It feels like every year, the holidays approach faster than the year before. Luckily, there’s still plenty of time to check a few gifts off your list early — or even do some shopping for yourself (we won’t judge). Here are some of our top picks from the Black Friday sales.
Backcountry Winter Sale
Details: 40 percent off major brands
Dates: 11.-17. november
Patagonia Capilene Air Crew Top, $103 (20 percent off, regular price $129)
This merino wool blend base layer will keep you warm all winter long by wicking moisture away from you, whether you’re sweating it out on the slopes, trail or climb. Adding polyester gives it just enough stretch to allow it to move with you without being restrictive.
Smartwool Performance Hike Lt Cushion Ankle Socks, $15-17 (20-30 percent off, regular price $21)
We know: socks? But trust us – these merino-blend socks hug your foot to prevent slipping and provide extra comfort during your hike. Plus, merino means they won’t smell after repeated use.
REI Gear Up Get Out Sale
Details: Up to 30 percent off; members receive special offers
Dates: 11.-21. november
Smith Scout MIPS Snow Helmet, $103 (20 percent off, regular price $129)
A helmet is undoubtedly the most important piece of snow sports equipment. We like the Smith Scout MIPS helmet for the safety provided by the MIPS protection, but also because it offers plenty of ventilation, keeping you cool and your goggles fog-free.
Black Diamond Moji R+ Lantern, $34 (25 percent off, regular price $45)
This 200 lumen lantern made our list the best auto shop equipment this year, and our testers noted that a four-hour charge provided light every night for an entire long weekend.
Stio Holiday Sale
Details: Up to 40 percent off winter styles, plus 60 percent off past seasons
Dates: 14.-28. november
Women’s Environ XT Anorak Jacket, $312 (30 percent off, regular price $445)
The long sleeves, medium cut and all the fun colors available forced us to name the Environs XT Anorak one of our favorite women’s ski jackets 2023. We also love that it’s made with super durable, 100 percent recycled polyester material, so it’s eco-friendly, too.
Men’s Environ XT Jacket, $356-$423 (5-20 percent off, regular price $445)
“The designers nailed the line between minimalism and ultimate features,” said one of our testers. The thoughtful design means every zip and pocket serves a purpose, without unnecessary bells and whistles.
Garmin early holiday sales
Details: Savings on selected products
Dates: 11.-24. november
Fenix 7X Solar, $799 ($100 off)
For backcountry enthusiast in your life, the Fenix 7X Solar watch not only tracks accurate activity information, but also provides incredibly accurate satellite maps via GPS. Insane battery life (up to 28 days in smartwatch mode, or up to 89 days in GPS mode) gets an extra boost from the sun for longer time between charges.
InReach Mini 2, $349 ($50 off)
The size of a dish sponge, the InReach Mini 2 packs GPS navigation, SOS emergency calls, location sharing and longer battery life into a small handheld device.
Osprey Winter Sale
Details: 40 percent off select items
Dates: 11.-24. november
Stratos 24/Sirrus 24-day packages, $70 (50 percent off, regular price $140)
The Stratos (men’s version) and Cirrus (women’s edition) were named this year’s “most comfortable”. day packs, thanks to the thickly padded hip belt and external mesh suspension system. This pack also features a retractable back panel to add even more adjustability for a snug fit.
Transporter Waist Pack, $48 (27 percent off, regular price $65)
Store all your essentials in the large main compartment and valuables in the discreet rear zipped pocket, all protected from the elements with the DWR coating.
Huckberry Waxed Trucker Jacket Event
Details: $50 off waxed trucker jackets
Dates: 14.-15. november
Flint and Tinder Flannel-Lined Cropped Trucker Jacket, $248 ($50 off, regular price $298)
This is one of the most versatile staples you could add to your closet – or your significant other’s. The waxed sail cloth resists wear and tear and patina exceptionally over time. The flannel lining makes this jacket warm enough to wear all year round with a sleeved t-shirt or thick sweater underneath. And you can’t beat the style.
Flint and Tinder Wool Lined Cropped Trucker Jacket, $308 ($50 off, regular price $358)
Feel even more warmth without compromising on style in this jacket lined with recycled Japanese wool.
Rumpl Holiday Sale
Details: 25 percent off almost everything
Dates: 14.-30. november
Original Puffy Blanket, $74 (25 percent off, regular price $99)
Once you add a puffy blanket to your camping arsenal, you’ll never go back. Made from a 100 percent recycled polyester shell and post-consumer insulation, the Original Puffy Blanket is a cozy companion around the campfire, at the winter tailgate, or around the house on a chilly morning. A wide selection of fun designs (some designed by collaborative artistsor shape National parks) make this a great gift for anyone on your list.
Everywhere Towel, $37 (25 percent off, original price $49)
This incredibly absorbent, quick-drying towel is ultra-compact, so you can easily take it with you on any adventure—to the beach, camping, or traveling.