Rental Equipment

Plan your adventure and rent the necessary gear from our extensive list of outdoor equipment. Located in the new Recreation and Wellness Center, the Outdoor Programs Rental Office can assist you in making plans, acquiring maps, and renting the necessary gear for many types of outdoor adventures. Check out our interactive program map to find a hiking, climbing, boating, biking, or other recreational destination near by.  

Rental Fees

Rental fees are required when you reserve the equipment. All gear is rented for the designated rental period, no daily rates are available.  All reserved gear must be picked up by 4:30 p.m. on Friday.  Equipment must be returned by 4:30 p.m. on the designated due date or late fees will be assessed.  Equipment returned to Outdoor Programs damaged, excessively dirty, or with missing parts will be charged additional service fees.  A list of these fees can be provided upon request. Refunds are not issued due to unexpected weather, non-use, or changes in the renter’s usage plans. Each person renting equipment is required to fill out a Rental Agreement Form.  Outdoor Programs accepts cash, RU Express, credit cards, and checks as payment for rentals and trips. Please make checks payable to Radford University.

For trips longer than the designated rental period, contact the Outdoor Programs office for a price quote. Rental Office hours are Monday through Friday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm. 

Rental Items and Fees List

Stand Up Paddleboard Package

sup rental

Inflatable stand up paddle board kits include one paddle board, one PFD, one adjustable paddle, air pump, and a carrying bag.  This easily transportable kit is a quick way to get you on the river.   
1-4 Day Rental $25
5-8 Day Rental $40

Sit-On-Top Kayak Package

kayak rental
Our sit on top kayak rental packages include everything you need to get out on the water.  They include one kayak, one PFD, a paddle, and a car mounting kit to transport yoru boat to and from the water. These boats do well on both flat water and rapids up to class two.  
1-4 Day Rental $25
5-8 Day Rental $40

Mountain Bike Package

bike rental
Our mountain bike kits include one bike, one helmet, a backpack, replacement tube, and tire pump.  We have large, medium, and small bike frames available. Our bikes have disc brakes, run on a 1x8 drivetrain, have a 120mm suspension fork, and run on 27.5" wheels.  These bikes are perfect for both on and off trail riding.
1-4 Day Rental $25
5-8 Day Rental $40

Canoe Package

canoe package
Our canoe package consists of one tandem canoe, two PFDs, two Paddles, and a car top travel kit. These durable canoes will support both flatwater and whitewater expedition trips.  Of course they are just as much at home floating around the lake.
1-4 Day Rental $25
5-8 Day Rental $40

Life Jacket (PFD)

pfd
Our Astrl PFDs are comfortable and extremly adjustable.  If you have an additional person joining you on your float trip make sure you grab an extra one of these.  Men's and Women's versions available.  
1-4 Day Rental $3
5-8 Day Rental $5

Dry Bag

dry bag
Keep your extra clothes dry and electronics safe when you are out on the river with one of our NRS roll top dry bags. 
1-4 Day Rental $2
5-8 Day Rental $8

Tents

aframe tent
Going camping and not concerned with weight?  Check out our Eureka a-frame tents.  These tents come in both 2 and 4 person options.  
1-4 Day Rental (2 person) $10
1-4 Day Rental (4 person) $12
5-8 Day Rental (2 person) $15
5-8 Day Rental (4 person) $17
dome tent
Are you heading to the mountains on a hike and need a lite, compact, durable tent?  Our REI dome tents are just what you need.  These tents come with a fly and foot print to ensure you stay warm and dry.  We have both 2 and 4 person tents available. 
1-4 Day Rental (2 person) $15
1-4 Day Rental (4 person) $17
5-8 Day Rental (2 person) $23
5-8 Day Rental (4 person) $25

Sleeping Bags

sleeping bag
Going for an overnight camping trip?  We have Mountain Hardwear 0°, 5°, 20°, 32°, & 45° sleeping bags available to keep you warm.
1-4 Day Rental $10
5-8 Day Rental $15

Sleeping Pad

sleep pad
These Therma Rest sleeping pads not only add a layer of insulation between you and the ground but they add a layer of protection for your sleeping bag and a layer of comport for you.  
1-4 Day Rental $2
5-8 Day Rental $3

Backpacks

backpack
Heading out on the trail and need a spacious pack capable of carying a lot of weight comfortably?  Our Deuter packs are just what you need.  We have both large (75 liter) and small (60 liter) frames available.
1-4 Day Rental $10
5-8 Day Rental $15
day pack
Heading out for a hike or quick overnight?  Our 28 liter Deuter packs will help you carry your equipment to and from your destination.  
1-4 Day Rental $7
5-8 Day Rental $11

Stoves and Fule

2 burner stove
These stoves are perfect for car camping.  This two burner Coleman stove will help you cook up a warm delicious camping meal or maybe just brew up a pot of cofee.  
1-4 Day Rental $6
5-8 Day Rental $9
pocket rocket
Small and lite, the MSR Pocket Rocket stove is perfect for your next backpacking trip.  This easy to use stove uses isobutate fule.
1-4 Day Rental $6
5-8 Day Rental $9
gas
You can purchase gas canisters for our backpacking or two burner stoves.  When you come in to rent out one of our stoves just ask to purchase a canister with your stove rental.     
Each Canister $4

Cooking Set

cook set
This cook kit has everything you need to outfit a group of four people.  Pots, pans, bouls, cups, spatulas, sporks, servign spoons, cutting board, and wisk.  Be prepaird for every meal with this GSI Outdoor cooking kit.
1-4 Day Rental $10
5-8 Day Rental $15

Coolers

cooler
Heading out of town for the weekend?  Keep your food and drinks cold with one of our Coleman coolers.  
1-4 Day Rental $6
5-8 Day Rental $9

Camp Chair

campchairs
These camp chairs keep your backside warm and dry during any outdoor trip.  You choose from a small insulated seat (Crazy Creek) perfect for backpacking or a traditional folding camp chair.  
1-4 Day Rental $5
5-8 Day Rental $8

Headlamp

head lamp
Do you need to be hands free while hiking, cooking, or camping?  Our super bright LED head lamps will help you navigate the dark with ease.      
1-4 Day Rental $5
5-8 Day Rental $8

Lantern

lantern
Grab one of our LED lanterns to stick in your tent or by the stove to help you with your nightly chores.  
1-4 Day Rental $5
5-8 Day Rental $8

Stuff Sack

stuff sack
Do you need a stuff sack for your sleeping bag or extra clothes?  Snag one of these bags to aid in your backpack organization
1-4 Day Rental $1
5-8 Day Rental $3

Trekking Poles

trek poles
Our Black Diamond trekking poles help you keep your balance and reduce stress on your knees while hiking an snowshoeing.
1-4 Day Rental $5
5-8 Day Rental $8

Crash Pad

crash pad
Going bouldering?  Don't forget to protect yourself with a crash pad.  These pads are easy to cary to the crag thanks to the built in backpack straps.  
1-4 Day Rental $10
5-8 Day Rental $15

Climbing Shoes

climbing shoes
These Five-ten climbing shoes are sure to help you reach your rock climbing goals.  The sticky rubber will grab even the barest of walls.  
1-4 Day Rental $7
5-8 Day Rental $11