Returns and exchanges

Because we are maintaining social distancing at all MEC facilities, processing times may be slower than usual. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

What’s your return policy?

Products from MEC are backed by our Rocksolid Guarantee. If the quality of an item hasn’t met your expectations, you can bring it back. We also guarantee the product selection advice we give. If something you purchased based on this advice turns out to be unsuitable, you can bring it back for an exchange, refund, repair, or credit. More info and exclusions

What’s the time limit on returns?

We don’t have a time limit on our returns; we’ll accept them within a reasonable amount of time. We’re committed to dealing fairly with one another.

I don’t live near a store. How do I make a return or exchange?

Mail your return and include a return form with the item. Unless the return is for warranty reasons, you’ll need to pay for return shipping. We don’t accept exchanges by mail, but you can buy a replacement item online (or by phone) and return the original item by mail. Call us if you need a hand.

Do I need a receipt for my return?

When you shop as a member, you can return items without a receipt. If you used your member number or the email associated with your account, we can track items in your purchase history. If you’re not a member (or you shopped as a guest online) you’ll need the original receipt or order confirmation email for a return.

What if I have cut off the tags or labels, or I’ve used the item?

It depends, but it may be covered by our Rocksolid Guarantee. Please review our return policy or bring the item to a store so staff can assess it and help you out. If you don’t live near a store, contact our Service Centre at

Can I get a refund to a different credit card?

No, we can refund the same credit card that was used for the purchase, or refund to a gift card or by cheque.

I received something  as a gift that I don’t want. Can I get a refund?

To process a refund, we’ll need either a receipt or the member number of the person who bought you the gift, so we can look it up in their purchase history. We can only issue a refund to the person who made the purchase. As the recipient, you can either exchange the item or receive the purchase value on a gift card.