BAROODERS launches its water sports and paragliding equipment resale service » PACA’s economic and political newsletter
Barooders continues to enrich its catalog!
Barely 8 months after its creation, the marketplace for second-hand outdoor sports clothing and equipment is diversifying and launching a sales service for water sports and paragliding equipment. In order to guarantee their perfect condition and the safety of the items, a team of approved professionals is responsible for inspecting, repairing and certifying the products offered for sale.
With this new service, Barooders stands out even more from its competitors and increasingly democratizes the practice of outdoor sports.
The backwardness of the outdoors on the second-hand market is hampering sports practice
One in two French people consider sport as designated and declare that they have already given up a sport because of its cost. Sport can indeed be very expensive, and this is especially true for nautical and flying disciplines: it takes an average of 2000 euros for kitesurfing equipment, and no less than 3000 euros for a complete set of paragliders.
However, the outdoors still lags far behind the second-hand market. Here again, the figures are eloquent: of the 250 million outdoor sports items sold each year in Europe, for a turnover forecasting 30 billion euros, only 1% reaches the second-hand market! An aberration, especially in this era of stagnating purchasing power and growing demand for eco-responsible commitments.
Making water sports and paragliding more accessible through the circular economy
This is why, true to its promise of making outdoor sport accessible and sustainable, Barooders is diversifying and adding water sports and paragliding equipment to its rich catalog. Thanks to the start-up, thrill-seekers can thus find, on this new category of items, prices between -30% and -80% of the new price. What’s good for the wallet is good for the planet: for purchased second-hand equipment, hundreds of liters of water are saved and as many kg of CO2 saved.
But much more than a marketplace, Barooders is the trusted ally of athletes. Also, since its inception, the start-up has offered a repair, certification and warranty service in order to offer its users secure equipment in perfect condition. Nautical equipment is no exception, and paragliding wings even less so. Made from a delicate fabric, any paraglider wing sold on Barooders has been inspected and certified by licensed professionals. In case of dissatisfaction with the product, buyers have 72 hours to return it. Enough to make Barooders the safest place to buy nautical and paragliding equipment!
Barooders, the platform that democratizes access to outdoor sport
Since its creation in 2021, Barooders has made it its mission to democratize the second hand by offering a tailor-made service to all enthusiasts. Thanks to its simple and intuitive platform, which connects individuals and professionals wishing to buy and resell outdoor sports equipment, access to the world of outdoor disciplines has never been easier. From hiking to mountaineering, now including kitesurfing, windsurfing or paragliding, everyone can find what they are looking for, and therefore equip themselves and practice at a lower cost.
In addition, Barooders accepts 100% of ads and provides advice on the right selling price, in addition to guaranteeing secure payment, delivery of even the largest items or the exchange of items. 8 months after its launch, the platform already lists more than 50,000 products, 250 brands and more than 30,000 members.
Edwige Michau, co-founder of Barooders, concluded: “Although they are now very popular, water sports and paragliding remain and therefore very often closed to the greatest number. The circular economy and the second hand is a powerful lever to make them accessible more Democratizing the practice of outdoor sport is the ambition that the Barooders team has set itself, today and for the future. »
Barooders is the market place entirely dedicated to second-hand outdoor sports equipment. Adept products can choose from more than 50,000 and 250 brands to equip themselves with. Barooders was introduced in September 2021 by Edwige Michau and Geoffroy d’Autichamp