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Rental Equipment

Fall 2022 Rental Center Hours: Monday - Friday, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Rental Equipment Policies

I understand that the foregoing risks cannot be eliminated without jeopardizing the essential qualities of the activity and assume those not under the control of University staff. I expressly agree to accept and assume all risks of the activity for which the University equipment will be used. My participation in this activity is purely voluntary, and I elect to use the University’s equipment and participate in said activity in spite of these risks.

I acknowledge that the University has made no representations concerning my ability to safely use the rented equipment, and no representations or recommendations concerning the appropriateness of my proposed activity. I understand that l am solely and fully responsible for the selection of my proposed activity, including its appropriateness for my level of skill and experience.

I assume the risk of any defect in design or use and have the responsibility to examine the equipment prior to accepting it. I acknowledge that there are no warranties applicable to the equipment rented whether expressed or implied. Additionally, participating in sports and recreational activities increases the likelihood of contracting COVID 19 as well as other contagions.

I hereby waive, release and forever discharge, and agree not to claim against the Board of Trustees of the University of Wyoming, its trustees, officers, employees, agents, representatives, instructors, and volunteers for any injuries, damages, costs, expenses or attorney fees. I further agree to defend, indemnify and hold the Board of Trustees of the University of Wyoming, its trustees, officers, employees, agents, representatives, instructors, and volunteers harmless from and against any and all claims, demands, expenses, attorney fees, costs or causes of action connected with or arising from my participation in this activity and use of University equipment.

Rental equipment is only available to University of Wyoming students, faculty, staff, and dependents and spouses with a valid WyoOne card. Renters must be age 18 or older. The user who makes the reservation, must be the renter who picks up and pays for the equipment. Furthermore, the equipment must be returned by the user who rented it. It will not be accepted by anyone else. If a student wishes to rent duplicates of a single item, they will be charged the student rate for the first item and the faculty/staff rate for the duplicate items. 

A valid credit or debit card (Visa, MasterCard or Discover) is required to rent equipment. We accept cash, checks, credit or debit cards (Visa, MasterCard, or Discover) for payment.

Late fees begin the day after the equipment is due back. Renters are charged the “day” rate for each day (bike rentals will be charged 1/2 the semester rate per week) the equipment is late and continue to accrue until the equipment is returned.

Renters will be charged for the repair and shipping of damaged equipment. If the item(s) are damaged beyond repair, lost, or stolen, the renter will be charged the full retail replacement cost.

When parking an Outdoor Program bicycle, you MUST lock the bicycle securely. Users are fully responsible for the full retail replacement cost for any lost or stolen bicycle.

Rental users must abide by all pertinent local, state, and federal laws. This includes but is not limited to bicycle helmets, fishing licenses, watercraft inspection, and trespassing.

The rental user is solely responsible for loading and securing the rental equipment to their vehicle.  Under no circumstances can or will an Outdoor Program staff member assist once the equipment leaves our facility.  All necessary straps and padding will be provided to safely secure watercraft to the rental user’s vehicle.  

A cleaning fee of $20 will be charged for each item that is returned dirty or wet.

Please do not launder sleeping bags or wash tents without specific directions from staff as it may damage the items if done so incorrectly.

Failure to pay late, damage, or cleaning fees will result in the indefinite loss of rental privileges until full payment is received. After 90 days of delinquency, the Outdoor Program will submit any outstanding fees (including equipment replacement) to your student account for payment.  Furthermore, access to Half Acre Recreation and Wellness Center may be revoked until payment is received.

No refunds are made for equipment that is rented but not used. Renters accept equipment “as-is" by signing this agreement.

Student Rental Equipment and Prices

*Weekend rate assumes a Friday pick-up and a Monday drop-off.

(PDF Rental Equipment and Prices list)

Students: Backpacking/Camping Equipment Prices

 Equipment Description

Day 1

Additional Day

Weekend*

Backpack

$6

$2

$8

Bear canister

$2

$1

$3

Compass

$2

$1

$3

Cook stove-Backcountry

$4

$1

$5

Cook Stove, 2-burner

$4

$1

$5

Cooking pots

$2

$1

$3

GPS 

$5

$2

$7

Headlamp 

$3

$1

$4

Sleeping bag 

$5

$2

$9

Foam Sleeping pad 

$2

$1

$3

Backpacking Tent

$8

$4

$11

Mountaineering Tent

$16

$6

$20

Car Camping Tent

$8

$3

$11

Hammock (single or double)

$5

$3

$7

Yoga Mats

$2

$1

$3

Students: Bike Rental Information

 Equipment Description

Day  1

Additional Day

Weekend*

In-town bike rental (includes helmet and lock)

$25/semester  

Mountain bike (Hardtail)

$15

$10

$25

Mountain bike (Fat Tire)

$15

$10

$25

Students: Climbing/Mountaineering Equipment Prices

 Equipment Description

Day  1

Additional Day

Weekend*

Bouldering crash pad

$3

$1

$4

Climbing helmet

$2

$1

$3

Climbing shoes

$5

$2

$7

Crampons (mountaineering or ice-climbing)

$4

$1

$5

Ice axe (mountaineering)

$4

$1

$5

Ice tool (vertical ice)

$14

$8

$22

Mountaineering boots, plastic

$4

$1

$5

Students: Water/River Sports Equipment Prices

 Equipment Description

Day  1

Additional Day

Weekend*

Dry bag (NRS Bills Bag 2.2 or 3.8 ft)

$2

$1

$3

Fly-fishing rod, reel, and float line, does not include leader

$5

$2

$7

Sit-on Top Kayak Package (includes PFD and paddle)

$25

$10

$30

Stand Up Paddle Board, inflatable with case and pump (10'), or rigid with car rack kit (11'). Includes paddle, leash and PFD.

$25

$10

$30

1 Person Inflatable Kayak

$25

$10

$30

2 Person Inflatable Kayak

$30

$10

$35

Packraft

$25

$10

$30

Paddle (Canoe, Kayak, or SUP)

$3

$1

$4

Personal floatation device, jacket (type III)

$2

$1

$3

Student: Winter Recreation Equipment Prices

 Equipment Description

Day  1

Additional Day

Weekend*

Alpine touring ski package (skis, boots, poles, skins)

$30

$12

$40

Avalanche probe

$3

$1

$4

Avalanche safety package (transceiver, shovel and probe)

$10

$2

$12

Avalanche transceiver 

$6

$2

$8

Nordic ski package (classic and skate)

$14

$6

$21

Poles (collapsible, skate, or classic) 

$3

$1

$4

Snowshoes 

$6

$2

$8

Snow shovel, collapsible

$3

$1

$4

Split board (Volie Mojo with bindings and skins)

$20

$2

$25

The Outdoor Program offers season rentals to students for the following items (limited quantities available) from the end of November through mid-April each year:

  • Nordic ski package (includes skis, boots, and poles), $200

  • Avalanche safety package (includes beacon, shovel, and probe), $100 

Season rental includes regular waxing on skis. Limit: one season rental per student.

Current Full-Time students can purchase an OPTIONAL Semester Pass to rent items from the Outdoor Program during the duration of the semester.


ELIGIBILITY: Full Time UW Students
COST: $45 Per Semester
RENTAL PERIOD: Equipment is eligible for day, weekend, and break rentals.The max rental period is 10 days. Any equipment returned after the due date is subject to late fees.
QUANTITY:All renters are eligible to rent up to six (6)–single equipment items (example:one tent, one sleeping bag…) at a time.
CLEANING, LATE, AND REPAIR/REPLACEMENT FEES: Renters are responsible for returning all equipment back to the Outdoor Program in the condition it was received as indicated on the contract.

*Additional fees may apply.

*Subject to availability.

Faculty/Staff Rental Equipment and Prices

*Weekend rate assumes a Friday pick-up and a Monday drop-off.

(PDF Rental Equipment and Prices)

Faculty/Staff: Backpacking/Camping Rental Equipment Prices

Equipment Description

Day 1

Additional Day

Weekend*

Backpack

$8

$3

$11

Bear canister

$3

$1

$4

Compass 

$3

$1

$4

Cook stove -backcountry

$6

$1

$8

Cook stove, 2-burner

$5

$2

$7

Cooking pots 

$4

$1

$5

GPS 

$7

$2

$9

Headlamp 

$4

$1

$5

Sleeping bag 

$9

$4

$12

Foam sleeping pad 

$3

$1

$4

Backpacking Tent

$14

$6

$18

Mountaineering Tent

$20

$10

$24

Car Camping Tent

$10

$3

$13

Hammock (single or double)

$8

$4

$10

Yoga Mats

$3

$1

$4

Faculty/Staff: Bike Rental Equipment Prices

Equipment Description

Day 1

Additional Day

Weekend*

In-town bike rental (includes helmet and lock)

$50/semester

Mountain bike (Hardtail)

$25

$15

$35

Mountain bike (Fat Tire)

$25

$15

$35

Faculty/Staff: Climbing/Mountaineering Rental Equipment Prices

Equipment Description

Day 1

Additional Day

Weekend*

Bouldering crash pad

$4

$1

$5

Climbing helmet

$3

$1

$4

Climbing shoes

$6

$2

$8

Crampons (mountaineering or ice-climbing)

$5

$2

$7

Ice axe (mountaineering)

$5

$2

$7

Ice tool (vertical ice)

$18

$10

$30

Mountaineering boots, plastic

$5

$2

$7

Faculty/Staff: Water/River Sports Rental Equipment Prices

Equipment Description

Day 1

Additional Day

Weekend*

Dry bag (NRS Bills Bag 2.2 or 3.8 ft)

$3

$1

$4

Fly-fishing rod, reel, and float line, does not include leader

$7

$2

$9

Sit-on Top Kayak Package (includes PFD and paddle)

$30

$12

$40

Stand Up Paddle Board, inflatable with case and pump (10'), or rigid with car rack kit (11'). Includes paddle, leash and PFD.

$30

$12

$40

1 person inflatable kayak

$30

$12

$40

2 person inflatable kayak

$40

$12

$50

Packraft

$30

$12

$40

Paddle (canoe, kayak, or SUP)

$4

$1

$5

Personal floatation device, jacket (type III)

$3

$1

$4

Faculty/Staff: Winter Recreation Rental Equipment Prices

Equipment Description

Day 1

Additional Day

Weekend*

Alpine touring ski package (skis, boots, poles, skins)

$44

$16

$56

Avalanche probe

$4

$1

$5

Avalanche safety package (transceiver, shovel and probe)

$12

$3

$15

Avalanche transceiver 

$8

$3

$11

Nordic Ski Package (classic or skate)

$24

$10

$30

Poles (collapsible, skate, classic)

$4

$1

$5

Snowshoes 

$8

$3

$11

Snow shovel, collapsible

$4

$1

$5

Split board (Volie Mojo with bindings and skins)

$30

$10

$40

Contact Us

Outdoor Program

Half Acre Recreation and Wellness Center, Rm. 141

1000 E. University Ave., Dept. 3604

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-2402

Email: op@uwyo.edu

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