The days of snowmobile rental clothing might be as old as the days of rental sleds. Or close to it.
And while snowmobile clothing has certainly changed over the years (read: gotten a whole lot better), the actual process hasn’t changed too much. If you rent a snowmobile for your trip of a lifetime but don’t have the snowmobile clothing, you rent it once you get to the sled rental shop and then go on your way. For the most part, it works and has worked for years.
But now there is a new and definitely different option out there.
Tana Hoffman knew there had to be a way to make it easier to rent snowmobile (and dirt bike) riding gear as well as snowmobile safety equipment—not only an improved system but one that specifically caters to female riders.
So she got after it and now, a year later, her company Mountainist has taken womens’ snowmobile clothing rentals to the next level—and yes, there is such a thing as next level.
So what’s so unique about Hoffman’s Mountainist gear rental program? For starters, the rental program is online. She has made it about as simple as it possibly can to rent online. Or you can also call Mountainist to rent the gear as well. Regardless of which option you choose, you reserve the gear you want (at least four days in advance) and it’s delivered to your lodging location in the area where you’ll be staying/riding. Once you’re done riding, you package it back up, affix the pre-printed return label, leave it at the drop-off point and you’re done.
Mountainist cleans all the gear once it’s returned and then it’s ready for the next rental. The company is still young so the gear is all new and well maintained. There is a small insurance fee renters pay up front.
Mountainist can ship all over the snowbelt. Hoffman bills her business as a one-stop shop for womens powersports gear. She does stipulate that you have to at least be 18 years old to rent her gear.
Mountainist works with the following companies on snowmobile gear and safety equipment: TOBE, Klim, FXR, Pieps and 509. Clothing you can rent includes one-piece mono suits or bibs and a jacket as well as helmets, goggles and boots. Safety gear you can rent includes an avalanche beacon, shovel and probe.
On the dirt side, the company works with Klim and Thor.
For more information visit mountainist.com or call (307) 264-3063.