Students By Campfire

Gear Rentals

If you plan to go on your own adventure, but do not own your own gear, borrow ours! We have all that you need to stay warm, dry, and cozy over night. The following equipment is available to rent to UMass Lowell students, staff, faculty, and Campus Recreation Center members with valid ID.

Make a Reservation

Stop by the Bike Shop on the second floor of the Campus Recreation Center 3 to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 1 to 5 p.m. on Friday or make an appointment by contacting Kevin_Soleil@uml.edu by email or phone: 978-934-1932.

Rental Policy

Renters are responsible for equipment while it is in their possession. It is the responsibility of the renter to pay repair or replacement costs incurred should the equipment be stolen, lost, or damaged. Fees will be charged for late, excessively dirty, and/or wet equipment. Late fees are 1.5x the daily rental rate for each day past due. Equipment is subject to a one week assessment period upon the return of damaged, excessively dirty, and wet equipment. Fee payments are due within two weeks of the assessment.


Hiking and Backpacking Equipment
Day Price Weekend Price Weekly Price
Backpacking Package Basic Backpack, Sleeping bag, Sleeping Pad $15 $30 $60
Backpacking Package Deluxe Tent, Backpack, Sleeping bag, Sleeping Pad $25    $50 $100
Sleeping Bag 5 Degree    Mountain Hardwear Lamina Z Torch Mummy style $5 $10 $25
Sleeping Bag 20 Degree North Face 20 Degree Mummy style $5 $10 $25
Sleeping Bag 40 Degree EMS 40 Degree Rectangle style $5 $10 $25
Sleeping Pad Foam Thermarest Ridgerest $3 $6 $15
Sleeping Pad Inflatable Big Agnes or Thermarest $5 $10 $25
Backpack Large Backpacking Pack $5 $10 $25
Dry Bag Seal Line Dry Bag $3 $6 $15
Water Bottle One Liter Nalgene $2 $4 $10
Water Filter Katdyn Six Liter Water Filter $5 $10 $25
Water Filter MSR Water Filter $5 $10 $25
Dromedary 6 Liter and 10 Liter Water Bladders $2 $4 $10
Stove - MSR Dragonfly

Includes stove, aluminum heat/wind guard,

Fuel pump, Fuel Bottle 

$5 $10 $25
Stove - Jet Boil Includes stove, coffee press, fuel tripod, pot/cup,
and cover
$5 $10 $25
Headlamp Basic Black Diamond or Petzl Headlamp $2 $4 $10
Winter Hiking Equipment Day Price Weekend Price Weekly Price
Micro Spikes

Miniature crampons for hiking in icy conditions (Pair)

$2 $4 $10
Snow Shoes

MSR Evo Ascent Snowshoes with optional tails (pair)

$5 $10 $25
Trekking Poles Black Diamond adjustable trekking poles (pair) $2 $4 $10

Camping Equipment Day Price Weekend Price Weekly Price
Tent Kelty Outfitter or Gunnison 4 person, 3 season tent $5 $10 $25
Tarp Shelter 16x16 ft. Kelty Noah's tarp with cordage $3 $6 $15
Stove - Coleman Large double burner stove, fuel line connector, 2 full fuel bottles $5 $10 $25
Pot Set Set of assorted sized pots $3 $10 $15
Mess Kit Eating utensils, plate, bowl, cup $2 $4 $10
Cooler 48 Quarts Large red cooler with handles $2 $4 $10
Climbing Equipment
Day Price Weekend Price Weekly Price
Climbing Shoes Various Brands and sizes $2 $4 $10
Crash Pad Mad Rock Mad Pad $5 $10 $25
Bouldering Package 1 pair of shoes and Crash pad $6 $12 $30