Welcome to our Terms and Conditions. By engaging in a purchase from or by using any part of this site you agree to all Terms and Conditions as set out here. Please note the company Scavenger Manufacturing (PTY) Ltd, from now on referred to as Backpacker, holds the right to operate, manage and utilize
Backpacker undertakes, at all reasonable times, to respect each and every customer or potential customer and to process each order efficiently and speedily.

About Us 
Backpacker is an exciting business primarily focused at this point in time in the manufacturing and retail of top-quality outdoor gear, products and related services.
Backpacker operates manufacturing and retailing products and related services so that virtually anyone can buy our products online. All products and services sold and provided by Backpacker are of the highest quality with Backpacker being awarded ISO9001:2008 certification by Alpha Certification Services.

Use of Site 
You may only use this site to browse the content, make legitimate purchases and shall not use this site for any other purposes, including without limitation, to make any speculative, false or fraudulent purchase. This site and the content provided in this site may not be copied, reproduced, republished, uploaded, posted, transmitted or distributed. 'Deep-linking', 'embedding' or using analogous technology is strictly prohibited. Unauthorized use of this site and/or the materials contained on this site may violate applicable copyright, trademark or other intellectual property laws or other laws.
When you click to make a purchase with us legal obligations arise and your right to refund of monies charged to your credit card or paid in any other way agreed by us, are limited by our terms & conditions. You must not make any purchase through this site unless you understand and agree to all our terms and conditions. Once payment is made for the purchase, it is deemed that you have read and understood the terms and conditions for such purchase. If you have any queries please contact us before making any purchase of any product through this website.

Our Rights 
We reserve the right to:
1.    Modify or withdraw, temporarily or permanently, the website (or any part of) with or without notice to you and you confirm that we shall not be liable to you or any third party for any modification to or withdrawal of the website; and/or
2.    Change these Conditions from time to time and your continued use of the website (or any part of) following such change shall be deemed to be your acceptance of such change. It is your responsibility to check regularly to determine whether the Conditions have been changed. If you do not agree to any change to the Conditions then you must immediately stop using the Website.
We will use our reasonable endeavors to maintain the website. The website is subject to change from time to time. You will not be eligible for any compensation because you cannot use any part of the website or because of a failure, suspension or withdrawal of all or part of the website due to circumstances beyond our control.

Payment Method Policy 
All transactions will be processed in South African Rands (ZAR). We accept Visa, MasterCard, Diners or American Express credit cards payments via the website and on request will supply our banking details should you wish to make payment via EFT or Direct Deposit. (Contact us )

Credit card acquiring and security
Credit card transactions will be acquired for via PayGate (Pty) Ltd who are the approved payment gateway for Standard Bank of South Africa. PayGate uses the strictest form of encryption, namely Secure Socket Layer 3 (SSL3) and no credit card details are stored on the website. Users may go to to view their security certificate and security policy.

Vat Policy 
Value Added Tax at the rate of 14% is charged on all orders executed within South Africa. The price shown on the "Catalogue" includes VAT.

Delivery Options Policy 
Depending on the customer's location, delivery will be affected through the designated logistics company FEDEX or its associated companies or The South African Post Office to the stipulated destination specified by the customer.

Delivery Costs Policy 
Costs for deliveries within the Republic of South Africa are included in the purchase once the "Paygate Checkout" process has been begun.

Costs for deliveries outside the Republic of South Africa are to be quoted before process has been begun.

Dispatch and delivery Time (Dependent on Delivery Option Policy) 
Delivery requires 5 to 21 business days from the date of payment confirmation.

Agreement of Sale Policy 
An Agreement of Sale between Backpacker and the purchaser will come into effect when the following conditions have been satisfactorily met:
1.    Full payment of order and additional costs have been received
2.    Full instructions for delivery have been received
3.    Goods ordered have been procured if not already held in stock
4.    Backpacker reserves the right to refuse or cancel any order as circumstances may dictate, without providing reason for such action.

Refund/Return Policy 
Should you for any reason wish to cancel your purchase you will be liable for a 15% handling fee. You must advise us in writing of your cancellation and any such cancellation must be signed by the person who affected the original purchase.
Backpacker will consider all refund requests on the specific merits of each claim. Backpacker has full authority to make the decision on whether a refund is worthy. Any successful refund will be finalised within 45 days from date of claim.

Indemnity Policy 
Backpacker cannot be held liable or responsible in any way whatsoever for any of the following:
1.    Irregularity in workmanship or quality of products and services delays in delivery due to third party shipping disruptions (logistical disruptions) or availability of goods or any condition beyond our immediate control
2.    Loss or damage of any nature, which is highly unlikely, caused by the products upon the customer.
3. Loss or damage of any nature from advice followed from articles, tips and other published material on the site. 
4. Statements and opinions expressed in articles, reviews and other materials herein are those of the authors; the editors and publishers. While every care has been taken in the compilation of this information and every attempt made to present up-to-date and accurate information, we cannot guarantee that inaccuracies will not occur.
5. has taken reasonable care in sourcing and presenting the information contained on this site, but accepts no responsibility for any financial or other loss or damage that may result from its use.

The Conditions will be exclusively governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of South Africa whose Courts will have exclusive jurisdiction in any dispute, save that we have the right, at our sole discretion, to commence and pursue proceedings in alternative jurisdictions.

Guarantee on Products
Backpacker products manufactured from Duracore 1000 Denier, are guaranteed for 25 years against defects in material and workmanship. This guarantee does not cover the natural breakdown or materials through extended use nor damage caused by accidents or improper care. In the event of a claim against a guarantee, clean the product and return it to the Backpacker Factory. If upon inspection we find it defective we will repair or replace it at our discretion. In the case of Duracore 600 Denier, the guarantee is reduced to 15 years.

Only the finest materials are used in Backpacker products, as durability is important. The zippers throughout our range are nylon spiral YKK and have lifetime guarantees. VELCRO is yet another product compatible with our exacting standards.

Fabrics Used
The fabrics we use are highly abrasion-resistant and extremely strong. Duracore 1000N and Duracore 600P materials are specifically treated with water repellent and UV protective coatings.

Country of domicile
This website is governed by the laws of South Africa and chooses as its domicilium citandi et executandi for all purposes under this agreement, whether in respect of court process, notice, or other documents or communication of whatsoever nature.

Variation may, in its sole discretion, change this agreement or any part thereof at any time without notice.

Company information
This website is run by Scavenger Manufacturing (Pty) Ltd based in South Africa and two shareholders R.Brucher – (Managing Director) and T.Ehlers
Postal address:

Scavenger Manufacturing
PO Box 288
South Africa


Tel: +27(12) 803 5121
Tel: +27(12) 803 7160
Fax: +27(12) 803 4574