Recreation

Gear Garage

The Gear Garage carries an abundance of outdoor gear to outfit adventure during any season. Check out the equipment list and pricing below. Give us a call with any questions or to reserve gear.

Find Us:
We are located on-campus on the 1st floor of the Waterfront Activities Center. From the parking lot walk through the breezeway towards the lake, enter the building at the boat rental office, we are just down the hall and to the right.

Gear Garage Hours

October 1 – December 14
Day of Week Times
Monday 3-7pm
Tuesday Closed **
Wednesday Closed**
Thursday 3-7pm
Friday 3-7pm
Saturday 3-7pm
Sunday 3-7pm
  • Gear rentals stop 15 minutes before close, bike rentals stop 1 hour before close.

** Off-hours pick up and drop off may be available. Appointments are subject to staff availability and carry a $15 convenience fee. Requests must be made at least 7 days in advance. For more information, please use the contact information below.

Important Date Changes

Closed: October 20, November 22-24
Open: Wednesday, November 21 3-7pm

Equipment and Pricing

Car Camping & Music Festivals

Tents & Shelters
Item Standard Rate Per Day Student Rate Per Day
2-Person Car Camping Tent $10.00 $8.00
4-Person Car Camping Tent $15.00 $10.00
5-Person Car Camping Tent $17.50 $12.00
Sun Shelter Canopy 9 x 7 $10.00 $8.00
Sun Shelter Canopy 10 x 10 $15.00 $12.00
Sleeping Bags & Pads
Item Standard Rate Per Day Student Rate Per Day
20-degree Sleeping Bag (Sizes available: Short, Regular, Long) $9.00 $7.00
35-degree Sleeping Bag (Sizes available: Short, Regular, Long) $9.00 $7.00
Foam Sleeping Pad (Sizes Available: Regular – up to 6ft, Long- up to 6,4) $3.00 $2.50

Camp Kitchen

Item Standard Rate Per Day Student Rate Per Day
2-burner Propane Stove $9.00 $7.00
70QT Cooler $6.00 $4.20
100QT Cooler $6.50 $5.30
120QT Cooler $7.20 $5.75
lightweight 3-Pot Set $3.00 $2.10
Lantern $3.00 $2.00

Games

Item Standard Rate Per Day Student Rate Per Day
Horseshoes, Washer Toss, Bocce Ball, Ladder Ball, Cornhole, Spike Ball, Kan Jam $4.00 $2.50

Backpacking

Tents & Shelters

Item Standard Rate Per Day Student Rate Per Day
2-Person Backpacking Tent $10.00 $8.00
Ultralight Tarp Tent (2-4 person) $15.00 $12.00
Bivy Sack $7.50 $3.00

Packs

Item Standard Rate Per Day Student Rate Per Day
Multi-Day Backpack (Expands from 50L to 75L) $10.00 $8.00
Pack Rain Cover $2.00 $1.00

Sleeping Bags & Pads

Item Standard Rate Per Day Student Rate Per Day
20-degree Sleeping Bag (Sizes available: Short, Regular, Long) $9.00 $7.00
35-degree Sleeping Bag (Sizes available: Short, Regular, Long) $9.00 $7.00
Foam Sleeping Pad (Sizes Available: Regular – up to 6ft, Long- up to 6,4) $3.00 $2.50

Camp Kitchen

Item Standard Rate Per Day Student Rate Per Day
Fast Boil Backpacking Stove (Butane Fuel Sold Separately) $7.50 $5.25
Standard Backpacking Stove (Butane Fuel Sold Separately) $7.50 $5.25
Lightweight 3-Pot Cook Set $3.00 $2.50
Small Bear Canister $4.00 $3.00
Standard Bear Canister $5.00 $4.00

Water Treatment/Storage

Item Standard Rate Per Day Student Rate Per Day
Water Filter (Pump Style) $3.00 $2.00
6L Dromedary Bag $2.50 $2.00

On Trail

Item Standard Rate Per Day Student Rate Per Day
Trekking Pole Set $3.00 $2.00
Compass $1.00 $1.00
GPS $12.00 $9.00

Biking

Bikes & Panniers

Item Standard Rate Per Day Student Rate Per Day
Hardtail Mountain Bike
(Frame Size XS, S, M, L, XL)
(Includes Helmet and Emergency Kit)
$35.00 $24.50
Gravel/Road Touring Bike
(Frame Size 47, 49, 53, 56, 59, 61)
(Includes Helmet and Emergency Kit)
$35.00 $24.50
Panniers (Pair-Front and Rear Available) $10.00 $8.00
  • Please note we stop bike rentals 1 hour before close, please plan your visit accordingly.

Fishing

Rods & Wading

Item Standard Rate Per Day Student Rate Per Day
9′ 5wt Fly Rod and Reel (Leader and Flies not included) $13.00 $7.80
Waders and Wading Boots $20.00 $13.20

Watersports

SUP & Dry Bags

Item Standard Rate Per Day Student Rate Per Day
Inflatable Stand-up Paddleboard Package
(Includes: Backpack, Pump, Touring Fin, PFD, and Paddle)
$40.00 $25.00
10L Dry Bag $1.75 $1.30
20L Dry Bag $2.00 $1.60
30L Dry Bag $2.40 $1.90
70L Dry Bag $8.00 $6.40

Climbing & Mountaineering

Mountaineering

Item Standard Rate Per Day Student Rate Per Day
Plastic Mountaineering Boots $17.50 $14.00
Strap Crampon $5.50 $4.40
Semi-Auto Crampon $6.00 $4.80
Standard Ice Axe (55-75cm) $5.00 $4.00
Helmet $3.00 $2.40
4-Season Expedition Tent $25.00 $20.00
Alpine/Day Backpack (Expands to 45L) $9.00 $5.00

Climbing

Item Standard Rate Per Day Student Rate Per Day
Rock Climbing Shoes $6.00 $4.80
Standard Crash Pad $10.00 $8.00
Large Crash Pad $12.00 $10.80
Belaggles Belay Glasses $14.00 $12.00
Stick Clip $5.00 $4.00
Helmet $3.00 $2.40

Please Read Before Renting

Pricing

  • We do not consider pick-up and drop-off days as part of the rental cost.
  • Final cost = number of days the equipment will be in your possession x per day rate + Seattle Sales Tax.
  • 10% discount on rentals 7-days and longer.
  • When renting multiple of the same item the student rate is applied to the first item only, each additional item is charged at the standard rate. (example: two ice-axes are rented the student rate is applied to the first ice-axe and not the second)
  • Prices subject to change.

 

Who May Rent?

  • Enrolled Seattle campus students with valid Husky Card. During Summer months, students must be registered for fall classes to receive the student rate.
  • Groups including RSOs, UW Departments, Fraternities, and Sororities will be charged the standard rate.
  • All UW Faculty/Staff are eligible to rent, IMA membership not required. Employment verification may be required at time of pick up, call for more details.
  • Spouses, Alumni, Bothell & Tacoma students must possess an IMA Membership to be eligible.

Reservations & Picking Up Gear

  • All renters must complete a Rental Agreement and Release of Liability Form.
  • Please bring a Husky/IMA Membership Card and a valid photo I.D.
  • A credit card is required for a security/damage deposit.
  • Accepted forms of payment include Visa, MasterCard, Discover, personal checks, and Husky Cards. NO CASH
  • Please allow 20-30 minutes for the rental process. Fitting bikes, backpacks, and other items may take up to 60 minutes. Rentals stop 15 minutes before closing.
  • Ask the attendant how to avoid late fees, cleaning charges, and repair fees.
  • Returns are NOT accepted at the IMA membership desk or the WAC boat rental window during summer hours.

Reservations

  • A request for a reservation can be made through the form below or by phone.
  • Submission of a reservation request form is not a completed reservation. All request forms must be finalized verbally with a Gear Garage Staff person.
  • A credit card is required for the security deposit.
  • Reservations may not be made more than 7-days in advance.
  • Reservations must be picked up no later than 1.5 hours prior to closing.

Cancellations

  • Reservations canceled with less than 2 days notice = 50% refund
  • Reservations that are not picked 1.5 hours until close on the specified day are canceled = 0% refund

Request a Reservation Here

Rental Policies, Fees, & Fines

  • Full payment is due at time of pickup.
  • A credit card security/damage deposit is required to rent equipment.
  • Renters are responsible for all damages, lost/destroyed equipment, and cleaning fees.
  • All equipment must be returned clean and dry. Items in need of cleaning and/or drying are charged a fee of $15.50 per hour.
  • Equipment returned late is charged a flat $25 penalty plus the standard daily rate for each item and day the equipment is overdue.
  • Equipment returned outside hours of operation is subject to a $15 off-hours drop fee.
  • Lost items are charged the replacement cost of the item including tax and shipping.

Off-Hours Appointments

To schedule an appointment, please contact a UWild representative below. Please email at least 7-days prior to the desired pick up date as email response times may take up to 3 days due to our operational hours. Off-hours pick up and drop off is subject to availability and may be requested no later than 7 days in advance. Off-hours pick up is subject to a convenience fee.The Gear Garage – garage@uw.edu or 206.685.6767