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Give us call:  608.785.8860    Reserve gear online

As of July 1, 2017 some of our prices have changed and now all posted rates include tax. 

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 UWL'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 RentReserve 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 UWL'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) Guest parking is available in the lot across from the REC (C7)  Parking is not free.  Please use the pay stations to pay for parking.  2) Park near the Outdoor Connection boat and trailer storage area.

 

BIC ACE TEC  10'6" and 11'6"  Stand Up Paddle Board Basic Package UWL Day Public Day Each Additional
Day
  $16 $25 $12

 

Bic Paddle Board 10_6BIC SUP11_6
(3) 10' 6" - Holds up to 200 lbs                 (4) 11'6" - Holds up to 260 lbs

  UWL Day Public Day Each Additional Day
BIC ACE TEC WING 12'6" Touring Stand Up Paddle Board Premium Package $16 $25 $12




Ace Tec Wing photo
(4)  12'6", - holds up to 260 lbs

Canoes UWL Day Public Day Each additional day
Canoe Rental Packages $20 $30 $15

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

Wenonah Royalex

Kayaks

UWL Day Public Day Each Additional Day
Touring Kayak (single) $12 $18 $8

Available: Rec Boats:

(8) Current Designs Kestral 120 - 12' long

Kestrel 120

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

Kestrel 140

(2) Current Designs Whistler 14'6' 

Whistler

(1) 14' Perception Carolina 

Carolina 14

 

Canoe/Kayak Transportation UWL Day Public Day Each additional day
8-Canoe Trailer (2" hitch) $40 $59 $11
6-Canoe Trailer (2" hitch) $40 $59 $11
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
Fat Bikes UWL Day Public Day Each additional day
Wyatt 1x10 $18 $25 $10
Wyatt Fat Bike



Mountain Bikes UWL Day Public Day Each additional day
Giant Talon 3
Tempt 3 xs frame
$15 $20 $7
Giant Mountain



Cruiser Bikes  UWL Day Public Day Each additional day
Giant Simple 3 $9 $13 $5
GaintSimple3M600
GiantSimple3W600
 
 
       
In-line Skates $6 $9 $3
Blade/Bike Safety Gear $2 $4 $1

Bike Rack - 3 bike

$6 $9 $4
Bike Rack - 5 bike $6 $9 $4

Camping

UWL Day Public Day Each Additional Day
2 or 3 Person Tent $6 $10 $5
4 & 6-Person Tent $10 $15 $5
Hammock - Single Nest  $5      $8 $3
Hammock - Double Nest $5 $8 $3

Sleeping Bag 

$6 $9 $4
Sleeping Pad $3 $4 $2
Headlamp $2 $5 $2
Water Purifier $6 $8 $3
Backpack $6 $9 $4
2 Burner Base Camp Stove $5 $8 $3
4 Person cook set $6 $8 $3
4 Person kitchen set $2 $3 $1
Cooler -Large Expedition $8 $12 $5
Cooler -Small / Medium $2 $3 $1
Polyethylene tarp $1 $2 $1

Picnic items

UWL Day Public Day Each Additional Day
       
Bocci Ball $4 $6 $2
Frisbee Golf Disc Catchers $2 $4 $2
       

Tent information

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
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





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




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

Winter Gear

UWL Day Public Day Each Additional Day
Cross Country Skis $8 $12 $5
Snowshoes $8 $12 $5
Airboard $5 $8.50

$3.25

Sled $2 $3 $1
Toboggan  $2 $3 $1
Ice Skates $2 $3 $1