Dates for 2021 Amazon Prime Day are announced

    If you love to hike, camp, trail run, kayak and do so much more in the outdoors, Amazon's 2021 Prime Day deals have something great to offer you

    An Amazon Prime subscription has been a game-changer for many of us who work and play in the outdoor space — we can get two-day shipping on many amazing products to just about any part of the U.S. or Canada. And probably the best day to check out the site is during the annual Amazon Prime Day deal event, which is often not limited to a single day. Usually this sale takes place in July, but there are expectations in the industry that this sale event will happen sometime before the end of June this year.

    We’re not complaining: This is perfect for taking stock of late-summer and fall gear and seeing what may need an upgrade.

    This shopping holiday has grown year after year, and for good reason: You can expect discounts on more than 1 million products, and the sales during these two days are usually better than Black Friday deals. If you don’t have a Amazon Prime membership, you can get one here.

    Usually this sale event takes place in July, but this year’s event is scheduled for June 21 and 22 (yes, Prime “Day” is actually a two-day event!), Amazon’s earliest ever. This comes after 2020’s Prime Day, which was held in October and was the latest ever.

    Just like last year, Amazon is offering a way for shoppers to get a $10 credit: Prime members who spend $10 on items sold by more than 300,000 small and medium sellers prior to Prime Day will get $10 bonus to use on Prime Day itself. The number of eligible sellers is more than double last year’s total, so the opportunity is greater. 

    Once Prime Day arrives, we’re going to highlight some of the best Prime Day deals that are perfect for all of us who enjoy adventure and nature. Because Amazon will be rolling out some of its deals gradually (and other deals called Lighting Deals are only available for a small time frame), not all of the event’s deals are in place immediately. Be sure to check back to this page often! 

    Meanwhile, to give you an idea of the kinds of things Amazon will discount, here is a sampling of what the online retailer had on sale last year:

    1. 26% OFF -- ExOfficio Women's BugsAway Lumen Full Zip Hoody

    The Women’s Lumen Hoody is a year-to-year favorite. The comfortable, lightweight knit is great for layering. The full-zip closure makes for easy on, easy off, and flat locked seams give added comfort. A shirttail hem with a drop tail adds a stylish silhouette while providing extra coverage. Thumb loops will keep the sleeves from riding up while hiking, and a fitted draw-cord hood will stay on during windy conditions. The hoody features 2 hand pockets and 1 security zip pocket inside the right hand pocket to hold your passport. Bugs Away apparel is treated with Insect Shield, giving you invisible, odorless protection just by putting on your clothes. The treatment binds permethrin to fabric fibers for the life of the garment, so it stays in your clothes-not on your skin-and lasts through 70 washes.

    Pros/Effective against ants, flies, chiggers, midges, and ticks, as well as mosquitoes
    Cons/Cannot be ironed
    Bottom Line/The ultra-lightweight, quick-drying, and breathable material by a brand name such as ExOfficio makes this a go-to item

    2. 36% OFF -- Marmot Men's Granlibakken Gloves

    Get a grip on the harshest weather conditions up or down mountain with the Marmot Granlibakken Men’s Insulated Ski Gloves. The lightweight Thermal R insulation keeps you hands warm while the DriClime lining wicks away sweat so your grip doesn’t get clammy on your poles. If you catch an edge, the waterproof/breathable GORE-TEX glove insert will keep your hands comfortable and dry. When you need to adjust your bindings, the gauntlet quickdraw cords make it easy to remove your glove with just one hand. A reinforced PU palm and falcon grip improve grasp and durability for use season after season.

    Pros/Waterproof/breathable GORE-TEX glove insert keeps your hands comfortable and protected from rain and snow
    Cons/Keep an eye on the stitching amid *really* hard abuse
    Bottom Line/These men's insulated gloves are great for keeping your hands comfortable and warm in the harshest winter skiing, climbing, snowboarding, and trekking conditions

    3. 35% OFF -- Under Armour Men's Charged Assert 8 Running Shoe

    This neutral shoes is for runners who need a balance of flexibility & cushioning. Lightweight mesh upper with 3-color digital print delivers complete breathability. Durable leather overlays for stability & that locks in your midfoot. Eva sockliner provides soft, step-in comfort. Charged cushioning midsole uses compression molded foam for even greater responsiveness & durability, providing optimal cushioning & energy return. Solid rubber outsole covers high impact zones for greater durability with less weight.

    Pros/Lightweight mesh upper with 3-color digital print delivers complete breathability
    Cons/Not the heaviest shoe around, but not the lightest either
    Bottom Line/For runners who need a balance of flexibility & cushioning

    4. 60% OFF -- JBL TUNE True Wireless in-Ear Headphone

    The completely cord free JBL TUNE120TWS are powerful in sound thanks to a 5.8mm driver featuring JBL Pure Bass sound and colorful in design. The earbuds combined with the elegantly designed portable charging case provide 16 hours of unrestrained musical enjoyment. with long lasting comfort. Equipped with intuitive and handy controls that are conveniently located on each earpiece, including one click access to Siri and Google Now.

    Pros/Stereo calls, no wires and up to 16 hours of battery life
    Cons/An unusually high treble sound
    Bottom Line/No wires. No hassles. No compromises

    5. 54% OFF -- Columbia Women's Arcadia II Rain Jacket

    From drizzle to a deluge, this raincoat is there for you—whether on your daily commute or a serious hike. It’s seam-sealed construction and a soft mesh lining provides a comfortable, breathable and waterproof experience. An adjustable storm hood and hem provides extra coverage.

    Pros/Air-permeable protection that’s waterproof and breathable to shield you from drizzle to downpour
    Cons/You may need to size up
    Bottom Line/The mesh lined design makes this an excellent go-to coat for spring, fall, or light winter

    If you didn’t see what you’re looking for here or on Amazon’s site, you can pore over some more sales on Deals Forum.


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