Thanks for visiting! We are Switchback Gear Collective: a community in the Triangle area of North Carolina that envision a future where everyone is able to access the outdoors.

Upcoming Events 👀


Sunday, June 9th from 11am-1pm

614 Trent Dr in Durham

Swing by our Summer Pop-Up at Frog Hollow Outdoors to score some great gear at pay-what-you-can prices! 🥾⛺️ Frog Hollow is a local Durham business that provides residents and visitors of the Triangle a resource for canoe & kayak education, the exploration of nature, relaxation, adventure, self-discovery, and a greater overall connection with the outdoors. 🌳 There will be affordable kayaks, canoes, paddle boards, tents, backpacks, outdoor clothing, footwear, and so much more. Hope to see you there!

Check out our Events page to see what we've done in the past!

Call for Leadership Applications!

We are excited to announce that we are looking to expand our team!  If you’ve been looking for ways to get even more involved with Switchback, consider applying for our Leadership Team.

We are currently recruiting for five roles: Grants Coordinator, Gear Coordinator, Volunteer Coordinator, Finance Coordinator, and Community Events Coordinator. Check out the graphic below for more information, including position responsibilities and time commitment:

We will be accepting applications on a rolling basis, but try to get your application in ASAP! Onboarding for the positions will begin in June and positions will officially take effect in July.

If you have any questions, we would be happy to answer – just shoot us an email at You can find the (short and simple) application at our Member Interest Form.

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