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5 affordable outdoor equipment stores in Salt Lake City

By Cara MacDonald, KSL.com | Posted - Mar. 6, 2019 at 4:07 p.m.

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SALT LAKE CITY — Outdoor recreation can be very expensive, especially in sports like rock climbing, mountain biking and skiing which require a lot of gear.

Buying everything at face value may seem daunting, or even financially insurmountable. Luckily, stores across the state are cropping up to help Utahns find more affordable outdoor gear:

Recreation Outlet

3160 S. State St, Salt Lake City

Recreation Outlet is an outdoor goods store dedicated to making gear affordable and accessible. It sells a variety of outdoor recreation equipment at very significant discounts, including men’s and women’s clothing, stand-up paddleboards, tents, camping kitchen equipment, backpacks, and more.

Its online platform offers free shipping on all orders over $50, and it has a section dedicated to close-out and clearance items.

Patagonia Outlet

2292 Highland Dr., Salt Lake City

The Patagonia Outlet sells past-season Patagonia clothes and gear at significant discounts. It also holds frequent sales to further lower the cost of items for customers, providing quality outdoor recreation garments at affordable prices.

Find anything from Patagonia sweaters and T-shirts to sleeping bags, water bottles, backpacking food, books, and backpacks at the Outlet. Not finding what you’re looking for? Take some time to check out Patagonia Worn Wear, which resells used gear for even bigger discounts.

Steep & Cheap by Backcountry

2607 S. 3200 West, Salt Lake City

Steep and Cheap is an outlet store run by Backcountry gearheads. It sells a variety of name-brand (and non-name brand) equipment at competitively low prices, including anything from kayaks and paddleboards to Patagonia sweaters.

Dedicated to providing “steals” to customers, it allows customers to look at “current steals,” “brand steals,” “category steals,” and “bargain bins.” Shoppers can also search by category on its website.

The Sierra Trading Post

6983 S. 1300 East, Cottonwood Heights

“Get active and outside at teeny, tiny prices,” the Sierra Trading Post website exclaims. This store provides a wide variety of outdoor recreation equipment at competitively low prices to make adventure more affordable and accessible to families and hobbyists.

They sell gear for camping, hiking, climbing, watersports, hunting, fishing, and much more. It offers a clearance section for even lower prices, and it provides equipment for pets. Shop on the website for even greater variety, and it will ship items free of charge to a local Sierra Trading Post store.

The Gear Room

3422 Fort Union Blvd., Cottonwood Heights

The Gear Room

Providing a one-stop shop for outdoor gear and apparel, The Gear Room sells new and gently-used equipment for outdoor adventuring. This consignment shop is great for outdoor enthusiasts, and it has a comprehensive website for anything that can’t be found in the store.

The Gear Room primarily focuses on skiing, snowboarding and climbing gear, as well as outdoor clothing. Gear owners with unused equipment can sell their items to The Gear Room, as well, where it will be resold at low prices to new owners.

Learn more about affordable locations to buy gear online here. Do you know of other places in Utah to get discount outdoor recreation equipment? Comment below!

Cara MacDonald

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