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Hot 25: GoWild's Top 25 Hiking & Camping Products in 2020

October 30, 2020





GoWild™ Releases the Hot 25, a List of Camping & Hiking Products Trending Atop Millions of Searches


Hikers and campers want gear that’s proven on the trails and in camp. GoWild, the social media platform for outdoor enthusiasts, is making that search a little easier with its new Hot 25. 

GoWild’s ecommerce feature, Gearbox, has more than 350K products available for social sharing, reviews and purchases. Across the millions of searches and impressions on the platform, GoWild has released the Hot 25, a list of the 25 most popular products hikers and campers are putting to the test in 2020.

The average Gearbox shopper looks at more than 200+ products a month. Beyond searching, GoWild members share the gear that helped them log backcountry miles and setup camp easier or more comfortably. All of this data from hundreds of thousands of hunters, millions of search impressions and a year of social shopping helped GoWild name the top 25 hiking and camping products of the year with the Hot 25. 

Of hundreds of thousands of products, and in order of popularity, the winners are:


1) Merrell Vego Mid Leather Waterproof Hiking Boots

Vego Mid Leather Waterproof Hiking Boots

The top spot for hiking and camping goes to a king of comfort in any condition, at any time. This boot features Merrell’s M-Select DRY 100% waterproof/breathable membranes and moisture-wicking.


2) Columbia Mountain Side Fleece Ladies Pullover

Columbia Mountain Side Fleece Ladies Pullover

This premium cool-weather performance pullover features ultra-soft 100% polyester fleece and a zip chest pocket to secure your valuables. Classic outdoor styling and colors make this a favorite on GoWild.


3) Garmin fēnix 6

Garmin fenix 6

The entire fēnix line trends among campers and hikers. The fēnix is incredibly tough, rugged and stylish. With the durable Sapphire Crystal lens, this watch can take whatever beating you throw at it.


4) Quarrow Tri-Eye Headlamp

Quarrow Tri-Eye Headlamp

Versatile and convenient, this head lamp is a favorite piece of camping and hiking gear on the GoWild platform. A dark-pushing 60 lumens of directional light, on command with the touch of a finger.


5) Sawyer Permethrin Insect Repellent for Clothing

Sawyer Permethrin Insect Repellent for Clothing

This odorless repellent for clothing and other fabric products repels and kills ticks, mosquitoes and more. Among the most popular products overall on GoWild, Sawyer Permethrin is a community favorite. 


6) Therm-a-Rest Z Seat Cushion Insulated Sitting Pad

Therm A Rest Seat Cushion

Durable, superlight (2 ounces) closed-cell foam portable camping seat for insulation and on-the-spot comfort on rough terrain. Ideal for hiking, backpacking, trekking, snowshoeing, and ski touring.


7) The Hidden Woodsman Haversack

The Hidden Woodsmen Haversack

The Hidden Woodsmen Haversack has many compartments you can stuff everything you need for a day hike or overnighters. Very well made, this is one of the most viewed hiking and camping products. 


8) YETI Tundra 125 Cooler

YETI Tundra 125 Cooler

YETI’s Tundra makes another list with the 125. The extra-durable UV-resistant shell and food-grade/dry-ice-compatible plastic interior sandwiches a full 2 of polyurethane-foam insulation. 


9) Morakniv Bushcraft Survival Knife with Fire Starter and Sharpener


Morakniv Bushcraft Survival Knife with Fire Starter and Sharpener

The 90º spine is designed for use as a striker, along with the included Morakniv Fire Starter for quickly sparking up a healthy blaze in uncertain circumstances. This is a great buy and clearly popular. 


10) GoPro Hero7 Black Camera Bundle


Incredible high-resolution 4k60 video and high frame rate 1080p240 video enable stunning immersive footage. GoPro captures the hiking and camping audience well and rounds out the top 10. 


11) Knives of Alaska Hunter Featherlight Folding Pocket Knives

At only 2 oz., this lightweight folder probably weighs less than the coins in your pocket, but you'll find the 3" drop-point blade far more useful. You’ll be hard pressed to find a stronger knife this light.


12) Crispi Thor II Uninsulated GTX Waterproof Hunting Boots

Crispi’s known to be among the best, so it’s no surprise to seem them ranked high here. Non-insulated, breathable Putek spider fiber boot, with a waterproof Gore-Tex lining.


13) YETI Hopper 40 Portable Cooler 

Designed to carry big food-and-beverage cargoes with ease so it's perfect for longer excursions or larger groups, it’s no surprise to see the Hopper 40 on this list. This also makes YETI a repeat winner. 


14) Garmin inReach Explorer +

Travel wherever, whenever, and Garmin’s inReach Explorer+ will keep you in contact because it directly accesses the Iridium satellite global network. The inReach is a must for backcountry campers. 


15) Garmin Instinct Wearable GPS

The rugged, reliable Garmin Wearable GPS boasts U.S. military standard 810G construction for thermal, shock, and water resistance (rated to 100m), making it a community favorite (and ours, too).


16) Lodge Cast-Iron Skillet

Backcountry campers may not want to pack a cast iron skillet around, but for the RVer or car camper, this is a must, and few can match the quality of a Lodge cast iron skillet.


17) Coleman Roadtrip X - Cursion Propane Grill

The collapsible steel scissor legs and low-profile design make moving this grill as easy as flipping a burger while the rugged off-road wheels handle almost any terrain. 


18) Asolo Fugitive Gore-Tex Boot

Travel further on your next backpacking trip thanks to the comfort and versatility of the Asolo Fugitive GTX Men's Light Hiking Boots. They weigh about 3lb and provide excellent support and traction.


19) Streamlight Compact ProTac 1AA Flashlight

Extremely powerful, compact and lightweight, this is a perfect camping flashlight. Pack 350 lumens of far-reaching illumination in your pocket. Waterproof-rated for submersion to one meter for 30 minutes. 


20) Gerber Paraframe, Mini Paraframe, and Barbill Folding-Knife Combo

A double win: These one-handed-opening knives feature fine clip-point blades made of high-carbon stainless steel, making them perfect for an every day carry or camping. 


21) FoodSaver v845 Vacuum Sealer

What’s better than packing your own homemade snacks into the backcountry? The FoodSaver is a popular choice among hikers, hunters, campers and anglers alike, keeping snacks fresh and safe. 


22) Sasquatch Fuel Yak Snack 

100% Grassfed and finished Yak meat, ethically sourced, 35 miles from Glacier National Park plus cranberries and uncured Canadian bacon for the fat. We’re getting hungry…


23) Big Agnes Copper Spur HV UL 2 Tent

A full-featured, ultralight backpacking shelter, the Copper Spur HV UL series is designed with a high volume hub to maximize strength and increase living space without adding weight. 


24) Coleman Signature Instant Dome 7

Spend more time enjoying the outdoors and less time setting up camp with the Coleman Instant Dome Seven-Person Tent. Instant-setup design sets up in one minute or less. Wow! 


25) INOV-8 Men's Roclite G 345 GTX Lightweight Waterproof Hiking Boots

Revolutionary graphene-enhanced G-GRIP outsole offers the world's toughest and most durable grip. Multi-directional, claw-shaped cleats.  This boot is designed to move with your foot, allowing you to adapt.


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