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.
Drop your filled bag at a UPS location or drop box. A shipping label is included in the kit for you.
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 The Conservation Alliance.
Now, when you send in your retired outdoor items to the Gear Up, Give Back program, you can qualify to earn an exclusive reward from one of our favorite outdoor brands!
40% off a new Therm-a-Rest sleeping bag
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 benefit the preservation of wild places through The Conservation Alliance.
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!
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.
The Conservation Alliance engages outdoor businesses to
fund and partner with organizations to protect wild places
for their habitat and recreation values.
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 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 The Conservation Alliance.
The Gear Fix has local channels for donating items that can’t be sold in the shop.
No. Once your Gear Up, Give Back bag has been received, we are unable to send any of your items back.
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