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In light of Campus closure and as a precautionary measure regarding COVID-19, Outdoor Pursuits has suspended operations to help minimize health and safety risks to the campus community.  OP staff is developing a process for equipment return and updates will be shared on our website. We ask for your patience as response time to inquiries may increase. Updates will be published to the UNC COVID-19 information page as the situation develops.

Outdoor Pursuits Gear Shop

The UNC Gear Shop is closed until further notice
A process for equipment return is being discussed, check back for updates

Due to COVID-19 Outdoor Pursuits is unable take equipment reservations for the months of May and June at this time. Please follow us on Instagram (unc_op), facebook (uncoutdoorpursuits) or check back on the website for updates and news on when we will be reopening

The Gear Shop is a great resource for all UNC outdoor enthusiasts looking to take a trip but don't have all the gear they need. Whether you are a UNC student, faculty or staff member, the Gear Shop has equipment available for rent by the day, weekend or week.

The Gear Shop staff are available to help you plan your next adventure. 

Reservations and walk-ins are both available. Outdoor gear can be 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 submit the Equipment Request form

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.  

All online requests must be submitted 2 days prior to requested pick-up date


Gear Shop Information and Hours


Closed until further notice


The Gear Shop is located on the west entrance of Harrison Hall.

Phone: 970-351-4327