Rentals - University of Houston
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Our equipment rental shop provides a diverse selection of excellent outdoor equipment. From rental bikes to surfboards and kayaks,  Outdoor Adventure is the place where you can find whatever you need for your next adventure.

Outdoor Adventure Rental Center Hours of Operation:

  • Monday – Friday, Appointment only
  • CLOSED on weekends

*Appointments to rent gear from Outdoor Adventure must be made and confirmed at least 24-hours in advance by emailing or calling (713) 743-9512

Pick-Up Process

  • Patrons must complete and email the Rental Agreement Form prior to visiting the office for gear pick up
  • Patron must access the Rental Agreement Form
  • Patron must visit the Outdoor Adventure office during hours of operations and request desired rental gear.

Limited Contact Pick-Up Process:

  • Patrons must complete and email the Rental Agreement Form prior to visiting the office for gear pick up
  • Patron may call the Outdoor Adventure office at 713-743-9512 during operational hours to request a same-day pickup for the desired rental gear
    • Gear is available on a first-come, first-serve basis
    • Upon arriving at the CRWC, please pay for your rental equipment at the Member Services desk before proceeding to the Outdoor Adventure office.
    • Once at the Outdoor Adventure office confirm with the staff member that everything is completed then locate and pick-up the equipment you requested under the “Equipment Pick-up” sign.

Free Rental Survey

We want to hear what you have to say about our rentals, whether you have rented before or haven’t used this service yet, we would appreciate your feedback!

As a token of appreciation, you will receive a FREE 1-3 day rental voucher for one approved item with a rental-purchase upon completion of the survey below. You will receive the voucher within 5 business days of completion. Please note that you must be a member of the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center to redeem this voucher. Find out which items qualify; the ones that are marked red do not qualify for the free rental voucher.

Take the survey.

Water Sports Package Deals

Daily Weekend Week
Canoe Package:
Canoe, PFD, Paddles, Dry-Bag
$20.00 $40.00 $80.00
Kayak Package:
Kayak, PFD, Paddle, Dry-Bag
$18.00 $36.00 $72.00
Surfing Package:
Surfboard, Bag, Wetsuit, Booties, Leash
$15.00 $30.00 $60.00
Stand-Up Paddle Board Package:
SUP, PFD, Paddle, Drybag
$15.00 $30.00 $60.00

Individual Items

Daily Weekend Week
Backpack $6.00 $12.00 $24.00
Bike Helmet $2.00 $4.00 $8.00
Bicycle & Helmet $8.00 $16.00 $32.00
Climbing Helmet $2.00 $4.00 $8.00
Crash Pad $5.00 $10.00 $20.00
Pot Set - 2 set $2.00 $4.00 $8.00
Pot Set - 3 set $3.00 $6.00 $12.00
Sleeping Bag 20° $6.00 $10.00 $18.00
Sleeping Bag 45° $4.00 $8.00 $18.00
Sleeping Pad $2.00 $3.00 $6.00
Stove 2-burner $5.00 $10.00 $20.00
Tent 3 person $5.00 $10.00 $20.00
Tent 4 person $8.00 $16.00 $32.00
Tent 5 person $10.00 $20.00 $40.00

Individual Water Activity Items

Daily Weekend Week
Canoe Paddles (pair) $3.00 $5.00 $10.00
Dry Pack $5.00 $10.00 $20.00
Dry Bag small $3.00 $6.00 $12.00
Kayak Paddle $3.00 $4.00 $8.00
PFD $2.00 $5.00 $10.00
Wetsuit & Booties $5.00 $10.00 $20.00

*Daily Rates apply for 24-hour rentals, or for additional rental days. Weekend rentals pick up Friday & return Monday. Late Fees may apply. Weekly rentals are subject to availability.

Frequently Asked Questions

All current members of the CRWC are eligible to rent equipment – This includes students enrolled in classes and individual memberships. Sponsored daily guests are not permitted to rent from OA.

The CRWC member MUST sign the release documentation with the OA staff in the OA office after paying at the Welcome Desk. Renting equipment from Outdoor Adventure is strictly on a "day of" policy, reservations are NOT accepted. To rent equipment, make your payment at the Welcome Desk Member Services, then bring the receipt to the OA office during office hours.

Yes, late fees are charged per day at the daily rate of the unreturned item.

If possible, appropriate repair fees will be assessed. If not, a fee for the complete replacement of the item will be required.

Our knowledgeable OA staff will be happy to give you a brief explanation of the gear.

Absolutely — We will be happy to provide you with personal knowledge or resources of references to help plan your trip.

In order to maintain safety standards, it is required to know the history of climbing gear. Therefore, equipment such as ropes, harnesses, carabiners, etc. are never rented.

For information contact:
Outdoor Adventure Office