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Why you should rent equipment for your next adventure

Are you an adventurer and do you like to try new sports? Are you attracted to the idea of spending as much time out and adventuring as possible? Then what do you choose between buying the equipment or renting it?

This is a difficult question that all adventure enthusiasts ask themselves before going on vacation. Whether it’s camping, bikingsurfing or snowboarding, every activity requires having the right equipment. For this purpose we have prepared a list of some aspects that you should take into account before buying or renting the necessary equipment for your next vacation.


You will need space to store the equipment

Each piece of equipment, regardless of the sport you practice or the activity you want to do in your free time, will require quite a lot of space to be stored. Just think of the size of a surfboard, snowboard or even a camping tent. If you have a large garage where you can store equipment, then feel free to buy it. But if you live in a small apartment and space is a problem for you, you can always choose the rental services to use the special equipment only when you need it.

High costs to buy new equipment

When you rent a snowboard you will only pay for the days you use it, nothing more. Thus, you can save some money and try more sports, without being afraid that your budget will be affected. In most cases, camping equipment, or winter sports and water sports, are quite expensive and not everyone can afford them. 

You will always have something new

When you choose to invest some money in expensive equipment, you have to think that you will have it for a while, not having the option to take another one, due to the high costs. But, when you rent, you will always have new equipment that you have probably never tried. Every surfing holiday you will have a new board, with a new design and probably a new type. You can try several types of boards until you find the one that suits you. 

You can try new sports and activities

In general, sports equipment is quite expensive, and after you buy a surfboard, for example, you will have to wait a while before you can afford to buy something new. But if you choose to rent, you will be able to try something new every week, without worrying that you will run out of money. You can also try a new sport or activity, and if you notice that you don’t like it or you are not good at it, you won’t end up with the money spent and equipment you have nothing to do with.


Equipment for a growing family

If you have children who are passionate about different sports or outdoor activities, they will definitely need the right equipment. Some sports equipment are not universal, and must be changed periodically as the child grows in weight or height. This means buying new equipment which leads to a reduced budget. But, you can avoid this problem by choosing to rent the equipment, depending on your child’s needs. 

You can avoid transport problem

Some sports equipment is large and difficult to transport from one location to another. Just think of the shipping costs for a surfboard. You would need a roomy enough car to be able to carry all the equipment you need for camping. However, rental services solve this problem for you. You have the option to rent the equipment right from the place where you will spend your vacation. Very fast, simple, and low cost. 

Rental is suitable for beginners

If you are in a situation where you have never done snowboarding for example, but you want to try, it is not advisable to buy your first board. You have to be patient, see if you like it and if you can handle this sport. Renting sports equipment will save you from unnecessary expenses when you are just starting out with a certain sport or outdoor activity. 

Don’t worry about damage

A lot of the equipment and boards that you will rent will already be scratched or hit. So you don’t have to worry about ruining something new, just bought, which costs a lot. Probably another scratch on the surfboard will not be very noticeable. By renting sports equipment, you will be able to stay without worries and you will be able to enjoy the new experiences. Most rental equipment is insured by the owner or the rental website, so even if a serious damage happens there is no reason to worry. 

Lots of options to choose from

Now you can easily find online platforms where you can rent your equipment in no time. The offers are many, and you have the opportunity to act according to the budget you have, the sport you want to do, but also the design of the equipment. If you choose to rent online, you can meet the owners of the equipment and you can make friends who share a passion for a certain sport. Also, the beaches or mountain resorts have shops where you can rent the equipment you need. You can choose to rent your board from the comfort of your home, or even from the location where you will spend your next vacation.


These are just some of the benefits you can get when you choose to rent your sports equipment, instead of buying it as new. It will mainly help you save a lot of money, and enjoy the new experiences without worries. You can quickly choose the equipment you need depending on the holiday destination, or the desire you have for the new sport you want to try.

New equipment can break a huge hole in your budget, and it can keep you away from trying new things. Why be tied to a surfboard, when you can also try snowboardingskiing, camping, or hiking? Be free to experience new sensations that will help you discover yourself, and will make you create new passions that you did not know you had.

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Matt Graham