The same location, owned and operated by 3 generations of the same family since 1966.
In June of 2014 The Backpackers Shop celebrated their 48th anniversary, 50 years is right around the corner.
Going on a trip? Our knowledgeable staff will outfit you with the best gear specific to your adventure.
Locally bringing you the best Osprey product, service and style.
From entry level recreational kayaking to technical sea touring we have the right model for your sense of adventure.
Let us not come to die and discover that we have never lived. -Henry David Thoreau
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Last Updated on May 21, 2015 by Tom
Last Updated on September 03, 2014
For forty-eight years, The Backpackers Shop has served the needs of those passionate about the outdoors. Over the decades, we have evolved into a legendary destination for expert service and top quality outdoor gear and apparel. Still in our greatly expanded original location, with the original owners, our shop has the history, expertise and selection that few outdoor shops offer today.
Whether you seek the solitude of backpacking, the art of fly fishing, the sport of rock climbing, the thrill of mountaineering, or the excitement of canoeing and kayaking, The Backpackers Shop is well equipped to guide you in selecting the right equipment for your adventure. Our personalized service and knowledge are well respected both in the outdoor industry and amongst our loyal following of long time customers. Don't hesitate to call for advice, where you will be greeted by friendly, knowledgeable outdoor enthusiasts who are willing to share their experience and assist you in equipment selection. You will find only the best in equipment, supplies and accessories from the outdoor industry's top names.
For those traveling through the Cleveland, Ohio area, our destination is conveniently located just one and one half miles off of Exit 151 on Interstate 90; approximately 20 minutes west of Cleveland. If you plan to be in the area, be sure to stop for a visit. We are proud of our heritage and continue to inspire others to discover the Great Outdoors.
New Kayak Display Room
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Last Updated on June 02, 2014 by Tom
Have you heard?! We've moved our kayak and canoe room to a large space indoors (no longer the unheated, unairconditioned pole barn) Yippee!!! Make sure you come check it out! Our awesome kayak salesmen (and woman) would love to help you find a new boat. Also, in case you didn't know, we are now a new JACKSON KAYAK dealer (the only one in northern Ohio). Make sure you make a trip out soon to check out all the new and exciting changes to our boat showroom!