5 Deals on gear to help you enjoy the outdoors

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14 Apr, 2021
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Soak up the sun and savings with these great deals

5 Deals on gear to help you enjoy the outdoors

The sun is shining, the birds are chirping, and the outdoors are calling. Whether you’re hiking through a National Park or lounging in the backyard, here are five deals on outdoor gear to help you answer the call.

 

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Today’s deals

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ThruNite Archer 2A V3 Flashlight

$25 $36
Use promo code 2B7ECCN4

Buy now from Amazon

You’ll never be left in the dark with our top pick for the best flashlight. Durable and versatile, the ThruNite Archer 2A V3 offers a rugged design that can withstand full immersion in water, the widest range of brightness settings, and an easy-to-use two-button interface. In our testing we cranked this flashlight to its highest setting and could make out the trees at the end of a 500-foot-long field. We promise your phone flashlight can’t do that. This deal is only available in grey. 

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Columbia Bora Bora II Booney Sun Hat

$16 $25

Buy now from Amazon

If you’re planning on hitting the trails this season, protect yourself with a good sun hat. Our more stylish pick for hikers is the Columbia Bora Bora II Booney Sun Hat. Though it doesn’t offer as much sun protection as our top pick, the Bora Bora is still made of quality UPF 50 fabric and provided the most breathability of any other hat we tested. This deal is currently only available in Sage.   

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Jackery Explorer 500 Portable Power Station

$420 $500
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Buy now from Amazon

Whether you’re going camping or preparing for inclement weather, our budget portable power station is a good tool to have handy. The Explorer 500 isn’t as powerful as our other picks, but it impressed our testers with its overall value-to-price ratio. And, like its larger Explorer sibling, it’s sturdy and backed by a great warranty. This model offers one AC outlet, three USB-A ports, a car power socket, two 6 mm DC ports, and a 518 Wh capacity.

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Amazon Kindle Paperwhite Ebook Reader (10th Gen, Refurbished)

$90 $160

Buy now from Amazon

An ebook reader is a great way to take your favorite books with you anywhere. Soak up the sun and find out whodunit with a refurbished model of our top pick. The Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (10th generation) offers a great display, even lighting, Bluetooth, and waterproofing. Plus, this 32 GB model has plenty of space for audiobooks. You can also add three months of Kindle Unlimited for free as an introductory offer (it will auto-renew for $10 a month, but you can cancel at any time).

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Ring Alarm 10-Piece Home Security System (2nd Gen)

$180 $230
Costco membership required

Buy now from Costco

It’s easier to enjoy adventures when you know your home is safe. Our budget home security system is reliable and the cheapest no-contract system we’ve found. This 10-piece set only works with Amazon Alexa, but includes a base station, keypad, range extender, motion detector, and six contact sensors. Though it doesn’t offer as many features as our top pick, the Ring Alarm remains the easiest to use option for people who want an affordable, 24/7 monitoring system.

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