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Outside's Guide to 2020 Holiday Sales on Outdoor Gear

Whether you're shopping for others or yourself, these sales are the best opportunities to save big on gear this year

Whether you're shopping for others or yourself, these sales are the best opportunities to save big on gear this year. (Photo: CasarsaGuru/iStock)
Whether you're shopping for others or yourself, these sales are the best opportunities to save big on gear this year.

Holiday sales are a great opportunity to snag gifts for your loved ones—not to mention gear for yourself—but it can be hard to know where to look. To streamline the shopping process for you this year, we’ve compiled a list of bomber deals and promotions from brands in the outdoor world. We’ve tested gear from all of these brands, and we’ve provided our product recommendations below, too. Bookmark this page and check back frequently for more pre-Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals—we'll be updating it with the latest promotions that are worth your time. 


Backcountry

Promotion: The brand is offering up to 40 percent off gear and apparel during its Pre-Cyber sale
Dates: November 18 through November 25
Our pick: The Patagonia Micro Puff hooded jacket. We gave it a Gear of the Year award in 2018. 

Promotion: Backcountry is also offering 25 percent off all Arc'teryx products.
Dates: November 23 through November 30
Our pick: The Trino SL Anorak. We included it in our 2021 Winter Buyer’s Guide roundup of the best jackets. 


BioLite

Promotion: BioLite is offering 25 percent off sitewide
Dates: November 23 through December 7
Our pick: The FirePit. We called it “the best portable grill ever” in 2017.


CamelBak

Promotion: The brand is offering 25 percent off all water bottles, drinkware, and custom bottles on its site with promo code HOLIDAY25.
Dates: November 16 through December 1
Our pick: The Eddy+ .6L insulated water bottle. It’s one of our Gear Guy’s favorite reusable plastic models.


Club Ride

Promotion: Club Ride is offering up to 70 percent off gear and apparel sitewide.
Dates: November 26 through November 30
Our pick: The Rambler Poly-Wool Henley shirt. It kept our testers cool during our 2020 Bike Test


Columbia

Promotion: Columbia is offering 40 percent off select gear
Dates: November 12 through November 22
Our pick: The OutDry Ex Reign jacket. It was one of our favorite waterproof jackets of 2019.


Filson

Promotion: When you spend $500 or more, you’ll receive a gift code for $150 toward your next purchase. Or when you spend $250, you’ll receive a $50 gift code. 
Dates: November 19 through November 30
Our pick: The Down Cruiser vest. Our Gear Director, Will Taylor, loves its burly warmth.


Hydro Flask

Promotion: Hydro Flask is offering 25 percent off sitewide
Dates: November 25 through December 6
Our pick: The 32-ounce Trail Series bottle. It’s our Gear Guy’s favorite to carry everywhere.


Huckberry

Promotion: Huckberry is offering up to 30 percent off select gear in black colors during its undercover sale.
Dates: November 20 through November 23
Our pick: The Weekender Sunglasses. How could you beat a pair of durable, polarized sunnies for $25?


Moosejaw

Promotion: Moosejaw is offering up to 30 percent off gear and apparel, plus 20 percent off one full-price item with code PARTYTIME during its Anniversary Sale.
Dates: November 9 through November 22

Promotion: Moosejaw is also offering up to 30 percent off gear and apparel from brands like The North Face, Arc'teryx, Marmot, and more. Plus, free shipping on orders over $49.
Dates: November 23 through November 29
Our pick: The Nemo two-person Victory blanket. It’s a simple accessory that makes car camping better.


Osprey

Promotion: Osprey is offering 25 to 50 percent off select products, plus free shipping.
Dates: November 13 through November 30
Our pick: The Archeon 70 pack. It was our favorite travel bag our 2020 Summer Buyer’s Guide. 


Rumpl

Promotion: Rumpl is offering 25 percent off select products. 
Dates: November 14 through November 30
Our pick: The Travel NanoLoft Puffy blanket. It was our favorite blanket for travel in our 2021 Winter Buyer’s Guide.


Salomon

Promotion: Salomon is offering 25 percent off apparel, gear, and footwear as part of the brand’s Cyber Week sale.
Dates: November 19 through December 4
Our pick: The Ultra Pro shoes. They’re our go-to pick for trail running.


Saxx

Promotion: Saxx is offering 20 to 40 percent off sitewide as part of its Black Friday sale.
Dates: November 26 through November 29

Promotion: Saxx is also offering 20 to 40 percent off sitewide, plus free shipping as part of its Cyber Monday sale. 
Dates: November 29 through November 30
Our pick: The Kinetic HD boxer brief. It’s columnist Andrew Skurka’s favorite pair.


Stio

Promotion: Stio is offering up to 30 percent off sitewide and free shipping as part of its holiday kickoff and Black Friday sales. Plus, the brand will be offering daily deals with an additional 10 percent off the sale price on select items.
Dates: November 23 through November 29
Our pick: The Thermpop Fleece shirt. It’s gear editor Ariella Gintzler’s most versatile shirt.

Promotion: When you spend $300, you’ll receive $30 as part of the brand’s Cyber Monday sale.
Date: November 30


Western Rise

Promotion: Western Rise is offering 25 percent off select products as part of its Holiday Sale.
Dates: November 11 through November 30

Promotion: If you spend $100, you’ll receive a $50 gift card.
Dates: December 2 through December 25
Our pick: The Evolution Pant. We included it in our 2019 Winter Buyer’s Guide roundup of the best bike commuting gear.

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