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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!

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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 room.

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

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
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.

Big Fat Frog
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.


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Sleeping Bags
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

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. Regular/Long

The North Face Women's Cat's Meow
The North Face Women’s Cat’s MeowClimashield™ Prism
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 Lengths.

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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 years.

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 Trails!

Arc’teryx 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.

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Gregory Men's Baltoro 70

Gregory 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 design.

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Black Diamond Boost Pack
Black 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.

Osprey Ariel 55

Osprey Women’s
Ariel 55
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.

Sea to Summit Traveling Light accessories
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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.

Patagonia Maximum Legal Carry-On bag
Patagonia Maximum Legal Carry-On
Lowe Alpine TT Wheelie 130
Lowe Alpine TT Wheelie 130
No need to struggle with those monster loads, this bag swallows everything but the kitchen sink and then just rolls along.

Seal Line Computer Sleeve
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.

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Trail Information
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: Click here to register for E-Racing Cancer (PDF) Click here to register for E-Racing Cancer (PDF)

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