Winter Sale

The Backpacker has a great selection of Men's and Women's Outerwear, Jackets and Vests on Sale now from your favorite outdoor brands like Patagonia, The North Face and Mountain Hardwear...Drop by your local shop and check out our WINTER SALE!

South Carolina's Original Outfitter

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
    803.799.7571 | p
    Mon - Fri: 10:00am - 6:30pm
    Sat: 10am - 6pm
  • Mt. Pleasant, SC
    608 D Long Point Road
    Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464
    843.849.3482 | p
    Mon - Fri: 10am - 6:30pm
    Sat: 10am - 6pm
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