Backpacking & Camping

Hit the Trail

A well-worn map and dreams of spectacular vistas are enough to entice any backpacker to hit the trail. However, if expert outfitting is what you need, point your compass to The Backpackers Shop®, where you'll find backpacks, sleeping bags, tents, and all of the greatest gear you need for the great outdoors!

Backpacking is our namesake, and we take great pride in our incredible selection of packs. We offer a wide range of backpacks for day hikers, thru-hikers, and mountaineering buffs. You can be sure that our expert staff -- who are outdoor enthusiasts themselves -- will send you comfortably down the trail with a properly fitted pack. Choose from top names like Osprey, Arc’teryx, Patagonia, and The North Face. If you are taking along a four-legged friend, check out our great dog packs from Ruffwear.

Your tent is your home away from home when you're on the trail. Whether you are pitching camp at the state park or on a high mountain summit, we can guide you in selecting the right shelter. We offer a great selection of tents from Sierra Designs, Big Agnes, MSR, Mountain Hardwear, and The North Face

A good night's sleep is the key to a great trip. Sleeping bags from Western Mountaineering, Mountain Hardwear, and The North Face will assure a cozy night's sleep under those starlit skies.

Put down that cell phone, log off of the computer, and hit the trail. You just might rediscover yourself along the way. 

We are now the only OSPREY PRO SHOP in northern Ohio. We will be having our 3rd Annual Osprey Pro Shop Weekend on March 18 and 19. Come meet Osprey representatives, try out new gear, and enjoy free snacks and drink. 




featured product reviews

  • Mountain Hardwear Lamina Series

    Posted by The Backpackers Shop on March 10, 2016

    This series has the broadest comfort range of any synthetic bag on the market. Available in several temperature ratings, these mummy bags feature strategically placed insulation for resourceful insulation. The Lamina Series also offers ventilation and is constructed with a moisture-wicking polyester lining.

  • Sierra Designs Frontcountry Bed

    Posted by The Backpackers Shop on March 10, 2016

    These new basecamp bags will make you think you’re in your own bed. You can sleep comfortably on your back, side or stomach with its spacious design while staying warm inside the inner layer. Also included are foot vents, for warmer days, as well as a sleeping pad.

  • Western Mountaineering Antelope

    Posted by The Backpackers Shop on March 10, 2016

    Western Mountaineering was founded over 30 years ago by two Californian mountaineers who have since dedicated their lives to building the finest outdoor gear. One of their products was the Antelope, of the highest quality goose down bags in the world, according to our own employee Jason Pallandy. Light, water-resistant and full of soft, warm down feathers, this cozy bag will keep you comfortable in the worst of conditions. Made in the USA.

  • Osprey Volt (men’s) and Viva (women’s) Series

    Posted by The Backpackers Shop on March 10, 2016

    The Volt/Viva Series are fully adjustable and offer loads of features – all for a great price. Made of tenaciously tough nylon to endure the toughest conditions, these packs also transfer the weight of your gear to your hips to help alleviate stress on your back. All Volt/Viva packs feature an adjustable harness to match your body shape.

  • Osprey Talon (men’s) and Tempest (women’s) Series

    Posted by The Backpackers Shop on March 10, 2016

    Not every outdoor pursuit is a lengthy test of endurance. So for those day trips, check out the Talon/Tempest Series. These packs have many of the features of other Osprey packs (contoured designs and breathable mesh backpanels) but come in a lighter, smaller size that still include plenty of pockets and even a bike helmet attachment system. Whether you’re hiking or biking, these guys are an excellent choice for your more adventurous day trip.

  • MSR Hubba Series

    Posted by The Backpackers Shop on March 10, 2016

    The Hubba NX collection is the pinnacle of tent design. Weighing in at just over 3 pounds, these 3-season tents offer a design and size to suit every backpacker’s needs and dreams.

  • Big Agnes Big House 4

    Posted by The Backpackers Shop on March 10, 2016

    This is the essential car camping tent. Perfect for families, this tent is roomy, stable and fits four people with ease. If it’s a cloudless day, take off that fly and soak up that sun or enjoy the stars at night. But if it’s a rainy day, don’t call off the trip, because the Big House 4 will keep you and your family safe from the elements. For extra fun, add on the accessory vestibule to allow for more room – and adventures. Also available in a six-person size.

  • The North Face Storm Break Series

    Posted by The Backpackers Shop on March 10, 2016

    These 3-season backpacking tents make your next tent purchase easy on the wallet. Built to keep rain out and comfort in, these durable, sleek tents are also very easy to pitch. Includes two vestibules. Available in 1, 2 and 3-person tents.

  • Patagonia Atom Sling

    Posted by The Backpackers Shop on March 10, 2016

    Every employee at The Backpackers Shop owns an Atom Sling. These useful packs are light, compact and sleek. For everyday use, they can be worn loose on the shoulder. For biking or hiking, they can be secured with a built-in waist belt. Full of fun features like a zippered pocket on the strap for valuables, the Atom Sling is a must-have for the summer.

  • Osprey Atmos (men’s) and Aura (women’s) AG Series

    Posted by The Backpackers Shop on March 10, 2016

    The pack that has brought a new meaning to “trail comfort.” These packs feature Osprey’s Anti-Gravity suspension system – a seamless, mesh backpanel – that fits the natural arch of the human body and offers excellent ventilation. Available in three sizes, these packs are an excellent choice for the serious backpacker. Our very own employee Josh Scott will be using the Atmos 65 AG for his upcoming solo hike on the Appalachian Trail.

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