It's the little things in life that count, like the quirky, useful accessories to compliment your great outdoor gear. Sometimes it's a style choice, like those nifty Tilley hats, a pair of Costa sunglasses, or those versatile Original Buffs. Other times it’s little accessories that fill in the gaps, like a high-powered Princeton Tec head lamp, a Leatherman multi-tool, or a sturdy Buck knife. Or perhaps it's a life-sustaining choice, like a water filter from MSR or Katadyn, a Camelback hydration pack, or a portable oven made by Jetboil or Lodge.

The Backpackers Shop has a terrific selection of top quality outdoor accessories. We can assure that you will find all the little details you will need for your remote wilderness destinations, including gear from Nalgene, Klean Kanteen, Black Diamond, ENO, Thermarest, Coughlin, Sea to Summit, Swiss Army, Silva, Badger Balm and more. Stop by today and we’ll be glad to help you find what you need.



featured product reviews

  • The Original Buff

    Posted by The Backpackers Shop on March 11, 2016

    The Original Buff is the definition of a multifunctional product. Coming in a variety of spectacular colors and prints, the Buff is often worn as a neckerchief, headband, wristband, mask, balaclava, scarf, headband, scrunchie, beanie, bandana and anything else you can imagine. It keeps you warm in the winter and is breathable and wicks away sweat in the summer.

  • Costa 580G & P Series (Blackfin)

    Posted by The Backpackers Shop on March 11, 2016

    Costa's 580G (glass) and 580P (plastic) series of sunglasses are the nicest on the market, according our own Tom Fabbro. They do an incredible job blocking yellow light while enhancing other colors for opitimal contrast. The glass lenses are extremely scratch resistant, while the plastic lenses are shatter resistant. These sunglasses come in a variety of colors and styles. Stop by and try on a few pairs to see which one fits your personality best.

  • Princeton Tec Vizz Headlamp

    Posted by The Backpackers Shop on March 11, 2016

    The Vizz is a high-powered, waterproof, and lightweight entry into Princeton Tec’s headlamp selection. At 205 lumens, with dimming options and non-binding red LEO’s, it provides every type of illumination an outdoors person would need. In addition, it has a 150-hour battery life for those long trips.

  • Jet Boil MiniMo

    Posted by The Backpackers Shop on March 11, 2016

    Just because you’re on the trail doesn’t mean you can’t eat great. Jet Boil created a fantastic stove for solo or small group trips with the MiniMo. The stove features a shorter, stouter pot for easy eating, and a regulator that helps deliver constant flame temperatures in all conditions.

  • Leatherman Juice Series Multi-tools

    Posted by The Backpackers Shop on March 11, 2016

    The Juice Series combines lightweight functionality with Leatherman’s trademark needle nose pliers. Add in a knife blade, screwdriver heads, a corkscrew, and more than a dozen other tools, and you’ve got yourself a multi-tool that can be used in your apartment or in the wilderness.

  • Smith Sunglasses

    Posted by Tom on May 08, 2014

    The clarity of the smith lens is incredible in any light conditions. The polarchromatic scratch-resistent glass lenses darken in bright light and lighten up in low light conditions. Their copper lenses are great for fishing - they highlight the contrast in the water so you can find the fish better. Their new chromopop line brings color clarity in a sunglass to a whole new level. Definitely try a pair on next time you're in the market.

  • Black Diamond Spot Headlamp

    Posted by Hans on May 08, 2014

    This headlamp does the job for everything (other than only the most intense mountaineering or caving).  The spot comes with 90 lumens of light, narrow and wide beam modes, a dimmer switch, lock mode and red LED's. If you need a waterproof lamp jump up to the Storm with the same light options plus 10 more lumens of fire. You can't go wrong with a Black Diamond Head Lamp. There are also many other models to suit any outdoor activity. 


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