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Gear Up Give Back

Do good with retired gear

1: Prep your items for donation

Pack up your pre-loved outdoor gear and apparel to be shipped to our Gear Up, Give Back program partner Gear Fix.


2: Print your label

Print a pre-paid shipping label and send it in (for free!). Trouble printing your label or live outside the continental US? Contact us at


3: Feel Good + Get Rewarded

The Gear Fix will repair your equipment, sell it in their shop, and the net proceeds will be matched by Outside and Gear Fix and donated to a non-profit organization. The 2022 beneficiary will be announced soon!

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Meet the Cairn Gear Up, Give Back™ program. We’ve teamed up with another Bend, Oregon based company, The Gear Fix, to make it easy for Cairn Subscribers (or anyone with gear to spare) to donate their retired outdoor gear to support outdoor recreation opportunities for children and adults with disabilities through Outdoors for All.

Like you, we get a thrill from discovering innovative new gear, which means we end up retiring some of our equipment simply because we’ve moved on to something that works better for us. This program will keep retired gear out of landfills, help others get outdoors, and raise funds for a cause we believe in.

We know our Subscribers are passionate about the outdoors and supporting others getting out there. Let’s make a positive impact together!  

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Partners in positivity


Outside is changing the way outdoor enthusiasts discover new products and ideas that inspire them to connect with others and explore the world around them.
Outside Shop

The Gear Fix

The Gear Fix is a Bend, Oregon based full-service repair and consignment shop for all things outdoor—from climbing shoes to sleeping bags to ski jackets and beyond.
The Gear Fix

Sponsored By

Gear Aid

Gear Aid believes in preserving outdoor gear: Repair. Renew. Reuse.
Gear Aid


What can I send?

  • Clean, gently used outdoor gear and clothing
  • From high quality outdoor brands
  • Goods in need of minor repair (broken zippers, snaps, closures or tears)
  • Consumables or undergarments
  • Items with team/comany/personal logos
  • Non-functioning electronics or hard goods
  • Items from brands not specialized in outdoor (see examples below)
  • 5.10
  • Black Diamond
  • Arc-teryx
  • Boreal
  • Burton
  • Camelbak
  • Chaco
  • Evolv
  • Helly Hansen
  • Ibex
  • Keen
  • Kuhl
  • La Sportiva
  • Lulu Lemon
  • Mammut
  • Marmot
  • Mountain Hardwear
  • North Face
  • Osprey
  • Outdoor Research
  • Patagonia
  • Pearl Izumi
  • Prana
  • Salomon
  • Smartwool
  • Sorel
  • Swix
  • AE
  • Champion
  • Costco
  • Forever 21
  • Gap
  • H&M
  • Izod
  • Levis
  • Nautica
  • Nike
  • Polo
  • Reebok
  • Tommy Hilfiger
  • Triple Star
  • Under Armor

What happens after I send in my gear?

The Gear Fix will asses the items you send in, make any necessary minor repairs and touch-ups, and place them for sale in their shop. Gear Fix sets prices of the items based off a combination of their experience selling it previously, its original retail price, its going used price out there in the world, and demand for the item. The proceeds of each item sold (less shipping and handling fee) will be matched by Gear Fix and Outside and donated to a non-profit organization. The 2022 beneficiary will be announced soon!

What happens to items that can’t be sold?

The Gear Fix has local channels for donating items that can’t be sold in the shop.

Can I get unsold items back?

No. Once your Gear Up, Give Back bag has been received, we are unable to send any of your items back.

How do I print a shipping label to send in my outdoor goods to Gear Up, Give Back?

Pre-paid shipping labels for the Gear Up, Give Back program is currently available for continental U.S. addresses only. Get your label by clicking the button below.
Trouble printing your label or live outside of the continental US? Contact us at

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