Store Credit and Selling Used Gear FAQ

Ascent Outdoors has a long history buying and selling used equipment and apparel. We're passionate about getting folks into the outdoors affordably and sustainably. We buy used gear from customers and in return offer store credit for them to use towards future purchases in our shop!

Our History: Ascent Outdoors originally opened in 1996 as a used gear store that focused on secondhand gear and manufacturer samples. This continues to be a part of our multi-faceted approach to supporting a diverse outdoor community! Any store credit issued on or after 11/1/2019 can be redeemed in full towards any in-store purchase (pre-tax). Previous store credit (prior to April 2019) can be used towards 50% of your purchase (pre-tax).  

We are now accepting used ski gear (AT and Nordic ONLY, no downhill!), for store credit. Visit us to trade in your used skis and snow sports goods and get store credit toward new gear! Before trekking to the store, please view our detailed used snow gear selling guide or give us a call to confirm that your items are acceptable for trade!



Frequently Asked Questions:  

Q: How do I use my "old" store credit from the previous owner/business (pre April 2019)?

A: Trade credit from the previous store owner can be applied towards 50% of your subtotal. For example: If you have $200 in store credit and purchase a $100 item. $50 will be discounted (pre tax) from your total and subtracted from your store credit. You will still have $150 in store credit to use towards future purchases! 

Q: How do I get paid for selling my gear? 

A: You will be offered store credit in the form of a gift card. 

Q: Is there a time or day I can bring gear in to trade? 

A: We accept trades Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of each week and ask that you come in at least a half hour before the store closes. Find our hours here. 

Q: What items do you accept? 

A: We accept gear/apparel for climbing, hiking, camping, skiing (backcountry and nordic, no alpine/downhill gear accepted), etc. We do NOT accept safety equipment such as helmets, harnesses, climbing protection, avalanche beacons, or avalanche airbag packs. For more information on what we do and don't accept please call us! 

Q: How much store credit can I get for my gear? 

A: We evaluate gear based on several different variables including but not limited to brand, model, model year, size, and condition. It is impossible to decide the value of an item without thorough evaluation. 


For any further questions regarding our used gear policies please contact us.