Save Up to 75 Percent on These 9 Outdoor Products

BeachBox
BeachBox

The summer may be coming to an end, but that doesn't mean your time outdoors needs to follow suit. And you can make your remaining weeks and months in nature even more convenient with these nine discounted products that are designed to be brought out on hikes, camping trips, or even just in the backyard.

1. E-Skateboard; $111 (75 percent off)

Urban Rover

Tote this lightweight e-skateboard around under your arm or in a backpack. At just seven pounds, it can alternate between a casual cruising speed and faster settings if you're in a hurry. You can ride for up to 10 miles on a full battery, and charging back up only takes an hour.

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2. Vega 200 COB LED Ultralight Headlamp; $11 (26 percent off)

Flipo

This lightweight wearable light straps right on to your head to illuminate anything in sight, thanks to its ultra-bright 200-lumen COB lamp. The light can reach up to 50 feet and works through wet and tough weather.

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3. Super Shield Mosquito Repellent Electronic Watch Band; $17 (57 percent off)

SafeTouch

Sports, hikes, and even dinner outside are all ruined by nasty mosquitoes pestering you and your ankles. If you're the type who gets chewed up whenever you leave the house, this wristband might be your new best friend. It helps keep the bugs away with a non-toxic ultrasonic frequency, and it's as simple as putting on a watch.

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4. Bite Helper® Itch Neutralizer; $32 (20 percent off)

Maxogen Group

Bug repellent is great, but sometimes the pests still get you. This itch neutralizer was an honoree of the CES Innovation Award in 2019 for its system that delivers heat and vibration to soothe itchy skin upon contact. This combination increases circulation and localizes blood flow without drugs or chemicals.

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5. Link UV Self-Cleaning Water Bottle; $75 (11 percent off)

Link

Reusable water bottles are tough to get a sponge into, so you can't always get them as clean as you'd like. This bottle can clean itself, thanks to a UV-C light that kills 99 percent of gross bacteria, and it's also insulated to keep your drink cold or hot for hours.

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6. QuickFire® 50-Piece Canister; $28 (20 percent off)

Quickfire

Starting a fire sounds like a pretty basic skill, but actually getting those briquettes to light isn't always easy. Lucky for you, these non-toxic, sealed paraffin wax pouches will make the job virtually foolproof. You just have to put them under your charcoal or wood and light the side of the pouch—this will start an easy flame that lasts up to 10 minutes.

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7. The BeachBox: Portable Shower and Storage; $170 (15 percent off)

BeachBox

The beach is beautiful, but most people want to leave it there. Avoid bringing home sand and grime with this portable shower. It comes equipped with an insulated shower tank and a non-slip changing lid, all in a modular package that's easy to store and load.

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8. Granite Stone Diamond Electric Smokeless Grill; $60 (20 percent off)

Granite Stone

If you’ve ever grilled and accidentally created a plume that alarmed the neighbors and stunk up your hair, you might want to check out this smokeless grill. The electric cooking system grills meats and veggies perfectly, and it's far easier to clean and operate than a traditional barbecue.

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9. GOpure Pod Water Purifier 2-Pack; $37 (25 percent off)

GOPure

This tiny capsule can purify any tap water, so you'll be guaranteed a fresh drink when you're on a daylong hike or camping trip far away from convenience stores.

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10 Rad Gifts for Hikers

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Greg Rosenke/Unsplash

The popularity of bird-watching, camping, and hiking has skyrocketed this year. Whether your gift recipients are weekend warriors or seasoned dirtbags, they'll appreciate these tools and gear for getting most out of their hiking experience.

1. Stanley Nesting Two-Cup Cookset; $14

Amazon

Stanley’s compact and lightweight cookset includes a 20-ounce stainless steel pot with a locking handle, a vented lid, and two insulated 10-ounce tumblers. It’s the perfect size for brewing hot coffee, rehydrating soup, or boiling water while out on the trail with a buddy. And as some hardcore backpackers note in their Amazon reviews, your favorite hiker can take the tumblers out and stuff the pot with a camp stove, matches, and other necessities to make good use of space in their pack.

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2. Osprey Sirrus and Stratos 24-Liter Hiking Packs; $140

Amazon

Osprey’s packs are designed with trail-tested details to maximize comfort and ease of use. The Sirrus pack (pictured) is sized for women, while the Stratos fits men’s proportions. Both include an internal sleeve for a hydration reservoir, exterior mesh and hipbelt pockets, an attachment for carrying trekking poles, and a built-in rain cover.

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3. Yeti Rambler 18-Ounce Bottle; $48

Amazon

Nothing beats ice-cold water after a summer hike or a sip of hot tea during a winter walk. The Yeti Rambler can serve up both: Beverages can stay hot or cold for hours thanks to its insulated construction, and its steel body (in a variety of colors) is basically indestructible. It will add weight to your hiker's pack, though—for a lighter-weight, non-insulated option, the tried-and-true Camelbak Chute water bottle is incredibly sturdy and leakproof.

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4. Mappinners Greatest 100 Hikes of the National Parks Scratch-Off Poster; $30

Amazon

The perfect gift for park baggers in your life (or yourself), this 16-inch-by-20-inch poster features epic hikes like Angel’s Landing in Zion National Park and Half Dome in Yosemite National Park. Once the hike is complete, you can scratch off the gold foil to reveal an illustration of the park.

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5. National Geographic Adventure Edition Road Atlas; $19

Amazon

Hikers can use this brand-new, updated road atlas to plan their next adventure. In addition to comprehensive maps of all 50 states, Puerto Rico, Canada, and Mexico, they'll get National Geographic’s top 100 outdoor destinations, useful details about the most popular national parks, and points on the maps noting off-the-beaten-path places to explore.  

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6. Adventure Medical Kits Hiker First-Aid Kit; $25

Amazon

This handy 67-piece kit is stuffed with all the things you hope your hiker will never need in the wilderness. Not only does it contain supplies for pain, cuts and scrapes, burns, and blisters (every hiker’s nemesis!), the items are organized clearly in the bag to make it easy to find tweezers or an alcohol wipe in an emergency.

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7. Hiker Hunger Ultralight Trekking Poles; $70

Amazon

Trekking poles will help increase your hiker's balance and stability and reduce strain on their lower body by distributing it to their arms and shoulders. This pair is made of carbon fiber, a super-strong and lightweight material. From the sweat-absorbing cork handles to the selection of pole tips for different terrain, these poles answer every need on the trail. 

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8. Leatherman Signal Camping Multitool; $120

Amazon

What can’t this multitool do? This gadget contains 19 hiking-friendly tools in a 4.5-inch package, including pliers, screwdrivers, bottle opener, saw, knife, hammer, wire cutter, and even an emergency whistle.

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9. RAVPower Power Bank; $24

Amazon

Don’t let your hiker get caught off the grid with a dead phone. They can charge RAVPower’s compact power bank before they head out on the trail, and then use it to quickly juice up a phone or tablet when the batteries get low. Its 3-inch-by-5-inch profile won’t take up much room in a pack or purse.

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10. Pack of Four Indestructible Field Books; $14

Amazon

Neither rain, nor snow, nor hail will be a match for these waterproof, tearproof 3.5-inch-by-5.5-inch notebooks. Your hiker can stick one in their pocket along with a regular pen or pencil to record details of their hike or brainstorm their next viral Tweet.

Buy it: Amazon

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Adorable Products You Can Buy for International Sloth Day

Amazon
Amazon

It’s that time of the year again, folks—the time when we all collectively lose our chill over a slow-moving, two- or three-toed mammal with an adorable squeak and poop that defies physics. That’s right: International Sloth Day is on October 20. Here’s a list of must-have coloring books, onesies, and Christmas sweaters that you can pick up to showcase your love of one of the internet's favorite animals.

1. Cuddly Microwaveable Sloth; $20

Intelex/Amazon

Warm your heart and your body with a plush sloth that doubles as a soothing heating pad. The toy is filled with millet grains and dried French lavender, a combination intended to help you get to sleep easier.

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2. Hanging Ceramic Sloth Planter; $18

FattyBee/Amazon

This flower planter pulls double duty, communicating both your love of sloths and your appreciation for plants. And it makes a tasteful piece of hanging home decor, too.

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3. Sloth Coloring Book; $7

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform/Amazon

Sloths themselves are already works of art, but you’d be forgiven for wanting a few more sloth-related crafts in your life. Now you can make your own masterpiece with this detailed coloring book. All you'll need are some colored pencils and you'll be ready to go.

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4. Farting Sloth Coloring Book; $7

M & L Coloring Books/Amazon

But maybe traditional coloring books aren’t your thing. You’re in luck: Amazon sells a coloring book for the crowd that both loves sloths and laughs a little too much at farts.

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5. Sloth Socks; $14

Good Luck Socks/Amazon

These socks are ideal for people who might not want to wear their love of sloths out in the open but are very comfortable showing it off on their ankles.

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6. Sloth Onesie; $40

Tipsy Elves/Amazon

No list of sloth-related products would be complete without a cozy onesie, and this one from Tipsy Elves is perfect for either pajamas or a last-minute Halloween costume. This onesie even comes with zippered pockets and cuddly sloth claws!

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7. Sloth-Themed Ugly Christmas Sweater; $69

Tipsy Elves/Amazon

Why not celebrate the upcoming holiday season with this sloth-themed ugly Christmas sweater? You’re sure to be the hit of any holiday pub crawl or office Christmas party.

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8. Sloth Mug; $10

LOZACH/Amazon

Embrace your inner sloth and declare your lazy feelings along with your morning cup of coffee.

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