Gear Rental

Grab your gear

You don’t have to go to an expensive outdoor outfitter to get gear for your next excursion. At the IU Outdoor Adventures Gear Shop, you can buy, rent, or borrow everything you need for your camping trip, rock climbing expedition, bike outing, or other outdoor activity—all at competitive prices.

We carry equipment and supplies from a wide range of companies, including Columbia, Nalgene, Kleen Kanteen, Wigwam, Mountain Hardwear, Black Diamond, Light My Fire, and Mountain House.

All IU students, faculty, and staff receive a 10% discount on personal rentals.

Rental rates

Gear rental reservations can be made on site during our open hours, but drop-in reservations cannot be guaranteed. In order to provide you with the equipment you need, we recommend that your rental request be submitted one week in advance. Payment can be made by credit card, bursar, or check.

Bikes
Item1 night2–3 nights4–7 nights
Mountain Bike (includes a helmet and repair kit)$30$56$86
Bike Rack (for vehicle)$10$16$26
Bike Lock$3$5$8
Camping
Item1 night2–3 nights4–7 nights
Lantern$10$16$26
Sleeping Bag (includes pad)$11$18$29
Sleeping Pad only$3$5$8
Backpack$11$18$29
Pack Cover$3$5$8
Headlamp$5$9$14
Crazy Creek Chair$4$6$10
Compass$3$5$8
Trekking Poles$7$12$19
Trowel$2$4$6
Water Drom$6$10$16
Rain Jacket$10$16$26
Rain Pants$10$16$26
Hammock$6$10$16
48 Oz Nalgene "Silo"$2$4$6
Bear Canister$5$9$14
Climbing
Item1 night2–3 nights4–7 nights
Shoes (Velcro/Laced)$7$12$19
Bouldering Pad$10$18$28
Cooking
Item1 night2–3 nights4–7 nights
Backpacking Stove$10$16$26
Two-burner Stove$10$16$26
Pot Set$6$10$16
Fry Bake (Pan)$6$10$10
Dutch Oven$6$10$16
Utensil Set$2$4$6
Cooler (45 Qt)$6$10$16
Shelters
Item1 night2-3 nights4-7 nights
2 Person Tent$17$25$42
3 Person Tent$19$27$46
4 Person Tent$21$29$50
6 Person Tent$23$31$54
Plastic Ground Tarp$3$4$7
Nylon Tarp$9$13$22
Water
Item1 night2–3 nights4–7 nights
Canoe$25$47$72
Recreational Kayak$25$47$72
Whitewater Kayak$25$47$72
Stand Up Paddle Board$25$47$72
Touring Kayak (Solo)$30$56$86
Touring Kayak (Tandem)$35$65$100
Wetsuit$10$16$26
Life Jacket$6$10$16
Paddle$6$10$16
Dry Bag$6$10$16
Winter
Item1 night2–3 nights4–7 nights
Cross-country Skis, Boots, and Poles$15$24$39
Snowshoes$11$18$28

Long-term rental discounts

Discounts are available for long-term (more than one week) rentals.

  • 8–14 nights: 10% off standard daily rental rate
  • 15–21 nights: 20% off standard daily rental rate
  • 22–28 nights: 30% off standard daily rental rate
  • 29+ nights: 40% off standard daily rental rate

Gear Rental Request