About us

Meet the best shop crew in Boise

Backcountry Pursuit opened in downtown Boise in November of 2012

And since that time, we've just been growing! Over the years, we have become Boise's premier hybrid new/used gear shop.

We think we have the best customers in the Treasure Valley. The people who get after it every day. Climbers, backpackers, dirtbags, park rats, thruhikers, ultralighters, overlanders, whatever their moniker is, they need a place to get their gear. That's where we come in.

Last year, we shut down our Eagle location in order to expand our downtown store, and we even changed our name to better reflect what we do here. We renamed ourselves Boise Gear Collective because we couldn't do what we do without YOU, and without this awesome city we all get to call home.

Our mission is to provide opportunity and access to Idaho’s wild places with affordable gear, knowledgeable staff, and an inclusive environment. We hope to save the planet one piece of used gear at a time.

Our story is about more than just gear. It's about helping people experience all the sports and places that have changed our lives.

We believe that used gear is the key to providing access to Idaho's wild places while at the same time helping to preserve the beautiful places we have come to love.

If you're tired of big box stores, fear not! We are 100 percent local! Tyson, the sole owner of Boise Gear Collective founded this company and continues to direct it, though his role looks very different from when we started over 7 years ago. You can still find him in the shop, giving people directions to their next adventure, recommending a new take on someone's base layer system, or working hard on some new project he has for the store.

As for the rest of the crew, we love to talk shop about pretty much everything and anything. Come chat with us about your new piece of gear or your next adventure. If you can't make it into the shop, chances are you'll run into one of us up at Bogus, ripping down Hulls Gulch, or tracking big mile days in the White Clouds. Check out some of the staff bios below, and make sure to say hey when we see you out there!

Meet Our Team

Tyson Stellrecht

Owner / President

My name is Tyson and I am the creator of the awesomeness called Boise Gear Collective. 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 Boise Gear Collective the best…

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Trevor Thornton

I’m Trevor and I’m basically from Idaho. I’ve lived in Boise for 19 years now, which is a long enough for it to count by my reckoning. I’ve been an avid outdoor recreationalist my whole life, with constantly shifting interests, mostly mountain biking, skiing, backpacking, rock climbing, mountaineering, although lately bikepacking is about all I…

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Mason Ascends

I’m Mason, and while I’m not a native, I’ve been in Boise for the last 16 years on and off, plus I married a native, so that gives me some street cred. I have a lot of different titles: yoga instructor, bike tech, gaper skier, moderate climber, cycle tourer, and strange beardy giant. I enjoy…

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Max Russell

Hey I’m Max and I do most of the training and outreach here at good ol’ BGC. My wife Emily and I moved to Idaho so she could attend Idaho State University for their Physician Assistant program. She’s an ultra slayer and my favorite human. My love for the great outdoors began with family camping…

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Nic Krake

What’s up YouTube, it’s yer boi Nic. I’m out here just tryna live my best life skating, biking, and just all around living for the “SOFT TIMES.” My truest love exists in only two places, in the mountains on dirt roads and on the concrete at the skatepark. These two places provide me with a…

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Abe Traven

Abe is the longest standing employee at Boise Gear Collective and the resident gear expert. In addition, he is responsible for all the funny tags in the shop (but not the un-funny ones). He loves vintage and retro clothing and gear, and collects cool hats and Pendleton shirts (which he luckily finds in the store…

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Chris Thornton

Chris does it all. Climbing, mountain biking, backpacking, skiing, you name it. Being in Boise since he was a wee lad, he loves this city and all the opportunities it gives him to get outside and get rad. Known infamously for his ultra-huck this last ski season, Chris’ complete disregard for gear maintenance and self-preservation…

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Tyson Henderson (Junior)

Whats up, my names Tyson. I’m from Seattle but moved to Boise when I was just a wee lad. I graduated a couple years ago from Sage International High (yes the ultra hippie high school). Anyway my main love is Surfing and Snowboarding and the gear involved in each sport. I’m currently studying Outdoor Product…

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Ty Uberuaga

Meh, Im the elder of the shop BUT yet quite the most immature and I’m content with that. Born in Idaho but lived all over the west coast and Europe. Kind of done it all, surfed in Oregon, Washington, Holland and Spain. Been an emt/paramedic, ski patrol, ski bum, single speed rigid rider and all…

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Clint Colwell

Howdy, I grew up in Montana on a small ranch outside Missoula. I love horse packing, rock climbing, hunting, rafting, backpacking, ocean voyages, and skiing. My happiest places are found a ways from the nearest road and generally a ways from the nearest trail! I’m a firm believer in Wilderness, and seek out those few…

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Connor Garrison

Hey y’all! I was born and raised in the small town of Sedro-Woolley, Washington. I have been living in Boise for the last three years and am absolutely loving it!. Although I may be an out-of-towner, I feel like I should be a true OG Idahoan. Throughout college I played baseball and received my bachelor’s…

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Madison Simboli

Hi! I’m Madison, Boise Gear Co’s resident Canadian. Little known fact about how Canadian babies are born is that we are cut out of the ice below frozen lakes, which is usually several meters thick. We are then put on our birth right skates and play a full game of hockey before our parents can…

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Avery Morin

I’m Avery! I moved to Boise three years ago after growing up in the Sierra Foothills of Northern California, but Idaho definitely feels like home now and I don’t plan on leaving any time soon. I grew up riding and racing mountain bikes all over the country, which was an awesome experience, but now I…

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Ethan McLeod

To my fellow outdoorsmen/women, My name is Ethan McLeod, and I’m a born and raised Boise Idaho local. This means that I have massive amounts of hippie street cred in the norf end of Boise. My primary outdoor discipline is whitewater kayaking, and was raised from as a young fledgling by the river and its…

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Taylor Arave

I was born in Boise, and I have lived here my whole life. I have loved doing anything outdoors since I can remember, but I am mostly into mountain biking. I race enduro, cross country, and downhill, but I also play basketball for my school. I am big on waterskiing too, from wakeboarding, to slalom…

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Magnus Bush

I’m Magnus, Californian invading your state, where I raced road and mountain bikes for the better part of 7 years. I go to BSU where I am a sophomore studying business. I get out when I can and am always interested in new places and activities.

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Sophie Allen

I moved to Boise when I was 7. I go to school in North Carolina at Warren Wilson College and work at BGC seasonally. I race XC, Short Track, Downhill, Dual Slalom, psychocross, and road for my college team. I like riding bikes, backpacking, hiking and rock climbing, but I’m not sure how I feel…

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Chaz Hogenauer

Hi my name is Chaz. You can find me in the bike shop covered head to toe in grease. I grew up in Boise, but spend most of the year in Fort Collins Colorado at Colorado State University studying Civil Engineering. I will be done with my bachelors degree at the end of the upcoming…

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Ian McBride

My name’s Ian McBride and I was born and raised right here in good ol’ Boise, Idaho. Life has been good for me here. When the weather is warm, I spend my days rock climbing and swimming around town. But when the air chills up and my knuckles freeze I travel north into the mountains…

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