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.
Our last camping trip was a pretty big ordeal. With a 4year old, 3 year old, a 6 months pregnant mama and an eager daddy, we had our work cut out for us. I’m not gonna lie, it had been awhile. Our last camping trip with a 3 year old and 1 year old wasn’t exactly a success nor was I eager to do it again. With a baby on the way, I wasn’t sure when a good opportunity would present itself, if it ever would again. I was tired of hearing my husband’s exasperated sighs over how few times we had taken our kids camping.