Our Return Policy

We try hard to have a complete selection and great prices, but most importantly, we want you to be totally satisfied with your purchase.  As such, almost all of our products can be returned for a full refund of the ticket price within 90 days of purchase, no questions asked, provided they are still in new condition and with their original packaging. Consignment items, climbing gear, and mounted skis are a special situation. Please see below for our specific safety related return policies.

If products are returned used, damaged, or without their packaging, we reserve the right to charge a restocking/refurbishment fee to make the product salable again or, in rare cases, refuse the return all together. For footwear (including climbing shoes) we recommend wearing new shoes and boots around your house until you are sure the fit is correct. Once shoes have been worn outside or show wear they will no longer be returnable for a refund in the original method of payment.

We do not pay for return shipping. However, if we have made an error in the shipment (shipped the wrong product or a defective product) that requires a return or exchange, we will issue a return shipping label to get the product back and ship the replacement for free.

We are able to provide return shipping labels for your convenience, but we will deduct the cost of the label from your refund.

Returns will be processed as soon as possible after arriving at our Burlington, VT location. Due to current events, there may be delays with shipping and processing returns.

Fit & Function Guarantee

At Outdoor Gear Exchange, we believe quality gear means quality experiences. Because the performance of your gear is important, we're happy to exchange lightly-used items within 30 days of their purchase for their full purchase price in store credit if you feel that they are not meeting your performance expectations.

This policy is in place to ensure satisfaction with your purchase and encourage you to get out and use your new gear! We stand behind the gear we sell, and if you aren't not satisfied within the 30 day period of use we will continue to work with you to make sure you have the right gear you need to take you on your next adventure.

Read below for more information about our policy regarding consignment items, technical climbing gear and mounted skis.

Return/Exchange Instructions

If you have any questions, please call first at 888-547-4327. When making a return, please fill out a return form and include a copy of your invoice. When returning a product for exchange there is always a chance that the replacement product will be out of stock by the time we receive your return.  To avoid this, we recommend returning the unwanted product for a refund and ordering the replacement separately. You can also note on the return form that you would like an exchange. Please ship your package with a trackable & insured method (UPS, FedEx or with insurance via USPS) so it does not get lost in the mail and is covered if it does get lost or damaged.

Click here for a return form

Ship your package back to us at:

Outdoor Gear Exchange - Returns
37 Church Street
Burlington, VT 05401

As always if you have any questions about a product or a return, please call us or drop into a live chat to talk to one of our experienced staff!

Consignment Policy

Consignment items can only be returned within 7 days of purchase. If you need to return a consignment item by mail, it must ship within 7 days of purchase, and you will need to call 888-547-4327 to obtain an exception.

Climbing Gear & Mounted Ski Policy

In order to protect the safety of all of our customers the sale of all technical climbing equipment is final.  This includes, but is not limited to, carabiners, protection, and ropes. Please be sure of the items you are purchasing before submitting your order.  This is especially true in the case of gifts. If there is any doubt, we recommend a gift certificate instead of specialized climbing equipment.  Helmets and harnesses may be exchanged for fit and sizing reasons only. They must be returned in new condition with all tags and packaging within 30 days of purchase. Thank you for your understanding in this matter, as we want to ensure everyone's safety.

Mounted skis that have been shipped may be returned in brand new condition for store credit towards another pair of mounted skis within 30 days of purchase. We reserve the right to refuse returns due to damaged or missing product.

Refused Deliveries and Returned International Shipments

Customers are responsible for any duties, tariffs, or other fees associated with the crossing of an international border on refused international shipments. 

Refused orders that originally qualified for free shipping under our policy (domestic or international) will have any associated shipping fees deducted from the value of the return upon receipt and processing of the refused order unless otherwise waived by a customer service agent.