Prime Day deals are regularly the best prices seen on items all year. Mix that with the countdown clocks and quotas on each deal, and it’s a competitive sporting event of savings, hence Prime Day’s rapid explosion onto the scene. Good outdoor gear doesn’t come cheap, so this is the time to find the best deals on hiking gear and camping gear—camping hammocks, coolers for camping (looking at you, Yeti coolers and Rtic coolers), camping stoves, hiking boots, and more.
So far, we know Amazon Prime Day 2021 will happen in June. Until the company releases the official dates and specifics of Prime Day deals, we’ve been digging around to find the best Amazon deals available now.
We’re keeping a close eye on any new details, and will regularly update this page with dates and new deals, so bookmark the page now to get on the fast track to gear discounts later.
To access Prime Day deals you have to be a Prime member. If you’re not, you still have time to sign up for Prime before the savings begin. You’ll also get free shipping (two days or less on most items), deals at Whole Foods Market, and access to movies and TV on Prime Video. (Memberships run $13/month or $119/year, and you can share with one other adult. Amazon offers a free 30-day trial to test Prime out, and students and EBT/Medicaid recipients qualify for $6/month memberships.)
Now, onto the main event: the best Amazon deals on outdoor gear available now.
Best Prime Day Deals on Hiking Gear
In the past, Osprey backpacks, LifeStraw personal water filters, and other equally sought-after hiking gear have been 50 percent off for Prime Day, so if you dig the outdoors and good deals, it’s not a sale to miss. Check out the best Prime Day deals 2021 here!
Best Vented Hiking Shoes Deal: Merrell Men’s Moab 2 Vent Hiking Shoe
Tried and True
A longstanding top pick at a great price. Merrell
Merrell dubbed these Moab shoes the “mother of all boots,” and they’ve by all accounts lived up to the name. Ready to wear out of the box, they have Vibram soles for stability on all terrain. The deal varies by color, but runs from $10 to $25 off.
Best Waterproof Hiking Shoes Deal: Merrell Men’s Moab 2 Waterproof Hiking Shoe
Good for wet hiking conditions, and your wallet. Merrell
The waterproof version of the previous pick, these hiking shoes will keep you agile on the trails in all weather. Select colors are currently discounted by $20 to $35.
Best Women’s Hiking Pants Deal: Eddie Bauer Women’s Guide Pro Pants
Lightweight and Comfortable
Hiking pants you’ll actually want to wear. Eddie Bauer
With two-way stretch for comfort, a DWR coating for water resistance, and pockets without added bulk, these are available in petite, regular, tall, and plus sizes. All colors are currently $5 off, which Amazon cites as the lowest price in 30 days.
Best Men’s Hiking Pants Deal: Eddie Bauer Men’s Guide Pro Pants
Streamlined for All Seasons
A sleek cut with performance features. Eddie Bauer
The men’s version is also at its lowest price in 30 days, with most colors 20% off. They feature the same water resistance, stretch, and pockets, as well as articulated knee seams for an unrestricted range of motion without being baggy.
Best Lightweight Hiking Daypack Deal: ZOMAKE Small Hiking Backpack, 25L
An backpack that folds up to fit in your back pocket. ZOMAKE
Is this backpack going to last you 10 years? No, it’s not. Is it going to come to the rescue when you need a daypack during travel, hiking, or camping but can’t spare the extra packing weight or space? It’s absolutely going to, and you won’t have to settle for a thin tote bag, either. Currently 40% off — $18, versus $30 — now’s the time to buy.
Best Hydration Backpack Deal: CKE Hydration Backpack with 2L Hydration Bladder
Adjustable and Versatile
A day’s worth of water, on the go. CKE
On sale for $16, this hydration backpack holds two liters (roughly 64 ounces) of water—about the same as a couple of bottles of water at the airport. Lightweight with hip and sternum straps for an adjustable fit, it also has a laced bungee front to hold a jacket or other supplies.
Best Crossbody Hiking Pack Deal: WATERFLY Crossbody Sling Backpack
A sling backpack that keeps what you need where you need it. WATERFLY
Crossbody hiking packs mean less back sweat, a boon for all summer adventurers. A small pouch on the strap keeps your phone and other essentials up front, and the roomier bag portion can be easily slid to your front and opened without you having to stop to take it off. All 11 colors are currently $19, 27% off from the normal price.
Best Prime Day Deals on Camping Gear
Coleman tents, Marmot packs, sleeping bags, and jackets, Thermacell Radius mosquito repellents, and more have been heavily discounted for past Prime Days, and we expect similar Amazon Prime Day deals this year.
Best Camping Tent Deals on Prime Day: Coleman 8-Person Elite Montana Tent
Get the whole crew under one (tent) roof. Coleman
This Coleman tent consistently gets top marks from users and reviewers, and it’s currently about $60 off. This a run-don’t-walk tent sale if you’re in the market for a large-capacity tent.
Best Sleeping Bag Deal: Coleman Tandem 3-in-1 45 Big and Tall Double Adult Sleeping Bag
Together or Apart
So long to cramped, solo sleeping quarters while camping. Coleman
This double sleeping bag also doubles as two individual sleeping bags, has a detachable sheet so you can adjust insulation, and is rated for temperatures down to 45 degrees Fahrenheit, making it a perfect summer bag. Get it now for 30% off — which is $30, here.
Best Camping Stove Deal: BLUU GEMINI 2-in-1 Propane Camping Stove
Compact and Efficient
Works fast so your fuel tank lasts. BLUU
Camp stoves can be ridiculously clunky, but not this one. It hooks up to standard 100g or 230g propane canisters, and it boils a half liter of water in less than two minutes. A pot and pan are included. On sale right now for $60 (usually $74).
Best Prime Day deals on hammocks: FIRINER Camping Hammock with Rain Fly Tarp and Mosquito Net
Hang time sans the bugs and rain. FIRINER
A hammock is only as pleasant as the environment, which makes this option — with a rain fly tarp and mosquito net — an excellent pick. It comes with all stakes and straps needed, and for the tarp and net to be used individually, too. For three useful pieces of gear, the 15% off price ($44) is a steal.
Best Amazon Prime Day deals on sleeping pads: FRUITEAM Inflatable Double Sleeping Pad for Camping
You’re only a few minutes away from comfortable camp sleeping. FRUITEAM
Rocks and roots digging into your back do not make for a good night’s sleep. This air mattress for camping (with included pump) only weighs four pounds, but inflates to a double size. Snag it at $14 off for upcoming summer nights.
Best Prime Day Deals on Camping Coolers
Past Prime Day deals have included 30 percent off top-rated, infrequently discounted Yeti Coolers. Whether they’re on the list this year is unknown, but we found great deals right now on Yeti, Rtic, Coleman, and other quality cooler brands.
Best Hardshell Camping Cooler Deal: Coleman 62-Quart Xtreme 5-Day Heavy-Duty Cooler with Wheels
Fits everything you need and keeps it cold for five days. Coleman
If you’re car camping, this heavy-duty Coleman cooler is a champ, and one that’s currently down 37%, from $70 to $44. It’s rated to keep things cold for five days.
Best Backpack Cooler Deal: TOURIT Cooler Backpack
Keep it chill and keep your sustenance convenient. TOURIT
Already an affordable option for a very well-reviewed cooler backpack, the TOURIT is now 20% off…which means more money to spend on the food and drinks to put in it.
Best Prime Day Deals on Camping Accessories
You probably know about some great camping gear that you want, but can’t justify paying full-price. Prime Day is the time to buy, with consistent deals on lanterns, camp kitchen supplies, and other gear.
Best Prime Day Deals on Camping Lanterns: Internova Rechargeable Camping Lantern Power Bank
Bright and Powerful
A power bank that’s also a 1,000-lumen light. Internova
Currently 25% off — with a coupon available for an additional 25% off — this rechargeable lantern blasts up to 1,000 lumens of light, has a red-light option for star-gazing, lasts 70 hours on a low setting, and has a three-prong grounded outlet for use as a power source, too.
Best Amazon Prime Day Deals on Headlamps: HOKEKI USB Rechargeable Headlamp Flashlight
It keeps illumination where you need it. HOKEKI
Already a good deal at $15, this highly-rated headlamp is now 40% off, so it’s yours for less than $9. At that price, buy several and keep one in your vehicle, one at home, one with your camping gear so you’re prepared anywhere you go.
Best Dry Bag Deal: Wise Owl Outfitters Dry Bag 3-Pack
Ripstop and Roll Top
Three sizes to keep all your essentials safe from the weather. Wise Owl Outfitters
A set of 5-, 10-, and 20-liter roll-top dry bags will keep all of your gear dry (and clean) whether you’re fishing, hunting, hiking, or camping. The airtight, waterproof bags are currently 14% off.
Amazon Prime Day 2021 FAQ:
When is Prime Day 2021?
Prime Day 2021 will take place in June. We’ll update this story when Prime Day is announced, so bookmark this page to keep track.
What is Amazon Prime Day?
Amazon Prime Day is an annual shopping event with significant discounts on a wide range of products that are only available to Amazon Prime members. As the event goes on, new deals are released, and the ones offered only last for a certain amount of time and/or number of purchases. It started in 2015 to highlight the 20th anniversary of Amazon and the 10th year of Prime. Prime Day historically occurred in July, but in 2020 Amazon moved the event to October due to Covid-19. In 2021, Prime Day will be in June.
When does Prime Day end?
In 2020, Prime Day lasted 48 hours, and is anticipated to have the same duration for 2021.
The Takeaway: 2021 Prime Day Deals on Outdoor Gear
Outdoor gear can be pricey, but Amazon Prime Day has a strong track record for offering great deals on great products. Prime Day 2021 will happen in June, and Field & Stream will be regularly updating this page with details and deals as they’re released.
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