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Simple and Easy.

Rent Your Adventure.

Before you commit to buying all the gear, test it out with REI Rentals. You might be amazed with the options.

Simple and Easy

Rent Your Adventure.

Before you commit to buying all the gear, test it out with REI Rentals.

In 2019, REI increased the number of stores offering rentals from five to 125.  

This new REI Rentals initiative was spurred by the company's commitment to the environment and the outdoor community.

While it may seem counter-intuitive in capitalistic USA, REI believes many people buy equipment that they do not need which ultimately ends up in landfills unnecessarily.

Consequently, 125 REI stores now offer gear and equipment rentals to help reduce the amount of recreational equipment that ends up in landfills.

REI rents a wide variety of gear in multiple outdoor categories, including, camping, hiking, cycling, climbing, paddling, and snow equipment

Your REI Store may not offer everything as they only offer gear rental for outdoor activities in their area.

The brands offered varies from store to store along with the types of equipment but top-end equipment can be rented

We have contacted multiple REI Rental Associates to speak with them about the process and find out what types of equipment are available to rent. 

REI GEAR FOR EVERYONE

Millions of options - all of them guaranteed for one year.

Get the latest gear.

Grab nearly perfect pre-loved gear.

Find new gear on clearance.

They all say that reservations are highly recommended for any equipment because they have limited space and quantities. 

You can call and speak with a rental associate during normal store hours to discuss your specific adventure needs. 

Members do not have to provide a deposit for any rental equipment but you will not receive dividends on REI rental payment. 

REI Rental Prices - Cost - Rates

REI rental prices are the lowest we could find in the US. Unless you are going to use the equipment on the reg, there isn't much reason to buy it if your local Recreational Equipment Inc. will rent it for a low cost. 

REI rentals cost a fraction of the purchase price of the gear. 

We have included in our charts the price to purchase the rental equipment you are renting to give you an idea of how good the rates are. 

In fact, most gear weekly rental rates are 4 to 10 times the actual cost to purchase the equipment brand new. 

That means that it is a better deal to rent if you are not planning on using the gear for more than 28 to 70 days. 

Let’s be honest, I have a top of the line Nemo Dragonfly 1 person backpacking tent sitting in my garage that has spent a total of 4 nights camping in the past two years. 

I could have saved that $350 and rented a Quarter Dome for seven nights with less than $50 dollars. 

Todd, an REI Rental Associate in San Diego, said that one employee benefit is that they get to rent everything for free, so they are always adding the best equipment to the rental section.   

He then pointed to a pile of for rent ‘Magma 800 fill down sleeping bags’ as an example of the very best available products for fractions of the cost.

REI rentals rates tend to increase or decrease proportionately with the cost of the gear. 

However, they appear to have subsidized the rental prices for kids rental gear and equipment, making kids outdoor equipment rentals very inexpensive.


REI Camping and Hiking Gear Rentals

Rentals for Your Next Adventure 

No need to store, repair or spend a whole lot of money when you rent your gear from REI!

Rentals for Your Next Adventure

No need to store, repair or spend a whole lot of money when you rent your gear from REI!

REI Camping Gear Rental

REI Rent Camping Gear rental opportunities are endless, whether you are looking for a down sleeping bag, backpacking stove, camping tables, or chairs. 

Don't miss out on the REI Co-op Magna 15 degree sleeping bag deal that can be rented for a week at the low price of $52... for a bag that will cost you $399.00 brand new. 

Be sure to fill up and check your sleeping pads before going on your trip, a leaky pad can ruin any chance of a good night’s sleep.


REI Backpacking And Camping Kit Rental 

CAMPING KITS

REI RENTAL COST

INCLUDES

Basic Backpacking Kits

First Night - $137 

Additional Night - $27 

Weekly - $299

Includes: backpack, tent, sleeping pad, and sleeping bag.

Lightweight Backpacking Kits

First Night - $163 

Additional Night - $31

Weekly - $349

Includes: backpack, tent, sleeping pad, and sleeping bag.

Car Camping Kits

First Night - $114

Additional Night - $27

Weekly - $276

Includes: backpack, tent, sleeping pad, and sleeping bag.


REI Tent Rental

REI tent rental cost is pretty inexpensive considering the cost of the tents rented. 

Starting at $20 and $4 each additional night you can rent the REI Co-op Quarter Dome 1 person tent which is not a bad deal considering it would cost you $299 to buy it new.  

If you are looking to rent a tent then you'll have a wide selection of tents for 1 person backpacking up to 6 person camping tents.

All of the tents for rent are REI brand tents including their Quarter Dome, Half Dome, Kingdom, and Base Camp models. 

If you REI Rent Tent instead of buying a tent is a good way to find out which tent would work best for you. 

Below you will see the tents that are offered, their first-night cost, the cost for an additional night, and the weekly cost to rent a tent for 7 nights. 

We also have included the types of tents that are usually rented and the cost to purchase those brand new for comparison.


REI Tent Rental (Backpacking) 

BACKPACKING TENT

REI RENTALS COST

OR SIMILAR

1 Person

First Night - $20 

Additional Night - $4

Weekly - $44

2 Person Basic

First Night - $25

Additional Night - $4

Weekly - $49

2 Person Lightweight

First Night - $30

Additional Night - $5

Weekly - $60

4 Person

First Night - $40

Additional Night - $6

Weekly - $76


REI Tent Rental (Car Camping) 

CAMPING TENTS

REI RENTAL PRICES

OR SIMILAR

4 Person

First Night - $40 

Additional Night - $6 

Weekly - $76

6 Person Basic

First Night - $50 

Additional Night - $6 

Weekly - $86

6 Person Basic

First Night - $50 

Additional Night - $6 

Weekly - $86

REI GEAR FOR EVERYONE

Millions of options - all of them guaranteed for one year.

Get the latest gear.

Grab nearly perfect pre-loved gear.

Find new gear on clearance.


Bear Canister Rental REI

For some reason, bear canisters are the most frequently sought item to rent.

Our local San Diego REI has hundreds of them on their rental wall and from speaking to other REI rentals associates, this is the norm. 

Bears aren’t even a problem in our county, you have to drive two-plus hours before you could possibly run into a bear and yet my local REI rental shop looks like we are the bear capital of the world. 

Probably because we all head to the local mountains where there are plenty of bears.

Most REI's offer the BearVault BV500 for rent at a reasonable $5 the first night and $2 each additional day.

That seems like a reasonable price to keep bears from sniffing around your campsite.

Hey bear... hey beaR... Hey Bear..HEY BEAR!

REI BEAR CANISTER

REI RENTAL PRICES

OR SIMILAR

Bear Canister

First Night - $5 

Additional Night - $2 

Weekly - $17

Counter Assault Bear Keg (New - $79.95)

Bear Canister

First Night - $5 

Additional Night - $2 

Weekly - $17

Simple and Easy.

Rent Your Adventure.

Before you commit to buying all the gear, test it out with REI Rentals. You might be amazed with the options.

Simple and Easy

Rent Your Adventure

Before you commit to buying all the gear, test it out with REI Rentals.


Camp Kitchen Rentals 

KITCHEN

REI RENTAL RATES

OR SIMILAR

Camp Cooksets

First Night - $6

Additional Night - $2

Weekly - $18


Basic Coolers

First Night - $5

Additional Night - $2 

Weekly - $17


Camp Tables

First Night - $5

Additional Night - $2 

Weekly - $17



Stove Rental 

STOVE

REI RENTAL RATES

OR SIMILAR

Stoves - Camping

First Night - $8 

Additional Night - $2 

Weekly - $20

Stoves - Backpacking

First Night - $8 

Additional Night - $2 

Weekly - $20


REI Sleeping Bag Rentals (Adult)


REI Down Sleeping Bag Rental (Adult) 

* DOWN SLEEPING BAG

REI RENTALS COSTS

OR SIMILAR

Sleeping Bag - Down

First Night - $28

Additional Night - $4

Weekly - $52

REI Co-op Kilo Expedition - 20 Sleeping Bag

Sleeping Bag - Down

First Night - $28

Additional Night - $4

Weekly - $52

Sleeping Bag - Down

First Night - $28

Additional Night - $4

Weekly - $52

* Not available in California due to government regulations.

REI GEAR FOR EVERYONE

Millions of options - all of them guaranteed for one year.

Get the latest gear.

Grab nearly perfect pre-loved gear.

Find new gear on clearance.


Synthetic Sleeping Bag RentalS REI

* SYNTHETIC SLEEPING BAG

REI RENTAL RATES

OR SIMILAR

Sleeping Bag - Synthetic

First Night - $18

Additional Night - $3 

Weekly - $36

Sleeping Bag - Synthetic

First Night - $18

Additional Night - $3 

Weekly - $36

Sleeping Bag - Synthetic

First Night - $18

Additional Night - $3 

Weekly - $36

REI Co-op Zenith 0 Degree Sleeping Bag - Mens

Sleeping Bag - Synthetic

First Night - $18

Additional Night - $3 

Weekly - $36

REI Co-op Zenith -5 Degree Sleeping Bag - Womens

* Not available in California due to government regulations. 

Rentals for Your Next Adventure 

No need to store, repair or spend a whole lot of money when you rent your gear from REI!

Rentals for Your Next Adventure

No need to store, repair or spend a whole lot of money when you rent your gear from REI!


Youth Sleeping Bag Rental REI

* YOUTH SLEEPING BAG

REI RENTALS COST

OR SIMILAR

Sleeping Bag - Youth

First Night - $10

Additional Night - $2 

Weekly - $22

* Not available in California due to government regulations. 


Sleeping Comfort Rental 

* SLEEPING COMFORT

REI RENTALS COST

OR SIMILAR

Sleeping Pads - Car Camping

First Night - $10

Additional Night - $2

Weekly - $22

Sleeping Pads - Backpacking

First Night - $14 

Additional Night - $2

Weekly - $26

Sleeping Pads - Backpacking

First Night - $14 

Additional Night - $2

Weekly - $26

Premium Sleeping Pads/Cots

First Night - $16 

Additional Night - $2

Weekly - $28


Hammocks

First Night - $6

Additional Night - $2

Weekly - $18


* Not available in California due to government regulations. 


Illumination Rentals 

LIGHT OPTIONS

REI RENTAL RATES

OR SIMILAR

Lanterns

First Night - $4

Additional Night - $2 

Weekly - $16


Headlamps

First Night - $5

Additional Night - $2 

Weekly - $17


Simple and Easy.

Rent Your Adventure.

Before you commit to buying all the gear, test it out with REI Rentals. You might be amazed with the options.

Simple and Easy

Rent Your Adventure.

Before you commit to buying all the gear, test it out with REI Rentals.


REI Backpacking and Camping Chair Rental 

CHAIR

REI RENTAL PRICES

OR SIMILAR

Backpacking Chairs

First Night - $6

Additional Night - $2

Weekly - $18


Camp Chairs

First Night - $4

Additional Night - $2 

Weekly - $16



Camp Water Rentals

WATER

REI RENTAL RATES

OR SIMILAR

Water Filters

First Night - $8

Additional Night - $2

Weekly - $20


Camp Showers

First Night - $5

Additional Night - $2 

Weekly - $17


REI GEAR FOR EVERYONE

Millions of options - all of them guaranteed for one year.

Get the latest gear.

Grab nearly perfect pre-loved gear.

Find new gear on clearance.

Simple and Easy.

Rent Your Adventure.

Before you commit to buying all the gear, test it out with REI Rentals. You might be amazed with the options.

Simple and Easy

Rent Your Adventure

Before you commit to buying all the gear, test it out with REI Rentals.


REI Hiking Gear Rentals


REI Backpack Rental

Why buy a backpack when you can rent an awesome one for a fraction of the price! 

All of the REI Backpack rentals are going to be from their very own brands, including the Traverse, Flash, Tarn, and Trail styles. 

They offer packs anywhere from 70 liters to the Trail 40 liter day pack for pretty unbelievable prices. 

You can rent an adult premium lightweight backpacking pack over an entire week for a total of $48 or buy it brand new for $199.00

BACKPACK

REI RENTAL PRICES

OR SIMILAR

Backpacking Packs - Womens Basic

First Night - $20 

Additional Night - $3 

Weekly - $38

Backpacking Packs - Mens Basic

First Night - $20 

Additional Night - $3 

Weekly - $38

Backpacking Packs - Mens Lightweight

First Night - $24 

Additional Night - $4

Weekly - $48

Backpacking Packs - Womens Lightweight

First Night - $24 

Additional Night - $4

Weekly - $48

Backpacking Packs - Youth Medium

First Night - $12

Additional Night - $2

Weekly - $24

Backpacking Packs - Youth Large

First Night - $12

Additional Night - $2

Weekly - $24

Day Hiking Packs

First Night - $15

Additional Night - $2

Weekly - $27


Hiking Pole Rental REI

HIKING POLES

RENTAL COST

OR SIMILAR

Trekking Poles

First Night - $6 

Additional Night - $2 

Weekly - $18


Climbing Gear REI Rentals

Simple and Easy.

Rent Your Adventure.

Before you commit to buying all the gear, test it out with REI Rentals. You might be amazed with the options.

Simple and Easy

Rent Your Adventure.

Before you commit to buying all the gear, test it out with REI Rentals.


Mountaineering Gear Rentals REI

MOUNTAINEERING

REI RENTALS COST

OR SIMILAR

Mountaineering Packages

First Night - $40 

Additional Night - $8 

Weekly - $88

Includes: Boots, Crampons, and Ice Axe.

Mountaineering Boots - Adult Plastic

First Night - $30 

Additional Night - $6 

Weekly - $66

Koflach Degre Plastic Climbing Boots

Mountaineering Boost - Adult Leather

First Night - $38

Additional Night - $8 

Weekly - $86


Crampons

First Night - $15 

Additional Night - $3

Weekly - $33

Crampons

First Night - $15 

Additional Night - $3

Weekly - $33

Ice Axes

First Night - $8

Additional Night - $2

Weekly - $20

Mountaineering Tents - 2 Person

First Night - $65

Additional Night - $13

Weekly - $143


REI Climbing Gear For Rent

CLIMBING

REI RENTALS COST

OR SIMILAR

Rock Climbing Shoes - Adult

First Night - $8

Additional Night - $2

Weekly - $20

Rock Climbing Shoes - Adult

First Night - $8

Additional Night - $2

Weekly - $20

Rock Climbing Shoes - Kids

First Night - $4 

Additional Night - $2

Weekly - $16

Climbing Helmets

First Night - $6 

Additional Night - $2

Weekly - $18

Petzl Ecrin Roc Climbing Helmet

Bouldering Crash Pads

First Night - $15 

Additional Night - $3

Weekly - $33


REI Cycling Gear Rentals

Rentals for Your Next Adventure 

No need to store, repair or spend a whole lot of money when you rent your gear from REI!

Rentals for Your Next Adventure

No need to store, repair or spend a whole lot of money when you rent your gear from REI!

REI Bicycle Rental

REI Cycling has come a long way and they now offer their own brand of Full Suspension Mountain Bikes, Hardtail Mountain Bikes, Hybrid Bikes, and Kids Bikes. 

REI Co-op Cycles brands reviews show are available for beginners, like the DRT 1.0 bikes to the hardcore premium Mountain Bikes like the DRT 3.2 with full suspension. 

If you are in need of a bike for a mountain biking trip or a for around the city, you can rent a great quality bike from REI.

Renting an REI Cycle costs a bit more than camping and hiking gear because some of the bikes cost as much as $2,700 but you could try it out for a week for $317. 

hybrid

CYCLING - Adult

RENTAL COST

OR SIMILAR

Full Suspension Mountain Bikes - Adult

First Night - $65 

Additional Night - $42 

Weekly - $317

Full Suspension Mountain Bikes - Adult

First Night - $65 

Additional Night - $42 

Weekly - $317

Hardtail Mountain Bikes - Adult Basic

First Night - $40

Additional Night - $26

Weekly - $196

Hardtail Mountain Bikes - Adult Basic

First Night - $40

Additional Night - $26

Weekly - $196

Hardtail Mountain Bikes - Adult Basic

First Night - $40

Additional Night - $26

Weekly - $196

Hardtail Mountain Bikes - Adult Basic

First Night - $40

Additional Night - $26

Weekly - $196

Hardtail Mountain Bikes - Adult Premium

First Night - $50

Additional Night - $33

Weekly - $248