About Us



Second Gear is Asheville’s answer for affordable outdoor gear and clothing. With a location in the historic Mardis Building on Haywood Road in West Asheville, Second Gear has specialized in selling consigned used gear since 2004.  We also regularly receive dealer samples of leading and popular brands from outdoor gear reps and price them below MSRP.

Along with consigned gear, Second Gear also carries a selection of new items including camping accessories, guidebooks, regional maps, ENO hammocks, Darn Tough socks, hydration systems, camp fuel, INNOVA disc golf equipment, cycling accessories, climbing gear and river tubes.

Second Gear has grown steadily since opening in April 2004.  Within that time period almost 8,000 consignors have sold over hundreds of thousands of items through Second Gear, with a resulting $2,500,000 in consignment fees paid out to mostly local and regional residents.  Second Gear has been located at 444 Haywood Road since May 2008.  The building (circa 1925) housed Ace Appliance from the early 1970s until late 2008.  In July 2014 a historic renovation of the building, now renamed the Mardis Building, was completed.