• Overview

Rock Solid Customer Service

If you're reading this, then customer service is probably as important to you as it is to us. That's why we're proud to display our Rock-Solid Customer ServiceTM and are willing to pin our success on it. Heck, we've been around since 1973 so we must've learned a thing or two.

We're not going to lie... we're gear heads. We love testing new products across a range of activities. But what we love even more, is sharing our insights with you. We stock the best gear. We test it. And we'll gladly share what we've learned.

Being family owned means that you're never more than a step away from the big enchiladas and from the personal attention that only small shops can deliver. To us, being the little guys means that we can provide you with big service.

We like being bricks and mortar because it means that we can be light on our feet and flexible. Need some great gear now? Looking for the best fitting pack? At The Backpacker, we define responsiveness as that personal touch that gets you what you want, today.

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Columbia, SC

1215 Wayne Street
Columbia, SC 29201
803.799.7571 | p
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Mon - Fri: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Sat: 10:00am - 6:00pm

Our Story

Started in 1973 by Malcolm and Lewis Jones, The Backpacker Quality Gear, Inc. became the first outfitter in South Carolina to bring high quality outdoor gear to South Carolina... continue reading