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The ultimate guide to renting camping equipment in 2023

Going camping is a great way to get back outside and into nature. Are you going camping for the first time or just once in a while? Then you shouldn’t even think about buying your own expensive gear. Camping equipment like tents, airbeds, gas stoves etc. are super expensive to buy, hundreds, even thousands of Dollars in most cases. Unless you fall back to cheap low quality gear, renting is the only way to go if you want to have a great camping adventure on a budget.

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We gathered some of our most useful tips and insights here in our ultimate camping equipment renting guide, so that your camping adventure is going to be a big success, thanks to rented equipment.

Who should rent camping gear?

As long as you don’t go camping every weekend, you don’t need your own equipment, rather rent it, it’s not worth buying expensive equipment.

Even if you’re a more advanced camper, you should still rent equipment abroad. Just save the effort (and cost) of bringing your own tent, campervan, sleeping bag, whatever, to your destination or remote camping spot. Rather rent high quality gear from local camping rental shops or other enthusiasts and connect to locals by borrowing their camping equipment.

Stay flexible by not owning all the camping gear you need for your camping adventure. Owning a bunch of expensive camping equipment would mentally force you to go camping every vacation or every weekend, you might feel like you have to use the gear as much as possible in order for it to be worth the money you spent on it. If you don’t own all the equipment you’re flexible to go camping one vacation, then sailing the next time, then a roadtrip and then maybe camping again. Btw. you’ll also find the right boat to rent for sailing and rental cars for roadtripping with

The most popular camping equipment to rent

All kinds of camping equipment are being offered to for rent, on various rental platforms and by local rental shops. The big and expensive equipment like tents, campervans, sleeping bags, gas stoves. But also even smaller, less expensive items like torches and multitools can be easily rented online from camping enthusiasts or rental shops.


What to pay extra attention to when renting camping gear online

Just don’t break it, don’t stain the tent, make sure to use the gear in the way it’s supposed to be used. Ask the lender how to use the equipment before heading out on your adventure. Maybe even practice pitching the tent and handling all the gear. And always make sure to clean the rented gear before returning it. Read our blogpost on how to have a great camping adventure with rented equipment for more information.

Where to rent camping equipment

Camping equipment rentals can be found on various rental platforms and at local rental shops. There are specialized camping gear rental platforms like Outdoorgearo or Paulcamper for campervans. 

So there is plenty of choice and 100,000s of offers all around the world.

Insurance for rented camping gear

Most camping gear rental websites and rental shops featured on include damage insurance. So you’re all protected in case you break anything by accident.

Did this guide help you? Are you ready to rent all the equipment you need for your next camping adventure? In case you’re still not quite sure or have any more questions, contact our equipment rental experts at or read our blogpost on how to have a great camping adventure with rented equipment.

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Matt Graham

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