Editors note: Prices are accurate at the time of publishing and this article will be updated regularly throughout the Black Friday sales with new prices and additional discounted items.
This year, Amazon is running its Black Friday sales early, and there are plenty of great deals on travel gear.
The online megastore will be releasing new deals each day through Nov. 27, so right now is a great time to start adding your most wanted products to your Amazon wish list in anticipation of them going on sale.
Don’t want to sift through Amazon to find the best deals? Don’t worry, we have you covered below, and if you’re wanting to look further afield than Amazon you can also check out these guides:
Here’s a snapshot of some of the best travel products on sale at Amazon for Black Friday.
Best deals on luggage trackers
We regularly sing the praises of Apple AirTags for keeping an eye on your things — especially if you plan to check bags. While they aren’t on a huge discount in the Black Friday sale, they are going for less than normal.
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Best deals on tablets
Amazon Fire tablets
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Amazon Fire HD 8 tablet. AMAZON.COM
If you’re on the hunt for a good, well-priced tablet to take on vacation, Amazon is currently running some great deals on its Fire range of tablets, with multiple options to suit all your needs. You can score the latest model, buy a kid-friendly device or snap up a slightly older version to save even more.
Apple iPad Air (5th Generation) — $499.99 (originally $599)
The fifth generation iPad Air features a crystal clear 10.9-inch, anti-reflective Retina screen, 64 gigabytes of storage and a 12-megapixel ultrawide camera. Add in a battery life and performance-improving M1 chip that allows it to reach speeds 60% faster than earlier models and Touch ID security and you have high-end tablet perfect for Apple fanatics.
Buy: Apple iPad Air (5th Generation), $499.99 (originally $599)
Apple 10.2-inch iPad — $249 (normally $329)
Apple’s older iPad is also heavily discounted. The key differences to the preview iPad on the list is its slightly smaller 10.2-inch Retina display and an inferior back camera (8 megapixels); however, it has the same ultrawide 12-megapixel front camera. It also features the A13 Bionic chip (versus the more powerful M1) and Touch ID.
Buy: 2021 Apple iPad (9th Generation), $249 (originally $329)
Best deals on Kindles
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Amazon Kindle Scribe. AMAZON
A travel essential for 21st-century bookworms, a Kindle can help save room in your bag when you travel and still ensure you have more than enough reading material for when you’re at the pool or beach. This Black Friday, Amazon has a great discount offer on their Scribe edition — its first Kindle and digital notebook all in one.
Buy Amazon Kindle Scribe $304.99 (normally $419.99) on Amazon.
Best deals on chargers and travel adapters
Epicka universal travel adapter — $22.99 (normally $24.99
One of the most popular devices ever featured on TPG, this international travel adapter can charge six devices at once and works in more than 150 countries, including the U.S., Canada, Japan, Ireland, the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, France and Germany. This device is currently only seeing a small discount but we expect this one to drop further in the coming days.
Buy Epicka Universal Travel Adapter, $22.99 (normally $24.99) on Amazon.
Anker portable charger — $29.99 (normally $31.99)
Getting caught out with a dead battery while you’re on the move can be a huge inconvenience. In terms of pet peeves, it’s probably up there with sitting next to someone on a flight who won’t respect the unwritten rules of the armrest.
Keep your devices powered with a portable charger: This one from Anker is small and packs a powerful power punch — it can charge an iPhone 12 up to 50% in 30 minutes.
Buy: Anker Portable Charger, $29.99 (normally $29.99)
iWalk Leopard GaN 65W USB C charger — $34.99 (normally $49)
A speedy charger should be an essential item for all travelers. Right now, you can pick up the iWalk Leopard for $34.99 — a decent reduction from the usual price of $49. The charger is compatible with iPhones, MacBook Pros and Airs, iPads, Galaxy devices and a whole host of other devices.
Buy: iWalk Leopard GaN 65W USB C Charger, $34.99 (normally $49)
FuelRod portable charger kit, two-pack — $34.99 (normally $40)
FuelRods might not be the best external power sources out there, but they are incredibly easy to use in places where you can swap them for free, like Disney.
In the parks, FuelRods can cost around $30 each, but right now, you can get a pack of two for $34.99 via the Amazon Black Friday sale. Paying about $17.50 for each, instead of $30 each in the park, is some savings worth noting.
Buy: Fuel Rod Portable Charge Kit — Pack of Two for $34.99.
Best deals on luggage
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Luggex carry-on luggage. AMAZON
Luggex is renowned for its robust and reinforced luggage. If you’re worried about getting your belongings safely from point A to point B, its suitcases are essentially tanks in luggage form. You can get some great deals on several luggage options this Black Friday on Amazon.
At this point, Samsonite is pretty much an icon of the luggage world, as the products are consistently reliable and of high quality. If you’re looking for a good deal this Black Friday, you’re in luck: Amazon is slashing prices on various suitcase offerings by Samsonite.
Samsonite Centric 2, three-piece set (20/24/28-inch) — $367.72 (normally $699.97)
Buy Samsonite Centric 2 Hardside Expandable Luggage for $367.72 (normally $699.97) on Amazon.
Samsonite Winfield 2 three-piece set (20/24/28-inch) — $358.19 (normally $779.97)
Buy Samsonite Winfield 2 Hardside Luggage, $358.19 (normally $779.97) on Amazon.
American Tourister luggage
Another reliable mainstay on the luggage front, American Tourister is a great brand if you’re looking for something a little different from those above. You can currently snap up a great price on individual pieces and two-set pieces of their Stratum 2.0 hard-side expandable luggage. Make sure to check your options here, depending on your needs.
Best backpack deals
Matein Travel Laptop Backpack — $29.99 (normally $39.96)
This Martein Travel backpack can fit up to a 15.6-inch laptop, outfitted with a luggage strap to allow you to slide the backpack over the luggage upright handle tube.
It also has anti-theft pockets and a built-in USB charger for your on-the-go charging needs.
Buy: Matein Travel Laptop Backpack, $29.99 (normally $39.96)
Best deals on packing cubes
Veken set of 8 packing cubes — $16.99 (normally $29.99)
This set of eight packing cubes normally costs $29.99 and is now available for $16.99 in various colors. With an average customer review of 4.7 stars out of 5 across more than 11,000 ratings, these cubes are popular with users.
Buy Veken 8 Set Packing Cubes , $16.99 (normally $29.99) on Amazon.
Best deals on travel pillows
Take it from all of us at TPG: If you fly often, particularly on long-haul routes, a good travel pillow is an essential item that no traveler should be without.
As much as we’d love to do it all the time, traveling in business or first class just isn’t always possible; sometimes, the only way to go is in economy. If you find it tricky to sleep in the confines of a clunky economy seat, you should invest in a quality travel pillow.
Yirfeikrer memory foam travel pillow — $9.99 (normally $14.99)
Buy YIRFEIKRER Travel Pillow, $9.99 (normally $14.99) on Amazon.
Gotdya memory foam travel pillow — $15.99 (normally $21.99)
Buy: Gotdya Travel Pillow, $15.99 (normally $21.99)
Best deals on headphones
A firm favorite here at TPG, if you’re looking for great audio quality with tip-top sound canceling capabilities, you can do much worse than a pair of Apple AirPods Pro. While not a huge dip right now (we’d expect them to drop further in the next few days) you can currently pick up a set at an 8% discount. If the newest technology isn’t necessary, you can get the second-generation AirPods at a 23% discount.
Buy: Apple AirPods Pro (2nd generation), $229.99 (normally $249)
Buy:Apple AirPods (2nd Generation), $99.99 (normally $129)
Sony WH-1000XM4 Premium Noise Canceling Headphones — $248 (normally $283.99)
An excellent pair of premium headphones, the Sony WH-1000XM4 Premium Noise Canceling Headphones pack up to 30 hours of battery life and can quickly charge in just 10 minutes to offer you five hours of crystal-clear playback.
Buy: Sony WH-1000XM4 Premium Noise Canceling Headphones, $248 (normally $283.99)
Sony LinkBuds S Truly Wireless Noise Canceling Earbuds — $128 (normally $199.99)
Looking for a worthy contender for Apple’s AirPods? The Sony LinkBuds S are the world’s smallest and lightest noise-canceling headphones. These micro earbuds are ergonomically designed so that you can comfortably wear them all day and on even the longest flights (we’re looking at you, New York City to Singapore).
Buy: Sony LinkBuds S Truly Wireless Noise Canceling Earbuds, $128 (normally $199.99)
Beats Studio Buds — $99.95 (normally $149.95)
Get immersive sound with a charge that can last up to 36 hours for an extra-long plane ride and beyond for less than normal if you buy during Black Friday.
Buy: Beats Studio Buds, $99.99 (normally $149.95)
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro true wireless Bluetooth earbuds with noise canceling — $183.99 (normally $229.99)
For a smaller noise-canceling option, try these earbuds from Samsung. They use “intelligent active noise cancellation” to quiet all distractions outside your ear so you can tune into your music, phone calls, and more.
Buy:Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro, $183.99 (normally $229.99)
Soundcore by Anker Life Noise Cancelling Wireless Earbuds — $54.99 (normally $69.99)
A budget-friendly option, these noise-canceling wireless earbuds from Soundcore provide six microphones and a noise-canceling algorithm. With up to 35 hours of playtime, including seven hours on a single charge, this is an impressive yet affordable choice.
Buy: Soundcore by Anker Life Noise Cancelling Wireless Earbuds, $54.99 (normally $69.99)
Best deals on smartwatches
Google Pixel Watch — $199.99 (normally $349.99)
If you’ve had a hankering for a Google Pixel smartwatch for a while, now is the time to pounce. It’s currently on sale for an absolute steal compared to its usual asking price.
Buy Google Pixel Watch, $199.99 (normally $349.99) on Amazon.
Garmin Vivoactive 4 — $304.75 (normally $329.99)
A great smartwatch for a traveler who prides themselves on their more active and adventurous sensibilities, the Garmin Vivoactive 4 comes preloaded with more than 20 GPS and indoor sports apps (including running, yoga and swimming). It also tracks your energy levels via pulse oximetry technology and you can download songs via Spotify, Amazon Music and Deezer to soundtrack your most adventurous moments.
Buy: Garmin Vivoactive 4, $304.75 (normally $329.99)
Apple Watch SE (2nd Generation) — $269 (originally $299)
The Apple Watch SE (second-generation) is on sale at $50 less than the usual asking price in the starlight aluminum case and sport band option.
Buy: Apple Watch SE (2nd Gen), $269 (originally $299)
Best deals on travel accessories
Kidde battery-powered carbon monoxide detector — $17.21 (normally $27.99)
The Kidde battery-powered carbon monoxide detector runs on two AA batteries, which are included in the packaging. No wiring is required, and you can mount the detector on a wall or set it on a tabletop. It’s also pretty compact at 4.5 inches by 1.5 inches by 2.75 inches. So, it shouldn’t take up a ton of space in your travel-friendly backpack.
Buy: Kidde Battery-Powered Carbon Monoxide Detector, $17.21 (normally $27.99)
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