Recreation

UWild’s Gear Garage will outfit you in quality outdoor gear whether you’re headed out for a week-long adventure or a quick day trip.

NEWS

Memorial Day Weekend is typically super busy here at the Garage, get your reservations in today!! 

Winter Hours

Day Times
Monday 3 – 7 p.m.
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 3 – 7 p.m.
Friday 3 – 7 p.m.
Saturday 3 – 7 p.m.
Sunday 3 – 7 p.m.

Equipment & Prices

Backpacking

Shelter & Sleeping

Brands we stock for this category are Mountain Hardwear, Black Diamond, Big Agnes, & Thermarest.

Item First Day Additional Day Student First Day Student Additional Day
Bivy Sack $12 $6 $9 $4.5
2-Person Lightweight Tent $10 $5 $9 $4.5
Ultralight Tarp Tents

(2 & 4 person options)

$16 $8 $12 $6
Sleeping Bag

(20 and 30 degrees)

$10 $5 $8 $4
Foam Sleeping Pad $3 $1.5 $2 $1
Inflatable Sleeping Pad $5 $2.5 $3 $1.5

On-Trail Essentials

Brands we stock for this category are Osprey Packs, Brunton, & Black Diamond

Item First Day Additional Day Student First Day Student Additional Day
Multiday Backpack

(Expands from 50L to 75L)

$16 $13 $9 $4.5
Compass $2 $1 $1 $.50
Hiking Poles (set) $4 $2 $2 $1

Camp Kitchen

Brands we stock for this category are Mountain Safety Research (MSR), & GSI

Item First Day Additional Day Student First Day Student Additional Day
Fast Boil Backpacking Stove w/ integrated pot – ideal for just boiling water

(fuel sold separately)

$10 $5 $8 $4
Backpacking Stove w/ pot set – best for cooking

(fuel sold separately)

$10 $5 $8 $4
Lightweight Nesting 3-Pot Set $5 $2.5 $3 $1.5
Small Bear Can $4 $2 $2 $1
Standard Bear Can $5 $2.5 $3 $1.5
Water Filter (pump) $6 $3 $4 $2
6L Dromedary Bag (water storage) $2 $1 $2 $1.5

Camping

Shelter & Sleeping

Brands we stock for this category are ALPS Mountaineering, Mountain Hardwear, Big Agnes, & Thermarest

Item First Day Additional Day Student First Day Student Additional Day
2-Person Tent $10 $5 $9 $4.5
4-Person Tent $12 $6 $11 $5.5
5-Person Tent $14 $7 $13 $6.5
Sleeping Bag

(20 and 30 degrees)

$10 $5 $8 $4
Foam Sleeping Pad $3 $1.5 $2 $1
Inflatable Sleeping Pad $8 $4 $6 $3

Camp Kitchen

Brands we stock for this category are Camp Chef & Coleman

Item First Day Additional Day Student First Day Student Additional Day
 2-Burner Propane Stove

(fuel sold separately)

$10 $5 $8 $4
70qt Cooler $7 $3.5 $5 $2.5
100qt Cooler $8 $4 $5 $2.5
120qt Cooler $10 $5 $7 $3.5
Rechargeable Lantern $5 $2.5 $4 $2

Biking

Brands we stock for this category are Kona Bicycles, Ortlieb, & Saris

Item First Day Additional Day Student  First Day Student Additional Day
Mountain Bike    (hardtail, 27.5” wheels, hydraulic disk brakes, helmet) $35 $17.5 $26 $13
Gravel/Adventure Bike    (Drop bar, disc brakes, Integrated lock; optional- rear rack, front rack, front basket, & helmet) $35 $17.5 $26 $13
City Bike    (Flat bar, disc brakes, folding lock; optional – rear racks or front basket, & helmet) $35 $17.5 $26 $13
Touring Package    (Gravel/Adventure Bike + racks + front and rear panniers) $56 $28 $43 $21.5
Waterproof Front Panniers (set) $10 $5 $8 $4
Waterproof Rear Panniers (set) $11 $5.5 $9 $4.5
1-Bike Car Rack – Can only be used with bikes rented from UWild $4 $2 $3 $1.5
2-Bike Car Rack – Can only be used with bikes rented from UWild $6 $3 $5 $2.5

Events, Parties, Tailgates, & Music Festivals

Shelters

Brands we stock for this category are RTIC and Coleman

Item First Day Additional Day Student First Day Student Additional Day
9×7 Pop-Up Sun Shelter (not waterproof) $8 $4 $7 $3.5
10×10 Pop-Up Sun Shelter (not waterproof) $15 $7.5 $13 $6.5

Coolers

Brands we stock for this category are Coleman

Item First Day Additional Day Student First Day Student Additional Day
70qt Cooler $7 $3.5 $5 $2.5
100qt Cooler $8 $4 $5 $2.5
120qt Cooler $10 $5 $7 $3.5

Games

Brands we stock for this category are varied

Item  First Day Additional Day Student First Day Student Additional Day
Horseshoe Set $5 $2.5 $4 $2
Ladder Ball $5 $2.5 $4 $2
Bocce Ball $5 $2.5 $4 $2
Washer Toss $5 $2.5 $4 $2
Kan Jam $4 $2 $3 $1.5
Spike Ball $6 $3 $5 $2.5
Ramp Shot $6 $3 $5 $2.5

Fishing

Brands we stock for this category are Redington, Temple Fork Outfitters, & Shakespeare

Item First Day Additional Day Student First Day Student Additional Day
Wading Package (Breathable Waders and Wading Boots) $19 $9.5 $17 $8.5
5wt Fly Rod and Reel $9 $4.5 $5 $2.5
8wt Fly Rod and Reel $9 $4.5 $5 $2.5
4lb backpacking spin rod and reel $9 $4.5 $5 $2.5
Spinning Rod and Reel $5 $2.5 $3 $1.5
Trout Net $3 $1.5 $2 $1

Mountaineering

Brands we stock for this category are Scarpa, Black Diamond, Petzl, Hilleberg Tents, and Osprey Packs

Item First Day Additional Day Student First Day Student Additional Day
Plastic Mountaineering Boots $19 $9.5 $17 $8.5
Strap Crampon $9 4.5 $8 $4
Semi-Auto Crampon $12 $6 $11 $5.5
Standard Ice Axe (55-75cm) $11 $5.5 $6 $3
Helmet $8 $4 $4 $2
4-Season Expedition Tent $32 $16 $27 $13.5
Alpine Backpack (expands to 45L) $8 $4 $7 $3.5

Rock Climbing

Brands we stock for this category are Evolv, Petzl, Metolius, & Black Diamond

Item First Day Additional Day Student First Day Student Additional Day
Climbing Shoes $5 $2.5 $4 $2
Helmet $8 $4 $4 $2
Standard Crash Pad $15 $7.5 $9 $4.5
Stick Clip $7 $3.5 $6 $3
Belaggles Belay Glasses $9 $4.5 $8 $4

Stand Up Paddle Board

Brands we stock for this category are Northwest River Supply (NRS)

Item First Day Additional Day Student First Day Student Additional Day
Inflatable Stand-up Paddleboard Package (touring/camping)
(Includes: Backpack, Pump, Touring Fin, PFD, and Paddle)
$31.00 $15.50 $19.00 $9.50
10L Dry Bag $2.00 $1.00</td $1.00 $.50
20L Dry Bag $3.00 $1.50 $2.00 $1.00
30L Dry Bag $3.00 $1.50 $2.00 $1.00
70L Dry Bag $5.00 $2.50 $5.00 $2.50

Downhill Ski, Snowboard, Cross-Country Ski

RENTED DURING WINTER QUARTER. Brands we stock for this category are K2 skis and snowboards and Madshus XC Skis

Item First Day Additional Day Student First Day Student Additional Day
Adult Downhill Ski Package
Dimensions: 115-75-106
Features: Catch free rocker with a lightweight core
$40 $17 $30 $15
K2 Mindbender Performance Ski Package
Dimensions: 130-85-113
Features: All-mountain rocker with an aspen core
$65 $25 $40 $20
Adult Snowboard Package
(board, bindings, boots)
$28 $17 $25 $15
Cross-Country Ski Package

(can be used in classic tracks and off-track)

$28 $17 $20 $12
Alpine Ski Boots $10 $5 $8 $5
Snowboard Boots $10 $6 $8 $6
Cross-Country Ski Boot $8 $5 $6 $4

Snowshoe

RENTED DURING WINTER AND SPRING QUARTERS. Brands we stock for this category are Mountain Safety Research (MSR)

Item First Day Additional Day Student First Day Student Additional Day
Adult Snowshoe Package
(includes optional trekking poles)
$18 $5 $15 $5
Youth and Child Snowshoe Package
(includes optional youth/child trekking poles)
$8 $2 $7 $2

Backcountry Touring

RENTED DURING WINTER AND SPRING QUARTER. Brands we stock for this category are Black Diamond, PIEPS, and Backcountry Access (BCA)

Item First Day Additional Day Student First Day Student Additional Day
Avalanche Beacon $24 $12 $18 $8.5
Backcountry Shovel $6 $3 $3 $1.5
Avalanche Probe $7 $3.5 $4 $2
Touring Package (Beacon, Shovel, Probe $37 $18.5 $25 $12.5

Availability and Reserving Gear

Reservation Process

  • A reservation request can be made online. The submission of this inquiry form is not a completed reservation. All inquiries must be finalized with a Gear Garage Staff person.
  • A credit card is required for the security deposit.
  • We accept reservation requests for up to a month in advance.
  • We may not be able to confirm reservation requests submitted within 3-days of pick up.
  • Confirmed reservations must be picked up at the day and time confirmed during the reservation process. Failure to do so will result in a penalty.

Cancellation Policy

  • Confirmed reservations that are not picked by on the specified day are canceled

 

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Rental Policies & Procedures

Who May Rent?

  • Enrolled Seattle campus students with valid Husky Card. During the summer months, students must be registered for summer or fall classes to receive the student rate.
  • Groups including RSOs, UW departments, fraternities, and sororities will be charged the standard rate.
  • All UW Employees are eligible to rent, IMA membership not required. Employment verification may be required at the time of pick up. Contact us for more details.
  • Spouses, Alumni, Bothell & Tacoma students must possess an active IMA Membership to be eligible.

Pricing Structure & Student Discount

  • How is it we charge less than other rental stores? We believe that the UW Community is responsible and will treat our equipment as if it was borrowed from a close friend. We do not build in the cost of damages, late fees, cleaning costs, etc, into our rental rate as many other stores do. These charges are applied situationally. The vast majority of people renting from us incur no additional costs.
  • There is no charge for the day equipment is picked up and the day it’s dropped off. Renting from Friday to Sunday is charged as 1-day.
  • The student discount is not transferrable to others, nor can it be applied to multiples of the same item.
  • Prices are subject to change.

Deposits, Fees, & Fines

  • At the time of pick up a renter is charged the rental rate plus a $50 dollar security deposit. This deposit may cover additional rental days, late fees, cleaning fees, and incidental damage to equipment. The deposit does not cover severe damage, lost or stolen equipment, and extreme late fees (it happens, do not leave your equipment at your parents’ house in Spokane). The Renter is responsible for up to the full value of the equipment.
  • All equipment must be returned clean and dry. Items in need of cleaning and/or drying are charged a fee of $17 per item.
  • Equipment returned late is charged the standard first-day rate of each item, for each day, the equipment is overdue.
  • Lost items are charged the retail value of the item including tax and shipping.

Off-Hours Appointments

To schedule an appointment, please contact the Gear Garage at garage@uw.edu or 206.685.6767 Off-hours pick up and drop off are subject to availability. Off-hours pick up is subject to a convenience fee.

Wilderness Educator & Adventure Leadership program

Apply Here

UWild Adventures’ Wilderness Educator program is the first step on the trail to becoming a trip leader and instructor. 

This course covers essential skills that every wilderness instructor, guide, and trip leader must develop:

  • backcountry decision-making, 
  • risk mitigation and management, 
  • leave no trace ethics, 
  • group development and management, 
  • sporting and living skills. 

Questions About Accessibility?

UW Recreation’s programs, operations, and facilities are intended to be inclusive and accessible. If at any time, you have a need or concern please contact us, we encourage everyone to participate in our department offerings. For accommodation requests connected to a disability or health condition contact us at (206) 543-4590 or at recinfo@uw.edu. Requests can be responded to most effectively if received as far in advance as possible, preferably at least 10 business days.

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Insurance

UW Recreation does not provide accident or medical coverage for participants. It is recommended that participants obtain their own personal coverage. Students may obtain additional information on student accident/sickness insurance by contacting:  Insurance & Cost | Husky Health & Well-Being (uw.edu)

Location

Location: We are located 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.
3710 Montlake Blvd NE
Seattle, WA 98195