Best Amazon Prime Day Deals for Outdoor Adventurers

    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 2 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 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 due to the pandemic.

    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. 

    Now that Prime Day has arrived, we’re highlighting 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! 

    Here are five of our picks for the best 2021 Amazon Prime Day deals for outdoor enthusiasts and adventurers (deals are subject to change):

    1. 46% OFF -- Marmot Precip Lightweight Waterproof Rain Jacket

    Featuring NanoPro technology, the PreCip Jacket provides cool, dry comfort in wet conditions—even during high activity. The PreCip also features fully taped seams to prevent leaks, an attached hood that can be rolled into the collar when not in use, and PitZips for quick ventilation.

    • Built with Marmot’s comfortable and breathable NanoPro waterproofing technology
      seam taped
    • Attached adjustable hood can be rolled into collar when not in use
    • Adjustable Velcro cuffs and drawstring hem
    • Stuffs into own pocket

    While the men’s version is pictured and linked below, the women’s version is also showcased with the same great discount!

    Pros/Waterproof 2.5-layer performance Nanopro fabric for moderate rain, snow, and wind with a membrane-protecting print that increases wicking
    Cons/It needs to improve its breathability
    Bottom Line/The PreCip Jacket is perfect for staying cool and dry during climbing, hiking, backpacking, cycling, and other demanding activities

    2. 46% OFF -- Garmin Vivoactive 4 GPS Smartwatch

    Garmin usually goes big in terms of putting their products on sale for Amazon Prime Day. This year is no different, and one of the best deals to be found is on the Vivoactive 4 smartwatch. The Vivoactive has more than 20 preloaded GPS and indoor sports apps, including yoga, running, and swimming, and it keeps track of your energy levels, Pulse Ox, respiration, menstrual cycle, stress, sleep, estimated heart, hydration and more. You can easily download songs to your watch, including playlists from Spotify, Amazon music or Deezer, and connect with headphones.

    Pros/Lots of tracking opportunities for the all-around athlete, plus thousands of personalization options possible, along with safety features
    Cons/If you're hardcore into a single sport (like running or golfing), this watch might not deliver the full suite of metrics you'd want; also battery life isn't premium
    Bottom Line/It's a great balance for someone seeking multisport and smartwatch features in a single wearable

    3. 49% OFF -- Under Armour Men's Charged Pursuit 2 Running Shoe

    For runners who need flexibility, cushioning and versatility, this Under Armour running shoe is engineered mesh upper with two-tone twist effect is extremely lightweight and breathable. The foam padding placed around the ankle collar and under the tongue offer an incredibly comfortable fit and feel. It features deluxe foam and a dual-layer comfort sockliner forms to your foot for a custom fit.

    Pros/Lightweight mesh upper and lots of breathability
    Cons/At this price range, they're not premium runners, but they do hold their own
    Bottom Line/For runners who need flexibility, cushioning and versatility

    4. 50% OFF -- LifeStraw Personal Water Filter

    The LifeStraw protects against 99.999999 percent of bacteria (including E.coli, Salmonella), 99.999 percent of parasites (including Giardia and Cryptosporidium), 99.999 percent of microplastics, as well as sand, dirt, and cloudiness. It’s made to be ultralight and durable, and it weighs less than 2 ounces — so you can pack it anywhere without the need for electrical power, batteries, or replacement parts.

    Pros/Long-lasting membrane microfilter will last up to 4,000 liters of water
    Cons/Requires significant suction, especially if not soaked prior to first use
    Bottom Line/Get one for your outdoor adventures, and one for your bug-out bag in case of natural disaster

    5. 21% OFF -- BalanceFrom Wide Grip 3-Piece Kettlebell Set

    Kettlebell exercises demand the use of multiple joints, which engages all the larger muscles of the body. Compound kettlebell moves burn calories faster than isolation moves, which only work one muscle. With its round ball-like profile and integrated loop handle, the kettlebell works as weight resistance and as a counter balance for a variety of upper- and lower-body exercises. This set includes a 10-, 15- and 20-pound weight.

    Pros/Made of durable vinyl and filled with cement, will not get rusty
    Cons/They have wider-than-normal handles, which could impact some swing exercises
    Bottom Line/These allow athletes to train through a greater range of motion than barbells on some exercises

    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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