Equipment Rentals

Equipment Rentals

Taking an adventure of your own? Outdoor Adventures offers a comprehensive collection of the highest quality outdoor gear on the market. We are able to provide all your equipment needs for backpacking, camping, mountain biking, kayaking, and canoeing at low prices. Equipment rental is available to the students and faculty/staff of The University of Akron as well as to the local community.

Location and Hours

The Outdoor Adventure Services & Intramurals Sports office (OASIS) is located in Room 140 on the first floor of the Student Recreation & Wellness Center. If you go by the elevator just inside the back entrance coming from parking lot #10 on Spicer Street, you can’t miss it!

The following are the hours for the OASIS:

Regular Hours
Summer Hours
  • Monday: 1:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Tuesday: 1:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Wednesday: 1:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Thursday: 1:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Friday 1:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed
  • Monday: 3:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Tuesday: By appointment only
  • Wednesday: By appointment only
  • Thursday: 3:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Friday: 3:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

Student  Rec Member/UA Faculty/Staff  Non-member/Community

If you are renting for a large organized group please call 330-972-7357 or email for group pricing.

Your equipment can be reserved up to 30 days in advanced either in person or over the phone. Full payment is due at time of pick-up. For cancellations, no charge will be made if cancelled more than 2 days in advance. If cancelled less than 2 days, 50% of the fee will be charged. Refunds will not be available for any equipment not picked up.

Reservations must be made at the OASIS (Outdoor Adventure Services and Intramural Sports) office, room 140 of the Student Recreation and Wellness Center during office hours or by calling 330-972-6956. Reservations are made on a first come / first serve basis.

Rental Agreement Form

Available Monday-Thursday. Rental duration is 24 hours (one business day). All equipment must be returned during OASIS business hours on the next day. During summer session, daily rentals are by appointment only.

Available Thursday or Friday. Weekend rental duration is from Thursday - Monday. Equipment may be picked up on Thursday or Friday. All equipment must be returned on Monday during OASIS business hours.

Available with a daily or weekend rental to extend the rental duration. Additional day is one business day.

Each renter of equipment must sign a liability statement when checking out the equipment. The user agrees to pay for any damages or loss of equipment and also agrees not to hold the University, and its employees, or the State of Ohio responsible for injuries, accidents, or other mishaps which may occur while using the equipment.

You must present proper identification (student ID or driver's license) to be able to rent equipment.

It is responsibility of the renter to know how to use the equipment. The renter may ask a staff member for clarification about the proper use of equipment; however, the staff member explanation is not a substitute for proper training from a certified instructor.

No equipment will be considered returned until it is inspected. Allow yourself time for this inspection. No refunds for early returns.
Tents-Upon return, you will be required to set up your tents for inspection and drying.

Equipment returned late will be subject to additional days' rental fees, plus a $10.00 late fee.

Please return items clean and dry! A $10.00 cleaning fee will be charged for each individual item that must be cleaned.

If equipment is significantly damaged or lost, the renter is responsible for all costs of repair or replacement.