Cleveland State University

Gear Rental

Whether camping in a nearby campground or backpacking into the wilderness, you can escape the crowds and enjoy the outdoors as it was meant to be - we have all the gear you need for all your outdoor pursuits AND at a fraction of the price! When you rent our backpacking or camping gear, you'll see just how much money you can save by renting rather than buying.


Mountain Hardware™ Drifter™ 2 DP Tent

Quick, easy and compact, the Mountain Hardwear Drifter™ 2 DP tent is perfect for camping and backpacking. With fly-first (DryPitch™) pitching you can set the tent up in the rain and stay dry. This tent is perfect for the beginner camper on a weekend camping trip with friends!

[Pricing: Student/Member]
2-person tent: Daily $5/$7; Two-Day $10/$12; 7-day $15/$17
3-person tent: Daily $6/$8; Two-Day $12/$14; 7-day $17/$19
4-person tent: Daily $7/$9; Two-Day $14/$16; 7-day $19/$21

sleeping bags

Slumberjack 0-Degree Sleeping Bags

Slumberjack understands the importance of quality recreation and family time. The Latitude, from the Slumberjack Camping collection, is loaded with features like proprietary Slumberloft™ insulation, water-repellent shells and more, all to help make your nights outdoors memorable, for all the right reasons. Latitude bags are designed to retain warmth by fitting to the contours of your body yet are spacious enough to enable maximum comfort while sleeping.

[Pricing: Student/Member]
Per Sleeping Bag: Daily $7/$9; Two-Day $10/$12; 7-day $13/$15

sleeping bags

Coleman 20-Degree Sleeping Bags

This cold weather sleeping bag keeps you warm when outdoor temperatures reach 20F. It has a polyester cover and soft tricot-knit lining, perfect for camping. The plush insulation filling won't shift and the 2-sided zipper is snag proof and traps in your heat. On warmer nights, just unzip the foot to create ventilation. When you're ready to roll, a special technology keeps this bag in place, so packing up is easy.

[Pricing: Student/Member]
Per Sleeping Bag: Daily $5/$7; Two-Day $7/$9; 7-day $11/$13

sleeping bags

Kelty Tumbler 40/60-Degree Sleeping Bags

The Kelty Tumbler 40/60 bag easily adapts to every season to keep everyone smiling comfortably under the stars. With dual-temp technology, you can flip from the hot side that’s got extra warm Cloudloft™ insulation to the cool side that’s got a little less. A cotton liner blend will add to the coziness and a side-lock zipper will let you vent freely. Finding the perfect sleeping temperature has never required less effort.

[Pricing: Student/Member]
Per Sleeping Bag: Daily $5/$7; Two-Day $7/$9; 7-day $11/$13

sleeping pads

Thermarest RidgeRest® SoLite® Sleeping Pad

The RidgeRest® is the gold standard in lightweight, closed-cell sleeping pads. It is coated with a layer of Thermarest’s ® ThermaCapture™ technology that redirects radiant heat back to your body to amplify your warmth while also providing a layer of cushioning between you and the ground.

[Pricing: Student/Member]
Per Sleeping Pad: Daily $2/$4; Two-Day $7/$9; 7-day $11/$13


REI Crestrail 48 Backpack

The REI Crestrail 48 Pack nicely balances comfort, organization and durability in a backpack designed for weekend trips. This backpack features an adjustable torso length so that you can get that “just right” fit. With multiple storage compartments this pack is perfect for up to a few days of backpacking on the trail!

[Pricing: Student/Member]
Per Backpack: Daily $6/$8; Two-Day $12/$14; 7-day $17/$19

camp grill stove

Coleman® Grill Stove

The Coleman® Grill Stove is a durable, steel-crafted outdoor appliance that offers camp cooks a grill and a stove at the same time. Both fully-adjustable cooking surfaces generate up to 10,000 BTU of cooking power while built in windshields and PerfectFlow™ Propane Pressure Control Technology keep the heat steady for consistent cooking. (Note: Propane is not included.)

[Pricing: Student/Member]
Per Grill Stove: Daily $5/$7; Two-Day $9/$11; 7-day $11/$13

camp cook sets

Texsport The Trailblazer H.A. QT. Cook Set

This portable camp cook set is durable, abrasion-resistant and twice as hard as stainless steel! It's lightweight and provides even heat transfer with triple coat Quantum2® non-stick interior which makes camp cooking and cleaning easy, healthy and fun. This set includes an 8-1/2" fry pan, 2-1/2qt. and 3-1/2qt. pots with lids for each, and conveniently stacks together for easy storage and transport.

[Pricing: Student/Member]
Per Cook Set: Daily $2/$4; Two-Day $4/$6; 7-day $8/$10

camp mess kits

Texsport Pathfinder Mess Kit

This portable mess kit is lightweight, durable, and abrasion-resistant. The Pathfinder mess kit provides even heat transfer with triple coat Quantum2® non-stick interior which makes camp cooking and cleaning easy, healthy and fun. This set includes a 6-1/2" fry pan, 6-1/2" fry pan cover/plate, 1/2qt. pot with lid, and an 8oz. plastic cup. The kit conveniently stacks together for easy storage and transport.

[Pricing: Student/Member]
Per Mess Kit: Daily $2/$4; Two-Day $4/$6; 7-day $8/$10


Coleman® 48qt. Chest Cooler

Take this cooler to your next weekend of camping or afternoon picnic or bring the party with you when tailgating or even just in the backyard hanging out with friends and family. Two-way handles make this insulated cooler easy to transport and carry. A pull-tab drain on the side is leak resistant and rustproof, allowing for easy draining and cleaning.

[Pricing: Student/Member]
Per Cooler: Daily $2/$4; Two-Day $4/$6; 7-day $8/$10

dry bag

SealLine Baja 40L Dry Bag

Proven on rivers, lakes, and oceans around the world, Baja Dry Bags by SealLine are versatile and durable. Made with 19 oz. vinyl sides and a heavy-duty 30 oz bottom, they can withstand just about any abuse Mother Nature, or your crew, can dish out. Baja Bags close with SealLine's Dry Seal roll-down closure and have an attached D-ring for securing inside a raft, canoe or on top of a luggage rack.

[Pricing: Student/Member]
Per Dry Bag: Daily $6/$8; Two-Day $12/$14; 7-day $17/$19


Petzl Tikkina Headlamps

Simple, compact headlamp for proximity lighting 80 lumens The Tikkina headlamp offers 80-lumen brightness and a wide beam for proximity lighting. Simple and compact, it is perfect for reading maps, books and navigating campsites without blinding fellow campers, yet still has enough power to light objects 30m away.

[Pricing: Student/Member]
Per Headlamp: Daily $2/$4; Two-Day $3/$7; 7-day $5/$9


Coleman® 4D CPX® 6 Classic LED Lantern

The Coleman® 4D CPX® 6 Classic LED Lantern delivers big lighting power from an easy-to-carry, personal sized lantern. This weather-resistant lantern utilizes a Cree XLamp XR-E LED to kick out 400 lumens on high setting and 140 lumens on low. Diffuser tube creates perfect illumination. (Note: Spare batteries not included)

[Pricing: Student/Member]
Per Lantern: Daily $2/$4; Two-Day $3/$7; 7-day $5/$9

How to Pack a Backpack - Adventure Rec Style!

Wouldn't it be nice if your backpack packed itself, too? Cleveland State University Adventure Recreation offers gear rentals for backpacking including all of the gear you see here.


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