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    Give us call:  608.785.8860    Reserve gear online

    The Outdoor Connection Equipment Rental Service. has everything you'll need to experience year round outdoor adventures big and small.          

    Our outdoor rental center is located in the Recreational Eagle Center on UW-L's campus, 1601 Farwell St.

    Services

    1. Outdoor Equipment Rental
    2. Outdoor Resource Library: maps, guide books, instruction and periodicals
    3. Outdoor Equipment purchasing advice
    4. Outdoor Trips and Clinics
    5. Outdoor skills training
    6. Lectures and Seminars
    7. Green Bike Rental Program

    The Outdoor Connection rents gear to the students, faculty, staff and the general public.  

    How To Rent - Reserve Online
    Before you visit make sure you bring a valid drivers license. When you arrive at the Outdoor Connection our friendly staff will take down your information, what type of equipment you are wanting to rent, and for how long you wish to rent it. Full payment is required to reserve equipment from the OC.  Large group rentals (5 or more of one item) will be required to pay a deposit equal to 50% of the total price.

    Parking
    Parking is a premium on UW-L's campus and the parking lots are regularly patrolled by University Police. We have two parking options for customers renting, reserving or picking up gear. 1) University Police have recently added 2 short term parking meters near the entrance of the REC. Bring a quarter! 2) Park near the Outdoor Connection boat and trailer storage area.

    Non-Profit Group Rates
    The Outdoor Connection Outdoor Equipment Rental service is committed to helping groups enjoy the outdoors. Non-Profit Groups with a valid tax-exempt number will receive a discount of 25% off of the Public rate.

    Non-Profit Group Rules

    • Rental must be for groups, not individuals.  
    • Organization must provide tax exempt id number
    • Need to rent a minimum of 5 identical items; ie. 5 canoes, 5 kayaks, 5 ski packages etc.
    • Equipment must be checked out by a responsible individual
    • Equipment must be picked up at the same time
    UW-L Day Public Day Each Additional Day
    SUP Package (Paddle, PFD, Leash,Strap Kit) $15 $25 $5
    BIC SUP 10ft 6in
    Inventory:(3) 10' 6" - Holds up to 200 lbs
    BIC SUP 11ft 6 in
    Inventory: (4) 11'6" - Holds up to 260 lbs
    Canoes UW-L Day Public Day Each additional day
    Canoe Rental Packages $15 $25 $5

    Available Inventory: 10 Wenonah Royalex boats, ( Sprit II , Prospector ),

    Wenonah Royalex

    Kayaks

    UW-L Day Public Day Each Additional Day
    Touring Kayak (single) $12 $17 $5

    Available: Rec Boats:

    (2) 9' Dagger Zydecos

    Dagger Zydeco side view

    (4) Current Designs Kestral 120 - 12' long

    Kestrel 120

    Touring: (4) Current Designs Kestral 140 - Rotomold 13' 6"long with rudder

    Kestrel 140

    (2) Current Designs Whistler 14'6' with rudder

    Whistler

    (1) 14' Perception Carolina - with rudder

    Carolina 14

    (1)18'6" Current Designs Crosswind - 2 Person - without rudder

    Canoe/Kayak Transportation UW-L Day Public Day Each additional day
    8-Canoe Trailer (1 7/8" hitch) $20 $30 $6
    6-Canoe Trailer (1 7/8" hitch) $15 $25 $5
    Car-top carriers $2 $4 $1

    Paddling Accessories
    Dry Bags $2 $4 $1
    Crazy Creek Chair $3 $5 $1
    Paddle $2 $4 $1
    Life Jacket $1 $3 $1
    General public must use a credit card to rent canoes or kayaks
    Cruiser Bikes UW-L Day Public Day Each additional day
    Giant Simple Single $5 $8 $3
    Giant Simple Single MensGiant Simple Single Womens


    Mountain Bikes
    Bianchi Ocelot 15, 17, 19 & 21" frames $10 $15 $5
    Mtn Bike Bianchi Ocelot


    Mountain Bike with Disc Breaks
    Giant Yukon
    $15 $20 $5
    Mountain Bike Giant Yukon


    In-line Skates $5 $8 $3
    Blade/Bike Safety Gear $2 $4 $1
      UW-L Night Public Night Each additional night
    2 or 3 Person Tent $5 $10 $3
    4 & 6-Person Tent $10 $15 $5

    Sleeping Bag

    $3 $7 $2
    Sleeping Pad $3 $6 $1
    Headlamp $2 $4 $1
    Water Purifier $6 $8 $3
    Inflatable Sleeping Pad $3 $6 $2
    Backpack $5 $8 $3
    Portage Pack, Granite Gear $5 $8 $3
    Portage Pack, Traditional $4 $8 $3
    2 Burner Base Camp Stove $5 $9 $3
    12 piece dining set $3 $7 $1
    6 piece mess kit $3 $7 $1
    Family Cook Set $6 $8 $2
    1 qt. Fuel Bottle, filled $2 $2 $2
    54 qt. Cooler $6 $8 $3
    16 qt. Cooler $4 $6 $2
    Polyethylene tarp $3 $4 $1

    Picnic items

    UW-L Day Public Day Each Additional Day
    Tennis Racquet $2 $3 $1
    Ladder Golf $5 $8 $2
    Bocci Ball $4 $6 $2
    Frisbee Golf Disc Catchers      
    Frisbee (Ultimate) $1 $2 $1
    Frisbee with cones $2 $3 $1

    Tent information

    2-person tnts
    Alps Mountaineering Taurus 2 Outfitter
    Base Size: 5' x 7'6
    Center Height: 3'10
    Vestibule Depth: 32"
    Tent Area: 37 sq. ft.
    Vestibule Area: 20 sq. ft.
    Tent and Fly Weight: 7 lb. 12 oz.
    Total Weight: 8 lb. 7 oz.
    Packed Size: 7" x 23"
    Pole Diameter: 8.5 mm
    Color: Tan/Green/Tan
    Style: Two-pole rectangular dome
    Use Rating: 3 Season
    Sleeps: Two

    Alps Mountaineering 2 person tent



    3-person tents
    Alps Mountaineering Extreme 3 Outfitter
    Base Size: 6'8 x 8'
    Center Height: 4'2
    Vestibule Depth: 36"
    Tent Area: 48 sq. ft.
    Vestibule Area: 22 sq. ft.
    Tent & Fly Weight: 8 lb. 1 oz.
    Total Weight: 8 lb. 12 oz.
    Packed Size: 8" x 24"
    Pole Diameter: 8.5 mm
    Color: Tan/Green/Tan
    Style: Three-pole Free Standing
    Use Rating: 3 Season
    Sleeps: Three
    Alps Mountaineering Extreem Outfitter Tent
    4-person tents
    Alps Mountaineering Taurus 4 Outfitter
    Base Size: 7'6 x 8'6
    Center Height: 4'4
    Vestibule Depth: 35"
    Tent Area: 64 sq. ft.
    Vestibule Area: 25 sq. ft.
    Tent and Fly Weight: 10 lb. 1 oz.
    Total Weight: 10 lb. 12 oz.
    Packed Size: 9" x 23"
    Pole Diameter: 11 mm
    Color: Tan/Green/Tan
    Style: Two-pole rectangular dome
    Use Rating: 3 Season
    Sleeps: Four

    Alps Moutaineering 4 person tent



    6-person tents
    Eureka Timberline Outfitter 6
    Floor Size 8'6" x 10'3"
    Pack Size 8" x 30"
    Min Weight 18 lbs. 8 oz.
    Seasons 4
    Tent Area 87 sq. ft.
    Center Height 6' 3"
    Sleeps 6




    eureka 6 person tent

    Backpack Info -


    Deuter Brand

    ACT Lite 45 + 10 SL

    Weight:
    3 lbs 4 oz
    xxx g

    Volume:
    2750 + 610 cubic inches
    45 + 10 litre

    Size:
    29 / 11 / 9.4 (H x W x D) Inch
    74 / 28 / 24 (H x W x D) cm

    Material:
    Deuter-Microrip-Nylon
    Deuter-Duratex-Lite
    Deuter-Ripstop 210

    Aircontact 60 + 10 SL

    Weight:
    5 lbs 15 oz
    2690 g

    Volume:
    3660 + 610 cubic inches
    60 + 10 litre

    Size:
    33 / 15 / 11 (H x W x D) Inch
    83 / 37 / 27 (H x W x D) cm

    Material:
    Deuter-Duratex

    Aircontact 65 + 10

    Weight:
    6 lbs 0 oz
    2710 g

    Volume:
    3970 + 610 cubic inches
    65 + 10 litre

    Size:
    33 / 16 / 11 (H x W x D) Inch
    84 / 40 / 28 (H x W x D) cm

    Material:
    Deuter-Duratex

    Aircontact 70 + 10 SL

    Weight:
    6 lbs 5 oz
    2860 g

    Volume:
    4270 + 610 cubic inches
    70 + 10 litre

    Size:
    34 / 16 / 11 (H x W x D) Inch
    86 / 40 / 29 (H x W x D) cm

    Material:
    Deuter-Duratex

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    Winter Gear

    UW-L Day Public Day Each Additional Day
    Cross Country Skis $5 $8 $3
    Snowshoes $5 $8 $2
    Airboard $5 $8 $3
    Frisbee Golf Disc Catchers      
    Frisbee (Ultimate) $1 $2 $1
    Frisbee with cones $2 $3 $1