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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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  • Another Ultimate Hike Complete

    Another Ultimate Hike Complete

    Short version: I successfully completed another Ultimate Hike on Saturday, May 16. I hope you will read the longer version, below, when you have time and a cup of coffee or an adult beverage. If it does not make you proud to have been a part of it, I am a lousy writer/storyteller.

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.

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