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Cryptocurrency Bitcoin The Best Black Friday Deals on Fitness and Outdoor Gear

Black Friday 2021It’s the best time of year to save on WIRED’s favorite gear and gadgets.’Fess up. You’re already daydreaming of all the climbs, hikes, and runs you’re going to indulge in for 2022, aren’t you? Chances are, you’re dreaming big, so you might need some new gear for all these adventures. Famously, REI sits out…

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It’s the best time of year to save on WIRED’s favorite gear and gadgets.

‘Fess up. You’re already daydreaming of all the climbs, hikes, and runs you’re going to indulge in for 2022, aren’t you? Chances are, you’re dreaming big, so you might need some new gear for all these adventures. 

Famously, REI sits out Black Friday with its #OptOutside campaign, but there are still plenty of deals to be had. Backcountry is offering a coupon for 20 percent off one full-price item for those who sign up for its free loyalty program, and although Moosejaw is live with its own Black Friday sale, the company will give you a gift card on qualifying purchases of full-priced items. We’ve rounded up the best fitness and outdoor deals we could find below. 

Updated November 26: We added several new deals, including fitness trackers, action cameras, and sustainable leggings.

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Head over to our Best Fitness Trackers and Best Trail Running Shoe guides for more of our favorite gear recommendations for your home gym.

Peloton Bike .

Photograph: Peloton


The Bike adds to the base Bike model by offering a 23.8-inch touchscreen that swivels 360 degrees and four-channel audio, plus it syncs with Apple GymKit. It also fits in only a 4 x 2-foot space. You also get a free two-month trial of the Peloton app, which normally costs $13 a month. Note that this is the bike and not the treadmill that saw an (eventual) recall after child injuries and a death.

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Yoga doesn’t have to be equipment-intensive, but if you’re tired of using a beach towel for a mat and restrictive soccer pants for yoga clothes, check out Gaiam’s full lineup of yoga blocks, mats, clothing, and more. Check out my guide to setting up a yoga space in your home for tips on why you’d want to use yoga blocks and straps.

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If you dread the idea of trying to fall sleep with a smartwatch strapped to your wrist, check out this mat that slides underneath your mattress. During the night, it’ll track your sleep cycles, heart rate, and snoring so that in the morning you can read an analysis of that night’s sleep quality.

Target, Amazon, Samsung

The 40-mm Samsung Galaxy Watch4 (7/10, WIRED Recommends) has mostly sold for $250 since it was released in late summer. The price has fallen to $200 a couple of times, but not lower. It’s the best smartwatch for Android owners. We like its bright display, intuitive fitness tracking, and comfortable styling. Note that it is not compatible with iOS devices, and the electrocardiogram only works with Samsung phones.

Garmin Forerunner 245 Music.


REI, Moosejaw, Backcountry

Senior associate reviews editor Adrienne So considers Garmin’s Forerunner series the best smartwatches for runners in her guide to the best fitness trackers. The Forerunner 245 HR has built-in GPS for tracking your runs, and the battery will last for up to seven days.


Released just a month ago, the new Apple Watch Series 7 (8/10, WIRED Recommends) is the Best Smartwatch for iPhone owners. A $20 discount is borderline insulting, but should you be in the market, it’s better to save twenty bucks than no bucks. Read our Apple Watch Buying Guide for more details.

Target, Amazon, Best Buy

This is the Best Apple Watch for most people. It’s good for kids, teens, grandparents, and everyone in between. Aside from being the most affordable option that works with Family Setup, the SE has lots of features folks look for in an Apple Watch, like fall detection and those addictive activity rings. This Black Friday deal is one of the best we’ve ever tracked.


This is the best price yet for the best hybrid smartwatch. It looks like a traditional watch but provides helpful insight into heart rate data, weather, and step counts at a glance thanks to the E Ink display. A single charge lasts for an entire week. Think of the Jorn less like a fitness tracker and more like a typical watch with some added health statistics. When it comes to tracking workout specifics, other smartwatches will be a better fit.

Fitbit Charge 5.

Photograph: Fitbit

Target, Amazon, Best Buy

This is WIRED’s favorite fitness tracker. The Charge 5 (8/10, WIRED Recommends) strikes an incredible balance between features and price. It can seemingly track it all, from stress to sleep, and the bright AMOLED display and long battery life are icing on the cake. The Fitbit Charge 4, our previous top pick, is also on sale at an appealing $69 ($80 off). But really, the Charge 5 (or another newer tracker) gets you much better value. 

Target, Amazon

Garmin’s relatively new Venu Sq edged out the long-reigning champ—the Fitbit Versa—as our recommended upper-entry-level fitness tracker in the $200 part of the market. It scored an 8/10 and snagged a WIRED Recommends award for its rich feature list, including incident detection, sleep tracking, and blood oxygen monitoring.


The Steel HR’s rechargeable battery lasts over a month between top-ups. This price matches a low we’ve seen only a couple of other times. Perhaps the best part of this smartwatch is how little it looks like a smartwatch. The simple interface can show data like steps taken or distance traveled at a glance, while the smartphone app provides more in-depth insight. The Steel HR was mentioned in WIRED’s guide to the Best Fitness Trackers.

Withings, Best Buy

We have not seen a better deal on our favorite blood pressure monitor. The BPM Connect can be used to check blood pressure with or without a smartphone. It’s easy to use and portable, with a simple measurement process that takes less than a minute.

GoPro Hero10 Black.

Photograph: GoPro

GoPro, Amazon ($450), Best Buy ($450), REI ($450)

The GoPro Hero10 Black (8/10, WIRED Recommends) is the best action camera. It has amazing image stabilization, which is crucial—and often lacking—in an action camera. It can shoot smooth, level, clear footage in 5.3K, and there’s a new hydrophobic lens cover to make the action even better-looking. It was released in September and fell to $450 in early November. Shopping through GoPro directly saves you an extra hundred bucks.

Amazon, Insta360

We recommend this in our guide to the Best Action Cameras. Part action cam, part 360-degree cam, the One R Twin Edition (8/10, WIRED Recommends) gets users the best of both worlds. It comes with interchangeable lenses, and AI-powered editing makes for simple post-production. It hasn’t fallen this low in price since last year’s holiday shopping season.

Amazon, Peak Design

The Peak Design Black Friday Sale is worth checking out for anyone that loves good camera-oriented gear. This aluminum travel tripod weighs just over three pounds and packs down to about the size of a water bottle. Once extended, it has a maximum height of 60 inches with a maximum weight capacity of 20 pounds. The tripod may be travel-friendly, but it still has the features most people need. Peak Design gear doesn’t go on sale very frequently.

Target, Amazon, Therabody, Verishop

This luxe massage gun is still expensive, but it doesn’t go on sale very often. There are a lot of Therabody devices out there. The Elite is the quietest and best. This discount is part of a bigger Theragun Black Friday sale.

Theragun Wave Roller.

Photograph: Therabody

Target, Therabody, Verishop

Part percussive device, part foam roller, the Wave is good for general workout recovery or muscle relaxation. For more affordable Theragun products designed to pinpoint specific areas, the Solo for $59 ($20 off) or Duo for $79 ($20 off) might be better options. Read more about there here.

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When it comes to price, the SKG F5 is a fantastic massage device that delivers heat as well as percussive therapy. There are three attachments and three intensity levels. It goes on sale all the time, but we have not seen it sell for less than this.


The Elite D9 has arguably too many intensity levels and attachments, but for those interested in truly customizing muscle therapy day to day, it may be the best choice. This price is the best WIRED has tracked since last April.

Amazon, Best Buy ($60)

Stop slouching! Did that make you sit up straight? Well, this device (8/10, WIRED Recommends) might actually help improve your posture. It sticks to your back via an adhesive strip (or a necklace) and it vibrates when your back reaches a specific angle you calibrate in the companion app (kind of like a shock band, minus the shocking part). WIRED reviewer Medea Giordano says it’s the only device that’s made her think about her posture even when she’s not wearing it.

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Biking can be gear-intensive, especially if you use your machine as a commuter or an errand-runner. Check out our guides to the Best Bike Locks, Best Bike Accessories, and Best Ebikes.

Propella 7-Speed (V4) Electric Bike

Photograph: Propella

Propella Store

The Propella is my favorite budget ebike of all those I’ve tested at WIRED. The components are quality, the bike weighs a svelte 37 pounds—that’s light for an ebike—and its looks don’t scream “ebike.” Associate reviews editor Parker Hall awarded it an 8/10 and a WIRED Recommends award in his review of the very similar V3.2 model last year.

Wing Ebike Store

I gave the more expensive Freedom X model a 7/10 in my review for its good looks, stronger-than-typical acceleration, and low 39-pound weight. The Freedom 2 has all those things minus the so-so torque sensor and integrated LCD display. They’re both good models, but between the two I recommend you save $200 and go for the Freedom 2.

Lectric Ebikes

The Lectric XP is the Best Affordable Electric Bike. When we reviewed the original (7/10, WIRED Recommends), we commended its smooth ride and solid range. The discounted 2.0 has an even smoother ride, wider handlebars, and generally improved comfort, plus baked-in water resistance. This bike is heavy, but the deal is great, especially since it includes a premium headlight, bike lock, and a few other accessories.

Apollo Ghost.

Photograph: Apollo

Apollo Scooters

The Apollo Ghost (8/10, WIRED Recommends) usually costs $1,699, so this deal nets you a free Apollo Air free. Reviews editor Julian Chokkattu loves the Ghost for its speed and power. The Air Pro won’t go as fast and suffers from a much-limited range, but it’s still a solid entry-level e-scooter. The Apollo Ghost is also discounted on its own for $1,399 ($200 off).

REI (Select Colors are $60), Nutcase

The Street is a sharp-looking helmet for those who don’t want to look like a weekend racer. Many of Nutcase’s helmets now come with MIPS (multi-directional impact system). It’s a liner inside the helmet that allows some rotation to absorb energy and reduce the risk of rotational brain injuries. The Nutcase Vio is also $120 ($30 off). It has 360 degrees of LED light coverage for those of you who don’t have (or want) to mount bike headlamps and taillamps.

Arkel has a full range of bags that mount to pannier racks, from the laptop-carrying Commuter to the grocery-getter Shopper. All of them utilize Arkel’s excellent attachment system that keeps the bag from shifting and flopping around during rides. These Canadian-made bags are pricey, so take advantage of this rare sale.

Cryptocurrency Bitcoin Camping and Hiking Deals

Swing by our wide range of hiking and camping guides, such as All the Gear You Need to Start Hiking, Best Camp Stoves, Best Tents, and a Gift Guide for Outdoorsy People.

Solo Stove Bonfire.

Photograph: REI

Bed Bath & Beyond

Towering chunks of wood on a bonfire are a lot of fun, but finding a lot of dry wood takes a serious time commitment. The smokeless Solo Stove requires less wood than an open bonfire and burns more completely, and it lets fewer sparks go astray, which is an important consideration if you’re setting it up in a backyard or a wildfire-prone campsite. Associate reviews editor Parker Hall fell in love with the larger Yukon model.

Moosejaw, Backcountry ($85)

Canister stoves might have the market corned on ease of use, but liquid-fuel white gas stoves like the WhisperLite offer the most versatility, especially internationally, where isobutane canisters are less available. The WhisperLite is a quieter (but not super quiet) version of MSR’s venerable, dependable camp stove.


Titanium is both a stalwart and, because of its often high price, a punchline in the hiking community. For around $50, though, this deal on MSR’s Titan Kettle brings lightweight cooking equipment within the range of slightly cheaper (but heavier) steel. The Titan Kettle is a wee bit thicker and sturdier than the (also fantastic) competitors Evernew and Toaks.

Amazon, REI

Tie up for a rest during a day hike, take a snooze between two trees in your backyard, or spend a night outdoors under the clear sky. This two-person nylon hammock weighs only 19 ounces, but it supports up to 400 combined pounds of snugglin’. This is also a pick in our stress relief gift guide.

Wandrd Fernweh backpacking camera bag. 

Photograph: Wandrd

B&H, Wandrd

The Fernweh is the best camera backpack for hiking. The whopping 50-liter capacity can fit everything and the kitchen sink, probably. You may find yourself overwhelmed by all of the straps, zippers, and compartments, but you won’t be overwhelmed due to a lack of storage space. We’ve never seen it at a lower price. We recommend pairing it with the Essential Photo Bundle for storing your camera equipment (available at Wandrd’s website).

Moosejaw, Backcountry

Sleeping directly on the ground, even when it’s relatively warm out, can siphon a lot of your body heat away. You almost always want a sleeping pad underneath your sleeping bag to keep you from getting chilled. And besides, rocks and roots are uncomfortable. The NeoLite XAir is one of the most common inflatable pads, and barring any abuse it should last for years.

Moment, Brevite

This is our favorite everyday camera backpack, as seen in our guide to the Best Camera Bags. The compact and lightweight design features customizable internal dividers for organizing gear, plus a dedicated laptop sleeve and quick side access. The bag is available in a wide array of colors. 

Kinship (Discount Applied at Checkout 

This sunscreen is a WIRED staffer favorite. The shimmery solution doesn’t leave a white cast behind. It’s lightweight and absorbs quickly. Other Kinship products are 20 percent off, too. The discount is shown during checkout.

Weatherman Umbrella.

Photograph: Weatherman

Amazon, Weatherman

In our list of the Best Umbrellas, this was highlighted due to its automatic opening and closing functions. The compact footprint keeps it portable, the fiberglass ribs and shaft keep it sturdy, and the lifetime warranty keeps your purchase protected. The deals are shown at checkout. This discount is part of a larger sitewide sale

Peak Design is offering 10 percent off all bags, pouches, and tripods; 15 percent off straps; and 30 percent off select other gear. The Everyday Sling ($135) snagged best overall bag in our guide to the best messenger bags and crossbody bags thanks to its comfortable strap and variety of stash pockets.

Backcountry (Sold Out)

Big Agnes is one of the big names in lightweight tents, and the company has honed in on a perennial favorite with the Copper Spur. Senior reviewer Scott Gilbertson gave it high marks in his guide to the best camping tents. This three-person version weighs a svelte 3 pounds and 8 ounces, which is less than a lot of mainstream two-person tents.

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Outdoor clothing can be tricky to figure out, with conflicting advice coming from all corners of the internet, so while you’re here, take a look at our guides on How to Layer Outdoor Clothing, Best Baselayers, and Best Rain Jackets.

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Men’s Sizing, Women’s Sizing

For hot environments, I favor a loose button-down shirt over a T-shirt because it vents better and the collar protects the neck. The Canyon’s SPF 50-equivalent fabric protected me on a four-day hike through Big Bend National Park where 95-degree temperatures in the full sun tried (and failed) to roast me. For more ideas, check out our guide to the Best Everyday Sun Protection.

Women’s Sizing, Men’s Sizing

The PreCip range has been around for a couple of decades. Marmot nailed the design years ago and has only had to tweak it since then, like including pit zips and a drawstring-adjustable hem. Senior associate reviews editor Adrienne So gave the PreCip Eco a favorable review in her round-up of the Best Rain Jackets.

Steep & Cheap, Backcountry ($18)

Sometimes you don’t need a whole new glove—just a little extra warmth on a particularly long day in the cold. These liners slip inside a larger pair of gloves to boost their toastiness, and the merino wool keeps insulting even if you get them wet from throwing snowballs.

Girlfriend Collective (Discount Applied at Checkout)

These comfortable leggings are available in a wide variety of sizes and colorfast hues. They don’t get loose throughout the day, and the high, wide waistband fits closely without causing discomfort. We recommended them in our guides to the Best Loungewear and the Best Recycled Products.


Reviewer Medea Giordano loves Adidas’ Period-Proof Shorts. These tights feature the same technology, but in a more seasonally appropriate form. They are meant for backup, so it’s best to use them in conjunction with another menstrual product or on very light days. Find more menstrual product recommendations here.

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Want to browse the early Black Friday 2021 sales yourself? Here are a few places offering deals. Be sure to check out our many buying guides and gift guides for additional ideas.

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