Equipment Rentals

Let's face it, dorms are small, space is tight, and outdoor gear is expensive! Even if you own your own gear, it's not always practical to bring it with you to college. The solution? The Outdoor Adventure gear rental program! Now featuring UNLIMITED RENTALS. We love the outdoors and we believe that a lack of gear shouldn't be what stands between you and a great sunset. 

The Basics

Who can rent?

Outdoor gear rentals are only available to GVSU students, faculty, & staff who have purchased a Gear Rental Membership. See details below.

What can you rent?

A variety of basic gear for hiking & camping is offered. Items in the inventory include:

  • Tents (2 & 3 person)
  • Hammocks (single & double)
  • Sleeping Bags (15-40 deg.) & Sleeping Pads
  • Backpacks (internal frame)
  • Hiking Stoves & Cookware
  • Snowshoes

When can you rent?

Since our outdoor gear is stored in the Climbing Center, Walk-in rentals are only available during the Climbing Center's limited hours of operation (generally, weekday evenings). Rental gear pickup may be arranged for other times of day through the reservation process (details below).


Memberships

A membership is required to rent equipment from the Outdoor Adventures inventory. Similar to a Group Exercise pass, once you have it, you are free to participate with very few limitations.

MiAdventure Mini Rental Membership

This Membership option grants access to typically used for casual day-use items. Rentable items include:

  • Snowshoes
  • Hammocks

Limitations

  • Rentals are intended for personal use only.
    Exception: Snowshoeing is best done with a friend. Enjoy up to 2 pairs per rental!
  • MiAdventure Mini Members are allowed to rent either of these items for up to 72 hours at a time (for example, a Friday through Monday.

Bonus

Join the Outdoor Adventures Collective Facebook group for a coupon code!

Cost

$15 for the Winter 2021 Semester

MiAdventure Mini Rental Membership

MiAdventure (full) Rental Membership

This Membership option grants access to typically used for overnight camping or backpacking trips. Rentable items include everything in our inventory!

Limitations

  • Rentals are allowed for personal use only (e.g. you can only rent 1 sleeping bag at a time)
    Exception: Snowshoeing is best done with a friend. Enjoy up to 2 pair per rental!
  • Microadventure Members are allowed to items for up to 72 hours at a time (for example, a Friday through Monday)

Bonus

Join the Outdoor Adventures Collective Facebook group for a coupon code!

Cost

$35 for the Winter 2021 Semester

MiAdventure Rental Membership


Reservations

Reservations are not required to rent gear. However, they have 2 big benefits

  1. They ensure the gear you need is available when you want it
  2. Because equipment is housed in the Climbing Center which has limited hours of operation, making a reservation allows us to coordinate a pickup time for greater flexibility

Here's what you should know

  • Reservations may be made up to 30 days in advance
  • It is strongly recommended that reservations be made at least 48 hours in advance

MiAdventure Mini Member
Reservation Form

MiAdventure Member
Reservation Form

Forms require the username & password provided in your membership confirmation email.


Rental Details

Equipment is stored and may be rented from the Climbing Center (B170 Fieldhouse).

Walk-in rentals can only take place during the Climbing Center's regular hours of operation. Renters wishing to pick-up equipment outside of the regular hours of operation should make prior arrangements with the Outdoor Adventure staff via the reservation process. 

Off-Hours drop-off of rented equipment is also available. Please discuss your off-hours drop-off options with the staff member assisting you when you pickup your gear

Responsibilities & Expectations

All renters are responsible for:

  • Inspecting their equipment before leaving the Climbing Center.
  • Returning their equipment on time.
  • Returning each item in the condition it was rented (clean, dry, & free of debris).
  • Accepting all risks and responsibility for any and all claims for damages and injuries suffered while using the rented equipment.

Not-So-Hidden Fees

  • Repair - Fees for damage deemed to not have been caused by normal use (whether intentional or not) will be assessed for all parts and labor required to fix or replace the item (depending on the extent of the damage).
  • Replacement - Fees for items lost, stolen, or not returned after 7 days past the agreed upon return date will be assessed for the full cost of the replacement plus labor. If the exact item cannot be found or is no longer available on the market, a similar item will be substituted.
  • Cleaning - A $10 fee will be assessed for each item that requires cleaning or drying before being returned to storage.  Exception: Due to specific laundering requirements, please do not wash or dry the sleeping bags.