About Us


The Camp Side
Switchback Gear Exchange opened its doors in beautiful Marquette, MI in 2010. We were passionate about helping our community enjoy the diverse recreation opportunities Marquette had to offer and we are geeked to bring our knowledge and excitement to Grand Rapids. We know that some activities are very gear intensive which can intimidate newcomers. Meanwhile, other outdoor enthusiasts love to make quick upgrades which leaves a lot of unused gear sitting around collecting dust. We provide a well-organized retail shop specializing in high quality and affordable outdoor recreation equipment. We also offer exemplary customer services, education, and insight related to outdoor recreation products and activities. We believe the more we enjoy our natural surroundings the more conscious we are about preserving it...and that's what we care about most!

 That's us! and our two favorite four-legged companions, Chewbacca and Indie. Be sure to say, 'Hi" when you see them in the shop. ~Mike & Rachel

 Ready to shop? Check out our ever-changing inventory here!