|The hiking and backpacking
in Juneau is second to none. Juneau’s expansive, well-maintained
trail system offers a variety of terrain.
From day-hikes to expeditions, Foggy
Mountain Shop can outfit you for your adventures throughout Southeast
Alaska. We have a huge selection of men’s and women’s
internal frame, multi day packs from Gregory, Arc’Teryx, Osprey,
The North Face, and Lowe Alpine. Tents are essential in Southeast
Alaska. Any one of our MSR, Mountain Hard Wear, The North Face, or
Black Diamond shelters is sure to keep you warm and dry. Speaking
of keeping you warm and dry, our down and synthetic sleeping bags
from Mountain Hard Wear and The North Face will do just that!
Southeast Alaska campers need a tent that is waterproof. This means
the floor and rain fly should be designed and constructed to withstand
lots of rain. Three-season tents are made for spring, summer, and
fall use, while four-season tents will stand up to heavier wind
and rain, as well as snow loads. If fast and light is more your
style, we also carry ultra-light single and double wall tents that
sleep one to two people and weigh in at less than five pounds! We
offer a selection of some of the best backpacking tents on the market
and encourage you to come in and see the tents set up in our back
If you call ahead of time, we can set
up two or three tents you are interested in side by side so you
can crawl in and around them for a full inspection. We are also
happy to set the tents up while you wait.
Like all good technical equipment, tents require a
certain amount of care and maintenance to make them last as long
as possible. Please review our list of Ten
Things You Should Know About Using Your New Tent.
MSR Hubba Hubba V6
The MSR Hubba Hubba is a roomy but lightweight tent for
two adventurers. Plenty of vestibule storage for all your
gear lets you get comfortable without clutter. New for the
2011 version; both the floor of the tent and the rain fly
are now coated with Durashield to keep you even drier in
wet southeast conditions. All for a light packed weight
of 4.8 lbs.
Black Diamond Bibler Hooped Bivy
The Bibler Hooped Bivy Sack is a super light, bivouac
sack designed for climbers, bicyclists, and other lightweight
fanatics. The hoop has a Delrin rod sewn into the sack,
so there is nothing to set up and no parts to lose. Made
of the same waterproof and breathable ToddTex laminate as
used in all Bibler Tents, the hooped bivy sack collects
less condensation than any other bivy bag sold in the U.S.
All of the seams are factory seam taped.
The North Face
Big Fat Frog 24
The North Face Big Fat Frog 24 tent sleeps 2 and has a very
large poled vestibule to stow a lot of excess or wet gear.
This variation of a classic backpacking tent design also features
roof and walls that are 100% no-see-um mesh so breezes get
in but bugs don't. The full coverage fly fully envelops the
tent and hooped vestibule to give the ultimate in weather
protection. Trail Weight: 5 lbs 11 oz.
The majority of the sleeping bags we sell use synthetic insulation,
which is a durable alternative to natural goose down, providing
warmth in wet environments. We feature sleeping bags constructed
of Polarguard Delta—made up of hollow core continuous filaments,
that is lighter, more durable and more thermally efficient than
any Polarguard product ever produced. These advances are achieved
by a higher diameter fiber with more hollow space inside to create
a stronger, higher lofting insulation.
We also have a small selection of down bags available
for customers who want a minimal weight without compromising warmth.
These bags are made from high quality goose down. They compress
to very small sizes, and will not lose their loft like some synthetics
can over time. Keep in mind, a down bag is ideally suited for dryer
climates than Southeast Alaska.
Try to choose the bag that will keep
you warm for the majority of the time you will be using it. For
instance, if you only go winter camping very occasionally, you can
probably get by with using a lighter bag, and then layering clothes
or a liner inside the bag for extra warmth for the few times that
you need it. Temperature ratings provided by the sleeping bag manufacturer
assume that the camper is sleeping inside of a tent, on top of a
sleeping pad, with the bag fully zipped. Eating a good meal before
going to sleep and staying hydrated can also affect temperature
comfort while camping.
The North Face Snow Leopard
An intelligently designed synthetic insulated winter bag that
features two types of insulation to provide maximum warmth,
comfort, and compressibility. Draft tube at the shoulders
to help maintain body heat and a vaulted footbox at the bottom.
Full length side zipper with glow in the dark pulls. The interior
and exterior shell fabrics are buttery soft to the touch.
North Face Women’s Cat’s MeowClimashield™
Synthetic insulation and soft silken lining combine
to make the Women's Cat's Meow a classic bag for three-season
mountaineering forays down to 20ºF. Specifically designed
to mirror a woman's physique, this bag delivers added creature-comforts
for the female mountaineer. Available in regular and long
Fitting a pack can be confusing, even to an experienced backpacker.
You need to find the best pack for your size, shape. and camping
requirements as well as your budget. We like to take our time with
each customer to discuss all your needs, take the proper measurements
and help you try on packs right in our shop with weight in them.
Sometimes it takes several visits to the store to find exactly the
right pack for you, but the rewards are great when you know you
have carefully chosen a pack that you will carry on adventures for
After you have purchased your pack, we
are always available to help you learn to pack it properly and answer
any other questions you might have about using it. Happy
Women’s Axios 48
The Arcteryx Women's Axios 48 Backpack comfortably fits your
feminine form and stores all the necessities for a weekend
or light multi-day trip. Built with anatomically-formed shoulder
straps and hip-belt, the top-loading Axios takes you up challenging
peaks without putting extra strain on your back.
Men’s Baltoro 70
The Gregory Baltoro 70 Backpack is an ideal weekend and
multi-day pack for hikers who like to stay organized, thanks
to its three access points into the main compartment and
a large front pocket. This pack allows you to access gear
through the top, the bottom or access it from the inside
of the front pocket. Its pivoting Response frame moves with
your body as you hike, comfortably carrying loads up to
50lbs. A waterproof bottom, stretch side pockets and hydration
sleeve round out the features on this great pack. Incredible
comfort and versatility all in one well thought, award-winning
Diamond Boost Pack
Love the simplicity of a top loader? Want big freedom of movement?
With the Black Diamond Boost and its ergoACTIV suspension,
you can carry all the essentials for a full day of on/off
trail action, knowing you’re covered if you spot a spectacular
valley and need to push a little farther to check it out.
Women looking for a versatile pack for weekend trips, or
extended trips with a go-light emphasis will certainly appreciate
the Osprey Ariel 55 backpack. Weighing only 3lb 11oz (small),
this supportive pack has a back panel that's entire mesh,
giving it ventilation that standard packs cannot match.
Welded front and side pockets provide easy access to items
on the go, and external sleeping pad straps let you overload
this bag when it's time to extend your trip past three days.
In addition to trail travel equipment, we also carry a variety
of travel bags and accessories by Eagle Creek, Osprey, Patagonia
and The North Face. From passport pouches to rolling travel
luggage we can help you outfit your next vacation. If you
decide to take that vacation on the road, we carry Yakima
roof racks and storage boxes for your car.
to Summit Traveling Light Accessories
A variety of new accessories for traveling in the backcountry
or to your next urban adventure. Keep it organized and
superlight with these travel- friendly items.
Maximum Legal Carry-On
Lowe Alpine TT Wheelie
No need to struggle with those monster loads, this bag
swallows everything but the kitchen sink and then just
Seal Line Computer Sleeve
Padded, splash-proof protection for your laptop computer
in a functional, durable design. Built with sewn and taped
construction and has a roll-top closure to give added
protection to your laptop. A carry handle and option shoulder
strap attachment (not included) give you multiple carrying
options when carrying it solo, or stow it in your Urban
Shoulder Bag or Backpack.
Spending time in the outdoors is what we do. If you have any questions
about places to hike, bike, etc, we are here to share our knowledge
of the area and love to hear peoples’ stories. Come into Foggy
Mountain Shop to take a look at the local trail guidebook “90
Short Walks Around Juneau” by Mary Lou King with trail descriptions
and details, and the newly published USFS Juneau Area Trails guide,
a full-color foldout map of all the trails around Juneau. You can
also check out the local Trail Mix, Inc. Web site for current trail
conditions and descriptions: www.juneautrails.org