Gear To Go Outfitters opened on March 3, 2009 as New York City’s first and only Full Service Outfitter, offering Sales and Rentals of Backpacking Hiking, and Camping Gear as well as Gourmet Guided Hiking and Backpacking Trips. Initially opened as an online-only business run out of an apartment on 2nd Street in Brooklyn, founder Kevin J. Rosenberg soon realized that Gear To Go needed a physical presence.
With bank loans unavailable, Kevin took advantage of his status as a Veteran and soon built a successful street stand business that was solar powered and even accepted credit cards! Through two of New York’s coldest winters, one of its hottest summers Kevin brought the finest in outdoor gear to the streets of Park Slope. April 2011 saw the opening of our first brick & mortar location and the addition of the only outfitter to serve Brooklyn's outdoor community.
On April 15th, 2017, we closed our brick & mortar location and narrowed our focus to providing rental gear to adventurers nationwide and an increased focus on adventure travel. Look for our own line of gear coming out in 2018!