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Gear Up With ORAC

Equipment Rental


Gear up for your Next Adventure   

ORAC has all your equipment needs in one stop. Swing by and see what we have to offer- from tents to canoes. 

 

Ready to rent? ORAC has a NEW contactless rental procedure to ensure the safety of our community 

I'm Ready to Rent

Click the button above to start your adventure 

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 Canoe Package (includes paddles/PFDs)
 Canoe Trailer (4 canoe minimum)

Whitewater Kayak Package

(includes paddle, pfd, helmet, & spray skirt)

Item
Day
Weekend
Week
Canoe Package  $18 $30 $50
Item
Day
Weekend
Week
Canoe Trailer $24 $48 $60
Item
Day
Weekend
Week
Jackson Zen $18 $30 $50

 

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Sit-On-Top Kayak Package (includes paddles/PFDs)
Stand Up Paddle Board Package (includes paddles/PFDs)

Additional Water Items

Item
Day
Weekend
Week
Kayak  $18 $30 $50
Item
Day
Weekend
Week

SUP

$18 $30 $50
Item
Day
Weekend
Week
Dry Bag $10 $14 $25
Snorkel Set $4 $7 $10

 

 Camping Package: Grab a friend, a bag of ice, and some weenies; you're going camping!

  • 4 person tent
  • MSR cutlery set
  • MSR cooking set
  • 2 burner stove
  • 2 sleeping bags
  • 2 sleeping pads
  • Icemule cooler
  • Eno

 Backpacking Package: Everything you need for a weekend trip!

  • Backpack
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping pad
  • MSR Pocket Rocket Stove
  • Trekking poles
  • 2 person tent
  • MSR cutlery set
  • MSR cooking set
  • Headlamp

 Day Hike Package: Hit the trail like an expert!

  • Trekking poles
  • Eno
  • Backpack
Weekend
$55
Weekend
$30
Weekend
$14

 

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 2 Person Tent
4 Person Tent 
 Sleeping Bag
Item
Day
Weekend
Week
2 Person Tent   $7 $12 $20
Item
Day
Weekend
Week
4 Person Tent  $10 $17 $30
Item
Day
Weekend
Week
4 Season Bag (0°) $7 $10 $15
3 Season Bag (35°) $7 $10 $15

 

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 Sleeping Pad
Backpack(s) 
Headlamp 
Item
Day
Weekend
Week
 Sleeping Pad  $2 $5 $6
Item
Day
Weekend
Week
 Backpack $10  $14 $20
Item
Day
Weekend
Week
 Headlamp  $4 $7 $12

 

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2-Burner Stove *Must supply your own propane
MSR 2-Pot Cook Set *food not included 
MSR Kitchen Set 
Item
Day
Weekend
Week
 Stove   $5  $10 $15
Item
Day
Weekend
Week
 2-Pot Cook Set   $2 $5 $10
Item
Day
Weekend
Week
 Utensil Set  $2 $5 $10
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ENO Hammock & Straps 
Bear Canister *Does not come with bear 
Rat Sack 
Item
Day
Weekend
Week
ENO $6 $12 $20
Item
Day
Weekend
Week
Bear Canister   $1 $4 $5
Item
Day
Weekend
Week
Rat Sack   $1 $4 $5

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Dromedary

 Trekking Poles
 
Item
Day
Weekend
Week
Dromedary $2 $5 $10
Item
Day
Weekend
Week
Trekking Poles $5 $7 $10
 

 

 

 Mountain Bike Package: Everything you need to shred the trails this weekend:

  • Mountain Bike
  • Bike Rack
  • Helmet
  • Pump
  • Flat Repair Kit
 
 
Weekend
$40
 
 

 

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 FUJI Mountain Bike 
 Bike Helmet 
 Bike Rack (for transporting)
Item
Day
Weekend
Week
 Mountain Bike   $18 $30 $50
Item
Day
Weekend
Week
 Bike Helmet   $1 $2 $5
Item
Day
Weekend
Week
Truck Rack $5 $10 $15 

 Basic Boulder Bundle: Whether you're sending your first outdoor problems or just need some extra gear for a trip, we've got you covered

  • Crash pad
  • Climbing shoes
  • Chalk Bag (Chalk not included)
 
 
Weekend
$15
 
 

 

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Climbing Shoes
 Climbing Helmet *Protect your noggin 
Bouldering Crash Pad
Item
Day
Weekend
Week
 Climbing Shoes   $2 $5 $10
Item
Day
Weekend
Week
 Helmet $1 $2 $5
Item
Day
Weekend
Week
 Madrock Crash Pad   $6 $12 $20

 

 Game Day Corn Hole Package: Tailgate like a Hilltopper should!

  • Cornhole
  • Eno
  • Frisbee
  • Ice mule cooler

 Bocce Ball Beach Day Bundle: Get the party started, even if its not always at the beach.

  • Bocce ball
  • Eno
  • Frisbee
  • Ice mule cooler
 
Weekend
$30
Weekend
$25
 

 

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 Frisbee
 Disc Golf Disc
 Racquetball Racquet
Item
Day
Weekend
Week
 Frisbee  $1 $2 $5
Item
Day
Weekend
Week
 Disc Golf Disc  $1 $2 $5
Item
Day
Weekend
Week
Racquetball Racquet  $1 $2 $5
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 Corn Hole Set
 Bocce Set
Icemule Portable Cooler 
 
Item
Day
Weekend
Week
Corn Hole Set  $10 $17 $30
 
Item
Day
Weekend
Week
 Bocce Ball $2 $5 $10
 
Item
Day
Weekend
Week
Icemule Portable Cooler $5 $15 $30

 

Policies  

  1. Fill out the online reservation form here: https://fs11.formsite.com/xx4RgI/gaeuwzxgqw/index.html
  2. Reservations submitted prior to 3:00 PM will be fulfilled the next day
  3. Receive a phone call confirming that your desired gear is in stock
  4. Pay for your gear rental over the phone
  5. Receive a confirmation e-mail with gear, price, pickup/drop off times
  6. Arrive to pick up gear at your selected appointment window 
  1. After your reservation from is submitted and confirmed with an ORAC Gear Shop Attendent, Patrons will call ORAC at 270-745-6542 and inform of their arrival to pick up a rental
  2. Patrons will stay in their vehicle while ORAC staff moves the rented items into the pickup/drop-off zone located on the loading dock behind The Preston Center
  3. Once ORAC staff leaves the zone and stands a safe distance away to ensure there are no issues with pick up, the patron may retrieve their items and place them in/on their vehicle 
  4. Smiles and waves will be exchanged 
  1. Patrons will call ORAC at 270-745-6542 and inform staff of their arrival to return a rental
  2. Patrons will be asked to unload their rental items on to the loading dock and return to their car
  3. Staff will inspect equipment while customer is still on site
    1. If there are any damages ORAC Staff will call the customer to let them know about the damages or additional fees
      1. Customers will be able to pay for the fees over the phone before they leave
      2. Customers should anticipant no more than 15 minutes for gear inspection to occur *Depending on quantity of gear rented
    2. If there are no damages, the customer is free to go!
  4. All rented items will be disinfected, and cleaned once the customer departs the loading dock area.

One Day: Any rental where the equipment is out only one night, or equipment returned the same day as pick up during ORAC Gear Shop Hours.

Weekend: Any rental where the equipment is out 2 or 3 consecutive nights. Example: Friday to Sunday, Friday to Monday or Thursday to Sunday.

Week: Any rental where the equipment is out for 7 consecutive nights. 

The renter must either be a WKU student, faculty or staff member, Preston Center member or must be sponsored by a Preston Center member.  Renters must have a valid account number.  All rentals must be returned on time to avoid a hold placed on the renter's account.  If the item is not returned (or late fee paid) within 1 week of the due date, there will be a registration hold placed on the account.  All rentals are non-refundable and non-transferrable.

All gear must be returned on time and in good order. 

  • Late gear will be charged the daily use fee for the number of days past the return day.
  • Any gear returned to the Preston Center front desk outside of ORAC operating hours will be subject to a day's late fee.
  • Dirty or wet gear will be charged a $25/hr cleaning fee, based on the amount of time it takes our staff to return the item(s) to a rent-able condition. 
  • Damaged or lost equipment will be subject to the appropriate replacement fee at the discretion of the ORAC staff. 

Customers are encouraged to reserve equipment prior to its use to assure availability. All reservations require payment in full. There are no refunds or transfers on canceled reservations.  Reservations can be made at the ORAC office or over the phone at (270)745-6545.  For customers reserving equipment over the phone, a credit/debit card will be required.

 

 

Frequently Asked Gear Questions 

Our hours do change with University breaks and holidays, but for the most part our hours at ORAC are pretty consistent.

Gear Shop Hours 

Monday 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Tuesday 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Wednesday CLOSED

Thrusday 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Friday 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Saturday CLOSED 

Sunday CLOSED 

Patrons are finacially repsonsible for any damages to equipment and can result in replacement of equipment.

If you’re not able to get your equipment back to us on time, call ahead and let us know. If you fail to return equipment on time, you will be charged an additional fee for each day late.

ORAC has only Jackson Riviera Sit-on-top kayaks. These kayaks are 11 feet 4 inches long and weigh 58 lbs. We currently have 20 kayaks available for rental. 

ORAC Carries Old Town Discovery 158 Canoes. These canoes are 15 feet 8 inches long and weigh 87 lbs. We currently have 7 canoes available for rental. 

Our backpacks can hold up to 70 L. These backpacks are great for overnight - three-night trips or more! Depending on how well you pack. 

 

 


 

 


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 Last Modified 9/22/20