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Gear Rental Price List

The following prices are the single day BASE RATE. For multi-day rentals, see the Rental Rate Multiplier below to compute extended prices. Prices are subject to change.


Item Base Rate
2 Person Tent $20.00
3 Person Tent


Tarp (flat or NOLS style)


Sleeping Bag $15.00
Foam Sleeping Pad $2.00
Headlamp $6.00
Backpacking Stove w/ Empty Fuel Bottle $15.00
1 Qt. of Fuel for Stove (flat rate) $4.00
1 Gallon Pot $1.00
Baking/Frying Pan $1.00
Plastic Solo Ground Sheet $1.00
5 gal Gerry Can $4.00
Camp Utensils $0.50
Bear Canister $2.00
Tent Stakes (Bag of 12) $0.50


Item Base Rate
Internal Frame Backpack $16.00
Trekking Poles $5.00
GORE TEX Waterproof Jacket $5.00

GORE TEX Waterproof Pants

Nylon (NOLS) Windpants $2.00
Microspikes $4.00
Crazy Creek Chair $4.00
Overmitts $1.00
Compass $1.00
Trowel $1.00

Rock Climbing

Item Base Rate

Climbing Helmet


Climbing Shoes

Plastic Double Boots $15.00
Mountaineering Axe $5.00
Crampons $15.00

Kayaking & Canoeing

Item Base Rate
Canoe Package* (Tandem) $30.00
* Package includes Canoe, 2 PFDs, 2 Paddles, & Car Top Carrier Kit.
Sea Kayak Package* (Solo) $35.00
* Package includes Kayak, 1 PFD, 1 Paddle, & Car Top Carrier Kit.
Canoe Paddle $4.00
Sea Kayak Paddle $4.00
PFD (life jacket) $8.00
Child/Infant PFD $6.00
Car Top Carrier Kit $4.00
Neoprene Booties $5.00
Paddling Jacket $6.00
Wetsuit $11.00
Dry Bag $5.00
Duluth Pack $5.00
Helmet Liner $1.00
Pogies $1.00

Cross-Country Skiing and Snowshoeing

Item Base Rate

Cross Country Ski Package*

* Package includes Skis, Boots & Poles
Cross Country Skis (w/ NNN Bindings) $16.00
Cross Country Ski Boots (NNN Binding compatible) $8.00
Cross Country Ski Poles $2.00

Snowshoes (Poles Optional, Rented Separately)

Trekking Poles $5.00
Gaiters $4.00

Rental Rate Multiplier

Our rentals are computed on a pro-rated basis. The base rate is charged for the first 24 hours of a rental. After the first day, we use the following pricing structure to keep the rental costs reasonable:

Base Rate Multiplier

Rental Period Multiply Rate By
0-24 Hours 1
2-3 Days 2
4-7 Days 3
8-12 Days 4
13-15 Days 5
16-31 Days 7
Each additional single day 1
Each additional week 2

Rental Policies

Payment & Reservations

Payment required at time of pick up via check, Mastercard/Visa, CU bursar or department charge. Due to university policy, we are unable to accept cash payment. Customers must pay full rental fee in advance to reserve equipment. Equipment can be reserved over the phone during open hours.

Late Fees

Equipment returned late will be subject to additional base rate plus a $10.00 late fee.


There is no charge for reservations cancelled more than 2 days in advance. 50% of fee charged if cancelled fewer than 2 days in advance. No refunds for equipment not picked-up.


All gear must be returned to staff during Outfitting Open Hours, at the Bartels entrance. Items are expected to be returned clean. Alert to staff to any known issues at the time of drop off. Gear will be checked by staff later, and if there are issues with damage or unclean items, staff will contact you. There is a $10 per item charge for each item that we must clean.

Damage & Loss

You are responsible for the full costs of repair or replacement if gear is damaged, lost or stolen.

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