Campus Recreation Center
Students By Campfire

If you plan to go on your own adventure, but do not own your own gear, borrow ours! We have all that you need to stay warm, dry and cozy over night. Our rentals are open to the UMass Lowell community as well as public.

Make a Reservation

To make a reservation you can contact Wilson Obenhaus by email: or phone 978-934-6151 at least 2-3 days prior to your trip if possible.  

Equipment Pick Up and Return

Equipment may be picked up and returned at the Outdoor Center and Bike Shop, 5 Lawrence Drive Lowell, MA during open hours:

  • Monday - Thursday: 1-9 p.m.
  • Friday: Noon - 8 p.m.

Rental Policy

Renters are responsible for equipment while it is in their possession. It is the responsibility of the renter to pay repair or replacement costs incurred should the equipment be stolen, lost, or damaged. Fees will be charged for late, excessively dirty, and/or wet equipment. Late fees are 1.5x the daily rental rate for each day past due. Equipment is subject to a one week assessment period upon the return of damaged, excessively dirty and wet equipment. Fee payments are due within two weeks of the assessment.

Hiking and Backpacking EquipmentDay PriceWeekend PriceWeekly Price
Backpacking Package BasicBackpack, Sleeping bag, Sleeping Pad$15$30$60
Backpacking Package DeluxeTent, Backpack, Sleeping bag, Sleeping Pad$25$50$100
Sleeping Bag 5 DegreeMountain Hardwear Lamina Z Torch Mummy style$5$10$25
Sleeping Bag 20 DegreeNorth Face 20 Degree Mummy style$5$10$25
Sleeping Bag 40 DegreeEMS 40 Degree Rectangle style$5$10$25
Sleeping Pad FoamThermarest Ridgerest$3$6$15
Sleeping Pad InflatableBig Agnes or Thermarest$5$10$25
BackpackLarge Backpacking Pack$5$10$25
Dry BagSeal Line Dry Bag$3$6$15
Water BottleOne Liter Nalgene$2$4$10
Water FilterKatdyn Six Liter Water Filter$5$10$25
Water FilterMSR Water Filter$5$10$25
Dromedary6 Liter and 10 Liter Water Bladders$2$4$10
Stove - MSR DragonflyIncludes stove, aluminum heat/wind guard,
Fuel pump, Fuel Bottle
Stove - Jet BoilIncludes stove, coffee press, fuel tripod, pot/cup,
and cover
HeadlampBasic Black Diamond or Petzl Headlamp$2$4$10
Rain JacketMarmot PreCip Rain Jacket (S,M,L,XL)$3$5$15
Rain PantsMarmot PreCip Rain Pants (S,M,L,XL)$3$5$15
Winter Hiking EquipmentDay PriceWeekend PriceWeekly Price
Micro SpikesMiniature crampons for hikingin icy conditions (Pair)$2$4$10
Snow ShoesMSR Evo Ascent Snowshoes with optionaltails (pair)$5$10$25
Trekking PolesBlack Diamond adjustable trekking poles (pair)$2$4$10
Camping EquipmentDay PriceWeekend PriceWeekly Price
TentKelty Outfitter or Gunnison 4 person, 3 season tent$5$10$25
Tarp Shelter16x16 ft. Kelty Noah's tarp with cordage$3$6$15
Stove - ColemanLarge double burner stove and fuel line connector$5$10$25
Pot SetSet of assorted sized pots$3$10$15
Mess KitEating utensils, plate, bowl, cup$2$4$10
Cooler 48 QuartsLarge red cooler with handles$2$4$10
Climbing EquipmentDay PriceWeekend PriceWeekly Price
Climbing ShoesVarious Brands and sizes$2$4$10
Crash PadMad Rock Mad Pad$5$10$25
Bouldering Package1 pair of shoes and Crash pad$6$12$30
BikesDay PriceWeekend PriceWeekly Price
Men's Mountain BikeFuji Nevada 1.7 (S,M,L,XL)$10$25$35
Women's Mountain BikeFuji Addy 1.5 (S,M,L,XL)$10$25$35