Outdoor Gear Room

The Student Union Outdoor Gear Room's philosophy can be summed up in two words: GET OUTSIDE! We believe that health and happiness should be achievable, even on a student's budget, which is why we have good gear to introduce you to a wide variety of outdoor activities. Jump onto a mountain bike, strap into a snowboard, or lace up a pair of skates - and experience Alaska's great outdoors.

Rental Rates

Summer Gear

Description Day Rate Weekend Rate Week Rate
Mountain Bike $20 $35 $65
Canoe $15 $30 $60
Kayak (Single) $35 $70 $140
Kayak (Double) $50 $100 $200
Dry Gear $5 $10 $15
Backpack $10 $15 $30
Expedition Tent $10 $20 $40
Cooler $5 $10 $15
Stove $5 $10 $20

Winter Gear

Description Day Rate Weekend Rate Week Rate
Ice Skates $5 $10 $20
Snow Shoes $5 $10 $20
Ski Package (Touring and Skate) $15 $20 $30
Skis $10  $15  $25
Ski Boots $5 $10 $15
Ski Poles $5 $10 $15
Snowboard Package $20 $35 $60
Snowboard $15 $30 $60
Snowboard Boots $5 $10 $20

Gear Rental Policies & Procedures

  • Rental equipment is only available to UAA students, staff, and faculty. A valid UAA ID is required. 
  • Reservations may be made in person no sooner than two weeks in advance. Reservations cannot be made over the phone. Full payment is required at the time of reservation.
  • Each person may rent no more than two pieces of the same kind of equipment at any one time, depending upon availability.
  • Cancellations must be made in person or in writing no later than a full 24 hours before the rental date. Customers will be charged in full for all cancellations made within 24 hours of their reservation time. 
  • A rental day is from business hours one weekday to business hours the following weekday. A rental weekend is from business hours Friday to business hours Monday (except for University holidays). A rental week is seven continuous days.
  • The renter is responsible for checking to see that all equipment is complete and in safe working order. Renters use all equipment at their own risk.
  • Returns will only be accepted during posted hours. Persons returning equipment late will be charged the daily rate for each day. 
  • The Student Union reserves the right to charge a $25.00 cleaning fee for dirty equipment and to charge the full cost of parts, repairs, or replacement of damaged, stolen, or lost equipment.
  • The Student Union staff will not assist in the loading and unloading of equipment onto renters' vehicles.
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