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The Best Deals on Outdoor Gear During Amazon Prime Day

We'll be combing the site for the steepest discounts, so you don't have to

We’ll be combing Amazon for the steepest discounts, so you don’t have to. (Photo: Jamie Fenn/Unsplash)
We’ll be combing Amazon for the steepest discounts, so you don’t have to.

This year, Amazon Prime Day—the two-day online shopping event featuring deals exclusive to Amazon Prime members—will take place on October 13 and 14. It’s a great time to save on gear, get started on some early holiday shopping, or finally pull the trigger on a product you’ve been eyeing. Or, if you’re like Outside columnist Wes Siler, you’ll use these sales to save on merino wool apparel. There are a lot of offers to browse, so to help you out, we’ll be scouring the site for the best deals on outdoor tech gear, camping gear, and products that can make your time outside even more enjoyable. We’ll be updating this article throughout the sale with our favorites, and if a deal is expired, we’ll add it to the bottom of the page.

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Top Prime Day Deals We Love

Coleman 4-Person Carlsbad Dark Room Dome Tent ($185; 30 Percent Off)

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(Photo: Coleman)

We featured the Carlsbad in a roundup of the best tents for family camping. “The Coleman Carlsbad offers a great price point with the bonus of being a dark-out tent—ideal for midday napping toddlers,” wrote our tester, Shanti Hodges. “Downside: It’s hot. The Carlsbad doesn’t breathe, even with the fly removed, so don’t plan on using this in hot seasons and regions. Also be aware that the cords inside the tent poles are somewhat weak and tend to snap easily.”

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Marmot PreCip Rain Jacket (Men’s) ($70; 30 Percent Off)

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(Photo: Courtesy Marmot)

The Precip’s simple, streamlined design works well for urban commutes, epic hikes, and high-speed singletrack descents. Plus, Marmot makes them in solid colors that look good on everybody. You won’t find a more reliable, comfortable shell at a better price.

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Apple AirPods with Charging Case (Wired) ($115; 28 Percent Off) 

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(Photo: Courtesy Apple)

Outside columnist Jakob Schiller reviewed the AirPods when they got an upgrade last year: “The AirPods offer everything from extended talk time to tap control to Siri, making them an even more coveted piece of everyday carry,” he wrote. “My favorite features are the longer battery life (thanks in part to the power efficiency of the new Apple H1 headphone chip) and ability to quick charge when needed. Apple says you’ll get up to an hour more of talk time, which is nice when you’re on your third conference call of the day and don’t have to worry about your AirPods crapping out midsentence.”

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Traeger Grills Pro Series 575 Wood Pellet Grill and Smoker ($799; 10 Percent Off)

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(Photo: Courtesy Traeger)

Outside columnist Wes Siler raved about his Traeger grill for its capability and convenience. The 575’s double-walled construction and digital temperature control make cooking meat and veggies a breeze. Bonus points for the wireless connectivity that allows you to monitor internal temperatures from your smartphone.

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DryGuy Force Dry DX Boot Dryer ($65; 20 Percent Off)

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(Photo: Courtesy DryGuy)

We featured the Force Dry DX in our 2019 Winter Buyer’s Guide page of the best gear care tools. “Damp boots can ruin your day before it’s begun. Behold the Force Dry DX, which pumps air through four vertical plastic tubes,” wrote our tester. “Slide your boots over the tubes, set the timer, and wake up to warm, moisture-free gear. Works with gloves, too.”

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Marmot Trestles 15-Degree Sleeping Bag (Women’s) ($87; 30 Percent Off)

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(Photo: Courtesy Marmot)

“The Trestles has been Marmot’s bestselling sleeping bag for years, because of its backpacking-worthy performance, comfort-boosting features, and great price,” wrote our testers in our 2019 Summer Buyer’s Guide review of the Trestles Elite Eco 30 Bag. The 15-degree version is a tad heavier at four pounds, but offers more warmth on chilly nights. If you plan on winter car camping, consider this bag.

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Maven C1 10x42 millimeter ED Binoculars ($263; 25 Percent Off)

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(Photo: Courtesy Maven Optics)

Assembled in California from Japanese-made parts, these Mavens were already a steal at $350. At 25 percent off, they should be the only 10x42s anyone shopping for binos should consider right now. —Wes Siler, contributing editor

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Fireside Outdoor Pop-Up Pit & Heat Shield Combo ($95; 20 Percent Off)

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(Photo: Courtesy Fireside Outdoor)

Fire pits are nothing new, but at eight pounds, Fireside Outdoor's version is one of the lightest we've tested. We loved how easy it was to set up (a little over a minute) on a variety of surfaces. We didn't have to worry about damaging the patio we tested it on, thanks to the heat shield underneath. It's compact, too, making it ideal for car camping.

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Garmin Forerunner 645 Music Watch ($325; 28 Percent Off)

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(Photo: Courtesy Garmin)

We featured the Forerunner 645 Music in our 2018 Summer Buyer’s Guide. “Garmin finally made a running watch that plays music, beaming tunes to wireless headphones via Bluetooth. You can store up to 500 songs (cool) and sync playlists from iHeartRadio and other streaming sites for offline playback (cooler). The 645 also has Garmin’s advanced running metrics, a built-in heart-rate monitor, and GPS,” wrote our tester, Brent Rose.

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Coleman Classic Two-Burner Camp Stove ($44; 45 Percent Off)

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(Photo: Courtesy Coleman)

The Coleman Classic is one of our Gear Guy’s top choices for car camping. “The two 10,000-BTU burners take a little while to heat things up, but no one should be in a rush when out camping,” he wrote. “If anything ever breaks on a Classic—which rarely happens—replacement parts are easy to find, and the fixes are easy to make.”

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Bose QuietComfort 35 II Wireless Bluetooth Headphones ($199; 43 Percent Off)

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(Photo: Courtesy Bose)

If you work in an open-space area or spend a lot of time traveling, these headphones are a must. We recommended them for getting work done, because they feature Bose’s top-notch noise-cancellation technology and 20 hours of battery life, and they’re compatible with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant.

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The Best Deals on Outdoor Tech

Garmin Forerunner 645 Music Watch ($325; 28 Percent Off)

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(Photo: Courtesy Garmin)

We featured the Forerunner 645 Music in our 2018 Summer Buyer’s Guide. “Garmin finally made a running watch that plays music, beaming tunes to wireless headphones via Bluetooth. You can store up to 500 songs (cool) and sync playlists from iHeartRadio and other streaming sites for offline playback (cooler). The 645 also has Garmin’s advanced running metrics, a built-in heart-rate monitor, and GPS,” wrote our tester, Brent Rose.

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DJI Osmo Pocket Camera ($300; 40 Percent Off)

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(Photo: Courtesy DJI)

We featured the DJI Osmo Pocket in our 2019 Summer Buyer’s Guide. “In the race to pack the smoothest video into a compact POV camera, DJI is miles ahead. Instead of relying on anti-shake software, this tiny shooter is permanently attached to a three-axis gimbal, which shifts and rotates to cut out shake and nausea-inducing motion. The Osmo Pocket doesn’t take up much space and works seamlessly with the DJI app, so you can create like-worthy social-media content on the fly,” wrote our tester, Jakob Schiller.

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GoPro Hero8 Black ($299; 14 Percent Off)

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(Photo: Courtesy GoPro)

We featured the Hero8 in our 2020 Summer Buyer’s Guide. “The headline here is Hyper­Smooth 2.0: GoPro’s improved image-­stabilization technology, which yields some of the cleanest footage we’ve seen from an action camera,” wrote our tester. “Your videos won’t look as steady as they would if you were shooting on a gimbal, but they’ll be damn close—reason alone to upgrade from the Hero7 Black.”

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Jackery Explorer 160 Portable Power Station ($130; 20 Percent Off)

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(Photo: Courtesy Jackery)

With 167 watt-hours of power, this portable lithium battery can power smaller electronic devices like camp lights, phones, and laptop chargers. You can hook it up to a solar panel to fill up on extra juice. If you want more power, check out the 500-watt version—it can power a Traeger grill.

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DJI Mavic Mini Drone Bundle ($399; 20 Percent Off)

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(Photo: Courtesy DJI)

We featured the DJI Mavic Mini in our 2020 Summer Buyer’s Guide. “About the size of a ­sandwich, and weighing just over half a pound, the Mavic Mini is ultraportable and perfect for adventurers headed for hard-to-reach spots,” wrote our tester. “Spec-wise, the Mini isn’t quite pro quality, but it shoots attractive 2.7K video that’s stabilized using a three-axis gimbal, and it’s good for a respectable 30 minutes of flight time. An improved app with a simple interface makes the Mini easy to fly for those without much drone experience.”

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Tile Pro Tracker ($42 for Two; 30 Percent Off)

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(Photo: Courtesy Tile)

Never lose your keys or wallet again with the Tile Pro. We found this tracker so handy that it earned a spot in our 2019 Summer Buyer’s Guide. “If you’re within 300 feet of the Tile, you can see its location on the phone app and make it chime, so you can zero in on it,” our tester wrote.

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Pioneer Ironman IM6 Earbuds ($13; 78 Percent Off)

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(Photo: Courtesy Pioneer)

We featured these in our 2019 Summer Buyer’s Guide list of the best audio gear. They’re lightweight and have a cord that clips to your shirt to stay in place. The sound quality is “faithful to your favorite tracks,” our tester said, but be aware—these earbuds do not lend themselves to aquatic activity.

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Bose QuietComfort 35 II Wireless Bluetooth Headphones ($199; 43 Percent Off)

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(Photo: Courtesy Bose)

If you work in an open-space area or spend a lot of time traveling, these headphones are a must. We recommended them for getting work done, because they feature Bose’s top-notch noise-cancellation technology and 20 hours of battery life, and they’re compatible with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant.

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FitBit Versa 2 Smartwatch ($128; 30 Percent Off)

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(Photo: Courtesy FitBit)

The Versa’s simple interface allows users to track their heart rate and sleep quality, while boasting 15 exercise modes. The sleek design of the watch face doesn’t look bulky, like most sport watches. We included the original Versa in our roundup of The Best Wearable Tech of 2019.

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Scosche MagicMount Car Phone Mount ($9; 25 Percent Off)

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(Photo: Courtesy Scosche)

Outside columnist Jakob Schiller wrote an ode to this simple car accessory. “The fact that MagicMount is small is what makes it work so well. More specifically, the dash-mount arm is so stubby that it can’t jiggle around. Other dash and windshield mounts often use longer (four- or five-inch) arms that protrude from a base. I’ve never been able to get those arms connected tightly enough to the base to cut out any motion,” he wrote.

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The Best Deals on Camping and Hiking Gear

Coleman 4-Person Carlsbad Dark Room Dome Tent ($185; 30 Percent Off)

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(Photo: Coleman)

We featured the Carlsbad in a roundup of the best tents for family camping. “The Coleman Carlsbad offers a great price point with the bonus of being a dark-out tent—ideal for midday napping toddlers,” wrote our tester, Shanti Hodges. “Downside: It’s hot. The Carlsbad doesn’t breathe, even with the fly removed, so don’t plan on using this in hot seasons and regions. Also be aware that the cords inside the tent poles are somewhat weak and tend to snap easily.”

Buy Now


Fireside Outdoor Pop-Up Pit & Heat Shield Combo ($95; 20 Percent Off)

fire
(Photo: Courtesy Fireside Outdoor)

Fire pits are nothing new, but at eight pounds, Fireside Outdoor's version is one of the lightest we've tested. We loved how easy it was to set up (a little over a minute) on a variety of surfaces. We didn't have to worry about damaging the patio we tested it on, thanks to the heat shield underneath. It's compact, too, making it ideal for car camping.

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Gregory Paragon 58-Liter Backpack ($230; 23 Percent Off)

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Gregory Paragon 58 pack. (Photo: Gregory)

The Paragon punches above its weight for comfort and load stability without sacrificing sleekness. That’s why it was one of our favorite packs in 2017. At just under four pounds, this hauler doesn’t skimp on features; we loved the external-access sleeping pad compartment, integrated rain cover, and hydration sleeve that doubles as a summit pack.

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Osprey Daylite Plus 20-Liter Pack ($46; 30 Percent Off)

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(Photo: Courtesy Osprey)

The Daylite doesn’t come with a bladder, but there’s storage aplenty: 20 liters in the main compartment plus an exterior pocket. The sleeve in the main compartment can house a reservoir you buy separately, or it’ll accommodate a tablet or small laptop if you’re just using it for commuting. If you’re extra thirsty, two side bottle pockets boost the Daylite’s water-carrying capacity. 

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Marmot PreCip Rain Jacket (Men’s) ($70; 30 Percent Off)

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(Photo: Courtesy Marmot)

The Precip’s simple, streamlined design works well for urban commutes, epic hikes, and high-speed singletrack descents. Plus, Marmot makes them in solid colors that look good on everybody. You won’t find a more reliable, comfortable shell at a better price.

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Coleman Classic Two-Burner Camp Stove ($44; 45 Percent Off)

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(Photo: Courtesy Coleman)

The Coleman Classic is one of our Gear Guy’s top choices for car camping. “The two 10,000-BTU burners take a little while to heat things up, but no one should be in a rush when out camping,” he wrote. “If anything ever breaks on a Classic—which rarely happens—replacement parts are easy to find, and the fixes are easy to make.”

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Klymit KSB 30 Degree Double Sleeping Bag ($227; 7 Percent Off)

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(Photo: Courtesy Klymit)

The KSB Double was our top choice sleeping bag for couples in our 2018 Summer Buyer’s Guide. It has zippers and draft collars on both sides, so each person can fine-tune their ideal sleeping temperature. Our favorite feature: the top layer unzips to become a comforter—perfect for cuddling.

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Zippo Refillable Hand Warmer ($10; 50 Percent Off)

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(Photo: Amazon)

A good hand warmer is crucial for chilly endeavors. And if it’s reusable, like the Zippo, all the better. Just fill the palm-sized warmer with fluid, light the burner, and receive heat safely for hours. This Zippo model is consistently one of the best-reviewed reusable hand warmers on Amazon.

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Marmot Trestles 15-Degree Sleeping Bag (Women’s) ($87; 30 Percent Off)

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(Photo: Courtesy Marmot)

“The Trestles has been Marmot’s bestselling sleeping bag for years, because of its backpacking-worthy performance, comfort-boosting features, and great price,” wrote our testers in our 2019 Summer Buyer’s Guide review of the Trestles Elite Eco 30 Bag. The 15-degree version is a tad heavier at four pounds, but offers more warmth on chilly nights. If you plan on doing some winter car camping, consider this bag.

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Expired and Past Deals

Stanley Base Camp Cook Set ($45; 43 Percent Off) (Lightning Deal)

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(Photo: Courtesy Stanley)

The Base Camp is one of the most durable and user-friendly kits we’ve tested. Made with easy-to-clean stainless steel and 21 pieces that nest together, it’s a go-to for low maintenance car camping. One of our favorite pieces is the frying pan with a handle that’s collapsable yet sturdy enough so you don’t lose your grip.

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UCO 6-Piece Camping Mess Kit ($19; 21 Percent Off) 

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(Photo: Courtesy UCO)

If you’re looking for a one-person backpacking meal set, this is the bundle you should get. This six-piece kit includes a plate, bowl, camp cup, two utensils, and a strap that keeps it all secured. We like that all of the pieces stack together, and the plate and bowl act as a shell for easy storage.

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Garmin InReach Explorer+ Satellite Communicator ($300; 33 Percent Off)

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(Photo: Courtesy Garmin)

Though Outside columnist Andrew Skurka loves the Garmin InReach Mini, the device’s bigger and older brother, the Explorer+, offers a few nice features at the cost of size and weight: a bigger color screen, more efficient button layout, better virtual keyboard, and a longer-lasting battery.

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LifeStraw Personal Water Filter ($10; 50 Percent Off)

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(Photo: Courtesy LifeStraw)

The LifeStraw’s membrane removes 99.9 percent of bacteria and parasites. We like it so much that we included a version of the filter in our 2018 roundup of the best men’s thru-hiking gear.

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NOCO Boost Sport GB20 Car Battery Jump Starter ($51; 36 Percent Off)

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(Photo: Courtesy NOCO)

This portable jump starter is the size of a sandwich, but has the juice to single-handedly revive a vehicle. Charge it via the included USB cable, and throw it in the trunk for additional peace of mind wherever you drive.

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