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.
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.