We have gear you can borrow, but be careful, we know where you live!

Recommended Gear Lists

If you’re not sure about what you’ll need, check our recommended gearlists (day, overnight) These are somewhat comprehensive and don’t take into account the particulars of your trip or the weather at the time so do apply a bit of common sense when checking these lists.

Gear Locker

The CUTC gear locker is an excellent resource exclusive to tramping club members. For a small hire fee and deposit, you can hire most of the gear you’ll need to get going. Just come and see the friendly gear locker officers during the times mentioned below, or if you really can’t make those times, a meeting time can be arranged.  Remember the Gear Guys like tramping too and will not be impressed if you want gear on a Friday night.
Poor planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on ours.
If you don’t have the full deposit and hire fee you won’t get a sock out of us!
Check here for an idea of what gear you need for a basic day or overnight trip. These lists are somewhat exhaustive so please use some common sense when following them. You might not need every single thing on them. If you are still unsure please ask us or someone else on the committee.

Available Gear

** There should be a list of gear here, as there isn’t email the gear officers with what you’re after and we’ll tell you if you have it and how much it’ll cost. **

Current Hours

  • Wednesdays 5:30pm – 5:31pm
  • If you can’t make this time you can try to arrange an alternate time by emailing the gear locker officers (and providing a suitable bribe). As we don’t live at the locker full time and have lives and stuff we can’t guarantee we’ll be able to make any arbitrary time particularly at short notice.
  • 5:30-5.31pm means that we will stay for as long as people want gear, but if nobody is there at 5:30pm, we will be gone by 5.31pm


We have a shipping container at 91/93 Clyde Road down a driveway. This map shows roughly where it is. The double row of containers in the middle.

Gear Locker Policy

  1. A deposit (cash or cheque) of a set amount is required before gear will be hired to anyone.
  2. Gear is to be returned the week following the weekend on which it was used. (unless by arrangement with locker officers) or another hire fee will be deducted from the deposit.
  3. If gear is not returned within 2 weeks, and the gear locker officers have not been contacted, the deposit will be banked.
  4. Gear cannot be to be hired to non-club members. The gear locker officer has the right to request ID before issuing gear. We will be asking for your membership card, with your name on it, so have it handy.
  5. All gear must be returned clean and dry, and any damage/problems must be reported to the gear locker officer.
  6. Refunds if any are at the complete discretion of the gear officers and will not in general be issued on the basis that you did not use the gear you hired for any reason. We are not responsible for the weather or poor planning.
TitleAuthorDeposit (NZ$)Hire (NZ$)
TROG 2009CUTC10Free
TROG 2010CUTC10Free
TROG 2014CUTC10Free
Arthur's Pass mountaineeringGraeme Kates, NZAC302
Mt. Aspiring Region mountaineeringAllan Uren & John Cocks, NZAC302
Aoraki Mount Cook mountaineeringAlex Palman, NZAC302
Barron Saddle - Mt. Brewster mountaineeringRoss Cullen, NZAC302
The Darren Mountains mountaineeringCraig Jefferies, NZAC302
Kaikoura-Kahurangi mountaineeringBen Winnubst, NZAC302
Canterbury Westland mountaineeringYvonne Cook and Geoff Spearpoint, NZAC302
Canterbury Foothills and ForestsPat Barrett302
Tramping in the South Island Mount Richmond Forest Park to Arthur's PassSven Brabyn302
Moirs Guide South: The Great Southern Lakes and FiordsRobin McNeill302
Westland Foothills and ForestsPat Barrett302
45 Years of AnticsOUTC10Free
Nelson and MarlboroughPat Barrett302
Tramping in the Southern AlpsSven Brabyn & Elise Bryant302
TruesouthPat Barrett302
Antics 2005OUTC10Free
101 Great Tramps in NZMark Pickering & Rodney Smith302
Tramping In the South Island Nelson Lakes to Arthur's PassSven Brabyn302