Lower your expenses on out of doors recreation gear by shopping for barely used objects

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DENVER (KDVR) — One of the hottest travel trends again this summer: outdoor recreation! We’ve seen such a huge popularity boom during the pandemic, and now analysts say it’ll keep growing into 2022.

But with this popularity comes higher prices for outdoor recreation gear.

According to Kayak, outdoor destinations dominate the travel website’s top trending list for the upcoming spring and summer holidays.

Among the top 10 most popular states for people to explore: Montana and Colorado.

The thing is, we’re dealing with price hikes.

Brand new outdoor gear can cost up to 30% more this season than last season, according to retailers.

Where did the Mile High fire start?

Fortunately, there are several discounted outdoor gear stores in the Denver area. One of them is Outdoors Geek in Denver, where you don’t even have to buy the gear.

If you wish, you can simply borrow a tent, backpack and other accessories. However, if you’re looking to buy something, they have a ‘gently used’ section where most items are 50% off.

“Once our gear has been used X times we take it out of our rental gear because we have a rental policy that we want to rent it like new and once it doesn’t look exactly like new, it starts showing just a little bit of wear to show, we place it in our light wear category. And you can get a significant discount. It’s still wonderful, excellent gear, but maybe it’s been used a half-dozen times or so,” explained Corina Marquardt, owner of Outdoors Geek.

According to Marquardt, this is the best time to start shopping for the outdoor gear you need for your summer outdoor adventures. Because in the course of spring, the already high prices will continue to rise.

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