We have our friends across the pond to thank for the shopping bonanza that is Black Friday.
Landing on the day that follows Thanksgiving Day in America (the fourth Thursday of November) the name was originally conjured up in Philadelphia to describe the fumes and congested traffic that followed Thanksgiving. It’s now the biggest shopping day of the year, and 2015 internet sales alone are predicted to exceed £1 billion for the first time ever in the UK. Wowzers!
If you’re thinking of waiting ‘til Boxing Day to hit the sales, think again! Black Friday promises some of the most bargainous prices around and, what’s more, you can’t buy your friends and family presents for Christmas Day on Boxing Day, can you?!
So, if you’re heading into town – expect mayhem. You may be better off shopping online from the comfort of your own sofa. Either way, we’ve tracked down the best Black Friday deals for outdoor gear, so you’ll be suited and booted and ready to tackle the treetops here at Go Ape…
Fed up of having soggy plimsolls and wet feet? If you’ve been meaning to invest in hiking boots, Black Friday at Blacks is the place to go. These Quest boots, available for both men and women, have been reduced dramatically from £160.00 to £99. What’s more, get 20% off all full-priced items by using the code BLACKSFRIDAY20.
Going to be out in the cold for long periods of high activity? Then you need these Active Base Layer Trousers from outdoor sportswear brand Musto. They’re yours for only £27 when you use the code BLACK10 at the checkout. There are loads of other awesome items on this website, too, including thermal gloves and jackets.
Looking for outdoor gear for your little monkeys? This fab waterproof gilet is one example of something you could find within Amazon’s huge Black Friday extravaganza. With a fleece lining and made using recycled material, it’ll keep them both warm and dry this winter.
If you’ve been wanting a swanky camera for ages, now’s the time to start dropping some serious hints. This Nikon camera at Argos is less than half price for Black Friday, dropping from £199.99 to just £89.99. Now you can snap away to your heart’s content when you’re out on an adventure!
Yes, we just had to get our Go Ape vouchers in here as we think they make a truly awesome Christmas gift – plus, they’re great value (no postage fee!), they come in a sleek and stylish wallet, and it gives something for you and your tribe to look forward to in the New Year! AND, because you can easily buy them online, you can avoid the chaos of the shops. Win-win!