Amazon once again presents more opportunities for great savings during the holiday season. The 12 Days of Deals at Amazon features a different category of deals each day. It starts off with Active Deals: great stuff for people who are into sports, fitness, outdoors, hiking and more. Some of the deals are time-sensitive, so you may have to act fast. We’ll be updating this post throughout each day of the 12 Days of Deals, making sure that the Top 10 Best Sales of the Day are always available and swapping in some new offerings as warranted. While you’re focussing on getting some gift shopping done, don’t forget to check out our big list of all sorts of great deals and finds. For those of you who want something to get your move on, take a look at our 12 Days of Deals at Amazon: Top 10 Best Sales of the Day.
1. 50 Percent Off Timbuk2 Blink Pack
Fantastic half-off deal on a fantastic brand. I bought a Timbuk2 product in 2010 and I still use it all the time and it still seems brand new to me. This Amazon deal is called a Blink Pack — we’re cool with that — but let’s just simplify: it’s a backpack. Timbuk2 also calls it a weekender pack, which makes sense, because the pack has just the right amount of room for another pair of pants, a couple of shirts, shoes (unless you wear boats), a dopp kit, a laptop or pad, and other assorted stuff. The thing that’s great about Timbuk2 is all the attention to detail AND that it’s all done with such high standards. (Like I say, my Timbuk2 still seems like I just bought it.)The fabric on the Timbuk2 Blink Pack is 420D ripstop nylon, so it’s super durable and it’s water resistant. It’s got a padded laptop compartment that fits a 15 inch laptop. There are three exterior pockets and a lined interior with a zip pocket. The back is padded, buckle tabs gather the sides (external compression straps for cinching or expanding) and the shoulder straps are adjustable. Again: a great deal on a great product that’s manufactured in San Francisco.
Price: $59.50 (50 percent off MSRP)
Buy the Timbuk2 Blink Pack here.
2. 40 Percent Off Heavy Workout Utility Bench
Almost 40 percent off this super versatile workout bench from Feierdun. The capacity is significant, at 882 pounds. The bench is ideal for dumbbell exercises, lifting workouts and workouts focusing on the core and the upper body. This Amazon offer features an adjustable ladder and seat, with five different ladder adjustments and three different seat adjustments giving the bench capability with flat, incline or decline positions. The solid steel board is padded nice and thick, at 1.97 inches of dense foam and the bench itself is covered with durable textured vinyl. The bench comes mostly assembled and requires just a five minute assembly at home time.
Price: $153.99 (36 percent off MSRP)
Buy the Heavy Workout Utility Bench here.
3. 60 Percent Off WODFitters Balance Pad
Huge discount on this Amazon Deal of the Day, at 60 percent off MSRP. The WODFitters balance pad is a two-layered closed cell foam pad that is for balance workouts, core strength training and any training for helping balance, mobility and stability. Comes with a carrying bag so you can easily take it to the gym. The pad itself is a non-slip texture on both sides.
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Price: $19.89 (60 percent off MSRP)
Buy the WODFitters Balance Pad here.
4. 34 Percent Off Victorinox Swiss Army Knife
Great discount on a who-doesn’t-need-this product. The Swiss Army Knife is a long-time classic that anyone — whether they’re an outdoors type or not — can use. Why? How about the fact that the knife features 15 different functions.
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Small Screwdriver (also for Phillips head)
Multi-pupose hook (parcel carrier)
This knife is the Huntsman II by Victorinox, a company started in 1884 and the first designer of the legendary “Original Swiss Army Knife.” Bonus: comes with a lifetime warranty.
Price: $18.99 (34 percent off MSRP)
Buy the Victorinox Swiss Army Knife here.
5. 33 Percent Off School Smart Playground Ball
One of the all-time classics at a discount of more than 30 percent. The School Smart ball is just what you remember: very durable and very versatile for all sorts of fun or things like physical therapy exercises or workouts. The ball comes deflated so you’ll have to pump…it…up. Here’s a great dual-action ball pump by Fitness Factor, for around ten bucks. The ball measures 10 inches in diameter and it features the traditional stipple finish for easy handling. The rubber is a two-ply construction in an elastic hydrocarbon polymer.
Price: $4.91 (33 percent off MSRP)
Buy the School Smart Playground Ball here.
6. 57 Percent Off Schwinn Girls’ Petunia 12-inch Bike
he Schwinn Girls’ Petunia Bike is offered at a great 57 percent discount. It’s a terrific Christmas gift for kids, especially those who want to hit the road! The bike comes with a “parent push” handle that actually steers the bike. The handle can be removed once the little rider gets her game on and can ride without help. It’s built with heavy duty training wheels. The chain guard keeps the chain fully enclosed, so there’s no worry about pants getting snagged. Has front and rear fenders (helps to keep the rider clean!) and the push bar features a water bottle cage and water bottle. Has a quick release post for fast growing kids.
Price: $51.99 (57 percent off MSRP)
Buy the Schwinn Girls’ Petunia 12-inch Bike here.
7. 40 Percent Off NBA Youth Long Sleeve Tee
Any young fan of any NBA team is gonna love their 100 percent cotton, licensed t-shirt. This one is offered at 40 percent off. Choose your favorite NBA team and the shirt will come with the team and city name on the front. It also includes Adidas branding on the front. Sizes are small (8), medium (10-12), large (14-16) and XL (18). Maybe add some NBA sleepwear pants, too.
Price: $13.20 (40 percent off MSRP)
Buy the NBA Youth Long Sleeve Tee here.
8. 54 Percent Off LifeStraw Personal Water Filter
A massive discount of 54 percent on an extremely popular product. This is a really great Amazon deal and it’s getting terrific reviews — more than 6,700. Campers, hikers and others will find it super convenient. It removes 99.9999 percent of waterborne bacteria, 99.9 percent of waterborne protozoan parasites and filters to 0.2 microns, which surpasses EPA filter standards. It weighs just two ounces and does not require batteries and has no moving parts. Even if you, like some of us, are an avid indoorsman, this would be a great Christmas gift for the outdoor lover in your life.
Price: $13.90 (54 percent off MSRP)
Buy the LifeStraw Personal Water Filter here.
9. 25 Percent Off Callaway Chrome Soft X Golf Balls (One Dozen)
Golfers everywhere, this is for you. These Callaway Chrome Soft X golf balls are offered at 25 percent off. The pack of 12 balls features Callaway’s SoftFast core, which is engineered to promote faster ball speed and greater distance off the long clubs, while featuring more control with the short game. The “tri-ionomer” mantle design promotes less spin on the long distance shots and more spin for short game irons and wedges.
Price: $29.95 (25 percent off MSRP)
Buy the Callaway Chrome Soft X Golf Balls here.
10. 36 Percent Off Spoga Exercise Matt With Carrying Strap
A very popular item that pretty much anyone who exercises — or wants to start exercising (ahem) — would put to great use. The Spoga exercise matt features a carrying strap that enables the mat to be rolled up snugly. It’s 72 inches long and 24 inches wide and 1/4-inch thick. The surface of the mat is non-slip textured and it grips the floor. It’s moisture resistant surface is very durable and easy to clean. Comes in six different colors, but with this deal from Amazon, it may not be available in all colors at this price. Great as a yoga mat.
Price: $11.19 (36 percent off MSRP)