"Used" Just Means Well-Loved

REI Just Opened the Biggest Online Used Gear Shop Ever


Following up on Patagonia’s recently-launched repair-and-sell Worn Wear website, REI has officially launched a program to sell used outdoor gear online. Its site is called Used Gear (very straightforward, REI), and it’s already stocked with thousands of items.

REI isn’t new to selling well-loved gear at discounted prices and, in fact, already had most of the framework in place to support its new program. One of the cooperatively-owned outdoor retailer’s hallmarks is its one-year return policy. In the past, that returned gear ended up at infrequent members-only sales called Garage Sales and Scratch and Dent Sales. Those events will still occur, but now much of those high-quality givebacks will be available to everyone, year-round. Putting all that equipment online seems like a no-brainer, and unlike Patagonia, REI can offer used gear from hundreds of brands.

Uberlayer Jacket by Outdoor Research $104
An insulating jacket you never have to take off. Size large.

Everyday Camera Pack by Peak Design $203
A sleek 30-liter pack designed specifically for your camera kit.

Helio LX Pressure Shower by Nemo $91
A portable shower that’s great for road trips and overland adventures.

Titanium Multi Compact Cookset by Snow Peak $72
A complete, lightweight titanium cutlery set that nests conveniently and has folding handles.

Lightning 2 FL Tent by Sierra Designs $185
Weighing just over three pounds, this two-person tent packs down small and is great for backpacking.