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

We buy and sell new and gently used gear for water sports, rock climbing, camping and backpacking, snow sports, cycling and much more! When you shop at The Gear Closet, not only do you get great deals, but you also are supporting our non-profit efforts! All profits go to fund clean water activities and educational camps for TenneSEA Kids 4 Clean Water. It’s a win, win!

We receive gear daily so check in soon and often for great deals!


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, and the rest goes to you. Make money from your unused goods and help a worthy cause, all at the same time!


We accept outdoor gear of all shapes and sizes. From kayaks and backpacks to climbing shoes and chalk bags, outdoor clothing to bikes and tents, you can donate it here! You’ll receive a receipt for your donation for your tax purposes.


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!

Click to view more info and to purchase tickets!

Since 2006, the Paddling Film Festival World Tour has been showcasing the very best paddling films. The World Tour screens in more than 120 cities around the world. Join us for this year’s best paddling films. You’ll be inspired to explore rivers, lakes and oceans, push extremes, embrace the paddling lifestyle and appreciate the wild places.

Each ticket includes a raffle ticket for a chance at some awesome prizes and a one year digital subscription to Paddling Magazine. Proceeds benefit the Kids 4 Clean Water Programs in the Tennessee Valley. Tickets are $10 for TVCC members and $12 for non-members. 


The Gear Closet and our team of volunteers will be unloading a TRAILER LOAD of TENTS, COOLERS, CHAIRS, TARPS, SLEEPING PADS, AND WHO KNOWS WHAT ELSE!

Wednesday, June 13, from 10 – 6 at 1510 Riverside Drive. Get here early for the best deals!

Check out what’s going on at The Gear Closet!