Outdoor Gear Rentals

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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 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.

Please recreate safely by following Minnesota Department of Health’s guidelines and being informed of the guidelines for the spaces and activities you are recreating in.

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

Group and Tax-Exempt Orders

  • Please fill out a Group Order Request Form
  • Group orders include tax-exempt organizations, schools, businesses, or University of Minnesota departments that require an EFS payment. Additionally, customers who wish to rent 5 or more of any single item on their order must fill out a Group Order Request Form.
  • 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 via invoice for both the deposit and remaining balance. 
  • Additional group rental policies and information can be found at the top of the Group Order Request Form.

For additional information or further inquiries, please reach out to the rental center coordinator, Ben Phaneuf at [email protected]

Outdoor Gear Rental Center

Location

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 
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        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 
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          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: 4L
          • 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 (50L)
          • 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
          Mountain Bike - Hardtail
          Mountain Bike - Hardtail
          • 1 day: $45.00
          • 2-3 days: $80.00
          • Additional day: $25.00 

           

          Fat Bike
          Fat Bike
          • 1 day: $30.00
          • 2-3 days: $60.00
          • Additional day: $18.00 

           

          Bikepacking Pack Set
          Bikepacking Pack Set
          • 1 day: $10.00
          • 2-3 days: $20.00
          • Additional day: $5.00 
          Bikepacking Pack Set on bike
          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 

           

          Wetsuit.
          Wetsuit - Farmer Jane/John
          • 1 day: $5.00
          • 2-3 days: $10.00
          • Additional day: $2.00 
          Wetsuit

           

           

           


           

          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