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Does Back 40 only rent in kits?

Yes, we offer rentals in pre-made kits. Our kits are curated and packed based on the type of rental (backpacking, car camping, or concert camping), however, individual items may be added. We are open to creating custom kits at our discretion. We also honor large group orders.

What are the rental terms? (length of rental, cost)

Whatever you need! We can rent from one night to multi-week trips. Each rental duration is based on the number of nights you will be ‘using’ the gear, starting with a minimum cost of 3 nights. Trips longer than seven nights are subject to custom pricing to get you the best deal.

How does Back 40 distribute the gear?

We offer self-serve pick up from drop boxes located in Kent and South Seattle for Backpacking and Car Camping ONLY. This is convenient for locals and travelers alike. And some of our drop boxes are even at breweries! Delivery is possible for a prearranged charge. Orders needed within 24 hours may not be eligible for delivery. Concert Kit bookings are required to be picked up at our store located in Kent unless prearranged and confirmed. 

What if I'm traveling, and my flight is late? 

We are happy to accommodate our traveling guests. We request that you text us with updated travel schedules. We are happy to meet after hours if your ETA is sent after leaving your vehicle rental. 

How do I find out what’s available?

First, fill out our "Inquire Now" form to let us know what you need when you want to pick it up and how long you plan to use it. A Back 40 team member will contact you within 1-3 business days to confirm if we have the kit you need available. (If the rental is within 24 hours, we will do our best to accommodate your request.)

How do I pay for the gear?

Once your order has been confirmed as available (via our online form), you will purchase your kit from an invoice sent to your email address from Back 40. Your total payment for the equipment rental is your reservation. We use PayPal (a secure payment system), which accepts all major credit cards.

What is the cancellation policy?

Full refunds are available with the purchase of rental insurance. Rental insurance is an add on provided by us, and can be added during your booking process. Bookings canceled six months prior to gear pickup day are eligible for a full refund, minus a 5% processing fee. Any cancelations after 6 months are subject to our no refund policy unless rental insurance is applied. 

What about clothes, food, toiletries, sunscreen, etc?

You are responsible for these types of items. This is mainly because of preferences and allergies. We do have our favorites, though, and can offer suggestions.

What if I don’t know where to go?

No problem! Our team has a strong understanding of the area, and we can suggest great destinations based on the type of scenery and experience you’re looking for. (We make no skill level assumptions.) 

What should i do with left over food & supplies?

Back 40 will gladly manage the distribution of your left overs and distribute them to our local food bank, shelters, schools and homeless community. We also provide a "give & take" box for our clients to pay it forward to future campers. Popular shareable items include sunscreen, bug spray, and alcohol. 


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