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The best Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals on travel gear, cameras and experiences (2020)

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Whew! It’s time for the biggest shopping week month of the year. We always try to stick to just buying what we need, but we’d much rather buy it at a steep discount. There are some great deals out there on everything the traveler for the 21st century needs, so check them out and see if anything matches your needs!

Since retailers are all struggling to grapple with the Coronavirus pandemic, you’ll notice a few major differences. First, unlike past years you’ll find that many of the best deals are online rather than in-store. Especially at retailers like Target and Walmart, they’re trying to avoid the throngs of crowds that usually descend on their stores Friday morning. Second, retailers are starting earlier than ever. Since their warehouses are often running at reduced staffing levels, they’re trying to spread out orders. Third, prepare yourself for some shipping delays. Between reduced staffing and everyone ordering everything online, items that might normally arrive in a few days could take a week or more. The flip side is that retailers are offering more generous free shipping and returns this year.

So have fun, shop responsibly and open yourself to a different kind of Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2020 experience. I’ll keep adding deals as they go live, so be sure to bookmark this page and come back often.

Be sure to check Amazon’s Cyber Monday luggage and travel gear deals to see if they have anything that’s on your list!

Updated 11/29/2020

2020’s Best Black Friday luggage deals

2020 Osprey Cyber Monday sale/Osprey Black Friday sale

The Osprey Black Friday deals are getting an early start! Over on their website you’ll find discounts on tons of top products, plus free shipping and returns. The sale runs through November 30th, but shop early for the best selection. Amazon is matching some sale prices as well, though this is a great time to support manufacturers directly.

They’re running discounts on some of the most popular models – the Farpoint for men and the Fairview for women plus lots of other items. Check out these top Black Friday travel backpack deals:

If your 2020 adventures keep you closer to home, check out these great daypacks that are included in the sale:

  • Daylite (perfect for short hikes)
  • Questa & Aphelia (great for days on the trail or at the office/outside your favorite coffee shop)
  • Arcane (ultra-compact for city life)

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REI Cyber Monday Sale 2020

For 2020, REI is dubbing it a “Cyber Week” sale – that’s right, the REI Cyber Week sale gives you until December 7th to pick up all your favorite backpacks and outdoor adventure gear at a discount. Here are some highlights to check out:

Tortuga Backpacks Cyber Monday Sale

I really enjoy my Tortuga Setout Women’s backpack (full review here) and this week you can get your own – or one of their equally great men’s backpacks – up to 30% off. We also love our Setout Packable Daypack, which folds down oh so small but still has a nice padded back panel; it’s much higher quality than the cheap-o packable backpack we started with.

Peak Design Cyber Monday Sale

If you read this site at all, you’ll know that I love gear and I have a major soft spot for backpacks. My husband has traveled quite a few times with our Peak Design Travel Backpack and it’s pretty amazing. It has so many unique features and organizational details that we’re still finding some of them. I love how sophisticated the backpacks from Peak Design are, making it easy to melt into local crowds wherever you go. The adjustable size is a great feature if you want one pack to use for both flights and days out.

My personal favorite product from Peak Design is their packing cube line. These are my favorite packing cubes out of the two dozen I own. They can expand or compress based on your needs and they also have a separate compartment for dirty laundry. Genius! I have a small and a medium (which is extremely spacious) plus their shoe bag and that set covers pretty much all of my needs for a typical trip.

WAYB Cyber Monday sale

Lots of parents know WAYB thanks to their groundbreaking foldable car seat (all the details here) but they now have an awesome line of day bags suitable for journeys around town or on trails. We’ve been testing one out for our weekend hikes this fall and it’s true love!

Our set is the Ready to Roam Backpack with the Ready to Roam Catchall attached. Together they provide lots of space and a look that fits in anywhere. The backpack has plenty of organization and two all-important water bottle holders. You can open it either by unhooking the top or unzipping the side for quick access. There’s a perfect laptop compartment against the back panel, and if you’re taking it as your personal item on a flight it can slide over the handlebar of your carryon. I’ve also used the Catchall on its own as a very capable belt bag and it’s a winner that way too.

2020 eBags Cyber Monday deals

eBags is having some incredible Cyber Monday deals this year! Seriously amazing. Some products will get an extra 30-35% off with coupons, and sometimes you can even use multiple coupons – eBags tells you right on each product page which coupons will apply.

Highlights include:
Mother Lode Travel Backpack $50 (normally $150)
set of 6 packing cubes $20 (normally $55)
Samsonite underseat spinner $56 (normally $120)
… and many more!

AmazonBasics Black Friday luggage deals

The AmazonBasics luggage line have gathered a loyal fanbase among those looking for quality products at a bargain price. Black Friday is bringing even better deals, with discounts on suitcases, packing cubes, toiletry cases and more.

Spinner luggage Black Friday deals

This Delsey luggage Black Friday deal is pretty great if you’re in the market for spinner luggage. You’re getting two high-quality pieces that will last you forever at almost half price.

Packing cubes

Gonex packing cubes are extremely popular, very durable and offer helpful compression zippers. Click here to see today’s discount.

2020 Camera Deals for Cyber Monday and Black Friday

GoPro Black Friday deal

If you’ve been looking for outdoor adventures this year, consider adding a GoPro HERO8 black to your kit. You’ll find a nice discount over on Amazon right now.

Underwater camera deal

If you want an underwater camera or action camera without spending a ton of money, this is the deal for you!

Sony a6000 Black Friday/Cyber Monday deal

HOT HOT HOT! Everyone loves the Sony a6000 – from casual travelers to travel bloggers to professional photographers who need a lighter option on the go. Today it’s offered at a huge discount – check out the details here.

Black Friday/Cyber Monday memory card deals

It wouldn’t be Black Friday without discounts on memory cards, right? This is the best time of year to pick them up – they keep getting bigger and cheaper, and this year’s deals are solid. The SanDisk Ultra line has never failed me after years of use so I highly recommend them. If you want a faster option, there are great deals on their Extreme and Extreme Pro lines as well.

The Best Black Friday travel gear deals

There are plenty of excellent Black Friday travel accessories deals to be had. Here’s a sampling to get your savings started:

2020 Amazon Fire tablet Black Friday deals

As expected, Amazon has great Black Friday deals on their Fire tablets. Our favorite version is the middle-of-the-road Fire HD 8 with 32 GB of storage – check it out here. It’s also worth considering the top-of-the-line option, the Amazon Fire HD 10 with 64 GB of storage. It’s got all the latest technology and will last you for years.

Amazon Fire TV stick deals

Want to stream on the “big screen” at your hotel or Airbnb? We love bringing along our super-portable Fire TV stick! Snag a great deal for you and a friend at the best prices of the year. This is technically the new Amazon Fire TV Stick Lite, but it’s even more sophisticated than the one we use at home.

Power adapter Black Friday deal

Instead of buying a new power adapter for every country you visit, pick up this universal one! It’ll let you plug in devices from any country, plus a bunch of USB devices. Even better, it’s currently almost half off.

USB power strip

If the adapter above doesn’t give you enough outlets, grab this awesome USB extension cord from Anker – one of the most reputable brands in the business. It adds 3 regular US outlets and 3 USB outlets.

Power bank deals

We rely on our phones for everything when we travel – photos, directions, opening times, restaurant recs and more. Naturally our batteries have a tough time keeping up. Pick up a sweet discount on an Anker power bank this week – check prices here.

GRAYL water purifier Black Friday sale

We’re loving our new GRAYL water bottle and I really wish we’d had it during our gap year trip. GRAYL is neat because it lets you fill your whole bottle with clean, safe drinking water right when you fill it – it’s ready as soon as you’re thirsty and without the limited flow of straws.

Now through Cyber Monday, you can get the signature 24oz Visibility Orange color for 30% off with coupon HOLIDAY20. Other colors and sizes are 20% off using the same coupon.

Best Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals for car seats and kids travel gear

If you travel with kids, don’t miss these hot deals!

Wayb Pico folding car seat

HOT HOT HOT!

Wayb Pico Car Seat (Post Recall)

Have you heard of the Wayb Pico? It’s a harnessed car seat for 2-5 year olds that folds up on itself and only weighs 9 pounds! Perfect for globetrotting families. And right now you can snag a 25% discount.

Combi Coccoro travel car seat

best convertible car seat for travel

Our favorite travel car seat ever is on sale for the lowest price ever! No joke. Find even more amazing Cyber Monday car seat deals on our sister site.

More kid travel gear

If you’re looking for a battery-free way to keep kids occupied, grab them one of these great Tegu pocket pouch sets! We have it on our kids travel gifts guide and I’m sure they’ll pop up as a Cyber Monday deal.

If you’re putting together a travel-themed holiday gift for your little one, the new Tegu airplane is an awesome pick! Check it out here to see today’s deal.

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2 thoughts on “The best Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals on travel gear, cameras and experiences (2020)”

  1. One of my favorite travel gizmos: https://amzn.to/3605sJL. I can plug my camera’s SD card into my phone and upload pictures to the cloud, text to family, post on FB/Instagram/etc. Since I have an older DSLR without wifi/bluetooth, it means I can share stuff while I’m traveling and not have to wait until I have a computer. Worth the $11,

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