Entries by Frugal Backpacker

Legendary Gear, Unbelievable Prices

You know that piece of gear? The one you reach for hike after hike, season after season. It’s spectacularly simple, beautifully functional, and has just the right amount of soul to make it unforgettable. That… is a legendary piece of gear. The only thing that could make it better is a frugal price. That’s where […]

Get Resolution Ready

It’s hard to believe that 2020 is just around the corner! While most of us are full of aspirational goals to make it our best year yet, the statistics are not on our side. The truth is, most New Year’s Resolutions fail. But with a little planning, any worthwhile goal is achievable.  Here are three […]

Brands with Impact: Sherpa Adventure Gear

Price, quality, and ethics – most of the time you can only choose two, but that’s not the Frugal way. We’re committed to finding high quality gear that’s produced with a moral compass, and making it available at inclusive prices. That’s why we’re excited about new arrivals from one of our favorite brands with impact […]

Crew Picks: Essential Outdoor Gear

Whether you’re just getting started hiking or trying to take your outdoor skills to the next level, figuring out what gear you really need can be a challenge. Fortunately our team of experts have tried it all. Seriously, you should see our gear closets – they’re preeeetty ridiculous. Below the essentials that will make your […]

Sneak a Peek at Black Friday Deals

The holidays will be here before you know it, and to be honest we’re pretty excited. We’ve spent the last several months scouring the country for Frugal Finds to share with you, and we think you’re gonna love what we’ve come up with! We’ll be announcing new deals as Thanksgiving gets closer, so check back […]

Crew Picks: 10 Trails We Love

Looking for a great place to get outdoors? When they aren’t helping customers gear up at Frugal, our gearheads are busy exploring local trails. Here are 10, ranging from easy to challenging, that have their stamp of approval. Rainbow Falls – If stunning waterfalls and winding trails are your thing, Marie’s favorite hike,  Rainbow Falls is a […]

The Ultimate Frugal Gift Guide

Kiss gifting stress goodbye! Our team of experts has put together a list of gifts that are sure to wow with options for every budget. Gifts $20 and Under Small budget? No worries! These gifts are sure to make your buds feel special. They also make awesome stocking stuffers. UST Flexware Bowl – $4.99 – […]

Favorite Hikes: Table Rock

Difficulty – Strenuous Distance – 6.6 miles out-and-back Directions to Trailhead – Take SC-183, Hester Store Rd and SC-135 N to New Hope Rd in Pickens County 34 min (21.3 mi). Turn left onto New Hope Rd 4 min (2.4 mi). Turn left onto SC-11 S 2 min (2.1 mi). Turn left on W Gate Rd to Table Rock State Park Rd. […]

Waterproof or Not? Choosing the Right Hiking Boot.

What’s better – waterproof or non-waterproof boots? That’s one of the most common questions our footwear experts get. And the answer is, well, it depends. Here’s a few factors to keep in mind. What is Waterproof Really? Hiking boots are often constructed of waterproof materials, such as leather finished with DWR (durable water repellant). But […]

Fall Festival Essentials

Whether your festival of choice is art, music, food, or a little of everything, it’s hard to beat crisp fall weather and a day of enjoying the outdoors with like minded people. But the right gear can make your festy experience event better. From solar powered string lights to a backpack with a cooler pocket, Frugal […]