The Best Black Friday Deals on Outdoor Gear

It’s Thanksgiving here in the U.S., which is a time for us to gather with families, relax, eat a meal we all look forward to all year long, and collectively give thanks for all of the things we’ve been blessed with. Today is also the calm before the storm, as tomorrow is Black Friday, the official start of the holiday shopping season and one of the busiest days of the year for online stores and retail. That can translate into big savings for those ready to start shopping. Each year, the outdoor industry offers some big saving on Black Friday too. Here are some of the best deals you’ll be able to get starting today, running through tomorrow, and in some cases, all the way through the weekend.

  • REI Opts Outside Once Again: Outdoor gear retailer REI is once again choosing to close its stores on Black Friday and is giving all of their employees the day off. But, the store and website will be back online for orders on Saturday, As usual, when the company returns to operation there will be plenty of discounts and deals store and site-wide. 
  • The North Faces Gives to Explorers: In addition to offering up to a 25% discount across countless products on its website, The North Face will also be donating $1 for every item sold to the Explore Fund. That’s win-win, with shoppers getting great gear and helping explorers at the same time. 
  • Columbia Puts Everything On Sale: Columbia is launching one of its biggest sales of the year, putting nearly everything on its website on sale. There are also “door busters” at 50% off and shoppers get a $25 gift card when they spend $125. 
  • Cotopaxi Giving Away Free Gear: One of my favorite outdoor brands is Cotopaxi, and for Black Friday they’re giving away some free gear to shoppers. If you spend $100, you’ll get a free Luzon 18L Del Dia Daypack. $200 earns you the Luzon 18L Del Dia Daypack bundle, and $500 gets you an awesome Sueño Sleeping Bag. To help you get there, the company is offering up to 50% off its products too. 
  • Leatherman Multitools on Sale: Leatherman is taking 20% off Charge+, Micra, Rebar, Super Tool and Wave+. On CyberMonday the company is also offering 50% custom made multitools.
  • Granite Gear has Everything on Sale: Use the promo code THANKS25 to get 25% everything that Granite Gear sells this weekend. 
  • Nomad Offers 30% Discounts: Tech and travel gear company Nomad is offering as much as 30% off its cables, cases, chargers, and other products for Black Friday. 
  • Goal Zero Offers Discounts and Free Shipping: To celebrate Black Friday, Goal Zero is offering free shipping on all orders over $49. Considering the great products they sell, that shouldn’t be a tough number to reach. GZ is also offering up to 40% off select products as well.
  • Yeti Giving Away Rambler Bottles: For a limited time, Yeti is offering a great deal to holiday shoppers. When you buy one of the company’s rugged coolers, they’re throwing in a free 64 ounce Rambler bottle too. That’s a $50 saving and a great gift in its own right. 
  • B&H Has Deals Sitewide: If you’re looking for a new camera, laptop, tablet, or other tech items, check out, where there are some excellent deals across the entire website. 
  • Take 30% of STM Gear: STM Goods has great deals for holiday shoppers, offering 30% off all of its gear, plus up to 70% off on select items.
  • 686 is Promising Big Savings: Skiers and snowboards can expect big savings when 686 launches its Black Friday deals, No specifics have been announced yet, but expect signifiant savings when the sale officially launches at midnight tonight.
  • CampMade Savings: If you’re looking to save on top-notch cookware, CampMade is offering 25% off and free shipping.
  • HyperLite Mountain Gear Deals: If you’re looking to go ultralight on the trail start by picking up some new HyperLite Mountain Gear products. The company is offering 20% off its products for Black Friday. 
  • United By Blue Black Friday Deals: Shoppers can take 25% all of United By Blue’s impressive collection of gear. Additionally, spend $100 and you’ll get a free Field Guide bandana. All orders will also receive free shipping too. On Cyber Monday (11/26), there will also be select items at 80% off, Giving Tuesday will bring canvas bags at 70% off, and next Thursday Bison Puffer Vests will sell for just $100. 
  • Outdoor Research Take It Outside Sale: OR is offering 25% off select items through 11/24, allowing shoppers to stock up for the cold weather ahead. 
  • Altra Teases Cyber Monday Sale: Running shoe company Altra is keeping its cards close to the vest, but is teasing Cyber Monday sales that are coming with a banner on its website that simply says “See You on Monday.” Check back then for big savings. 
  • Quark Expeditions Discounts Antarctica Trips: Not outdoor gear, but well worth sharing nonetheless. Quark Expeditions is offering up to 40% off its cruises to the Antarctic. Use promo code BLACKFRIDAY18 to take advantage of this offer. 
  • Save on Black Dot Skis: Black Dot has kicked off its Black Friday sales with savings of up to 66% off. Use promo code BFCM18.
  • Keen Has Deals Too: Keen Footwear is offering 20% on select shoes and free shipping for Black Friday.
  • Outdoor Elements Buy 2 Get 1 Free: Outdoor Elements is offering a buy 2, get 1 free deal on its line of simple but highly useful outdoor products. Use promo code: OEBF2018 at checkout.
  • Ski Utah Gear Store Sale: The Ski Utah Gear Store has marked everything down by 20%
  • Snow Peak: The upscale brand is taking up to 60% off is archival apparel and on CyberMonday they’ll have Hybrid Summitcookware at 40% off too. 
  • Discounts on Duer: Duer has everything 20-30% off –– including sale items –– through the weekend. 
  • Coros Smart Wearables on Sale: Use the discount code BF20 to take 20% off wearable gadgets like smartwatches and helmets from Coros.
  • Alpinist Gear at 20% Off: Alpinist magazine is offering its own branded gear at 20% for Black Friday. Use the code 20THANKS at checkout. 
  • Up to 50% Off at Huckberry: Save big this Black Friday with up to 50% off everything that Huckberry sells. 
  • Half-Off AllTrails Subscription: is offering 50% its pro subscription, priced at $14.99. 
  • Crua Outdoors: Save 20% on everything at Crua Outdoors, including tents, hammocks, and more.
  • Black Rhino Friday with Natural Habitat Adventure: Another travel deal for those looking to go on safari in Africa. If you book a trip to view black rhinos with Natural Habitat Adventures you’ll get $500 off the price and the company will donate $500 to the World Wildlife Fund. 
  • (We’ll update with more sales as we learn about them. Check back soon!)

Kraig Becker

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