In addition to operating a nationwide camping gear rental service since development in 2002, we have maintained full-service outdoor retail store in Tempe Arizona since 2010. We moved to our current building on the corner of University and the 101 in Tempe in early 2016. Of course you can rent anything at our store you can online, but on the retail side we specialize in ultralight, but practical backpacking gear. We also have Hobie and fishing kayaks on display for sale and rent in our retail showroom and a big selection in used gear, especially in the Fall. See the kayaks and more photos, and take advantage of weekly specials, on our Facebook page, and a partial list of some of the brands we carry here.  

2155 East University Drive, Ste 112 (at 101)
Tempe, AZ 85281

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Mon-Fri 9 - 6
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 suggest staying at the Quality Inn down the street from us at 1375 E. University Dr as a reasonably priced and it is near our store and the airport.  If you stay there on your way in or out, we can leave/pickup gear there if you can't make it to the store during regular hours.  Other hotels may cooperate similarly.

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.