Field Gear Loaner Program

The EPSS Department leads many field trips for research and teaching purposes, often requiring personal hiking and camping gear. To ensure all students can participate in these trips, the department offers an inventory of basic field/camping gear that can be borrowed by UCLA students at no cost. The program is operated on the honor system and requires only signing-in and signing-out of equipment. Students interested in borrowing gear for an upcoming field trip can ask request access to the departmental gear from their professors or can email

Below is a list of available field gear that can be borrowed in EPSS:

ItemDescriptionQuantity available
2-person REI tent(recommended for 1 person + gear)3
4-person tent(recommended for 2 persons + gear)1
Sleeping bag(20 degree rated)2
Sleeping bag(30 degree rated)2
Sleeping bag liner10
Self-inflating sleeping pad2
Sleeping pad2

EPSS also provides limited financial assistance for additional personal field gear. For additional information, or to request assistance with field gear, email