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Gear Up Give Back

Do good with retired gear

1: Get a Gear Up, Give Back Kit

You don’t have to be a Cairn Subscriber to participate! We’ll mail you a bag to fill with your pre-loved outdoor gear.


2: Send It Off!

Drop your filled bag at a FEDEX location or drop box. A shipping label is included in the kit for you.


3: Feel Good

The Gear Fix will repair your equipment, sell it in their shop, and the net proceeds will be matched by Cairn and Gear Fix and donated to Outdoors for All

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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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At times, Cairn will partner with other brands to offer an incentive reward related to the pre-loved gear you donate. Subscribe to our email list to stay up to date on the Gear Up, Give Back Program, and the associated incentive reward offers when they are announced.

Partners in positivity


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

Outdoors for All

Founded in 1979 in the Pacific Northwest, Outdoors for All is a national leader in delivering adaptive and therapeutic recreation for children and adults with disabilities. Each year more than 2,900 individuals exercise their abilities thanks to the training and support of more than 800 volunteers.

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.

Sponsored By

Gear Aid

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


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 Up, Give Back bag?

The Gear Fix will asses the items you send it, 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 Cairn and donated to Outdoors for All.

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 order a Gear Up, Give Back Kit?

The Gear Up, Give Back program is currently available to U.S. shipping addresses only. You can order a Gear Up, Give Back Kit here: Order Your Kit