How To Rent
Two options makes it easy! ProGear offers two ways to establish the security deposit needed for renting equipment
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We’ll Help You Be the
Hero of Your Next Shoot
We’re in business for one reason only: to make your job easier. Not only do we carry a full selection of photographic and video equipment that’s in tip-top shape, but we go above and beyond to make sure you’ve got all the gear, supplies and support you need to make your next shoot a major success.
Were here to make your rental experience
as easy as possible.
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are saying about us.
“I love this place. I’ve been renting photo gear for years and have never been able to find the combination of friendly, helpful service that is also fast and efficient. ProGear hits them all! Thanks everyone at ProGear for making what I do so much easier!” — Mary R., Chicago, IL
“ProGear is simply the best rental house in town. I’ve been in this business for almost 20 years, and have rented gear in New York and Chicago. ProGear is my favorite. They always have what I need, keep current with the newest gear, and are competitively priced. And no matter the size of the rental, they’re always friendly, knowledgeable, and extremely helpful.” — Reid R., Brooklyn, NY
“I don’t really even want to own my gear anymore — I’d rather just rent from ProGear.” — Geoff A., Chicago, IL
“I CANNOT say enough good things about the guys at ProGear! They’re really just as good as it gets. They're super professional, knowledgeable, nice, and so willing to help with any issue. Case in point: I have an Elinchrom soft box that had lost one of it’s spokes. They took the time to find an old Chimera spoke and SAWED IT OFF to fit my soft box in order to help me. Who does that?! They are just people who go out of their way for their customers. If you're a professional photographer, why would you ever go anywhere else?” — Cindy F., Chicago, IL
“Our production company is based out of L.A. and we recently went to Chicago for a week-long shoot. Can’t thank ProGear enough for their flexibility and professionalism in dealing with us. Seriously, when was the last time an equipment rental company gave you four extra AA batteries per lav kit?! Prices are great, the week-long rates are a steal, and they even answer my calls at 11pm. Our production in Chicago was a major success and ProGear was the reason! — BreeZ W., Santa Monica, CA
CHICAGO’S PREMIER SOURCE FOR PROFESSIONAL
STILL & MOTION EQUIPMENT RENTALS
Talk to one of our experienced technical specialists about your next rental order.
We offer the latest camera, lighting and grip equipment rentals, featuring Canon, Sony, Blackmagic, Profoto, Aputure, Arri, Litepanels, and Apple…to name a few.
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ESTABLISHED AFTER THE DEATH OF FILM
ProGear opened its doors in 2008 as Chicago’s only professional rental house that focused exclusively on rentals. “We wanted to create a boutique business that had rentals as its sole focus, so we could be as agile and helpful as possible for our customers and their needs,” said ProGear co-founder, Pete Biasotti. And now, more than fourteen years and 50,000 invoices later, that focus still stands strong.