What is GeerGarage?

Learn how our new collaborative gear-lending technology will flip what you thought you knew about equipment-sharing.

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Written by Adam Wise
Updated over a week ago

GeerGarage is the outdoor gear-sharing marketplace making our natural environment accessible to all, one rental at a time. Launched in Seattle in 2020, our community-driven technology matches local people with the specific equipment they need to get outside when adventure calls.

Reducing waste, sharing support, and opening (out)doors drives our mission to get society prioritizing the planet.

Gear is expensive and sits unused. People want to explore outdoors but aren’t always prepared when conditions align. GeerGarage matches local explorers with others offering the specific equipment they need to get outside when adventure calls.

Affordable adventure awaits.

Accessible adventure awaits.

Outdoor gear is expensive (and sits mostly unused)

Buying equipment to go on a backpacking trip costs on average, as much as $1,000. For most, it’s tricky to allocate this for a hobby unless you’re already an established participant with a chunk of disposable income. High costs = marginalizing overburdened communities.

GeerGarage lowers this financial barrier by providing a convenient, affordable alternative to purchasing new gear to get outside. Plus, those who already own outdoor equipment, can use GeerGarage to recoup the cost of their original purchases and as an income source to fund future trips.

Unused technical gear is a waste of resources. It takes 80 suppliers just to make a single tent! Circulating equipment already available in the community is a step towards a more sustainable, collaborative economy.

Built differently

Outdoor recreation requires a lot of equipment, particularly in the Pacific Northwest – we often see renters who need as many as 10-15 different items for an upcoming trip. Unlike previous rental marketplaces, GeerGarage does the work to contact and match you with nearby lenders that can make your outdoor goals a reality.

One platform, one request, one big tick off your checklist, freeing you up for planning your adventure; not your logistics.

We’ll be honest; it’s not easy to find the right lender. Adventurers often travel unpredictably, use their equipment themselves , or simply aren’t free to lend over specific dates. But at GeerGarage, solving that problem is on us.

Create a GeerGarage rental and get the gear you need quickly and seamlessly.

Forget favors, flakers and fall-throughs and get outside today!

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