The Gear Revival - Atlanta, GA - Climbing Magazine

The Gear Revival - Atlanta, GA

Photo courtesy of The Gear Revival

Photo courtesy of The Gear Revival

Where is it?955 Marietta St NWAtlanta, GA 30318Located on Atlanta's growing Westside, near the Georgia Tech campus.

The Gear Revival is tucked away in midtown Atlanta's recently revitalized Westside, near Taqueria Del Sol, West Egg, and Octane Coffee Lounge. Anyone who has lived in the ATL long enough remembers the days of the Westside being pretty grungy. Not anymore! We are proud to be a part of the transformation of the area and enjoy the in-town vibrant life. We are not in a strip mall, but in a free-standing building with plenty of parking, a bike rack outside for locking bikes. We have a large showroom, customer bathrooms, and the coolest fitting room this side of Nordstrom's. Our inventory changes rapidly, so be sure to drop in and look around when you're in the area.

Photo courtesy of The Gear Revival

Photo courtesy of The Gear Revival

What is it? The Gear Revival is a locally owned, outdoor specialty shop with a twist. Put a friendly outdoor specialty shop in a blender with a high-end consignment store, hit the “mince” button and you get a delicious TGR smoothie. In our store, we buy, sell, and trade new and gently used gear for outdoor adventures. Online, you will find screamin' deals on clothing and gear for hiking, skiing, climbing, paddling, cycling, adventure racing, caving, snowboarding, trail running, and more. If you like to get outside, or know someone who does, you should give us a look; you will definitely save some money.

We stock gear for all genres of climbing, including ice, rock, trad, bouldering, alpine, and aid. We also stock camping and backpacking equipment, including packs and clothing for all of your outdoor pursuits. We sell bikes, canoes, and kayaks, both new and used. We stock an above average amount of stoves, filters, and camping accoutrements, including stuff sacs and water bottles. We also sell hammocks and sleeping bags from some of the finest manufacturers out there. The Gear Revival is a complete outfitter for climbing and backpacking.

What the press says about us...'Atlanta's Best Shopping Trip' November 21, 2007

"On Atlanta's Westside, behind Atlantic Station and IKEA, where Northside Drive is connected to Howell Mill Road via avenues 10th through 17th, a hit-or-miss neighborhood is entering stage two of revitalization. Over the summer, Atlantans watched as a dozen worn-out properties began the process of renewal. What was once a one-stop shopping destination (the shops surrounding Bacchanalia and Taqueria Del Sol) is quickly becoming Atlanta's coolest way to support local restauranteurs and shop owners. A group of visionaries is bringing some style and class to our ever-sprawling city. Many have already ventured over to eat breakfast at West Egg or enjoy one of the city's best decks at Six Feet Under.

The Gear Revival sits on the southern edge of it all, tucked just down Marietta Street. In a refreshing change from the big-box-mall-death-stars dotting our retail landscape (yes, I mean REI), The Gear Revival is housed in a non-descript but clean building with about six parking spaces (get there early or park on the street). A boutique with an edge, one of Atlanta's finest selections of outdoorsy clothing and gear is displayed in about one thousand square feet. Mitch Davis, Proprietor, has collected an impressive inventory from failing retailers, salesman's samples, and even some used product from individuals who realize that one man's trash is another man's treasure. You can bring in all of that gear you're never going to use and Davis will pay you for it, or let you consign it. But this isn't just a 'used gear shop' – 75 percent of the merchandise is brand new. The entire business model keeps material out of landfills, while giving shoppers a great selection at lower than retail prices.

So instead of heading to Buckhead to fight the traffic this Friday, steer towards Atlanta's newer Westside. You can check out the progress being made on the new developments, eat at West Egg, Chow Baby, Figo, or Six Feet Under, shop on Northside Drive between Brady Avenue, 10th and 14th, and best of all, spend your dollars at retailers like The Gear Revival."

We couldn't have said it better ourselves!

Anything Else? Having barely made it out of high school, the founders of The Gear Revival spent most of their 20s living in tents, guiding rafts, backpacking, climbing, and exposing others to the wonders of the outdoors. Eventually their significant others wanted to move from two-person tents to three-bedroom homes, and they found success and enjoyment working in the outdoor industry.

Store Hours: MONDAY thru SATURDAY 10:00 pm - 7:00 pm SUNDAY 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm