Outdoor Gear Rentals

How can we help?

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How does it work?

  • Check out our page to learn more about the gear we offer and pricing options
  • Submit a gear reservation request form or give us a call to reserve your gear and a staff member will reach out to confirm your reservation 
  • Head out on your adventure!

Reservation Requests

  • Please fill out a Reservation Request Form
  • Submitting a reservation request does not guarantee an order - requests are subject to gear availability.
  • Reservation requests can be made anytime online or over the phone Monday through Friday 10am - 6pm (closed Saturday and Sunday).
  • It is preferred that customers submit an online reservation request form that can be found here. Our staff will contact you to confirm your reservation  We will process reservation requests in the order they are received. 
  • Payments can be made in-person at the time of pick-up or over the phone in advance. We only accept card payments.

To make a reservation over the phone, or if you have questions about equipment, you can reach us at 612-625-8790.

Gear Pick-Up and Drop Off

  • We are located at 244 SE Walnut St.
  • Orders may only be picked up or dropped off Monday through Friday 10am - 6pm (closed on Saturday and Sunday).
  • Roof rack cross bars are encouraged for any canoe rentals.

Gear Rental Policies

  • Late returns will be charged at the rate corresponding to the additional days rented.
  • Items damaged or lost are subject to the cost/repair of the item.
  • We are currently only available for rental pick up and drop off Monday through Friday 10am-6pm (closed on Saturday and Sunday).
  • Full payment must be collected at the time of reservation for bikes, watercraft, or orders with 4 or more of a single item.
  • The COA does not accept cash or check payment.
  • Equipment returned damaged will be subject to the replacement or repair cost of the item.
  • Orders returned earlier than the scheduled end date will not be eligible for a refund regardless of whether the equipment was used/unused.

Purchase Used Equipment

Looking to buy your own gear? The COA is now selling used equipment on a rolling basis. We are selling stand up paddle boards, camping equipment, cross country skis and more. For more information, give us a call or send us an email - [email protected]

Current Equipment Sale Pricing and Information

Tax-Exempt Orders

  • To begin the process of renting gear for your group, reach out to Ben Phaneuf at [email protected] 
  • Group orders include tax-exempt organizations, schools, businesses, or University of Minnesota departments that require an EFS payment.
  • Group orders must be made at least 2 weeks out from the specified pick-up date.
  • A 50% deposit is required on group orders, with the remaining balance due upon successful return of the order. 
  • Groups will pay using their organization's tax exempt purchasing card or University of Minnesota EFS transfer. Payment via invoicing can be arranged upon request. 

Outdoor Gear Rental Center

Location

Directions

Need help finding the Outdoor Gear Rental Center? Watch this video for walking directions from Recreation and Wellness.

Outdoor Gear Rental Equipment


Camping + Backpacking
BackpacK
Backpack
  • 1 day: $8.00
  • 2-3 days: $16.00
  • Additional day: $5.00  

2 person tent
2p Tent
  • 1 day: $12.00
  • 2-3 days: $24.00
  • Additional day: $6.00  
2 person tent with cover

 

 


3 person tent
3p Tent
  • 1 day: $15.00
  • 2-3 days: $30.00
  • Additional day: $7.00 

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4p Tent
  • 1 day: $18.00
  • 2-3 days: $36.00
  • Additional day: $8.00 

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6p Tent
  • 1 day: $20.00
  • 2-3 days: $40.00
  • Additional day: $10.00 

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3p Mountaineering Tent
  • 1 day: $25.00
  • 2-3 days: $50.00
  • Additional day: $18.00 

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4p Mountaineering Tent
  • 1 day: $28.00
  • 2-3 days: $56.00
  • Additional day: $20.00 

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Tarp - 9'x9'

  • 1 day: $7
  • 2-3 days: $14
  • Additional day: $4

 
Sleeping Bag: Winter
Sleeping Bag: Winter
  • 1 day: $8.00
  • 2-3 days: $16.00
  • Additional day: $3.00 

Three season sleeping bag
Sleeping Bag: 3-season
  • 1 day: $7.00
  • 2-3 days: $14.00
  • Additional day: $3.00 

Unrolled foam sleeping pad
Sleeping Pad: Foam
  • 1 day: $3.00
  • 2-3 days: $6.00
  • Additional day: $2.00 

Air sleeping pad in bag
Sleeping Pad: Air
  • 1 day: $5.00
  • 2-3 days: $10.00
  • Additional day: $3.00 
Sleeping Pad: Air
 

 

 


Headlamp
Headlamp
  • 1 day: $3.00
  • 2-3 days: $6.00
  • Additional day: $2.00 

Water filter
Water Filter
  • 1 day: $7.00
  • 2-3 days: $14.00
  • Additional day: $4.00 

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Lantern

  • 1 day: $4
  • 2-3 days: $8
  • Additional day: $3

empty hammock
Hammock
  • 1 day: $8.00
  • 2-3 days: $16.00
  • Additional day: $5.00 
Hammock
 

 

 


Outdoor cooking pots stacked inside each others
Cookset
  • 1 day: $5.00
  • 2-3 days: $10.00
  • Additional day: $3.00 

2-burner stove
2-Burner Stove
  • 1 day: $7.00
  • 2-3 days: $14.00
  • Additional day: $5.00 

Backpacking Stove
Backpacking Stove
  • 1 day: $3.00
  • 2-3 days: $6.00
  • Additional day: $2.00 

Trekking Poles
Trekking Poles
  • 1 day: $3.00
  • 2-3 days: $6.00
  • Additional day: $2.00 

Water Drom: 4L
Water Drom: 6L
  • 1 day: $3.00
  • 2-3 days: $6.00
  • Additional day: $2.00 

Bear Resistant Canister
Bear Resistant Canister
  • 1 day: $5.00
  • 2-3 days: $10.00
  • Additional day: $3.00 

Cooler (50L)
Cooler (70QT)
  • 1 day: $4.00
  • 2-3 days: $8.00
  • Additional day: $3.00
Climbing, Bouldering, + Mountaineering
Bouldering Crash Pad
Bouldering Crash Pad
  • 1 day: $10.00
  • 2-3 days: $20.00
  • Additional day: $8.00 
Bouldering Crash Pad

 

 

 


 

COA Helmet
Helmet
  • 1 day: $5.00
  • 2-3 days: $10.00
  • Additional day: $3.00 

 

COA Climbing Shoes
Climbing Shoes
  • 1 day: $4.00
  • 2-3 days: $8.00
  • Additional day: $3.00 

 

Climbing Harness
Harness
  • 1 day: $5.00
  • 2-3 days: $10.00
  • Additional day: $3.00 

 

Mountaineering Boots
Mountaineering Boots
  • 1 day: $10.00
  • 2-3 days: $20.00
  • Additional day: $6.00 

 

Crampons
Crampons
  • 1 day: $7.00
  • 2-3 days: $14.00
  • Additional day: $5.00 

 

Ice Tools
Ice Tools
  • 1 day: $12.00
  • 2-3 days: $24.00
  • Additional day: $6.00 
Mountain Biking
Esker Japhy mountain bike
Hardtail Mountain Bike - Esker Japhy 29" (For Off Road Trail Use Only)
  • 1 day: $45.00
  • 2-3 days: $80.00
  • Additional day: $25.00 

 

Fat Bike
Fat Bike (For Off Road Trail or Snow Use Only)
  • 1 day: $30.00
  • 2-3 days: $60.00
  • Additional day: $18.00 

 

Bikepacking Pack Set
Bikepacking Pack Set - Salsa EXP Series
  • 1 day: $10.00
  • 2-3 days: $20.00
  • Additional day: $5.00 

Salsa Rustler mountain bike

Full Suspension Mountain Bike - Salsa Rustler 27.5" (For Off Road Trail Use Only)

  • 1 day: $65
  • 2 - 3 days: $120
  • Additional day: $40
Canoeing + Paddleboarding
Ultralight Canoe
Ultralight Canoe (Only for Use Outside the Twin Cities)
  • 1 day: $45.00
  • 2-3 days: $90.00
  • Additional day: $35.00 

 

Canoe
Canoe
  • 1 day: $45.00
  • 2-3 days: $90.00
  • Additional day: $35.00 

 

Portage Pack
Portage Pack
  • 1 day: $5.00
  • 2-3 days: $12.00
  • Additional day: $4.00 

 

Canoe Chair
Canoe Chair
  • 1 day: $3.00
  • 2-3 days: $6.00
  • Additional day: $2.00

 

Stand-up Paddleboard: Inflatable
Stand-up Paddleboard: Inflatable
  • 1 day: $30.00
  • 2-3 days: $55.00
  • Additional day: $15.00

 

Dry Bag
Dry Bag
  • 1 day: $3.00
  • 2-3 days: $6.00
  • Additional day: $2.00 
Snow Sports
Classic Cross Country Ski Package
Classic Cross Country Ski Package
  • 1 day: $12.00
  • 2-3 days: $24.00
  • Additional day: $8.00

  

Skate Cross Country Ski Package
Skate Cross Country Ski Package
  • 1 day: $16.00
  • 2-3 days: $32.00
  • Additional day: $10.00

  

Snowshoes
Snowshoes
  • 1 day: $8.00
  • 2-3 days: $16.00
  • Additional day: $4.00

  

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Kids Snowshoes
  • 1 day: $2.00
  • 2-3 days: $4.00
  • Additional day: $1.00