About Teton Backcountry Rentals

Teton Backcountry Rentals proudly offers high quality camping gear and backcountry adventure equipment for use in the Jackson Hole area. Our gear is available for reservation online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our Jackson Hole store is open daily in the summer and winter, with seasonal hours.

Browse our gear, or visit us in our store at 565 N Cache Street, Jackson, WY 83001

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Mission Statement

“Our mission is to provide high quality rental gear in line with the concept of the Fourth R – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Rent.

We strive to preserve the beauty and essence of Jackson Hole in everything we do, and that includes being conscientious of our eco-footprint and consumption of material goods.” 

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Patrick Collins

Founder

Pat graduated from Bentley University in 2011 with a B.S. in Economics and Entrepreneurship. After graduation he had his sights on the mountains. A few months on the road exploring the western half of our country landed him in Tahoe City, California. Tahoe opened Pat’s eyes to life in the mountains. He snowboarded during the winters, and learned how to read rivers in the summer. In April 2013 he spent a couple weeks in the Tetons climbing and splitboarding. After that stint there was no option, The Tetons needed to be home as soon as possible. He arrived in Jackson at the beginning of November 2013 with the best winter of his life ahead of him…

The idea for Teton Backcountry Rentals was born when Pat had a group of college friends visiting from Boston. They couldn’t find any rental gear that they needed for a camping adventure, and so it was decided, Pat would start a rental delivery service! All winter he was looking for the right business to start in Jackson, and he finally found it! He has been working since March, 2014 to establish relationships with suppliers and potential local business partners. The company has come together quickly, has a long ways to go, and it is changing every day. It’s an exciting process!

Patrick Collins

Patrick Collins

Founder

Jacques Li

Patrick Collins

Founder

Jacques Li

Business Partner

Jacques moved to Jackson in June of 2013 after a visit to the area just two months prior. It didn’t take too much convincing for him to realize that Jackson Hole was where he wanted to be. His love for mountain biking, hiking, kayaking, and camping lead him to set up in Jackson Hole and pursue the business of renting the very items that enable his outdoor passions. Upon graduating from Virginia Tech with a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering, he spent two years working as a field engineer on the drilling rigs in the Appalachian region. After seeing the potential in Pat and Teton Backcountry Rentals, Jacques signed on to TBR in May of 2014 as Pat’s partner in the business.

Jacques has since moved away from Wyoming to pursue his aviation career aspirations.  Nonetheless, he continues to collaborate with Patrick to ensure Teton Backcountry Rentals grows and thrives. No matter where is currently, Jacques diligently maintains the website and online presence of the business.

Dane Swanson

General Manager

Dane is a Minnesota transplant that first fell for the Tetons and the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem while working on a fellow Eagle Scout’s project at the OTO Dude Ranch outside of nearby Gardiner, MT during the summer of 1999. Graduating with a B.A. in Geography from the University of Minnesota in 2009, it took nearly 15 years before he returned to the region and began exploring its vast unique topography. Initially settling into the active Jackson Hole lifestyle with two summer stints at Signal Mountain Lodge in Grand Teton NP, Dane moved to town in October of 2015 to work in a wide variety of hospitality and tourism-based ventures before finding his fit at Teton Backcountry Rentals. As an avid mountaineer, splitboarder, hiker, and admirer of natural landscapes, working in the outdoor industry and helping others to create their own experiences has always been his true calling.

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After working part-time at Teton Backcountry Rentals for three winter seasons, Dane enthusiastically moved into the role of General Manager as the natural growth of the business was apparent and imminent. Armed with an ever-developing knowledge and passion for day-to-day operations and long-term planning, he is committed to seeing TBR succeed well into the future as more visitors annually descend upon northwest Wyoming to explore its backcountry gems and hidden wonders.

We work with incredible partners

Teton Backcountry Rentals partners with other top-tier adventure organizations in Jackson Hole.