Following the great American tradition of eating turkey until your sick and fighting with your drunk uncle, it’s time for another great American tradition: spending money on things that you may or may not really need (or end up using until next summer).
To help you sort out what to trade your monies for, here is a list of some of the deals I’ve found most exciting this Cyber Week (which is a word (phrase?) that I truly despise).
- 25% Off All Big Agnes Tents, Sleeping Bags and Sleeping Pads (Through 11/26)
- 25% Arc’teryx with code TAKE25ARC (Through 11/26)
- 25% Off All 2017 Black Diamond Headlamps
- 40% Off All Women’s, Men’s and Kids’ REI Co-op Brand Base Layers and Underwear
- 25% Off Selected Women’s and Men’s The North Face Clothing (Through 11/26)
- 25% Off All Salomon Hiking and Running Footwear (Through 12/3)
- 25% Off Everything from Thrupack (aka awesome fanny packs)
If you’re waiting for the thru-hiker gear guides to be released before pulling the trigger on something, know that I am working on them and will have them out in the coming two weeks. UInfortunately, since I want to include as many hikers as possible in these surveys (including southbound hikers), the timing doesn’t work out great with all of these late-November sales.
If you’re interested, you can check out the PCT Gear Guide or CDT Gear Guide from last year’s classes.
Some of my favorite picks
Big Agnes Copper Spur 2 Platinum
I used the Big Agnes Copper Spur 2 Platinum on the Continental Divide Trail last year and was very happy with it. Right now (until November 26) you can get it for 25% off at REI. You can read my detailed review of the Copper Spur 2 Platinum here.
Thrupack Summit Bum
I love my Summit Bum from Thru Pack so much that I actually just bought a second one (that teal color is just too sexy). I’ve already mentioned it in the 2018 Thru-hiker Gift Guide, but it needs to be mentioned again here because if you don’t already have one now is your chance. These are only sold via Thrupack directly so this is definitely your best chance to get one for a good price at 25% off (through November 26). And don’t forget to look into getting a comfy strap as well.
I’ve used (and destroyed) many pairs of underwear whilst wandering the world and its trails. One pair I’ve never managed to destroy? A pair of ExOfficio Underwear. Right now, all ExOfficio underwear is on sale for 30% off. They’re comfortable, quick-drying, and odor-reistant – what more do you want from your wears of under? (Yeah, I know, Batman prints, sadly, they haven’t come out with that edition yet.)
Arc’teryx Beta SL Hybrid Jacket
I got the