People are hooked on hiking. The activity is among the most popular outdoor activities in the United States, with only fishing, biking and running more popular. According to AllTrails, the largest hiking and trail-specific hiking app, people logged 171% more hikes in 2020 compared to 2019. The pandemic-fueled surge in hiking continues today, with an estimated 51 million hikers hitting the trails this year.

On National Hiking Day on November 17, places like outdoor equipment stores, nature centers and state and national parks can use promotional products to celebrate the activity and promote awareness of local trails. We’ve rounded up a few ideas for National Hiking Day in this issue of Promotional Consultant Today.

Plan For This Promo:

What: National Hiking Day

When: November 17

Adventure Awaits

Hikers are prepared for any trek with the fully lined Solo Altitude Backpack. Made from lightweight parachute nylon, the bag features a bright yellow interior, a zippered main section, and a canvas front flap. Other features include a carry handle, a padded air mesh back, a chest strap and adjustable backpack straps.

Logomark, Inc. / PPAI 110898, S11 /

Get Hooked

Give out the Carabiner With Strap and Split Ring at local events celebrating National Hiking Day. This sturdy aluminum carabiner can be customized with up to 28 characters and hooks to bags, belt loops and backpack straps.

alphabroder Prime Line / PPAI 156993, S16 /

Light The Way

Its compact size makes the Small Collapsible Lantern a helpful addition on backpacking trips and hikes to campsites. The lantern includes two folding metal handles for easy carrying or hanging, and it automatically turns off when collapsed in a closed position.

Evans Manufacturing, Inc. / PPAI 110747, S10 /

Ideal For Layering

The Yeti Sherpa Fleece Jacket, available in charcoal and oatmeal, provides warmth and utility on brisk hiking excursions. Heavyweight fabric helps retain body heat while a chest pocket offers a convenient place to stash small trail essentials.

Landway International Corp. / PPAI 243349, S1 /

Here Comes The Sun

Hikers can keep a customized Squeeze Tube of Sunscreen in their backpack to guard against rays on the trail. This portable and collapsible squeeze pouch contains one ounce of SPF 50 sunscreen that’s available unscented or in a coconut breeze scent.

SnugZ USA / PPAI 112982, S11 /

Compiled by Audrey Sellers