Outdoorspeople face an existential conundrum: To be comfortable and safe outside, you need weatherproof jackets, boots, and hats. But if you wait to buy your gear on sale—like, say, on Black Friday—then you’re wasting valuable time on a computer, when you could be catching some early snow on the slopes, traipsing from mountaintop to mountaintop, or just sitting by a fire.
Some of our favorite outdoor gear retailers have cleverly sidestepped this problem by starting their sales the week before Black Friday; REI’s Get Up Get Out sale and Moosejaw’s anniversary sale both end on November 25, and Huckberry’s Blackout sale ends on November 26. That gives you a long, relaxing holiday weekend to spend with your family (or not).
Update: Huckberry lowered its prices early, on November 21. These deals are all good through the weekend.
When you buy something using the links in our stories, we may earn a small affiliate commission. Here’s how it works. You can also support our reporting and reviewing by purchasing a 1-year unlimited WIRED subscription.
REI’s Get Up Get Out Sale
REI’s Get Up Get Out sale started last week and runs through November 25.
social experiment by Livio Acerbo #greengroundit #wired https://www.wired.com/story/early-black-friday-outdoor-deals