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  • Getting Ready for Your Next Big Adventure?

    Let The Backpacker's friendly, knowledgeable staff help you GEAR UP! New Fall Merchandise arriving daily from your Favorite Brands like Patagonia, The North Face, Prana, Kuhl and more. Summer Sale continues 30-50% off most seasonal sportswear.

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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.

Mon - Fri: 10am - 6:30pm
Sat: 10am - 6pm

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  • In The Woods - Again

    In The Woods - Again

    Monday, 09 June 2014

    It’s cold and rainy this morning in western Jersey, but I am eager to get outdoors, though a bit anxious, as my transition to ridgerunner is surprisingly difficult this year.

Sunday, Sept 21st 3pm @ Columbia Store Location

It's that time of year to think about getting away to the mountains. Why not get motivated with this great opportunity! Come join us and welcome Kim DeLozier, Best Selling Author of the book, Bear In The Back Seat. Kim will entertain us with a slide presentation and stories from his many years at Great Smoky Mountain National Park.

Please reserve your space for this great presentation... Share with your friends! Call us at 803-799-7571 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your name, phone number and number of attendees. Reservations close Wed. Sept 17th.


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.

  • Columbia, SC
    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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