Gear Shop

The Gear Shop is a great resource for students and Faculty/Staff members who are looking to take a trip, but don't have the gear they need. All equipment is reliable and in great condition to allow users a fun outdoor experience free of charge. Choose from outdoor or recreational sports equipment as well as winter and water sports gear. Rentals are available at the Outdoor Pursuits Gear Shop. For questions regarding specific equipment, call 351-GEAR.


  • Monday and Friday: 11:00am - 6:00pm
  • Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday: 11:00am - 5:00pm
  • Weekends: Closed

Occasionally, the hours may change due to University Holidays or UNC events. To contact the OP Gear Shop directly, please call (970) 351-GEAR.

The rental shop will be closed on the following dates:

  • May 30th
  • July 4th

The Outdoor Pursuits Gear Shop is located in the West entrance of Harrison Hall adjacent to the Campus Recreation Center.

The following equipment is available to check-out free of charge at the Campus Recreation Gear Shop:

  • Bikes/ Helmets Camp Set
  • Flashlights
  • Tents- 2,3,4 person tents
  • Water Jugs
  • Camp Site Games
  • Backpacks
  • Day Packs
  • Canoe and Paddles
  • Compass
  • Cooksets
  • Coolers
  • Crazy Creek Camp Chairs
  • Climbing Shoes
  • Head Lamps
  • Pop up canopySnowshoes
  • Flatware
  • Camp Stoves
  • Backpacking Stoves
  • Kayaks/paddles/ PFD's
  • Kayak and Snowboard Helmets
  • LED Lanterns
  • Camp PadsSnowboards
  • Trekking Poles
  • Sleeping Bags
  • Snowboards
  • Snow Goggles
  • Snow Shoes
  • Folding Tables
  • Shovels and Trowels

Reservations and walk-ins are both welcome and available. Outdoor gear can be checked out for a maximum of one week; longer trips will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. To reserve equipment in advance, please fill out our Online Equipment Request Form.