The Best Black Friday Outdoor Gear 2020: Sales to Shop Now

It’s the most wonderful time of the year to get outside! Or at least it will be after we take full advantage of amazing Black Friday sales; and then, of course, Cyber Monday deals. These are the days when retailers and brands alike start to offer products at dramatically slashed prices across the board for the holidays. For those of us who enjoy spending more time outside, now is the perfect time to score all the equipment and gear we need for hiking, camping, spelunking, and much more. Here are the best Black Friday outdoor gear discounts we’ve managed to discover so far. 

If you’re looking for a specific sale, we’ve rounded up the best camping deals, kayak sales, and Black Friday tent deals going on right now as well.

Best Black Friday Outdoor Deals

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Moosejaw Deals

Up to 30% off

Score up to 30% off on outdoor gear and apparel from top brands like The North Face, prAna, and marmot.
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Amazon Outdoor Gear Deals

Outdoor enthusiasts will find all their outdoor and camping gear needs online with special discounted items on fishing, hunting, and camping gear.
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Men's The North Face Apparel

Up to 30% off

If you want to give your closet an upgrade, these The North Face apparel deals will deliver. From classic hoodies to outdoor jackets, you'll definitely find something for your everyday needs.
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Trail Camera Deals

Up to 50% off

Capture wildlife undisturbed with these great deals on trail cameras. For around half the price, you can get a trail camera with high megapixels, good battery life, and mobile provider support.
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Dick;s Sporting Goods Camping and Hiking Deals

Up to 50% off

Going on a camping trip? Remember to gear up on the essentials - from packing items and accessories to tent and cooking equipment.
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Osprey Men's Archeon 30

$180 $240
Whether you are exploring the dense jungle or climbing a steep mountain, take the Archeon 30 with you as it boasts a reservoir sleeve and other useful features that aid you in your adventures
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The North Face Men's Trail Edge Mid WP

$84 $120
The Trail Edge Mid WP features a mesh upper for breathability and a plush collar and tongue for cushioning, perfect for all-day hikes and treks.
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Men’s Hedgehog Fastpack II WP

$84 $120
Explore the unknown territories with the Hedgehog Fastpack, designed to withstand environmental stresses with its waterproof DryVent membrane and abrasion-resistant mesh.
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Osprey Aether Pro 70

$281 $375
Ideal for hardcore adventurers, the Aether Pro 70 boasts a streamlined, lightweight design that stabilizes your load to help you reach the summit faster.
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The North Face Litus 22

$50 $100
Carrying 30 pounds of gear effortlessly is possible with Litus 22's mesh suspension and vented-foam package, ideal for or hikers and mountain climbers looking for a breathable, yet spacious backpack.
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Osprey Farpoint Trek Pack 55

$143 $220
This Trek Pack is the whole package, offering on-the-go and on-the-trail essentials such as Daylite attachment hoops for your extra pack and a raincover to protect the backpack from the elements.
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Osprey Mutant 52

$150 $200
The Mutant 52 comes with alpine-specific features ranging from helmet and rope carries to the dual-side wand and/or picket pockets for a more bearable icy trip to the mountains.
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The North Face Men's Ultra 109 WP

$84 $120
The Ultra 109 WP's boasts a waterproof membrane, a protective toe cap, and stable ESS midfoot shank to ensure that your feet are protected from the rigors of hiking.
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Backcountry Deals

Up to 70% off

Backcountry is offering exciting deals on outdoor clothing, gear, and essentials. Discounts are up to 70% off.
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Osprey Levity 60

$202 $270
This lightweight backpack includes an accessible bellowed front pocket that contains your rain gear and dual-access side pockets for your water bottle and other smaller essentials.
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Osprey Talon 44

$120 $160
Never worry about carrying 44L worth of gear with the Talon 44's BioStretch harness and hipbelt to keep you grounded as you make your steep ascent to the summit.
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The North Face Men's Trail Edge

$63 $90
Get ready to climb mountains with the Trail Edge, featuring an environment-friendly OrthoLite Hybrid footbed for cushioning and breathable mesh upper for comfort during long hikes.
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Osprey Xenith 105

$300 $400
The Xenith 105 is designed to carry a lot of gear with its two zippered front pockets and roomy main compartment, stabilizing the weight thanks to its dual-side compression straps.
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Osprey VOLT 75

$165 $220
Not only does the Volt 75 ensure stability on rough terrain, but it also offers convenient features such as an internal hydration sleeve when you get thirsty and a stow-on-the-go trekking pole carry.
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Outdoor Cooking Deals

Up to 25% off

Make cooking on camp a breeze with the right cooking equipment, including grills and cookware.
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The North Face Phantom 50 Antarctica Backpack

$100 $200
Aside from the Phantom 50's hydration sleeve and tool keepers, it is also lightweight enough for you to carry outdoors regardless of the weather.

How to Choose the Best Outdoor Deals During Black Friday

There was a time when we’d say — unless you were buying a gift that needed to be under the tree on Christmas Day — wait until post-holiday sales to buy camping, kayaking, backpacking, sports, or other equipment to get you through the year. Those days are long gone. Retailers recognize that it’s better to keep their inventory on the lean side to begin with; then get in early and offer great deals to consumers before the holidays, starting the new year with a svelte inventory figure. 

  1. Make a list and check it twice. Take a quick look at your outdoor needs. What’s missing? What needs an upgrade? Check out social media and your favorite gear sites for recommendations, then look for brand or retailer websites for deals. Check ‘em early (starting now) and often. Put together a budget for how much you might be willing to spend, and prioritize your list.
  2. Once you find a great deal on something you’re looking for, take note of when a sale might expire. Are you getting that extra 10% off for adding your email to a mailing list? Every little bit counts, and you may end up being emailed about some great last-minute sales. 
  3. When you find a deal that fits your budget, jump on it. Some of the best deals of the season will be on that upcoming magical Black Friday or Cyber Monday, so don’t take a chance that the product will be sold out before the weekend.

Where to Find the Best Outdoor Sales

First, keep checking us out here at The Manual as we continue to update this and other Black Friday and Cyber Monday deal stories. We’re bargain shoppers, too, so we’re constantly on the prowl for the best deal. 

Second, watch the big boys:

  • Amazon: Outdoor enthusiasts will find all their outdoor and camping gear needs online with special discounted items on fishing, hunting, and camping gear.
  • Walmart: Because so many retailers (particularly brick-and-mortar) canceled or reduced orders when Main Street, USA closed up during the pandemic, brands are stuck with inventory that was already in the supply chain pipeline. To be blunt, their loss is your gain. Brands will be marking down products so they can move it out and recoup their losses. Definitely check out Walmart and other top merchants.

Third, check brand websites. Black Friday and Cyber Monday are when retailing works in your favor. With a focused, disciplined approach you’ll be spending 2020 in the great outdoors with some awesome, brand new toys. 

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