Adventure Rec Equipment Rentals

University Recreation offers a variety of outdoor equipment for rental for JSU students, faculty/staff, and RFC members. 

Equipment List - Camping

  • Backpack - Men's: This 65 liter backpack features a top-loading design with zippered pockets, mesh water bottle/trail pockets, hip belt pockets, space for a bladder available for rent at the ARC), and a raincover
  • Backpack - Women's: This 60 liter backpack features a top-loading design with zippered pockets, mesh water bottle/trail pockets, hip belt pockets, space for a bladder available for rent at the ARC), and a raincover! 

Day Rate (24 hours)

Weekend Rate (3 days)

Weekly Rate (7 days)

$10

$13

$20

  • Day Pack: We have two sizes of day packs for members to rent -- 18 Liters and 20 Liters. Both size backpacks have an expansion panel, side panel pockets, an adjustable waist strap, and comfortable shoulder straps. 

Day Rate (24 hours)

Weekend Rate (3 days)

Weekly Rate (7 days)

$2 $3 $5
  • BlockerLite Cinch Sack: The ultralite cinch sack is perfect for organizing gear inside a pack. It is 20 liters and waterproof, with a cinch closure at the top. 

Day Rate (24 hours)

Weekend Rate (3 days)

Weekly Rate (7 days)

$1 $2 $3
  • Big Wall Stuff Sack: This 15-L stuff sack is ideal for organizing gear inside a gear bag, or work as an all-purpose tote bag. There are 2 handles made out of webbing, and a cinch closure on the top. 

Day Rate (24 hours)

Weekend Rate (3 days)

Weekly Rate (7 days)

$1 $2 $4
  • Dry Bag: This 110 Liter bag is multi-purpose, featuring a tight waterproof closure, padded shoulder straps, and an extended reinforced bottom. 

Day Rate (24 hours)

Weekend Rate (3 days)

Weekly Rate (7 days)

$4 $6 $9
Pro Raincover: The pro raincover is a backpack raincover that will cover any size backpack, and comes with its own storage bag. Offered in XS-XL.  

Day Rate (24 hours)

Weekend Rate (3 days)

Weekly Rate (7 days)

$1 $2 $3

  • Sleeping Bag: The ARC has both 20 and 45 degree sleeping bags. The 20 degree has synthetic insulation, an anti-snag zipper, a thermal comfort hood, and a compression stuff sack. The 45 degree bag is synthetic with an anti-snag zipper, and a compression stuff sack.

Day Rate (24 hours)

Weekend Rate (3 days)

Weekly Rate (7 days)

$3 $4 $6
  • Sleeping Bag Liner: The sleeping bag liner can be used freely as a warm-weather sleeping bag or can be paired with a sleeping bag to add another 5 degrees of warmth. It features a 3/4 zip for easy entry and a compression stuff sack.

Day Rate (24 hours)

Weekend Rate (3 days) 

Weekly Rate (7 days)

$2  $3  $5
  • Sleeping Pads: The ARC offers both accordion style and rolled sleeping pads. These sleeping pads add extra comfort when sleeping on a hard surface while camping, and also insulate the camper's body heat. Both pads are 6 feet long. 

Day Rate (24 hours)

Weekend Rate (3 days) 

Weekly Rate (7 days)

$2  $3  $5
  • Hammocks: We offer two sizes of hammocks (single and double). Both size hammocks can hold up to 400lbs, and come with the hammock, hanging straps, and a storage bag.

Day Rate (24 hours)

 Weekend Rate (3 days)

Weekly Rate (7 days)

$2 $3 $4
  • Dartfrog Bug Net: This 10-foot long bug net is perfect for our single person hammocks. It includes the bug net, hanging kit, and carrying bag. Features include an inner gear pocket and zippered entrance. 
 Day Rate (24 hours) Weekend Rate (3 days)  Weekly Rate (7 days)
$2 $3 $5
  • Overhang Rain Trap: The overhang rain tarp contains the tarp, hanging kit, stakes, and an attached storage/carrying case. It fits perfectly with out single hammocks and bug nets. 
 Day Rate (24 hours)  Weekend Rate (3 days)  Weekly Rate (7 days)
 $2  $3  $5
  • 12 Person Tarp: This tarp has 200 square feet of shaded space for those that use it! It also provides UPF UV protection to save your skin. It come with the tarp, 2 set up poles, and a convenient carrying case. 
 Day Rate (24 hours)  Weekend Rate (3 days)  Weekly Rate (7 days)
 $12  $15  $18
  • Bear Creek 2 Person Tent: This tent is able to be set up by a single person and contains the tent, footprint, 2 poles for set-up, rain fly, stakes, and guywires. It features one door, ventilation windows, and indoor storage pockets. 
Day Rate (24 hours) Weekend Rate (3 days) Weekly Rate (7 days)
$4 $5 $8
  • Large Tent: This large tent hold four campers and features a zippered door, footprint, windows, stakes, poles for construction, and a convenient carrying case. 
Day Rate (24 hours) Weekend Rate (3 days) Weekly Rate (7 days)
$12 $14 $16
  • Camp Chair: This lightweight polyester chair features a padded seat and back, and is ultra-portable with no chair legs. It provides back support when sitting on the ground
Day Rate (24 hours) Weekend Rate (3 days) Weekly Rate (7 days)
$2 $3 $5

  • 2 Pot Set: This set contains one 1.5 liter pot and one 2 liter pot, as well as a universal lid, potholder, and convenient carrying bag.  
Day Rate (24 hours) Weekend Rate (3 days) Weekly Rate (7 days)
$2 $3 $5
  • Alpine Deluxe Kitchen Set: This kitchen set contains a foldable cutting board, folding utensils (spatulas and cooking spoon), salt and pepper shaker, dish brush/scraper, kitchen knife, dish towel, bottle opener/corkscrew, squeeze bottles, and a deluxe carrying case.  
Day Rate (24 hours) Weekend Rate (3 days) Weekly Rate (7 days)
$2 $3 $5
  • Profiler 2-burner Stove: This camping stove features 2 individually controlled burners that will support large pots. There are two side panels that work as windscreens during cooking. Requires a propane canister to operate (Not available for purchase at the RFC)
Day Rate (24 hours) Weekend Rate (3 days) Weekly Rate (7 days)
$5 $7 $11
  • Campfire Cutlery Set: This 3 piece set includes lightweight cutlery (spoon, knife, and fork) held together with a leather sleeve. They feature a slit for a carabiner to clip onto!
Day Rate (24 hours) Weekend Rate (3 days) Weekly Rate (7 days)
$1 $1 $2
  • Campfire Pot: This 5 liter pot is ideal for cooking for a group out in the wilderness. It contains the pot, a lid with built-in strainer and leather strap to protect the user from burning themselves, a handle to suspend over a fire or carry, and a carrying bag. 
Day Rate (24 hours) Weekend Rate (3 days) Weekly Rate (7 days)
$2 $3 $5
  • Coleman Camp Grill: This 2-burner grill runs on high for 2 hours on one 16.4 ounce propane cylinder (NOT INCLUDED). It has 2 independently adjustable burners, removable grease management tray, non-skid feet, and wind block panels that can also be used as side tables. 
Day Rate (24 hours) Weekend Rate (3 days) Weekly Rate (7 days)
$6 $8 $12
  • MSR Pocket Rocket Stove: This stove is no larger than your average wallet, and has an average boiling time of 3 and a half minutes. This contains the stove, instructions, and a carrying case. A self-sealing canister of fuel is required for used but not available for purchase at the RFC. 
Day Rate (24 hours) Weekend Rate (3 days) Weekly Rate (7 days)
$4 $5 $8
  • Whisperlite Stove: This stove comes with the stove, fuel pump, instruction manual, and convenient storage bag. It requires fuel, not available at the ARC. 
Day Rate (24 hours) Weekend Rate (3 days) Weekly Rate (7 days)
$4 $5 $8

  • Ice Chest (Cooler): This cooler is 41 quarts, and can be crushed down when empty to save room. It features a zipper closure on top, a zippered pocket on the front, and a mesh pocket inside the lid. 
 Day Rate (24 hours)  Weekend Rate (3 days)  Weekly Rate (7 days)
 $2  $3  $5
  • Large Cooler: This collapsable cooler features four molded cup holders on the lid to keep drinks close, and features a zippered closure, bottle opener on the zipper, a front mesh pocket, and an adjustable shoulder strap for carrying. 
 Day Rate (24 hours)  Weekend Rate (3 days)  Weekly Rate (7 days)
 $3  $5  $7
  • Small Cooler: The small cooler is idea for single day trips or for carrying lunches. It can hold up to 9 cans. It features a removable hard liner, thermos, ice pack, zippered closure, front zippered pockets, a mesh pocket under the lid, and an adjustable shoulder strap. 
 Day Rate (24 hours)  Weekend Rate (3 days)  Weekly Rate (7 days)
 $2  $3  $4

  • Trail Back Trekking Poles: These trekking poles are compact and can be 100-140 centimeters long for any hiker height. It has grips for comfort and straps to carry on wrists. 
Day Rate (24 hours) Weekend Rate (3 days) Weekly Rate (7 days)
$2 $3 $5

  • Ratchet Straps: Ratchet straps come in a set of 2, and we offer both 15 foot and 20 foot straps.
Day Rate (24 hours) Weekend Rate (3 days) Weekly Rate (7 days)
$1 $1 $1

  • Storm Headlamp: This headlamp has an adjustable strap to fit any wearer's head, and multiple light settings for distance, as well as strobe, red, and green lighting
Day Rate (24 hours) Weekend Rate (3 days) Weekly Rate (7 days)
$2 $3 $5

  • Orbit Lantern: The orbit lantern doubles as a flashlight. It required four AAA batteries. 
Day Rate (24 hours) Weekend Rate (3 days) Weekly Rate (7 days)
$1 $2 $3

  • Truck Rack: This creates a top-of-vehicle rack system for a full-size pickup, and takes less than thirty minutes to install and just requires a 3/4" wrench 
Day Rate (24 hours) Weekend Rate (3 days) Weekly Rate (7 days)
$8 $10 $15

  • Drop Line Jacket: These jackets are soft and warm, perfect for cold weather. Offered in Men's Small through XX-Large, and Women's X-Small through X-Large
 Day Rate (24 hours) Weekend Rate (3 days) Weekly Rate (7 days)
$3 $4 $6

  • Precip Jackets: These jackets are perfect for a rainy day. They include an adjustable hood that rolls into the collar, an elastic drawcord hem, pack pockets, and it can stuff into its own pocket for easy storage. Offered in Men's Small through XX-Large, and Women's X-Small through X-Large
Day Rate (24 hours) Weekend Rate (3 days) Weekly Rate (7 days)
$3 $4 $6

  • Precip Pants: These waterproof pants feature an elastic waistband, three zippered pockets, zippers completely down both legs for easy layering, and an elastic drawcord hem to keep moisture out. Offered in Men's Small through XX-Large, and Women's X-Small through X-Large

Day Rate (24 hours) Weekend Rate (3 days) Weekly Rate (7 days)
$3 $4 $6

  • Twin Air Mattress: The twin air mattress can roll up and store easily. Air pump not available at ARC 
 Day Rate (24 hours)  Weekend Rate (3 days)  Weekly Rate (7 days)
 $1  $2  $3

  • First Aid Kit: The first aid kit offered for rental includes First Aid & survival instructions, as well as a safety whistle, compass, scissors, tweezers, bandaging materials, an ice pack, medication, and wound care. 
 Day Rate (24 hours)  Weekend Rate (3 days)  Weekly Rate (7 days)
 $1  $2  $3

Equipment List - Boat and Accesories

Kayak: The ARC has 4 options of kayaks available for members to rent. We have both ocean kayaks as well as sit-on-top kayaks in two lengths, so there is something for everyone.
 Day Rate (24 hours)  Weekend Rate (3 days)  Weekly Rate (7 days)
 $35  $45  $68

Kayak Paddles: Kayak paddles are available in 5 lengths: 197, 200, 210, 220, and 230 centimeters.  
 Day Rate (24 hours)  Weekend Rate (3 days)  Weekly Rate (7 days)
 $2  $3  $5

Kayak Racks: These racks attach to the crossbar on a vehicle and can store up to four kayaks on their edge, and can fold down when not in use.  
 Day Rate (24 hours)  Weekend Rate (3 days)  Weekly Rate (7 days)
 $8  $10  $15

 Day Rate (24 hours)  Weekend Rate (3 days)  Weekly Rate (7 days)
 $40  $50  $75

Paddle Board Paddles: Our paddle board paddles are completely adjustable in length, ranging from 79 to 91 inches. 
 Day Rate (24 hours)  Weekend Rate (3 days)  Weekly Rate (7 days)
 $2  $3  $5

Canoe: This tough and rugged canoe features 2 nylon web seats and comfortable carrying handles
 Day Rate (24 hours)  Weekend Rate (3 days)  Weekly Rate (7 days)
 $35  $45  $68
Canoe Paddle: The RFC offers 5 different size canoe paddles, so there will always be one for you! Paddles are 48, 54, 57, 60, and 66 inches.  
 Day Rate (24 hours)  Weekend Rate (3 days)  Weekly Rate (7 days)
 $1  $1  $2

 Day Rate (24 hours)  Weekend Rate (3 days)  Weekly Rate (7 days)
 $2  $3  $5

 Day Rate (24 hours)  Weekend Rate (3 days)  Weekly Rate (7 days)
 $2  $3  $5

 Day Rate (24 hours)  Weekend Rate (3 days)  Weekly Rate (7 days)
 $4  $6  $9

Gear Rentals

University Recreation provides outdoor equipment rental for students, Rec Members, and non-members. Equipment can be reserved in advance for future use by visiting or calling the Adventure Recreation Center.

Pick-Up

Items being picked-up during the Adventure Recreation Center operating hours will be located in the Adventure Recreation Center. Reserved items being picked up outside of normal office hours if coordinated at the time of reservation.  See the Building Operations Supervisors, or designee, on duty during the established pick-up time. 

Returns

Items being returned during the Adventure Recreation Center operating hours will be located in the Adventure Recreation Center. 

Outdoor Gear Rental Policies

  1. Renters assume full responsibility for the equipment and associated accessories.
  2. Rental fees will be charged at the time of reservation or at checkout for same day rentals.
  3. Renters are responsible for returning equipment dry, clean, correctly packaged, and on time in order to avoid additional fees.
  4. University Recreation will inspect all equipment after it is returned to ensure that all items have been received and are in good working condition.
  5. Cancellations made within 48 hours of the reservation’s start (including cancellations made due to inclement weather or change of plans) will not be refunded.
  6. Add credit card on file for damage fees if determined best.

Fees for Lost/Damaged Equipment

  1. While our rates assume some wear and tear will occur during use, renters are responsible for the cost of repairing any damaged equipment or replacing lost items.  
  2. The lost/damaged fee will not exceed the purchase price of the item.
  3. Damage/Lost fees will appear as a separate charge from the rental and will be assessed within 5 days of the item’s return.
  4. Damage/Lost fees will be charged to the credit card placed on file when making the reservation. 

Late Fees

  1. Renters will be charged the daily rental rate for each day the equipment is past due.
  2. If equipment was reserved by another party and not available for their use, the renter will be charged the cost of the other party’s reservation.
  3. Late fees will appear as a separate charge from the rental and will be assessed within 5 days of the item’s return.
  4. Late fees will be charged to the credit card placed on file when making the reservation. [JP4]