switchback gear collective

accessibility to the outdoors for all

thanks for visiting! we are switchback gear collective: a group of eight women from the UNC MPH program that envision a future where everyone is able to access the outdoors.

stay tuned for upcoming events đź‘€


past events

GILLINGS SCHOOL PITCH COMPETITION

thursday, november 17th

thanks for cheering on the switchback team! three of our founders competed against seven other student-run venture teams and won $950 for being the third-place winners AND the team with the most votes from the audience. all of this money will go directly to the switchback gear library. we are so excited for what's to come.


AUTUMN GEAR DRIVE

sunday, november 13th

BIG thanks to everyone who donated second-hand gear to switchback! all of the gear collected will be redistributed at our next pop-up in early 2023-- more details to come!


THANKS + GIVING RODEO

sunday, november 13th

we had a great time meeting new community members and spreading the word about our non-profit at the Chapel Hill Arts thanks+giving rodeo! thank you to all who were able to come.


SWITCHBACK'S FIRST POP-UP!

saturday, august 27th

thanks to our donors and customers for supporting us at our first pop-up! it took place in front of the communityworx thrift shop in carrboro. we sold over $400 in outdoor gear using a pay-what-you-can model. we are excited for our next donation drive and pop-up, coming soon.


HAVE A BEER AND DONATE SOME GEAR

sunday, july 31st

thanks to everyone who dropped off gear donations or stopped by for a beverage at craftboro brewing depot. 10% of beer sales were donated to us, and we now have enough gear for our first pop-up! we love this community.