If you love the solitude of the wilderness, it’s unlikely that you’re going to be thrilled to face the crazy mobs that show up early every Black Friday — even during a pandemic. And that’s OK if you feel that way, because most of the best Black Friday deals for hikers, backpackers, trail runners, skiers, surfers and so many others are found online. No need to fight the crowds!
If you’ve got an Amazon Prime account for quick and easy shopping or if you do most of your purchases at REI, that’s great. You already know the drill quite well! But this time of year (and especially amid the tumultuous year we’ve had in 2020!), don’t forget to see what some of the smaller, niche premium brands have as deals directly on their websites. Cotipaxi, Hyperlite Mountain Gear, La Sportiva and Duckworth, just to name a few, all have a range of amazing products to check out to keep you healthy, safe, comfortable and having fun in the backcountry.
So, if you’re looking toward your holiday shopping and trying to figure out some things to put under the tree or inside your loved one’s stocking — we’ll just pretend that these purchases will be for someone special in your life and that you’re not just resupplying yourself will cool end-of-the-year items 🙂 — our list of Black Friday deals for adventurers will be a good place to start. Of course, our list isn’t going to be exhaustive, but it should be a great guide for you to narrow down some of the best deals and maybe even find some unique or inspiring items in the process. After all, there’s a lot to look forward to on Nov. 27, and some companies are even kicking off their deals early and/or extending them through Nov. 30.
While we wait for the full breadth Black Friday deals to arrive, below are a few of the discounts that have already caught our eyes. They come from top brands such as Duckworth, La Sportiva, Marmot, Osprey and so many more!
1. 24% OFF -- Duckworth Powder Hoody
This is the pinnacle of cozy baselayer goodness. Brushed soft for direct-to-skin contact — perfect for those looking to pack light — the Duckworth Powder Hoody is the garment of choice for anyone looking to meet an active lifestyle head-on. It’s made of 50 percent Montana Merino Wool, 20 percent recycled Polyester and 30 percent. Acrylic
Casually fitted to work as an everyday classic worn over a shirt or baselayers, and made with Duckworth’s single-origin, source-verified Montana Merino wool, the Powder Hoody has been perfected in high-altitude mountains across Montana and the Northern Rockies. Plus, this is a popular item, so get it while its hot and while supplies last.
We love Duckworth’s mission of supply-chain responsibility, and the pride the company takes in its connection to the Helle Rambouillet ranch in Dillon, Montana, where every fleece is graded and selected for its end use. The work being done from sheep to shelf is certainly a bit of science coupled with art.
Duckworth has a breadth of sales across its site, all of which will be going on until Nov. 30.
2. 25% OFF -- Backcountry Women's Kilby Winter Pant
With warmth, stretch, and versatility, the Kilby Winter Pants help women enjoy all the backcountry has to offer, even when cold weather waits just outside the door.
These softshell pants — which are 90 percent polyester and 10 percent spandex and have a DWR finish — are backed with a soft, brushed insulation, and built for movement. This way we can enjoy frosted morning hikes, spring nordic tours and everyday winter wanderings in toasty comfort. They also have fitted elastic cuffs to help keep a low profile for leg work, and drawstring waist ensures. These pants are exclusive to Backcountry.
3. 25% OFF -- Keen SOLR Sandal
The name SOLR has a very specific meaning: Sea, Ocean, Lake, and River. Because while it’s great to be able to handle a variety or terrain, a great pair of adventure sandals should be able to take you off the dirt and rocks as well. We’ve worn these while kayaking and swimming in flatwater swamps, and their versatility is unmatched.
The SOLR is a high-performance water shoe with serious amphibious grip and webbing made from recycled plastic bottles. It dries fast, which is great, too! The TPU upper is water and abrasion-resistant, the Aquagrip rubber is where the traction comes in, while it has a nice EVA midsole for lightweight cushioning.
4. 25% OFF -- Osprey Archeon 30
Looking for a new day pack? It’s hard to go wrong with anything that Osprey delivers. Purposely designed to function in a multitude of settings from day hikes to downtown, the Archeon 30 offers a lot. And the holiday deal is available for both the women’s and the men’s Archeon 30 pack (The “30,” of course, is the carrying capacity in liters).
The women’s-specific Archeon 30 (pictured) features high-quality craftsmanship and sustainable recycled fabrics made to weather daily abuse. With a removable raincover, internal reservoir sleeve, webbing lash points and side pockets, this versatile pack is just as comfortable hiking as it is high-tailing it on the next train out of town.
Both the men’s and women’s versions have a comfortable backpanel, front-zip access and technical features — like a raincover, reservoir sleeve, webbing lash points and side pockets — to help make the Archeon 30 a multitalented pack that’s at home hiking, commuting or traveling.
5. 30% OFF -- La Sporiva Skialp Gloves
The Skialp Gloves are warm, protective glove for Skimo and racing. They’re thin, weighing in at 1.23 ounces, and are made of a breathable laminate fabric for excellent water resistance. They also have a reinforced leather palm for grip and durability.
They’re made of 65 percent Polyamide and 35 percent Polyurethane and leather.
6. 30% OFF -- Marmot Men's Highlander Down Hoody
Whether chilly, damp weather hits on or off mountain, the Men’s Highlander Down Hoody will keep you warm and dry. Windproof Pertex Quantum fabric helps improve the efficiency of the lightweight 700-fill-power-down. Elastic binding at the hood and cuffs add extra weather protection. Zippered hand pockets provide a place to stash small gear.
This slimmer down hoody fits great under a shell or as an everyday outer jacket in shoulder seasons, and its uses Down Defender for improved performance in damp conditions. It comes in six colors: Steel Onyx, Black, Stargazer, Clear Blue, Brozned and Nori.
7. 52% OFF -- Cotopaxi Nina Crop Down Jacket
The Nina Crop Down Jacket is sure to become your cold-weather standby. It features a higher cut for a unique look, and with 20D ripstop nylon and 650-fill responsibly sourced down, it’s built to last. An oversized hood and dynamically styled baffles add personality and weather protection to the equation. It also has a full-length front zipper and snap placket, internal zippered chest pocket and two hand pockets.
The Nina is made using RDS-Certified down, which means it adheres to the Responsible Down Standard. This standard aims to ensure that down and feathers come from animals that have been treated ethically.
With the Nina Crop Down Jacket, you’ll stay warm and comfy year round.
8. 25% OFF -- FITS Mountain Top Light Hiker Crew
The light hiker is FITS’ most popular hiking sock style, because of its cushioning under foot that helps take the pounding of an all-day hike while managing all the moisture you can throw at it. It’s a comfortable fit, with a deep heel lock to keep the sock securely in place. We’ve even written about selecting the best hiking socks, and this sock was one of the inspirations for that piece!
The Omega Performance Yarn is a custom blend of man-made fibers selected for the best breathability and fit, while also being odor resistant, antimicrobial and, of course, durable. It includes FITS’ patented Full Contact Fit, which hugs the contours of your foot and stays put so there are no loose socks to rub you the wrong way. And at the crew height, it comes up just below the calf without any pinching. And the pattern signals to all your love of the outdoors.
Important, to unlock the Black Friday discount, you’ll need to enter code: FITSBF25
9. 36% OFF -- Ativafit Exercise Bike Stationary Bike
The Ativafit indoor exercise bicycle is equipped with sturdy steel frame and 35-pound flywheel, giving you a stable and smooth ride at home, with a range of adjustable resistance that meets your requirements about the exercise intensity and a top press down brake that makes it safe when you need to stop the bike immediately. You can track your time, speed, distance, calories and odometer on the LCD monitor anytime.
The maximus user weight is 275 pounds, and it has transportation wheels for portability.
10. 30% OFF -- Turtle Fur Long Tail Totally Tubular with Micro Fur Fleece
It’s Turtle Fur’s Totally Tubular that gives you even more: extra long coverage with soft, midweight Micro Fur fleece. Worn as a neck, a balaclava, a headband and more, you can keep wind and sweat off of your neck and forehead with our Long Tail Totally Tubular this season. With over 10 ways to wear, the versatile Long Tail Totally Tubular is a must-have for any athlete or outdoor enthusiast. Pocket-packable, the neck gaiter is composed of a proprietary technical fabric, Comfort Shell, which sets it apart from all other multi-functional headwear. It is wicking and lightweight with a 4-way stretch fit, anti-microbial properties and a soft, brushed interior. Perfect for tucking under goggles while on the mountain or wearing as a face shield through outdoor activities.
Important, to unlock the Black Friday discount, you’ll need to enter code: BLACKFRIYAY2020
11. 35% OFF -- Sportsstuff Big Mable 1-2 Rider Towable Tube
This next generation Big Mable for one to two riders has a high backrest and air cushioned side walls to keep you on board. Dual tow points allow for two completely different riding experiences. Sit, lay, stand, or kneel while towing forwards like a deck tube or backwards like a chariot. The Speed Safety Valve and Kwik-Connect tow point will save you time to keep on the water longer. Multi-functional is the Big Mable’s middle name. It measures 69 inches by 66 inches, deflated. x 66″ (deflated).
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