Backcountry Pursuit opened in downtown Boise on November 3rd back in 2012 with the mission of selling high quality outdoor equipment and apparel. The business took off like a rocket and after only two years in business, we were able to open a second location in Eagle, ID on December 14, 2014. We’ve been rated highly by our customers, consignors, and peers and have a very passionate fan base. We’ve only been in business for a couple years, but we already have years of happiness and dedication to continue to share with our loyal customers in the area.
Backcountry Pursuit strives to provide quality consigned outdoor equipment to casual and avid adventurers and outdoor enthusiasts in Idaho. We only choose the best equipment to sell in our store – and as it turns out, many outdoorsmen and women in the area have great equipment ready to sell.
Mountain and road bikes, camping equipment, kayaks, loads of ski and snowboard gear – you name it, we’ve got it. Backcountry Pursuit also has a great selection of casual and technical outdoor clothing, footwear, and accessories like sunglasses, hats, and gloves. We'll even sell used wool socks.
Consignors who have sold their equipment through our stores have been able to benefit from our great rates and store credit incentives which may be redeemed at either location. You might’ve purchased new gear and still have the old stuff lying around. You may have given up on a sport. Your kid's probably outgrew their ski gear from last year. Whatever the case may be, you should consider giving us a shot to find your old gear a new home. I always tell folks, "We make our percentage for making it easy!
Whether you’re looking to find affordable gear to buy or you’re ready to sell a couple of gently used items, you can come to our shop and we'll take care of you. Our inventory is always changing, so be sure to keep up with our selection by swinging in often. New items hit the floor every day!
My name is Tyson and I am the creator of the awesomeness called Backcountry Pursuit. It's my baby. I started it with my blood, sweat, tears and the few dollars I was able to scrape together. No partners. No investors. Just me. I work my ass off to make Backcountry Pursuit the best Secondhand Outdoor Adventure Gear shop anywhere. Not just in the Treasure Valley.
I grew up in Wisconsin and bailed outta there when I was 18. I wasn't ready for college so I ended up in Breckenridge, CO where I spent the next five years snowboarding, climbing mountains, and living the good life. I was always broke and occasionally homeless, but very happy. I bagged over 650 days of snowboarding and 24 14ers while I was there. After that, I got a few associate degrees and tried having a career for awhile. That's what brought me to Boise in July of 2008. After five years of rat race, I needed to vacate that company. I still liked what I did, but changing companies required changing states and that wasn't acceptable. I had fallen in love with Idaho. So, I did what anybody would do. I bet my life on Backcountry Pursuit.
Simply put, I get after it in the outdoors. I'm not a pro level athlete by any stretch of the imagination, but I tackle some serious outdoor objectives. I probably spend 60+ nights in a tent per year doing all sorts of different adventuring stuff. I've got over 60k miles of adventure/dual sport motorcycling riding some of the most badass dirt roads across the western US from Baja, Mexico, to WA, to CO and everything inbetween. I've been all over Idaho. I've canyoneered a bunch of the poster slot canyons in UT and AZ like Heaps, Lower Water Holes, and West Canyon. I snowboard, alpine ski, and telemark ski. I pick my poison depending on what the conditions are doing and where I am sliding that day. I backcountry ski as much as I possibly can and I am fascinated by snow science and the study of avalanches. The other ski days are spent at Bogus Basin supporting our awesome local mountain. I'm well over 1000 days lifetime on the mountain and I'm only in my mid 30s. I get several long multi day backpack trips in every year and a bunch of weekend trips. I climb, but not well. I ride a mountain bike very slowly uphill and probably too fast downhill. Lately, I have become hooked on rafting. When 2016 comes to an end, I'll have done runs on the Main Owyhee, Lochsa Big Water Blowout, Jarbidge/Bruneau, Grande Ronde, Selway, and Main Salmon. There's also a bunch of high and low water Grand Jean, Canyon, Staircase, and Main runs on the Payette. I get after it in the outdoors. I have tons of recommendations on places to go and I am happy to share with anyone who asks.
When it comes to gear, I'm a whore. A huge gear whore. I am fascinated by the technology that goes into it and keep up with all the latest advancements. I also have a ton of knowledge about the history and generations gear that have preceded the latest and greatest. I talk gear all day long at the shop and when I get home I am still screwing around on websites like Outdoor Gear Lab reading about gear. Once again, I am happy to share any knowledge I have with anyone who asks. I have an entire room in my house built out to house and organize all my gear. Checklists are dialed and honed and I can be ready for most any trip in an hour or less. Backcountry Pursuit is my life. Whether it is running the store or actually pursuing the backcountry, Backcountry Pursuit, or the pursuit thereof is my life.
I have many duties at Backcountry Pursuit. I am the in house artist, the ebay specialist, the best tag writer, and have been voted “Favorite Employee” by the customers for 3 years in a row!
I'm a famous, yet mediocre climber, a slow biker, a bad skier, as well as a scared kayaker. Luckily, I know all about the gear required for all these sports, so I'm still useful in the shop, and can recommend routes and adventures for "mere mortals".
I've climbed all over the world, and moved to Boise from Moab, Utah, where I worked as a climbing, canyoneering and rafting guide.
I love vintage gear, and collect western pearl snap shirts, Patagonia hats, brightly colored fanny packs and anything with gaudy patterns.
My goals include biking the Idaho Hot Springs route, a bike touring and climbing trip in Europe and Turkey, hiking the entirety of the Hayduke Trail in Utah, and developing a climbing area and naming all the climbs after Magic: the Gathering cards.
I'm Trevor and like any true Idahoan, I live for the outdoors. I spent my teenage years absolutely obsessed with mountain biking, then shifted gears to more backpacking and exploring the mountains of Idaho on foot. That eventually turned into scrambling and mountaineering, and eventually technical rock climbing, which is what I am now most passionate about. These days, my idea of fun is being absolutely terrified trad climbing in remote and beautiful places like the Sawtooth Mountains, the Utah deserts, or in the mountains of British Columbia.
During the few months of winter where rock climbing opportunities are few and far between, I retreat up into the mountains to ski. I learned to ski at Bogus Basin 15 years ago and haven't stopped skiing dozens of Bogus days a season since, although the past few seasons I've been delving deeper and deeper into the wonderful world of backcountry skiing.
These next few months, my big plans are to climb a number of routes on the Elephants Perch, do some backpacking in various ranges in Idaho, and then send some big stuff in Yosemite.
Originally from Pennsylvania, I came out to Idaho 7 years ago seeking seclusion and good skiing. I truly found more than I ever imagined. There’s nothing better than the steep and deep, and Idaho’s got plenty of it. Skiing is my greatest passion in life. Whether it’s open pow fields, steep chutes, cliffs, or just a nice long groomer, nothing can top the feeling of sliding down snow and flying through the air. Brundage is my primary stomping grounds, but I also know Tamarack and Bogus better than I know downtown Boise. When I’m not on the mountain skiing in the winter, you can usually find me camping, mountain biking, or in one of Idaho’s countless hot springs enjoying a great beer.
I came to Idaho over three years ago from Illinois in an attempt to find bigger rocks and mountains to climb. Boy did I get what I was asking for and more. Before I knew it, I was climbing every week, snowboarding over 100 days every season both in resorts and in the backcountry and learning the art of going up hill for long periods of time with heavy loads. Recently i've started delving into the mountain biking world and even a little bit of kayaking to keep me busy when the snow has melted.
I am currently turning much of my focus to mountaineering and climbing steep technical mixed routes at higher altitudes with dreams of someday making it into the bigger mountain ranges of the world.
I live for gear and for the outdoors, and hope to be able to share the knowledge I have gained through experience to better outfit you for your adventures!
As a young kid I spent tons of time exploring the many forests and lakes near my house in Coeur d' Alene, Idaho. These early experiences secured my fate to love the woods and all wild places for the rest of my life. As I grew up I discovered more and more ways to enjoy wilderness areas. I began trail running and mountain biking in elementary school. I took on triathlons, cross country, and snowboarding in middle school. Then in high school I added backpacking and hitchhiking. Finally, in college I took on my two latest and greatest obsessions; rock climbing and world travel.
So far my greatest adventures include; hitchhiking across Jordan and Palestine, being nearly attacked by monkeys while climbing Mount Abu in India, finding human bones in a cave in Jerash, and discovering a fall victim (who lived) on Indrahar pass in the Himalayas.
In the following year or two I hope to go on a climbing expedition to China and Mongolia alongside my badass girlfriend. In the more-distant future we plan to ultimately take our climbing adventures to Patagonia. Generally, however, I intend to make the most of the short time I have been granted to explore and indulge in the natural magnificence our planet. I am immensely pleased to have been given an opportunity to be at Backcountry Pursuit so that I can be a part of a community of people driven to do exactly that!