how to trade in

Trade-ins couldn't be easier. Just fill out our 30-second form, bring in your pre-loved equipment, apparel, footwear, basically anything that isn't safety equipment or next-to-skin items, and we'll give you store credit for everything we can! Take a gander at our Trade-In Guidelines to help inspire you.

Give your gear a second chance

Trade-in your used gear for up to 25% of its original retail price! We consistently offer the best trade-in value among all outdoor brands and resellers. And you get to clean out your closet and save the planet in the process. It's a win-win-win!

1. Fill it up

Fill it up

Stash the gear you're passing along in any bag or box. Make sure each item meets our quality standards and is something that SB has sold in the past. Check out our trade-in requirements here!

2. Bring it in

Bring it in

We accept gear at all of our Sports Basement locations! Fill out the trade-in form and then drop off your gear at the front register or at the Pre-Loved kiosk. You'll receive an email confirmation with your trade-in number in about a day.

3. Get credit

Get credit

Once your gear has been evaluated by our expert processors, we'll send you a Sports Basement gift card in 1-3 days that you can use in-store or online. Any gear we do not accept will be donated locally or recycled.

SB Always Keeps It Green


Sports Basement Pre-loved is only the latest program in our long history of sustainability and equity. Our values reflect the Bay Area's values: we want to help everyone get outside and we want to protect the Earth while we're at it.


Used gear is a win-win: buying used extends a garment's life by about two years, which cuts its combined carbon, water and waste footprint by 82% (Thred Up). In addition, used gear makes it more affordable for more Bay Area dwellers to gear up and get outside.

Where to shop Pre-loved

Sports Basement Pre-loved used gear will only be available to purchase in-person at select stores. Get directions below! Afterwards, let us know how you enjoyed your experience and what we could do to improve it even more by emailing us at

Sports Basement


2727 Milvia St
Berkeley, CA 94703
(510) 984-3907

Mon-Fri | 11am-7pm
Sat & Sun | 10am-6pm

We're hiring! Apply here.

Sports Basement

Redwood City

202 Walnut Street
Redwood City, CA 94063
(650) 421-7440

Mon-Fri | 11am-7pm
Sat & Sun | 10am-6pm

We're hiring! Apply here.

Sports Basement

San Francisco Stonestown

3251 20th Avenue
Suite 390
San Francisco, CA 94132
(415) 934-2922

Mon-Fri | 11am-7pm
Sat & Sun | 10:30am-6:30pm

We're hiring! Apply here.

Sports Basement

Santa Rosa

1970 Santa Rosa Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA 95407
(707) 921-3147

Mon-Fri | 11am-7pm
Sat & Sun | 10am-6pm

We're hiring! Apply here.

Sports Basement


1177 Kern Ave
Sunnyvale, CA 94085
(408) 598-4240

Mon-Fri | 11am-7pm
Sat & Sun | 10am-6pm

We're hiring! Apply here.

How to get the most out of your trade-in

Trade-in requirements & standards

Trade-in items must be:

Products that Sports Basement carries.

Less than 10 years old.

Free of stains, tears, rips or odors.

Complete with no missing pieces or items.

In good condition and ready to be loved again.

Trade-in items cannot be:

More than 10 years old.

Missing some parts or broken (including holes or tears, or requiring repair for reuse).

Missing their size or care labels.

Altered in any way (including with patches, stickers, etc).

Pilled or significantly faded.

Items that sell well:

Ski & snowboard apparel

Ski & snowboard boots

Skis, snowboards & snowshoes

Outerwear (down/synthetic jackets and vests, fleece, rain jackets, running/fitness jackets)

Kids outerwear (fleece, synthetic insulation)

Lightly used boots/shoes

Backpacks, waist packs, techcnical duffels

Tents, sleeping bags, sleeping pads

Camp stoves, coolers, camp kitchen gear

Bike accessories (bike racks, fenders, panniers, U-locks, other components)

Fitness equipment (mats must be unused)

Baseball bats, mitts, tennis rackets & other sports equipment

Items we don't accept:

Next-to-skin items (intimates, sports bras, swimwear, rash guards, socks, etc)

Electronics (lights, computers, GPS)

Safety equipment (helmets, protective gear, climbing equipment)

Shoes missing insoles or with heavy wear (e.g. visible foot indentations)

Accessories (headbands, scrunches, hair ties, hats, socks, masks, etc)

Self Care Products (cleanser, sunscreen, moisturizer, hand sanitizer, etc)

Skis without indemnified bindings

Bike parts & accessories. Bikes can be traded in here.



Products Sports Basement has never sold