5 early Prime Day deals I’ll be buying for my next outdoor adventures

Love camping, hiking, or water sports? Then you should definitely check these out

GoPro, Lakeland, Hyrdro-Force
(Image credit: GoPro, Lakeland, Hyrdro-Force)

Amazon Prime Day is officially here with some big savings to be made across tech, home, fitness and outdoor gear. If you haven't already checked out the best Prime Day deals, it's well worth a look to see if there's anything that tickles your fancy, as it ends tonight — so be quick!

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As someone who regularly camps, loves being near the water and outdoors in general, I’ve been on the hunt for some great items that can accompany me on my outdoor adventures. The search was a success, as I've found a few pretty good items that I want to get my hands on and will definitely come in handy on nice long walks, camping trips and swimming in the sea. 

The star deal for me though has to be the Hydro-Force stand up paddle board, which you can save an impressive 44% on and, not only that, but it also converts into a kayak and comes equipped with everything you need to get you started on the water. So, if you're also into camping, hiking or water sports, here's the five items I'm keen to nab before they go and why I think you should too.

Berghaus 25 Litre Daysack: now £36 at Amazon(was £43.95)Save 18%

Berghaus 25 Litre Daysack: now £36 at Amazon (was £43.95)
Save 18% – Whether it’s dog walks on the beach or hiking up Pen y Fan, I'll be able to fit all my outdoor essentials in this 25 litre backpack and more (there’s a pocket for your laptop too). As well as coming equipped with lots of cool features, including its handy pockets, padded shoulder straps for added comfort, pole loops, breast/waist straps and two bottle pockets, my favourite thing about this backpack is the extra breathable, vented-foam Flowback system on the back, which allows your skin to breathe, so your back doesn't get too sweaty. There's three other colours to pick from too, if you fancy something a little brighter.

Yonktoo Camping Lantern: now £27.03 at Amazon(was £31.99)Save 16%

Yonktoo Camping Lantern: now £27.03 at Amazon (was £31.99)
Save 16% – Okay, so the savings aren’t massive on this lantern, but I was pretty intrigued by it, so I had to include it in this roundup. For starters, I’m definitely a lantern over a torch kinda person, probably because I’m a camper and there’s nothing worse than fumbling around in your tent, whilst trying to hold a torch. So what makes this lantern so special? Well, not only does it have a pretty impressive battery life (the built-in rechargeable batteries can last between six to 150 hours), but it can also charge your Android/iPhone too. Not only that, the digital screen tells you how much power you have left and there’s five different light modes, including red light for fishing.

GoPro Max: now £399 at Amazon (was £479.99)Save 17%

GoPro Max: now £399 at Amazon (was £479.99)
Save 17% – I always fancied a GoPro to accompany me on my outings, so I was pretty excited when I saw the GoPro Max has over £80 off. When my colleague had a chance to test it out, they said it produced jaw-dropping 360-degree shots, which were incredibly stable too with its HyperSmooth stabilisation and handheld TimeWarp sequences. Plus, it has enjoyable post-production facilities in the GoPro app. The main thing for me though is that my colleague found it easy to use, which for someone who likes simpler, straight-forward tech items, is a must.

Earth Pak Waterproof Dry Bag: now £15.18 at Amazon(was £18.97)Save 20%

Earth Pak Waterproof Dry Bag: now £15.18 at Amazon (was £18.97)
Save 20% – Again, not the biggest saving on this, but a product worth the investment, especially when it’s under £20. If you enjoy your outdoor water sports or camping and you don’t have one of these bags, get one. I can’t tell you how many times I scoffed at my dad for always taking one when we went out on the water for the day, that was until I found all my belongings soaking wet in my backpack. From then on, all my items went in the dry bag. Its 20 litre capacity offers loads of room for storing your belongings. If you want to keep your items dry, this waterproof bag is the one.

Hydro-Force SUP: now £215.02 at Amazon(was £384.58)Save 44%

Hydro-Force SUP: now £215.02 at Amazon (was £384.58)
Save 44% – I only went paddle boarding with my partner recently and despite getting pushed in the water, and my phone breaking as a result, I still loved every minute of it, so I’ll definitely be getting my hands on this one. I’m not surprised it’s a best-seller on Amazon as, not only can you enjoy paddle boarding on it, but kayaking too, as it comes equipped with a kayak seat so that you can convert it. You’ve also got everything you need to get you going on the water, including your paddle, safety leash, pump and travel bag that fits your whole kit into it, so it’s easy to take with you out and about on your travels.

Bryony Firth-Bernard
Staff Writer, Active

Bryony’s T3’s official ‘gym-bunny’ and Active Staff Writer, covering all things fitness. In her spare time, you will find her in her natural habitat - the gym - where her style of training is a hybrid of bodybuilding and powerlifting. Bryony loves writing about accessible workouts, nutrition and testing innovative fitness products that help you reach your fitness goals and take your training to the next level.