Annual Men's Kink Retreat in California

About GearUp

GearUp Weekend is an annual retreat where the next generation of kinky/kink-curious guys and leathermen can socialize with, learn from, and play with other men of all ages in a safe and friendly environment. We also host regular events and play parties throughout the year.

Our goal is to provide education and community in the San Francisco Bay Area that welcomes all men, including trans men, of all levels of experience.

We use “Leathermen” to mean all kinks and fetishes! At GearUp Weekend you’ll find guys into all kinds of gear (such as leather, rubber, sports gear, uniforms, spandex, underwear) and all kinds of kinky activities – domination and submission, fisting, pup play, chastity, roleplay, and more.

For up-to-date information about events, keep reading or join our Facebook group.

Annual GearUp Weekend Retreat

We are pleased to announce that next year’s Gearup Weekend will take place from July 11 to July 14, 2019.

Click for details about this year’s retreat!

Gearup Weekend 2019 is officially SOLD OUT!

The waitlist is now closed. There will be no on-site registrations, so please don’t head to Saratoga Springs if you haven’t purchased a registration already!

GearUp Play Parties 2019

We host play parties to bring kinky men together in a safe and judgment-free atmosphere. Parties are targeted for any experience level and can be a great way to meet others with similar interests!

  • Saturday, January 19
  • Saturday, March 16
  • Saturday, May 25
  • Saturday, June 29—‘Black is the New Pink Party’
  • Saturday, September 21
  • Saturday, November 9

We’ll send out specific updates on each event as they draw near. All parties will be held at Catalyst (1060 Folsom), unless otherwise specified.

Disclaimer: All GearUpWeekend Events, including the weekend and parties, are private. We reserve the right to refuse or revoke entry to anyone for any reason.

About the Committee

GearUp events are organized and run by a committee of volunteers on a non-profit basis. All committee meetings are open to anyone who wishes to attend. For information on meetings just email us at