Earth Day Deals: Tech, Fitness, Outdoors, and More
Welcome to The Gear List, a semi-regular series where we highlight the best discounts and deals on tactical gear, outdoor gear and everything in between.
Today is Earth Day, and retailers are stepping out with deep discounts on some of our favorite products. We’re always on the lookout for bargains, and these Earth Day sales have definitely piqued our interest.
Here’s the thing; none of us will stop using. Even though we live by the old motto “reduce, reuse, recycle”, humans just need things (although Amazon encourages shoppers to select used, second-hand and open-box products with a discount 20% off or donating used electronics for gift cards). What we can do is buy wisely. If you have a choice between a product that will last a year and one that will last a decade, the smart game is to buy the one that will save you money in the long run. Predictably, the same decision will also prevent a whole bunch of disposables from falling into the trash.
Today we also feature companies that are committed to making equipment that not only stands the test of time, but also minimizes its impact on the environment from a production perspective. If you need something on this list anyway, now is the time to make a thoughtful choice and be rewarded with a nice little discount.
These prices were valid at the time of printing, but prices may change and offers expire.
Seller Bass Pro Shops
What’s better than one of our favorite knives, the Benchmade Adams? A more portable folding version that costs 20% less than usual. The Mini Adams normally costs between $225 and $250, but today it will only run you $199.99 at Bass Pro stores.
The 63-65HRC steel blade is coated in flat black Cerakote for protection against the elements – and it looks tough. The red micarta handle is drilled to save weight and the scales can be removed for cleaning and general maintenance. The pocket clip can be positioned on either side (or removed completely), but you will only be able to carry this knife upwards. We’ve used several knives with this Benchmade’s opening mechanism and have nothing but good things to say about its smooth, easy action.
All variations of the Mini Adams are a hit with our staff, but this limited-edition combination of a red handle and black blade carries extra bragging rights. Scoring one with a heavy discount is the icing on the cake.
Are Garmin watches the official company officer watches? Probably, but you don’t need lieutenant’s money to land on a Fenix 6 and venture further into the great outdoors this Earth Day. Take decisive action to snag this $500 watch for just $349.99 on Amazon.
This generation of Fenix benefits from improved health sensors for more accurate heart rate, pulse and sleep monitoring. Use it to fine-tune your workouts with real data instead of getting confused and hoping for the best. When you’re in the field, you have a compass heading, altimeter and maps on your wrist. Garmin’s navigation system extracts geolocation data from GPS, Galileo and GLONASS satellites to provide more accurate information than GPS alone. Off base, you can use the Fenix 6 to listen to music and make payments by pairing it to your phone.
Gadgets are great, but we especially like tech that we can take out into the field, use to the fullest, and know it won’t let us down. The Garmin Fenix 6 has proven itself and now is the time to buy one at a low price.
Celebrate Earth Day by redirecting some of your energy needs to the sun itself. This Zamp solar kit includes a 140 watt panel, 10 amp charge controller, 15 foot cable and carrying case. Right now, you can get the whole thing 17% off at Amazon.
From what we’ve read, most home solar panels are rated at 250 to 400 watts. That means that while this 140-watt system won’t take you completely off the grid, it can certainly handle your camping, hunting, fishing and landing trips with power to spare. The panels have flip-up legs to let you point them at the sun, while an integrated charge controller keeps peace between the panels and your battery. The included SAE plug works with pigtail adapters, and standard alligator clips can be attached to the battery terminals, as can jumper cables. Many RVs, including those from Airstream, Winnebego, Keystone, and Forest River, have SAE adapters ready to go.
It doesn’t matter if you’re an eco-conscious tailgater or a prepper with a hardcore landing pad, the benefits of having access to solar power are undeniable. The only thing better is meeting your power needs for less than MSRP.
EcoFlow River Pro 720 Watt Solar Generator / $429.99 / Costco (for members)
Powoxi Solar Trickle Cahrger / $39.99 / Amazon
Coleman Light & Fast pop-up tent / $67.99 / Amazon
Classic Accessories Pontoon Boat / $332.69 / Woot
Arrowhead Camping Essentials / Prices Vary / Woot
Energizer LED Pro Headlamp / $13.72 / Amazon
Bolle Safety Rush + eye protection / $9.95 / Amazon
Cold Steel Tailstock / $43.20 / Amazon
Kershaw Ash / $7.19 / Amazon
Stanley Ratchet Tie-Down Straps / $10.29 / Amazon
Milwaukee M18 Brushless Drill Kit / $169.00 / Northern Tool
Greenworks Pro Cordless Leaf Blower / $297.49 / Amazon
FCMP Tumbling Composter / $80.90 / Amazon
Swiss+Tech multi-tool / $6.43 / Amazon
Form / Health
Fitbit Sense / $199.95 / Amazon
Nautilus U618 / $499.99 / Best Buy
Schwinn IC3 Exercise Bike / $380.00 / Amazon
Garmin Instinct / $199.59 / Amazon
Technical / Audio
Refurbished Skullcandy Dime XT Headphones / $11.99 / eBay
Insignia 75-inch 4K Smart Fire TV / $689.99 / Best Buy
Toshiba 43-inch 4K Smart Fire TV / $264.99 / Best buy
JBL Go 3 / $29.95 / Amazon
Ring Stick Up Cam / $69.99 / eBay
Apple AirPods / $149.99 / Amazon
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