Borrow Camping Equipment Essentials from Alite!


Sorry folks, The Ranger Station is now closed for the season…

Please read below for more information on the Ranger Station. And, check back with us early next spring to learn about some amazing changes to our lending library (hint hint this includes increased quantities, new products, and new locations)!

So you want to go camping... but you don't know what to bring. That's precisely why our Ranger Station lending library exists! We'll equip you with essential gear (see complete list below), suggest our favorite local spots, and send you on your merry way at no charge. No more excuses! Here's how it works:

1)  Come in and say hi at the Alite Outpost (2505 Mariposa Street, San Francisco), and ask one of our friendly Alite staff if there is any availability for the weekend you want to borrow a Ranger Station for. 

2)  We'll request your name, contact information, and credit card number (charged only in case of loss, lack of proper cleaning or damage).

3)  Visit the Ranger Station from 12PM to 6PM on the Thursday or Friday before your reservation to pick up your camping kit and consult with one of our camping experts.

4)  Go camping!

Need a spot? Check out HIPCAMP - an amazing online resource that makes booking a campsite informative, simple and fun! 

5) Take at least 1 good picture of 'Alite gear in action' and post it (them) to your FB page / Instagram account with the tags @alitedesigns, #outsidemadesimple, #campalite

6)  Collect all the items, make sure they're as clean AND DRY as when you got them, and place them back in the bin. (It's super important that everything is DRY.)

7)  Return the camping kit in its original sparkly condition to the Ranger Station by 6pm the following Tuesday. (Drop off anytime Mon or Tues from 9am-6pm)

7)  Come back again and tell all your friends!

Each Ranger Station Camping Kit includes the following:

1.  Mantis  or  Monarch Chair
2.  Squirrel Pack
3.  Big Oak Pack
4.  Squishy Bowl + Cup Set
5.  Cloverware Lite or Cloverware 2.0 Utensils
6.  Clover Cook Set
7.  Stanley Cook Set
8. Falcon Enamelware plate and mug
9.  Black Diamond Gizmo Headlamp
15. Thermarest Z Lite
16. Free People X Alite or In-Law Outlaw tents

*Alite's Ranger Station is located at 2505 Mariposa Street @ Hampshire Street in San Francisco.


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