About GearLocker

We are a family-run business in Grand Rapids, MI that offers premium outdoor gear rentals. Our mission is to encourage adventure and lower the barrier to the outdoors.

Our family loves the outdoors and understands the value of quality, reliable gear. From the Porcupines to the Rockies, Smokies to Pictured Rocks, we’ve spent years testing tents, packs, stoves, chairs, and everything in between. We bring that knowledge and experience to you to offer top-rated gear from trusted brands like Marmot, Kelty, GSI Outdoors and more at a fraction of the cost to own.

We hope to be part of your next adventure soon!

How Rentals Work

Reserve Online

You can change or cancel your reservation up to 7 days before your start date for a refund

Pick Up Your Gear

Schedule your pickup at our location in East Grand Rapids, MI

Return With Ease

Drop off your gear anytime before 11:59 PM on your return date

Pickup & Drop-Off Location

What our customers say

Allie ShortAllie Short
16:57 08 Jul 24
What a brilliant idea! Using GearLocker saved my boyfriend and I a few hundred dollars on camping equipment. The items were of great quality and in good shape. Working with Eric was seamless. I found him to be kind, responsive, and accommodating. I plan to work with GearLocker for future camping needs.
Seth WinchesterSeth Winchester
00:10 06 May 24
really happy with this service. it provides an opportunity to try out some high end gear. the customer service was great as well.
Manasa JagadeeshManasa Jagadeesh
15:14 15 Sep 23
Really happy with the quality of service and gear provided by Eric. We were a group of 4 first time campers and all the gear we rented was simple to set up, well maintained, and very good quality. Eric also took time to show us how to set up some of the items and was very prompt and thorough in our interactions. I'd definitely recommend renting gear from here!
Derek BernathDerek Bernath
17:08 28 Aug 23
The gear I rented for my backpacking trip was high quality. Eric was great to work with and allowed for east and flexible pickup/drop off. Happy with the service and would rent from again
Canaan LeeCanaan Lee
01:20 04 Aug 23
Eric was very friendly and supportive in helping book my gear. The gear is clean, top quality and very easy to use. I even had a few comments from campers on how quality the gear is! I haven't been back to MI for 6 years and Gear Locker's service and gear have really welcomed me back to the Mitten State.
Greta WilkerGreta Wilker
23:31 06 Jul 23
GearLocker was a great spot to get our gear rentals from! Eric was super friendly and communication about pick up and drop off was fast and easy. The gear was high quality and perfect for my backpacking trip. Will definitely be using them again!
Aaron SymondsAaron Symonds
18:44 20 Jun 23
Great communication and explanation of the gear. Highly recommend!
Jenny KleinJenny Klein
19:16 13 Jun 23
I needed a tent I could take backpacking that was a bit bigger than what I have. Using Gear Locker was really easy, great gear, and fair pricing. I would easily recommend using them and do it again in the future myself.
Tony YuTony Yu
17:50 29 Nov 22
These guys were amazing and very easy to use. You just select the equipment you need and when you need it by and they're on it! Will definitely use again in the future. They have a wide selection of camping equipment for use. Very useful to a person like me who only goes camping a few times a year and I didn't want to invest in all that equipment/gear.
Kelly RossKelly Ross
23:40 23 Nov 22
Thank you so much for the jetboil. Our wood stove was not yet inspected so we had no other way to hear water on our winter glamping adventure. We made ramen and hot chocolate!Thanks again- can’t want to rent more in the future.
Joe MaagJoe Maag
14:33 12 Nov 22
I wish backcountry campgrounds made it this easy to book. The rental, pickup and drop off were great. The gear was perfect. I definitely recommend.
Emily SandersEmily Sanders
21:45 09 Oct 22
I rented the bundle with the pack, sleeping pad, sleeping bag, cook stove, and headlamp. The gear was all in fantastic shape and worked great for my 3 day trip. The owner Eric was really nice. He took the time to show me the equipment and how to use it etc. The price I paid for the high quality gear was extremely reasonable, and he was very flexible on pickup / drop off. I will definitely use GearLocker again!
Kendra ReinoehlKendra Reinoehl
14:41 14 Aug 22
I would highly recommend the GearLocker. The service was top quality with great communication and simple pick-up & drop off process. The camp gear was easy to use and great quality.
Kevin PackardKevin Packard
20:23 07 Aug 22
Highly recommend! The owner is extremely responsive, the gear is high-quality and very well-maintained! Pick-up and drop-off were a breeze; we will definitely be using them again!
Melody KingMelody King
20:59 24 Jul 22
Outstanding! Gear was in excellent condition and did not leak during a rain storm. Instruction manuals were provided. Eric was communicative and flexible in arranging pick up and drop off time. 10/10 would rent again!
Eryn Hart DuttaEryn Hart Dutta
14:30 19 Jul 22
Prompt and professional. Will definitely rent from them again.
Nicole DuquetteNicole Duquette
19:41 18 Jul 22
vikrant Shahvikrant Shah
18:21 07 Jul 22
Top-quality camping gear. We will be a repeat customer with GearLocker for sure. If you are not a regular camper, I would consider renting with GearLocker. Eric was great and made the pick-up and drop-off process very easy.


Renting with GearLocker is simple:

  1. 1. Reserve your gear. Choose a bundle or select a la carte and enter your rental dates. Have a special request? Need help planning or creating a custom package? Get in touch with us, we’re happy to help!
  2. 2. Pick up your gear. Our pickup location (map below) is in East Grand Rapids, MI. Your rental gear is available on your start date or up to one day early. Send us a message and let us know when to have it ready.
  3. 3. Return your gear. Place everything back in the original container and return to us before 11:59PM on your rental end date. 

The earlier the better to ensure the gear you need is available and on hold for you. You may book as early as 6 months in advance, with the latest checkout 3 days before you start date.

You may cancel up to 7 days in advance of your rental start date for a full refund (minus transaction fee). If you cancel within 7 days of your start date, you will be charged 50%.

We understand life happens and unforeseen circumstances may arise. We promise to work with you to find a solution that works for everyone.

Currently we do not offer shipping. If you would like your gear dropped off and you live in the Grand Rapids area, send us a message or email us at hello@gearlocker.co and we will do our best to accommodate.

You will never be charged for normal wear. If you lose any items or return them with significant damage, you will be charged the full retail price for each item.

Call or text us at (616) 259-5772, or email us at hello@gearlocker.co

We are happy to help plan your trip, put together a custom rental package, or just say hello and talk gear.

We're here when you need us

Contact us 7 days a week

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(616) 259-5772



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