Gear Warranties




Gear Warranties

Many outdoor gear companies offer lifetime warranties or similar guarantees on their products as a way to stand by the quality and durability of their gear. Keep in mind that warranty policies may change over time, so it's essential to check with the company for the most up-to-date information.

General tips on repairing outdoor products:

  • Check the Warranty: First, determine if your gear is still under warranty. The companies listed below typically offer a limited lifetime warranty on their products, and they may repair or replace items that have manufacturing defects. If you’re covered, contact customer service.

  • Professional Repair Services: If your gear is not under warranty or the issue is not covered, go pro. Outdoor gear shops and local tailors can work their magic on zippers, tears, and other issues with clothing and equipment. 

  • Contact the manufacturer: Even if your product is out of warranty, it's worth reaching out to customer service for advice. They may offer repair services or provide guidance on how to fix common issues yourself.

  • Online Resources: Check out  tutorials and forums where outdoor enthusiasts share their repair experiences and tips. Websites like iFixit can be valuable resources for DIY repair instructions.

  • Up-cycling: If your North Face product is beyond repair or you simply want to repurpose it, consider up-cycling it into something new. For example, you could turn an old jacket into a backpack or use the fabric to make other outdoor gear.

A side note – Repairing your gear responsibly extends its life and reduces waste. Also, show your gear some love with regular clean-ups and re-waterproofing. 

Lifetime warranty all-stars:

The North Face offers a limited lifetime warranty on its products for manufacturing defects. They’ll repair or replace the item if it’s found to have a defect in materials or workmanship. 

How to submit a claim on-line: type thenorthface.com/en-us/help/returns-policy into your browser. Scroll down to warranty claims. Click on the embedded link: Submit a warranty claim form, and follow the instructions.

Patagonia is known for its Ironclad Guarantee which covers manufacturing and material defects throughout the life of the product. They’ll repair, replace or refund the item at their discretion.

Osprey offers a lifetime “All Mighty Guarantee” on its backpacks and bags. They’ll repair any damage or defect for any reason or replace them free of charge.

Arc’teryx offers a limited lifetime warranty for the original owner on their products. This warranty covers defects in materials and workmanship but does not cover wear & tear or damage from misuse.

Big Agnes provides a limited lifetime warranty for the original purchaser on their camping & outdoor gear. This warranty covers manufacturing defects.

Marmot offers a limited lifetime warranty on its products, covering manufacturing & material defects. They’ll repair or replace the item at their discretion.

Columbia Sportswear provides a limited lifetime warranty on many of its products. This covers manufacturing defects in materials & workmanship.

Darn Tough Vermont is known for its unconditional lifetime guarantee on its socks. They’ll replace any pair of socks with a defect, no questions asked.

Eagle Creek offers a “No Matter What” warranty which covers damage regardless of the cause. They’ll  repair or replace damaged items.

Deuter offers a limited lifetime warranty on their backpacks, covering manufacturing defects in materials and workmanship.

Final Notes: Remember, the terms and conditions might vary, exceptions may lurk, and policies can change. Always read the fine print, keep that proof of purchase handy, and contact the company directly or visit their website for the most current warranty information, as policies may change over time.

Treat your gear right, and it'll ride with you for a lifetime! 

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