Didn’t get what you want this holiday season? Luckily, there are a bunch of deal sites just for athletes, so you can get what you want—let’s be honest, what you need—at a discounted price. Some of the sites even offer discounts on races.
According to its website, ZOZI began when its founder and CEO “traveled the world and found it surprisingly difficult to find and book local activities and travel adventures.” So he started ZOZI to do the hard work for people. “We source and screen the best providers of the most memorable experience in your local market and all around the world.” Entrepreneur magazine named ZOZI one of its “100 Most Brilliant Companies of 2012.”
All of ZOZI’s deals are focused on the active lifestyle. The website has four deal categories: Local, Getaway, Gear and Guru.
Examples of Local deals include activities such as sailing classes for two, snowshoeing adventures, golfing, race entries and more—all at a discounted price. Getaway examples include deals for adventure travel packages to places like New Zealand, a ski vacation at Mammoth Mountain, and a Moab backpacking adventure. Gear ranges from running, cycling, climbing and hiking clothes, shoes and accessories.
ZOZI’s Guru deals let you experience adventures with ZOZI’s celebrity experts: Ironman Champion Chris Lieto, ultramarathoner Dean Karnazes, Big Wave surf champion Maya Gabeira, professional kite boarder Susi Mai, Olympic gold medal skier Jonny Moseley, National Geographic explorer Mireya Mayor, elite running coach Eric Orton, elite climber and wingsuit pilot Steph Davis, World Record kayaker Tao Berman, celebrity chef Michael Lima, snowboarding icon Travis Rice and expedition photography Jimmy Chin.
Just like other deal sites, you sign up for ZOZI for free and receive e-mails featuring the latest deals.
Formerly Schwaggle, ACTIVE GearUp is a member-only site for endurance and fitness enthusiasts run by ACTIVE. According to the website, they offer discounts of up to 70 percent off of brands and products. Like ZOZI, you sign up and receive deals in your inbox.
ACTIVE GearUp has six categories: Today’s Top Picks, Footwear, Apparel, Gear, Brands, and Women Only.
Today’s Top Picks include a variety of great deals, from hunting knives to road bikes. Men’s and Women’s Footwear features Vibrams, Asics, Keens and more, and Apparel includes brands such as Campagnolo and Merrell.
There are more than 30 Gear categories. They include Bags & Totes, Cameras, Fitness Accessories, Helmets, Skateboards, Tents and Water Sports. The Brands section features Endomondo, Helly Hansen, Keen, Mountain Hardwear, Orage, PUMA, Salomon, Scott Running, Sugoi, Teva and Timex; and the Women’s Only category has everything from apparel and accessories to eyewear and shoes.
GearBuzz is the Competitor Group deal site featuring gear and evens for runners, cyclists and triathletes. Its site also includes reviews of the products. Sign up to receive the deals by e-mail.
GearBuzz reviews several products each week, then offers discounts on them. Examples of deals include 50 percent off of Scott running shoes, Ryders eyewear, RaceReady shorts and RecoFit compression sleeves.
The Clymb is a private-sale network, which just means you sign up to receive e-mails about the deals. The Clymb focuses on premium outdoor and active brands at up to 70 percent off. You must sign in to browse products on The Clymb website.
The site features seven categories. Camp includes hammocks, tents, sleeping bags and more. The Climb category features gear and equipment from Gibbon, Black Diamond, SCARPA and Five Ten. Cycle features apparel and gear from Campagnola, Sugoi and other quality brands; and Fitness includes compression gear, fuel belts, watches and lots more.
In Gadgets, members can get everything from a camera tripod to tough iPhone cases. The Snow category features goggles, helmets and gloves from Manzella, Bolle and Scott.