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Renting products for the Montane Yukon Arctic Ultra

Some of the gear you will need for the MYAU can be very expensive if you have to buy it. Other gear you may only need once or may not want to transport it all the way to the Yukon and back. Rental gear can be a good solution.

In this section you find an overview on the gear that you can rent while in the Yukon. If you want to rent please contact me:

Robert Pollhammer
Phone: +49 (0) 8825-8359366

Also, if you have any questions or concerns, please let me know.

All below rental prices include tax and are regardless of the race distance you signed up for. If you participate in one of the survival courses taking place in the Yukon immediately prior to the race, there is no extra charge and the gear will be available for your course.

Rental gear that is returned damaged will be invoiced at the full recommended retail price (rental fee deducted).

P.S. Another way to save some money may be to buy or borrow used gear from athletes who have done the MYAU already. The best place to get in touch with participants from past years is our group on Facebook.

Pulk Sleds

For rental sleds we mainly use the Northern Sled Works Siglin Pulk which is made in Fairbanks, Alaska. For details and features please check out our section on Pulk Sleds.

The rental sled comes with poles but without a harness, cover or bag.

Rental is EUR 109.00.

We also have a limited number of Snowsled sleds available for rent. The rental price is the same. If you prefer this type of sled please let us know.

If you would like to buy Snowsled equipment, please go to Racelite also sells Siglin Pulks. If you are interested, please get in touch.


For rental harnesses we offer the Snowsled harnesses which are available in 3 sizes. The sizes are minimum body waist measurements:

32 – 35 in (81 – 89 cm)
36 – 41 in (92 – 104 cm)
42 – 46 in (107 – 117 cm)

The following instructions are from Snowsled:

  • Bear in mind that you may well feel more comfortable wearing your harness slightly lower than your waist, possibly at hip level. The sizes above allow for thermal and shell clothing layers.
  • The belts use a duel density foam layer within a hard wearing Cordura cover, the softer foam being on the inside. At times you may find it more comfortable to haul with the waistbelt loosened.
  • Adjustable shoulder straps are a double layer of 50 mm webbing, with a moveable and adjustable chest strap to ensure a comfortable fit.
  • Standard harnesses are designed for hauling by either ropes or rigid shafts – our rental harness will have both.

Rental is EUR 39.00.

Sled bags

If you need a sled bag, we also have a product from Snowsled:

This sled bag weighs 1.15 kg and has a capacity of 250 litres. Rental is EUR 49.00.

If you would like to buy a Snowsled sled bag, please go to

Sleeping Bag

Cumulus is an Polish company with a history of producing state of the art down sleeping bags for cold weather. Their Excuistic 1500 is perfect for the extreme temperatures at Montane Yukon Arctic Ultra.

Please note: We currently re-organising our “fleet” of rental sleeping bags and it takes a couple of years to switch all our bags over to the Excuistic 1500. So, if you rent you get a Cumulus Excuistic 1500 or another bag of similar standard.

The technical features:

Extreme temperature range: down to – 70° C
Weight: 2,270 g
Size: 210 cm long, 60 cm wide in the foot area and 87 cm wide at the shoulders
Packing size: can be compressed to 33 x 30 cm
Fabric outside/inside: PERTEX® Quantum Pro 36 g/m², 20-denier ripstop, DWR finish (100% Nylon)/PERTEX® Quantum 29 g/m², 15-denier ripstop, DWR finish (100% Nylon)
Fill: 1,500 g original Polish Goose Down with 900 (!) fill power

Including a compression stuff sack.

The rental sleeping bag does NOT include a bivouac bag nor sleeping mat or liner.

The regular sales price is EUR 1,125.00. The rental fee is EUR 249.00.

Stove Kit

We rent out the Primus OmniLite Ti and MSR XGK-EX. Both stoves have proven to be great for winter expeditions. It may help you save some cost and it certainly will help you avoid the headache of taking a stove with you on a flight.

The rental package also includes a 1 litre pot and 2 fuel bottles. The rental of the kit is EUR 79.00.

Sleeping Mat

You can have the world’s best sleeping bag but if your sleeping mat is not good, your system will fail and you will be very cold.

With the Exped DownMat XP 9 we rent out one of the warmest and most comfortable sleeping mats on the market. It has got an R-value of 8 and a temperature rating down to – 38° Celsius. A thickness of 9 cm and high quality down insulation, mixed with air, mean that you are far away from the cold ground and have the best possible addition to your super warm sleeping bag. The Exped DownMat XP 9 (size M) measures 183 x 52 cm, weighs 895 g (plus a 60 g pumpbag and a 22 g pack sack) and has a packed size of 24 x 16 cm. It retails for EUR 219.95. Rental is EUR 60.00. Upon request we can also rent out the larger size (LW) which measures 197 x 65 cm.

If you would like to buy the Exped DownMat XP 9 please go to

Expedition Tent

Tents are more popular now than they used to be. Likely also because tents have become a lot lighter and smaller in pack size. Opinions on what best to use and if a tent is a good idea vary a lot. Some people don’t like it and others would never do a race like the MYAU without this type of shelter. Those who have opted for a tent often chose a Rab Latok Summit and following discussions in our facebook group, feedback on this tent has been very good. That is why from now own we offer the Rab Latok Summit for rent.

Weight: 1,590 g
Size: 220 cm length x 120 cm width x 80 cm internal height at centre
Packed size: 52 x 16 cm

  • Main – Pertex Shield Air 15D Polyamide 3L Ripstop with PU membrane and Polyamide backer, 90 g/m², hydrostatic head of 15,000 mm, MVTR of 20,000 g/m²/24 hours, DWR
  • Lining – 70D Nylon with PU coated back, 160 g/m², hydrostatic head of 10,000 mm, DWR

For more details and the full list of features please visit

The tent retails for EUR 700.00. The rental is EUR 199.00.

Bivi Bag

We will rent out the Rab Ridge Raider bivi bag which is a light-weight, waterproof single-person bivi. In a sleek tunnel design, the Ridge Raider is quick-and-easy to set up and packs down to 30 cm x 16 cm. It weighs 1,033 g and the size is 255 cm (length) x 80 cm (width at shoulder) x 40 cm (with at feet) x 60 cm (height at pole). Its features are:

  • Free standing pole design (1 external 8 mm DAC Pressfit Pole)
  • eVent® Waterproof Technology, DValpine™ fabric (3L) 40D
  • Head door entry
  • Bathtub floor
  • 8 V stakes

Rental is EUR 99.00.

Expedition Down Jacket

One of the most expensive items for any Arctic adventure is the necessary expedition down jacket. That is why we decided to offer one for rent. It also will take quite a bit of bulk out of you luggage if you rent one. For the expected temperature range during the MYAU your expedition down jacket needs at least 400 g (size L) of high quality down fill. Montane provides that with its Apex 8000 Down Jacket and that is the expedition down jacket you can rent from us. It delivers great warmth and a very light weight and all the features you will need.

Weight: 1,380 g (size M)

  • Outer: 100% Nylon (PERTEX® QUANTUM PRO with a highly water-resistant internal coating and DWR)
  • Reinforcements: 100% Nylon (PERTEX® QUANTUM PRO rip-stop with a highly water-resistant internal coating and DWR)
  • Lining: 100% Nylon (PEAQ Down)
  • Insulation: 500 g (size M) of 90/10 water-resistant fluorocarbon-free HyperDRY™ goose down at 850+ fill; Responsible Down Standard (RDS) and Track my Down™ and 100% Polyester (60 g/m² PrimaLoft® Gold Insulation with Cross Core™ technology) across the back and shoulders

The set of features of the Apex 8000 Jacket is incredible. For the full list please visit

The jacket retails for EUR 700.00. The rental is EUR 189.00.


We are renting out the a modular snowhoe from Dion. You will get their bestselling 121 frame, secure fit binding and deep cleat. These are the extremely durable components, have one size bindings that fits most and still very lightweight for a fast pace. The secure fit binding will fit up to a size 12 (USA) trail running shoe. If you need any larger than that, please let us know when you confirm your rental and we will arrange for larger bindings.

The above setup retails for USD 245.00. The rental price regardless of race distance is EUR 79.00.