What we do

Fueled by adventure

We’re on a mission to simplify the rental gear discovery and booking process. To make this happen, we partner with the best mom and pop rental shops around, equipping them with the management tools they need to grow and thrive, while providing gear-seekers with a convenient, consolidated view of bookable online gear rentals.

With purpose-built features like inventory management, real-time booking calendars and detailed reporting, Gearo is so much more than a marketing tool, but yeah, we provide marketing solutions for our shops, too! Every transaction generated through Gearo helps keep our local mom and pop shops thriving. Shop Gearo and Support Local.

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Inventory Management

Real-time calendars and inventory functionality so  you know exactly where your gear is at every moment of the day.

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Customer Management

Support tickets, coupons and a database so you can keep track of your customers in one place, keeping them engaged.

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Reporting & Analytics

Analyze product performance  to optimize future buying decisions and understand booking patterns down to the day.

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Marketplace Exposure

Reach new customers, automate bookings, and increase revenue with the Gearo Marketplace, an aggregated view of rental gear.

Who we are

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“a mutually beneficial community of retailers and adventure-seekers.”

Gearo was spun out of the realization that gear accessibility needed to be improved. Justine and Andrew started the first model of Gearo after they attempted to rent snowshoes, contemplated buying them and then ultimately did neither.

The second iteration came after they attempted to rent a paddleboard. They googled paddleboard rental in Denver and had dozens of options to choose from. They started calling each one asking for pricing, availability and product details and were so frustrated by the time they were spending doing this, they ultimately gave up on the rental. That’s when they realized the outdoor gear industry hadn’t transitioned to the 21st century.

After only a few conversations with retailers, it became all-to-apparent that there was no platform to adequately manage rental transactions and that small local rental shops desired increased exposure, without spending thousands on advertising. Through all of these events, Gearo was born – a mutually beneficial community of retailers and adventure-seekers.

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And into the forest I go, to lose my mind and find my soul.

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– John Muir

Meet the team

Diverse, passionate, quirky.

Co-founder & CEO

Justine Barone

Justine is the CEO and Co-founder of Gearo. She spent the last decade growing companies and improving operations. She loves any adventure that her pups can join in on. You can catch her out and about snowboarding in the winter, and camping and hiking in the warmer days!

Co-founder

Andrew Barone

Andrew is the Co-founder of Gearo. Andrew is passionate about getting more folks in the outdoors and giving more exposure to the mom and pop shops that make up our community. He loves camping, snowboarding, fishing and hiking with his dogs.

Director of Operations

Sarah Luber

Sarah is uniquely skilled in sales, start-ups and the ski industry. When she is not working with retail shops, you can find her out on a hiking trail or on the slopes – rain, sun or snow.

Director of Marketing

Henry Gilbert

An adventurer-turned-marketer, Henry is passionate about purpose-driven storytelling in the outdoor industry.  He can often be found wandering in the mountains or exploring the rugged Maine coast with his wife and dog.

Code Master

Temani Afif

As the mastermind behind Gearo’s code, Temani is super tech savvy and always ready to solve any problem that comes his way! In his free time, Temani loves biking and adventuring throughout Paris.