Gear Sustainability Guide

We provide the following categories to help you buy better —


This item has been out on the trail before and may show signs of previous adventure. 

Like New

No tags or packaging, but also no signs of previous use.

New - Sustainably Sourced

This item is new, but is a more sustainable choice for one of the following reasons —

  • Made with notably high levels of durability or repairability.
  • Made from upcycled, recycled, or sustainably-sourced materials. 
  • Made with a lower impact manufacturing process.
  • New but pre-owned. Typically sent to us because a return window was missed or the fit wasn't right for the original owner. May not include all original tags or packaging.

New - Traditionally Sourced

When no satisfactory alternatives exist, we may feature traditionally-sourced gear that doesn't meet specific sustainability criteria. We try to keep this category to a minimum.