Last Minute Gear

Buy new, borrow free, or rent 24/7/365


How it works

  • Expertly curated, brand new gear
  • Easy pricing: whole numbers, tax included
  • During full-service hours only
  • Purchased-new gear, checked between uses
  • Enter dates to check prices (up to 90% off retail prices). No taxes!
  • 24/7/365 (even at 3am)
  • As-is condition, secondhand gear (camping only)
  • FREE with refundable deposit
  • During full-service hours only (feel free to donate as well!)

Full-service hours (get expert advice, try out gear, reserve gear for future dates)

3156 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

2 blocks from 24th Street BART Metro Station

  • M, Tu, Th :: 5pm-8pm
  • W :: Closed
  • F :: 4pm-8pm
  • Sa, Su :: 12pm-7pm

Self-service hours

When you order online, you can select to pick-up gear outside full-service hours (yes you can order gear at 3am & get it at 3am if available!). You'll need a smartphone to access the door key + locker combination (sent in your confirmation email)


We can also deliver/pickup (same day courier around San Francisco) & ship (local or nationwide)




Finding gear that will fit/work over time

(average ~4 hours to research, shop, compare)

Getting exactly what you need for now

(average ~10 min, no risk of being stuck with it)

Spending more or settling

(e.g., buy both a 0 and 30 degree sleeping bag, or settle for a 15 degree?)

Spending less on the exact use

(average savings ~$140 per trip from the diversity of gear we offer)

Maintaining your own gear

(~1 closet to store gear properly, and hours to dry it, stitch it, etc.)

Letting someone else deal with it

(while you can take a nap and enjoy the rest of your after-trip glow)

Owning it

(and sharing with trustworthy friends)

Sharing it

(living with less clutter & being green)

Will you use gear often enough to buy? Use our calculator to see for yourself!

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In-Store Events


On display through December 2018

Opening reception & fundraiser October 13, 2018 2pm

A photo diary of one solo traveler’s self-immersion through different cultural identities to experience alternate perspectives. Mike's photos focus on the human element - looking past identities we project onto each other across cultures such as race, religion, and wealth. Each shot is a moment from the lives of real people that inspires curiosity and human compassion.

Join us for the FREE opening reception & fundraiser on Saturday October 13, 2018 at 2pm with photographer Mike Chen. Proceeds from photography sales support NGOs that provide direct relief to Rohingya refugee camps. This event is part of the Paseo Artístico, a bi-monthly art walk & talk. All day long, the neighborhood celebrates “Women & Indigenous Resilience” with an eclectic mix of music and entertainment, food and drink, and art in multiple venues along the 24th street corridor in the Mission district. For the full schedule, visit here.

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Experienced with gear & the outdoors? Want to work in a small environment where you can make a difference? We're always looking for part-time sales associates to full-time store managers. Send a resume to [email protected].