We sell used gear on consignment for customers

We take 40%, you get 60%. We apply store credit once a month for our consignment gear customers. You can take it in cash if we have it. Generally that is in the afternoon or weekends. We can also pay by paypal. We do not mail checks. Unfortunately, we cannot not notify you when your equipment sells at this time. Any employee can quickly look it up however by phone or in either store. Try to forget about your gear and give us half the season.

We only sell clean, modern, and functional outdoor gear and clothing for skiing, snowboarding, and backcountry touring. In the spring our used clothing and ski resort oriented gear gets transferred to our Squaw Valley shop, Mountain Mike’s Sports. We have more room to display it there.  Our Squaw shop has a TON of demo and rental skis and snowboards for sale in spring and summer as well, so check it out! The used backcountry gear remains in our Truckee, The BackCountry, in Truckee. We also have some used climbing gear and mountain bikes occasionally for sale.

Our staff will help you understand the pros and cons of bike and ski gear from each generation, we’ve been doing this for a long time! Craigslist and Ebay purchases usually waste your time. Plus we always have competitive pricing and older generation sale priced new gear.

How do you sell your used gear at our store? Show us pictures by email or text first if you are not sure. We only take in used gear in The BackCountry, our Truckee store. It may migrate to Mountain Mike’s Sports at times 8 miles away.  Email gear/clothing pics to mike@thebackcountry.net or text Mike at 530-362-0020.

Consignment Guidelines

Winter Outdoor Clothing only. Kids and Adults OK. No summer clothing. No rips stains or bad zippers on clothing. Must be quality outdoor brands like Patagonia, Marmot, North face, etc. No casual clothing, base layer, gloves, scratched goggles, or stickered-up helmets.

Skis and Snowboards  no long or skinny skis! no blown edges or damaged bases. Seriously, modern gear only with no damage. If your skis are more than 5 years old, they may not pass our standards.

Ski and Snowboard Boots  Tech binding compatibility only on touring boots. Boots must be very clean, with footbeds inside, and not worn out at the toe. AT, Tele boots, snowboard boots, kids alpine ski boots all sell well!

Winter Backcountry gear . The following equipment sells well only if it is modern and low mileage. We will take Avalanche safety gear, rock climbing hardware, snowshoes, ski poles, Mountaineering crampons and ice axes, rock climbing shoes.

We do not take general outdoor footwear for running, hiking, or mountaineering.

If you leave consignment gear that does not fit these standards, we will try to contact you to get it back asap. If we cannot get a response from you, we will toss the gear in the dumpster for you. We usually have time to review your used gear while you are here, but sometimes the store is too busy for that.

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