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Gear Rental Price List

We are currently open for sidewalk service, serving Cornell students, faculty, and staff approved to be on campus.

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
4 Person Tent


Tarp (flat or NOLS style)


Sleeping Bag $15.00
Foam Sleeping Pad $2.00
Headlamp $6.00
2 Burner Coleman Stove $15.00
Primus 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

GORE TEX Waterproof Layers

Nylon (NOLS) Windpants $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* (solo or tandem) $30.00
Solo Sea Kayak Package* $35.00
Tandem Kayak Package* $40.00
* Package includes Boat, Paddles, Rooftop Carriers & Personal Flotation Devices
Canoe Paddle $4.00
Sea Kayak Paddle $4.00
PFD (life jacket) $8.00
Child/Infant PFD $6.00
Neoprene Booties $5.00
Rooftop Carriers $4.00
Paddling Jacket $6.00
Wetsuit $11.00
Dry Bag $5.00
Duluth Pack $5.00
Helmet Liner $1.00
Pogies $1.00


Item Base Rate

Cross Country Ski Package*

Telemark Ski Package* $30.00
* Package includes Skis, Boots & Poles
Cross Country Skis (w/SNS bindings) $15.00
Cross Country Ski Boots $6.00
Cross Country Ski Poles $5.00
Telemark Skis $25.00
Telemark Ski Boots $9.00
Telemark telescoping Ski Poles $5.00
Snowshoes $20.00
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


Customers must pay full rental fee in advance to reserve equipment. Equipment can be reserved in person or over the phone during open hours.


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.

Payment & Deposit

For equipment not used on COE courses, a deposit on either a CU student ID or Mastercard/Visa may be required. 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.


Attention: For tent rentals, you need to set the tent up for drying and inspection upon return. Equipment returned late will be subject to additional base rate plus a $10.00 late fee.


Items are expected to be returned clean. There is a $10 per item charge for each item that we must clean.


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

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