Backcountry Return Policy in Simple Terms

Item Return Request Backcountry Return Policy in Simple Terms

Backcountry Return Policy—How To Return Products to Backcountry Effortlessly

If you don’t want to end up stuck with a Backcountry product that doesn’t meet your expectations, you should know how the Backcountry return policy works. Unfortunately, the technicalities can be boring, and the terms and conditions are pretty confusing.

We’re here to simplify the process of returning items to Backcountry. In case you don’t want to waste time returning the products on your own, DoNotPay will pick up the slack!

Backcountry.com Return Policy—General Overview

Backcountry has a relatively liberal return policy with no preset return window. You can return new, unused gear at any time for a full refund to your original payment method. If you used the merchandise, you must return it within 30 days of delivery for a store credit refund.


To qualify for a full refund, you must return the gear in pristine condition. Make sure to return it in the original box or packaging, including all manufacturer tags (where applicable).

For used but undamaged products, bikes, or bike frames, you can get a store credit added to your Backcountry account. The company doesn’t accept returns if you damaged the items because of negligence or abuse.

If the products you wish to return get damaged during shipping, the repair costs are on you. Carefully pack your returns to avoid additional charges.

Here’s an overview of the ways to return your items to Backcountry:

Can I Start the Return Process Via: Yes/No
DoNotPay Yes
Phone No
Live chat Yes (make sure to ask for an RMA number)
Email No
Letter No
In person No

Backcountry Exchanges and Return Numbers (RMAs)

You need an RMA (Return Merchandise Authorization) number to complete the return process. You can create an RMA yourself or contact a Gearhead—Backcountry’s customer service representative—to help you make one.
You can reach a Gearhead:

  • On live chat
  • By calling 1-800-409-4502

To make an RMA yourself, you’ll have to:

  1. Log in to your Backcountry account or sign in with Facebook or your Apple ID
  2. Navigate to Order History
  3. Select the order you wish to return and create a unique RMA number

If you wish to exchange a product and get a replacement as fast as possible, you should return your original purchase and place a new order simultaneously. This way, the product won’t go out of stock while you wait for your exchange.

In case you only want to return the product, create an RMA number, send the parcel back, and you will receive a full refund for unused items.

How Can I Send Return Shipments to Backcountry?

There are two options when sending the package back to Backcountry:

  1. With a prepaid label
  2. Without a prepaid label

Returns With a Prepaid Label

Backcountry offers a $6.99 UPS shipping label for eligible customers within the U.S. You can print this label once you create the RMA number or let a Gearhead generate the RMA for you and send you the return label via email.

Tape the label on your return package and drop the parcel off at any UPS store. The label cost will be deducted from the refund or credit issued.

The following Backcountry products require freight shipping:

  • Kayaks
  • Surfboards
  • SUP boards
  • Cargo boxes
  • Car racks
  • Indoor cycles

Returns Without a Prepaid Label

To return a product without a label, you should create an RMA from your order history or have a Gearhead generate one for you. In case your order has a paper invoice, write down the RMA number found on your dashboard and include it in your return. If you don’t have an invoice, write the RMA and order number on paper and send it with the package.

Make sure to abide by these rules:

  • Always place the RMA on your package
  • Don’t place shipping labels on product packaging
  • Put the product in its packaging inside a shipping box or bag
  • Attach the shipping label to the shipping container

All returns without a prepaid label go to the following address:

Backcountry.com Returns Department

2607 South 3200 West Suite A

West Valley City, UT 841119

Once the parcel arrives at Backcountry’s distribution center, you will receive a confirmation email. It shouldn’t take more than five business days for the company to process your return and issue a refund.

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, returns are possible only by mail.

Returns Made Simple With DoNotPay

If you want to initiate and complete the return procedure effortlessly, DoNotPay is here to assist you! Our Item Return Request product is designed to help you deal with tough return policies and get a refund in almost no time. You can also opt for an exchange if you wish.

To start the Backcountry.com return process with DoNotPay, you should:

  1. Access DoNotPay and log in to your account
  2. Locate our Item Return Request feature
  3. Answer several questions regarding your purchase
  4. Provide photos of the product you wish to return (if applicable)

We’ll take it from there! Our AI-powered app will generate a custom return request letter and mail it to Backcountry. To speed up the process, we will set a deadline so that you get compensated as soon as possible!

We also help with the return procedures of other popular retailers, such as:

Walmart Ulta Costco
eBay Nordstrom Sephora
Target Macy’s SHEIN
Kohl’s Wayfair REI
Lululemon American Eagle Ross
Guitar Center Sam’s Club Lulus

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