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About Runaway Gear

My name is Leif and I'm the the runaway behind the ultra budget adventure travel blog, The Runaway Guide.

I've been on the run for over 10 years. During this time, I've refined my runaway gear to be as practical, versatile, comfort-inducing and as light-weight as possible. 

This store to aimed at helping aspiring runaways pack their own backpacks as efficiently as possible for any kind of adventure.

Whether you're backpacking Europe for a few weeks or leaving for an extended period of time, you'll find exactly what you need here on Runaway Gear. 

Nearly all of the gear featured on this site has accompanied me over the past 10 years and through more than 80 countries. 



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It's my goal to make your purchases on Runaway Gear as smooth as possible. If you have a problem, a concern or just a general inquiry, here's how you can get in touch.

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    We have a hassle free return policy. If you are not satisfied with your order, return it to us in as-new condition in its original packaging and we will refund 100% of your purchase price. 

    We are big believers in Karma, and strive to treat every customer the same way we would want to be treated. So please don't hesitate to get in touch!

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    If we make a mistake and send you the wrong product, or if there are missing or broken parts, the problem will be corrected at our cost. This is a rare occurrence, but when it does happen you will get what you ordered, and any shipping costs in both directions will be paid by us.

    We make every effort to properly describe our products. Be sure to make note of listed dimensions and order products that are the right size and spec for your application.

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    Runaway Gear c/o Ship n'Grow
    411 Otterson Drive, Suite 40
    Chico, California, United States