Outdoor Program Used Gear Sale

December 4, 2019
11:00 am - 5:30 pm

So you opted outside on Friday and have the adventure bug. Head to Whitman College's annual Outdoor Program used gear sale to outfit yourself and everyone else on your shopping list.

Cash, credit card, student charge, and checks accepted.

Used gear up for sale includes the following: Mountain Hardware sleeping bags, NRS Stand Up Paddleboards, paddles, lots of paddling apparel (neoprene tops, wetsuits, drybags, helmets), climbing shoes, sea kayaks, 13' NRS raft, pump, BCA Tracker 2 beacons, Black Diamond Alpine touring skis/bindings, and so much more!

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