There are many options for borrowing or purchasing affordable hiking gear in the King County region such as the WTA Gear Lending Library or Value Village. Check out our list of suggestions for places to outfit yourself for your next Trailhead Direct adventure!

WTA Gear Lending Library

Educators and youth organizations can borrow jackets, rain pants, layers, boots and packs to outfit their outdoor experiences and tents, stoves, sleeping bags and sleeping pads for camping.

  • For youth trips only (ages 10-18)
  • Group leaders must attend Outdoor Leadership Training
  • Group leaders must attend Gear Library Orientation

Mountaineers Gear Library

The Mountaineers is deeply committed to helping folks explore, learn about, and enjoy the Pacific Northwest. As we seek to promote greater inclusion in the outdoors, our Gear Library is here to help make our wild places more accessible to youth.

  • Partners w/ WTA
  • For youth trips only
  • Group leaders must attend Mountaineers Gear Library Orientation
  • Group leaders must attend WTA Outdoor Leadership Training

Craigslist

  • Seattle page
  • South King County page

Goodwill

Looking for greater variety than what you find on your average department store shelves? Most Goodwill stores introduce more than 2,000 new items onto the sales floor each day. When you shop at Goodwill, you’re not the only one who gets a great deal.  Last year, sales from Goodwill stores funded employment training, job placement services, financial education, youth mentoring and more to 36 million people in the United States and Canada.

  • Many locations around King County

Salvation Army Family Thrift Stores

In Seattle – and across the country – our stores are the key to providing the drug and alcohol programs that are the hallmark of The Salvation Army’s successful, enriching rehabilitation ministry. So next time you need to make a purchase, consider buying something gently-used at one of our stores. When you do, you’ll offer hope to men and women battling dangerous addictions and give new life to the items in your shopping cart too.

  • Seattle
  • Shoreline

Value Village

Value Village, a Savers brand, is a for-profit, global thrift retailer offering great quality, gently used clothing, accessories and household goods. Our Rethink Reuse® business model of purchasing, reselling and recycling gives communities a smart way to shop and keeps more than 700 million pounds of used goods from landfills each year.

  • Many locations around King County

Wonderland Gear Exchange

We believe outdoor gear should be used until it’s threadbare or at least 50% duct tape. Outdoor gear is expensive, particularly for newcomers to an activity who might not know where to start or what to buy. We want to reduce the financial barrier to entry by offering quality used gear and expert advice for both first-timers and long-timers alike.

  • Used outdoor gear in Ballard

REI Used Gear

REI inspects gently used items that have been returned and selects the best. We put it up for sale so that it can get back outside where it belongs. You score a good deal–and you also help lessen the production of new stuff.

  • Online only

Patagonia Worn Wear

Worn Wear is a set of tools to help our customers partner with Patagonia to take mutual responsibility to extend the life of the products Patagonia makes and customers purchase. Worn Wear offers an affordable price point that allows more people to purchase our clothing that we know can last for many years. And when you trade something in, you can always buy another used piece with your credit.

  • Online only

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