Black Friday camping deals 2023: How you can save on camping gear for next year's festival season

While this year's festival calendar might be done and dusted, and the ‘24 season is a little way off yet, if you’re planning on spending any time outdoors in the name of live music - or simply to escape the rat race - in the next 12 months, then you’re going to need some supplies. Whether you're aiming for the rain-sodden fields of Download, glamping at Coachella, or heading into the wilderness, this is the page to find all the best Black Friday camping deals in one place.

While Black Friday doesn't start for a little while yet, if you’re looking for a killer new festival tent, a portable cooler to ensure your beer never gets warm or a powerful waterproof speaker to keep the party going after hours, our deals experts will be collating all the best offers right here, helping you to save money and getting you geared up for next year’s epic festival and camping trips, whatever the weather. We've spent plenty of time under canvas and know the gear we rate and the gear we hate.

There are no official Black Friday camping gear deals live yet, but that doesn't mean there aren't savings to be had. Check out the quick links below for all the latest sales to shop.

And if you're not quite ready to buy just yet, we've also included some handy buying advice and FAQs on this page to get you up to speed on the sales event of the year.

Black Friday camping deals: Quick links



Black Friday camping deals: Editor's picks

There are no official Black Friday sales for outdoors-lovers just yet, but there are still bargains to be had. These are some of our current favourites.

US deals

Hooded rain poncho: Was

Hooded rain poncho: Was $26.99, now $18.95
Available in a range of colours, you can stay dry no matter what the weather thanks to these SaphiRose waterproof ponchos. They’re easy to pack away and will be better than the ones that are given away at festivals. Buy from Amazon.

Regatta Malawi pop-up tent: Was

Regatta Malawi pop-up tent: Was £70, now £49.95
This two-person pop-up tent is available for a great price at Amazon right now, with a neat 13% saving. Perfect place for a couple of summer festival nights.

Marshall Emberton: Was

Marshall Emberton: Was £149.99, now £109.99
Keep the music going into the night with the brilliant Marshall Emberton portable Bluetooth speaker. It’s one of Marshall’s most popular speakers and you’ll get 20 hours of play time from a full charge. Grab one from Amazon.

UK deals

LE Camping lantern: Was

LE Camping lantern: Was £23.49, now £15.88
Keep your night light burning with this powerful camping lantern. It's powered by batteries and will give you 12 hours of light even when at full 1000 lumen beam. There’s 32% off at Amazon right now.

Odoland cooker pan set: Was

Odoland cooker pan set: Was £47.99, now £39.99
There’s 17% off this cooking pan set at Amazon. It's perfect for cooking/heating up food and there’s even a kettle for that much-needed morning coffee. Also comes with a foldable stove, 2 stainless steel cups and cutlery.

Black Friday camping deals: FAQ

Four people drink beer in front of their tents

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When is Black Friday?

Black Friday takes place every year on the day after Thanksgiving in the US. That means in 2023, the Black Friday camping deals will drop on Friday November 24. In the past, Black Friday was an American-only sales bonanza for retail stores, but with online shopping being many people's go-to, it's grown to become a global phenomenon. 

Many Black Friday deals now begin weeks before the big day itself and stretch over the weekend – also known as Cyber Weekend – offering massive bargains on a range of products, services, subscriptions and more. These will culminate in a run of Cyber Monday camping deals on Monday 27 November.

Black Friday camping deals: How to prepare

Just like going camping, in order to make the best of the deals once they land, it pays to be prepared. This is the best time of year to stock up and save significant money in the process; but it's unwise to go straight in without a game plan.

As is always the case with big sales events like Black Friday, there’s a lot of noise that can be confusing and will cloud your approach to finding what you actually need. You don’t want to spend more money than you need to – the Black Friday camping deals are supposed to save you cash, after all. 

Our advice would be to do your research early and draw up a list of items you need. What's the one piece of gear you really missed once you got to the festival campsite this year? What needs replacing after it floated away in a downpour? These are the sort of questions to ask so you're not caught short once you're on-site.

We've compiled a checklist of a few camping essentials that we won’t attend a festival without:

  • Tent: look for quality materials, a high waterproof rating, plus plenty of space for both people and storage
  • Sleeping bag: invest in a quality, breathable, multi-season sleeping bag for those long cold nights. You can thank us later
  • Inflatable mattress: because why would you sleep directly on the floor?
  • Bluetooth speaker: the bands are over, but that doesn’t mean the music should stop
  • Power bank: to keep your phone juiced for the whole weekend
  • Beer/food cooler: warm beer is a festival cliche that no one actually likes. You’ll need to eat something at some point too, so you might as well keep your supplies fresh
  • Portable gas stove and kettle: because any hangover will feel better with a warm brew and hot food
  • Rechargeable head torch: can’t find your tent? It’s going to be a long night…
  • Quality waterproof jacket: because once you’re wet you’re wet
  • Waterproof boots: same as above, but for your feet
  • Rucksack: don’t be that person carrying multiple plastic bags onto the site
  • First aid kit: for all mild moshing injuries
  • Water flask: have you seen festival prices these days?
  • Camping chair: take a load off after a full day of outdoors moshing/drinking

Discount codes, coupons and bundles

The Black Friday camping deals aren't all about individual product discounts. Some retailers prefer to offer discounts overall on a wide range of product categories. Usually this comes in the form of a code that you enter at checkout to redeem your discount. 

This is a great way to shop and can end up saving you more when you have multiple items you're looking to purchase, so keep an eye out.

And other sites will add value to higher priced items by bundling in extras, for example a free pair of socks with hiking boots, or a water flask with that beer cooler. 

For us, the name of the game with Black Friday is to find the best value deals out there.

How we choose which deals to cover

We’ve reviewed many products here at Louder over the years, with our team of experts and enthusiasts covering everything from tents and clothing, to headphones, speakers, earplugs, books and rugged smartphones.

That’s given us a broad overview of what’s going on across the musical landscape and allows us to compare and contrast products and pick out items that excite us and things we think you’ll like too. That means there's no room for a leaky tent, or sleeping bag that doesn't cut the mustard.

Why trust us

Here at Louder, we’ve been covering big sales events including Black Friday and Amazon Prime Day for a number of years and have also created a wide range of buyer’s guides and product reviews. In those we dig deep into the essential specs of a product and also give hands-on information about how it performs, how easy it is to use and if it’s good value for money. 

We test headphones, speakers and record players in a real-world environment - our living rooms or out on the streets as we feel this gives a more genuine insight into how you’ll be using the product. If we’re recommending a pair of earplugs for musicians, we test those either in the studio or up on stage to give accurate information.

We also give pros and cons for products in our buyer’s guides, while all our reviews always feature a couple of alternative options to give you as much choice as possible when it comes to choosing something that's going to be right for you.

That means, when recommending which deals you should shop, we have the knowledge to point you towards products that we rate, at the best prices.

Last year's deal highlights

What to get a flavour of the offers we might see this year? This is what went down last Black Friday. 

US deals


Lifewit Cooler Bag: Was $45.99, now $29.99
Amazon knocked 35% off the price of this Lifewit cooler bag. It’s made of durable Oxford cloth and can hold up to 30 litres - perfect for cramming with food and drink for a weekend away at a festival.


JBL Clip 4: Was $79.95, now $44.95
Amazon reduced the price of the JBL Clip portable Bluetooth speaker by 38% to celebrate Black Friday. 10 hours of play time from a single charge ensures the music can continue back at camp after the live music wraps up for the day.


RETMSR portable charger: Was $49.99, now $32.29
There’s nothing worse than losing phone battery power when you’re in a busy field of music fans, so packing a portable power bank is pretty much essential. This model at Amazon has a 30000mAh Li-ion battery to give you enough power to see you through the final headline slot.


ALLWEI power station: Was $299.99, now $175.99
If you were looking for something a bit more substantial than a portable pocket charger, then this would fit the bill. It’s a beast of a power brick and should see you right through a weekend festival. Multiple charging points to power up phones, tablets and cameras. Essential if a few of you are sharing camping duties. It was on sale at Amazon with 41% off.


Energizer T1000 LED flashlight: $34.98, now $25.49
Stumbling back to your tent in the dark after a day of music is always a recipe for disaster. There are tents to stumble over, items left on the ground and let’s not forget those mud puddles. This neat battery powered flashlight has high and low modes and carries an IPX7 waterproof rating. It was down in price at Amazon.


Stanley Camp coffee set: Was $40, now $30.60
After a night of live festival music, chances are you’re going to need a coffee to get the next morning off to the best possible start. This stainless steel design coffee brewer set will make a great cup of Joe and was 24% off at Amazon.

UK deals


Coleman Coastline tent: Was £169.99, now £118.99
There’s was a 15% saving on this Coleman Coastline 3 Plus tent at Amazon. A great option for festivals as it sleeps 3 with a separate area for muddy boots and storage.


BEARZ outdoor blanket: Was £21.99, now £19.99
Need somewhere to sit between festival sets. This waterproof camping blanket should keep you dry while you munch some much-needed food. It’s lightweight, unfolds to 55 x 60 inches and packs down nice and small. Available in a variety of colours at Amazon.


SOULOUT sleeping bag: Was £32.98, now £27.98
If you’re camping, you’re going to need a sleeping bag and this one from SOULOUT was on sale at Amazon for a great price. It’ll keep you warm and toasty and packs away into a manageable size.

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Chris Barnes

Chris is Louder's eCommerce Editor and has been a metalhead ever since he saw Machine Head play the London Astoria in '97. He manages buyer's guides on the site and it's his job to help you find the raddest merch, collectibles and music listening tech, and the best prices. He's spent many years testing gadgets and music gear - from turntables and headphones to electronic drum kits - for brands including T3, MusicRadar and Guitar World.  

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