Many of us Favorite outdoor retailers find themselves in a beautiful pickle on Black Friday. There is no activity Less Cruising for gear is more than just a retail site shopping, but you still need a rain jacket, a good layering system and running gear to make it in the winter. If you want hiking on a glamorous, sunny Black Friday to meet friends and family, or just plan and plan all the fun things you’re going to do in 2022, these retailers have you covered.
REI’s Get Up Get Out Sale will run until November 22, and members will be able to save up to 20 percent on selected items, including code. GEARUP2021. Moosejaw’s anniversary sale also runs until November 22 If you need to buy a big-ticket item, Backcountry is currently offering an item 20 percent discount for joining its loyalty program.
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GoPro cameras are a great way to record all your piece-worthy adventures — it’s still the best action camera. A new processor in the Hero10 increases capture time, gets more resolution from the 23.6-megapixel sensor and adds better image stability. Our full review has more details.
If you ski or snowboard in the backcountry and want to make sure people can find you if you get lost, you probably need the Enrich Mini. This pocket-sized satellite messenger sometimes uses ultra-fast, low-flying iridium networks instead of slow or patchy GPS or GLONASS satellite networks. This is still the top pick in our guide for the best satellite messengers.
Lots of Garmin are being sold to REI right now, which is great because Garmin makes the most reliable and durable fitness tracker. This is the backcountry watch I wear after off-grid camping because it makes the right compromises – leaving a large, glossy screen for better battery life and tracking features.
Before I tested the Coros Pace 2 (8/10, WIRED Recommends), I would say that the best running watches in the Garmin’s Forerunner series are at hand. They’re still pretty great, and you can find pioneers at almost any price point. Midrange 245 includes all industry-standard performance-tracking metrics, as well as features like event detection if you run long and uh, fall and can’t back up.
Our ultimate Garmin pick is Venue Square, which includes both our list of the best fitness trackers and the best smartwatches. Does it combine Garmin’s accuracy and performance metrics, Fitbit’s capabilities, and Apple’s aesthetics? Not quite, but it’s a great value for an entry-level tracker.
If you are going through your fitness journey, you will probably need to include some strength training. Tempo Studio (8/10, Wired Recommendation) is a convenient and safe way to do this if you still avoid the public gym and at this price point it is a bit more accessible.
Footwear and clothing deals
REI’s in-house line of gear and clothing is incredibly affordable for the glasses it offers. A water-resistant, packable puffer jacket like the Magma (for women) is one of the most versatile pieces of camping and travel clothing you can keep. This is a great layer under a waterproof shell for more intense outdoor activities. And there is a lighter version ($ 70) (female version here).
If you are shopping for stockings early, everyone can use another pair of liner gloves. They work well on their own for running or hiking or under heated and waterproof mittens in cold weather. These are also being sold in the backcountry
The biggest hurdle to enjoying a snow game is not having the right clothes. A good bib will keep snow out of your underpants and it has synthetic insulation, thigh vents to release heat and a boot gator to keep your ankles warm and dry.
It’s a sturdy, two-person hammock that packs small and fits two people. We recommend it in our stress-relieving gift guide. It is also being sold on Amazon and backcountry.
Moosejaw is offering a 20 percent discount on any full-price item, including code Cheers Until 22 November. My colleague Parker Hall and I are both fans of Ultras for their zero-drop (no difference in height between heels and toes) designs, comfortable wide toe boxes and large logs on the sole. There is also a women’s version.
Snow, camping and biking deals
Unlike inexpensive fire pits that allow you to smoke and smoke all over your patio, Solo Stove’s attractive fire pits create an almost smokeless, hotter and more efficient fire that is easier to clean. We haven’t tried this exact model, but you can read our Solo Stove Yukon review for more details.
A great way to get a 20 percent discount on backcountry from a Benjamin or two big ticket item to join the loyalty program. Unlike many snowboards that are mass-produced in different factories before a company can apply their own branding, Capitas have their own advantage, handmade in mothership, which uses 100 percent clean energy. This is a pretty versatile resort board, but make sure you choose the right size for your height.
REI’s state tents are the best family tents that Wired senior writer Scott Gilbertson and I have ever tried. They are reasonably priced, have vertical walls and lots of head height and are modular and versatile like the Swiss Army Knife.
There are many, many more water bottles nearby at the moment, but we will always have a soft spot for a classic, dishwasher-safe, and especially cover-in-sticker Nalgene.
Use code Cheers Until November 22 to see discounts at checkout. A bike is only meant to be a daily commuter if you have the ability to carry your work computer and one week’s worth of groceries at the same time. I own Ortlieb panniers, and author Stefani Pearson has also recommended them in her guide to the best bikepacking gear.
Early Black Friday sales page
Want to browse the sales yourself? Here are some tips to help you get started on Black Friday. Check out our many shopping guides and gift guides for additional ideas.
- Amazon sales
- Target sales, coupons
- Walmart sale, coupon
- Bed, bath, and out of sale, coupons
- REI Get Up Get Out Cell
- Best Buy Sell, Coupon
- QVC sales, coupons
- Kohls, coupons
- Moosejaw sale, coupon
- Adorama sales, coupons
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