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Group Description

Hikers invariably end up with gear they do not need or have need for gear they cannot justify buying. This group enables hikers to swap, sell, or give away gear.

As a spin-off of BackpackGearTest.org, this gear may have been acquired while doing gear tests or as independent purchases.

We encourage group members to promote interest in hiking and backpacking by donating used or unwanted gear to organizations that make the equipment available to people who are unable to afford their own. We also encourage members who are selling gear acquired through the testing process to donate the proceeds (or a percentage thereof) back to BackpackGearTest.org to ensure the continuing operation of the group. Contact Jerry Goller at chiefmoderator@backpackgeartest.org for more information.

For those who choose to sell or exchange test gear here or in other forums, we encourage full disclosure in a statement such as:

"This item was acquired as a product test on BackpackGearTest.org that ended ___ months ago. I no longer need this equipment and would like to swap it for _____ or sell it for $_____. If you choose to read the reports, please ensure you read the other tester's reports instead or in addition to my own reports. The testers at BackpackGearTest.org maintain the highest level of objectivity while using the gear and writing the reports but sometimes we just have too many items and need to make room for more."

Please familiarize yourself with our Rules, FAQ, and Fine Print in the
Files section before posting to the group.

Please keep in mind, replies to emails sent to the group go only to the individual who posted the original message, not the list.

Thank you,

Mara Factor
Owner, BackpackGearSwap
Recruitment Moderator, BackpackGearTest.org

Group Information

  • 1504
  • Hiking
  • Jul 30, 2004
  • English

Group Settings

  • This is a public group.
  • Attachments are not permitted.
  • Members cannot hide email address.
  • Listed in Yahoo Groups directory.
  • Membership does not require approval.
  • Messages from new members require approval.
  • All members can post messages.

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