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New & Noteworthy Releases
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This All-Black Military Chronograph Revives a Badass Watch from 1945
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Naim Audio Mu-so Qb
Save $200: You can think of the Mu-so Qb as the perfect Sonos upgrade. It delivers rich audio in a super attractive and compact body; its main feature is, of course, a super huge volume dial that lights up like a halo and has great “knob feel.” Normally $699, the speaker is on sale right now for less than $500 on World Wide Stereo’s website. Just type in the promo code FIREWORK at checkout.> — Tucker Bowe
Cotopaxi Fuego Lt Down Jacket
Save $115: It might seem imprudent, foolhardy or even irresponsible to buy a down jacket in the midst of a steamy summer — your cash is better spent on a bathing suit or a new hiking pack, right? Most will agree here, and both brands and retailers respond with discounts to move their insulating layers off the shelves. Cotopaxi is doing just that; its lightweight Fuego Down Jacket is currently 50 percent off, and lots of other items like windbreakers and fleeces are discounted, too. As far as down jackets go, the Fuego is already notably affordable at its regular price of $230, but at $115, it’s the cheapest you’re likely to see a coat of this quality. For those with an adequate balance of foresight and patience, this deal is one not to miss. Plus, there are plenty of uses for down jackets in the summer too: hikes to higher elevations, chilly mornings and evenings and trips to the Southern Hemisphere are just a few. — Tanner Bowden
Ray-Ban Wayfarer Sunglasses
Save 55%: In the world of sunglasses, it doesn’t get much more iconic than a pair of Ray-Ban Wayfarers. First released in 1956, the design has hardly changed in over half a century. If you’ve been wanting the style, but the list price is more than you want to spend, Nordstrom Rack has you covered; you can get a pair of $178 Wayfarers in either black or Havana for just $80. What’s more, these Italian-made shades also come with polarized lenses to protect your eyes all summer long — hard to beat that. — John Zientek
Houzz Outdoor Furniture
Save Up to 80%: If you’re smart enough to be living in a place with a patio and unprepared enough to not have outfitted said patio, this is for you. Houzz is marking down hundreds of chairs, umbrellas, rugs, fire pits, light fixtures, tables, planters and more during its July 4th sale. All are marked down 20 to 80 percent off listed prices, and all will remain discounted for the next four days.
The site is running similarly huge sales across other categories, too. Sort through them here. — Will Price
Wardrobe Essentials from Outerknwon
Save 20%: California based clothing brand Outerknown started business four years ago today. To celebrate the anniversary, the brand is offering 20 percent off purchases with the code YEAR4. It’s a great chance to stock up on well-made wardrobe essentials like tees, jeans, shorts and more. So give your summer wardrobe a refresh, but act quickly — this sale is today only. — John Zientek
Seiko Prospex Special Edition Dive Watch
Save 36%: Macy’s is running deals on several great Seiko watches right now, including this badass looking black and blue Prospex special edition with a 44mm steel case and automatic movement. It’s also got a screw-down crown, unidirectional dive bezel, 200m of water resistance and a blue silicone dive strap, all for just $336 in celebration of July 4th. (Use code “FOURTH” at checkout.) — Oren Hartov
Massive Summer Sale on Motorcycle Gear
Save Up to 55%: The weather is warm, and grills are lighting up backyards and parks everywhere. Summer is here, and with it the temptation to hop on our bikes with minimal gear. As much as the summer season makes it easy to forget our riding gear, the Revzilla Summer Sale is doing a great job of reminding us to equip ourselves properly.
To help you keep yourself safe, stylish, and heavy in the pockets this summer, we’ve picked out a few of our favorite items currently on sale at Revzilla as part of their summer spectacular. The bike gear site is offering jackets, helmets, apparel, luggage and much more at price cuts up to 55%. Many of these items are only on sale until July 14th, though, so don’t wait too long to snap up the gear you want. — Peter Corn
Levi’s Jeans, Jackets, Tees and More
Save an Extra 40%: Right now, Levi’s is offering a pretty big deal: special sale items are an extra 40 percent off. When I saw the news, I thought it’d be a dozen dismal leftovers, but hundreds of jeans, shirts, jackets and other great wardrobe staples are all up for grabs. Click through and use code EXTRA40 at checkout, then tell a friend. — Nick Caruso
Backcountry Outdoor Gear and Apparel
Save up to 80%: We’re not going to waste any time here because, honestly, we’re not sure how long this sale will last: Backcountry is discounting its in-house outdoor gear, much of it designed in collaboration with brands like Black Diamond and FlyLow, for up to 80 percent off. To put that into context, that means that you can get a $130 backpack (one of our favorites) for $26, or a $30 sweat-wicking t-shirt for $6, or a $140 rugged duffel for $35. There’s more too; mountain biking apparel, fleeces, rain jackets included. — Tanner Bowden
Save $40: The BeatsX in-ear headphones were released in early 2017 and they were significant at the time because they were the first wireless headphones — bar AirPads — to feature Apple’s W1 chip, which allowed them to pair with any iPhone. They were also sweat resistant, which AirPods weren’t (and still aren’t), so it was much safer to run or workout them. Apple has lowered the price of the BeatsX to $100 (they were $150 at launch), which is a pretty good deal for wireless sport headphones as it is. And while you can still get them for $100 on Apple’s website, there are ways of getting an even better deal. For example, eBay is selling new BeatsX models for just $60. And you can get them in a variety of colors. — Tucker Bowe
Google Smart Speakers
Save Up to $50: The title says it all: Almost every one of Google’s smart speakers is on sale right now. That includes the recently released Nest Hub (
$129 $79), which also makes for a great smart alarm clock. If you’re looking for a dedicated speaker, you can find deals on the Google Home Max, Google Home and Google Home Mini, too, all on the Google Store website. The only thing that’s not on sale is the Nest Home Max ($229), the company’s largest smart display. — Tucker Bowe
Weber Spirit Gas Grills
Save $51: Weber’s charcoal grills are loved because they’re simple, made with quality materials and last forever. Though significantly less iconic, its gas grills are a slightly higher-tech extension of this.
The Spirit line is the company’s lowest-end model, but it’s no exception. Instead of flimsy, low-gauge stainless steel components, the Spirit line is outfitted with a cast aluminum interior, enameled cast-iron grill grates and an easy-to-clean drip tray. Spirit grills also have a category-leading 10-year warranty on all parts and pieces. Today on Amazon, the Spirit II (two-burner model) and Spirit III (three-burner model) are both marked down $51. Happy Fourth. — Will Price
Guitars, Amps and More at Guitar Center
Save up to 30%: To celebrate 4th of July, Guitar Center is offering up to 30 percent off on a ton of guitars, amps and accessories. Choose from brands like Fender, Martin and Gretsch, but act fast — this deal ends soon.
If you’re in the market for a new Fender, you can save $100 on a black Special Edition Standard Strat. The alder-body guitar has a Modern ‘C’ neck profile, a maple fretboard, a Fender Synchronized Tremolo and aged-white knobs. Or if you’re a Tele lover, pick up a Special Edition Standard Tele loaded with a pair of humbucking pickups for $100 off. For fans of offset guitars, a Special Edition Standard Jaguar is also on sale. But if you’ve been searching for a great acoustic, you can save $100 on an entry-level X Series Custom X1-000E guitar. For the biggest savings, check out the D-28 Special VTS Dreadnought. It is currently discounted $1,170 and costs $2,699. A vintage-inspired instrument designed to replicate the sound of Golden Era ‘30s Martins, this guitar features a Solid Sitka spruce top, Indian rosewood back and sides, a mahogany neck, an ebony fingerboard, Gotoh tuners and a bone saddle and neck. — John Zientek
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