• Upcoming Events

Come to all or pick and choose the class that you're most interested in. For these FREE classes, the size is LIMITED so please call or email us (contact info in class details) asap and put BACKPACKING 101 in the subject with the dates you will be attending. Please leave a phone number for us to reach you in case of class date change/cancellation.

Upcoming Events & Happenings

An Overview of America's National Parks

An Overview of America's National Parks, Thursday, May 25th 6:30pm

Grab a friend and come join us Thursday, May 25th, 6:30 PM Columbia location for a presentation given by Dr. Gene Atkinson from Orangeburg showing the sheer beauty of some of America's National Parks. Through the years, Dr. Atkinson has led his hiking group on interesting hikes in about 15 of America's major national parks. This slide show will not only show vivid pictures, but show some of the hiking trails that can be taken.

FREE-but you need to register...call us at 803-799-7571 or email columbia@backpackerqualitygear.com and let us know # attending and your phone number.

Foothills Trail Presentation is On!

Foothills Trail Presentaion, Tuesday, April 25th 6:30pm

Grab a friend and come join us TUESDAY, APRIL 25TH, 630 PM Columbia location for a great night with FTC director Heyward Douglass! Slide presentation and latest news on the Trail! FREE-but you need to register...call us at 803-799-7571 or email columbia@backpackerqualitygear.com and let us know # attending and your phone number.

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Columbia, SC

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

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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