Equipment Rental

Outdoor Adventures here at the U is the largest collegiate rental shop in the nation.  We offer head-to-toe equipment to meet your needs, be it winter, summer, or somewhere in between. If you are headed out to enjoy the beautiful areas Utah and its surroundings have to offer, come into Outdoor Adventures, and we will set you up with everything you need to get the most out of your trip. 

Rates effective 5/21/2018 and are subject to change.

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Rental Policy

Current University of Utah students and faculty and staff with current Campus Recreation Services membership with a U card are eligible to rent equipment and receive a 25% discount from the published rates.  You must present your valid U Card in order to receive the discounted rate.  Please remember to bring your University ID when you reserve or check out equipment.

Non-Members may rent equipment with a Drivers License and must pay with a credit card.

For information on becoming a CRS member visit the CRS Membership page.

Reservation Policy

Equipment may be reserved beginning Monday of the week of check-out by paying the full rental fee.

Boat reservations for any time during the river running season may be made beginning on the last Monday of March. To reserve boats or bikes two days rental fee must be paid. The balance is due one week prior to equipment pick-up.

Reservations are possible only for rental periods of two days or longer.
Reservations for one day are not possible.

Cancellation Policy

Equipment cancelled the day of pick up will result in a 50% shop rental credit only.  Other cancelled reservations are subject to a 10% cancellation fee, or a renter may opt for a 100% shop credit for future rental instead of the 90% refund. Boats and bikes have a more specific cancellation policy. See the supplemental contract for details.

Return Policy

All equipment is due by one hour before closing time on the return date. Equipment returned late will be charged a $3.00 service fee plus the additional day or days rental fee for each day late for each item.

Equipment returned soiled or damaged will be assessed a cleaning and/or damage fee. It is the responsibility of the renter to check the condition of the equipment at the time of check out.

Rental Period Definitions: 

One Day: Any rental where the equipment is out only one night, or equipment returned the same day as pick up.

Weekend: Any rental where the equipment is out 2 or 3 consecutive nights. Example: Friday to Sunday, Friday to Monday or Thursday to Sunday.

Additional Day: Each night the equipment is kept out after the first 3 consecutive nights counts as an additional day.

Complimentary Days: Each night the equipment is out of OA’s possession counts as one rental night.  If in the event OA is closed 2 or more consecutive days, one will be complimentary and not charged for.  If OA is only closed one day (such as Memorial Day) that does not count as a complimentary day.

Frequently Asked Questions

Our hours do change with University breaks and holidays, but for the most part our hours at Outdoor Adventures are pretty consistent.


Monday to Friday: 8 am – 7 pm

Saturday: 8 am – noon

Sunday: 2 pm – 6 pm

We are on the ground floor of the George S. Eccles Student Life Center as of January 2015.

1836 Student Life Way

Salt Lake City, UT 84112

Of course you can rent gear from us, we want to help everyone get outside. The prices listed on our equipment rental page is what you’ll pay.

Any current student or faculty/staff paying the Campus Recreation fee will receive a 25% discount to the listed prices.

For most things we only take reservations “week-of” the rental period. To be clear, we said “week-of” and NOT “week-before.” Call us the Monday prior to your adventure and we’ll get you hooked up with the gear you need.

The only exception to that rule is raft and bike rentals. Rafts and bikes can be reserved starting the last Monday of March for anytime during the season until November.

Thanks for owning up to your accident. That’s never any fun to have to own up to something you broke, especially when you don’t own it. And we hate having to be the bad guy, but you ARE responsible for any damaged or lost gear.

If you’re not able to get your equipment back to us on time call ahead and pay for the additional day. If you fail to get it to us on time you will be charged the additional day plus a late fee.

We have a set number of oar frames and dry boxes for our rafts. So we don’t rent out oar frame equipment separately. Sorry, but we need that gear for our raft packages.
Our trips are only open to current students, faculty, and staff at the University of Utah and their guest. Sorry, but rules are rules.
See the schedule for this semester's trips,
Call us at 801-581-8516 and pay the deposit with a credit card over the phone, or come to see us during our office hours within the Student Life Center.
Cooperative Adventure trips are planned and coordinated by Outdoor Adventures volunteer trip leaders. Trip costs are shared equally by all participants. All group planning, leadership and risks are shared by all participants equally.  Because Outdoor Adventures trips are exciting, physically demanding, and take place in an environment over which we have no control, they can be potentially dangerous. As a participant on a Cooperative Adventure Trip, you must personally accept these conditions and assume full responsibility for your own safety and well-being. Trip size is limited, and registration plus payment is on a first come, first served basis. A non-refundable deposit is required when you sign-up to secure a spot for you. Each multi-day trip has a pre-trip meeting, and your attendance is strongly recommended.

University of Utah policies prohibit alcohol, controlled substances, and firearms. These items are not permitted on any OA Adventure.

Participants are not required to have health insurance, but it is strongly encouraged.


Last Updated: 4/15/19