Upenn Recreation

Outdoor Equipment Rental

Can’t make it on one of Penn’s Outdoor Adventures?  Plan your own adventure using our gear.  We have select climbing, camping/backpacking and winter sports gear to rent.  Outdoor gear can be rented daily, for a weekend or for weeks at a time.  Reservations are accepted.  Get the gear and get outside!

(Fill out the equipment rental form to request items to rent.  Please request items at least 48 hours in advance.  Additional fees may apply for rental requests within 24 hours, damaged or lost gear, and late returns)

Outdoor Equipment Rentals will not be available after June 10th

Sorry for the Inconvenience

Rental Offerings

Expand the tabs below to see a list of rental equipment and prices for each category.

  • Rock Climbing Equipment

    Hit the rocks with some select climbing equipment.  Whether you are bouldering or going to the local cliff for some roped climbing, we’ve got you covered.  (Due to the inherent dangers of rock climbing, we do not rent out ropes, harnesses, carabiners, belay devices, or other climbing gear that is load bearing)


    Petzl Ecrin Roc Helmet

    One Size Fits All

    $5/Day $12/Weekend


    Rock Climbing Shoes

    Sizes 6 to 13 Unisex

    $5/Day $12/Weekend

    Evolv Docon

    Black Diamond Impact Crash Pad

    $10/Day $25/Weekend

    BD Impact Crash Pad

    Black Diamond Mondo Crash Pad

    $10/Day $25/Weekend

    BD Mondo


  • Camping / Backpacking Equipment 

    Get outside with our camping/backpacking equipment.  We have a variety of gear for your next adventure, whether you are car camping at a nearby state park or backpacking in the wilderness.  Most camping equipment is suitable for backpacking.




    Mountain Hardwear Optic 2.5

    3 Season / 2 Person Tent

    $10/Day $25/Weekend
    MTNHW Optic 2.5

    Mountain Hardwear Lightwedge 3 DP

    3 Season / 3 Person Tent

    $10/Day $25/Weekend

    MTNHW Lightwedge 3 - 2

    MSR Elixir 3
    3 Season / 3 Person Tent$10/Day $25/Weekend

    Kelty Acadia 4

    3 Season / 4 Person Tent

    $10/Day $25/Weekend

    Kelty Acadia 4

    Kelty Grand Mesa 4

    3 Season / 4 Person Tent

    $10/Day $25/Weekend

    Kelty Grand Mesa 4

    Mountain Hardwear Trango 3

    4 Season / 3 Person Tent

    $10/Day $25/Weekend

    MTNHW Trango 3


    ENO Double Nest Hammock
    $5/Day $12/Weekend

    ENO Pro Fly Hammock Tarp
    $5/Day $12/Weekend

    Sleeping Bags and Pads

    Mountain Hardwear Ultra Lamina 15

    Synthetic / 15 degree

    $10/Day $25/Weekend

    MTNHW ultralamina 15

    Mountain Hardwear Hot Bed 42
    Synthetic / 42 degree$10/Day $25/Weekend

    Therm-a-Rest Ridge Rest

    $5/Day $12/weekend

    Thermarest Ridgerest

    Therm-a-Rest Z-Lite Sol
    $5/Day $12/weekend


    Lowe Alpine TFX Summit 65
    65 Liter / One Size Fits All
    $10/Day $25/Weekend

    Lowe Alpine TFX Summit 65

    EMS Cirque 30
    30 Liter / One Size Fits All
    $10/Day $25/Weekend

    EMS Cirque

    Stoves and Cooking

    MSR Whisperlite International

    Liquid Stove

    $10/Day $25/Weekend

    msr whisperlite

    MSR Pocket Rocket

    Canister Stove

    $10/Day $25/Weekend

    msr pocket rocket

    MSR Alpine 4 Pot Set

    $5/Day $12/Weekend

    MSR Alpine 4 pot set

    Cooking Utensiles

    $2/Day $5/Weekend

    GSI 3 pc Utensils

    GSI Cascadian Bowl

    $1/Day $3/Weekend

    GSI bowl

    Camping Spoon

    $1/Day $3/Weekend

    Liberty Mt. Spoon


    Black Diamond Cosmo Headlamp

    $2/Day $5/Weekend

    BD Cosmo

    Black Diamond Voyager Lantern

    $2/Day $5/Weekend

    BD Voyager Lantern

    Water Filters

    Katadyn Gravity Camp 6L
    $5/Day $12/Weekend

    MSR Mini Works 

    $5/Day $12/Weekend

    MSR Mini Works Filter


    Stuff Sack

    $1/Day $3/Weekend

    Sea to Summit Stuff Sack

    Bear Bag 30L

    $2/Day $5/Weekend

    Seal Line Storm Sack 30L

    Dry Bag 30L

    $3/Day $8/Weekend

    Seal Line Baja Dry Bag

    Equinox Egret 8X10 Tarp

    $5/Day $12/Weekend

    Equinox Tarp 8X10

    MSR Dromedary Bag 6L

    $3/Day $8/Weekend

    MSR Drom Bag

    U Dig It Trowel

    $1/Day $3/Weekend

    U-Dig-It Shovel

    Coleman Cooler 48 Qt.

    $3/Day $8/Weekend

    Coleman Cooler

    Aqua Tainer 4 Gallon

    $3/Day $8/Weekend

    Aqua Tainer

    Bear Canister

    $5/Day $12/Weekend


    Crazy Creek Camp Chair
    $3/Day $8/Weekend



  • Winter Sport Equipment 

    Don’t let the cold and snow keep you inside.  Use our select winter sport equipment to get you out in the harshest conditions.  We have a full fleet of recreational snowshoes and limited quantities of ice climbing equipment.

    MSR Evo Snowshoes

    Recreational Snowshoeing

    $10/Day $25/Weekend

    msr evo showshoes

    Petzl Quark Ice Tools
    Technical Ice Climbing$10/Day $25/Weekend
    Grivel Air Tech Crampons (Universal Binding)
    Technical Snow/Ice Travel & Climbing$10/Day $25/Weekend
    Grivel G14 Crampons (Pro Binding)
    Technical Ice Climbing$10/Day $25/Weekend


  • Outdoor Adventure Equipment Rental Policies 

    • Penn Outdoor Adventure equipment rentals are available to all Penn community members. You must have a valid Penn ID to rent equipment.
    • Gear rental requests must be submitted via email to jerdman@upenn.edu a minimum of two (2) business days before the desired pick-up date. All renters must present a valid Penn ID card at the time of pick-up.
    • After submitting a rental request form, renters will be contacted via email with availability, specific pick-up and return hours and location.
    • Gear rental is for a maximum of fourteen (14) days. If Campus Recreation is closed on the day the gear is due, the renter will have two additional days to return rented gear.
    • Equipment rental reservations may be made in advance on a 1st come 1st served basis. Equipment availability is dependent upon prior reservations and needs of official Penn Outdoor Adventure scheduled programs.
    • Payment is required at the time of pick-up. Visit the Outdoor Adventure office to pick-up a finalized rental form to then pay in the Membership Services office of the Pottruck Fitness Center.
    • A late fee will be billed for any gear that is returned after the due date provided at the time of pick-up. Late fees will be the cost of a daily rental for each item for every day past the due date that the equipment is returned.
    • A $20 fee will be billed for any gear that is returned wet, dirty, or damaged. Any repair costs over $20 will be billed at the cost of materials and a $15 per hour labor fee.
    • For gear that is damaged beyond repair or is late and not returned within 14 days of the original due date, the renter will be charged the full retail value plus 10% for each item. Fees charged at the expiration of the 14-day period are non-refundable.
    • All equipment is being rented in “as-is” condition. Renters are responsible for checking equipment when renting to record any dirtiness, damage, or missing items. Renters are responsible for the condition of equipment once received.
    • An individual may not rent equipment for another person.
  • Equipment Rental Form 

    Click the following link labeled “OA Equipment Rental Form” to complete the Penn Outdoor Adventure Equipment Rental Form.  OA Equipment Rental Form  Please submit rental forms to dillont@upenn.edu at least 48 hours prior to pick-up.  Once the rental form is submitted, you will receive an email regarding the availability of your request, pricing and how to pay for and pick up your gear.  Availability of gear is dependent upon prior reservations and needs of official Penn Outdoor Adventure scheduled programs.

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