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REI Is Closed on Black Friday — Here’s Where to Get Your Outdoor Deals Fix Instead

November 27, 2019 Sports and Outdoors By

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Just about every retailer looks at Black Friday/Cyber Monday as an opportunity to clear out old inventory and juice revenue with competitive sales. One of the largest sellers of outdoor equipment, however, sees things differently.

Since 2015, REI has counterprogrammed with its #OptOutside initiative, not only closing its (actual and virtual) doors on Black Friday, but paying its 13,000-plus employees to get out and make an environmental difference. Partnering with United By Blue and Leave No Trace, REI organizes more than 80 public cleanup events across the country. It’s a really cool program, and we’ll likely be writing more about it in the weeks to come.


However, if the Black Friday bug has bitten you, options abound for scoring awesome gear to help you get outside to explore this great wide world — and burn off some of that turkey and stuffing. While many brands and retailers have yet to give us the go-ahead to publicize their sales, what follows are varying details on five we are cleared to share, plus one very cool promotion that makes getting out even easier…

Black Diamond

25 percent off select climbing gears, climbing shoes, backpacks, lighting and trekking poles (November 23 to December 2), 25 percent off select apparel and gloves (November 28 to December 2) and 65 percent off select past-season insulation (November 30 to December 2).


25 percent off packs and vacuum stainless bottles on with the code HOLIDAY25. CamelBak will also be offering free shipping from November 26 through December 17.


Discounts vary up to 50 percent off.

Eddie Bauer

50 percent off in-store and online.


Huckberry already has a ton of deals for Black Friday going.


The aforementioned very cool promotion: Fjällräven is giving away 1,500 National Park Season Passes (value: $80) at brand stores on Black Friday.

How to Get the Best Black Friday Deals

Our cheat sheet to Black Friday and Cyber Monday has all the info you need to get the best deals without the hassle. Read the Story

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