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Equipment Rentals

Get the quality name-brand gear you need to hike, bike, paddle, climb, and camp. Available to rent: kayaks, backpacks, tents, sleeping bags, mountain and road bikes, coolers, stoves, and more.

The Outdoor Center is located in the lower level of TRECS.

To check equipment availability, call 865-974-9749.

Equipment Availability/Price

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General Camping 1 Day Weekend
2-Person Tent $4 $8
3- & 4-Person Tents $5 $10
Sleeping Bag (Female & Male, 0 thru 20 degree ratings) $3 $6
Ridgerest Ensolite Sleeping Pad $2 $4
Crazy Creek Chair $2 $4
Day Pack $5 $10
Backpack 60L/65L/75L $5 $10
2-Burner Propane Stove (does not include fuel) $4 $6
Cook Kit $1 $2
Cooler $1 $2
Trekking Poles $3 $6
Water Bottle (1 qt) $1 $2

Rock Climbing/Caving 1 Day Weekend
Climbing Shoes $3 $6
Chalk Bag $1 $2
Climbing Helmet $2 $4
Crash Pad $5 $10

Biking* 1 Day Weekend
Mountain Bike $12 $20
Road Bike $12 $20
*All bike rentals include helmet and lock.

Water Sports 1 Day Weekend
Sit on Top Kayak – 1 person* $10 $18
Sit on Top Kayak – 2 person* $12 $20
Whitewater Kayak Package* $15 $25
Sea Kayak Package*^ $15 $25
Fly Fishing Package**** $10 $15
Wet Suit $4 $8
Waders $5 $8
Spray Jacket $3 $5
Spray Skirt $2 $4
Helmet $2 $4
PFD $4 $8
Paddle $5 $10
Booties $2 $4
*All kayak packages include kayak, PFD, and paddle. Spray skirt included with sea kayak & whitewater kayak. Helmet included with whitewater kayak.
^To rent a sea kayak, you must have a roof rack. Sea kayaks are 16-feet long
****Fly Fishing package includes rod, reel, waders

Winter Sports 1 Day Weekend
Cross-Country Ski Package** $10 $15
** Package includes boots, skis, and poles. These skis are NOT for ski resort use. Rather, they are used like snowshoes.


  • We can accept cash, check, Vol Card, MaterCard, or Visa
  • Equipment is available to current UT students, as well as faculty and staff with a valid RecSports membership.
  • Rental Rate Periods: Daily (24 hours) and weekend (Friday–Monday)
  • Equipment returned late is charged at twice the daily rate for every day the equipment is late.
  • Renter is held financially responsible for cleaning, theft, loss, abnormal wear and tear damage, and any late fees assessed.
  • Any fees not paid within one month of the scheduled return date, results in a hold placed on the renter’s university account.
  • Refunds are not given for equipment rentals once rented.

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