THE HOT 25: GOWILD’S MOST POPULAR OUTDOOR PRODUCTS IN 2020
Outdoor enthusiasts demand a lot of their gear. GoWild, the social media platform for outdoor enthusiasts, has released the most popular products tagged in social content in 2020.
GoWild’s gear catalogue, Gearbox, has more than 350K products available for social sharing, reviews and purchases. Across the millions of searches and impressions on the platform, GoWild reviewed and released the Hot 25, a list of the 25 most popular products for Hunting, Fishing, Outdoor Cooking, and Camping/Hiking.
TOP HIKING & CAMPING PRODUCTS
1) MERRELL VEGO MID LEATHER WATERPROOF HIKING BOOTS
2) COLUMBIA MOUNTAIN SIDE FLEECE LADIES PULLOVER
3) GARMIN FENIX 6
4) QUARROW TRI-EYE HEADLAMP
5) SAWYER PERMETHRIN INSECT REPELLENT FOR CLOTHING
See the full list of outdoor gear products written by Brad Luttrell here.
May 6, 2022
Outdoor Life: Do You Really Need a Water Filter for Backpacking and Mountain Hunting?
While DEET products may be more familiar by name and their chemical smell, sprays with 20 percent picaridin, like Sawyer Products, offer comparable protection without the harsh odor and oily feeling on your skin.
The Sawyer Squeeze was (by far) the most common Pacific Crest Trail water filter this year – for the fifth year in a row. It’s a $39, 3 oz / 85 g hollow fiber filter that rids your drinking water of protozoa and bacteria (and floaties). It can be used with Sawyer bags (included with the filter) or with compatible water bottles (Smartwater is the bottle of choice for many hikers).
SAWYER MINI WATER FILTER, $22 This has been my water filter of choice for years now. The bags can be iffy — I have had a few break – so carry a couple. However, the filter itself is reliable, light and inexpensive. -Logan