Last Minute Gear

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

The easiest way to get outdoor gear!


How it works

At Last Minute Gear, you can...


Expertly curated, brand new gear!

Get the best in quality & value based on expert reports, consumer reviews, & in-house tests. Everything we sell is brand new.

Currently purchases must be made in-store


Cheap, easy, on-demand

Rent & save up to 90% off retail prices. Our rental stock includes the same brands & models that we sell! Everything we rent was purchased new.

Rent online

  • Get gear 24/7/365 (via our smartphone door key + locker system)
  • Reserve in-advance for busy dates (July 4th)

Rent in-store

  • Store hours listed below
  • Get help from our experts
  • You can pick what you like & rent it for a later date


FREE to borrow!

Just pay a deposit, returned when the item is. Many things for borrowing have been donated used by the community. Contact us to donate.

Borrow available in-store only as a pilot with limited inventory for camping


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

Store hours (attendant service for buy, borrow, or rent options)

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

Robot hours (self-service for rentals)

Outside store hours, if you order online & choose to pickup, we'll email you a smartphone key + locker combination (usually available immediately after order, or at most with 1 hour's notice)




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!

Rental sleeping bags, sleeping pads, portable chairs, headlamps

Sara + friends


Rental sleeping bags, sleeping pads, portable chairs

Farrah + Monty


Rental jacket, pants, goggles

Nathan + Jerrod


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Expert Advice

We provide personalized guidance & general outdoor protips! See them all here; our most popular are below!

The 5 Commandments of Staying Warm

Getting to Tahoe without a car

What gear do you really need for snowsports?

In-Store Events

The Ultimate Guide to Women's Health in the Outdoors

March 24, 2018, 4-6pm

Join us for an evening of information sharing with long distance hiker Danielle O'Farrell and Leave No Trace as well as giveaways from LENACup, Sufferfest Brewing and more!

More info & RSVP here

Chasing Darkness

On display through May 2018

David Chang chases light and darkness in rugged and stunning landscapes across the world. He strives to capture not only the fleeting beauty of landscapes during the day but also the rarely seen brilliance of the night sky.

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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].