Best Black Friday Outdoor Gear Deals

2018’s Top Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deals on Camping, Backpacking, & Hiking Gear

Like REI, the Backpacker’s Pantry team prefers to opt outside on Black Friday. You won’t find us standing in long lines at the store, but that doesn’t mean we won’t be taking advantage of the season’s greatest deals on outdoor gear right from our laptops and smartphones.

Whether your gear closet could use a refresh of its own, or you’re shopping for your favorite outdoor adventurer, these are the Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals you should have on your radar in 2018.

1. Smartwatches and fitness trackers

Several smartwatch and fitness tracker manufacturers, including Apple and Fitbit, will be offering discounts beginning on Thanksgiving Day. These handy devices are the perfect way to track activity, and several models have GPS.

CNet published an awesome overview of the different deals, but here’s a quick peek at the savings:

  • Fitbit Charge 3, $120 (Save $40)

  • Fitbit Versa, $149 (Save $50)

  • Apple Watch Series 3 GPS, $199 (Save $80)

  • Samsung Galaxy Watch, $260 (Save $70)

  • Samsung Gear S3 smartwatch, $200 (Save $100)

  • Fitbit Alta HR, $80 (Save $50)

You can buy these devices at retailers like Target, Best Buy, and others. Visit CNet’s breakdown for more details.

2. Lightweight, freeze-dried food

Food is a great gift, and freeze-dried meals are even better (if the recipient appreciates lightweight, easy-to-prepare, and delicious flavors, that is). To stock up, look no further than Backpacker’s Pantry’s seasonal bundle deals:

Best Black Friday Camping Deals for Him & Her

Best Black Friday Backpacking Deals for Him & Her

Best Black Friday Hiking Deals for Him & Her

Best Cyber Monday Camping Deals for Him & Her

Best Cyber Monday Backpacking Deals for Him & Her

Best Cyber Monday Hiking Deals for Him & Her

Each bundle comes with three top-rated meals — all you need to make them is some hot water, a spoon, and a few minutes worth of patience.

3. Cabela’s Black Friday Sale

Cabela’s has virtually everything you need to get outside, and it’s one of the top places to find deals on hunting gear and cold-weather gear.

The Kickoff Sale is already underway and includes deals like savings of up to 40% on hunting boots, savings on fryers and cookers, and more. More deals will likely be released as we get closer to Black Friday, so be sure to check back in with their website regularly.

4. ActiveJunky.com

ActiveJunky isn’t a gear retailer, but they do a great job of aggregating deals from a massive variety of outdoor brands. You can sign up for their emails to receive notifications about sales from stores like Backcountry.com, Sierra Trading Post, Steep & Cheap, and tons more. These emails will be useful before and after Black Friday, too.

To make things even better, you’ll also get cash back on eligible purchases when you sign up for an account. Simply click on a retailer’s store link from the ActiveJunky website to take advantage of deals and earn cash back.