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Please expect 3-6 business days for most shipments and 7-10 days for bikes and oversized items.
At this time we are prioritizing the health of our employees and will only be offering ground shipping. We are fulfilling orders as efficiently as possible. We apologize for any inconvenience in delayed shipments.
The health and well-being of our employees and customers is our top priority. Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic we will only be offering ground shipping at this time and are fulfilling orders as efficiently as possible. Please expect 3-6 business days for most shipments. We apologize for any inconvenience.*
We are temporary unable to ship any items to Alaska, Hawaii or Puerto Rico.
All eligible orders will be shipped with a 3-6 day delivery. Free Economy Ground shipping is only available in the contiguous lower 48 states (excluding AK, HI, international orders, PO boxes and APO addresses and excludes all oversized items such as Bikes, Wakesurfers, Surfboards, Paddleboards, Water Trampolines and Car Racks.) If billing and shipping address are different allow 1 additional day for delivery.
To protect the health and safety of our customers, our employees, and the communities we operate and live in, we have made the hard decision to temporarily close our retail locations in St. Paul, Minnesota and Chicago, Illinois until further notice starting March 17th.
With the realities surrounding Covid-19 customers looking to find new ways to explore, bike, skate and get outside can still find our products on our ecommerce site, at www.thehouse.com. We will continue to deliver products unless certain situations arise . This is a fluid situation and we will be monitoring and adjusting our operations as needed.
Our administrative facilities will remain open during this time with reduced hours to best support our customers and staff. The health and well-being of our employees and customers is our top priority.
With the new challenges of social distancing it is more important than ever to keep in touch with friends and family, be kind to one another and embrace who we are as humans with the utmost of gratitude.
Sincerely, The House Crew
For our customers living in the Chicago and Twin Cities areas we are offering free return shipping during the store closures. Please contact our customer service team by phone at 866-243-6932, through email at email@example.com or reach out through on-site live-chat for more information.
A number of items require special shipping and handling due to their larger size. Some examples are Bikes, Wakesurfers, Surfboards, Paddleboards, Water Trampolines and Car Racks.
If you need further assistance please contact our customer service department at 866-243-6932
Shipping rates are available in the shopping cart based on delivery location
1. You will receive an Order Confirmation / Email (within 15 min of submitting the order)
2. Economy orders typically ship within 2-6 business days. Expedited orders ship same day (placed before 2 P.M. CST) or the next business day
3. Shipping Confirmation Email with a tracking number once your order ships Please Note: during busy season (Nov through Jan) economy orders can take longer to process.
Since the assembly is performed by hand and per order, it may take 6-8 business days for the assembly of your new bike to be completed and shipped.
Our $99 Bike Assembly is here to help you maximize your riding time. Just tighten the handlebars, install the front wheel,pedals and ride! This process is done with care, by our experienced professional technicians to ensure that your bike not only lasts, but most importantly is covered by any manufacturer's warranty.
Our certified team of technicians spend the time to fine tune the bike so you don't have to. During this process, our technicians will go through each of the bearing components, ensuring a solid, smooth ride from the first turn of the cranks. From there, the wheels are taken off individually for the truing process. Making sure your wheel is true is key to prolonging the life of your rims, and ultimately your whole bicycle. After this happens, the rear wheel is installed with care to make sure that the chain is tensioned properly and that the free wheel of the bike is in proper working order. The brakes are then adjusted and tested for reliable stopping power. During the assembly the bike goes through a thorough quality control check to ensure your bike is up to our high standards and yours.
For shipping, the handlebars and the front wheel are removed, hand packed, and padded with your bike's frame to ensure the safest possible transport. Since the assembly is performed by hand and per order, it may take 6-8 business days for the assembly of your new bike to be completed and shipped. *Any accessory order with the bicycle such as pedals, computers, fenders or racks will not be installed prior to shipping. Accessories can get damaged in shipping and will need to be installed by the customer when the package has been delivered to its final shipping destination.
Finding the right backpack comes down to matching your activity. You might find a nice, all-purpose daypack that meets your needs in most of your adventures, but you also might need a pack with features specific to your purpose. Here is a quick rundown of some key differences:
This is the broadest category that covers backpacks used for one-day trips. Whatever you need for that day, you should be able to fit in these bags. At The House, we specialize in backpacks more for the active lifestyle. Snowboard and Ski Backpacks are best suited for these sports with added loops and straps to carry snowboard and ski gear. Most will also include goggle pockets and helmet carry clips. Similarly, the href="/skatebags.html">skate packs have nifty straps or webbing to carry skateboards. They also typically include stretch-mesh pockets for water bottles. Shop around these sports backpacks to find alternate features like laptop compartments or hydration compatibility. Bike packs and messenger bags are designed to stay comfortably on a cyclist back while they have their hands on the bars. Waterproofing is important for bike bags too, so brands like Chrome include military-grade, waterproof lining in their bags.
On the more studious side, school backpacks are tailored to be roomy enough for books and have a place for your pens, notebooks, binders, and laptops. Since you’ll be reaching into your book bag more than other backpacks, looking for that last minute assignment or notepad, consider the comfort and easy of the fabric and zippers. For college backpacks, you might also need space for your lunch and waterproofing for that rainy dash across campus. These bags also work well for commuter bags or backpacks for first and last mile transport. What you’ll notice is the difference in style. School bags come in a wide array of colors and designs to match the users. Commuter bags and college bags are a bit more professional.
The final word on daypacks: They might seem simple and straightforward, but daypacks have a wild side. Genius engineers at these awesome backpack brands spend most their time thinking up new ways to improve their packs, so show some respect and find one that matches your unique lifestyle.
Many backpacks will have hydration capabilities, but there are still some hydration packs that keep it light by having just a pocket for the hydration bladder with a few amount of mesh pockets for gel packs and other essentials, like sunscreen or bug repellent. These packs are ideal for trail running or long bike rides where you’re on the move and don’t plan to stop.
Weekend packs are backpacks used for short trips (approximately 1-3 nights) and are around 30-50 liters in size.
With camping backpacks, you’ll really need a bit more strategy. You’ll have to consider how long you plan to go and how much weight and bulk you plan to carry. But that’s what makes camping so much fun. Heading out into the great outdoors with all you need on your back and nothing more. I’ll repeat that last part, “nothing more.” These extended-trip packs are good for 5+ nights and come in 70 liters or larger.
A big thing for campers and hikers is the sleeping bag compartment. This is a zippered or buckled spot towards the bottom of the bag that you can stuff and lock your sleeping bag into for easy transfer. Remember: When camping with others, you'll likely split the load. Someone might carry tent poles and others the tarp or tent.
As with buying anything online, once you get your new backpack in the mail, try it out. Fill it up with the type of things you'd have in it. Put it on and see how it fits. You don't want to wait until the first day of school or a backcountry camping trip in the mountains to see if you like it.
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