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6 products and pieces of gear on Amazon Prime Day you shouldn’t miss out on, because ski bums love a good deal.

There is something to be said about the avoidance of spending money simply for the sake of spending money. Because after all, ski bum life is all about cutting expenses and saving for that multi-resort ski pass, those new sticks or that winter trip of a lifetime. But, the flip side of that frugality means it’s hard to not take advantage of a good deal. And ski bums love a good deal. 

As skiers, we admit we have a gear problem. Like a big one. But who doesn't love a good deal? PC: Cam McLeod 

 

Today through tomorrow, Tuesday July 16 at midnight, Amazon is hosting its ever-popular, massive online sale known as “Prime Day”. During this behemoth of sales, products and gear can be ordered at deep discounts and largely with free shipping.  July’s Amazon Prime Day is a sneaky opportunity to stock up on desirable and practical gear that you can use year-round, but will truly come in handy come ski season. Here is a list of six products that come winter, you’ll be glad you ordered…

 

Garmin Smartwatch- With $130 in savings, this is your chance to get your wrist kitted out. The Garmin vívoactive 3, GPS Smartwatch is the watch that does it all: counts your steps, monitors your sleep, tracks your workouts and has full GPS functionality. If you’ve been wanting to step up your watch game to elevate your outdoor adventures or begin taking your workouts more seriously, now is your chance to do it affordably. 

 

 

Foam Roller Set- Long days of ski touring, bump skiing, and throwing down in the terrain park can make for stiffness and muscle fatigue. Proper recovery calls for rollin’ it all out. This is what muscle recovery looks like. With a muscle massage stick, massage ball, resistance band and class foam roller included, this kit crosses it all off the list. It’s time to finally pull the trigger on a quality recovery.

 

Yeti Cooler Hopper Flip Portable Cooler- Parking lot picnics and apres sessions are huge parts of what keeps outdoor adventuring social, fun and more affordable than dining on the mountain. If you’ve been eyeing nice coolers for a while but keep putting off the purchase, now is your chance. The Yeti Hopper Flip Portable Cooler is the perfect size with just enough room to keep your beers, sandwiches and charqueterie chilled while you’re out making turns, enjoying a bike ride or on the trail. 

 

Cuisinart Portable Grill- While we’re on the subject of elevating your parking lot picnic game, Amazon Prime Day is the perfect opportunity to dial in your portable grill setup. The Cuisinart CGG-180T Petit Gourmet Portable Tabletop Gas Grill is exactly what you need to host your own trailhead apres tailgate. Stored easily in the trunk of your car along with your cooler and ski or snowboard equipment, portable grills like this one help keep apres celebrations affordable and easy to execute. 

 

TRX Kettlebell- If you’re going to have one piece of gym equipment in your home (other than a foam roller), the team at Warren Miller Entertainment agrees it should be a kettlebell. Squats, swings, free-weight lifting, farmer’s carries, overhead exercises and beyond— a kettlebell is the perfect piece of gear to help you prep for ski season from the convenience of your own home. 

 

JBL Charge 4 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker- Car picnics, apres grill sessions and pre/post ski pump up sessions are nothing without tunes. This bluetooth speaker can connect to two smartphones and has a 20 hour battery life and bonus: it’s waterproof. Bite the bullet and get your tech dialed in so every adventure from here on out can include a killer soundtrack. 

 

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Amazon Prime Day 2019 has officially begun and will continue through July 16, ending at 11:59 p.m. PT.