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4 Benefits of Renting Adventure Gear From LA Locals


Whether you live here or you’re just visiting, enjoying the waves, mountains, and all around epic sunshine of Los Angeles is probably high on your to-do list. If you don’t own the right equipment, no problem… StokeShare has you covered!

Renting adventure gear from locals can help you save money and experience the outdoors in unique and exciting ways. Let’s check out the four benefits of renting adventure gear from LA locals using StokeShare.

1. Save money

Are you trying an adventure sport for the first time? Buying a brand new piece of gear can be expensive. What if you buy a surfboard and decide you hate surfing? There goes $500 bucks down the drain!

With StokeShare, you can connect with local adventurers and rent their gear for a fraction of the price. Many people give you the option of renting gear for the day, the week, and even by the month.


Here is the average daily rental price for specific adventure gear in the Los Angeles area:

Surfboard: $15

SUP: $25

Kayak: $30

Tent: $15

Snowboard: $15

Skis: $10

Climbing Harness: $10

2. Limited storage? No problem!

Adventure gear is usually pretty big and bulky. Many living spaces in Los Angeles have limited or no storage options. I live in a pretty small apartment in Mar Vista and I don’t have any access to a garage. My surfboard is hanging on the wall and my small patio is completely taken up with a bike, a SUP and a paddle.

There’s no room for a grill. There’s no room for a patio chair. And my adventure gear is totally at risk of being stolen. Don’t get any ideas! So if you’re like me, you need a solution to this problem.

StokeShare is creating a huge library of adventure gear so you can access it from people that actually have the space to store it. You don’t have to worry about cluttering up your small apartment or getting your stuff stolen from your patio. Our friend Radsquatch is struggling with this problem as we speak…


Radsquatch is in desperate need of a better system for organizing his gear. Click the image to visit is Instagram and see what he’s up to!

3. Avoid lost or damaged gear while traveling


Pro surfer John John Florence’s boards destroyed by airline

So you’re standing at a baggage claim carousel forever. The steady flow of bags on the conveyor stops and your bag is nowhere in sight. Or maybe your bag shows up looking like it went through a 30-footer at Mavericks.

Now imagine you’re on a surf trip to Los Angeles and your board was in that bag… F*#K! Not only do you have to go through the claims process, you’re stuck figuring out how to surf for the weekend.

You could have packed light, saved money on checking your surfboard and avoided the hassle altogether. StokeShare has a network of serious adventurers with top-of-the-line gear for rent. The next time you’re traveling to Los Angeles, leave your board safe and sound at home.



4. Access the experience and knowledge of the locals!

Perhaps the best part of renting adventure gear from LA locals is actually getting to talk to them. Some of the best surfers, climbers, skiers, snowboarders, and kayakers in Los Angeles have their gear listed on StokeShare. They know their gear inside and out, and they’ll be able to tell you exactly how to use it.

Ever have trouble setting up a tent? Wish there was a step-by-step guide on how to do it? By renting gear from StokeShare users, you can ask them all the questions you need to about the equipment so you can put it together, use it, store it, and transport it properly.

StokeShare users also know the best locations, the most prime conditions and even things to avoid while adventuring in Los Angeles. Want to know the best place to grab fish tacos after paddle boarding through Venice? Odds are, the person you’re renting from can tell you.

The amount of local knowledge and experience you have access to by renting through StokeShare is immense, like the amount of powder on Bear Valley Mountain right now (Upper: 144”). Good luck trying to get that much info renting from Sports Basement.


Radsquatch ripping on a StokeShare rental board last winter


Find out how easy it is to rent adventure gear from Los Angeles locals and sign up for StokeShare today!

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CJ Todd
CJ is StokeShare's Marketing Director. He's either working, snowboarding, backcountry hiking, or climbing (terribly).

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