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Vitamix Explorian Blender
Save $130: From a performance POV, Vitamix blenders are wonderful, the benchmark all blenders reach for. Yet most people will never own one. They’re simply too cost prohibitive for the everyday cook — which is precisely why the brand launched its Explorian line late last year.
Blenders here, such as the E310 (read our full review), boast the same blending prowess as some upmarket models like the 5200, but their motors are housed in plastic parts for a more palatable price point. And today, their value is even better. The E310, which retails new for $350, is on sale for just $220 when you buy it certified refurbished from Amazon. — Jack Seemer
Prime Time at East Dane
Save up to 30% Stylish guys with Amazon Prime accounts are gonna love this sale. East Dane, the sharply curated menswear shop owned by everyone’s favorite Seattle tech and retail giant, is offering early access to the stuff non-Prime members have to wait for. — Justin Fenner
Nordstrom Anniversary Sale
Save Up To 50%:We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again — a great bag is vital. Your luggage can make or break a trip, so it usually pays to invest in quality. Having something that looks good doesn’t hurt, either. But what if you don’t want to spend more for your duffle than you did for everything inside it?
Nordstrom’s blowout anniversary sale has terrific bags from the likes of Tumi, Cole Haan, John Varvatos and more, and they’re all up to half off regular price. — Andy Frakes
Nike Summer Sale
Save 20%+: It’s extremely rare these days to find a sale on the Apple Watch, nonetheless an Apple Watch Nike+ Series 3. Pair a new watch with some of the top performing weightlifting and CrossFit sneakers, as well as our best in class gym shorts. To score an extra 20 percent off, add promo code HOT20 at checkout. — Meg Lappe
Saucony’s Ultimate Dad Sneaker Is on Sale
Save 15%: Saucony’s Shadow Original, first introduced in 1983 as a running shoe, is still being worn by cool guys all over the world. Right now, you can take 15 percent off this enduring footwear icon. — Justin Fenner
District Vision Keiichi Sale
Save $70: Run through the streets of New York City at dusk or dawn, and you’re sure to stumble upon running crews that take to the streets pretty much every day. District Vision is the brand runners opt to wear while logging miles. The Keiichi Standard is one of the original styles from DV and works on a variety of face shapes and sizes. The two-year intense testing period allows for the brand to put these through the ringer. Pick from a dark lense, District Sky, or a yellow to help brighten your field of vision. — Meg Lappe
New Balance Fresh Foam 1080 Sale
Save $60: This time last year, I was already a couple of weeks into my training for the New York City marathon. It was my first 26.2 and I was nervous. Over the course of my 16-week training plan the weather, distance logged and gear I wore changed with every single run. The one constant was my pair of shoes. After measuring my feet at New York Road Runner’s HQ, I walked out with a pair of Fresh Foam 1080s. There was no break-in period thanks to the engineered mesh and an ortholite insert, and at just $90 today, it’s a hard deal to beat for marathon sneakers or any long-distance runner. While I’m not running the NYC marathon this year, these are the shoes I’d trust to get me through another one. — Meg Lappe
Brooks Brothers Blazers
Save up to 40%: For two centuries, Brooks Brothers set the standard for professional wear in America. While the brand’s inventory greatly expanded over the years, its focus on well-made, proper-fitting attire hasn’t waned. If you’re looking to add some Brooks Brothers to your wardrobe, Nordstrom Rack has an enticing sale. Now, you can save up to 40 percent on timeless blazers and sport coats in a range of fabrics and sizes. With prices starting at just $240, it’s a good chance to give your professional wear a perfunctory refresh. — John Zientek
Birdwell x Todd Snyder
Save up to 33% Unlike other swimming trunks, Birdwell Beach Britches are made with longevity in mind. Which is why it’s worth getting excited about a bunch of them going on sale. The brand’s exclusive collaboration with Todd Snyder is finally on sale. Act fast. — Justin Fenner
Save $30: For most of the time since it came out late last year, the Time Marlin — the brand’s first hand-winding mechanical watch in years — has spent the majority of the time either full-price or sold out (and thus marked up on the second-hand market). For the last couple of months, though, Timex seems to have put the handsome vintage-inspired piece back in stock for the long haul. Better still, it appears the watch has gotten its first markdown (that we know of) on Huckberry. At a 15 percent drop in price, it’s not exactly a fire sale, but it’s nothing to sneeze at either, and it makes the already-affordable mechanical piece even more accessible. At just $169 there’s no doubt you’re getting a ton of bang for your buck. — Andrew Connor
A.P.C. Surplus Sale
Save 50%acA.P.C.’s Surplus Sale has just begun and it’s basically a very big web page full of great gear from past seasons.
Though you might expect a French fashion brand born in the ’80s to be a bit more, well, loud, A.P.C. is decidedly quiet. Its founder, Jean Touitou, once told Business of Fashion “There are too many fashion shows, too much loss of quality, too many parties.” Basically, his company is in the business of making classics, as cliché as that sounds. This begs the question why it should matter if the goods available at or around 50 percent off during this sale are a year or two years old — if you aim to make timeless goods, shouldn’t 2017’s jeans be pretty similar to 2018’s?
A lot is packed into this sale, so we’ve picked a few of our favorite items below (including one of the best basic white t-shirts you can buy). As of publishing, plenty of sizing and color options were available. — Will Price
Save 30%: In 2003, Rikke Overgaard and Adam Alexander Bach founded the understated bag brand Mismo. What started as a line of elegant everyday bags to counter the ubiquitous nylon bags of the early aughts has grown into a full-fledged collection including backpacks, weekenders and tote bags. The Danish brand’s tenets are rooted in simplicity, functionality and durability, and as such, the clean designs utilize Italian fabrics and are crafted in Turkey. If you’re in need of a well-made bag and aren’t interested in American waxed-canvas offerings, check out these tasteful Scandinavian bags at Need Supply — they’re 30 percent for a limited time. — John Zientek
Chaco Hiking Sandals Sale
Save $20+: Hiking while the weather is warm is one of life’s greatest pleasures. Walking through the trails in heavy boots under direct sun with no breeze, however, is pretty miserable. Slap some hiking sandals on your feet and enjoy the breathing room they provide. Outdoor sandals are quite intense and complete with grippy Vibram soles and molded arches. Best of all, they’re all easy to slide on and hang on your backpack when you’re done for the day. Chaco creates strappy and durable hiking sandals — many of which are on sale today for up to $20 off. One of our top picks in 2018, the Z2 Classic is currently $21 off. Enjoy the rest of summer’s heat and soak up the sun starting with your toes. — Meg Lappe
A Clever Sale From Bonobos
Save 25% Right now, you can take 25 percent off the brand’s sharp polo shirts, including the pique versions made from Pima cotton. All you have to do is use the code MARCO at checkout. (We told you it was clever.) — Justin Fenner
Garmin Forerunner 735XT
Save $100: Ask a runner if they track a workout, and you’re likely to get a strange look. Who doesn’t log every single mile? The easiest way to do it is to invest in a smartwatch with GPS, like Garmin’s Forerunner series. The Forerunner 735XT alerts you to calls and texts from your phone, monitors wrist-based heart rate and works on runs, bikes, swims, hikes and anything else you do. It also comes standard with the Strava Live Suffer Score Connect IQTM app to tell you how hard you’re working — or not working. If you buy one today, you can save $100 off the original price of $450. — Meg Lappe
Cuisinart Programmable Coffee Maker
Save 65%Cuisinart’s 14-cup programmable coffee maker is not for the person that stressed about pre-infusion, water minerality or deciding between a coarse and medium-coarse grind. No, it is for the person who wants hot coffee, and a lot of it. And today it’s way, way cheaper than normal.
The product is programmable on 24-hour cycles, meaning you can set it up to initiate the brew process at whatever times of the day you prefer. I can’t vouch for its claims of brewing with “State of the Art” technology that allows for a hotter cup without sacrificing taste, as we know raising brew temperatures can lead to overextracted coffee, which leads to a lot of bitterness. But, again, if you’re after volume and hot cups of coffee, this isn’t a problem. There’s no coffee shaming here.
The Cuisinart programmable model makes up to 14 cups of coffee at a time, cleans itself and is 65 percent off today. — Will Price
Harman Kardon AVR 1610S
Save $180: Even though it’s several years old, the Harman Kardon AVR 1610S is still a solid, entry-level AV receiver for anybody looking to build out a home theater system. It’s a 425-watt receiver that can support up to 5.1 channels. It has a number USB ports, so you can directly connect an external hard drive, set-top cable box or smartphone. It has built-in Bluetooth and supports Spotify Connect, making it easy to stream music, too. It’s available on the company’s website for $400 (here), however you can get it for $249 on Amazon (here). Today on eBay you can get an extra chunk of change off — the Harman Kardon AVR 1610S (new!) is going for just $220 (here). — Tucker Bowe
The North Face Allproof Stretch Rain Jacket
Save 46%: Regarding rain jackets, 2018 was the year of stretch. It seemed as if every outdoor company integrated elasticity into that crucial weather layer that’s typically not known for its range of motion. The best jacket to do this, in our opinion, is The North Face’s Allproof Stretch. The Allproof provides about as much pliancy as a balloon — and its interior feels similar to that material — but is still fully waterproof, and lightweight enough for hiking and backpacking. Two exterior hand pockets, an adjustable hood and underarm zips for venting fill out the Allproof’s features, making it ideal for everyday and technical use. We liked it so much that we named it one of the best of the year (check out the rest of our list here).
Right now, the Allproof is a staggering 46 percent off at Mountain Steals, dropping from its regular price of $149 to just $81. — Tanner Bowden
Coach’s Big Sale
Take 50% off great fall outerwear Most guys haven’t even started thinking about buying a jacket for fall yet. But maybe that’s because most guys don’t yet know about Coach’s awesome 50% off sale, which is discounting everything from leather jackets to sharp M65s.— Justin Fenner
Mophie Wireless Charging Base
Save $20: You just bought an iPhone X — or iPhone 8/8 Plus — and you’re looking for jump on the new wave of wireless charging. Using your iPhone’s Lightning port is so dated, after all. One of the best wireless chargers is Mophie’s Wireless Charging Base. It supports 7.5-watt fast-charging speeds and comes with wall adapter in the box (not all do). Apple even trusts the wireless charger enough to sell it, but on Apple.com they’re going for $50 a pop. If you’re looking for a better deal, you can find the same one on Amazon for just under $40.
All the Outdoor Gear You Could Ever Want Is on Sale Now
Save up to 50%: Summer is coming to its slow close, but thanks to Backcountry’s Semi Annual Sale there isn’t a better time to get outside with new gear. — Tanner Bowden
This Sale Is Your Best Chance to Get an Awesome Knife for Less
Save up to 60%: Included in Backcountry’s Semi Annual sale is a collection of awesome knives. Some of them are more than 60 percent off. — Tanner Bowden
Save $14: The price of Apple’s AirPods has stayed at $159 since they were released roughly two years ago. You can find certified refurbished models for a little less, at either Best Buy or eBay, but that’s about it. Now, with rumblings of a new AirPod case set to be announced (with an LED light to indicate battery life), it seems the price of AirPods is finally dropping — but again, by just a little. Right now you can buy brand new AirPods on Amazon for $145 — $14 off what they’re going for on Apple’s website. — Tucker Bowe
Eddie Bauer EverTherm Down Jacket
Save $120: Last year, Eddie Bauer released its EverTherm Down Jacket and changed our perception of what down can look like. Rather than a horde of tiny feathers stuffed into horizontal baffles, EverTherm’s insulation is arranged in fabric-like sheets called Thindown. The construction prevents the need for that quilted look but also eliminates cold spots created by stitching, producing more warmth for less weight.
The EverTherm’s innovation was undeniable on paper, and when we put the jacket to the test last fall and winter, we found that it wasn’t all marketing jargon. The coat is impressive, and it’s certainly worthy of use in the mountains and around town too (the lack of baffles makes it look less technical than most down jackets, which could be a boon to city-dwellers). For these reasons, we named it one of the best of the year included it in our guide to the Best Down Jackets.
The EverTherm is only in its second season, but with Eddie Bauer’s current weekend sale you can snag it for 40 percent — that’s $120 — less than full price. If you need a down jacket for the inevitable cold of late fall and winter, the EverTherm is a great option to consider. And if you like the baffled look, check out Eddie Bauer’s MicroTherm jacket ($149 with the discount).
To activate the discount, enter the code STINE at checkout. — Tanner Bowden
Bose QC35 (Series I) Wireless ANC Headphones
Save $50: The Bose QC35 IIs are the company’s flagship wireless ANC headphones. They’re comfortable. They sound superb. And they offer arguably the best noise-canceling of any ANC headphones on the market. They’re also almost virtually identical to the company’s previous wireless ANC headphones, the Bose QC35 (Series I). The only real difference is the older QC35 headphones lack the QC 35’s “action” button, which is located on its left ear cup and used to initiate Google Assistant. If you can survive without this, and I’m guessing most people can, you can save $50 on the Bose QC35 (Series I). It’s discounted on both Amazon’s and Best Buy’s websites, but only in the silver model. — Tucker Bowe
Save Up to 70%>YLighting is a website you’d typically go to for drool-worthy lighting fixtures, lamps and pendants. The webstore stocks lighting from legendary lightmakers like Anglepoise, George Nelson, FLOS and Tom Dixon, and as such places its wares at mostly unattainable price points. Its warehouse sale, going on right now, may be the cheapest you’ll ever see these brands.
The sale sees 1,200 high-end lights marked down up to 60 percent, all with additional 10 percent off thanks to code 10MORE (and free shipping). The catch? The products are all open box returns and the sales are final. The items are new quality but were sent back to the company. The sale is going on through the weekend and stocks are very limited. — Will Price
Brooks Brothers Sale
Save an Additional 25%: The dog days of summer are one of the best times to shop clothing sales as many brands use the time to offload extra inventory. If you’re looking to upgrade your professional wardrobe for less, Brooks Brothers has a sale worth shopping. Currently, you can save an additional 25 percent on sale items including suits, trousers, belts, shoes and more. The reputable brand has been offering tasteful clothing for two centuries, so you can trust that you’ll get a quality, timeless product. — John Zientek
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