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Need To Send It Back?

Returning An Item Is Easy!


Step 1

Repackage your gear to ship.

Step 2

Generate your RMA number (Return Merchandise Authorization) from your Order History and print your prepaid UPS shipping label.

Step 3

Attach your prepaid shipping label, write your RMA number on the package, and drop it off at your UPS store.

Start A Return

What’s eligible for returns?

Unused gear can be returned at any time for a full refund to your original method of payment. If the original method of payment is unavailable, we will issue your refund in the form of store credit.

Used gear must be returned within 30 days of delivery and may only be refunded in the form of store credit.

Things to keep in mind:

  • Unused gear must be returned in the condition you received it and with the original box and/or packaging, including manufacturer tags where applicable.
  • Used and undamaged gear, bikes, or bike frames will be issued store credit in the form of credits applied to your Backcountry account. However, we will not accept the return of products damaged due to negligence or abuse.
  • Please take the time to carefully package your returns. It’s your responsibility to pay costs related to the repair of returned items damaged during shipping due to improper packaging.
  • It takes 3–5 business days to process a return after it arrives at our distribution center. You’ll receive an email confirmation when your return is received.

If you think your gear may be eligible for a warranty from the manufacturer due to defects in its materials or workmanship, contact our Warranty Department (see more details below).

Store Credits

Store credits issued for returned products will expire one year from the date of issuance. All other store credits expire 90 days from issuance, including credits issued by a Gearhead or as part of a promotion.

Expedition Perks

If any Expedition Perks rewards were applied toward an order that you have returned, those rewards will not be refunded to your account. You will be credited back the value of the order, excluding any rewards applied. For example, if a $100 item was purchased and $20 in rewards were applied, you will receive a credit to your original form of payment for $80.

Warranty Contacts

For warranty info, please email warranty@backcountry.com. To ensure you have a valid warranty issue and to help get it resolved as quickly as possible, please make sure your email and item falls within the following guidelines:

  • Item displays a manufacturer defect, and has not been damaged as a result of natural wear and tear or accidents.
  • Order was delivered more than 30 days ago. Please contact a Gearhead with any questions about orders that were delivered within the last 30 days.

Please provide as much detail as possible in your email. Include the order number, purchase date, product brand, and a brief description of the issue. Most importantly, please attach photos of the item, including the defective area.

Requests must have pictures included in order to be processed. Once you email our team, you will receive an automated email informing you of the current response time.

Keep in mind some brands will require you to deal with them directly on your claim. See "Brands Who Handle Warranties Directly" in the section below for more information.

Bike warranty info: Please email warrantybike@backcountry.com

Brands Who Handle Warranties Directly

Exchanges & Return Numbers (RMAs)

The fastest way to exchange a product is to return your original purchase following the instructions above and then place a new order. Immediately placing a new order ensures that you’ll get the new product quickly and that it won’t go out of stock while you wait for an exchange.

Call or chat with a Gearhead if you’d prefer to make an exchange without setting up a new order.

Returns Shipping

With A Prepaid Label

To make shipping your return easy, we offer a flat-rate $6.99 UPS shipping label for eligible customers within the contiguous U.S. who are returning products that don’t need to ship freight.* You’ll have the option to print this label after requesting a return from Order History, or you can receive the label in an email by reaching out to a Gearhead.

Print your label, tape it to the outside of your return package, and drop it off at a UPS store at your convenience. The $6.99 price for the label will be deducted from the refund or credits issued for the return of your new or used items.

*Products required to ship freight may include: kayaks, surfboards, SUP boards, cargo boxes, car racks, indoor cycles, and more. Label price may vary during promotional periods.

Without A Prepaid Label

To return products without a UPS label:

Create an RMA number from your Order History, or contact a Gearhead to have one created for you.

If your order included a paper invoice, write the RMA number found in your order dashboard on the invoice and include it with your return. If you didn't receive an invoice, write both the RMA and order number on a piece of paper and include it in the package.

Write the RMA on the outside of your shipping container (i.e., a box or shipping bag), and ensure all shipping labels are on the outside of the container as well.

Ship your return to this address:

Backcountry.com Returns Department

2607 South 3200 West, Suite A

West Valley City, UT 84119


Backcountry.com Returns Department

295 Technology Drive

Christiansburg, VA 24073-7383