The Gear Closet, Chattanooga TN

The Gear Closet, in Chattanooga, Tennessee, is a thrift 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 small 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.


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!


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.
When you donate items, it’s twice the win: the more that’s donated, the greater the selection you’ll have for some new-used gear, plus, you’ll keep one more thing out of the landfill!

Yard Sale SATURDAY!!

The Gear Closet is cleaning “house” and directing you to do the same…

On 8/8 at 0800 all smart phone GPS systems intending to go to The World’s Longest Yard Sale – The 127 Corridor Sale will be routed to The World’s “Lostest” Yard Sale instead.

(we do not apologize for the inconvenience <3)

Here’s how to become part of the “confusion”:

yard saleSHOW UP AND SELL. Buy a 10×10 spot for $10 dollars and show off your auctioneer voice. Set up a booth or sell from your trunk.

STUDENTS! This is your opportunity to start fresh and create new opportunities for yourself, so we’re offering FREE spaces to all students and Caribbean Student Environmental Alliance members.

Please help raise awareness by spreading/sharing the word. We need people to hear about this from every direction. If you’re interested in using our lot as your yard sale, please rsvp via

Thanks and Love, The Gear Closeteers!

Chattanooga OUTDOORS Show is NOT the Gear Swap!

Hey!  There has been some confusion with the new Outdoors Show coming to Camp Jordan.  THAT will be a cool event with lots of commercial vendors of outdoor related stuff. According to their email, they will have exhibitors from camping, hunting, ATV’s, rock climbing, kayaking, and just about everything!  Check out and go visit Camp Jordan May 8,9, & 10!

As for the GEAR SWAP, it’s personal folks and businesses who have gear to swap, sell, trade, etc.  Rock/Creek will be there….so will BOLD/GOLD from the YMCA…..and many folks who are cleaning out closets and garages so they can get more fun gear!!  The SWAP is on April 18th at the Gear Closet this year….and followed by a Pint Night to support outdoor programs at Red Bank Elementary School!!

Come join us on the 18th of April from 10 to 4….and beyond!!