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all you need to know about borrowing camping equipment

We show you how to find the perfect rental equipment for your camping adventure with ShareSpace and what to pay attention to when borrowing camping equipment.
Save big bucks by borrowing camping equipment. Camping equipment like tents, airbeds, gas stoves etc. are super expensive to buy, hundreds, even thousands of Euros in most cases. Unless you fall back to cheap low quality gear, borrowing is the only way to go if you want to have a great camping adventure on a budget.

FAQ around borrowing camping equipment:

Who should borrow camping equipment?

As long as you’re not a professional or go camping every weekend, you don’t need your own equipment, rather borrow it, it’s not worth buying expensive equipment.
Even if you’re a more advanced camper, you should still borrow equipment abroad. Just save the effort (and cost) of bringing your own tent, campervan, sleeping bag, whatever, to your destination or remote camping spot. Rather borrow professional gear from other enthusiasts and connect to locals by borrowing their camping equipment.

What’s the most popular camping equipment to borrow?

All kinds of camping equipment are being offered to borrow online, on various sharing platforms. Tents, sleeping bags, hiking backpacks, gas stoves, everything.

Anything I have to pay extra attention to when borrowing camping equipment?

Just don’t break it, don’t stain the tent, make sure to use the gear in the way it’s supposed to be used. And always make sure to clean the borrowed gear before returning it.

What are popular locations to borrow camping equipment?

Camping equipment is being borrowed all around the world, from the US to Australia. When it comes to borrowing and sharing camping equipment, probably the Netherlands is the most active place in the world. But you can find camping enthusiasts who are willing to lend out their gear all around the world.
Two people enjoying a borrowed tent

What websites can I borrow camping equipment on?

Camping equipment rentals can be found on various platforms. There are specialized platforms like Outdoorgearo or Paulcamper for campervans. But you can also find loads of camping equipment on all-purpose sharing platforms like Peerby and FatLama.
So there is plenty of choice and 100,000s of offers all around the world.

Is the borrowed camping equipment insured in case I break it?

Most of our featured camping gear rental websites include damage insurance. So you’re all protected in case you break anything by accident.
Check if the platform you want to borrow from shows a green checkmark on ShareSpace, meaning that it offers insurance protection for its users.
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