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"Pack like a Pro with the Latest Camping Gadgets"

 Below are some details on a few of the great products talked about in this clip!
Therm-a-rest Treo Chair
The patent-pending Treo camp chair delivers big chair comfort in an exceptionally small package. It’s built with a realistic seat height and width that doesn’t require a technical plan of descent just to get into. And though it delivers the comfort and ease of use of a big chair, it packs entirely into its own tripod base, making the Treo Chair as easy to bring along, as it is to relax in. Weight Capacity: 250 lbs. Packed Dimensions: 4.5" x 10.5" Made in the USA.  $99.95

 ENO DoubleNest Hammock
Big enough for two and platial for one, the DoubleNest still manages to stuff easily into its attached compression sack. Take it anywhere, set it up in seconds flat, and lay back to enjoy! Plenty of add-on goodies are available to turn this relaxing go-anywhere hammock into a sleeping system as well, such as the Guardian Bug Nest and Dry Fly. Hammock weight capacity: 400 lbs. Hammock weight: 19 oz. Packed dimensions: 4" x 5." $69.95 
MPOWERED Luci Solar-Powered Collapsable Lantern
Fully waterproof and shatterproof, with a built-in rechargeable battery, all-in-one Luci lanterns hold a charge for up to 12 hours and stays bright all night. Perfect for camping, boating or hiking, emergency breakdowns, power outages or hurricanes, home decor, weddings or celebrations, Luci is ready for anything - anytime, anywhere, any weather.
Inspired by the 2010 earthquake in Haiti that left millions without power, MPOWERED is commited to transforming people's lives and protecting the planet by making brilliant products available and accessible the world over, including to the 3 billion people who live in energy poverty without access to clean, reliable sources of energy.
Luci Weight: 4 oz. Fully charges in 8 hours of sunlight. $14.99
 Sawyer MINI Water Filter
The Sawyer MINI Water Filter is rated to 0.1 micron absolute, weighs only 2 ounces and filters up to 100,000 gallons! This award-winning system is reliable and easy to use. The MINI can be attached to the included collapsible drinking pouch, inline in a hydration pack, on a standard soda bottle or simply use the included drinking straw to drink directly from the water source. Like all Sawyer filters, a proper backwashing can restore up to 98.5% of the filter's flow rate... that means no expensive cartridges to replace, ever.
Includes the Sawyer MINI water filter, one 16 oz reusable squeeze pouch, one 7" drinking straw and a cleaning plunger. Made in the USA. $24.99  
 Sea to Summit Collapsable X-Pot
Until now, your camp cooking pot was the most bulky, awkward item in your kit. The Sea to Summit X-Pot changes all that. Given Backpackers Editors Choice Award of 2015, the X-Pot is a fully featured cooking pot that combines the heat-distribution of aluminum with the flexibility of silicone.The hard anodized aluminum base offers a fast boil time and the stainless steel ring embedded in the rim lends a rigidity to the silicone walls for easy lifting and stirring. Top it off with a clear locking lid with an integrated strainer and you have a full-sized pot that packs down to an inch tall disk. The added beauty of the X-Pots: your X-bowl can next inside for exceptionally compact cooking set (also carried at Backcountry North). Capacity: 2.8L. Weight: 10.3 oz. Diameter: 8.4" $49.95
Call any of our store locations for further specifics or to place a phone order!
Downtown Traverse City: 231-946-1339
 US-31, Traverse City: 231-941-1100
Downtown, Birmingham: 248-885-8750


Friday, August 7th 2015
Once a year, Taverse City closes off Front street for this block-wide sales event. Backcountry North combines some of our best deals from all three of our stores to offer you the best prices and biggest selection possible! Many people like to come down and make a day of it, as the Sidewalk Sale runs all day, and Friday Night Live begins later in the evening with vendors, live entertainment and many other events for the whole family.



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Downtown, Birmingham
Monday: 10-7
Tuesday: 10-7
Wednesday: 10-7
Thursday: 10-8
Friday: 10-7
Saturday: 10-6
Sunday: 12-5

US-31, Traverse City
Monday: 10-8
Tuesday: 10-8
Wednesday: 10-8
Thursday: 10-8
Friday: 10-8
Saturday: 10-8
Sunday: 11-5

Downtown, Traverse City
Monday: 10-6
Tuesday: 10-6
Wednesday: 10-6
Thursday: 10-6
Friday: 10-6
Saturday: 10-6
Sunday: 11-4