Shopping made easy: We’ve found the best outdoor adventure gear deals on Amazon’s Black Friday sale, so you don’t have to.
This year, we were invited to preview Amazon’s Black Friday Deals. There are some awesome discounts for outdoor adventurers and nature lovers.
Amazon has extended their Black Friday/Cyber Monday sale until November 27th, 2023, so snag your favourite gear now.
Note: all deals are current at time of publishing and may change.
45% off KEEN Hiking Shoes
We love KEEN hiking boots. You can expect an ultra-comfortable fit, high-traction outsole with 4-mm lugs, shock-absorbing, eco-friendly insole, and a waterproof, breathable membrane. Winter adventures have never been so achievable. Our pick on Amazon is the Men’s Targhee 3 Leather Waterproof Hiking Shoe which features mud protection, reinforced eyelets and all-terrain improved grip.
Black Friday Sale Price: $109 (save $90) – depending on size
Shop now: amazon.ca/KEEN
29% off Osprey Backpack
Pick up a new pack for your day hikes. We trust Osprey, a brand founded in 1974. The Daylite Daypack, made sustainably with recycled materials and coated with a PFC/PFAS-free DWR, is ideal for short day hikes when you need to carry water, snacks, extra layers and bear spray. The large main compartment features a multifunctional interior sleeve for a hydration bladder or laptop. Dual side mesh pockets stretch to fit your tumbler. The 13-litre pack also features dual side compress straps, a harness strap and a front zip pocket with organizational compartments and key clip.
Black Friday Sale Price: $63 (save $26)
Shop now: amazon.ca/Osprey
48% off Aqua Plus Inflatable SUP
As the number one bestseller in standup paddleboards, with over 5,000 ratings and a 4.4-star average, we’re completely captivated by the Aqua Plus 6 Inch Thick Inflatable SUP, which comes with a pump, paddle, shoulder strap, leash and backpack. This would make an epic present to find under the twinkling tree on Christmas morning.
Black Friday Sale Price: $235 (save $212)
Shop now: amazon.ca/Aqua-Plus
44% off Sony Headphones
Don’t blast your music on the trail—pop in some headphones and play your favourite tunes while you hike, ski, snowboard or cycle. This Black Friday, you can find discounted Sony headphones. Our pick? The Sony LinkBuds S Truly Wireless Noise Cancelling Earbud Headphones with Alex Built in. Small and light, these earbuds feature adaptive sound control, auto play and premium sound technology—plus, they are splash- and sweat-proof.
Black Friday Sale Price: $168 (save $131)
Shop now: amazon.ca/Sony
43% off Garmin Smartwatch
We love Garmin’s lineup of GPS Smartwatches for hiking, trail running, skiing and more. At 1.1 inches, this is a smaller smartwatch with big features like a multisport tracker, activity tracker, GPS, sleep tracker and heart rate monitor, so you can track your fitness and improve your health both on and off the trail. The bright, colourful display boasts a 12-day battery life. Connect your phone and get notified of texts, calls and social media alerts right on your wrist, and view your entire week of workouts to get race-day ready.
Black Friday Sale Price: $328 (save $141)
Shop now: amazon.ca/Garmin
30% off YETI Rambler 14 oz Mug
A favourite with adventurers of all ages, levels and interests, the YETI Rambler mug is a staple in almost everyone’s camp kitchen kit. We need hot beverages to keep our fingers and belly warm in the winter, so why not gift a durable, stainless steel, vacuum-insulated tumbler they’ll love? This makes a great stocking stuffer—just add hot chocolate.
Black Friday Sale Price: $28 (save $12)
Shop now: amazon.ca/YETI
Shop Explore™ Magazine’s Black Friday Sale
Looking for more holiday gifts? Explore™ is having our own Black Friday sale, kicking off now and lasting until December 15th, 2023. To be honest—our deals often beat Amazon’s. Check it out:
70% off Camping Tote Bag
At under $5, this cute camping tote bag might be the best deal you’ll find all season. I always get compliments wherever I carry it—beyond the campsite, I use this bag for groceries, shopping trips, library books and more. Whenever you need a sturdy tote bag (with a magnet clip for easy closing/opening), I choose this bag. Go on, grab an extra for a friend.
Black Friday Sale Price: $4.98 (save $11.97)
Shop now: explore-mag.com/Camping-Tote-Bag
60% off Wilderness Whittler Pocketknife
Every adventurer needs a trusty pocketknife in their survival toolbox. This portable, easy-to-carry and simple-to-use folding stash and go knife features a secure locking mechanism that doubles as a hook, so you can clip it to gear loops, backpack straps or your own belt loops. Perfect for camping enthusiasts, backcountry explorers and gear aficionados.
Black Friday Sale Price: $5.98 (save $8.97)
Shop now: explore-mag.com/knife
62% off Survival Frog USB Rechargeable Hand Warmer
Banish cold weather woes for your fingertips with this ingenious item. Doubling as a power bank to recharge your phone after it dies in chilly temperatures, this portable hand warmer has three heat settings, a smooth surface and a battery life to last your entire snowshoeing or winter hiking adventure.
Black Friday Sale Price: $14.98 (save $24.97)
Shop now: explore-mag.com/Hand-Warmer
37% off Wind-Resistant Butane Lighter Torch
This is the camping essential you didn't know you needed. Wet kindling, winter firepits, windy evenings and even stubborn BBQs or camp stoves are not a problem with this intense butane torch. At its maximum, this refillable torch puts out 1,300 C of flame—it’s basically a blowtorch. At its minimum it's as gentle as a Bic lighter, with dynamic settings in between. Light stubborn fires, toast marshmallows and more.
Black Friday Sale Price: $24.95 (save $15)
Shop now: explore-mag.com/Lighter-Torch
58% off Adventurous Student Bundle
To get the best bang for your buck, check out our Bundles. This bundle is geared towards adventurous students. The plaid scarf will keep them warm while walking to class; the ginormous mountain mug can be filled to the brim with coffee to keep them going during heavy study sessions; the adventure journal doubles as a notebook for new courses; and the camping tote bag is a sturdy yet stylish way to cart their books around campus. As a bonus, the foraging sack grants an after-school outdoor activity that contributes to dinner. At such a deep discount, the price of each item is only… well, you do the math—or get your smart student to.
Black Friday Sale Price: $32.97 (save $46.98)
Shop now: explore-mag.com/Back-To-School
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