Gear Rental

Reserving Equipment

We have a cache of gear used for trips and offers rental opportunities for current SU students, staff and faculty. All gear rental and returns occur at the The Outdoor office, located within the Eisiminger Fitness Center. To make a reservation, renters must complete a Rental Agreement form and pay the entire rental fee at the time of reservation. A full refund will be issued if a reservation is canceled at least 48 hours in advance of the checkout date.

Rental Prices

Item Student
Weekend Fee

Student
Weekly Fee

Faculty/Staff
Weekend Fee

Faculty/Staff
Weekly Fee

Expedition Fee

Tent for 1-2pp $5 $10 $8 $16 +$1 per day
Tent for 3-4pp $8 $16 $8 $16 +$1 per day
Tent for 6+pp $10 $20 $16 $32 +$1 per day
Sleeping Bag/Liner $5 $10 $7 $14 +$1 per day
Sleeping Pads $3 $6 $5 $10 +$1 per day
Backpacks $4 $8 $6 $12 +$1 per day
Headlamp/Lantern $2 $4 $3 $6 +$1 per day
Bear Can (ARC) $3 $6 $5 $10 +$1 per day
Camp Chairs $3 $6 $5 $10 +$1 per day
Camp Stoves $5 $10 $8 $16 +$1 per day
Water purifier $3 $6 $5 $10 +$1 per day
Clothes: Base & Mid $2 $4 $3 $6 +$1 per day
Rain Jacket/Pants $3 $6 $5 $10 +$1 per day
Gaiters/Overshoes $3 $6 $5 $10 +$1 per day
Mosquito Net $3 $6 $5 $10 +$1 per day
First Aid Kit $3 $6 $5 $10 +$1 per day
Dry Bag $3 $6 $5 $10 +$1 per day
Trekking Poles $2 $4 $3 $6 +$1 per day
Snow Shoes w/Poles $5 $12 $10 $20 +$1 per day
Helmets (snow) $5 $10 $7 $14 +$1 per day
Roof Rack $10 $20 $15 $30 +$1 per day
Ski/Board Attachment $15 $30 $20 $40 +$1 per day
Cargo Box $30 $60 $40 $70 +$1 per day

In the care of a three-day weekends, it is recommended to make reservations the week prior for no extra fee.

Rental Policies

Due Dates and Late Fees

All equipment is due on the date specified on the Rental Agreement Form (typically no later than Tuesday unless otherwise arranged) and must be returned to the Outdoor office during open hours on the due date. Anyone may return the equipment on the renter’s behalf.

If late, an immediate fee of $20 will be charged upon late return of any gear. For each additional day the gear is returned late, a $1 per day, per item fee will accrue. Example: For an item was due Monday but was returned Wednesday. the fee would be $22

Damage and Replacement Fees

If any part of the equipment is damaged or lost that renders the item permanently unusable, the charge is equivalent to the replacement value of the entire item. If a part is broken or lost and can be replaced, the cost of the part will be assigned as a damage fee. Renters will be contacted within a week with the total fee amount. Fees must be paid within 5 business days or account holds will be placed.

Cleaning Fee

People who return excessively dirty or wet equipment will be charged a cleaning fee appropriate to the offense. The cleaning fee will vary, up to a maximum charge of $20 per item. Renters are strongly encouraged to clean off and dry all rented equipment items.

Student Account Holds

If the renter has accrued late, damage/replacement or cleaning fees, that remain unpaid, a financial hold will be placed on their SU student account. Renters cannot register for classes until the hold is lifted from their account by means of paying the fee in full to the Outdoor office.