When you visit our store, you can expect to find high-quality, gently used gear and clothing at 30 - 60 % off MSRP (Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price). Occasionally, you may also find further discounted items in the bargain section of the shop. These items have some flaws or more than normal wear and tear,
What We Accept/When We Accept It
CAMPING | SPRING-FALL
Most shapes & sizes of tents and backpacks are welcome. Tents must be clean and functional. All zippers must be working.
APPAREL | YEAR-ROUND
Technical garments only! (NO OLD NAVY, GAP, ECT.)
All apparel must be clean and fully functional. That means no holes, rips, tears or other flaws with the clothes.
KAYAKS | YEAR-ROUND
We will take most sizes and shapes. All watercraft must be fully functional and hole free. All boats should be taken to the Paddle Sports Center
PADDLING GEAR | FALL-SPRING
Must be clean, fully functional, and free of holes. This category covers everything from paddles & dry tops to wet suits & dry bags.
SKI GEAR | FALL-WINTER
No rear entry boots and all downhill skis must be shaped. No straight skis. XC skis must have a currently manufactured binding system. Downhill skis must be free of major damage and have a current manufacturer indemnified binding.
SNOWBOARD GEAR | FALL-SPRING
No step-in bindings or boots. Boards must be in relatively good condition, and are free of major damage. Boots must have laces and insoles.
CLIMBING GEAR | YEAR-ROUND
We only buy shoes, crash pads, axes, and other non safety rated equipment.
WHAT BRANDS ARE WE LOOKING FOR?
We prefer high quality brands that are favored by outdoor enthusiasts, but are happy to look into brands that are new to us. Some of our favorites include:
Arc’teryx, Asolo, Bedrock Sandles, Big Agnes, Black Diamond, Darn Tough, Chaco, Columbia, Cotopaxi, Deuter, ENO, Garmont, Icebreaker, Innova, Keen, Kelty, La Sportiva, Lowe Alpine, Mammut, Marmot, Mountain Hardware, MSR, Ortovox, Osprey, Outdoor Research, Patagonia, Petzl, Rab, REI, Salomon, Salewa, SmartWool, The North Face, Thermarest, Vasque, Woolrich, Yama Mountain Gear, Sorrel,...and many more. We are always open to any new brands which you may have acquired throughout your travels.
We do not accept of sell Fashion brand clothing including Adidas, Nike, Under Armor, GAP, Banana Republic, Old Navy, etc.
Items we sell are typically priced at 30-60% off the manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP). We determine current MSRP by comparing your products with the prices listed for the same items sold from reputable outdoor websites like backcountry.com, trailspace.com, moosejaw.com, etc. When you bring in gear that is brand new with tags on it, we begin listing these items at 30% off MSRP. If your item is lightly used but in excellent condition, and it is a desirable brand such as Patagonia, REI, Icebreaker, The North Face, etc., it will be marked at 40% off MSRP. Prices will drop further based on your item’s condition, seasonality, and our current inventory.
Items that don’t sell at the initial price are discounted monthly and may be lowered by 10% every month until the item reaches 50% off of the listed price. High Desert Outdoors & Exchange reserves the right to reduce prices further for sales or promotions.