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New & Noteworthy Releases
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Stop Everything and Lease a Jeep Gladiator Right Now
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Save up to 25%:If you’re planning on picking up a new pair of sneakers for the warm-weather months, head over to Zappos today. Currently, you can save up to 25 percent on a range of classic sneakers from Converse. Pick from high-top and low-top styles in canvas and leather — there’s something for everyone. — John Zientek
Breville Duo-Temp Pro Espresso Machine
Save $68: From the fully kitted Oracle Touch to the bare bones Duo-Temp Pro, there’s an espresso maker for everyone in Breville’s line of machines. Today on Jet, the latter is as cheap as you’ll find it.
The Duo-Temp Pro — which retails for $400, not Jet’s listed $699 — comes with Breville’s excellent milk wand, a 54mm tamper, PID temperature control and the option to use pressurized or non-pressurized gaskets. Basically, it pulls consistent, clean shots of espresso and can foam up some milk. It’s also significantly smaller than most of Breville’s espresso offerings. Make sure you have a grinder. — Will Price
Save 43%: Right now, you can save up to 43 percent off the only two kettlebells you’ll need to stock up your home gym. Both the 10- and 20-pound Yes4All cast iron kettlebell sets are on sale on Amazon. Each pair has a painted black finish that will help with grip when you’re pumping out that last thruster and making it easier to hold steady during Farmer Walks. The flat bottom is imperative for put-downs and pick-ups, and the wide handle offers enough space for single and double arm swings, deadlifts, skull crushers, bicep curls and overhead presses. If you’re looking for a way to increase the intensity on your body weight workouts, these two sets of weights are a great place to start. Shop both sales today on Amazon. — Meg Lappe
Vaer Field Watches
Save 15%: Vaer is a Los Angeles-based manufacturer of such affordable field watches assembled with Swiss quartz movements. The Heritage and Field models features 40mm stainless steel cases, scratch-resistant sapphire crystals, and 100m of water resistance. Both models also feature Super LumiNova lume and screw-down crowns, and come with two straps: a Horween leather single-pass and a nylon NATO. Right now, you can take $30 off the $199 list price of each model from Huckberry — just in time for summer. — Oren Hartov
Flybird Adjustable Weight Bench Sale
Save $48: Flybird’s adjustable bench is ideal for at-home workouts and is $48 off today, meaning it’s just $101. The combination of high-quality leather padding and anti-slip foam moves in 21 different ways so you can use for bench pressing, bicep curls, dips and overhead presses. Whether you’re looking to add a new toy to your collection, or are starting a home gym, this is a multi-faceted tool that you’ll use for years. It’s an Amazon flash deal, so pick up one of the few remaining while you can. — Meg Lappe
Clarks x End GORE-TEX Boots
Save $80: These boots, a collaboration between End and Clarks, feature a modern pixelated camo leather upper and Vibram rubber outsole, with one pair available in the eye-catching “Earth Pixel” colorway and another pair in the more subdued “Gray Pixel.” Both pairs sport reflective 3M laces and branded pull tabs with military-style attachment loops along the heel. And thanks to a Gore-tex membrane built into the boot, you can stand in ankle-deep water without getting your socks wet.
While these boots are normally $235, End has a full-size run of each for just $155 today.
— Andy Frakes
Up to $70 Off: To celebrate Mother’s Day, Samsung is discounting all its smartwatches. You can save $70 on the Gear S3 frontier (normally $300), which is a few years old but still the company’s most rugged smartwatch. You can save $50 on the Galaxy Watch (normally $300) that was announced last year. Most notably, you can save $20 on the company’s newest smartwatch, the Galaxy Watch Active (normally $200), which is the best option for athletes and fitness-focused individuals. The deals are valid through May 11.
Garmin Edge 920 Cycling Computer
Save $90: You don’t need a cycling computer; route planning and riding are done easily without one. But the mini handlebar dashboard has its advantages: not only the basics like speed, time and altitude but also detailed route information, specific feedback to help hit training goals and tracking for everyone else that you’re riding with. Garmin’s Edge 820 provides access to all of these features (and many more) with a touchscreen-equipped construction that’s easy to use and easy to read. Right now it’s on sale for 26 percent off — that’s $90 in savings. — Tanner Bowden
Save Up to 40%: Saint Unbreakable prides itself on finding the happy medium between functional and fashionable motorcycle apparel. While Saint Unbreakable clothing does carry a timeless vintage style, it also incorporates a liberal amount of Dyneema for abrasion resistance. The upside to the brand’s method and style is there’s no extra bulk so Saint’s riding jeans and jackets can be worn pretty much anywhere, off the bike. On the other hand, the single layer construction is just that and only acts as protection against slides, not hard knocks as there is no armor for impacts.
That’s not to say you should pass on what Saint Unbreakable has to offer. If you’re looking for more casual riding gear for around town, chances are Saint Unbreakable has what you’re looking for. It is more of a lifestyle brand so prices will be on the higher side, but luckily, today, you can save up to 40% on a whole bunch of Saint Unbreakable apparel, from jeans and jackets to shirts and hats. — Bryan Campbell
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