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!

Kids 4 Clean Water Summer Camps 2019

TenneSEA is a nonprofit in Chattanooga dedicated to empowering students to lead their communities to protect and restore our local environment by focusing on the quality of our watersheds. Our goal is education leading to positive action for our water.

What better way to get students interested in water than playing in it?


We are providing Summer Camps during June and July to get kids outside and learning while having a blast!

Throughout the week, the kids will get to go hiking, play in the creeks, and so much more! Our staff encourages free play, creativity, active engagement, team building, and of course having a ton of fun in the water! When you enroll with us, you will be helping your child create memories that will last a lifetime and learning that will inspire them!

Camp Weeks:

June 10-14: Signal Mountain (MACC)
June 17-21: Greenway Farms
June 24-28:  Audubon Acres in East Brainerd
July 8-12: Signal Mountain (MACC)
July 15-19: Greenway Farms

Time: 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.

(After care is available upon request for an additional fee.)

Grades: 3 – 8
Cost: $200 for the week

If you have any questions, contact

Bonnaroo Clean-up & Sale

When:  June 17 @ 7:30 am – 5:00 pm EDT – Get the Gear
AND:   June 19 @ 10:00 am – Bonnaroo Yard Sale at The  Gear Closet

 Join WaterWays & The Gear Closet this year for our annual Bonnaroo Clean Up and Yard Sale! This is a unique, and fun opportunity to help clean up the trash (and REALLY cool stuff) left behind by festival goers, and upcycle anything we can!

The Bonnaroo Yard Sale is one of the most unique and best value sales in Chattanooga. Be at The Gear Closet at 10am on June 19th!! There’s something for everyone!

Whether you’re volunteering to help clean up and haul stuff from the festival grounds, setting up the massive yard sale at The Gear Closet, or just coming out to see the stuff we collected, DON’T MISS THIS!!!

Bonnaroo Clean-up & Sale   

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