Football boots, tennis rackets, golf clubs, squash racquets, summer sun cream and… well, wine? You know what we’re talking about. It’s the day when sports brands roll out their limited editions, discounted summer collections, and pretty much everything else they’ve ever made.
But where can you get all of that on the cheap? Once upon a time, the answer was every single department store (and department store clearance). But today, all the deals you want are available from the comfort of your own home.
Before the deals actually start kicking in for Black Friday, here’s our essential selection of the best early deals on sports gear for your viewing pleasure…
Fitbit Alta HR Active + Alta HR Bundle at Active Sport (Nov 12/16) – Save £100.99
The Alta HR Sport Package Bundle features a base station, continuous heart-rate sensor, GPS, PurePulse tracking, a night-time wake-up alarm, motion tracking, sleep-tracking and mobile notifications (exclusively on Apple Watch only). Black and white, available in a choice of five different colours.
Watches from Kohl’s in Black Friday (£65) – Save £20 (11/14)
These stylish Kohl’s smartwatches with slim silicone straps feature intelligent digital faces, phone notifications and heart-rate tracking. Both models are water resistant up to 50m and can be paired with your smartphone to sync with up to eight apps and track your steps, calories, and distance, and have an intuitive touch interface and interchangeable straps.
Sportier kit from Nike (11/14) – Save £25 (3/15)
Now in its 35th anniversary year, Nike introduces the VaporLite Micro, a more casual look with the classic silhouette of the OG HyperFly. This exciting release will include three female inspired HyperLite MGs – the Nike Kyrie 450, the Nike Lebron 32 and the Nike Jordan III shoe in pink.
Pair this new Nike release with a range of different two-piece training outfits, socks and shorts, or a one-piece bodysuit and take off your shoes to just check yourself out in the cool glow of the wearable.
Xtreme collection of sweaty sports clothing and accessories at .uk for £79.95
Scores, medals, medals and more medals! The World Rugby Awards alone show a whopping 1,579 medals awarded in 2016 alone.
If you are looking for the ultimate sporty gift in a gift frame, or a present for the sports fan in your life, we suggest you avail yourself of the extensive range of sportswear, and high-tech accessories currently on offer.
Uncanny valley-ready kit from Quiznos
Fitbit Alta and original Alta HR only at Tesco (now saving 40%)
Buying any of these GPS-enabled fitness trackers for a loved one is an expensive treat in itself, so Tesco’s ‘buy now on Black Friday’ offer is good news for anyone looking to invest wisely on this modern-day technology.
Fitbit Alta and original Alta HR both feature basic smartwatch functionality, including single-touch ‘Track My Food’, plan exercise, and locate lost/stolen devices. This pair of attractive fitness trackers (available in different colours) is available in approx. four colour options.
Pint-sized Springbok at .uk for £79.95
Be it rugby, baseball, football, cricket, or a sporting oddity of any other kind, one thing is certain – punters need something to do when their football kicks into gear. And if an 880g battery pack and flashlights aren’t your thing, then South African springbok sneakers, with their relatively small size, might be right up your street.