Outdoor Connection  Your adventure starts here!

  Yes, we do rent to the public.


Winter hours are changing:
December 2013
; January 2014

Mon-Fri  10am - 6pm
Sat.  10am- 6pm
Sun. noon-6pm



785-8860

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Outdoor Equipment Rental Rates
How To Rent
Non-Profit Group Discounts

Equipment Pick up & Parking Info
Trips and clinics
Green Bikes


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Whether you enjoy paddling a canoe or kayak, riding bicycles, camping or just playing sports in the local city park or in your backyard, 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 and we are open everyday.


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

 

OUTDOOR EQUIPMENT RENTAL RATES AND INFORMATION
Winter Gear
Cross Country Skis $5   $8 $3  
Airboard $5   $8 $3  
Snowshoes $5  $8 $3  
Sleds Plastic $2   $3 $1  
Toboggan (5 person) $2   $3 $1 
Ice Skates ( hockey) $3  $5 $1 
The Outdoor Connection rents: canoes, kayaks, bikes & blades, camping equipment for car campers and backpackers alike, games for picnics and winter gear such as sleds, cross country skis and snowshoes.


NEW - Stand Up Paddleboards  
Free orientation clinics
Prices in red are for non-UW-L affiliated customers.
UW-L Day Public Day Each Additional Day
SUP Package (Paddle, PFD, Leash,Strap Kit) $15 $25 $5
Inventory:  (4)  11'6"  (3) 10' 6"
BIC SUP 10ft 6in
Holds up to 200 lbs
BIC SUP 11ft 6 in
Holds up to 260 lbs
       
Canoes      
Canoe Rental Packages UW-L Day Public Day Each additional day
  $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 canoe or kayaks
Bikes & Blades UW-L Day Public Day Each additional day
Cruiser Bikes  
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
Car Camping / Backpacking  
  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 Info

2 Person Tents
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 4Outfitter
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
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

Article ID 33462-3980

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

Article ID 43482-7060

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

   

 

How To Rent
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.
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.

Conditions:

Rental must be for groups, not individuals. 
Need to rent a minimum of 5 identical items; ie. 5 canoes, 5 kayaks, 5 ski packages etc.
Equipment must be picked up all at one time
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.