Why does the Antarctic matter to all of us? Join Shackleton for Antarctica NOW, a seven-day online festival featuring leading experts on all things Antarctica: wildlife, conservation, exploration, climate change and politics.

Antarctica NOW is a seven-day online festival celebrating the extraordinary continent that has captured restless imaginations for centuries. Normally, January would be a time when thousands of people head to the Antarctic, whether for work or exploration, but COVID-19 has inevitably impacted on that. As borders close and lockdowns intensify, we invite you to come with us on a virtual journey. Through dynamic presentations and discussions, provocative writing and pioneering photography, this is a chance to explore the unique wonder and vital significance of Antarctica today.

Over a century ago, when our namesake Ernest Shackleton led three expeditions to Antarctica, exploration was about discovering new lands and breaking records. Today’s explorations in the seventh continent are more focused on fields of science, climate and conservation, all of which are playing a pivotal role in our understanding of the planet. This is why Shackleton has decided to host Antarctica NOW, to spread awareness of what’s happening in the coldest place on earth right now - and why it’s crucially important to every single one of us.

MARTIN BROOKS, SHACKLETON CO-FOUNDER // “Antarctica is our spiritual home - it’s where Sir Ernest Shackleton made his name as a polar explorer over a century ago and where our expedition-grade apparel is tested and used today. Like me, anyone who’s seen Antarctica first-hand feels compelled to protect it. The aim of the festival is to raise awareness of the critical issues surrounding Antarctica, and how these impact all of us across the globe. As Shackleton said himself: ‘It's in our nature to explore, to reach out into the unknown. The only true failure would be not to explore at all.’ We invite everyone to explore what makes Antarctica both critical and wonderfully compelling.”

What is the Warranty Policy?

Shackleton products are made with the highest quality materials and craftsmanship, to protect you in some of the most extreme weather conditions, and we stand behind each one. Shackleton products are fully warranted against defects in materials and workmanship for the lifetime of the product – which means the usual and customary wearable life of the product, by the original owner. If a product fails due to a manufacturing defect, we will repair the product free of charge, or replace it at our discretion. If the exact style is not available for replacement, a product of equal value and similar style will be provided. Please note, knitwear, accessories are excluded from the warranty program, unless otherwise stated. These are covered under your statutory rights.

This warranty does not cover any repairs needed due to accidents, improper care, negligence, or normal wear and tear. This warranty is void if the inside garment tags are removed. For any damage not covered under the warranty, Shackleton may offer to repair the damage for a charge. If such an offer is made, we will discuss this with the consumer, prior to any repairs being made.

Please note that In accordance with health & safety, in order for us to service your claim your item must be freshly cleaned. If your item has not been cleaned before it arrives we will be happy to clean it for you for a nominal charge, which we’ll confirm with you first.

For inquiries regarding our warranty, please email info@theshackleton or call on 0044 (0) 2080 655 494

What does “Lifetime of the Product” mean?

Products covered under our warranty program are fully warranted, to the original owner, for the practical lifetime of the product.

What is “normal wear and tear”?

Shackleton manufacture every product to meet superior standards, but no matter how carefully you use and care for your product wear and tear will occur. Obviously if you use your item daily then wear and tear will occur sooner than if it worn a few times a year.

What isn’t covered under warranty?

Shackleton recognise that accidents can and do happen. Although not covered under warranty, tears, rips or other damage to your product can be serviced through our repairs department for a reasonable cost. Improper care or negligence, such as storing your product while wet, keeping it sealed in an airless environment, or not following the care instructions on the contents label inside your garment will result in damages that are not covered under warranty. We will always do our best to fix and revive items to a wearable condition however, if we are unable to then we will discuss with you.

Do I need to clean my jacket before sending it in?

Yes, your item must be cleaned before it arrives for the protection of our staff and in accordance with Health & Safety Standards. Any product that arrives unclean will be subject to a cleaning fee, depending on care instructions, before inspections can be made, which will also delay the processing of your claim.

Will Shackleton repair or replace my product?

If a Shackleton product fails due to a manufacturing fault, we will repair the item at our expense. If the product is not repairable, or the cost of the repairs exceeds the value of the product, at our discretion, we may choose to replace the product instead.

How long will it take to get my product back?

Shackleton aim to get your product back to you as soon as we can but it is entirely dependent on the time of year, the level of repair work needed. We put a maximum of 8 weeks from delivery.

How much will it cost to get repairs done?

For any repairs covered by our warranty policy there is no charge to you. Non-warranty repair costs will vary, depending on the materials and length of time required. Once we have received and assessed your product, we will contact you regarding repair options and costs (if applicable).

Who handles shipping costs?

Customers are responsible for the cost of shipping items to Shackleton, and we will cover the return shipping costs. Please ensure that you ship the product using a carrier that can provide you with tracking information and proof of delivery. You are responsible for your product until we sign for its delivery.