Most Black Friday shoppers go for computers, video game consoles, smartphones, LED TVs, and other similar devices. You can’t blame them. It’s not that often that these expensive products are available at huge discounts. There are other products that are on sale, though. People who love to rough it out will definitely appreciate the many Amazon Black Friday deals on outdoor gear.
Some stores have announced their Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals already. Amazon is no different. In fact, a number of Amazon devices and other products are on sale right now. The sale will run through November 29, which is Black Friday. According to t3, however, Amazon has already confirmed that the Cyber Monday Sale will follow a day later and last until December 2. In case you don’t get everything on your Christmas list during these sales, Amazon will have its Countdown to Christmas Sale starting Tuesday.
Yep. Christmas is definitely coming and it’s not just in the air. You can feel it with MacBook Airs, AirPods, Nike Airs, and lots of other products being offered at amazing discounts in different stores nationwide. Amazon is offering its own products such as Kindle Fire, Kindle Paperwhite and Echo Dot for very low prices. Check out their Black Friday sale to see other products from other brands including Apple and Samsung.
It’s certainly the perfect time to shop for gifts so you better start pounding on that keyboard and go through the many Amazon Black Friday Deals. Be quick, though. Some products like those falling under their Lighting Deals are on sale for only a day or so.
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Outdoor enthusiasts, triathletes, and anyone who just wants to keep track of their progress while exercising or engaging in sports will love getting their hands on brand new fitness trackers.
Garmin Forerunner 935 Running GPS Unit
The Garmin Forerunner 935 is a rugged yet gorgeous piece of wearable. It has that sporty look that goes well on the wrists of both men and women. More importantly, the Forerunner 935 comes with features vital for serious runners and triathletes such as built in altimeter, barometer, heart rate monitor, and even an electronic compass. Aside from the usual stuff needed to interpret your workout or training, the Forerunner 935 also comes with advanced running metrics like stride length and ground contact time balance.
The multi-sport watch will track all the important details for different activities including running, swimming, cycling, and even golf. Other features include a gyroscope, GPS, GLONASS, and WiFi. It allows you to control music and is water-resistant to 50 meters. Plus the strap is made of durable and flexible silicone.
Those who own the Garmin 735 XT are generally impressed with the fitness tracker but did wish the battery lasted longer than the max of 17 hours. That’s why we now have the Forerunner 935. It has all the great features of the 735 XT but with a max battery life of 24 hours.
The Forerunner is a tad on the pricier side but thanks to the on-going Amazon Black Friday Deals, you can score this fitness tracker for $100 less. Yep, you can have a brand new wearable for only $399.99 each.
Fitbit Versa 2 Health & Fitness Smartwatch
FitBit is one of the most well-known names when it comes to smartwatches and if you’re looking for your first buy, this is one fitness tracker to consider.
As a fitness tracker, the FitBit Versa 2 can measure your heart rate, number of steps taken, floors climbed, distance travelled, calories burned, and other important information. The Sleep Score feature tracks the time you’re in deep, light sleep or REM sleep. It also determines the time you’re restless. These are then used to understand the quality of sleep.
It already comes with Alexa, Amazon’s popular smart assistant, which you can use to gather information such as weather updates and current events. You can also set alarms and timers, control smart home devices, operate Spotify, play more than 300 songs, receive calls, send text messages, and other tasks that Alexa is compatible with.
The FitBit Versa 2 costs $199.85 on regular days but since it’s Amazon Black Friday sale, you can have it for $148.99.
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When you’re out hiking mountain trails or biking to faraway places, there’s always the possibility of getting lost. Even the most experienced outdoorsmen can get disoriented and lose their way. This is why it’s important to have a GPS tracker.
Garmin InReach Mini GPS Tracker
Who would have thought that something so small, a mere 3.9 x 2 inches and 3.5 ounces to be exact, can spell the difference between life and death. The Garmin InReach Mini GPS Tracker can do more than just help you find your way home.
Aside from its GPS tracking features, the rugged two-way satellite communicator can also send and receive text messages if you are subscribed to the Iridium, a global network. You can also send out distress signals to the rescue monitoring center, which also requires a subscription. The SOS button is hidden under a small cover so you don’t accidentally hit. If you’re a serious outdoor sports enthusiast, you’d greatly benefit from these services as you can inform someone if you are in trouble.
The InReach Mini also provides NOAA charts, maps, and colored aerial imagery through the Earthmate app, which is free with the Garmin GPS tracker. Weather reports via the InReach weather forecast service is optional. It also has a tracking feature that other people can use to determine your path.
The InReach Mini comes with a 128 x 128 pixel display and a rechargeable lithium ion battery with a 1,250 mAh capacity. At the back is a little clip where you can hook it to your gear with a carabiner.
From $349.99, the Garmin InReach Mini GS tracker can be yours for $274.99 thanks to the Amazon Black Friday deals. That’s a whopping $75 off its regular price.
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Garmin Edge 130 GPS Cycling/Bike Computer
If cycling is your thing, the Garmin Edge 130 bike computer is one thing you can get yourself for Christmas. The Garmin Edge 130 Bike Computer looks pretty chic yet simple with its minimalist design. It will definitely look good on any bike.
The Edge 130 keeps track of the usual details such as distance travelled and speed. Of course, there’s also a timer. These are made possible with the help of GPS, GLONASS, and Galileo satellites along with a built-in altimeter. After finishing a ride and recording your data, the Edge 130 will inform you if you achieved a new personal record such as the farthest distance you covered.
The bike computer can also receive messages and notify you when you get them. This way, you won’t miss important messages even if you’re on the road.
Each Edge 130 weighs only 170 ounces. If you add the heart rate monitor, you get a still lightweight 200 ounces. It has a 1.8-inch screen with up to 8 data fields. The crystal clear screen is not colored but is easy to read in bright and low-light conditions. It also has an impressive 15 hour battery life.
You get $50 off the regular price of $199.99 for the Garmin Edge 130 if you take advantage of the on-going Amazon Black Friday Deals.
Ascher USB Rechargeable Bike Light Set
Wherever you go, you should always carry something to light things up when it gets dark. This is especially true if you’re on the road. Of course, when you’re driving a car, you should have your headlights on in low light conditions. And when you get into some trouble, you better have an emergency light with you.
It’s the same thing when you’re on a bike. You should have a bike light to light up your way and alert other motorists of your presence.
Each set comes with the headlight and taillight. Both have four light modes that you can choose using the one-touch switch. The USB rechargeable bike lights are powered by 650 mAh lithium batteries.
While it’s called a bike light, it’s not limited to cycling use only. You can also bring them to camp or other outdoor activities. As a matter of fact, you can use them any time you need an emergency light.
The Ascher USB Rechargeable Bike Light Set can easily be attached to your bike using the built-in silicone mount straps. Each set is worth $20 but is on sale on Amazon right now for $only $9.98. You have until November 29 to take advantage of this 50% discount.
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Outdoors and music almost always go together. When you go for a run, you like listening to some upbeat music. When you’re camping under the sky, it’s nice to put on some mellow sounds though the music of nature is always a better option. Even when you’re biking, skateboarding or snowboarding, you can put some music on. That’s why earphones and music players are pretty popular.
Rotibox Bluetooth Beanie Hat
Bluetooth beanies serve a couple of purposes. First, it keeps your head warm. Second, you can listen to your favorite music or podcast without using a headphone or earphones.
The Rotibox Bluetooth Beanie is made of 100% soft acrylic, which is pretty comfortable on the head. It’s also double knitted for extra warmth. What makes the Rotibox different from regular beanies is the two Bluetooth speakers stitched to the sides.
This washable piece of wearable boasts of the latest Bluetooth V4.1 technology, which pairs with smartphones and other Bluetooth devices with ease. The built-in speaker comes with a user-friendly control panel with skip forward and backward features so you can go through your playlist easily. You can also answer and hang up calls using your high-tech beanie.
The Bluetooth beanie is powered by a rechargeable Li-Ion battery that provides up to six hours of playing and talking time. Each purchase includes a USB charging cable. The Rotibox Bluetooth Beanie sells for $39.99 but you save 20 % if you use the coupon.
Jabra Elite 65t Earbuds
People nowadays seem to have an aversion to wires. First, they took the wires off phones and invented the cordless phones, which eventually turned into smartphones. Desktop computers became laptops with rechargeable batteries. Even phone chargers are wireless now.
Wireless technology was bound to find its way to earphones and headphones. Wires are some of the most annoying things, especially when you’re running. These wires almost always get caught on something. That’s why many runners and outdoor sports enthusiasts are going with the wireless earphones like the Jabra Elite 65t Earbuds.
These wireless earbuds utilize a 4-microphone technology to provide clear sounds, especially when you’re having a conversation after answering call. There’s an integrated control button that allows you to receive calls, turn the volume up or down, and pause the music.
You can enjoy your earbuds for up to 5 hours per full charge. However, the runtime jacks up to an amazing 15 hours when used with its charging case, which fits nicely in your pocket.
Like other Jabra products, this pair of earbuds have a two-year dust and water resistant (IP55 rating) warranty. You do need to register them first to take advantage of the warranty.
Each pair of Jabra Elite 65t is currently selling for $100 on Amazon courtesy of its on-going Black Friday Sale. This is down $70 from its original price.
Brand new camping gear for Christmas? Those are sweet, sweet words for outdoor enthusiasts to hear. Take advantage of the many Amazon Black Friday deals on outdoor gear to update your equipment.
Honest Outfitters Single Camping Hammock with Tree Straps
When you’re out camping in the wild, there will be days that you wish you weren’t sleeping on the ground. Even if you have a tent and sleeping bag, the ground can still be too hard and too cold for comfort. Plus, you have to clear out the ground where you’re pitching your tent.
If you rather not sleep on the ground or you just want a quick nap, you may not want to whip out all your sleeping gear. This is where camping hammocks come in.
The Honest Outfitters Single Camping Hammock is a must-have for campers, hikers and backpackers. Even cyclists can bring it with them so they have some place to rest when they need to. This camping hammock is made of 210T nylon, which means it’s pretty durable, dries fast, and lightweight, which are qualities expected of any piece of outdoor gear.
This hammock is designed for one person but it can support up to 400 pounds. It’s also easy to handle. You can set it up in just three minutes or even less once you get the hang of it. All you have to do is wrap the straps around the tree or other sturdy object and hang your hammock using the extra strong carabiners.
Etekcity Water Filter Straw
When you go camping or hiking in the woods, you better make sure to bring enough water. In case you get stranded or lost, finding a source of water when your supply runs out is vital to your survival. And when you do find water, your first concern is whether it is safe enough to drink.
That shouldn’t be a problem if you have a personal water filter. You can always filter and sterilize the water but that takes time and resources, things that you don’t have much in such volatile situation.
The Etekcity Water Filter Straw will let you drink the water directly from where you found it. This simple yet ingenious device can remove 99.99% of waterborne bacteria thanks to the 0.01μm Hollow Fiber UF Inline Membrane. The Pre-Filter removes large contaminants while the Ion-Exchange Resin gets rid of chlorine and heavy metals ions. There’s also the Antibacterial Activated Carbon to take care of bad odor. Each Etekcity filter can clean up to 1,500 liters of water.
The Etekcity Water Filter Straw is made by German TüV SüD Examination Institute and we all know how serious Germans are with their craft. Plus, this device passes EPA Water Quality Standards while the water pouch included in the set is FDA Compliant, which basically means it’s pretty safe to use.
Aside from the water filter straw and foldable 480 ml BPA-free water pouch, the set comes with a 70 cm extension tube, syringe, an inlet mouthpiece that uses 1 PP Cotton Pad to kickstart the filtering process, and four more PP Cotton Pads. The water pouch also has a D type hook so you can attach it to your gear for easier access. There’s also a user manual.
The Etekcity Water Filter Straw is pretty compact. It weighs just 2.08 ounces. The personal water filter set is available during Amazon’s Black Friday Sale for only $15.29 from its regular price of $17.99.
Petforu Camp Stove
It’s nice to have a hot meal and a cup of coffee or tea when you’re camping in the mountains or somewhere else that gets really cold at night. This is possible if you packed fire starters, a small gas canister, and a camping stove.
The Petforu Camp Stove includes a set of lightweight non-stick pan, pot and bowl that have passed FDA standards. These camping must-haves are made of durable, non-toxic and lightweight anodized aluminum. The cookware can be stacked together and placed inside a mesh bag so they won’t take up too much space.
There’s also a collapsible ceramic piezoelectronic ignition canister stove that can easily be folded and packed in its own orange canister. The stove is so portable, you can even keep it in your pocket.
As for the fuel, you need to purchase the gas canister since the Petforu set only includes the cookware and camp stove. Get one with an 8.11 size as this fits in the pot so you can have everything you need in one pack.
These are just ten things you can use for your outdoor needs that you can purchase for cheap over at Amazon right now. Head on over to their website and see more amazing deals. The Amazon Black Friday deals will last until November 29 but they will likely continue with the Cyber Monday sale, which has been the case year in and year out. Still, you should take advantage of the Black Friday sale right now so you can get your outdoor gear hopefully before Christmas.
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