For the fourth year in a row this Black Friday, REI Co-op will close all…
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While most of you are outside having fun with family and friends today, the Black Friday deals get underway, with some lasting through the weekend. In addition to the Patagonia Black Friday deal we wrote about earlier this week, below you will find a few other good ones we spotted for you.
While retailers such as REI plan to completely shut down again on Black Friday, encouraging their employees and customers to #OptOutside instead, Patagonia is taking a different approach. Understanding that Black Friday is one of the biggest shopping days of the year whether we like it or not, the company decided to use that as a force for good in what can be considered turbulent times ahead for our planet. Patagonia CEO, Rose Marcario, announced that 100% of global sales, both online and in stores, will be donated to various environmental organizations.
While some brick-and-mortar stores will remain closed today to incentivize us to play outside, online retailers are open for business (including REI), even extending Black Friday sales straight through the weekend (if they haven’t started already). If you know the gear you are looking for, check out our Gear Search Tool to figure out where you can buy it at the best price–we have access to the inventory of almost 100 retailers and it costs you nothing. Otherwise, we had a chance to preview some of the great deals available this weekend–here are a few of our favorites.
Following REI’s recent #OptOutside announcement, numerous states decided to join the cause and waive parking, entrance-, and even camping fees at all state parks this Friday. As with REI’s campaign, the state parks’ move is meant to encourage people to get outside and enjoy nature rather than join the hordes of people crowding stores looking for discounts on holiday gifts.