The LowerGear Outdoors Center is full-service outdoor gear rental, kayaking, backpacking, camping and wilderness supply retailer serving the Mesa area from our store and distribution center located in Tempe Arizona, at 2155 E. University Drive, Tempe, AZ 85281, which is on the SW corner of University and the 101, just east of the Arizona State University campus.

We rent and sell Camping Tents and other wilderness gear, as well as Hobie kayaks from our retail store, or can ship any gear or supplies you need nationwide. We mainly carry car-camping tents from Alps Mountaineering and Kelty. We have base-camp tents from 2-man up to 6-man tent sizes. Most of our tents are setup on the floor so you can see for yourself how they size up against each other - no more guessing what your tent of interest is going to look or feel like!

Some of the gear brands we carry in our Mesa camping center include Granite Gear, Kelty, ThermaRest, MSR, Riot Kayaks, Sunday Afternoons, Fits Socks, Big Sky, Gregory, Deuter, Oboz, Darn Tough, ULA, MHM and Hobie Kayaks. If there's anything these manufacturers offer that we don't happen to have on our retail shelf, we'll be glad to order it for you. If you'd like to research online before making your outdoors gear and supplies decision, check out our backpacking and camping user gear review page.

You can find a wide selection of used and consigned camping gear at our store, and we can rent or sell anything you need - including any type of Camping Tents for any outdoors trip - we can even ship rental camping gear right to your destination so you don't have to carry it in your car or on a plane! Our camping equipment store hours are 9am - 6pm Monday thru Friday, 10am - 4pm on Saturdays and 12 - 4 on Sunday. Our retail location is easy for anyone looking for Camping Tents to find and to get to from anywhere in Mesa. We are in zip code 85281 but serve local zip codes 85001 through 85399.

We teach Merit Badge classes in Backpacking and Geocaching for local Grand Canyon Council Boy Scouts in our retail store's class room. The room is also available for any Mesa-area outdoors club or wilderness organization that wants to use it for their monthly meeting. Our experienced outdoors employees offer classes to the public as well from our local store - some of the more popular outdoors-related educational sessions include:

Lightening up your Backpack load
Map Reading and Navigation Skills
Gourmet Camp cooking
Using a GPS
Wilderness First Aid
Leave No Trace Principles
Backpacking 101

Our focus is on ultralight backpacking gear and we are glad to share our expertise to help you lighten up your backpacking load so your next outdoors adventure is more fun. We rent and sell lightweight versions of sleeping bags, mattress pads, backpacks, tents and pretty much any other type of outdoor gear you can imagine.

At Lowergear Outdoors, many people come into our store and ask about good places to go hiking. The Mesa and surrounding area is blessed with many opportunities to get outdoors for some exercise, but our favorites include these spots:

Dreamy Draw, in north-central PHX
South Mountain, near Ahwatukee and South PHX
McDowell Mountains, in NE Scottsdale
Superstitions Mountains near Apache Junction
Piestawa Peak, in north-central PHX
Camelback Mountain, in Paradise Valley
Usery Mountain Park in east Mesa

Be sure to visit our store for last minute supplies before heading out on your next hike!

For additional assistance, give us a call at 480-348-8917, stop by our store at 2155 E. University Drive, Tempe, AZ 85281, which is on the SW corner of University and the 101 or check out our Facebook page for the latest news and sales deals!

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