Gear Rental


Gear Rentals Temporarily Paused

Due to LandSea, Kalamazoo College’s Outdoor Pre-Orientation Program, gear rental is temporarily unavailable as gear is being used for leader training and the program. Gear rental will return in September 2022 when the gear has been returned, cleaned, and repaired. We look forward to providing you with gear rentals in the fall!

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.