Gear Rental Policy
Bates College Outing Club Equipment Room Rental and Renewal Policies:
- In order to check out items you must present: name, student ID, Bates email, cell phone number and credit or debit card.
- All rentals are free of charge, however a $5 PER ITEM will be issued as an invoice to borrower one week from borrow date if equipment is not returned.
- All rentals are limited to a maximum of 1 week from date of rental.
- The renter assumes all financial responsibility for lost, stolen, or damaged equipment.
- Failure to return gear on time will result in issuing invoice of $5/item. Late fees and cost of equipment replacement are as follows:
- 1 Week from Checkout – Invoice Sent
- 2 Weeks from date of checkout – $10
- 1 Month from checkout – $50
- 6 Weeks from checkout – Full cost of replacement (see below)
Items may be renewed at additional 1 week intervals for no additional deposit granted that the following procedure is followed:
- The item(s) must be returned to the E-Room in the first 15 minutes of the rental hour.
- The item(s) must be made available for rent by someone else for 30 minutes.
- If still available, the item(s) may be rented for another week in the last 15 minutes of the hour.
Cost of Replacement:
|Alpine/Tele Skis||$350||Ski Helmet||$75|
|Alpine Poles||$30||Nordic skis||$150|
|Snowboard boots||$150||Nordic poles||$30|
|Sleeping bag||$100||Sleeping pad||$20|
|Winter sleeping bag||$150||Winter tent||$400|
|Tent||2p- $200, 4p- $300, 6p- $400||Backpack||$125|
|Climbing harness||$75||Climbing shoes||$60|
|Climbing helmet||$50||ATC and locking carabiner||$25|
|Stove + Fuel||Whisperlite- $110, Coleman- $50||Sled/Toboggan||Sled- $25, Toboggan- $200|
Summer – $200, Winter – $350
|Wetsuit accessories||Gloves – $50, booties – $50|
Certain specialized equipment not listed above. Upon checkout, Equipment Room Director will indicate cost of replacement.
Please note, wet suits are now housed in the ERoom.
To check out a mountain bike, please contact the mountain bike directors directly.