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 or rent 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, Clif Bar, Kleen Kanteen, Wigwam, Mountain Hardwear, Black Diamond, Light My Fire, and Mountain House.


  • Monday-Thursday: 2:30-6:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 1:00-6:00 p.m.
  • Weekends: Closed

All IU students 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 the rental request be submitted 48 hours in advance.

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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
Item1 night2–3 nights4–7 nights
Two-person tent$17$25$42
Three-person tent$19$27$46
Four-person tent$21$29$50
Six-person tent$24$32$50
Plastic tarp$3$4$7
Nylon tarp$9$13$22
Sleeping bag (includes pad)$11$18$29
Sleeping pad only$3$5$8
Camp chair$4$6$10
Pack cover$3$5$8
Trekking poles$7$12$19
Duluth sack$6$10$16
Water dromedary$6$10$16
Rock climbing
Item1 night2–3 nights4–7 nights
Climbing shoes$7$12$19
Bouldering pad$17$30$47
Stoves and lanterns
Item1 night2–3 nights4–7 nights
Backpacking stove$10$16$26
Two-burner stove$10$16$26
Propane lantern$10$16$26

Cook kits and kitchen utensils are available by request.

Water activities
Item1 night2–3 nights4–7 nights
Recreational kayak$30$56$86
Whitewater kayak$30$56$86
Paddle board$30$56$86
Sea kayak$32$60$92
Tandem kayak$34$66$100
Winter activities
Item1 night2–3 nights4–7 nights
Cross-country skis and poles$15$24$39
Cross-country boots$10$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