• Backpacker Columbia Mt. Pleasant
  • Where are YOU headed this season?

    Let our friendly, knowledgeable staff help you get there with the right clothing and gear from your Favorite Outdoor Brands...Quick dry clothing from Patagonia, Columbia Sportswear and The North Face. Lightweight Travel Accessories from Eagle Creek. Tilley and Wallaroo Hats. Chaco, Sanuk, Merrell, Vasque and Oboz footwear. Osprey Packs and so much more... New shipments are arriving weekly...Drop by your local shop and check it out!

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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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  • Ultimate Hike Update

    Ultimate Hike Update

    Earlier in the week, I emailed Coach Mel and told him I had broken my ankle and would not be able to hike. He responded with concern and compassion. He was less charitable when I said "April Fools"...he mentioned the boy who cried "wolf". What Mel didn't realize is that many of my donors have made it clear that I need more of an excuse than a broken leg if I do not make the full 28.3 miles on hike day!

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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