There is no better time of year to pack up and trek to a national park or forest, state park, general campground, or even a backyard.

The Black Friday Camping Gear Deals You Should Get Your Hands On
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A couple Jack Wolfskin jackets made our list of must-haves.

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Black Friday shopping. The mere phrase elicits thoughts of department store stampedes more reminiscent of World War Z than a civil shopping experience.

Of course, local shops and the internet have at least partially saved us from ravenous hordes and makeshift campsites adjacent to department stores. Has there ever been a better time to take advantage and observe a socially distanced Black Friday shopping venture than amid a post-pandemic landscape we’re all learning to navigate? (It’s not a rhetorical question. The answer is a resounding “No.”)

Crisp air is at long last abundant, prompting many with a steady eye toward mountains, rivers, and forests to scout out that next thrill. And with Thanksgiving approaching, the giving tree that is the best Black Friday camping deals and sales are ripe for the picking.

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Eager to tap into the segment of our primordial DNA reserved for adventure in the great outdoors? Take a look at some of our favorite gear sales suggestions below. There is no better time of year to pack up—whether solo or with the family—and trek to a national park or forest, state park, general campground, or even a backyard. The joy of a roaring fire, delectable food, a cozy tent, mesmerizing stargazing, and—look away, kids—a shot (or three) of WhistlePig to warm the chest is simply unmatched.

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Osprey

WHEN: Sales run now though Nov. 29.

WHAT: Outdoor titan Osprey is offering up to 40% off of items like select men’s and women’s backpacking packs, roller bags, day packs, hats, t-shirts and more. Whatever excursion you have planned, you can’t go wrong throwing your gear into an Osprey bag.

Explore Osprey’s list of available sales.

Jack Wolfskin

WHEN: Sales run Nov. 26-30.

WHAT: German outdoor apparel company Jack Wolfskin is offering 25% off of every single item on its website from Nov. 26 to Nov. 28. Even better, site-wide sales jump to 30% on Nov. 29 and 30 and include a free gift on any purchases over $250. Gear up for the cold with items like the DNA Tundra Hoody or the Argo Peak Jacket.

Explore Jack Wolfskin’s list of available sales.

prAna

WHEN: Sales run now through Nov. 30.

WHAT: Whether you’re camping, climbing, hiking, doing yoga, traveling, or just lounging around after that fourth plate of Thanksgiving dinner, prAna has you covered with comfortable attire suitable for every activity. The company founded in Carlsbad, California, is offering 30% off select styles, including the Stretch Zion pant and Tri Thermal Shacket, among a bevy of others.

Explore prAna’s list of available sales.

The North Face

WHEN: Sales run now through Black Friday.

WHAT: Few brands are more of an outdoor industry staple than The North Face. Now through Black Friday, the outdoor behemoth is offering up to 60% off items like sleeping bags, insulated jackets, backpacks, and more. Never stop exploring!

Explore The North Face’s list of available sales.

Sea to Summit

WHEN: Sales run Nov. 25-29.

WHAT: Our friends from Down Under are no strangers to outdoor adventure, and the Australia-based Sea to Summit is a reflection of that. During the sale window, customers can knock 15% off of the company’s popular Telos and Alto tents. Additionally, Sea to Summit is slashing up to 50% off its extensive line of collapsible camping cookware, a selection highlighted by cooking gear collections like the X Set 12, X Set 21, and X Set 32.

Explore Sea to Summit’s list of available sales.

Mountain Hardwear

WHEN: Sales now through Cyber Monday.

WHAT: Mountain Hardwear’s cold weather gear is hard to beat, and it’s even harder to beat this sale through Cyber Monday. Take up to 70% off of a great selection of items, including the Ghost Whisperer 2 Hooded Down Jacket, the Firefall/2 Bib Pant, the Ghost Whisperer UL Jacket, and much more.

Explore Mountain Hardwear’s list of available sales.

BioLite

WHEN: Sales run Nov. 22 to Dec. 6.

WHAT: BioLite’s line of aesthetically-pleasing camping lanterns is an easy favorite, which is why we were stoked to learn that, for two weeks surrounding Thanksgiving, the company will be offering up to 25% off the AlpenGlow lantern collection. One item we’re especially excited about, meanwhile, is the BioLite Firepit Cooking Kit. It operates using wood and charcoal and includes a cast-iron griddle, grill lid, and a do-it-all utensil collection.

Explore Biolite’s list of available sales.

Coleman

WHEN: Sales run now through Black Friday.

WHAT: Coleman is the legitimately the OG of family camping, so it’s only right that its seemingly infinite supply of equipment finds a home on a list highlighting that very activity. During the sales window, Coleman products such as two-burner propane stoves, camp kitchens, blow-up beds, and 5-gallon water jugs are all slashed by 20%.

Explore Coleman’s list of available sales.

Give Back

WHEN: From here to eternity.

WHAT: Arriving at the realization that the universe doesn’t have to revolve around us as individuals is a wonderful achievement. So, why not give back? The very environment that sustains all of us, after all, is at a critical crossroads courtesy of climate change and resulting droughts, wildfires, melting snowpack, and rising sea levels. If you’re looking to make Giving Tuesday more of a Giving Any Day, check out 10 of our favorite environmental charities and learn more about how you can contribute to a better future.


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