It’s officially camping season, and if you have summer trips lined up it’s time to make sure all of your gear is in order. And if you’d rather rent a piece of gear than purchase, you’re in luck because Seattle has plenty of spots that make that doable. Here are 6 places to rent camping gear in Seattle for summer adventures.
Seattle’s most famous outdoor store has gear rentals! You’ll need to call your local location to get individual item availability but generally, stores rent out gear ranging from car camping to backpacking, mountain biking to road biking, and much more.
Where: Multiple locations in the Seattle area
Hours: Varies by location
Ascent Outdoors is a great spot for renting camping, mountaineering, and rock climbing gear. They also sell new and used gear if you decide you need to make some purchases.
Where: 5209 Ballard Ave NW
Hours: Monday-Saturday 11 AM-7 PM, Sunday 11 AM-6 PM
This unique rental service has no physical location but allows you to rent a pre-made backpacking kit. The kits are meant for use for 1-3 nights and come with necessary gear like a backpack, tent, sleeping pad, poles, water filtration system, and more. They start at $170 for one person and once you’ve selected your kit you can pick it up from a specified location.
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This local down-centric shop rents sleeping bags, puffers, and all sorts of gear. Prices vary depending on the number of days you plan on going and what piece of equipment you need. Feathered Friends can work with you to create a plan of what you need and for how long.
Where: 263 Yale Ave N
Hours: Monday-Friday 11 AM-7 PM, Saturday 11 AM-6 PM, Sunday 11 AM-5 PM
Gearhouse is unique in that it’s a community of like-minded outdoor folks. They offer gear rentals for both members and non-members alike. Available gear ranges from kits to individual pieces for all seasons.
Where: 800 E Thomas St
Hours: Monday-Friday 8 AM-8 PM, Saturday & Sunday 7 AM-7 PM
You can rent almost everything you see on MTN Gear’s website. The store has a great selection of gear for all seasons and they’ll even send it right to you if you’d prefer.
Where: 2610 NE 55th St
Hours: Sunday 12 PM–5 PM, Monday & Tuesday 11 AM–5 PM, Wednesday 11 AM–6 PM, Thursday-Saturday 11 AM–7 PM