Outdoor Equipment Rentals

photo taken from dock with stand up paddle boards laid out across it, students tests out a board on the river in the distance

Rent the gear you need to explore the Chattanooga area and beyond by foot, bike or paddle.

Call (423) 425-5750 for inquires regarding equipment rentals. 

The UTC Outdoors Center is located on the first floor of the Aquatic and Recreation Center.

All outdoor equipment is available to any student, faculty, staff and alumni with an ARC membership. The Outdoor Rental Equipment Program is a service to the UTC community provided by SGA.

We can accept cash, check, Mocs Card, MasterCard or Visa. 

Rental Rate Periods: Daily means one 24 hour period (available Monday-Thursday) and Weekend means pickup on Friday and return on Monday, during business hours.

Equipment returned late is charged at 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 moth 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. 

Equipment Available:


Tent (2, 3 & 4 person) $5 $10
Sleeping Bag (20°) $4 $8
Sleeping Pad $2 $4
Daypack (25 Liters) $3 $6
Backpack (60 - 75 Liters) $5 $10
Backpacking Camp Chair $4 $8
Eno Hammock & Straps $4 $8
Headlamp $2 $4
Coleman Camp Stove $4 $8
MSR Backpacking Stove $3 $6


Water Sports

Sit on Top Kayak (9.5 ft) $10 $20
Stand Up Paddleboard (Inflatable) $10 $20
Personal Flotation Device (PFD) $2 $4
Paddle $2 $4
Dry Bag (10L, 25L, 45L) $2 $4

*all boat rentals include a PFD and paddle



Climbing Shoes $3 $6
Crashpad $5 $10
Disc Golf Set $3 $6
Snowboard & Bindings $10 $20
Snowboard Boots $2 $4
Cooler $3 $6



Mountain Bike $10 $20
Semester Commuter Bike $60  

*all bike rentals include a helmet and lock

group of students with outdoor equipment

Group Gear Rentals:

All student groups and organizations wanting gear for a program will be charged a rental fee and must arrange their rentals in advance. Cost will vary and is based on the type and amount of equipment needed. 

For other questions or concerns you can call the friendly staff at UTC Outdoors.