear comes from consignment or odds and ends returns. We buy, trade and take in consignment various types of GPS units and satellite devices; see more about our consignment and trade process.

    If not otherwise specified, you should expect reasonable wear on the tech items we sell as used.  This may include some scruff marks and scratches, and if there was a rechargeable battery inside (some auto navigators for example), the time it will hold a charge may be less than when new. Some text on buttons may be worn down. Any exceptions to these general guidelines will be noted, and prices adjusted accordingly based on condition. We guarantee any gear we send you is as described, or we'll send you a replacement or give you store credit for any other rental, used or new gear. We're not inclined to get into a big argument with someone over a few bucks of used gear, but it is important you read the descriptions for anything we note on condition before you place your order. If you're local to our retail stores in Arizona, of course you can just come in check it out in person before buying. Call us at 480-348-8917 for any clarifications.

  • Used Cooking Gear
    As part of our outdoor gear rental process, we cycle through a lot of the rental gear each year to sell off as used whenever we change brands or models, or perhaps the gear isn't in the condition we want for renting, but is still in great functional condition.  We also take in used backcountry cooking gear on trade and and direct purchase for resale to others at a great value price.

    The mix changes weekly, but we normally have used items for sale such as:

    Backpacking stove
    Propane car-camping stoves
    Backcountry cookware
    Camp dining enamelware
    Partially used fuel canisters

    If you have backcountry cooking gear you no longer need, learn about our consignment and trade process to see if we might be a good outlet for you!