The Best Black Friday Gear Deals

Nov 23, 2011
Outside Magazine

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Black Friday through Cyber Monday—the four biggest shopping days of the year. If you're like us, in between eating, football, and exercising, you're trolling for good deals on outdoor gear (and, perhaps, lift tickets). We pinged our contacts at all the major retailers. Here are the best deals going. Happy Thanksgiving. 

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Sierra Trading Post: Save an additional 20-25% off select items Black Friday from this discount outfitter in outdoor and sports categories, from baselayer to boots to goggles.

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Outdoor Gear Exchange: This Vermont-based store is all deals all the time. Starting today, save up to $365 on alpine and tele skis and boots, and up to 65% off men's footwear. has more than 2000 items up to 80% off. (Full disclosure: the store is in this blogger's hometown, and a family member works for them.)

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Amazon: The Black Friday deals have already started. Sure, there are plenty of books and appliances on sale, but there are daily deals, like Garmin GPS units 41% off, deep discounts on and technical clothing, tents, and hiking boots all week.

Screen shot 2011-11-22 at 10.16.19 AM Up to 40% off 17,000 items. Enough said.

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Liftopia: Need encouragement to use all the gear you already have? sells discount lift tickets. And you don't have to wait until Friday. Black Friday deals are already live, with up to 81% off at 150 resorts from California to New Hampshire, and more deals in Canada and Europe.

-Berne Broudy

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