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Black Friday Deals for Trail Runners, Hikers & Adventure Lovers

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Here is our list of highly-rated trail running, hiking, and healthy lifestyle gear with Black Friday week/Cyber Monday discounts applied. Including running apparel, hydration packs, superfood green powders, self-cleaning water bottles, wireless headphones, bikes, sunglasses, and even some gear for your trail dog. Keep checking back over the coming days as we introduce new Black Friday deals that you won’t want to miss. Remember, these are Black Friday Deals and therefore won’t be around for long, so act fast!

LARQ Bottle + Bottle Movement

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SALE LASTS 26 Nov – 2 Dec: 10% OFF orders under $125 / 20% OFF orders over $125. Use our codeTRAILANDKALEBF‘ for an additional $5 OFF.

The LARQ bottle, and newly launched sports bottle, the LARQ Bottle Movement, will purify water and neutralize any stinky bottle-odors, completely autonomously. LARQ Bottles are for those who want something a little different from the other water bottles on the market. The LARQ self-cleaning bottle can fill up from almost anywhere, even on the trails, and will purify your water at the tap of a button. The high-quality bottles themselves have all been designed beautifully and make for fantastic holiday season gifts.

If you want to take this bottle on a hiking trip with you, I recommend getting the new LARQ Bottle Movement as it’s a much lighter option. Please note that the LARQ Bottle Movement doesn’t have insulated walls like the Original LARQ Bottle, but it is lightweight and more robust due to the colorful, and removable silicone sleeve.

Get up to 20% OFF at

LARQ BOTTLE REVIEWS: LARQ Bottle Review / LARQ Bottle Movement Review

Camelbak Ultra Pro Vest

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SALE LASTS 26 Nov – 3 Dec: 25% OFF sitewide with code HOLIDAY25 plus free ground shipping on all orders.

The CamelBak Ultra Pro Hydration Vest is made from a lightweight 3D vent mesh that’s breathable and comfortable during long runs.

CamelBak Ultra Pro Hydration Vest best trail running hydration vests trail and kaleThe dual adjustable sternum straps stabilize the pack, reducing any bounce as you run. There are plenty of easily-reachable pockets for stashing a layer, snacks, energy gels, and whatever else you may need.

It’s available in 3 different size options and you’ll also get 2x 500ml (17oz) high-quality CamelBak branded soft flasks included. It also comes with a little safety whistle. There is also a new women’s specific version which we got to check out at this year’s UTMB event where we met with the Camelbak team.

The CamelBak Ultra Pro hydration pack was Xavier Thevenard’s race vest of choice when he won UTMB in 2018.

Weight: 160g / Storage Capacity: 6 Liters

Men’s $120 $96  Women’s $120 $96

AS FEATURED IN: 5 Top Hydration Packs For Trail Running5 Best Hydration Vests For Women

Randolph USA

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SALE DETAILS: 50% OFF hundreds of premium sunglasses handcrafted in the USA.

Randolph was founded in 1973 and is now the only remaining metal eyewear company in the USA. It’s so nice to see these premium high-quality sunglasses still being made in the USA, when so many other brands have chosen to take the work overseas.

I love that you can fully customize these handcrafted sunglasses, down to the materials, lenses, and arms used. The scratch-resistant lenses are made from mineral glass (for the clearest vision), are UVA and UVB protected. They have anti-reflective backside coating too, which means you don’t get any distracting reflections from behind while driving or hiking on the trails.

Get 50% OFF at

RANDOLPH REVIEWS: Randolph Aviator Sunglasses ReviewRandolph Concorde 2019 Review: Why Use Cobalt Blue Lenses For Hiking?

Jaybird Sport Tarah & X4

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SALE DETAILS: 50% OFF Tarah / 47% OFF X4

The Jaybird Tarahs are great wireless running headphones to keep in your gym bag. The sound is excellent, as one would expect from a pair of Jaybird running headphones, and the fact they fit well and are so lightweight makes them pretty perfect. Because they are so small, they pack up into a tiny pouch. Top tip, keep them in your running shoes so you don’t forget them! FULL REVIEW: Jaybird Tarah Review.

Tarah: $99.99 $49.99 at

The Tarah’s offer 6hrs battery life which is very good but the X4’s will give you 8 hours. The X4 also comes with a carry pouch, and separate ear tips and wings (see image above), allowing for more versatility. Both the Tarah and X4 offer similar high-quality sound and IPX7 waterproof and sweatproof construction for reliable performance in the worst weather and workout conditions.

X4: $129.99 $69.99 at

Rokform Crystal Case for Running

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The Rokform Crystal Case is our favorite because of how slim and lightweight the design is. A slim case is really important for running as you’ll have more chance of fitting your phone into your short pockets, running armbandrunning belt, or hydration pack.

In addition to this, the Crystal Case will grip any magnetic surface! Until I got this case I didn’t realize how many uses a magnetic phone case could have. Some examples of how I’m using my phone with the magnetic feature:

  • as a non-obtrusive GPS navigation device in my car using the Super grip phone vent mount.
  • On our kitchen fridge as a recipe book, timer, and for listening to music while cooking.
  • Taking running selfies.
  • When I use my phone’s torch but I need both of my hands free.

You can see the ways in which we like to use our Rokform cases HERE. Like all the cases in this list, the Crystal case doesn’t come with a screen protector but you can buy a tempered glass one here if you want to ensure your screen remains scratch-free too.

Get 30% Off sitewide at

FULL REVIEW: Rokform Crystal Case Review: Phone Protector for Trail Runners

Janji Running Apparel

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SALE DETAILS: 50% OFF all past seasons plus an additional 15% off if you join/are a part of Janji Collective.

Janji manages to maintain reasonable prices while delivering very high-quality threadwork in their apparel. I love that Janji running and active lifestyle clothing makes you stand out from the crowd just by virtue of fun and unusual design work. I’m usually wearing at least one item from Janji, whether it’s a running cap or hoodie.

It’s nice knowing that you’ll also be buying from a boutique brand that donates a portion of their sales towards funding clean water projects in countries around the World.

Get up to 35% OFF at

JANJI CLOTHING REVIEWS: Janji Bolivia Men’s Apparel Review / Janji Women’s Apparel Review / Janji Uganda Men’s Apparel Review

Compex Fixx 1.0 Massager & Mini Wireless

20% OFF Mini wireless muscle stimulator with TENS / 33% OFF Fixx 1.0 Massage Gun.

The Compex Mini Wireless stimulator
The Compex Mini Wireless Muscle Stimulator

Our two favorite Compex products are both heavily discounted for Black Friday, making this the best time of year to get yourself one of these fantastic recovery and muscle building tools.

The Mini Wireless Muscle Stimulator with TENS is Compex’s latest device, it’s so small that it can very easily be taken with you on the go. Very handy if you want to give yourself a recovery massage straight after a race (more on that in the Recovery section below). The Compex Mini has 6 programs to help athletes improve their running performance. The programs are ‘Prewarm Up’, ‘Endurance’, ‘Resistance’, ‘Training Recovery/Active Recovery’, ‘Muscle Relaxation’, and ‘Pain Management’.

Using a Compex muscle stimulator is a highly effective way for me to build strength into my muscles, especially when I don’t have easy access to big mountains, where climbing would do a similar job for my quads.

I also use the TENS (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation) function of my Compex on my Achilles heel when I feel like it may be flaring up, usually after a high-intensity road run. TENS calms it down, reduces the pain and helps it heal faster.

$249.99 $199.99 at

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Compex Fixx 1.0 Massage Gun

The Compex Fixx 1.0 Massager, on the other hand, is a portable battery-operated massage device that has been fantastic at working out deep muscle knots.

Using this device makes massaging out localized tense muscles so much faster, and easier. The noise output is very low on the slowest setting but gets a bit louder the faster you make it go.

It has three speeds that you can use to help relieve different levels of soreness and you can also change the tips and rotate the gun head to reach areas that may be awkward otherwise.

$299.99 $199.99 at

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Rumpl Blankets

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SALE DETAILS: 25% OFF All blankets.

Rumpl Puffy Blankets pack down small, making them great for travel, backpacking, camping, or even at home. It’s the NanoLoft Puffy blankets which are made with synthetic down that we recommend and use ourselves. There are so many fun designs to choose from so make sure you check them all out at

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Biolite Headlamp 330

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SALE DETAILS: Up to 35% OFF sitewide and 20% off the Headlamp 330.

The BioLite Headlamp 330 has a really slim fit construction with 9mm front profile and is hyper-lightweight at 2.43 oz., providing a bounce-free fit and experience while running or hiking. This is the most comfortable headlamp I have ever used.

The Headlamp 330 really is excellent value for money with a 4-hour battery life on the highest setting which uses two beams, wide and focused, firing out 330 lumens of light.

The BioLite Headlamp 330 has multiple light modes too including dimmable spot, flood, spot+flood, red night vision, and strobe. Because each beam can be dimmed, you can actually run the headlamp for much longer than 4 hours but not at its brightest level. It also uses a rechargeable battery that can be charged via micro USB for convenience.

  • Weight with batteries: 2.43 oz.
  • Battery Life: High=4 hrs / low=40 hrs
  • Max Light Output: 330 lumens
  • Beam distance: High=75 meters / low=16 meters
  • Beam Type: Flood / Spot
  • Water-Resistance Rating: IPX4 (Is resistant to water splashes from any direction)

Get 20% OFF the Headlamp 330 at

FULL REVIEW: Biolite HeadLamp 330 Review: The Best Value Headlamp of 2019

FEATURED IN: 5 Best Headlamps for Trail Running & Ultrarunning

Feetures Socks

Feetures Elite Light Cushion Stardust Bundle Black Friday Trail Kale
Elite Light Cushion No Show Tab 5 Pack – Stardust

SALE DETAILS: 20% OFF Sitewide.

Feetures make fantastic running socks. I love how they look just as much as how well they perform while running.

Their performance running socks have just the right of cushioning in all the right places and are made from moisture-wicking materials designed to keep your feet cool and dry (and as a result blister-free). Our top Black Friday deal from the Feetures website is the Elite Light Cushion No Show Tab 5 Pack – Stardust, which feature zone-specific compression where you need it most for superior comfort and support.

Get 20% OFF at

Nike Clearance Sale

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SALE DETAILS: Take an extra 20% OFF clearance items. Use Code WINSTREAK.

Get 20% off clearance items at

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Stio Clothing

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SALE DETAILS: Up To 30% Off Over 100 Winter Styles

Wyoming-based Stio clothing specializes in designing quality technical clothing for people living mountain and outdoor lifestyles, inspired by the mountains, trails, and rivers of the Teton Mountains in Wyoming.

If you’re also an outdoor lover with a passion for mountain lifestyle and technical outdoor casual and activewear, I recommend checking out their website for the latest Stio clothing seasonal collections.

Get up to 30% Off over 100 styles at

STIO REVIEWS: Stio Clothing Review: Western Mountain-Style Technical Apparel

Trek Bicycles

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SALE LASTS Nov 29 – Dec 2: $25 off bikes up to $299.99 / $50 off bikes $300-$999.99 / $100 off bikes $1000-$1999.99 / $200 off bikes $2000-$3999.99 / $400 off bikes $4000+ / 20% off all Bontrager aftermarket and apparel.

In 1976, Trek was founded on a question: Why are no high-performance bikes made in the United States? Today, Trek gives the brightest and most passionate cycling designers and researchers the resources to question everything. Because innovation happens only when you have the courage to ask the hard questions and go where no one has gone before. To lead, you must invent.

We love that Trek Bicycles believes the bicycle is a simple solution to many of the world’s most complex problems—climate change, obesity, congestion, the health of our people and planet. This speaks volumes to us and our own beliefs that exercising in nature, eating a healthy plant-based diet, and putting yourself in a reduced stress environment can improve your physical/mental wellness no end. Bikes are just another means of reaching this state of being for ourselves and the planet.

This sale includes all bikes and Bontrager products (Trek’s in-house component brand).

Get up to 16% OFF at

Organifi Green Juice

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SALE LASTS Nov 28 – Dec 1: 20% OFF Sitewide – Use coupon code FRIDAY19.

Organifi Green Juice is a gently dried 11-superfood green powder dietary supplement that is certified USDA organic, gluten-free, soy-free, dairy-free, and Vegan. With ingredients like spirulina, moringa, chlorella, ashwagandha, mint, lemon (and more), this product has been designed to help people feel energized and detoxify their cells. Green Juice is a great first step to helping people re-train their taste buds and start replacing the sugary processed foods in their diet with real, revitalizing nutrients. We mix a scoop of it in a glass of water every morning.

Get 20% OFF at

FULL REVIEW: Organifi Green Juice Review: The Organic Vegan Superfood Supplement

Hydro Flask

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SALE LASTS 29 Nov – 8 Dec: 25% off most Hydro Flask items + Free Shipping! Use offer code UNDERTREE19 for Free Shipping!

Our favorite Hydro Flask products in this 25% Off sale are the Coffee Mug and 32 oz. flask (both pictured above).

Hydro Flask Coffee Mug & Flask + Free shipping.

hydro flask coffee mug pacificWe both really enjoy drinking our morning coffee out of the Hydro Flask Coffee Mug. Our coffee stays hotter for much longer, we can pop the insulated lid on if we need to take it on the move and the colors are fun! We also like the smooth plastic feel and the fact that the outside of the mug never gets too hot to hold and when the coffee is finished, it’s easy to wash/clean the stainless steel. Use offer code HLDY19 in cart for Free Shipping!

Get 25% Off Coffee Mug & Flask at

FULL REVIEW: Hydro Flask Coffee Mug Review

Hydro Flask 32 oz. Wide Mouth

Hydro Flask Wide Mouth Vacuum Water Bottle 32 fl. ozIf you’re after a new insulating and durable adventure bottle that will last you most of the day without the need for a refill, then the Hydro Flask Escape 32 oz bottle is a great choice. It is certainly bigger than most insulated bottles that you tend to see but the extra size has the added benefit of fewer refills.

Your water will stay cold for 24hrs and hot drinks for 12hrs and the designs really stand out. Use offer code TREE19 in cart for Free Shipping!

Get 25% Off 32 oz Wide Mouth bottles at

FULL REVIEW: Hydro Flask 32 oz Bottle Review

Gunner Kennels

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SALE LASTS Nov 29 – Dec 3: $75 off all kennels / $25% off accessories + merchandise / Free shipping on all kennel orders.

Message from Kepler (our trail dog who reviewed the crate):

Gunner Kennels are US-made, heavy-duty, crash-tested dog travel crates designed to keep your dog safe and withstand the damage that may be caused by a vehicle accident when traveling with your dog in your car. Until I joined my family, my parents hadn’t given much thought to how I would travel with them safely in their car. When I came home they quickly realized that it is unsafe for a dog to be loose in the car, and that certain crates on the market may stop me moving around in the car, but needed to also keep me safe in the event of an accident.

I’d be pretty upset if my parents didn’t think the safest available crash-tested travel crate was worth the money for the price of protecting their furry adventure buddy when traveling in the car. It also protects them, because if I’m properly secured then I won’t go flying around the car if we have to stop suddenly or have an accident. Compared to the typical vets bill, the cost of a solid, well-made dog crate isn’t too much, especially given the crate should last a lifetime (and is guaranteed to do so).”

Get $75 OFF a Gunner Kennels G1 Dog Crate at

FULL REVIEW: Gunner Kennel Review: Crash-Tested Travel Crate for Adventure Dogs


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Hey, I'm Alastair. 5 years ago I started Trail & Kale as a way to share the mental & physical benefits that trail running and nature had given me. Since then Trail & Kale has grown to become a thriving blog and community that inspires people to trail run, hike, adventure more, and live a healthy plant-based lifestyle.
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