• Backpacker Columbia Mt. Pleasant
  • The Winter Sale is On!!

    Drop by your Local Shop and check out the sweet deals we have for you...The Backpacker has a great selection of Jackets, Vests, Sportswear and Footwear reduced for you now. Patagonia, The North Face, Mountain Hardwear, Prana, Keen, Merrell and more...

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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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  • The Ultimate Hike

    The Ultimate Hike

    The Ultimate Hike! Are you ready for a challenge? …a life changing, lifesaving adventure! Your boots can help find a cure for children’s cancer. Non-hikers and experienced hikers have successfully completed this fully supported hike. You will be rewarded by meeting the challenge and by working with a dedicated group of people.

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It's time for Backpacker events!

We know winter isn't over, but that just means that spring is right around the corner. To help you prepare for your outdoor adventures, the Backpacker's scheduling a range of classes and events to help you get up to speed on everything from gear to grub! Click here to check out our events (we're bringing more online, so check back!)


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
    803.799.7571 | p
  • Mt. Pleasant, SC
    608 D Long Point Road
    Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464
    843.849.3482 | p
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