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The Backpacker accesses, tests and stocks the best gear in the industry so that you don't have to search for it. And we back it with our expertise and our service. Quality gear. Quality service.

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From Our Blog

  • Mugged by a bear

    Mugged by a bear

    Friday, 05 September 2014

    The ground trembled, but it was the huffing and snorting outside that woke me in the dead of night. Looking through the screen of my tent, I saw the large black bear lurking about 10 feet away and staring back at me. I struggled to get my brain around what I was seeing while working to shove the sleep away and awaken my senses. It huffed again, and it seemed that bubbles blew from its nose.

WE'VE MOVED IN MT PLEASANT!!

Look for us in February in BELLE HALL Shopping Center at 600 Long Point Rd. We will be beside Pawley's Front Porch and Stein Mart. We appreciate your business and hope to see you in the new spot! Our phone number will remain the same 843-849-3482.

The Backpacker Quality Gear, Inc. started in 1973 as South Carolina's first outfitter. Supporting 3 generations, The Backpacker has grown into a family business that provides the best hiking, backpacking and outdoor gear in the industry. We're more than just an outfitter, though. At The Backpacker, we're runners, paddlers, hikers, climbers, trekkers and, above all else, we're gear heads. We don't just stock outdoor equipment from your favorite brands, we actively test it. Whether is gear from The North Face, Patagonia, Marmot, Chaco, Keen, Osprey, Gregory, Vasque, Merrell, Vibram, Big Agnes, Kelty, MSR, Columbia Sportswear, Royal Robbins, Mountain Hardwear or Salomon, we wear it, we stress test it, and when it's good, we recommend it. And we back it all with our Rock Solid Customer Service.

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    1215 Wayne Street
    Columbia, SC 29201
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  • Mt. Pleasant, SC
    608 D Long Point Road
    Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464
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