Have old gear sitting around the house? Looking to get something new for your own gear closest? The Colorado Springs “Gear Up and Go!” outdoor recreation gear swap, hosted by UpaDowna, is one event you can’t miss.

This event takes place on December 9, 2018 from 5PM to 7PM and features three different tiers of gear sales. First, there’s a free “live” auction that will feature gently used and new items. This will be followed by another live auction featuring high-ticket items. There’s also a silent auction for all-new gear items that will take place from 5-6:30PM. All proceeds from sales go to UpaDowna.

The event will take place at the new UpaDowna headquarters at 525 N. Cascade in Colorado Springs. The Bison Brothers Food Truck will be at the event to fill up hungry stomachs.

You’re also able to donate items to this event up to two weeks prior to the swap or until 4PM day-of. Here’s a list of items UpaDowna is accepting according to their Facebook event page:

“Gently used or new hard goods such as:

  • skis, snowboards, snowshoes
  • kayaks
  • canoes
  • paddleboards
  • camping equipment
  • trekking poles
  • backpacks including hiking carriers for kids
  • gently used and/or rideable bikes
  • vanlife or car camping goods
  • dog items
  • kids items

Gently used or new soft goods will be accepted such as:

  • outdoor adventure clothing (no standard cotton t-shirts or jeans etc)
  • outdoor adventure jackets/pants including ski/snowboarding
  • gloves
  • hiking shoes, sandals, winter boots, climbing shoes etc
  • hats”

UpaDowna is a Colorado Springs-based non-profit with a mission statement of “to provide access to outdoor adventures for all through events and programs that empower individuals, create healthier communities, and foster a respect for the environment.”

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