@kathyrb Great news! We do rent gear!
Selection can vary from store to store so you'll want to connect with your local REI to see what is available. You can view rental offerings by selecting your store here. Thanks for the question, have fun out there!
@kathyrb Outstanding! It's great that you're looking out for other people who may be new to the outdoors. Another good avenue is to check out REI's Used Gear site or a garage sale at your local store. They are both ways to score awesome gear and a great price. Have fun out there!