Rent Tents

We rent general camping and backpacking tents via nationwide shipping or local pickup at our retail store.  Big tents for families. Little tents for the weight-conscious ounce-counter. In-between tents for the rest of us. We've got them all, but not so many as to get you confused with too many choices.

We bounce around a bit in the tents brand...

We rent general camping and backpacking tents via nationwide shipping or local pickup at our retail store.  Big tents for families. Little tents for the weight-conscious ounce-counter. In-between tents for the rest of us. We've got them all, but not so many as to get you confused with too many choices.

We bounce around a bit in the tents brands we carry, but in recent years have stuck with a few select, high quality tents by Alps Mountaineering for car-camping styles, and Big Sky International for backpacking tents. All tents are shipped to you clean, with no smells, tears or holes, and are easy to setup. All tents are already seam-sealed, so if it rains, you will stay dry. These tents are much better quality than the cheapies you find a sporting goods store and at most rental outlets. Here's what to look for:

    • The listed capacity for a given tent means there is enough room in the tent for that many adults, typically sleeping on a standard size mattress pad, and yes, we rent mattress pads
    • . But don't expect lots of extra room if you're at the rated capacity, especially in the backpacking lines - a 3-person backpacking tent is more realistically sized for 2.5 persons.
    • Going out by yourself or in a group where everyone is packing their own tent? Check out our one- and two-person backpacking tents.
    • Have a partner you want to (or at least are willing to) share a tent with? Try the two- or three-person backpacking tents if you are headed down the trail, or otherwise any of the car-camping tents if weight and size are no issue. If the latter, we suggest getting the biggest tent your budget allows; there's no point being cramped.
    • Most of the backpacking tents are free-standing - that is, they do not require staking - but some do. Free-standing ones are sometimes more convenient and easy to setup and move around, but are usually heavier for their size and may cost a bit more. The descriptions under each item will specify.
    • Taking the family gang out to the great outdoors for a weekend camping adventure? Take a look at our 4 - 8 person free-standing tents to see which one best meets your needs. Suggestion - for more comfort, rent the tent rated at least one-person capacity greater than your planned number of campers - so if for example there are 4 adults going camping, rent at least a 5-person tent so you'll have some extra elbow room for you and your gear. Learn more about tent size.
    • If you're headed out into potentially gnarly weather - high winds, lots of rain, or several inches of snow is a possibility - rent our four-season tent. It's more expensive than our standard "3-season" tents, but it's pretty darn bomb-proof.
  • Finally, we also have a Screen Tent that is good for bug-free and dry picnics, or for sun protection on the beach. It's not a good option for overnight camping though - no floor!

The tents and all of our gear are all pretty easy to setup, but we have some videos to make it simpler still.   Included are some videos on our tents that may be helpful, including this one on our car-camping dome tent models.

Read thru each product description to learn more about our offerings. We have lots of advice about the great outdoors including more information on tents and shelters for camping and backpacking such as how to choose the best tent and how to find and make a good camp site. Feel free to call us anytime at 480-348-8917 with any question about your camping and backpacking gear rental needs!

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