About Hike Much
We review hiking, trekking, backpacking, and camping gear in rough, real-life conditions, so you never have to purchase bad outdoors gear ever again.
Hike Much was established in early 2020, and the main goal right from the get-go was to create a website with high-quality info useful for anyone interested in hiking.
A lot of outdoor gear sites recommend products based on other customer reviews, instead of ordering the product and testing it themselves. This needs to change because very often people end up purchasing bad-quality products because of fake reviews.
On Hike Much, we’ve set a new standard – if we recommend a product on our site, we’ve tested it in real-life hiking conditions for ourselves. And not for a single day – our reviews are based on extended use. Also, we never accept sponsored posts on our site and our reviews aren’t influenced by the manufacturers. We accept free products from brands, but that doesn’t influence our reviews. Read more about our review process over here.
Setting such standards obviously isn’t easy, which is why we may publish less content compared to our competitors. Our reviews take a while to make because they’re incredibly in-depth, and we like to test every little detail.
We’re still a small company. Everything we make gets invested in new staff and new gear so that we can grow faster and make more helpful reviews for the outdoors community. If you want to help us grow faster, make sure to follow us on social media and spread the word!
Staff and Contributing Authors
Currently, we’re still a very small company. In the future, we’ll be hiring a dedicated team of outdoors enthusiasts to help grow Hike Much even further.
Oscar Brumelis (Founder)
Before founding Hike Much, Oscar was working on Clever Journey, and he’s still a contributing author there. He’s always had a passion for traveling, hiking, and everything outdoors. Even though he’s been to over 30 different countries, he enjoys hiking and camping the most in his backyard – the beautiful forests of Latvia. On Hike Much, he does reviews, videos, design, and other things.
Location: Riga, Latvia
How We Make Money
Hikemuch.com is monetized only by affiliate links, but in the future, we’ll also show ads on some of our articles to cover our costs for producing the content. We never accept any sponsored articles or promotional content on our site to keep our reviews and guides genuine. We accept free products, but that doesn’t influence our reviews.
Most of our articles contain affiliate links. If you purchase something after clicking our affiliate links, we’ll make a small commission for directing you there (usually 5% – 15% of the total price). Affiliate links don’t really change anything for you, the customer, because the price of the product stays the same. It’s just a way for us to monetize our site, so we don’t have to pay for everything out of our own pocket. We participate in the Amazon Associates affiliate program, Rei.com Avantlink affiliate program, and other affiliate programs.
At the moment we don’t have any display ads on our site, but when we grow to a certain point, we’ll probably start showing ads on some of our articles. We realize that ads are annoying, so we promise to show them at minimal levels.
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