Best Places To Rent Outdoor Gear In Los Angeles

Best Places To Rent Outdoor Gear In Los Angeles


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Campers, backpackers, hikers and other adventure seekers know how important it is to be ready for any outdoor trip. Arriving at your destination ready to go will give you a sense of comfort and ease as you begin your journey. For those who don’t own the necessary equipment such as tents, backpacks, sleeping bags and camping stoves, there are several Los Angeles stores that rent outdoor gear. Talk to any of the outdoor experts at the spots below to find out what is needed, depending on the destination, weather and other conditions.

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Adventure 16
11161 W. Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90064
(310) 473-4574

For firsthand expertise and the highest quality customer service and products, Adventure 16 helps campers compile a thorough list of what is needed for their next outdoor journey, and also offers camping and outdoor gear rentals. Backpacks for kids and adults, sleeping bags, tents for one or for a group of six, hiking poles and snowshoes are all available. From basic travel needs to camping in the snow essentials or emergency preparedness items, A16 has a huge assortment of items to purchase as well. The team at A16 assists customers with favorite hikes, trails, dog-friendly areas and camping sites throughout Southern California.


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The Supply Sergeant
503 N. Victory Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91505
(818) 845-9433

Since 1948, Jack Arian, a World War II veteran who served in the USAAF, has been providing outdoor enthusiasts and military lovers a source for all things military, camping and survival. Arian’s family continues to run The Supply Sergeant and offers outdoor equipment rentals and prepares hikers, campers and climbers for their adventures. Many Hollywood productions visit The Supply Sergeant for the authenticity of its product lines including army and camo clothing, Desert Storm boots and airsoft guns. Supply Sergeant has three other California locations in Burbank, Bakersfield and Placerville.

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Lower Gear
(480) 348-8917

While actually located in Arizona, Lower Gear offers camping and backpacking gear rentals online. Similar to the way NetFlix rents DVDs, Lower Gear offers rentals via UPS (arriving in five business days or less) with ease and convenience, just the way enjoying the outdoors is meant to be. After the trip, the customer packs up the rented gear back into the same box used to ship, uses the prepaid return label and schedules a UPS drop-off. Camping and/or backpacking into the wilderness requires basic items including tents, backpacks, sleeping bags and lights, all of which can be found on Lower Gear’s website. Lower Gear is a great resource for groups, clubs and retreats.

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Sport Chalet
13455 Maxella Ave.
Marina del Rey, CA 90292
(310) 821-9400

Giving customers the ability to be as prepared as possible for any outdoor adventure, Sports Chalet makes vacationing easy. Product experts are on hand to answer questions and help guide adventurers about what to bring on any type of trip. Tents for camping trips are available in a multiple sizes to fit one to six people, and sleeping bags (down or fiber-fill) for varying campsites and weather conditions can be rented as well. Sports Chalet also recommends packing a camping stove (available for rental) for backpacking trips. At the end of a long day of hiking, a hot meal gives campers the energy required for the rest of the trip.

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Bikes & Hikes
8743 Santa Monica Blvd
West Hollywood, CA
(323) 796-8555

Offering hybrid, road and mountain bikes for rental, Bikes & Hikes is a great place if you want to see the get on one of their great bikes and see the city. With a reasonable rate per hour, they also offer day rates, week rates and monthly rates. In addition to bike rentals, you can also get helmets, safety vests, locks and a bike map of LA,

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