REI rental rates

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Gear rental rates of local outdoors stores.

REI rates

The REI in Arcadia rents gear, but the cost is not online. Here are the costs as of January 2007. The cost, and the availability of items, is obviously subject to change (if you find something out-of-date, please update this page).

Store Hours: M-F 10 AM to 9 PM. Sat 10 AM to 7 PM, Sun 10 AM to 6 PM. 214 N. Santa Anita Ave, Arcadia, CA 91066. (626) 447-1062.

Here is a list of which California REI stores rent which gear (gear isn't itemized, but rather categorized into Ski, Bike, etc.). The only SoCal stores that rent Mountaineering Gear are Huntington Beach and Santa Ana ((714) 543-4142) (but make sure to call them first and ask for specific details). As of Nov 19 2010, the Santa Ana store is moving to Tustin.

The Arcadia store is only a 10 minute drive from Caltech, but does not rent mountaineering gear. It does rent snowshoes (even though some websites may claim they don't -- make sure to call and double-check).

Prices are listed as $A / $B, where $A is the price for the first day of rental, and $B is the price for each additional day.

They do not include the days you pick up and drop off in the price (assuming you rent for more than one day).

Item Member Price Non-Member price
Sleeping Bags - Childrens $8 / $4 $18 / $4
Sleeping Bags - Regular and Long $15 / $6 $25 / $6
Thermarest pad $7 / $3 $17 / $3
Adult internal frame (5,000 cu in) $12 / $5 $22 / $5
Kids external frame $6 / $3 $16 / $3
Tent - 2 person $15 / $5 $25 / $5
Tent - 3 person $17 / $7 $27 / $7
Tent - 4 person $24 / $10 $34 / $10
Backpacking Stove (w/o fuel) $6 / $2 $16 / $2
2-burner stove (w/o fuel) $10 / $4 $20 / $4
Bear Canister $10 / $3 $20 / $3
Snowshoes - Adult $14 / $6 $24 / $6
Trekking Poles $10 / $3 $20 / $6

Tents: the two person tent is the REI Half Dome (a three-season tent), the three person tent is the REI Taj (a three season tent), and the four person tent is the "Camp Dome", a car-camping tent.

Santa Ana store

The Santa Ana store also rents snowboards and snowshoes, but no skis and no mountaineering boots. Unfortunately, the store is about 39 miles south of Pasadena and not on the way to the Sierras. As of Nov 19 2010, the Santa Ana store is moving to Tustin.

Item Member Price Non-Member price
Rock climbing shoes $12 / $6 $22 / $6
Helmets $6 / $3 $16 / $3
Steel strap-on crampons $12 / $5 $22 / $5
Ice Axes $19 / $4 $29 / $4

Sport Chalet rental rates

There are two Sport Chalet stores close to Pasadena; one in La Canada Flintridge (take the 210 North/West, then take the exit for "Highway 2 North" and head South -- do NOT take the exit for "Highway 2 South"), and one in the Santa Anita mall (take the 210 East and exit at Baldwin, then drive South about a mile to the giant mall).

This table is rather incomplete! Please see their website for more details (actually, calling their rental department may be the fastest method).

Prices are listed as $A / $B, where $A is the price for the first day of rental, and $B is the price for each additional day.

Item Price
Downhill Ski package $25 / $18

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