Venturing into nature is a great way to escape the hustle and bustle of daily life and recharge your spirits. Seriously, getting outside actually good for your health, and living in Los Angeles, you have some of the most breathtaking scenery right outside your doorstep. Joshua Tree National Park, Los Padres National Forest, Sequoia National Park—heck, you’ve got a whole lotta natural beauty right in Topanga State Park.
With no shortage of beauty to explore in Southern California, it’s about time you plan your next camping trip. Step 1: choose your destination. Step 2: Pack your gear and go. If you’re a first-time camper, or don’t have all the gear you need for a comfortable night under the stars, there’s a plenty of rental gear companies in the Los Angeles area that can help you get outside in no time.
Hold up! What should I even be renting? Here’s a handy dandy camping gear checklist.
Adventure 16 Outfitters has a supportive staff to guide you through the process of selecting the essentials you need. From tents to cook stoves to sleeping bags, A16 has it all, and they’ll even provide tips on great places to hike or camp. The store also stocks snowshoes for both kids and adults, as well as emergency equipment to help ensure your safety during your nature encounter.
11161 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90064
Open 10AM–8PM Monday through Friday, 10AM–7PM on Saturday, and 11AM–5PM on Sunday
Cuyama Badlands Campsites – 2 hours northeast of Los Angeles. Photos by Ezekiel Gonzalez.
Contact this online company to order outdoor equipment delivered right to your door. They assemble camping sets that contain everything you need for a semi-glamorous outdoor experience, including cookware, soap, a first-aid kit, and even a French press for preparing your morning cup of java and a corkscrew for enjoying a glass of wine around the campfire. Select a camping set for one to six people, and let Coozie Camping take care of the rest. If you prefer, you can handpick individual products to suit your needs.
Operating out of a warehouse in downtown L.A., Joymode is a startup company that stocks an eclectic array of products ranging from holiday decor to household cleaning equipment. Targeting consumers who don’t want to worry about the storage and maintenance of seldom-used items, this subscription-based company rents “experience packages” for campers and outdoor adventurers. Whether you need a snowboard or a basic tent, Joymode can help you out.
1200 S Hope St, Ste 100B, Los Angeles, CA 90015
4. Lower Gear
Mail order rental company Lower Gear outfits L.A.-area campers with navigation equipment and outdoor supplies. Choose your gear online, and Lower Gear mails your rentals to your home. Newbie campers can learn a lot by reading the informative “How This Works” and “Advice” pages on the company’s website.
If you’re setting out on a biking excursion, visit UCLA Bicycle Shop for bike rentals, parts, and equipment. The shop serves members of the UCLA community, including students, faculty and Rec members.
2131 John Wooden Center, Los Angeles, CA 90095
Days and hours vary based on the school calendar
If you prefer more protection from the elements than a sleeping bag can afford, check out El Monte RV Rentals. Ideal for families, RVs provide all the comforts of home.
1256 W. 7th St, Los Angeles, CA 90017
1-888-337-2228 or (213) 484-1468
Ember is an e commerce platform that houses a stylish selection of camping gear and it’s entirely for rent! Delivered to you, wherever you are in the States, your campsite is sure to be perfectly curated and effortlessly functional when you rent with Ember. From twinkle lights to tents, Ember’s got your back!
Stress Less, Explore More. Experience Gear specializes in outfitting campers and backpackers with lightweight gear from top brands in the industry. All camping kits come with free round-trip shipping to your destination, and ExperienceGear supplements orders with free camping accessories and planning resources to make your trip as seamless as possible.
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