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Outdoor Gear & Apparel

Shopping Alternatives

 
 

Community over competition. We’ll keep saying it until everyone else catches up. Although your support goes a long way in helping us continue our operations, we know we’re not the only option out there. We want to share some great alternatives if you can’t find what you’re looking for on the BGC Marketplace, the prices are a bit too steep, or if you’re prioritizing sustainable shopping. See options below to find additional options for your outdoor gear and apparel needs.

BIPOC Outdoor Retailers

for new Gear & Apparel

Although we love and appreciate all the support you share to the BGC Marketplace, we know we may not carry everything you need. For this reason, we want to share some other great Black, Indigenous, and People of Color owned options for you to support online or in person!

Gear Coop - Asian owned

Hatchet Outdoor Supply Co. - Asian owned

Intrinsic Provisions - Black owned

Last Minute Gear - Asian owned

Sekr - Woman of Color & Queer owned

Slim Pickins Outfitters - Black owned

Wheelzup Adventures - Black owned

Thanks to Danica Carey and  Paulina Dao of Little Grunts for their work in curating parts of this list.

adaptive/Disability-Friendly platforms

for NEW sports, equipment, and apparel

 

Move United Sport - Adaptive Sports Suppliers and Resource

How I Roll - Adaptive Sports Equipment

Adaptista - Adaptive and inclusive marketplace with outdoor friendly products

Plus/extended size platforms

for NEW sports & Outdoor apparel

 

Plus Snow - Plus Size Ski & Snow Apparel Suppliers and Resource

Alpine Curves- Plus Size Outdoor Apparel Supplies & Resource

Sustainable Outdoor Options

for USED Gear & Apparel

 

At BGC Marketplace, we also know not everyone can or wants to shop new and with issues of climate change and waste continuing to impact our daily lives, it’s important for us to share alternatives to shopping with us.

Outdoor Gear Exchange

The Gear Fix - Proceeds from the Gear Up, Give Back Program benefit the Outdoorist Oath non-profit

 

Patagonia Worn Wear

 

REI Good & Used

 

Arctery’x Used Gear

 

The North Face Renewed

 

MEC Gear Swap


Isabella’s Outdoor Consignment - Woman owned

Outdoor Gear Rental

 

Not looking to buy but hoping to rent for the weekend? Look no further than your local gear store or check out this great online directory below!


Gearo - BIPOC & Woman owned (BGC members receive a discount for rentals!)

Mutual Aid Outdoor Gear Efforts

Options to donate or receive free USED & NEW gear and apparel

 

In order to reduce barriers to accessing expensive and hard to find gear, we also strongly encourage everyone who supports BGC Marketplace, to support these mutual aid efforts to provide free gear to folks who cannot afford it. It’s a great place to find gear if it’s not in your budget and a great place to donate gear if you’re ready to share the love. Efforts prioritize BIPOC, trans, and disabled outdoor community members first.

 

The Gear Fund Collective - BIPOC & woman run

BIPOC Outdoor Gear Library - BIPOC & woman run

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Big thanks to Nadia Mercado from Melaninbasecamp for helping compile these options. Read more options for affordable and used gear and apparel options in her two part blog series: Part 1 & Part 2.