About Us


Kurt Johnston, co-founder              Jennifer McLachlan, co-founder               


Over the years, we have spent a lot of time outdoors. Camping, hiking, trail running, skiing, snowshoeing, you name it. When we have a moment, we're in the mountains. 

In our experience, we've noticed how easily people can be turned off by a simple trip to the outdoors. Buying the gear, packing it, cleaning it, storing it - the process can all be a bit much. Of course, you could go all Frontiersman and just huck a canvas sack with a tin pot and a buck knife over your shoulder and walk off into the woods, but we've tried that too. And it sucks.

We started Packlist to make the outdoors more accessible, easier, comfortable, affordable, and sustainable. If you are not a die-hard camper or an avid backcountry enthusiast, it makes more sense to rent. And we designed Packlist to make that process as easy as possible.

No more calling around to your friends looking for gear. No more waiting around the gear shop to see what they have in stock. You pick the camping rentals or outdoor gear you want, we deliver it, and we pick it up. All it takes is four clicks.

We've also picked some of our favourite tried and tested gear. So while you may not know what you want (or we may not have your favourite brand), you can rest assured you'll be outfitted with the best, most durable, and most functional rental gear.

It's the outdoors, on your doorstep. 

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