Gear Rentals

Visit Fall 2020 Programs & Services for the most up-to-date information regarding the reopening of Campus Recreation facilities and classes! Please note that reservations are required for all classes,  programs, and facility use. To best meet the needs of our students and campus community, Campus Recreation facilities, classes and activities, will only be available for currently registered students, faculty, and staff. 

Need gear for your next adventure but don’t want to buy it? As a service to the UNC Asheville community, Outdoor Programs rents a variety of quality outdoor equipment at an affordable price to help aid in your next outdoor adventure. Gear is available to all UNC Asheville students, faculty and staff. Our staff can also recommend great local camping, hiking, backpacking, climbing, biking, and paddling locations around Western North Carolina.

Don’t see the gear you want? Email to let us know what gear you’re interested in renting.

Fall 2020 Outdoor Office and Rental Information

For Fall 2020, rentals are available for weekends only, by reservation. Complete the Outdoor Gear Rental Request Form to reserve your pickup time on Thursdays or Fridays, and set your time to return your gear on Mondays. Reservations are required for all rentals, and are not confirmed until you are contacted by an employee of outdoor programs. We suggest that you make a reservation at least 24 hours in advance to ensure the availability of your intended rental. Rentals can be made with check or cash, with exact change only.

Fall and Spring Outdoor Office Hours:

  • Monday – Friday 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Closed Wednesdays, Weekends, and University Holidays
  • Expect the rental process to take at least 15 minutes. Cash or Check only (exact change required).

Gear can only be rented or returned during the Outdoor Office’s open hours. Any gear returned outside of these hours will be subject to standard late fees until the renter can return when the office is open.

Equipment Rental Forms & Resources

Stop by Student Recreation Center 204, or call 828.250.3828 to learn more.