Returns are easy with Cotswold Outdoor.

We guarantee to refund any item you are not completely happy with when you return it to us in saleable condition within 28 days of receipt.

Plus, unless otherwise stated, all products are guaranteed against faults for a period of 12 months* from the date of purchase and, if the products were bought with an Explore More card, then this guarantee is extended to 24 months*!

How to Return

All international orders must be returned by post.

New items must be in their original packaging and have all tags attached. For faulty goods please see below.

  • 1. Please complete the returns details on your delivery note.
  • 2. Tear off the completed returns form and place inside your parcel, ensuring that you place the barcode sticker on the outside of your parcel as indicated.
  • 3. Follow this link to produce your returns label: Cotswold Outdoor Returns and follow the step by step instructions.

  • 3. Securely affix the returns label to the front of your parcel.

  • 4. Take your parcel to any post office to be sent back to us. Please ensure you ask for proof of postage as without this we are unable to investigate if we do not receive your parcel.

Please note that if you simply do not like your purchase, you will need to return the item at your own expense. If the item you have received is wrong or faulty, postage will be reimbursed.

How is my money refunded?

Please allow 28 days from the day the parcel is posted for your refund to be processed. We will email you to let you know once your parcel has been received and when your refund is complete.

Refunds will be credited to your original method of payment. Refunds for goods ordered with a credit card can only be made to the card that was used at the time of purchase. Refunds for goods ordered using PayPal will be refunded to your Paypal acount.

Please note that due to daily fluctuations in exchange rates, we can only process refunds in the currency in which the goods were originally purchased. This means that we are only able to accept returns in our UK stores for items that were purchased in £ sterling.

Items that cannot be returned

Please note that for the safety of all our customers, we are unable to exchange or issue a refund for any new or unused climbing equipment and all helmets (including ski). Please bear this in mind before you make your purchase. This does not affect your statutory rights.

Faulty goods guarantee

Unless otherwise stated, all products offered are guaranteed against failure to provide reasonable wear owing to defective workmanship or materials, for a period of 12 months from the date of the original invoice. Plus, if the products were bought with an Explore More card, then this guarantee is extended to 24 months.

*This guarantee excludes fault caused by accident, neglect or misuse. If you find a fault with any of our products, new or old, please contact us, in advance of sending your parcel.

Items should be returned in a clean and dry condition and be free from mud and dirt. We regret that we are unable to process items that do not meet with these criteria and we will return the items to you.

Please be aware that faulty goods will be returned to our suppliers and therefore any refunds or exchanges may take up to 35 working days to process.

Consumer right to cancel

If you wish to exercise your rights to cancel under the Distance Selling Regulations (DSR) you will need to inform us in writing , either a letter, email or the form on the reverse of the delivery note, within 7 working days of the delivery. We will then refund the outward postage costs but you will need to pay to get the goods back to us.

The Distance Selling Regulations allow climbing equipment and helmets bought online to be returned within 7 working days. For the safety of our customers, we will need to destroy any climbing equipment and all helmets (including ski) that are returned to us for refund or exchange. If in doubt please contact us before you make your purchase. This does not affect your statutory rights.

If you still haven't found the information you are looking for, please do not hesitate to contact us.