5 Seriously Good Prime Day Deals We’re Eyeing
Save on hiking and camping equipment with Amazon’s biggest sale of the year
Prime Day is here, but Amazon’s biggest sale of the year can be hard to navigate. With only two days to find the best scores, it can be a waste of time to spend hours weeding through deals that aren’t a good bang for your buck. Luckily, I did that for you. My criteria? I only looked at products that are at least 25 percent off, have hundreds of reviews, and are rated four star or higher. Here are five pieces of dependable outdoor gear that are actually worth your money.
LifeStraw 2-Pack Personal Water Filter ($20; 50 Percent Off)
This ultralight stowable device removes over 99 percent of waterborne bacteria and parasites, and each membrane microfilter lasts up to 1000 gallons. Good for hiking, camping and travelling, these straws are easy to stash in your backpack, travel bag, emergency preparedness kit, and your RV or camper, you’ll never worry about having clean drinking water in the backcountry again.
Marmot Trestles 30-Degree Sleeping Bag ($69; 30 Percent Off)
The Trestles is a mummy-style sleeping bag designed to keep you comfortable to a lower limit temperature of 30 degrees Fahrenheit. Made from SpiraFil, a high-loft synthetic insulation, this is a great bag for cool, damp conditions (but might be too toasty for mid-summer temps, depending on where you plan to use it). Warmth and comfort are optimized by two layers that work together—maximum loft on top and a plush blanket bottom—and the 3D hood and foot box are added bonus features.
The Trestles is available in both regular and long versions, has a weight of just over three pounds and a pack volume of 10.5 liters. The full-length two-way locking zipper makes getting in and out easy (this version has the zipper positioned on the left side), and if you get too hot, there’s a fold-down secondary zipper to add ventilation. There’s also a little stash pocket to keep your essentials like phone, flashlight, and ear buds handy.
Garmin Fenix 6 Sapphire GPS Watch ($500; 38 Percent Off)
If you’ve had your eye on Garmin’s highly coveted multisport Fenix smartwatch, now’s the time to purchase it with a $300 Prime Day discount. This is a big feature-loaded watch, and the Sapphire model comes with all the same tools as the Pro, but is equipped with scratch-free sapphire glass. (If you have an adventurous loved one with a September birthday, this would make an excellent gift.) With a 1.3-inch sunlight-readable display, this watch has a bunch of training features, like PacePro and advanced performance metrics, and also allows you to navigate outdoors with preloaded topographic maps, 2000 worldwide ski resort maps, satellite system support, and built-in barometric altimeter, gyroscope and three-axis compass sensors. Get text notifications when paired to an IOS or Android device, listen to music (although a big battery drain), and of course, tell the time.
Topnew Rock Climbing Holds ($26; 34 Percent Off)
These plastic resin rock wall hand holds are a fun addition to your kids’ indoor or outdoor play space and can also support the weight of a 230-pound adult. Adding climbing holds to your kid’s jungle gym can help develop balance, agility, motor skills, and a love for climbing. This set comes with three different shapes, five bright colors that begged to be climbed, and all the stainless steel bolts, washers, and nuts needed for installation. Once mounted, they’re sturdy and the slightly textured finish adds grip. They’re also basically element-proof, so they’ll survive years of outdoor use and come out looking unscathed.
Wise Owl Outfitters Camping Tarp ($40; 28 Percent Off)
Wise Owl’s rain fly is a great all-around waterproof tarp for backpacking, camping, kayaking, and pretty much any other trip where you might need shelter from the rain. At 11 by nine feet, the premium version has a bigger footprint than the lite option, and is large enough to give good coverage from the rain when used over your hammock, tent, or camp table. This rain fly is made from durable ripstop waterproof nylon, has leakproof taped seams, reinforced stitching in vulnerable areas, and multiple reviewers state that it can withstand heavy downpours. It comes with aluminum tent stakes and six ten-foot guy lines that can be tightened at every corner. When not in use, it stuffs into its own waterproof carrying bag.