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How GeerGarage works

An outdoor community with everything you need

We quickly and optimally connect renters with available lenders nearby who meet their needs.

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Renting gear

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Pick the gear you need and create a rental request.

Gear shown on our site represents the types of gear that are available for rent near you. We use the gear in your request to find locals who have everything you need. It is free to create a rental request and you don't even need an account! You will only be charged for the rental once we successfully match you up with a gear lender.

Get matched up with a local outdoor enthusiast.

Local outdoor junkies who have all of your requested gear will be notified of your request and can claim your rental. Once claimed, you will be notified and charged the rental fee indicated at checkout time. Your refundable rental deposit will be charged 1 day before your rental begins.

Choose a meeting place / time. Get advice and tips.

Once you are matched up, chat with the gear lender using our messaging platform to determine a meeting location. We provide a suggested area to make things easy. Want to know the best local spots to go paddleboarding as well? Now is the time to ask.

Pick up your gear.

At pickup time, perform a quick inspection and note any pre-existing wear and tear on the gear.

Adventure sustainably.

Head outside knowing that you are reducing your carbon footprint through equipment reuse. Enjoy the outdoors and spread the word about your adventures! #outdoorsinreach

Return the gear.

Bring the gear back to the lender at the agreed upon location and time. Once it is returned, the lender will perform a quick inspection and then complete the rental. After completion, you will get your security deposit back.

Our community thanks you for renting instead of purchasing new!

Lending gear

List your gear for rent

Select the gear you wish to list from our current supported inventory. Make sure that the gear you choose to list aligns with the types of gear described on our website listings. Your gear must be high quality, clean and in good working condition. It should be gear that you would not hesitate to use yourself.

Configure a Stripe account so we can pay you.

We use Stripe payment processing to deposit rental revenues directly into your bank account. Stripe is used by some of the biggest companies today including Lyft, Target, PostMates, Shopify and Squarespace to name a few. To learn more about Stripe, visit their website.

Note: You configure your account with Stripe directly through the GeerGarage website.

Check your email and claim rentals!

When a renter places a request to rent gear, all lenders nearby who have the requested gear will receive an email invite to claim the rental. The first gear lender to claim the rental will get it.

Meet the renter for pickup.

Decide on a pickup location / time and meet the renter to do the gear exchange.

Get your gear back and earn cash.

Once your rental is complete, we deposit your earnings directly into your bank account. Let your gear make you money instead of sitting and collecting dust!