Cyber Monday Deals for Hikers, Trail Runners & Other Adventurers

    Our guide to Cyber Monday deals is a great way to find the best picks for adventure sports enthusiasts -- and maybe even discover some unique or inspiring items in the process

    If you’ve got a holiday hangover from the long Thanksgiving weekend, you’re not alone. The fact that most of us have jobs to get back to — and some of us are more inspired than others to put a ton of effort into it — is the reason this day works so well as the online shopping superholiday of Cyber Monday. No in-person crowds; it’s a perfect day to embrace the e-commerce landscape — not like you haven’t been doing that already for the past several months of the pandemic. There are lots of exclusive Cyber Monday deals for hikers, backpackers, trail runners, skiers, surfers and so many others today to take advantage of. You won’t want to miss out!

    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!), it’s important 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, our list of Cyber Monday deals for adventurers will be a good place to start. Of course, our list isn’t going to be exhaustive (there’s so much out there today!), 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 from the Cyber Monday deals.

    Here is our list of items that we’ve found to be great deals for the day:

    1. 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.

    Pros/20D ripstop nylon with DWR finish, 650-fill RDS-certified and water-resistant down
    Cons/Only for the chilliest days -- or at least when you feel chilly!
    Bottom Line/The Nina is just as focused on style as it is on warmth and weather resistance

    2. 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.

    Pros/Dual ice ax loop and webbing attachment points, and dual low profile stretch woven hipbelt stash pockets
    Cons/It's a pretty rigid pack -- not necessarily a con, but depending on the circumstance, if could be
    Bottom Line/Designed specifically to work in a variety of settings from the natural world to the urban jungle, this streamlined, versatile pack features recycled fabrics made to withstand everyday use

    3. 35% OFF -- LifeStraw Personal Water Filter

    LifeStraw is used almost like a normal straw, by placing one end in un-purified water and sucking from the other. It purifies water through a hollow fiber filtration system, which catches dirt and bacteria. Any water that reaches the drinking end of the straw is considered safe, unless, of course, the water contaminated chemically.

    LifeStraw filters up to 1,000 gallons of contaminated water without iodine, chlorine, or other chemicals, it does not require batteries and has no moving parts. It is billed as removing a minimum 99.9999% of waterborne bacteria, 99.9% of waterborne protozoan parasites, and filters to 0.2 microns, surpassing EPA filter standards.

    Pros/Super lightweight, easy to use and small enough to carry without trouble
    Cons/No water storage, and because it is essentially just a straw, you’ll have to be on your knees to reach the water
    Bottom Line/LifeStraw is a lightweight product, intended for you to be able to easily carry it with you on your outdoor expeditions

    4. 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.

    Pros/Zippered hand pocked and fabric that's designed specifically for wind protection and heat insulation
    Cons/If you don't have an athletic frame, it may not fit comfortably
    Bottom Line/The water-resistant Down Defender provides lightweight warmth, an extra level of moisture protection and retains critical insulation loft

    5. 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 through the end of today.

    Pros/Super soft and very warm, perfect for late fall or winter days
    Cons/This fast-seller is hard to keep in stock, so sizing may be limited
    Bottom Line/Duckworth's efforts to resurrect the lost art and craft of American wool is apparent in this piece.

    6. 21% OFF -- Garmin Fenix 6 Pro

    Add mapping, music, intelligent pace planning and more to your workouts with the Fenix 6 Pro Multisport GPS Watch. Designed for all-day wearability, this rugged device puts advanced training status, running and cycling dynamics and environmentally adjusted Vo2 Max estimates right at your fingertips. 

    You’ll have preloaded topo maps and ski maps for more than 2,000 worldwide ski resorts. Other highlights include enhanced wrist heart rate, smart notifications (when paired with a compatible smartphone), pulse ox sensing and Garmin Pay contact less payments. To maximize on-wrist use time, customizable power manager modes let you see and control how various settings and sensors impact battery life.

    Battery performance: Up to 14 days in smart Watch mode, up to 10 hours in GPS and music mode, up to 28 days in expedition GPS activity mode, and up to 48 days in battery saver Watch mode.

    Pros/Preloaded topo maps, sunlight-readable display with bezels and advanced training features
    Cons/Doesn't have all of the running features that trail runners will demand
    Bottom Line/The first-of-its-kind pacepro feature helps keep your pacing strategy on track, providing grade-adjusted guidance as you run a course

    7. 25% OFF -- Hydro Flask with Flex Sip Lid

    The 16 fluid ounce Hydro Flask Coffee features a leakproof Flex Sip lid that lets you enjoy your favorite brew or other beverage worry-free, making your daily routine just a little smoother. The TempShield double-wall vacuum insulation keeps your drink hot or cold for hours, while the 18/8 stainless-steel construction with proprietary powder coating is BPA-free.

    Pros/Flex Sip lid pairs a leakproof sipping lid with a flexible strap for easy transport
    Cons/It's got a wide-mouth lid, which is a con to some folks
    Bottom Line/This flask has an elegant design, is double-insulated stainless steel and does great at keeping coffee (or tea) hot for hours

    8. 25% OFF -- NEMO Hornet Elite 2 Tent

    Offering three seasons of ultralight shelter for two people, the NEMO Hornet Elite 2 tent weighs in at just 2 pounds, 3 ounces, so you’ll barely even notice you brought it along. It includes stakes, guyout cord, repair kit and Divvy stuff sack (the stuff sack keeps tent components organized while making it easy to divide the load with a friend), patent-pending Flybar volumizing pole clip provides space overhead for a roomy feel, and a Light Pocket overhead sleeve is made with light-diffusing fabric that turns your headlamp into a tent lantern, casting an even glow throughout tent interior. It’s floor area is 27.3 square feet.

    Pros/No-see-um mesh canopy provides breathability and a great view of the stars when the tent is pitched without the rainfly
    Cons/The fly is a little thinner than we'd like
    Bottom Line/Great ventilation for when it’s hot but also food in the shoulder seasons for keeping users warm, especially with the rain fly on

    9. 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. 

    The Cyber Monday deal is for both the men’s and the women’s versions.

    Pros/They mold well to your foot and have lots of great cushioning
    Cons/If you have other Keens, you may not be used to the low-profile of the SOLRs
    Bottom Line/The SOLR has a rugged design that's is lightweight and versatile -- a true go-to item

    10. 26% OFF -- Etekcity LED Camping Lanterns

    Bring the lightweight, compact while ultra bright lantern with you to start your outdoor journey, camping, hiking, fishing. It’s absolutely a perfect camping accessory.

    Just one lantern can bring you enough brightness to be prepared for darkness, power outage and emergency situation. Etekcity ultra bright military grade lantern is powered with 30 LED bulbs to ensure for longer lifespan.

    Pros/Easily expand or collapse the lantern to turn on or off the lantern and to adjust the light you want
    Cons/They're hard to hold by the handles without falling open
    Bottom Line/The extremely lightweight build and collapsible feature allows you to take your lantern on the go with ease
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