How to Rent Camping Gear in Seattle

A tent, a sleeping bag, and a camping stove can easily run close to a thousand dollars at a retail store. So how does a wannabe camper get outdoors without shelling out half a month’s rent? Seattle’s new Gearhouse has one solution, a monthly membership that comes with unlimited rentals—and even the friends to join the camping trip. “You should never miss an invitation to go on a trip because you don’t have the gear,” says Gearhouse founder Evan Maynard. When viewing his own closet full of equipment, he realized that most of his expensive tools were mostly gathering dust.