Black Friday Alert: Curated’s Top Deals on Outdoor Apparel
Looking for Black Friday sales on outdoor apparel? Ski Expert Kat Smith shares her top recommendations so you can get a deal on all the apparel you need this winter.
Your ski outfit has been out of your mind since last April (or May or June, if you were lucky!). You hardly remember that day you might have been shivering on the chairlift thinking that you really need to invest in new baselayers, how short the arms of your kid’s ski jacket were at the end of last season, or that rip you got in your ski pants skiing through the trees on your last run of the year. And now, ski season is upon us and you might be among those who still have the same worn, outdated, too-small gear.
You may have missed those off-season ski deals—understandably, we were all out mountain biking, hiking, and camping! But, it’s not too late to cash in on epic deals to build your full, updated ski outfit. Whether you’re buying apparel for your rapidly growing children, searching for the perfect holiday gift for the die-hard skier in your family, or trying to update your own gear, check-in with Curated this Black Friday for apparel deals up to 20% off on baselayers, jackets, pants and bibs, and accessories. Below are some items with the best deals that Curated is offering this Black Friday to help you stay warm (or cool!) and look good on the slopes.
If you don’t ski in Merino wool baselayers, it’s time to start! Merino wool is thinner and softer than regular wool—and therefore, way more comfortable than grandma’s itchy wool sweaters! It regulates body temperature, wicks away sweat, and is odor resistant. Smartwool is sustainably sourcing Merino wool to make warm and breathable baselayers that are perfect for a day on the slopes, in the backcountry, or doing just about anything outside. This heavier quarter-zip provides breathable warmth on cold days, and, while it’s designed for a first layer fit with next-to-skin comfort and flatlock seam construction, it’s also stylish as a stand-alone shirt.
Icebreaker’s best-selling baselayer bottoms are made from 100% Merino wool, making them soft, warm, and breathable. With flatlock seams, a gusset for added support, and a functional fly on the men’s version, these leggings will provide maximum comfort and warmth underneath your ski pants during a long day on the slopes.
Flylow Quantum Pro Jacket (Men’s)
Flylow’s three-layer hardshell men’s jacket is durable and versatile for use in all conditions. It is waterproof and breathable, making it perfect for those storm and powder days when the snow is falling and you’re working hard. Although the Quantum Pro doesn’t have insulation, it can easily be layered (check out Curated’s baselayers and mid-weight layers), making it suitable for all temperatures and all conditions. Additional features include plenty of pockets—eight to be exact—a removable powder skirt, and a helmet-compatible hood. This shell jacket has everything you could need for a solid day on the slopes.
Flylow Billie Coat (Women’s)
The Billie Coat is a women’s-specific shell jacket from Flylow designed for high performance both at the resort and in the backcountry. It is super waterproof with fully taped seams and treated with a durable waterproof repellent coating, so this shell will keep you dry when the snow is falling and you’re getting face shot after face shot! The pit zips and overall breathability add ventilation when you’re working hard in the backcountry, earning those turns. Additional features, such as the internal pass pocket and helmet-compatible hood, make this shell the perfect, versatile option for ladies who rip.
686 GLCR Hydra Thermagraph Jacket (Men’s) and GLCR Hydra Insulated Jacket (Women’s)
This ski jacket is the perfect outer layer for maximum comfort in any condition, thanks to the high-tech insulation and the wealth of thoughtful small details and features that 686 has included. With the Body Mapping Insulation, insulation is placed at strategic zones around your vital organs and spine, which, in conjunction with breathable mesh, makes this jacket warm, lightweight, and super versatile. Features, such as the GORE-TEX waterproofing, fully taped seams, and underarm vents, add to its reliability in any condition. 686 has truly thought of everything with details like the helmet-compatible hood, sleeve pass pocket, adjustable powder skirt, and inner pocket key clips. This jacket is super functional for winter sports, and the asymmetrical zipper and various color and pattern options make it stylish and unique.
There’s nothing worse than not being able to enjoy a free refill storm day because your “waterproof” jacket has soaked through, leaving you wet and cold. With this lightly insulated GORE-TEX jacket, you’ll stay dry and riding all day long. The lightweight insulation and thermo-regulating liner add warmth and breathability in a low-bulk design, and details such as tons of pockets, a helmet-compatible hood, and a two-way front zipper make this jacket an awesome, all-weather option.
Helly Hansen Motionista Lifaloft Jacket (Women’s)
This is a warm, lightweight, insulated jacket designed specifically for women! The jacket is waterproof, windproof, and breathable, and with lightweight Lifaloft insulation, it’s also warm while allowing you to move freely. While you can wear this jacket doing just about anything outside in the winter, the ski details—including the ski pass pocket, detachable and adjustable helmet-compatible hood, and detachable powder skirt—make this perfect for a day at the ski resort, while the RECCO Advanced Rescue System makes this jacket ideal for days in the backcountry.
Pants and Bibs
This is known to be Mountain Hardwear’s toughest, most durable bib, designed to withstand long days skiing the mountain’s toughest conditions and terrain. Made with 3L GORE-TEX for ultimate waterproofing and reinforced in key areas including the knees and gusset, this bib is bound to keep you dry, season after season. With intentional, ski-specific details, including a jacket to pant loop, plenty of pockets, and a built-in RECCO avalanche rescue protector, you can be comfortable and confident heading out into the backcountry or lapping the resort, getting turns on a storm day or on a bluebird day, and dropping cliffs or ripping groomers.
Flylow Snowman Insulated Pant (Men’s)
Not a bib guy? Then the Flylow Snowman Insulated Pants might be a great fit for you. With low-bulk synthetic insulation, you’ll stay warm without sacrificing mobility, and two layers of waterproof fabric means you stay dry, even if you’re skiing laps in waist-deep powder. Getting a little warm once that sun comes out? Open the large thigh vents for immediate airflow and relief. Reinforced at the ankle cuffs, you’ll get season after season of use out of these pants.
Flylow Daisy Insulated Pant (Women’s)
Similar to the Snowman Insulated Pant above, the Daisy Insulated Pant is a durable and warm women’s-specific pants option. These pants have two layers to keep you both dry and warm—an outer layer that is durable and waterproof, and a breathable inner layer made of synthetic down insulation. And don’t worry about these pants getting too warm, the inner thigh vents will help get you some airflow on those spring days. Reinforced cuffs, powder cuffs, and plenty of pockets round out the features.
Are you one of those people that suffer from constantly cold hands? Well, suffer no more! Outdoor Research has updated the best-selling Lucent Heated Sensor Mitts for 2022, and they are better than ever and ready to keep you out on the slopes with toasty warm hands. In addition to being waterproof, windproof, breathable, and quick-drying, these mitts have fleeced palm lining, abrasion-resistant palms, and customizable heat settings for ultimate warmth. Now for 2022, these mitts have touchscreen-compatible fingertips on the thumbs, are made with even more durable fabrics, and feature safer wire mapping. Spend less time in the lodge warming your hands and more time getting turns in!
Note: These mitts will interfere with the performance of avalanche transceivers, impairing your ability to conduct a search and rescue when skiing in the backcountry.
What is a balaclava, you ask? Only the greatest invention for skiers and riders! It’s a garment covering the entire head, neck, and most of the face to keep you warm in even the coldest conditions. Never worn one? Then it’s about time to start! The Hood Balaclava Facemask by Blackstrap is made with four-way stretch, anti-microbial, moisture-wicking materials, making it comfortable and functional to protect you from the elements. It’s even UV-rated for protection from the sun’s intense glare on those bluebird days. With seamless helmet compatibility, a one-size-fits-all design for adults, and a kid’s size, it’s perfect for everyone.
Let’s face it—your ski and snowboard socks can make or break your day or even your trip! Don’t cut your days short because of cold toes or blisters! The Burton Weekend Midweight Socks are stretchy for a perfect fit, breathable, and quick-drying to prevent sweaty-feet-turned-freezing, and have medium-density cushioning, an elastic arch, leg support, and a chafe-free toe seam for maximum comfort. And better yet, they come in a pack of two!
COAL Uniform Beanie (Unisex)
This staple beanie is the perfect accessory for winter! Whether you wear it to ski or ride, to head to the bar for après-ski drinks, or to do literally anything outside during the winter, the COAL Uniform Beanie is warm and stylish. It features a classic cuff and logo patch and is available in over 20 different colors and patterns. Grab one for yourself, and gift one to your friends and family.
These aren’t the only items and brands you’ll find great deals for on Curated this Black Friday. You’ll find price drops on brands, including Obermeyer, DC, Roxy, Volcom, Hestra, and many more. So whether you are building your own ski outfit or checking gifts off your holiday shopping list, take advantage of discounted prices on top winter sports brands at Curated’s Black Friday sale. Be sure to reach out to a Curated Expert for free, personalized advice and gear recommendations, so you can find exactly what you need, as well as the perfect gifts for your loved ones.