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 and 2021!), it’s also 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.

    One big note: This will be a rough year if you decide to wait until the last minute to do your shopping — supply chain issues have been bogging us down throughout the pandemic, and many of the most-desired items for the holidays simply won’t be available if you don’t act quickly.

    With Cyber Monday now upon us, here’s our list of deal for adventurers and other outdoor folks. And we’ll work to keep everything up to date!

    1. 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: 25BFFITS

    Pros/Extra cushioning in the heel, toe and the arch
    Bottom Line/Great comfort and durability gives them an all-day wearability

    2. 55% OFF -- Mountain HardwearHigh Exposure GTX C-Knit Anorak

    Built for dedicated backcountry missions, the Mountain Hardwear High Exposure GTX C-Knit Anorak brings waterproof coverage in a lightweight package. This combination is made possible by the Gore-Tex C-knit laminate that is soft to the touch, waterproof, breathable, packable, and lightweight.

    It features a pull-over design that makes for quick and easy on and off on the trail, articulated cuffs that seal out snow while encouraging movement and side zippers that allow you to dump excess heat on the skin track.

    Pros/Gore-Tex C-Knit laminate is waterproof, breathable, and packable
    Cons/Pay attention to sizing as this jacket can run small
    Bottom Line/A lightweight and reliable backcountry jacket for high-speed missions

    3. 30% OFF -- La Sportiva Instant Pant

    Use the code HOLIDAYSHIP21 at checkout to get 30 percent off and free shipping on everything at La Sportiva’s website. And while there’s so much to love that Sportiva offers, we zeroed in on the Instant Pant, which we’ve had for the past several weeks and are absolutely the best running pants we’ve ever owned.

    They’re a versatile winter running pant, made of technical fabric and a fleece lining to provide added warmth. This pair includes a small weatherproof back zipper pocket, reflective details for night-time visibility, and flatlock seam technology. The Instant Pant is made of 83 percent recycled polyester and 17 percent elastane.

    Pros/Super comfortable and flexible with a great tapering
    Cons/Wish the zipper pocket in back were a bit bigger
    Bottom Line/The best trail running and active pants you'll find. Full stop.

    4. 45% OFF -- Sweet ProtectionTrooper II Helmet

    The snow sport Trooper II Helmet is the headgear from Sweet Protection that will keep you comfortable and confident this winter. Its Thermoplastic Laminated Carbon Fiber (TCF) shell is extremely lightweight compared to its strength and rigidity. Underneath the shell, an EPS foam layer sits ready to absorb shock and distribute it across a larger area, while Impact Shield inserts add extra absorbance to the crucial zones at the front and back of the head. An Occigrip turndial lets you customize the fit, and the helmet is audio-compatible so you can add your favorite wireless chips if you like.

    Protect+ options are also available.

    Pros/TCF shell maximizes strength without weighing you down
    Cons/Runs small, so pay attention to sizing needs
    Bottom Line/A top-notch helmet packed with great features, while being light weight.
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