Last Minute Gear

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Camping, Backpacking, Snowsports, and more!

Quality & Convenience

Looking to buy new equipment, or to rent because it's easier? Either way, we provide quality brands with last minute, 24/7 convenience to get you going! Our brands include...





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!

Calculate savings from renting camping & backpacking gear!

2 = average (LMG user study)


  • Is it hard to coordinate friends' schedules?
  • Is it hard to take time-off?
  • Will you go on trips in different seasons that need different gear entirely?

3 = average (2014 industry report)


  • Do you move often?
  • Is it easy to lose gear, or have friends borrow it forever, or damage it?
  • Might your body change in a way that requires different gear?

Savings = cost of buying per trip - cost of renting per trip. Cost of renting per trip = simply our suggested rental prices for one. Cost of buying per trip =

  • The value of basic gear necessities / total number of trips (trips per year * number of years) + time cost (1 average hours to prep, clean, repair gear per trip * $25/hour SF living wage)
  • The value of basic gear necessities LMG provides across seasons = $1200 for camping & backpacking (includes $150 for a roomy car-camping tent, $300 for a lightweight backpacking tent, $150 each for warm & cold-weather sleeping bags, $100 for a sleeping pad, $200 for a backpack, etc.), and = $700 for snowsports (includes $250 for a jacket, $150 for pants, $100 each for helmet, gloves, etc.). While you can get a basic gear package cheaply, folks have told us about cheap gear breaking on first use!

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 just for you. Just ask, or check out some general protips below!

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3156 24th Street, San Francisco

  • 2 blocks to 24th St Station (BART)
  • Heart of the Latino Cultural District
  • We can deliver/ship (+ extra fee)

24/7, Whenever (with appointment)

  • Order online to schedule a different time to come in (minimum 1 hour’s notice)
  • To buy gear, come in during regular hours below, only rentals are processed online

Regular Hours (without appointment)

  • M, Tu, Th, F :: 4pm-9pm, except closed on November 23, 2017 & on November 24, 2017 hours are 12pm-7pm
  • W :: Closed
  • Sa, Su :: 12pm-7pm

Text or call +1-415-813-1881, or email [email protected]

In-Store Events

Polar, on display through September

Polar features limited-edition giclée prints from award-winning wildlife and expedition photographer Eric Lew's expeditions to the Arctic & Antarctic. The selected works explore the splendor & fragility of a rapidly changing environment and have been previously exhibited in the Royal Geographic Society in London, featured in the BBC Wildlife Magazine, and honored in the prestigious Outdoor Photographer of the Year photography contest.

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