Top Reasons to Rent Gear Instead of Buying It

Let’s be real – gear is expensive. It’s big, bulky and can be a huge hassle to store. But without it, you wouldn’t be able to do a vast majority of the outdoor activities you love. That's why renting outdoor gear is a great alternative to purchasing it. Check out these reasons to rent gear!Cost:Once you've brought home the bacon, it can be tempting to run out and snag that shiny equipment you've been eyeing. But here's the bottom line: buying outdoor gear is not cheap. Renting, however, significantly lowers the upfront cost. Plus, it's a great way to try out high-quality gear without breaking the bank. For instance, a new paddleboard can cost upwards of $600 but renting one starts around $20. Additionally, keeping your gear in its best condition can come at a high cost. Outdoor gear rentals are maintained to ensure its quality and...

Skiing 101

Ski Rentals
There is nothing like a day on the slopes. As you get ready for your next skiing adventure, finding the right winter gear can be intimidating. There is a lot to consider. We are here to help you find the right pair of skis to improve your experience in the snow. Here is our Skiing 101 to help you find the perfect skiing adventure.  Step 1: What kind of skier are you? The basic breakdown of ability levels consists of beginner, intermediate, and expert.   Beginner: This ranges from first timers to confident novices. These skiers tend to stay on the bunny hills and green rated runs. Terms like ‘pizza’, ‘snowplow’, and ‘french fries’ are frequently used and most of your focus is on stopping. Never be afraid to admit to being a beginner. Everyone starts as a beginner and it’s better to get the basics down in a...

Gearo Retailer Spotlight: Altitude Paddleboards

Get to know the Gearo retailer community. This month we are getting to know Altitude Paddleboards, a SUP retailer, established in 2012. Located in Littleton, CO; Altitude Paddleboards was the first stand up paddleboard-dedicated retailer to open in Colorado and their business has been expanding ever since!Meet JB and Nancy; husband and wife and Co-Founders of Altitude Paddleboards!About the owners: John and Nancy enjoy being outdoors during all seasons. They are active in whitewater river sports, standup paddle boarding, and skiing. They enjoyed living the island lifestyle on Oahu for over a decade and then decided to move to Colorado in 2003.  Since moving to Littleton, Nancy and John have been exploring the local mountains and rivers as well as spending more time at their family cabin in Montana. What...