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Cairn Offers 'Gear Up Give Back' Program to Revamp Used Gear & Benefit Outdoors for All

Nov 8, 2021
by Alicia Leggett  
Outdoors for All helps children and adults with disabilities participate in adaptive and therapeutic outdoor sports.

Cairn, a brand owned by Outside that sells try-before-you-buy packages of outdoor gear, has launched the 'Gear Up, Give Back' initiative to benefit outdoor programs for people with disabilities.

The Gear Up, Give Back program collects donations of used gear, makes any repairs necessary thanks to a partnership with Gear Fix, and resells the revamped items. Then, Cairn and Gear Fix match the net proceeds and donate the funds to Outdoors for All, an organization that provides adaptive and therapeutic recreation opportunities for people with disabilities.

As of right now, Gear Up, Give Back is on track to donate more than $30,000 USD by the end of 2021, which Outdoors for All will use to serve more than 3,000 individuals annually with help from more than 750 volunteers, facilitating programs to help participants ski, snowboard, bike, hike, climb, and more.

bigquotesThe pandemic has affected everyone—and disproportionately, people with disabilities. More than ever, Outdoors for All is committed to decreasing social isolation, fostering mental health, and increasing physical fitness through adaptive recreation.Ed Bronsdon, Outdoors for All executive director

The program accepts gear for hiking, camping, backpacking, running, climbing, skiing, paddling, and, of course, mountain biking, among other sports. Find out more at Cairn's website.

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  • 18 1
 Anyone in the UK can also donate gear to the charity Gift Your Gear at Rohan shops.
  • 3 0
 Cheers fella
  • 1 1
 I like the idea. I hope the items are truly priced affordably. But man, I've seen people from all cultures go to places where they can find stuff cheap and then resell it at profit. I hope there's some kind of way to prevent that.
  • 3 0
 Anything like this in Canada?
  • 3 2
 If this is news, (not specific to MTB) why isn't Kyle PInkbike/Outdoors newsworthy?
  • 1 2
 Hmmmmmmmm…… Outside
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