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Every Prime Day, there are thousands of pieces of gear that go up on sale. With so many different products and brands, it can be hard to know which are a steal, and which are just deeply discounted junk. At Outdoor Life, we pride ourselves on providing readers with product recommendations backed by real-life testing. The below gear isn’t just gear we’ve tested: It’s gear that we continue to use in our backcountry pursuits and as part of our home emergency kits.
Top Amazon Prime Day Deals on Emergency Preparedness
Every Prime Day there are great deals on solar generators and portable powerstations. Staff writer Laura Lancaster tested these extensively for her story on the best solar generators. Here’s what she recommends for this Amazon Prime Day.
Our value pick: EF ECOFLOW DELTA 2 Max is 33% off
Our pick for RVs: Jackery 2000 Plus is 27% off
Anker SOLIX F2000 Solar Generator is 30% off
Read more about our test of the Anker SOLIX F2000 (previously called the Anker 767)
A top performing 200-watt solar panel: Jackery SolarSaga 200W is 36% off
Air Purifiers for Smoke
An air purifier for smoke is a great investment in your family’s health, whether you are concerned about wildfires, or smoke from a fireplace or gas stove. Laura Lancaster tested each of these for her stories on air purifiers for smoke to ensure they could get the PM 2.5 levels in your home back to safe levels. If you are looking for a purifier for your RV or a small cabin, then this value unit is a great choice that will have your air clean in no time.
AROEVE Air Purifier is 32% off
This emergency crank radio was our writer’s pick for portable units in their look at the best emergency radios, which could be a lifesaver if your car goes down unexpectedly off the grid. It’s 37% off right now for this October Amazon Prime Day.
LifeStraw (and its many imitators) are reliable stalwarts of Amazon Prime Day. Staff writer Laura Lancaster tested these out in the field to see if they were a realistic way to drink water in both an emergency setting or while hiking. Based on her testing, we’re confident that this is the best value LifeStraw option out there:
LifeStraw Peak Series is 39% off
GearLight 2pack is 50% off
The Olight I3T is a AAA sized flashlight that kicks out 180 lumens on high and 5 lumens on low. It has a two way clip so you can clip to a pocket or a hat brim for hands free use. It’s size and profile is perfect for pocket carry and it’s bright enough for daily tasks. The beam is also optimized for general purpose use—wide and even. It comes in a range of finishes but just the black, tan, and blue versions are on sale for $15.
This Kickstarter sensation is a really cool light and one of my favorites so far. It has red and white light settings, a very easy to use UI, LCD display, and it charges wirelessly. I’d recommend using the lock feature if you’re going to pocket carry it, or even if you have in a backpack. The rotating head and magnetic base are surprisingly handy features when using it for things like automotive projects.
The Maven B.6 is one of our favorite binoculars of all time, and the B.2 is similar in quality, but different in magnification and objective diameter. These binos come in 9 and 11 power and 45 objectives.
Camping and Backpacking
Packable Down Jacket
Laura Lancaster’s test of the best packable down jackets showed what backpackers and thru-hikers have long-known: this light-as-air puffer jacket can keep you warm down to surprisingly low temps.
Women’s jacket, in size medium is 61% off
Women’s hoody, in size large is 47% off
Women’s snap jacket in extra-small is 25% off
Men’s snap jacket, in size large is 40% off and in size extra-large is 25% off
The best overall winners of our test of the Best Hiking Sunglasses are 24% off for Amazon’s 2023 Prime Big Deal Days sale. The Costa Caletas passed our extensive durability test, are made of recycled materials, and offered the best true color perception. And now you can get them for less.
Costa Caleta is 24% off
Icemule makes some top-rated backpack coolers, as confirmed in our test of the best backpack coolers. A bunch of their products are included in October’s Amazon Prime Day, including the Icemule Jaunt (20% off) and Icemule Pro (20% off).
We tested a couple Stanley products during out test of the Best Camping Coffee Makers. The French Press Travel Mug allows you to press fresh coffee on the go. Take your coffee and coffee maker with you in one convenient french press mug. The pour over set is fool-proof to use, even before you’ve had your morning coffee.
Best French Press: Stanley Classic Travel Mug French Press is 25% off
Best Pour Over: Stanley Classic Perfect-Brew Pour Over Set is 25% off
Electric Hand Warmers
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