Best Black Friday deals for runners

Treat yourself or your running buddy to some great online deals

November 28th, 2019 by | Posted in Running Gear | Tags: , , , ,

It’s US Thanksgiving, and you know what that means–Black Friday deals. Now is the perfect time to outfit yourself for winter running, or get a head start on your holiday shopping for the runners in your life, thanks to great discounts on just about everything out there. Here’s a short roundup of some of the super deals we’ve found on the web.

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Reebok is offering 50 per cent off site-wide on Thursday and Friday (with some exclusions). Fifty per cent!

Reebok has a huge selection of clothing and gear for your winter running needs. Some of our favourite items: the Thermowarm men’s hoodie ($65), men’s shirt ($45) and women’s jacket ($65), all three of which beautifully and stylishly straddle that line between running gear and après-run.


Nathan has a 25 per cent off site-wide sale for Black Friday (already in progress), as well as a 12 Days of Christmas sale with a different promotion (up to 70 per cent off) every day starting Wednesday, December 4.

Our favourite items: the smartphone-compatible, high-visibility Reflective Convertible Mitt from the HyperNight collection ($34.99–here’s the link for the women’s mitt) have three things you want in a winter running glove: warmth, versatility, and reflectivity.

The VaporAir 2.0 7L (men) and VaporAiress 2.0 7L (women) hydration packs ($149.99) will keep you hydrated and your keys, phone and snacks organized when you venture onto the trails this winter.

SoLo Nutrition

Perfect for stocking stuffers, SoLo Nutrition bars’ slow-releasing carbs are low-glycemic (all are under 40 on the glycemic index) and made with real ingredients to fuel all your outdoor adventures. Most flavours are $29.99 for a box of six, but use the code BLK30 to get 30 per cent off, plus free shipping on orders of $75 or more. (With flavours like Dark Chocolate Mandarin, Peanut Caramel Sea Salt and White Chocolate Cherry, we’ll be ordering several boxes.)


Some of the most popular GPS watches for runners are currently on sale at significant savings, from the top-of-the-line Forerunner 945 ($699, down from $829) to the more affordable, Spotify-compatible Vivoactive 3 Series (starting at $229).

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Swiftwick socks are 25 per cent off their activity-specific lines site-wide until December 2, and you get a free Moisture-Wicking Neck Gaiter with $100 purchase. We like the merino wool Pursuit line, which are moisture-wicking and cushioned to absorb impact–great for the trails.



The Runners Shop

Toronto’s oldest running shop is offering “waterfall pricing” starting online on Cyber Monday, over and above the items they’re currently offering on sale. Here’s how it works:

Spend $100, save 10 per cent
Spend $150, save 15 per cent
Spend $200, save 20 per cent
Spend $250, save 25 per cent


Our favourite items: The cosy Ciele and Buff merino wool beanies are 10 per cent off. Wear them rolled up or rolled down. The breathable, lightweight New Balance Transform Half Zip for women and Heat Quarter Zip for men are 30 per cent off. (The women’s version has hidden thumbholes for extra warmth, and the men’s has a chest pocket.) For those extra cold long runs, the thermal fleece and highly windproof Sugoi Firewall 180 Zap tight is 25 per cent off. And last but not least, the breathable GoreTex Asics Gel Cumulus 21 GTX will keep you running long through the worst winter weather, and is on sale for 25 per cent off.