Gear Rental

Want to plan your own outdoor adventure, but don’t know where to start? Take advantage of Campus Recreation's Gear Rental program, which is free to TU students, faculty, staff, or alumni members.

towson student using gear from TU's Outdoor Adventures program

Items Available for Rent 


  • Backpacks
  • Animal Resistant Food Canisters
  • Compasses
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Crazy Creek Chairs
  • Dromedary Bags
  • Hammocks
  • Headlamps
  • Pots & Pans
  • Rope for Food Storage
  • Sleeping Bags & Pads
  • Coleman Propane Stoves
  • Tarps
  • Tents
  • Trekking Poles
  • U-Dig-It Shovels


  • Snowboards
  • Snowboarding Gear (Helmets, Boots, Bags) 


Last day to submit Gear Rental requests is Nov. 15, 2017. Rental Requests made by next Wednesday will be filled and ready for pick up on Nov. 17, 2017. Rental returns will be the following Monday & Tuesday on Nov. 20 and Nov. 21.

We will not rent out equipment after Nov. 17 due to our move to Burdick Hall.

Please email Grace Andrews at with any questions or concerns.

Equipment Rental Policies

  1. Gear rental requests must be submitted online a minimum of three (3) business days before the desired pick-up date. All renters must present a valid OneCard at the time of pick up.
  2. Gear rental is available at no cost to the renter. Fees will be billed to the renter’s Bursar's Account for unreturned gear and gear returned late, wet, dirty, or damaged.
  3. After submitting a rental request, renters will be contacted via email with specific pickup and return hours and location.
  4. Gear rental is for a maximum of seven (7) days. If Campus Recreation is closed on the day the gear is due, the renter will have two additional days to return rented gear.
  5. A $20 late fee will be billed for any gear that is returned after the due date provided at the time of pick up. 
  6. 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.
  7. For gear that is damaged beyond repair or that 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.
  8. All equipment is 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.
  9. An individual may not rent equipment for another person.

Please contact Outdoor Adventures with any questions, comments, or concerns at .