Okay, so promotional products for campers and hikers, is there enough interest in hiking and camping for this to be worthwhile? I mean I love to hike, but my wife’s idea of camping is a Holiday Inn Express. So, isn’t camping kind of an old-school thing? Who camps in the 21st century? Well … it seems a lot of people do. There are 75 million active camping households in America. And that means a lot of your customers hike and camp. And here’s something that surprised me. Numbers are trending up for camping in the United States, and it’s being led by the younger generation. Is that a market you’d like to reach? Maybe it’s time to consider branded camping and hiking promotional products.

The Facts Are in Camping is Trending

BUSINESS WIRE)—”An estimated 13 million U.S. households plan to camp more in 2017 than they did in 2016, and more than 1 million new households have started camping each year since 2014. Millennials are driving this growth as they take to the outdoors in greater numbers, and they have no intention of letting up. This is according to the results of the 2017 North American Camping Report, an annual independent study supported by Kampgrounds of America, Inc. (KOA).”

“Camping is up in the U.S., driven by #Millennials. Learn more in the 2017 North American Camping Report KOACamping. Millennials now account for 38 percent of the 75 million active camper households in the U.S., up from 34 percent in 2016, and 51 percent say they plan to increase their camping this year.” — Camping numbers up in America. Trend expected to continue.

Camping and Hiking Advertising Specialty Products


Every serious hiker and most campers appreciate a good backpack. “When sizes, styles, functions, and materials are considered there are hundreds of types of backpacks. They range from simple drawstring and sling packs to sophisticated business packs such as my Airflow. There are reflective safety backpacks, packs designed for scholars, city packs, sports packs, and more. Whatever type of backpack best fits your audience – it’s available to add your name and logo to. If you’d like to view some ideas, click here, Promotional Backpacks.” — Give Back with Promotional Backpacks.

Coolers, Jugs, and More

There are Coleman ½ gallon jugs, high Sierra Drench Hydration packs, and rolling coolers galore. All with plenty of room for your name, contact information, and logo. “12-pack coolers, dual compartment, zipper top access, and more are all available as advertising specialty products. They all have plenty of branding space, and more importantly, customers love them. So, if you want your clients to know how cool you are, give them a branded promotional cooler or two! If you’d like to browse, here are a few coolers to check out, Coolers and More Coolers” — Coolers Are Cool SWAG.

And More and More

Binoculars, ceramic mugs, super bright LED flashlights, and grill/cooler combos. You can give away blanket totes, camo flashlights, and a bottle opener that transform into a knife. How about a hiker’s first aid kit, a compass, or a roll-up blanket? There are folding chairs with carrying cases or how about a Stanley classic thermos? I can imagine sipping hot coffee on a crisp night around the campfire from my branded Stanley classic thermos, can’t you? There are tents, canopies, laundry bags (that’s a great idea for camping) and hand warmers.

There are thousands of hiking and camping promotional products and some may be perfect for you and your customers. If you’d like to explore this further let’s take a hike together, Contact Us. We’ll have our hiking boots ready.

If you’d like to look further here are More Camping Promotional Products

Most Popular Places to Camp in America 

Most likely there are scenic camping spots near you where your customers head on weekends. Here are a few of the most popular, according to HiConsumtion.com 21 best places to camp in America.

  • The Adirondack Park, New York.
  • The Vineyards Campground and Cabins, Texas.
  • Fool Hollow Lake Recreation Area, Arizona.
  • Yosemite National Park, California.
  • Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas.
  • Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska.
  • Flamenco Beach in Culebra, Puerto Rico.
  • Acadia National Park, Maine.

Photo Credit:  Photo by Scott Goodwill on Unsplash