‘Tis the season for gifting, and so here’s our curated list of highly-rated outdoor adventure, and active lifestyle gear with Black Friday week/Cyber Monday discounts applied. Oh, and on a side note, we have personally been using this gear throughout the year, hence our strong recommendation. We believe that gifts should be as sustainably manufactured as possible, or at the very least be extremely high quality, durable, and provide bountiful value so that they will be in your gear arsenal for years to come, and therefore minimize waste.
This Black Friday Gift Guide includes the very best running, hiking, fitness, and healthy lifestyle gear, as well as some plant-based nutrition to help keep your immunity strong as we enter the winter months. Keep checking back over the coming days as we introduce new Black Friday outdoor and active lifestyle 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 if you see a deal that catches your eye!
LARQ Bottle PureVis™ [Up To 35% Off]
THE DEAL: Buy 1 bottle get 15% off, buy 2 get 25% off, buy 3+ get 35% off only at livelarq.com, (Excludes sets and subscription). For any LARQ Pitcher purchase with no subscription – 15% off, with subscription – 30% off [Offer ends Nov 29th]
The LARQ Bottle PureVis, and LARQ Bottle Movement PureVis, will purify water and neutralize any stinky bottle-odors, completely autonomously. LARQ Bottles are for those who want something a little different from other water bottles on the market, and by different, I mean more advanced with water purification technology built into its lid.
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 bottles themselves have all been designed beautifully and make fantastic holiday season gifts for loved ones, or as a treat to yourself.
Also worth checking out is LARQs new water pitcher which filters AND purifies your water at home – it really is the ultimate water treatment solution for home use.
Fox River Socks [30% Off]
Fox River Socks has been one of the leading U.S. manufacturers of outdoor, sport, and lifestyle performance socks since 1900, so they kind of know what they’re doing when it comes to creating comfortable, high-performance socks. We love how committed Fox Sox is to sustainable manufacturing processes and to remaining American-made in Iowa. Their mill is also 100% powered by renewable energy, and Fox River Socks use sustainable fibers including Merino wool and recycled cotton.
We love the Mesa Lightweight socks (pictured above) for running as they’re super soft and provide long-lasting support for trail adventures as well as all-day wear. There’s also Wick Dry™ technology in them to keep your feet dry and help avoid moisture build-up that could lead to hot spots or blisters.
Carhartt ‘Holiday Sweatshirts’ [$10 Off]
THE DEAL: $10 off Carhartt Exclusive Holiday Sweatshirts – $39.99 shipped (savings of 20%) on limited edition hoodies for men and women at carhartt.com
Carhartt was founded in the US in 1889, originally to supply durable, rugged overalls, and still sells overalls and workwear bibs to this day! Their product range is much more diverse these days, though – it still includes rugged workwear, but also a wide range of men’s and women’s outdoor-ready lifestyle apparel – and many of these items are made in the USA.
For $40 you can’t go wrong with a cosy hoodie like these for the winter months – they make a great gift (for yourself or a loved one).
Biolite AlpenGlow Lanterns [25% Off]
THE DEAL: Get 25% Off Sitewide at bioliteenergy.com
We’re loving these USB-chargeable lanterns from Biolite. They’re available in small and large sizes (250 or 500 lumen output), and are just as useful at home as when out camping – or as emergency lighting in the event of a power outage.
These lanterns deliver both ambient and task-based lighting, offering warm, natural light and a variety of colors and features, such as a relaxing candle flicker mode that you activate by simply shaking the lantern. Both the AlpenGlow 250 and 500 will last for 5 hours on high, or up to 200 hours on low light settings.
The 250 is small enough to stash in a backpack for backpacking, travel and camping trips, and would make a great gift for kids as well as someone who loves to travel! This is a must-have affordable gift that will ‘light up’ anyone’s face during the holidays.
MIRROR from lululemon [$500 Off]
THE DEAL: Use code HOLIDAY21 with our link to get a massive $500 off your MIRROR home fitness trainer.
The MIRROR from lululemon is one of the most popular home fitness trainers on the market for good reason, it offers over 1000 personalized workouts, daily live classes, the ability to compete with others, and track your progress, all while blending into your home as an attractive mirror while not in use.
Having a reflective surface allows you to check in on your form, and follow your instructor more precisely as you workout, which is actually super important in order to reduce the change of picking up an injury.
There are 50 different workout genres including yoga flow, boxing, bootcamp, barre, kickboxing, tai chi, kettlebell, arms & abs, and even meditation to name a few.
Click the button below to learn more about all the clever things that MIRROR can do.
Caliper CBD [30% Off Sitewide]
THE DEAL: Get 30% Off Sitewide + Free Shipping at trycaliper.com
If you’ve been curious to try CBD for its huge list of benefits, or have used it before and are looking for a more versatile way to take it that doesn’t involve CBD capsules, tablets or CBD oil droppers, then Caliper CBD is a great option to consider – especially when their products are discounted for Black Friday!
Caliper CBD is dissolvable CBD powder that is flavorless and can be mixed into pretty much anything, including water, coffee, cakes, your breakfast cereal, a smoothie – the list is endless! They also offer flavored CBD powder which is similar to sherbet candy and is an easy (and tasty) way to take CBD if you don’t want to mix it at all. To learn more about Caliper CBD, read our detailed review.
To learn more about Caliper CBD and why we rate it so highly, read our detailed review.
Salomon Running Shoes & Apparel [25% Off]
THE DEAL: 25% Off Sitewide at Salomon.com – all Salomon running and hiking shoes and apparel!
Salomon produces some of the best running shoes, hydration vests and apparel on the planet, and with 25% off sitewide now is a great time to stock up on winter (or spring) running apparel, a new pair of trail or road shoes, or even a new hydration pack.
Our top picks to buy in the sale are this Salomon running jacket, which ranks number 1 on our Best Waterproof Running Jackets buyer’s guide and is one of the lightest, most feature-rich, waterproof jackets money can buy, or the popular Salomon Ultra Glide trail shoes, which are currently some of our go-to running shoes.
Randolph Sunglasses [Up To 65% Off]
SALE DETAILS: Up to a huge 65% OFF select styles of aviator sunglasses, handcrafted in the USA at RandolphUSA.com.
I love that you can fully customize all Randolph’s handcrafted sunglasses, right down to the materials, lenses, and arms used. The scratch-resistant lenses are made from mineral glass (for the clearest vision), and are UVA and UVB protected which is very important if you’re going to be out for day-hikes. They also have anti-reflective backside coating too, which I love! This essentially means that you don’t get any distracting reflections from behind you while driving or hiking on the trails.
If you’re not already familiar with Randolph, the company was founded in 1973 and is now the only remaining metal eyewear company in the USA (read more about Randolph in one of our reviews). 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 elsewhere. We wear our Randolph sunglasses all the time here in California while hiking and running errands around town. To learn more about all the various styles available, click the link below – we also have some reviews that we wrote below.
Caldera + Lab Men’s Skin Care [30% Off]
THE DEAL: 30% off with code TRAILANDKALE30 – Available across the US, Canada and Europe with 2-4 days shipping.
If you’re spending a lot of time outside in the elements, then it pays to invest in your skincare, and if you’ve been looking for natural men’s skincare products, then check out Caldera + Lab – a premium skincare company with a difference. I never realized I needed these products until I tried their flagship product ‘The Good’ for 30 days, read my detailed review to learn about the positive changes in my skin’s complexion.
Their flagship product, ‘The Good’, is a unique men’s facial serum that is chemical-free and made from purely botanical ingredients. To go along with it, they also offer a premium balancing cleanser, ‘The Clean Slate’, and a fortifying moisturizer, ‘The Base Layer’ – all part of Caldera Lab’s men’s vegan skincare range. This is a product you have to try to understand how good it is.
To learn more about what’s in Caldera Lab’s The Good, and see more pictures of the product in real life, read my detailed review.
Chirp Wheel Ultimate Back Pain Bundle [50% Off]
The Chirp Wheel (As seen on Shark Tank) is designed to fit perfectly between your shoulder blades, targeting the muscles that go up and down your spine. As your back is strained from the countless activities you do, those muscles lock up and cause even more pain. The GoChirp Wheel massages those muscles, relaxing your back and relieving all of the pain.
This is my favorite recovery tool right now, I get a lot of relief and satisfaction out of rolling on my Chirp Wheel to relieve clicks, knots, and tension in my back! To learn more about the Chirp Wheel Back Roller, and how effective it is as relieving back pain or simply keeping your back in good shape, read my detailed review.
VSSL Java Coffee Grinder [25% Off]
THE DEAL: 25% Off Sitewide at vsslgear.com
This precision-engineered, ultra durable coffee grinder from VSSL features a stainless steel burr and premium ball bearings, for a smooth and efficient coffee grind, whether you’re at home, on the go, or backpacking in the wilderness. It only takes around 60 seconds of cranking to produce around 20 grams of ground coffee – enough for one perfect cup.
This coffee grinder would make a great gift for those who love their coffee and appreciate fine lifestyle gadgets.
Jack1t Premium Outerwear [Up To 40% Off]
THE DEAL: Get Up to 40% off down jackets, vests and parkas at Jack1t.com
If you’re looking to add some premium winter outerwear to your closet then consider these British-designed, premium down jackets, vests and parkas from fast growing designer brand Jack1t.
Jack1t was launched in 2000 and offers limited edition, Euro-style puffy jackets that you won’t see everywhere on the street. Plus, with many of their jackets costing upwards of $400 when at full price, this year’s sale will save you a lot of money over the regular price.
To learn more about Jack1t and their down jackets, read our full review. You can find the current ranges and the Black Friday sale deals exclusively on their website:
RUMPL Puffy Blankets [Up To 40% Off]
THE DEAL: 25% Off Sitewide, which means certain styles are under $75 with the discount! Only at rumpl.com
One of our winter favorites, these Rumpl blankets are super warm and come in a great range of colors and design options. They’re not only great for camping, vanlife and colder winter evenings outdoors, they’re also great for winter sofa snuggles or to add the extra layer of warmth you make need on those cold winter nights at home!
The Original Rumpl blankets are ideal if you have pets as hair and fur doesn’t cling to them, it just shakes off, and they’re easy to wash when you need to freshen them up. You can choose from single or double sizes, and between synthetic and down-fill options. In our opinion these puffy blankets also make great holiday gifts for the outdoor lover in your life (which is why they made it on to our gift guide for outdoor enthusiasts).
Kodiak Boots [Up To 40% Off]
THE DEAL: Get up to 40% off Kodiak boots at kodiakboots.com
Why is it that the colder weather gets us thinking about our feet so much? Well, winter footwear is so important for comfort levels when you’re out in cold, wet, or sub-freezing conditions and you need that extra grip, warmth and protection that a good-quality pair of waterproof boots has to offer.
Companies such as Canadian footwear experts Kodiak boots specialize in designing boots for seeing you through many cold winters. After all, they know a thing or two about cold weather in Canada! We love wearing our durable Kodiak boots during the colder months here in California – yes, it does get cold here during the winter, albeit for only a couple of months :).
Ultimate Direction Running Hydration Packs & Apparel [25% Off]
Ultimate Direction hydration vests are some of the best there is when it comes to carrying your water and essentials for everything from your local trail run to a multi-day mountain fastpacking adventure. They offer hydration packs for every duration and type of adventure, all in men’s and women’s-specific styles and fits, as well as a new range of running apparel for men and women.
The Mountain Vesta (pictured) is our top pick if you’re looking for a hydration pack that can handle the biggest mountain trail runs, with a 12.7 liter capacity and two soft water bottles included.
To learn more about why running hydration vests are a must-have for trail running or hiking, head over to our hydration packs buyer’s guide.
Insta360 GO 2 Action Camera [Save $40.98]
THE DEAL: The Insta360 Black Friday discounts are huge this year, with up to 50% off. Click here to head to their website and register to be notified when the sale goes live on November 24th – you get a freebie gift when you sign up!
A camera that fits in the palm of your hand, The GO 2 is a super versatile wide-view action camera from Insta360, which is not only tiny, but comes with a magnetic attachment that allows you to get really creative with your shots, including mounting it on your bike/car/van, wearing it on your apparel, backpack or headgear, or pretty much anywhere else you can think of!
Check out their website for the full list of features, which includes being waterproof up to 13ft, slow motion and hyperlapse modes, and a remote control function.
Fi Dog GPS Tracking Collar [$100 Off]
The Fi Collar is the smartest smart GPS Tracking collar for dogs. This collar is chew-proof, water-proof (even the ocean), can take 300lbs of pulling force (if your dog is a puller) and generally extremely dog-proof. It’s Bluetooth enabled to track doggo’s walkies and activity, and to keep your dog in good shape.
With Fi, you can instantly track your dog’s location no matter where they are in the USA, which means you can keep an eye on dog walkers and caretakers, just in case, and the Fi’s ‘lost dog mode’ enables you to track your dog’s location and enlist help in finding them if they run off or get lost. To learn more about the Fi Collar, read our review.