If you are renting gear for the first time, please read the gear rental information in full.

Security deposits vary by individual item. The deposit amounts below are averages.

Restricted Gear

Items highlighted in red require a safety review and permission from the appropriate MITOC officer before you can rent them. You can get approval by emailing mitoc-approval@mit.edu 24 hours ahead of time. Be sure to include exactly what restricted gear you want to check out, what dates you’ll have it, how and where it will be used, and your level of experience with the activity.

Financial aid

If you are an MIT student renting gear for a MITOC trip and this cost is prohibitive to your participation, please email mitoc-owner@mit.edu to ask about this fee being waived. If you are a non-MIT student please feel free to email to ask about financial assistance options.

Camping

Item Deposit Rental
Tent (2 person) $120 $8
Tent (4 person) $180 $12
Sleeping Bag (Synthetic, –30°F – +40°F) $200 $6
Foam Pad $12 $2
Backpack $150 $6
Daypack $90 $3
Stove $100 $5
Fuel Bottle (inc. fuel) $20 $2
Pot Set $35 $1
Trekking Poles $40 $4
Tarp Shelter $120 $4
Bear Canister $75 $4

Climbing

Item Deposit Rental
ATC and Locking Biner $20 $2
Climbing Shoes $50 $5
Climbing Helmet $75 $1
Climbing Harness $40 $4
Plastic Boot $150 $6
Restricted (Email: mitoc-approval@mit.edu)
Ice Climbing Axe $300 $9
Ice Climbing Crampons $200 $7
Bouldering Pad $200 $5
Ascenders, Daisies, and Ladders $250 $5
Quickdraws $80 $5
Ohm Assisted Braking Device $100 $5
Haul Bag $140 $5

MITOC’s climbing ropes are not for rental. They are for official club trips only.

Winter Hiking/Mountaineering

Item Deposit Rental
Sorel Boots $110 $6
Plastic Boots $150 $6
Microspikes $50 $4
Hiking Crampons $80 $5
Alpine Ice Axe $50 $3
Snowshoes $100 $7
Winter Sleeping Bag (Synthetic, –30°F – 0°F) $200 $5
Snow Shovel $26 $2
Snow Saw $30 $2
Sled $40 $4
Small Sled $5 $1
Restricted (Email: mitoc-approval@mit.edu)
Down Sleeping Bag (-20°F, only for alpinism) $350 $10
Mountaineering Tent $420 $9
Pulk $0 $3
Picket $20 $3
Ice Screw $60 $3
Fluke $40 $3
Pulley $20 $3
Glacier Rope $200 $3
Technical Ice Axe $300 $9
Technical Crampons $150 $6

Skiing

Cross Country Skiing

Item Deposit Rental
Light Touring Touring Skis $200 $6
NNN Ski Boot $75 $5
Backcountry Touring Backcountry Skis $200 $9
NNN-BC Ski Boot $175 $5
Both XC Ski Pole $40 $2

The backcountry touring skis have metal edges and use burlier boots with a wider bar.

Alpine / Ski Mountaineering

Item Deposit Rental
AT/Telemark Ski Skins $120 $4
Alpine Ski Poles $40 $2
Ski Helmet $75 $1
Telemark Skis $200 $8
Telemark Ski Boots $350 $10
Restricted (Email: mitoc-approval@mit.edu)
Alpine Touring (AT) AT Skis (Frame Bindings) + Skins $600 $20
AT Skis (Tech bindings) + Skins $600 $25
AT Boots $350 $15
Snowboarding Splitboard + Skins $600 $25

IMPORTANT: In order to better serve our community, we approve Alpine Touring and Splitboard equipment rental requests on a first-come, first serve basis. In your request, please let us know (1) what ski size you want, (2) what boot size you want; (3) the day you will be renting them out; and (4) the day you will return them. Ski rentals are restricted to a one week/weekend rental (requests for longer term may be granted on a case-by-case basis). You may rent approved AT setups at office hours only after you receive confirmation from the ski chairs. Please return all ski equipment together—skis, boots, and skins–at the beginning of the next week.

AT boots sizes:
23 (x2), 24, 24.5 (x2), 25, 25.5, 26 (x2), 26.5, 27, 27.5 (x2), 28 (x2), 28.5, 29, 29.5, 30, 30.5
Ski sizes (Frame Binding):
155, 157, 165 (x2), 173 (x2), 175, 176, 180, 181
Ski sizes (Tech Binding):
155 (x2), 157, 162 (x2), 169, 176
Splitboards:
154, 158

** All sizes are in cm.

Items For Sale

Item Price
Boston Rocks $25
MITOC T-shirt $15
MITOC Nalgene Bottle $9
Whistle $2
Waterproof White Mountains Map $10
Headlamp (Petzl Tikkina) $18
Compass $12
Wag Bag $2.50
MITOC Patch $3
Hot Hand Warmers $1
MITOC bumper sticker $1

Biking

Item Deposit Rental
Mountain Bike $400 $15
Fat Bike $400 $15
Bike Rack $80 $5
Bike Helmet $40 $1
Repair Kit $20 $3
Truing Stand $200 $3

Books

MITOC has a library of guidebooks, maps, and other outdoor literature. They can be perused free of charge during office hours, or you can check them out for $1/week (days of use are not counted like other rentals.)

Boats and Cabin Rentals

MITOC has a selection of flatwater and whitewater canoes, kayaks, and packrafts available for rental. To rent these, you must first attend a boathouse keyholder training. See the boathouse page for more information on boathouse rentals.

We own two cabins in New Hampshire where MITOC members can stay. These also require keyholder training before you rent.