Loyola University Chicago

Campus Recreation

Division of Student Development

Gear Rental Program

Rental Gear Pricing Information
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Ramble Outdoors offers gear rentals to the Loyola University Chicago community.  It is our goal to offer valuable outdoor experiences by providing quality gear to enable enjoyable self-guided experiences.

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Gear available for rental includes:

  • Tents—Tents are available for car-camping and backpacking trips during the spring, summer, and fall. We have tents designed for one person and multiple people (2-5 people).
  • Backpacks—Backpacks are available in a range of sizes from extra-small to extra-large.
  • Sleeping Bags—Sleeping bags are available for mild backpacking climates, damp and cold backpacking climates, and car-camping.
  • Stoves & Cooking Gear—Single burner stoves are available for rent as well as fuel.  Cooking gear rentals include a pot set containing two pots, cooking utensils, cleaning utensils, and a measuring utensil.

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For more specific questions on gear, please contact the program at: rentoutdoors@luc.edu

Gear is primarily available for weekend rentals; the weekend rental period starts on Thursday and ends on Monday.  Longer rental periods and rentals not occurring Thursday through Monday are available upon request.

Rental Program: 
by appointment only, email rentoutdoors@luc.edu

The rental program office is located in the Halas Recreation Center on Loyola's Lake Shore Campus.  Please note, payment is required at time of check-out.

If equipment is not returned on time, returned incomplete, or damaged, an Equipment Late/Damage Fee will be charged by Ramble Outdoors. If the fee is not paid in a timely fashion, the fee will be charged to the student account.  Please see Rental Program Policies for more details.  Between Thanksgiving and Spring Break, all rentals and returns are by appointment only. 

For more information and questions on the gear rental program, please email rentoutdoors@luc.edu or call 773-508-2604.