Recreation

Gear Garage

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

The Gear Garage

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

Equipment List and Pricing *Prices subject to change*

Gear Garage Hours

Summer (June 11 – September 25)
Day of Week Times
Monday 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. (Minimum rental of 3 overnights)
Tuesday Closed **
Wednesday Closed**
Thursday 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Friday 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Saturday 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

** 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.

Revised Hours

Closed: September 3, 8, 22, 29

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*

Rental Process and Reservation Request Form

  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 required for a security deposit.
  4. Accepted forms of payment include Visa, MasterCard, Discover, personal checks, and Husky Cards. 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. Returns are NOT accepted at the IMA membership desk, or the WAC boat rental window during summer hours.

Reservations

  1. A request for a reservation can be made through the form below. Reservations requests are not finalized until a Gear Garage staff member can confirm the availability of equipment requested and gather the required information for the security/damage deposit.
  2. A credit card is required for the security deposit. When completing the online form the credit card section may be left blank. We will gather that information while confirming the reservation by phone.
  3. Reservations may not be made more than 7-days in advance, nor on the day-of.
  4. To receive the student discount the reservation must be made by the individual student.
  5. All changes and cancellations must be completed no later than 48 hours prior to the pickup date. Cancellation within the 48-hour window is subject to a penalty of 50% of the total rental cost. Reservations that are not picked up by the end of the specified day are charged the full rental cost.

Request a Reservation Here

 

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 security deposit is required to rent equipment.
  6. Renters are responsible for all damages, lost equipment, and cleaning fees.
  7. All equipment must be returned clean and dry. Items in need of cleaning and drying are charged a cleaning fee of $15.50 per hour.
  8. Equipment returned late is charged a flat $25 penalty, 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 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