NOTE: This is the 2012 version of the guide to Black Friday/Cyber Monday outdoor and backpacking gear promotional deals. The deals and ads found here are most likely no longer valid. To see the current 2013 guide click here.
The holiday season is once again upon us. I do not know about you, but I am already growing weary of it. Why is it more difficult to get into the spirit of the season?
This is no time to dwell on my lack of a holiday spirit though, instead here is some of the Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals on outdoor gear for everyone to enjoy. Although, this year’s deals lack the sizzle of last year’s, there are still ample opportunities to save some serious cheddar this year. If these deals do not get you in the mood for the holiday, then I am not sure what will.
Whether an outdoor enthusiast is on the holiday shopping list or you are simply looking to upgrade your equipment, there are deals that should satisfy just about everyone. Take a look below and jump on these opportunities since many end November 26!
CampSaver has an awesome coupon good from Black Friday to Cyber Monday, with 20% off on most full-priced items. Use coupon code BLACKFRIDAY to get this fantastic deal. Exclusions include Arc’Teryx, Canada Goose, Black Diamond, Hilleberg, Mont-Bell and Patagonia.
Also, CampSaver is offering a multitude of Black Friday doorbuster deals on their website, with up to 75% off.
Bent Gate Mountaineering is one of my newest affiliates. Just in time too, as they are offering 20% off nearly everything in their store, with coupon code 20THANKS2012. Numerous exclusions apply, so check their website for more information. Hurry, this opportunity ends on Cyber Monday. Free shipping on orders over $49 too!
Altrec.com Outdoors is currently in the midst of its Thanksgiving sale. They are offering up to 50% off. Fifty. Percent. Off. That is half price! This sale started earlier this month (sorry for the lack of notice) and ends on November 27, so jump on this opportunity before it goes bye-bye.
In addition, Altrec.com is offering a 15% off coupon for Black Friday in their outlet store. This is on top of their already deeply discounted prices. This deal is good only for Black Friday. The coupon code is BLACKFRIDAY15.
Altrec.com is offering a similar Cyber Monday deal, with 15% off deeply discounted prices in their outlet once again. This offer is good only for Cyber Monday. The coupon code here is, surprise, surprise, CYBERMONDAY15.
Altrec.com is currently offering some serious door buster deals too. These limited time deals are offered on select products throughout the day. Keeping coming back on a regular basis to see what products enjoy these deep discounts.
Plus, Altrec is offering a gadget gift guide, just in case you need a little help with your shopping. Which I definitely do every year.
RockCreek is one of my newer affiliates. They are offering numerous different deals this season. Try 20% off all Marmot products on for size. Hurry though, as this sale ends on Cyber Monday. Other sales include (but are not limited to) 10% off paddling gear when you buy a boat (do people really buy boats over the Internet now?), and 20% off Mountain Hardwear gear and clothing. Plus, free shipping on all orders over $49.
Sign up to win an opportunity to get $500 worth of Patagonia gear and clothing at RockCreek too.
Speaking of Patagonia, MasseyOutfitters is offering 20% off all Patagonia products. Massey’s has other deals too. 40% off The North Face? Check. 20% off watches from Nixon, Suunto, Timex and more? Check. Get free shipping with every order of $75 or more too. Plus, get an extra 5% off just for signing up for their newsletter.
Now through Cyber Monday, Massey’s Outfitters is giving away a free $20 gift card to Massey’s with all orders over $100! This is a great way to kill two birds with one stone (figuratively, of course, as I would never advocate killing birds for any reason, let alone, a good deal such as this). You can buy a gift for yourself, and give away the card as a gift – or vise versa! Get the free shipping over $75 for even greater savings.
REI is having a winter sale ending on Cyber Monday, even though that season does not even start for nearly another month. They are offering up to 30% off on all winter gear and gifts. Get free shipping on orders of $50 or more.
Mountain Plus is offering a bunch of interesting deals. Buy a GoPro 3 HD and receive a free 32 GB card and free shipping. Get a free footprint with any tent purchase, and, again, free shipping. Receive free Darn Tough Vermont Socks with any Vasque footwear purchase, plus, is this not getting redundant, free shipping; that is $15.95 value!
Thinking we will get snow this year? Get 40% off snowshoes and trekking poles at Mountain Plus. Free shipping too. How can you argue with free?
Speaking of GoLite, check out their Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals. Get 60% off on Beartooth 650 fill down jackets for both men and women. Hurry, this offer ends November 29, 2012. Not enough for you? On Cyber Monday only, get a free Coolmax Reversible Beanie (a $19.99 value!) with any purchase from GoLite.com. And who does not look great in a beanie?
Sierra Trading Post is having a slew of deals for Black Friday. Unfortunately, they are too many to list. Actually, they are so good that I cannot even tell you, due mostly because they refuse to reveal them to me before Black Friday. Check out their website on Black Friday to see what great mystery deals they are offering. Coupon code BLACKFRIDAY12 is the secret key to activating these offers.
For Cyber Monday, Sierra Trading Post is offering an extra 25% off all purchases. Use code CYBERMONDAY12 for this discount. Good for Monday, November 26 only!
In addition, Sierra Trading Post has their on-going November promotional deals of 25% off purchases of $125 or more (coupon code AVNOV2), 30% off purchases of $200 or more (again, coupon code AVNOV2) and 20% off any purchase (coupon code AVTHANKS2). All of these deals expire December 5, 2012.
ULA Equipment, the leader in “Sewn in the USA” backpacks and sleeping bags is offering free shipping from Black Friday to Cyber Monday. These backpacks are lightweight, durable and comfortable. If you are in the market for a new backpack, these might be worth checking out, plus you get free shipping to boot.
Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS) is offering up to 50% off hundreds of top brands. In addition, they will be offering 6 hour Power Deals from now until Cyber Monday. A new Power Deals occurs every 6 hours, with savings of 10-30% beyond the already discounted prices. In addition, they are offering free shipping on nearly every order. At this point, who is not offering free shipping in some form?
Campmor is a terrific retailer, with a wide selection of backpacking products. They are having a Black Friday/Cyber Monday sale jam-packed with deals, with almost everything on their site discounted. Like everyone else, they are offering free shipping, but only on orders of $100 or more. Hurry, these deals end on Cyber Monday.
From Black Friday to Cyber Monday, Trek Light Gear, maker of innovative hammocks, is offering a fantastic deal of up to 30% off everything in the store. 30% off hammocks, 15% off accessories and select discounts on every other item in the store.
For those with outdoor obsessed children on their gift list, Tiny Trekker has some outstanding deals. Kids hiking shoes are up to 35% off, up to 40% savings off snowshoes (plus free shipping) and free shipping on all orders of $45 or more.
Some retailers are avoiding jumping on the Black Friday/Cyber Monday bandwagon and are just offering discounts unrelated to the holidays. Oregon Mountain Community is offering 20% off full priced items using coupon TAKE20 (plus free shipping on many orders). Get 10% cash back on regularly priced items at Giantnerd, plus free shipping on orders over $100. GearTrade offers some amazing deals, currently, they have 50 deals of over 90% off! These deals are constantly changing, so head over to GearTrade and see what is being offered now. Eagle Optics is always offering fantastic deals on binoculars, spotting scopes and other optical equipment.
Some of these deals may not be live yet, so if not, make sure you come back on the day of the sale and take advantage of these super deals. They could save you some serious cash if there are any outdoor enthusiasts on your holiday gift list.
If you have any questions or are looking for a good deal on something specific, let me know in the comments section and I will see what I can do to help you out with it.
Also, check out the Special Deals Coupons on the right hand side of this webpage. You might be able to use some of these coupons in conjunction with the other deals to save even more moola. It is impossible to save too much of that!
And remember, any sales made through this website will result in the Bushwhacking Fool receiving a small commission based on the total sale price. These commissions help to offset the costs of time and money required to keep this website up and running. Any purchases will be greatly appreciated.
Have a Happy Thanksgiving!