The Gear Share

Equipment borrowing made easy

Who are we?

Nature should be available for everyone

The Gear Share opens the door to fulfilling experiences for all outdoor enthusiasts! As a non-profit organization, we are dedicated to fostering a culture of sharing and exploration, empowering you to embark on unforgettable journeys without the burden of ownership. Our innovative “library of things” is fueled by generous donations, membership contributions, and our collective ownership model, allowing us to curate a diverse range of high-quality gear for every adventure.

There are several elements that will make The Gear Share your favourite place to pick up equipment. 

1. We take donated gear, clean it up and allow our members to borrow it whenever they would like. 

2. Becoming a member gives you exclusive discounts on borrowing equipment and our membership fees provide the funds to purchase new equipment.

3. Our collective ownership model means that if you want to contribute your equipment to the collective pool you’re never out of pocket.

How borrowing works

Browse our library

Explore our extensive gear library, brimming with a diverse range of outdoor equipment. From hiking essentials to camping gear, our collection caters to every outdoor passion.



Sign up and become a member

To borrow equipment from Stockport Gear Share you must be a member. We make this as simple as possible and once you’ve signed up you’re all set.

Choose your gear

Browse our library and pick what is best for your needs, if you get stuck or need a little help drop us an email.



Reserve the gear

Use our custom booking system allows you to check availability, book, and pay for equipment in just a few minutes.

Collect your gear

We are based in 20th Century Stores just off Stockport Market, as long as the shop is open, we are open.



Enjoy your adventure

We don’t need to tell you how to do this.

Return your gear

Sadly, all adventures must come to an end. When they do, make sure you return your gear when it is due.


How to become a member

Embark on Your Gear Journey

Becoming a member of Gear Share is your gateway to an exhilarating world of outdoor exploration and community-driven sharing. Joining our vibrant community is simple, seamless, and promises to open doors to unforgettable adventures. Let’s walk you through the steps to become a cherished member of Gear Share.

Become a member now!

We offer two membership options, a free membership and a paid for membership that provides members with discounts and exclusive offers.