Adventuring into the great outdoors requires specialty equipment: galoshes for walking through mud, mud flaps for driving through mud, and pressure washers for washing mud off pets without touching them. Stock up on all manner of outdoor gear with today's deal: for $20, you get $40 worth of outdoor apparel and equipment at The Backpacker Quality Gear, located just a few blocks from the State House and USC campus.
The Backpacker––a locally owned shop that was named Best Outdoors/Camping Gear Store by the Free Times––outfits people with the rugged apparel and equipment they need to explore the great outdoors. It stocks top-notch labels such as The North Face, Patagonia, and Columbia Sportswear. Women can keep warm in a lightweight Patagonia ReTool Snap-T pullover ($119), which has pockets for warming hands and stowing marbles, and men can heat their torsos with a North Face Atlas Triclimate jacket ($229), which is designed to protect its wearer in all three of Earth’s climates: cold, tropical, and glum. When jumping in puddles, don a pair of the Merrell Chameleon 3 Ventilator GTX ($130), which sports waterproof leather and fabric and has a toe bumper and air cushion for midsole support. An ample selection of hats and gloves is always available, as are tents and backpacks, but if you need help conceptualizing the gear necessary for a special expedition, such as swimming in a pit of caramel, the friendly staff is more than willing to answer questions and give advice.
- I particularly like the variety of boots they carry. They have a great selection of merchandise. – Ansley B., Insider Pages
- The Backpacker has been around Columbia for as long as I can remember. They sell quality products and have a very large selection of North Face and Patagonia, and a very nice boot selection. – Scott R., Insider Pages
The Congaree Vista
1215 Wayne St.
Columbia, South Carolina 29201Get Directions