If there ever was a prime opportunity to scope out the best holiday shopping deals for outdoorsmen, now's the time.
That time of year where we all act like we're shopping for loved ones but really just make our own wish lists is here. There's good reason to assume the level of online shopping this season will be unprecedented, which is why plenty of outdoor retailers and gear companies are preparing some of their biggest sales and discounts of the year.
We gathered a collection of the best gears we could find, with input from the editorial team at Wide Open Spaces as well as our squad of internet sleuths and web search experts.
Get your shopping done early so you'll have more time to get outside.
Cabela's and Bass Pro Shops
As usual, the mighty Cabela's is holding an extended Black Friday sale, stretching all week long. The items are scattered throughout all the product categories the store offers, but they represent some of the biggest savings you'll find anywhere. Since they're essentially one in the same, you can find similar deals (if not the exact matches) at Bass Pro Shops.
5.11, the go-to brand that's helping us "Always be ready" with legitimate purpose-built gear, will offer 25% off everything, site-wide starting Tuesday, Nov. 24 and extending through Monday, Nov. 30.
From the Go Big or Go Home Category, Filson offers up their Holiday Bonus. If you spend $250 on an order from Nov. 19, 2020 through Monday, Nov. 30, 2020, you'll receive a Gift Code for $50 on your next purchase. If you spend $500, the bonus adds up to a $150 Gift Code. You'll need to redeem the code before Dec. 21, 2020.
Uncharted Supply Co.
Uncharted Supply Co. is the preeminent gear company working to prepare any adventurer for unexpected survival situations. They're taking 35% off everything in their store (excluding Garmin gear) from Nov. 19-30. If you needed suggestions, consider The Zeus, a portable battery charger that's a perfect gift for any road traveler. Or, go all out with the SEVENTY2 Survival System, touted as the world's best 72-hour Survival Kit.
You can save big with this action camera bundle from GoPro and get a HERO9, Magnetic Swivel Clip, Floating Hand Grip, spare battery, and a one-year subscription to GoPro's membership program.
KUDU is holding what equates to a Black November sale, during which you can grab any of their grill packages for $50 off the regular price. Our editor Eric has one of these, and the advantages pile high. Keep an eye out for his full review coming soon.
If 30% off everything wasn't enough, the Catchin' Deers crew is awarding over $10,000 in prizes in their gigantic Thanks-Giveaway. Each order on Black Friday is automatically entered, so it's well worth stopping in for a chance to win big.
COR Surf makes incredible beach-oriented gear, but the usefulness outdoorsman can get out of this stuff is undeniable. They're waiving all shipping costs for the month of November, and things like the Island Hopper Travel Backpack, Waterproof Changing Mat, and Universal Fit Roof Racks for kayaks or stand up paddle boards would all be appreciated by anyone who spends time outside.
Not only will you get 20% these impressive tree tents, but you'll also be helping Tentsile with some serious environmental efforts. They have pledged to plant 100 trees for each Tree Tent or hammock sold as part of their Green Friday event this year.
You can find most styles of Costa del Mar shades on sale for 30% off all week, with select models discounted by 50%. You've waited all year to buy them, and now's the moment you've been anticipating.
Maven will offer 15% off their C-Series optics starting Thursday, Nov. 26 and through Monday, Nov. 30, including the new CM.1 monocular they just launched. They will also offer free customizations (which could potentially add up to several hundred dollars in savings) starting Thursday, Nov. 26 and through the end of the year.
Gunner Kennels is holding a Pre-Cyber Monday deal for dog owners, where you can buy any kennel and receive a free pair of Gunner straps worth $75. On Cyber Monday itself, you'll get 10% off site-wide (excluding the new Food Crate they just launched) plus free shipping. Then on Giving Tuesday, they'll execute the Gunner Match Campaign by doubling the customer donations to Ducks Unlimited for the duration of the day.