Gear Up With ORAC
Gear up for your Next Adventure
ORAC has all your equipment needs in one stop. Swing by and see what we have to offer- from tents to canoes.
Let ORAC get you the gear you need to get outside and enjoy the outdoors!
All equipment must be returned on time and during ORAC hours of operation to avoid a late fee. Any gear returned dirty will be charged a $25 cleaning fee. Damaged equipment will be subject to the appropriate replacement fee at the discretion of the ORAC staff. All equipment rentals are subject to Kentucky state sales tax.
Contact our office at (270)745-6545 or email@example.com for more information.
Whitewater Kayak Package
(includes paddle, pfd, helmet, & spray skirt)
Additional Water Items
|2 Person Tent||$7||$12||$20|
|4 Person Tent||$10||$17||$30|
|Cold Sleeping Bag (0°)||$7||$10||$15|
|Cool/Warm Sleeping Bag (35°)||$7||$10||$15|
|2-Pot Cook Set||$2||$5||$10|
|Madrock Crash Pad||$6||$12||$20|
|Disc Golf Disc||$1||$2||$5|
|Corn Hole Set||$10||$17||$30|
One Day: Any rental where the equipment is out only one night, or equipment returned the same day as pick up during ORAC Gear Shop Hours.
Weekend: Any rental where the equipment is out 2 or 3 consecutive nights. Example: Friday to Sunday, Friday to Monday or Thursday to Sunday.
Week: Any rental where the equipment is out for 7 consecutive nights.
The renter must either be a WKU student, faculty or staff member, Preston Center member or must be sponsored by a Preston Center member. Renters must have a valid account number. All rentals must be returned on time to avoid a hold placed on the renter's account. If the item is not returned (or late fee paid) within 1 week of the due date, there will be a registration hold placed on the account. All rentals are non-refundable and non-transferrable.
All gear must be returned on time and in good order.
- Late gear will be charged the daily use fee for the number of days past the return day.
- Any gear returned to the Preston Center front desk outside of ORAC operating hours will be subject to a day's late fee.
- Dirty or wet gear will be charged a $25/hr cleaning fee, based on the amount of time it takes our staff to return the item(s) to a rent-able condition.
- Damaged or lost equipment will be subject to the appropriate replacement fee at the discretion of the ORAC staff.
Customers are encouraged to reserve equipment prior to its use to assure availability. All reservations require payment in full. There are no refunds or transfers on canceled reservations. Reservations can be made at the ORAC office or over the phone at (270)745-6545. For customers reserving equipment over the phone, a credit/debit card will be required.
Frequently Asked Gear Questions
Our hours do change with University breaks and holidays, but for the most part our hours at ORAC are pretty consistent.
Gear Shop Hours
Monday 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Thrusday 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Thank you for owning up to your accident. That’s never any fun to have to own up to something you broke, especially when you don’t own it. And we hate having to be the bad guy, but you ARE responsible for any damaged or lost gear.
If you’re not able to get your equipment back to us on time call ahead and let us know. If you fail to get it to us on time you will be charged the additional day price for each piece of equipment as the late fee.
ORAC has only Jackson Riviera Sit-on-top kayaks. These kayaks are 11 feet 4 inches long and weigh 58 lbs. We currently have 20 kayaks available for rental.
ORAC Carries Old Town Discovery 158 Canoes. These canoes are 15 feet 8 inches long and weigh 87 lbs. We currently have 7 canoes available for rental.
Our backpacks can hold up to 70 L. These backpacks are great for overnight - three-night trips or more! Depending on how well you pack.