This week I decided to dig through reports from my affiliate networks to see which products you all purchased the most this year. First off, I wanted to thank you for continuing to support this site by clicking through on affiliate links and banners–I really appreciate it. In return, I hope you find the content relevant, compelling, and useful. Below, you will see ten of the best sellers from the year–this is by no means comprehensive, just ten products I noticed had been purchased repeatedly. The list may give you some ideas for holiday gifts if you are struggling with those last minute purchases. I would love to hear what you think about the items.
Without further ado and in no particular order:
You may be wondering why on earth people are buying a pet stain and odor remover product through this site but if you read my article on How to De-Stink Your Synthetic Outdoor Apparel, you will understand why. This miracle product is by far the best solution I found to get rid of that lingering stink on your synthetic outdoor apparel. As soon as I get home from a ride, hike, or climbing trip, I spray on Nature’s Miracle and once it goes through the laundry, it’s as good as new. Really.
At some point in time, you are going to get a hole in your gear. The best way to fix it–Tenacious Tape. I recently made a video on how to repair your Gore-Tex jacket using Tenacious Tape patches.
3. John Muir Trail: The Essential Guide to Hiking America’s Most Famous Trail
If you or someone you know is interested in hiking the John Muir Trail at some point, this guide will tell you everything you need to know. Those who bought this book also purchased the Trail Map Pack and the Plan & Go book to fully prepare for their trip. What are you waiting for?
The much anticipated MiniMo personal cooking system was extremely popular amongst the backpacking set this year.
No surprise here as I believe Patagucci is the top selling puffy anywhere.
6. Osprey Packs
You all purchased a variety of Osprey packs but people seemed especially drawn to the Raptor/Raven for mountain biking and the Aether for backpacking trips.
7. Icebreaker Tech Lite T-Shirt
A lightweight, superfine 150-weight merino wool t-shirt you can wear every day, while traveling, or for hiking.
This Gore-Tex Pro three-layer, fully seam taped shell holds off the worst storm you’ll encounter and breathes incredibly well. A popular pick for everything from fast and light alpine climbing to backpacking through Patagonia.
All you road cyclists out there seem to enjoy riding in the Louis Garneau bibs.
10. Wool Socks
Don’t forget about the socks. Wigwam proved a popular choice as did Smartwool.