Explore, save, repeat: Best Black Friday 2023 deals on outdoor gear

Live For The Outdoors has the ultimate guide to the best Black Friday deals on outdoor gear.

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Last chance! Black Friday has been and gone, but many great discounts are sticking around until the end of the month. We're tracking the biggest discounts on outdoor gear, from hiking tents to GPS watches and much, much more!

The best outdoor gear usually carries a considerable price tag because it is well made, thoroughly designed and engineered, and hopefully sustainable. Normally we grit teeth and soak up the upfront cost because we know that will get a great return on our investment, but this week, we're doubling those returns.

Black Friday and the weeks around it are some of the best opportunities to save money on top outdoor gear. Many retailers have put on the best deals of the year, and we're reaching the end of this golden hour. Take a look at our favourite bargains below.

Black Friday deals 2023: best outdoor gear sales across the web

Amazon: 15-47% off smartwatches

Cotswold Outdoor: up to 20% off North Face gear

Alpinetrek: 10-20% off tents and backpacks

Sportsshoes: 30-80% off trail running shoes

Decathlon: 25-33% off hiking jackets

Wildbounds: up to 40% off sleeping bags

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Black Friday deals on outdoor gear

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Trail Running Shoes

On sale

Merrell Agility Peak 4 GTX road to trail running shoe Side ProfileLFTO
Price: £79.99 (was £159.99)


Tough and grippy for challenging terrain; Vibram MegaGrip outsole with 5mm lugs; Gore-Tex lining; 6mm drop.

on sale 37% off

asics trabuco max 2LFTO
Price: £99.99 (was £159.99)


Heavenly cushioned, while remaining responsive and energised, the Asics Trabuco Max 2 is our favourite road to trail running shoe to master all terrains. Sticky AsicsGrip outsole with 4.5mm lugs ; 5mm drop. Men's version here.

on sale 10% off

la sportiva cyklon cross gtxLFTO
Price: £193.49 (was £214.99)


The ultimate shoes for tackling wet, muddy, snowy winter trails with confidence and extreme traction. Boot up in the La Sportiva Cyklon Cross GTX with their grippy 6.5mm lugs and 7mm drop.

Hiking Jackets

on sale

Montane Icarus Jacket
Price: £74.99 (was £149.99)


Synthetic insulated jacket performs well for hiking in damp conditions; 50% recycled outer material; zipped hand pockets; 605g weight.

On Sale

Inov8 thermoshell hiking jacket
Price: £100 (was £175)


Combining the naturally great insulation of goose down features with a slick polyamide shell, Inov-8's Thermoshell Pro is a great option for staying warm this winter. It's also treated with the brand's proprietary water resistant finish, meaning this jacket is long-lasting and protective, whatever the weather.

Walking Boots

on sale

Price: £128 (was £160)


A uniquely comfortable boot which uses graphene foam in the midsole. This not only provides exceptional cushioning, but also delivers up to 25% energy return on each step, meaning you'll be able to hike further and faster than ever before.


Keen Women's Circadia Mid Waterproof Boot
Price: £68 (RRP £120)


Winner of our 2023 budget walking boots test; superb comfort from wider Keen fit; reasonably sustainable boot using ethical leather and being PFC-free; men's version also on sale.


On sale

1.2-inch screen; up to 7 day battery life; includes features such as Garmin Coach and a host of training and tracking functions.

On sale

Price: £349.99 (was £449.99)


Super lightweight, comfortable, and highly adjustable. The Coros Apex 2 is one of the best smartwatches for running, and we're amazed to see it discounted by 22%! The key feature here is the offline mapping tool, meaning you can explore as far as you like with navigational support – even when your phone has lost signal.


on sale

OEX vallo air 28l hiking daypack
Price: £65.00 (was £90.00)


Fully featured, covered in adjustable clips and pockets, this is an excellent bells-and-whistles hiking pack for those who like to keep their gear locked down. Also note the cushioned ventilation system in the back, which should save your tee shirt from getting drenched on the trek.

On Sale

Osprey Women's 20L tempest backpack
Price: £79.00 (£135)


This nifty lightweight pack is designed with a female-specific fit. You'll find a highly adjustable back-system which helps transfer load weight for efficient carrying comfort. At 41% off, this is one of the best Black Friday deals we've seen so far.


on sale

Sleeps 5; Vango Tension Band System for stability; large PVC windows; black-out bedrooms; 40mm HH waterproof rating.

on sale

Berghause Freedom 5 nightfall
Price: £800 (was £1600)


This is a mind boggling deal, 50% off this protective and spacious family air tent. The construction is 100D waterproof and breathable, and the bedrooms use 'Nightfall' blackout technology to ensure a dark and environment and a good night's sleep. You don't need poles with the airtube tech, this tent pitches in minutes.

Sleeping Bags


berghaus transition 300 XL sleeping bag
Price: £59.00 (was £85.00)


A supremely spacious and plump 3-season sleeping bag with lightweight synthetic insulation and a soft brushed polyester lining. It's got a comfort rating of 1°C, ideal for keeping you cozy when the temperature dips, but not too stuffy either.


HI GEAR composure single sleeping bag
Price: £54.00 (was £85)


We're big fans of spacious sleeping bags that don't have that tapered mummy shape. The tapered shape means more warmth and efficient insulation, but a nice rectangular sleeping bag can be much more comfortable to move around in. Ultimately, it's comfort that eventually gets you off to sleep, and that's what's on offer with this single sleeper from HI-GEAR.

Head Torches

On Sale

Silva trail runner free ultra headlamp
Price: £59.99 (was £119.99)


With a sleek and minimalist design, this head torch from Silva incorporates it's power cables into the headband itself, so you can easily get going without faffing with a series of loose cables.

The Free Ultra headlamp also includes a hybrid battery case, which can take the rechargeable Silva Hybrid battery pack (4.0Ah) or simply AAA batteries, so you can always keep spare power when you're heading into your next ultra.

on sale 10% off

Petzl NAO RL on a rockLive For The Outdoors
Price: £134.99 (was £149.99)


With a massive 1500 lumens, the Nao is twice as strong as your average running headtorch. Star of the show though is the super lightweight head cradle which offers max comfort while running.

When is Black Friday?

Black Friday was on Friday 24th November 2023. If you're late to the party, don't worry! There are still huge discounts to be had. The final week of November (which begins with the infamous Cyber Monday) is where some of the best online deals are hiding.

How to find the best Black Friday deals 2023

Black Friday began in America and primarily revolved around tech and electronic goods going on sale right after Thanksgiving in an effort to entice customers to begin Christmas shopping. Now it’s taken off in the UK and you’ll find massive discounts on all sorts, including outdoor gear (not just tech).

Searching for specific product deals? Shop our round-ups below.

Best trail running shoe deals

Best walking boot deals

Best backpack deals

Best sleeping bag deals

Best hiking jacket deals

Best head torch deals

Best tent deals

Best smartwatch deals

Our top tips for coping with Black Friday:

Sign up for newsletters and updates

They might clog up your inbox for the rest of the year, but you’ll find that newsletters will bring you discounts and alerts about bargains before anything else.

You can also sign up to the LFTO Newsletter, where we'll keep you to date with our 'best of' articles and Black Friday deals.

Stick to your budget

You might be tempted into all and every deal that you see on Black Friday, but set a budget and stick to it. Experts also say that you should use a credit card (it’s the safest way to pay, as the bank will end up footing the bill if there is any kind of mishap).

Stick around afterwards...

Previously, waiting until Black Friday was one of the best strategies for saving money on big-ticket items, but recent years have taught us that many of the biggest online sales will come under the 'Cyber Monday' banner, which can last until the end of November. So, always keep your eyes peeled, the bargain hunt isn't quite over yet.

Milo Wilson is a full-time gear tester and content writer for Live For The Outdoors. Much like a goldendoodle, he is pretty much always happy outside, whether he's hiking through snow or hitting summer park runs.

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