Gear Rental


What can I rent?

Kalamazoo College Students, Faculty, Staff and non-Kalamazoo College-affiliated folks can rent various types of backpacking and camping gear such as stoves, sleeping bags, tents, and more! Rentals can be made on a day, weekend, or week long basis. 

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Pick-up and Drop-off

After submitting your gear rental request form, you will be contacted via email by Outdoor Programs staff to coordinate Pick-up or Delivery of your gear.

Local Pick-up/Drop-off: After submitting the gear rental request form, you will be contacted via email by Outdoor Programs staff or student workers with further details of scheduling your pick-up and drop-off.

Important note: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we require masks to be worn and social distance to be maintained for any in-person Pick-ups and Drop-offs. We have in-place health screening for our employees, cleaning and disinfecting procedures for our gear, and procedures for transferring your gear safely to and from you at Pick-up and Drop-off.

Drop-in Rental Hours

Monday & Wednesday 9-11 am & 2-4 pm
Tuesday & Thursday 9 am-12 pm
Friday 9-11 am

If you have questions about pick-up or drop-off, please contact


Rentals to all staff, faculty and community members require a deposit in the form of a credit card number which is destroyed once items are returned.

Visit our Kalamazoo College Rental Pricing page or download our Equipment Rental Pricing Kalamazoo College pricing sheet.  

For non-Kalamazoo College-affiliated member pricing visit our Community Pricing page or download our printable Community Pricing sheet.