April 6 2014 - Intro to Kayak Fishing Clinic and On Water Kayak demo Join the Backpacker at beautiful BREC Greenwood Park in Baker to learn the basics of getting into fishing from a kayak! Hobie Fishing Team Members Todd Lewis and Tommy Eubanks will share their decades of experience of fishing from kayaks all over the world!
March 8, 2014 - Louisiana Rock Climbing Series Event 1 Rock climbing in Louisiana? OH YEAH! This annual series is open to all ages and skill levels. First event is in Baton Rouge, LA at the BREC Extreme Sports Park.
February 15th, 16th FREE on water kayak demos Try before you buy! Join us on the water to paddle, peddle, and sail our fleet of over a dozen models of kayaks and canoes from Hobie, Wilderness Systems, Perception, Dagger, and Mad River Canoe!
September 22- Backpacker Bushwhacker Urban Adventure Race- Lafayette, LA
Team Backpacker Adventure Racing is at it again! Come out and join us for the Backpacker Bushwhacker Adventure Race. The course is designed for teams of solo, two, three, or four members and features trail running, canoe and kayak paddling, mountain biking, zip lines, and some pretty basic orienteering.
Adventure begins at The Backpacker. This locally owned Bocage-area outdoor gear store has been the launch pad for hikers, skiers, campers, kayakers and other thrill-seekers since it opened in 1974. With a knowledgeable staff, frequent demonstrations and educational workshops, official Boy Scout and Girl Scout gear and the C.C. Lockwood Gallery, The Backpacker is the place to get ready for the great outdoors. (Pictured: Owner and CEO Michael Mathews.)
Runners-up: Academy Sports + Outdoors (20.6%), Bass Pro Shops (16.5%), Cabela's (16%), Dick's Sporting Goods (8.5%)