The Gear Closet, Chattanooga TN

The Gear Closet, in Chattanooga, Tennessee, is a re-sale and consignment store specializing in used outdoor gear.

We buy and sell gear for water sports, rock climbing, camping and backpacking, snow sports, and bicycling among others…

All profits go to fund clean water activities and summer camps
for TenneSEA Kids 4 Clean Water.


Do you have some large ticket items that you want to sell? Bring them to us to sell for you. We take a percentage to support Kids 4 Clean Water. The rest goes to you.

It’s easier than Craig’s List and you don’t have to try to arrange those awkward rendevous with prospective buyers.


We accept outdoor gear of all shapes and sizes.
From kayaks and backpacks to climbing shoes and chalk bags, life jackets and paddles to snorkels and swim fins, if it’s something you’ve considered giving away or throwing out, chances are good that someone else would love to give it a second life.


Got a big camping trip coming up and you don’t have any gear? Don’t spend hundreds for one weekend. Come here first and see what we have!

Thinking about trying out a new sport and don’t want to invest a lot in it until you know you like it?
This is the place for you!

Hippie Dance Party for Clean Water

Give back & get ~ groovy ~ at our Hippie Dance Party benefiting TenneSEA and Caribbean Student Environmental Alliance
Kids 4 Clean Water! Dance the night away with Live Music, Libations and DIY Tie-Dye scarves & bandannas for you and your furry friends. Hillbilly Philly is rolling in with groovy grub!
Peace loving dogs are welcome! $20 for PEACE  LOVE & CLEAN WATER!


Kids 4 Clean Water Bass Tournament

Kids 4 Clean Water Bass Tournament to Support TenneSEA Kids 4 Clean Water

 at Chester Frost Park – July 16, 2016 from Safe Light until 3:00 PM.

Hourly Big Fish Prize!  Auction and Door Prizes!!

$2000 First Prize  ( 50 Boat Minimum)

3 Fish Limit!

Kids under 12 have their own fishing tournament and get their own prizes!!!

Registration:  $100 per boat.  Bring your own partner.
Download the registration form here or register at local shops:  Hamilton Sport Shop, Soddy Custom Tackle, Tri State Bait and Tackle, and Sportsman’s Warehouse.

Come support TenneSEA Kids For Clean Water and bring your used gear to donate to the Gear Closet to support our tournament flyer

New Gear in from Bonnaroo 2016

used gear from BonnarooWe just got a whole truckload of donated and abandoned loot (or gear, as some may refer to it) from this year’s Bonnaroo music festival.

Come by and pick out the good stuff before it’s all gone.

Remember, your purchases here at The Gear Closet support clean water for all of us.

9th Annual Outdoor Expo & Gear Swap

9th annual gear swap Gear ClosetJoin us on April 23, 2016 10 am – 2 pm for our 9th Annual Outdoor Expo & Gear Swap!

Rock Creek, Roots Rated, & Outdoor Chattanooga have already confirmed a booth and will be open for business.

Come ready to trade, buy, sell, or promote your summer camp or outdoor program!

We’ll have something fun for the whole family — tie-dye & popsicles for the kiddos as they learn about our Kids 4 Clean Water Camp!

Want to request a booth or wish to have more info? Call (423) 413-3298

Map-A-Thon for St. Lucia – February 28 at the Gear Closet

Join us on February 28th from 12:00 pm on to participate in the OpenStreetMap Map-athon for St. Lucia.

So what does this have to do with The Gear Closet? The Gear Closet is a fundraising arm of Caribbean-SEA, which works to educate people about clean water, both here in Chattanooga and in the Caribbean.

What is the OpenStreetMap project?
OpenStreetMap is the project that creates and distributes free geographic data for the world. Many maps around the world are incomplete and/or proprietary. The OpenStreetMap project aims to provide free maps for anyone’s use. These can be for private citizens, government, and relief organizations. Continue reading