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Outdoor Equipment

Example Hiking Boots


For Frosh Trip backpacking trips, you will need a pair of mid-weight hiking boots.  There are a number of options available from a variety of retailers.  Below are a few examples of suitable boots.  

Remember, hiking boots should cover your ankle and fit well with two pairs of sock (a mid-weight wool hiking sock plus a thin synthetic liner sock)


OA Equipment Rental


OA Equipment Room Location: 350 Alexander Street

The Equipment Room is not open during breaks and final exams, and on a limited schedule during midterms. Equipment rental is only for students, faculty and staff of Princeton University. PUID required. 

Spring Reading Period Schedule

Thursday, May 10th: 4:45-6:15pm

Friday, May 11th: 1:45-3:15pm



OA Equipment Rental & Hours

OA has a wide variety of backpacking, general camping, biking, and other equipment available for rental by the Princeton University community only (PUID REQUIRED) on a minimal rental fee basis. If you are interested in running your own trip and need equipment (sleeping bags, backpacks, bike panniers, stoves, cooking gear, etc.), please contact the OA Office).