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Holiday Return Policy

New items may be returned or exchanged through January 31st.  If purchased with a credit or debit card, the original card used must be present for a refund. Items must be in new condition with original packaging, boxes, and tags. Footwear may not be worn outside. Used items from the Bargain Basement may be Returned or Exchanged within 10 days with original receipt and tags for Store Credit Only.Non-Returnable items include safety-rated climbing gear, underwear, bear spray, maps, customized items, fuel, and hygiene products.



The easiest way to exchange your new, unused item is to place a new order through our website, and return your original item within 30 days of pickup or delivery. This will avoid the risk of the item selling out and will speed up the process of getting you the items you need. If processed within 30 days, you will receive a full refund for your unused items once we receive the return. No return authorization is required.  Return shipping information is located at the bottom of the packing sheet included with your order.  Please email us at (include your order number in the subject line) or give us a call to answer any questions. 


In-Store Purchase Returns

With a receipt, most items in new condition (including discounted merchandise) can be returned in-store for a full refund within 30 days of purchase.  Items must be in original retail packaging and have all manufacturer tags, manuals, documentation, parts and accessories.  Some items have additional restrictions that should be listed on its product page, or fall within the Final Sale category section below.  Please call or contact us at with any questions, or any special circumstances.

Items purchased used, with their receipt and tags can be returned within 10 days for store credit only.


Website Returns

Simply put, please return items in packaging comparable to which they were sent.  If you're in the Portland metro area, you may also return your website purchase at any of our retail locations. 

All items must be returned in original condition, including manufacturer packaging, tags, documentation, and any included parts/accessories. Please ensure returns are carefully repackaged similar to how they were received. Please use a suitable shipping box or weather-resistant mailer pouch.  Returns will be refused, or restocking fees assessed at our discretion, if items arrive used, or if items and/or packaging is damaged due to improper packing.

Customer is responsible for shipping charges on all standard returns.  We recommend obtaining sufficient insurance and delivery tracking for the items. 

Please contact us by email if there is an unexpected problem with your order or any special circumstances that would require its return.  Before shipping the packageplease contact us at (include your order number in the subject line). 

Kayaks and other watercraft are returnable as long as they are absolutely unused.  If you're contemplating a return for a freight-shipped watercraft before you've placed your order, we advise that you reconsider your purchase.  Customers are responsible for return freight fees, which are significantly higher than the fees you are charged for delivery.  Please contact us for watercraft return shipping options.


Final Sale/ Non-Returnable

  • Climbing gear with a manufacturer safety load rating.  This includes, but is not limited to: ropes, harnesses, protection, belay & ascenders, carabiners & quickdraws. Climbing shoes & chalk bags are returnable.
  • Underwear/personal care items cannot be returned due to hygiene concerns
  • Footwear without the original retail packaging (shoebox, sandal/slipper hanger)
  • Camping fuel
  • Bear Spray
  • Customized items - This includes, but is not limited to: skis and snowboards with mounted bindings, cut-to-length paddles (Nordic skis with factory mounted bindings/plates are returnable)



We are happy to help you obtain manufacturer warranty support for any manufacturer defects.  If problems arise, please email us at and include a detailed description of the problem.  Please include high-resolution photos that identify the item, and any that help illustrate the problem. Please include your online order number, or in-store receipt number, if you have it.  For watercraft warranties, please include the serial number which is typically found on the starboard stern (right rear) and close ups of the issue with something to illustrate the size. Photos of the full hull and deck are often required.  Manufacturer warranty programs vary widely, but we will do our best to help resolve your issue as quickly as possible.  We appreciate your patience and understanding. 


Return your item including a copy of the packing sheet to:

Next Adventure - Returns 
320 SE Division Place 
Portland, OR 97202