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. 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. Darn Tough, Hyperlite Mountain Gear, Kelty, 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.
Most brands have kicked off their Black Friday deals early, too! We’re all are likely familiar with the supply-chain issues that have lingered since the pandemic, so companies are putting the wheels in motion sooner rather than later.
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 this time of year, and in addition to companies kicking off their deals early, most are also extending them through the weekend.
With Black Friday upon us, here’s our list of deal for adventurers and other outdoor folks. It’s fully updated for 2022, and we’ll work to keep everything up to date as more great deals emerge!
1. 50% OFF -- Beyond Arx 2.0 L6 Rain Jacket
Seal yourself up with the Arx 2.0 L6 Rain Jacket when the clouds unleash their worst. It features a proprietary three-layer Lutra with Cordura nylon face fabric that creates a waterproof and durable shell. A helmet-compatible hood rounds out your defense, and waterproof zippered pockets ensure your personal effects are dry and safe.
The discount on this jacket is applied at checkout.
2. 33% OFF -- Fenix's HM60R Rechargeable Headlamp
Fenix is the brand we trust during search and rescue missions and trainings, and there is a lot to love about their illumination. The Fenix HM60R Rechargeable Headlamp is a great all-purpose headlamp that features three types of light — a spotlight for long distance illumination, a floodlight with neutral white light for better color rendering, and red light to preserve your night vision and for up-close tasks.
The included 18650 battery is USB Type-C rechargeable and the port is hidden with an inner waterproof interface. A large, glove-friendly switch allows you to access the lighting mode you need for camp, the trail or job site. An additional unique feature of the Fenix HM60R Rechargeable Headlamp is its stride frequency sensor, which can be an advantage to those who who would like to use this for running purposes.
3. 25% OFF -- Klymit Insulated Static V Sleeping Pad
The Insulated Static V sleeping pad packs light and small and delivers an outstanding R-Value of 4.4. The body-mapped shape and V chamber design combine to maintain comfort and minimize air movement that can impact insulation. The chambers are filled with light, lofty Klymalite synthetic insulation to add another layer of protection from the cold ground, and dynamic side rails cradle you comfortably on your pad for a more restful sleep.
4. 25% OFF -- La Sportiva Bushido II Trail Running Shoe
This is the La Sportiva shoe that brings it all home in the best overall package — and the Bushido has long been the flagship of the brand, having won the coveted Editor’s Choice Award from Trail Running magazine just a few years ago. This shoe excels on technical trails and has a minimalist aspect to it, which means that you’re not going to be clomping down the mountain in an over-cushioned monstrosity. But if you’re looking for speed, having less overall bulk (especially on race day) is a good thing. The Bushido II also stands out by having a stable, lightweight, sticky and aggressive outsole — it’s certainly noticeable how well your feet will grip the surfaces below you.
Apply code TAKE25 at checkout to get the Black Friday pricing.
5. 12%-15% OFF -- Garmin Instinct 2
The Instinct line is one of Garmin’s most rugged, and it’s obvious from the build why that is. This rugged GPS smartwatch is tough enough to keep up with you and unique enough to fit your style. Do more of what you love with preloaded activity profiles for running, biking, swimming and more. Live the ultimate connected life with smart notifications when paired with a compatible smartphone. Understand your body better with all-day health monitoring for energy levels, stress, sleep, Pulse Ox and much more.
The Instinct 2 brought many top-tier Garmin features into an affordable watch, and even without a sale, it’s one of the best deals out there. The Black Friday sale is for both the standard and the solar editions of this watch, and applies to both the 40 mm and 45 mm case sizes.
If you want to be sure what’s the best sport watch for you, we encourage you to check out this article.
6. 25% OFF -- FITS Mountainscape Light Hiker
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: FITSBF2022
7. 15% OFF -- Duckworth Women's Comet Tunnel Hood
If you need a Merino wool hoodie that can stand up to the nastiest days Mother Nature throws your way, you’ll love the Comet Tunnel Hood. Duckworth customers have worn Comet in some of the coldest climates on Earth, including Antarctica and Alaska.
Duckworth’s proprietary Comet fabric is natural-technical mash-up, combining a pure, 100 percent Merino wool outer layer and a polyester inner layer. This combination will leave you feeling warm and comfortable no matter the weather. Since Polyester wicks sweat and moisture right off your skin, it gets absorbed into the wool layer, causing a chemical reaction that results in the fabric to get warmer. With a cozy high neck design, this slim (but not tight-fitted) Merino wool hoodie is soft to the touch, durable, anti-odor, moisture-wicking, quick-drying, and versatile.
American-made with Montana wool, this women’s hoodie is available in multiple colors.
8. 20% OFF -- Mountainsmith Andesite Trekking Poles
Coming in at under 6 ounces per pole, the Andesites are perfect for long distances, steep descents, and lightweight packablity. Within just a few steps they’ll feel like an extension of your arm, and your knees will thank you later.
Use code TRYPTOFANNY to get the discount.
9. 35% OFF -- Belong Designs Men's Traverse Tek Hoodie
The Traverse Tek Hoodie is not only for Alpine adventures, but is built for running at lunch, biking after work, or sitting around a campfire with friends. Formed with our sustainable Recycled VersaTek, this hoodie is soft, durable, and built to last. Combining wrinkle and soil-resistant technology, the Traverse Tek Hoodie is an instant favorite that looks good and feels even better.
To apply the discount toward your entire Belong Designs order, use the code BlackFriday35 at checkout.
10. 20% OFF -- LuminAid PackLite Max 2-in-1 Power Lantern
The Max 2-in-1 Power Lantern is LuminAid’s most popular model for emergency kits and camping. This 2-in-1 phone charger and solar lantern can charge your phone in a power outage, or light your tent at night.
Using a lithium-ion polymer rechargeable battery with a maximum brightness of 150 Lumens, you can easily light up a family-sized tent. Plus, with 50 hours of runtime, this lantern can handle extended power outages.
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