Manufacturer's Warranty

We appreciate how important it is that the sporting equipment and clothing you buy is up to the job. This is why we only stock leading brands who support their products with a manufacturer's warranty of at least one year. Warranty claims are extremely rare but, when they do arise, we understand how troublesome and stressful it can be for our customers. Equipment failure is never nice whenever or however it happens.

We have a dedicated member of staff to look after all customers needing to make a warranty claim. Using our online Warranty Claims Form, enables you to make a claim without leaving home and often without needing to return products to us. Once we have received your claim we will handle it in a courteous and efficient manner so we can get it resolved as quickly as humanly possible.  

Covered

Examples of things which would normally be covered under warranty include:

  • Broken or missing components.
  • Split seams on bags or clothing.
  • Misaligned stitching.
  • Delamination of snowboard or skateboard decks.
  • Structural defects in any product.
  • Spinning or misaligned deck inserts.
  • Fogging on goggles caused by a defective gasket seal.
  • Plus a whole host of other issues specific to individual products.

Not Covered

Examples of things which are not covered under warranty include:

  • Damage to any snow sports equipment or clothing
    - when used on a dry slope
    - when coming into contact with any object or surface other than snow
    - caused by contact with the metal edges of snowboards, skis or other sharp objects
    - arising from the use of ski/pommel/chairs/drag lifts. Snowboard bindings accidentally trapped under a descending seat are likely to snap and are not covered under warranty.
  • Damage to snowboards or skis caused by the improper mounting of bindings, including the use of incorrect mounting hardware. Base dimples can arise on a snowboard if mounting hardware is over tightened. Base protrusions or 'popping' can occur if the mounting hardware used is too long.
  • Cosmetic abrasions, scratches or marks of the wax on the base of snowboards or skis. Wax is soft and will naturally scrape and mark in transit or when handled but these abrasions do not affect either the appearence or performance of the product itself.
  • Damage to any wakeboard or water sports equipment coming into contact with any object or surface other than water.
  • Damage to any sporting equipment caused by crashing or landing a jump, aerial manoeuvre, park feature, accidental fall or misuse.
  • Impact damage to any sporting clothing, accessories or equipment.
  • Damage to skate shoes used while skateboarding. Skate shoes will be severely damaged if they come into contact with anything other than the skate deck whilst riding.
  • Classic skateboard deck snaps or pressure cracks (typically across the deck above the trucks) caused by one or both feet being in the wrong position on the deck when landing.
  • Chips, scrapes and abrasions to paintwork or the surface material on any sporting equipment.
  • Chips, cracks or breaks to the wooden structure of a skateboard deck, other than delamination.
  • Cross threaded screws or screw inserts.
  • Damage caused by the use of incorrect screw drivers, spanners or tools.
  • Oxidisation or minor surface rust on metal surfaces or edges.
  • Damage to bags or luggage caused by baggage handlers or by overloading the bag.
  • Rips, tears or abrasion to fabrics and materials.
  • Tears or rips to the crotch area of trousers when worn 'baggy' or 'low' even if this is the design, style or fashionable way to wear the pants in question.
  • Loss of waterproofing properties, discolouration or fading of fabrics if the manufacturer's washing instructions are not followed.
  • Fading caused by prolonged exposure to UV light. Please note, UV rays can be particularly harsh in the mountains and colours will fade over time.
  • Natural variations in colour, texture or appearance due to the use of natural materials or the hand made nature of some products.
  • Material breakdown caused by the use of solvents, adhesives or resins.
  • Damage caused by any post-purchase modification or customisation.
  • If the product is used for racing or in a commercial capacity.  All products are sold on the understanding they will be used solely for personal recreational use.
  • If boards and skis are used with components or bindings supplied by different manufacturers.
  • Snapped boot or shoe laces.  Laces are a consumable product and need to be regularly replaced.

The above lists are for illustration purposes only and are not exhaustive or comprehensive.

Claims Procedure

  • When making a warranty claim, we should always be your first point of contact.  Please do not contact the manufacturer or distributor unless requested to do so by us.
  • Please complete our Warranty Claims Form.
  • Please be sure to attach photographs clearly illustrating the specific problems you have encountered.
  • Wherever possible, we will use your photographic evidence to evaluate your claim so you may not need to return the goods to us. Please do not return goods until we ask you to do so. Sometimes goods will need to be sent direct to manufacturers or distributors, or they may not need to be returned at all.
  • We will send an email acknowledgment upon receipt of your warranty claim.
  • In the majority of cases we will liaise with manufacturer's on your behalf and contact you by email when the claim has been processed. 
  • For some brands, manufacturer's will require you to deal direct.  We will inform you if this should be the case.  We understand that under the Sale of Goods Act, your contract is with us and not the manufacturer but, due to the technical nature of the products we sell, we reserve the right to require customers to liaise directly with manufacturers or distributors in the event of a warranty claim. 

Terms & Conditions

  • The manufacturer's terms and conditions shall apply.  Please refer to the appropriate manufacturer's website.
  • Most manufacturer's warranties cover faulty design, manufacture and materials but exclude faults or damage caused by impact, wear and tear, accident, neglect or misuse.
  • All warranty claims are at the manufacturer's sole discretion.
  • Any partially or wholly successful warranty claim shall infer no admission of liability on the part of the retailer, the distributor or the manufacturer.
  • Used and ex-demonstration items are sold with no manufacturer's warranty.
  • In the event of a successful warranty claim, the cost of returning goods will be reclaimable providing you receive returns consent from us and providing you return the goods using one of the delivery services we specify. This is available for the UK only. International returns costs must be met by the customer in all circumstances
  • In the unlikely event of a disagreement, you will be required to prove the fault lies in the design, manufacturer or materials used.
  • Manufacturer's warranties are in addition to and do not replace your statutory rights.