‘Tis the season for gifting, and so here is our curated list of highly-rated trail running, hiking, and healthy lifestyle gear with Black Friday week/Cyber Monday discounts applied. How do we know how good this gear is? Well, we’ve been using it ourselves throughout this year – if you’d like to learn more about any of these products, be sure to click on our review links within our mini-reviews in this post.
We believe that gifts should be as sustainably manufactured as possible, or at the very least be of such a high quality, durability, and provide bountiful value so that they will be in your gear arsenal for as long as possible, and therefore minimize waste.
This Black Friday Gift Guide includes the very best trail running, hiking, adventure, and lifestyle gear, as well as some natural 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 trail running deals (and generally active lifestyle) 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!
Leatherman FREE™ P4 Multipurpose Tool
The FREE™ Series P4 Multipurpose Tool is Leatherman’s most advanced multitool ever built, which means it’s probably THE best multitool ever built, by anyone. The FREE P4 offers 21 different tools which could be life-saving given the right (or wrong) circumstances. The tool itself weighs only 8.6 ounces and has a closed length of just 4.25 inches, so it’s just as comfortable in your pocket as it is while worn on your belt, or even your hydration pack when trail running or hiking backpack.
The fact that this fully-loaded multitool weighs so little, and collapses down so small, makes it the perfect companion for adventure racing or fastpacking too! It’s also designed and manufactured in Portland, Oregon which ensures that it is built to a high-quality standard.
To give you an idea of how awesome a customized Leatherman multitool looks, click the image above to see out how our custom Trail & Kale Leatherman Surge turned out.
It’s hard for me to explain just with words, how versatile this multipurpose tool really is, so I’ll leave you with this video that demonstrates how easy it is to select and use each of the 21 tools on this fantastic life-saver of a multitool from Leatherman.
What’s better than getting a gift with a single use? Getting one with 21! 🙂
LARQ Bottle – Water Purification On The Go
SALE DETAILS: Buy 1 bottle get 20% Off; buy 2 get 30% Off; buy 3+ get 35% Off. Secondary Offer –> 35% OFF all accessories / 20% OFF orders over $125.
The LARQ bottle, and 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 lighter option. Please note that the LARQ Bottle Movement doesn’t have insulated walls like the Original LARQ Bottle, but it is a bit lighter and more durable due to the colorful, removable silicone sleeve.
PlantRise SuperGreens72: Immunity Boosting Superfood Mix
PlantRise SuperGreens72 is a premium daily supplement blend packed with 72 nutrient-rich superfood ingredients. When I’ve been incorporating SuperGreens72 into my morning routine, I’ve noticed that I have more, consistent energy levels throughout the day and I’ve seen other benefits such as improvements in my skin complexion! This is such a convenient and fast way to ensure you eat important superfoods in the mornings, and it tastes great too (natural – and not too sweet)!
In each pouch you can get roughly 30 servings – so just see it as 1 pouch per month if you’re one person using it, or two bags if you plan to take daily with a partner. PlantRise has been specifically designed to increase energy and focus, support the digestive system, gut health, and help boost the body’s immunity.
FULL REVIEW:PlantRise SuperGreens72 Review
Chirp Wheel – Back Stretcher/Pain Reliever
SALE DETAILS: Chirp’s Black Friday Deal includes A Chirp Wheel 3 Pack, carry case, posture corrector, and tutorial videos—for only $99! Now with FREE shipping!
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!
FULL REVIEW:Chirp Wheel Review
Jaybird VISTA True Wireless Headphones
If your gift recipient likes to listen to music while running, hiking, or working out, the Jaybird VISTA true wireless headphones are the only way to go if no cables are important. They have an extended battery life of 32 hours, are IPX7 waterproof, sweat-proof, crush-proof, and the lightest, most comfortable true wireless headphones we have ever tested. They’re so good in fact, that they won our Editor’s Choice award, and currently sit at the top of our best wireless headphones for running, and ultrarunning buyer’s guide.
COUPON – GET 11% Off Jaybird VISTA (or any other single Jaybird product) using our links and exclusive coupon code: TrailandKale11 – That’s the BIGGEST Jaybird Sport discount currently available on the Internet.
Pair VISTA with the Mighty Vibe Music Player
If you don’t like taking your phone with you on runs then the Mighty Vibe music player is a very small and lightweight way to take music from Spotify or Amazon Music for a run or workout without needing a phone.
Compex Mini Wireless & Fixx 1.0 Massager
Compex Mini Wireless
SALE DETAILS: Save up to 40% Off Compex Muscle Stimulators + 15% Off Sitewide with our links and code ‘CPPBF15‘
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. 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.
Fixx 1.0 Massager
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.
Biolite Headlamp 750
SALE DETAILS: $25 OFF
The BioLite Headlamp 750 was recently awarded our coveted Editor’s Choice Award, reserved only for best-in-class products. This HeadLamp has literally every feature you could possibly want from a headlamp as a trail and ultrarunner or even a hiker for that matter. The features that I love about this headlamp include:
- The burst mode button which activates 750 lumens when you need it, is an awesome idea from BioLite.
- Pass-through charging gives hours of extra runtime – potentially days based on the portable power bank you use.
- It’s a secure and very comfortable fit for running with.
- There are highly customizable beam modes and brightness settings.
- 7-hour battery life in high-beam 500 lumens mode – That’s impressive for such an intense light by the way.
- IPX4 Water-resistant so you can run with it in the rain.
- Easy to use with one button, even while wearing gloves in the winter.
- Integrated sweat-wicking headband.
- Truly great value for money at
$99.95$74.96 – when looking at the competition.
1 new from $99.95
FEATURED IN: 5 Best Headlamps for Trail Running & Ultrarunning
Rokform Crystal Case for Running
SALE DETAILS: 30% OFF Sitewide. Use code THANKS2020
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 armband, running 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.
SALE DETAILS: 25% OFF select products.
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 Rumpl.com.
SALE DETAILS: 20% Off Select Bluefin SUPs
I know many of you in the Northern Hemisphere probably aren’t thinking about SUP adventures right now due to the colder weather but now is actually the best time to prepare for next year’s adventures on the water because of Bluefin’s huge Black Friday discounts. We had so much fun using our SUP over the summer and can’t wait to inflate it once again when the temperatures have risen enough.
Some reasons why we love our 10.8 Bluefin SUP include:
- Because these SUPs are inflatable, they’re very easy to store once deflated – Bluefins reasonably priced SUP bundles even come with a carry bag which makes them very easy to transport too.
- Bluefin SUPs are very durable and rugged which is important when riding on a high-pressure inflatable SUP.
- It’s very stable and easy to paddle, even for two people at once. This makes it ideal for beginners and recreational use.
FULL REVIEW: Bluefin SUP Review
And finally our top Trail Dog gear deals 🙂
Kepler is such a huge part of our lives, and is with us on most of our adventures which is why, this year, we are including our favorite dog gear of the year in this Black Friday gift guide.
Fi GPS Dog Collar
SALE DETAILS: Use Code: ‘TK25‘ for $25 OFF Your Fi Order
The Fi Collar is the smartest smart GPS Tracking collar for dogs. 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. This smart dog collar has a ton of clever features including:
- The ability to create safe zones and be notified if your dog escapes. You can leave your dog in the backyard, and make sure they stay there but if they do go through the GPS safe zone that you set up, you’ll receive escape notifications on your phone. You can set up multiple safe zones too, so if you travel a lot then Fi can handle that.
- Activity tracking for your dog. Make sure you hit your dog’s daily, weekly, and monthly step goals by keeping an eye on his Fi Collar stats with the Fi App. What’s even more fun is that you can compare your score with other dogs in your area! I think trail running and hiking dogs may win some trophies! You can also see how active they are when you’re not around.
- It’s waterproof. The Fi collar is AP68 waterproof rated and can sustain more than 30 minutes complete immersion in river and salt ocean water without damage. Time for a beach trip!
- Long Battery Life. You can get an average of 3 months between charges under typical usage.
FULL REVIEW: Fi GPS Dog Collar Review
Kurgo Adventure Dog Gear
There are more Black Friday trail running, adventure, and lifestyle deals to be revealed over the next week so remember to keep checking back for our highly rated recommendations for excellent gear at excellent prices.