REI's Garage Sale (also known as the Used Gear Sale) is an unbeatable event for the outdoor enthusiast. REI is known for their flexible return policy, which means there's a lot of used outdoor items that they are willing to sell at a discount.
Anything that is sold at REI can end up at a Used Gear Sale! We've scored awesome deals on hiking packs, sleeping bags, tents, mattress pads, and hiking shoes. Some items were in nearly new condition, while others were a bit worn in but at a great deal. Our favorite brands we've gotten from a Garage Sale include Patagonia, North Face, and Go Pros!
As these events have become more popular, the lines have gotten longer and longer. Some people even camp overnight so they can be the first through the doors. Wake up early, grab some friends, and bring a coffee and some books or games to keep you entertained while you wait for the sale to start.
Sometimes there are more items brought out onto the floor throughout the day, so even if you're not in the early group, you might be able to find some new gems that others haven't laid eyes on yet.
Garage sales occur at different frequencies for the various locations. Some stores have them monthly, while others are less predictable. They are The easiest way to check for the next upcoming Used Gear Sale is through our Used Gear Sale location page. Find your REI location below!