Outdoor Equipment Rental

For your convenience, we issue equipment out of two areas:

The Gear Garage

The Garage carries an abundance of outdoor gear to outfit adventure during any season. From backpacks, tents, sleeping bags, to touring bikes and mountain bikes, even avalanche beacons and snowshoes. Check out the equipment list and pricing sheet below. Give us a call with any questions or to reserve gear.
Equipment List and Pricing (printable)
*Prices subject to change*

Gear Garage Hours

Winter Quarter (January 8 – March 9)
Day of Week Times
Monday 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday Pick-Up and Drop-Off by Appointment Only**
Wednesday Pick-Up and Drop-Off by Appointment Only**
Thursday 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Friday 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Saturday 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Sunday 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

** Off-hours pick up and drop off is subject to availability and may be requested no later than 7 days in advance. For more information please use the contact information below.

Revised Hours

CLOSED – January 15 & February 18

OPEN – 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 16th

Crags Climbing Center

The Crags rental program focuses on equipment for rock climbing and mountaineering, such as ice axes, helmets, rock shoes, crampons and mountaineering boots. Give us a call if you have questions or want to reserve gear.
Equipment List and Pricing (printable)
*Prices subject to change*
Hours found here (Rentals stop 15 minutes prior to closing)

Rental Details

Pricing Structure

  1. Individual students receive 50% off the standard rate. To receive the student discount, the renter must be currently enrolled in classes at the Seattle campus, or have a student IMA membership. The student must be present at the time of rental to receive the discount.
  2. Groups including RSOs, UW Departments, Fraternities, and Sororities will be charged the standard rate.
  3. To determine the final rental cost, count the number of OVERNIGHTS the equipment is out (example: a Friday-Monday rental is 3 overnights). For equipment that is rented for more than 3 nights, add the additional overnight fee for each additional night the equipment is out.

*Prices listed do not include Sales Tax*

Check-Out Process

  1. All renters must complete a Rental Agreement form Printable Rental Agreement. Arriving with a signed form will greatly expedite the rental process. Please read through the entire document before signing.
  2. Please bring a Husky/IMA Membership card and a valid photo I.D.
  3. A credit card is needed for the deposit.
  4. Accepted forms of payment include Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and personal checks. NO CASH
  5. 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.
  6. Ask the attendant how to avoid late fees, cleaning charges, and repair fees.
  7. Return the items to the area in which they were checked out. Returns are NOT accepted at the IMA membership desk, or the WAC boat rental window during summer hours.

Rental Policies, Fees, and Fines

  1. Equipment rental is not open to the public or Alumni.
  2. The student discount is applied to the first item when multiple of the same item is rented (example: when two ice-axes are rented, the student discount is applied to the first ice-axe and not the second). Each additional item will be charged at the regular rate.
  3. Reservations are available by phone with a credit card deposit, up to 7 days in advance. Cancellation of a reservation made on the day-of pickup is charged 50% of the rental cost. Reservations that are not picked up by the specified day are charged the full rental cost.
  4. Full payment is due at time of pickup.
  5. A credit card deposit is required to rent equipment.
  6. Renters are responsible for all damages, lost equipment and cleaning.
  7. All equipment must be returned clean and dry. Items in need of cleaning are charged a cleaning fee of $15.00 per hour.
  8. Equipment returned late is charged a flat $25 fee, plus the 1-overnight rate for each item and day they are overdue.
  9. Equipment returned outside hours of operation is subject to a $15 off-hours drop fee.
  10. Lost items are charged the replacement cost of the item including tax and shipping.
  11. A rental agreement must be completed by each person to receive the student discount.
  12. Spouses of faculty/staff/students must have a current IMA membership to access rental equipment.

Off-Hours Appointments

To schedule an appointment, please contact a UWild representative below. Please email at least 7-days prior to 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.

The Gear Garage – or 206.543.9433, or Rod Smith at

The Crags – Garrett Genereux at or 206.616.1143