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 staffed 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 staffed hours only (feel free to donate as well!)

Staffed 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 (self-service for rentals only 24/7)
  • F :: 4pm-8pm
  • Sa :: 12pm-7pm, except December 14, 2019: 12pm-6pm
  • Su :: 1pm-8pm

Unstaffed hours (rent gear 24/7 even at 3am when no one is inside!)

When you order online, you can select to pick-up gear outside staffed 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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Expert Advice

We create 2 types of content

  • Protips for general outdoors knowledge (some popular ones above)
  • Gear guides, designed to be the most comprehensive knowledge resource--accessible for beginners yet technical enough for seasoned outdoorsfolks

What gear do you really need for snowsports?

How to get to Tahoe without a car

Where to go winter camping

What clothing do you really need for the outdoors?

Gear Guides

In-depth guides on what to use, how to choose, and more!

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Frequently Asked Questions

These 20 questions address 90% of all inquiries! Thank you for taking 2-3 minutes to find an answer here, first. You're helping us save time which we then pass back to you as low prices!

What's your mission & philosophy?

Do you sell or buy used gear?

Why don't you carry skis, boards, boots, or actual hard goods?

What's the difference between renting & borrowing?

Do I have to rent online first or can I come in-store?

How does 24/7 rental availability & access work?

When do I need to reserve gear by, is short notice OK?

What's your cancellation policy for rentals?

Do you carry ______?

What's the availability & pricing for a given item to rent

Can you bring gear to me or pickup gear from me?

When I rent online is the item pictured exactly what I will get?

How can I be sure a rental item will fit?

Will rental gear be clean & functional?

Can I pickup or return gear earlier or later than I ordered?

Can a friend pickup or return gear for me? How does that work?

Do you charge late fees

Do you do group orders

Can I change my order?

I'm having an issue with self-service access, how can I get help?

Work at Last Minute Gear!

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].