In addition to operating the nationwide camping gear rental service we've featured since 2003, we also have a full-service outdoor retail store in Tempe Arizona and a paddle specialty shop in Lake Havasu. Of course you can rent anything at our store you can online, but on the local retail side we specialize in backpacking gear, climbing gear, maps and carry a huge selection of recreational and fishing kayaks and canoes. Kayak brands for sale include Hobie, Riot, Old Town and an ever-changing list of used kayaks. See the kayaks and more photos, and take advantage of weekly specials, on our Facebook page, and see a partial list of some of the brands we carry here.  

2155 East University Drive, Ste 112 (SW corner University and the 101)
Tempe, AZ 85281
480-348-8917

Our operating hours per day have some seasonality, but you can usually find us here 363 days a year.  Current hours:
Mon-Fri 9 - 5
Saturday 10 - 4
Sunday 12 - 4

If you are flying in to Phoenix to start your travels, we're only 10-15 minutes away from the airport, so you can stop by to pick up gear and supplies rather than having it shipped somewhere. It you are arriving at a late hour, or need to leave early before we open, we can usually work out arrangements.

We're located about 2 miles east of ASU in Tempe, not far either way from the intersection of the 101 and 202 Freeways. From our facility, we operate our national rental business as well as our local and internet retail sales.  Our rental cleaning and storage/shipping warehouse is in the same building.

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We usually have at least 40-50 new and used kayaks on hand at any time to meet the needs of any serious kayak angler or water sports enthusiast.  We have hundreds of kayak accessories, rigging and repair parts in stock.

    


We can outfit a family headed to the nearby KOA, a group of hundreds on a retreat, or a solo backpacker tackling the PCT.

   
 

We have the largest selection of used camping and backpacking gear in the state (especially in the Fall) as well as hundreds of local and regional trail and road maps.