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MONDAY, AUGUST 13
GRID Wallet Forged CarbonGRID Wallet Forged Carbon
Ever see the Seinfeld episode where George’s behemoth bi-fold wallet is so overstuffed it hurts his back? The wallet ultimately explodes, throwing his receipts all over the streets of Manhattan in typical George Costanza fashion. The latest minimalist wallet from GRID Wallet is essentially the exact opposite of George’s, which is a wonderful thing.
Forged from carbon fiber, its machined plates also offer RFID theft protection for the 12 cards it can house. It also features a money clip on the outside for cash and a thumb slot for straightforward removal of any card you need in a snap. As is always good advice in life, don’t be like George Costanza.
The 6mm thin GRID Wallet Forged Carbon is currently available for pre-order at a special price of $75, with shipping scheduled for August 25th.
AGV AX-8 DS EVO Grunge Helmet
Save $180: Showing off the fact a motorcycle helmet is made from carbon fiber with a clear coat of paint is nothing new. It’s a state of the art material, lightweight and generally expensive — it makes sense people would want to brag about it. Where the AGV AX-8 DS EVO Grunge Helmet is it’s made from a carbon, Kevlar and fiberglass composite, which sports tones of red,yellow and a purple hue. It’s not as glamorous as carbon fiber, but then again, it does channel ’90s grunge, so why would it be?— Bryan Campbell
Allen Edmonds Clearance Sale
Save Up to 50% Whether you pound the pavement in them every day or only have to suit up once in a while, a great pair of dress shoes is a worthy investment — and one that every man should make. And right now, Allen Edmonds is offering an additional 20 percent off a selection of footwear that’s already discounted.— Justin Fenner
J.Crew’s Back to Campus Sale
Take 30% off new products Even if you’re not going back to school this fall, you can still take advantage of the annual retail holiday’s deals. Case in point: Right now, our friends at J.Crew are offering 30 percent off a wide variety of their full-priced wares, including recently released products. Whatever you add to your cart, be sure to enter the code FRESHSTART at checkout to make sure you get this deal.— Justin Fenner
This Bundle Includes My Favorite New Wallet
Save 21%: I recently came up against a point of transition with my wallet. It was a leather bifold that I’ve carried since high school (I bought it from Brooks Brothers using store credit earned after exchanging some less-flattering sweaters given to me by my grandmother), and it was well-worn but still in good shape. My issue with it was that it had become cumbersome, and removing even a single business card would throw the tension of its sleeves out of whack, causing the rest of the contents to fall out too. It was time to start over.
I landed on Bellroy’s Slim Sleeve wallet. I’ll spoil the end of the story by admitting that I’m obsessed with the damn thing and wish that I had discovered it years ago. It’s nearly a third of the size of my old wallet and easily holds everything (license, credit cards, Metrocard) that I use frequently, and still some that I don’t. I don’t have to fight my jeans to remove it from a pocket, and no chiropractor will diagnose any future back issues I may encounter as a result of it being on my person. I’m confident that when mine wears out, I’ll pick up another.
If your wallet is tattered, or just too large, give the Slim Sleeve your consideration. It’s currently on sale at Huckberry in a bundle with an equally-slim key organizer for 21 percent off. — Tanner Bowden
Definitive Technology Sound Bar
Save 40%:Definitive Technology’s W Studio Micro is a terrific soundbar-and-subwoofer combo. It works with virtually any TV out there. It sounds great, featuring three 1-inch aluminum dome tweeters and four 1- by 3-inch mid-range drivers. And its wireless subwoofer adds the extra bass you’d want while watching a Christopher McQuarrie flick. All told, you’re getting the kind of sound you’d expect from high-end speakers in a package that’s compact enough to virtually disappear beneath your TV.
Usually sold for $899, the W Studio Micro is currently backordered on Definitive Technology’s website, but you can find the 3.1 system on Amazon for just $499. If you’re in the market for a great home theater system, this one is on the cheap. — Andy Frakes
Bose QuietComfort 35 II Noise-Canceling Headphones
Save $50: The Bose QuietComfort 35 IIs are some of the best wireless, noise-canceling headphones you can buy. If you’d like to learn more about them, you can read our review — here – but there’s a good chance that you already know all about them. If that’s the case, here’s a tidbit that you didn’t know: you can buy the QC35 IIs on Amazon, in black or silver models, for $299 — that’s $50 off the regular $349 MSRP.
Anker Quick Charge 3.0 Dual USB Wall Charger
Save 74%: Amazon just drastically dropped the price of one of my favorite gadgets: Anker’s little dual-port wall charger. Normally $70, it’s now just $18. I have one of these in my apartment and it’s just super convenient – it allows me to charge my iPhone and iPad (or Nintendo Switch) at the same time, and I don’t waste an outlet on a second wall adapter. If you have multiple devices and find that you also have to decide which of the two you’d rather have charged, this wall adapter simply eliminates that dilemma. Plus it supports Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 technology, so it’s going to charge your smaller devices (smartphone, tablet, etc.) as fast as possible.
Vault by Vans Italian Leather Sneakers
Save 50%: Vault by Vans takes your favorite styles from the brand and reimagines them with premium materials and unique collaborations. Recently, the sub-brand gave the Old Skool and Sk8-Hi sneakers an upgrade with Italian leather uppers in a range of colors. The silhouettes are the same and the iconic waffle soles are the same, but the canvas upper is swapped for a more luxurious component. Now at Need Supply, you can save 50 percent on this limited-edition release. The classic styles are a serious upgrade to their canvas counterparts and cost just over $60, putting them just at, or under, the price of their canvas counterparts. — John Zientek
Benchmade Mini Griptilian Pocket Knife
Save 20%: You’ve probably come into contact with Benchmade’s Griptilian before, even if you haven’t been aware of it. Benchmade is easily one of the best-respected knife manufacturers in operation, and its simple drop-point folder is one of its most established blades. Originally designed by custom maker Mel Pardue, the Griptilian has since expanded into a family of practical pocket knives that can be configured with various blade shapes, finishes, types of steels, handle materials and colors.
The Mini Griptilian is the more pocket-friendly version of Pardue and Benchmade’s classic. It’s modified drop-point blade features two thumb studs for assisted opening and is just under three inches in length. It features Benchmade’s AXIS locking mechanism and a pocket clip that can be realigned for left or right carry. It’s a slightly smaller version that stands up to the reputation of the original, and it’s currently on sale for 20 percent off at Backcountry — use the code CAMPCLIMB20 at checkout. — Tanner Bowden
S’well Water Bottle Sale
Save 20%: S’well makes some of the most beautifully designed water bottles in the marketplace. A high grade 18/8 stainless steel exterior is decorated in a variety of styles sure to please every single person in your family — and convince them to stop using plastic water bottles. The triple insulated ThermaSwell insulation keeps water cold for up to 24 hours and coffee hot for up to 12 hours, all without breaking a sweat. Just in time for a September refresh (or back to school if the kids are gearing up for that), 13 different patterns and styles are on sale for 20 percent off. Pick up a 17-ounce bottle for just $28 in a cool marble, marine blue or a woodgrain contrast with a solid blue color. It’s the perfect time to upgrade to one of these top-performing water bottles. — Meg Lappe
J Brand Jeans
Save up to 55%: Temperatures in Death Valley are the hottest ever recorded on Earth, and other parts of the country aren’t faring much better. With temperatures like these, cool weather clothing is probably the last thing on your mind, but the extreme weather will take a turn the other direction in coming months. To prepare for a drop into cooler weather, invest in a versatile fall staple like denim. If you’re in need of a new pair of jeans, you can save up to 55 percent on American-made jeans from J Brand at East Dane. Available in a range of sizes and both black and blue colorways, they’re a smart addition to any wardrobe and won’t break the bank at $89. — John Zientek
J. Crew Factory Clearance Sale
Save Up to 80%>There are clothing outlets that retail products at reasonable price points up front, there are clothing outlets that you should almost certainly wait for a sale on and there are clothing outlets like J. Crew Factory, at which you should wait for a sale piled on top of another sale. Today, one of these double sales is here — using code PARTY in the promo code box at checkout slices an extra 60 percent off anything on the site’s clearance page. As of posting, loads of t-shirts, button downs, swim trunks and much more are still available in most colors and sizes. — Will Price
TUESDAY, AUGUST 14
Brooks Brothers Clearance Sale
Save up to 70% Off Even if you don’t wear one every day, a great suit is worth the investment. And right now, a lot of sharp, classic versions from Brooks Brothers are deeply discounted. If you’re in the market for a new suit, now would be a good time to pick one up.
— Justin Fenner
Bose QC30 Noise-Canceling In-Ear Headphones
Whether you prefer in-ear or over-ear noise-canceling headphones, Bose arguably makes the best models of both. Its QC35 IIs are the most comfortable over-ear models that I’ve ever tried. And it’s QC30s are definitely the best in-ear ANC headphones you can buy. Now, Amazon is selling both Bose headphones at $50 off. The QC35 IIs cost $299, down from their normal $349. And the QC30s cost $249, down from their normal $299.
Adidas, Nike, Reebok and More EBay Sale
Save 70%: There’s never a time like the present to stock up on workout gear. There’s a massive sale on eBay with brand new Adidas, Nike, Reebok and Under Armour all for 70 percent off. Pick up a new pair of sweats, gym shorts or a long sleeve tech tee, and you’ll be all set for the next season of fitness. There are a few additional sales, like the buy-on-get-one 50 percent off deal with all adidas items. Then enter code POPULAR at checkout for an additional 15 percent off. There’s really no reason for why you wouldn’t go all in. Here are a few items we found to help you get started. — Meg Lappe
Alpina Alpiner Automatic
Save 65%: Alpina is a Swiss watch brand with a penchant for making accessibly priced, vintage style tool watches, but a campaign on Massdrop has one of the brand’s most basic watches, the Alpiner Automatic, at a massive discount: about 65 percent off. So, for just $500, you can get a well-rounded watch that features an automatic movement (basically a Sellita SW200), a handsome dial and a stainless steel bracelet. If you’ve been looking for a simple, reasonably-priced piece to dip your toes into mechanical watches, you can’t do much better than this. — Andrew Connor
Lawn Mowers, Hedge Trimmers and Leaf Blowers
Save Up to 80%>For those of us lucky enough to have a yard, today’s eBay sale is for you.
Markdowns up to 80 percent off established, trusted yardwork brands like Husqvarna, Dewalt and Makita are all over the place (as are the “Almost gone!” stickers). Take an 18-volt cordless chainsaw for $480 cheaper than retail, or a manual push mower for more than 80 percent off. Save an additional 15 percent on any one item with code POPULAR at checkout. — Will Price
Lodge Square 10.5-Inch Skillet
Save 58%>Lodge’s cast-iron skillets are the benchmark for American-made cookware that’s affordable and doesn’t completely suck, and one of its best products is half-off today.
The 10-and-a-half-inch squared cast-iron skillet isn’t as iconic as the traditional circle, but it’s every bit as functional — particularly at cooking more pieces of bacon and pork belly. There’s one key difference to keep in mind with the squared version — season it upside down. All bare cast iron needs to be regularly seasoned, of course, but the squared version has corners, corners that act as little hangout spots for oil to coagulate and pool — resulting in uneven, ugly and ineffectual seasoning.
Apart from that, the only thing you need to know about this skillet is that it usually sells for twice the price it is today. — Will Price
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 15
If it’s time to replace your beloved pair of jeans, right now would be a good time to do it. Nordstrom Rack’s current denim sale is discounting a selection of great styles from brands like Levi’s, Mavi, Lucky Brand and other stylish companies by up to 58 percent.— Justin Fenner
Everything You Need for Stress-Free Camping Is on Sale
Save up to 63%: The amount of gear you’re told to buy before camping can make the activity intimidating. Really, you only need a few essentials, and they’re all on sale now. — Tanner Bowden
The Perfect Early Fall Jacket
Save 50% We get that in a lot of different parts of the country, it’s still too hot to even think about wearing a jacket. But winter, as they say, is coming, and before it gets here, temperatures are going to cool off enough to warrant a lightweight layer. To get ready for that inevitability, we propose Todd Snyder’s excellent take on the classic four-pocket jacket.— Justin Fenner
Moleskine Travel Notebooks
Save Over 30%: Moleskine makes some of the most popular travel notebooks on the planet. Despite one of my former colleagues going a bit overboard — calling the notebooks “a Starbucks trope” — I love them and always seem to have one in my bag. They’re simple, bespoke and just plain-old useful. If you’re in the same boat on this as me, you should also know that Amazon slashed the prices of these notebooks today. — Tucker Bowe
Patagonia Is Holding a Massive Sale Right Now
Save up to 50%: Patagonia is currently holding a sale offering up to 50 percent off a huge collection of products, including some of its best jackets and fleeces for fall. — Tanner Bowden
Bodum 3-Cup French Press
Save 33%>There are many coffee brewing styles, all with very different difficult levels and technique requirements. You could teach yourself proper pour-over technique or the finer points of making a cup in an Aeropress, or you could use a French press. The best part? French presses are nearly always cheaper than every other brew method — especially today.
Bodum’s presses are lauded for their simple, straightforward and cheap approach to pressing coffee through a mesh filter, and its most affordable option is marked down to a whopping $10 on Wayfair right now. This 3-cup press is dishwasher-safe, hard to break and, naturally, doesn’t require the stocking and re-stocking of paper filters. — Will Price
THURSDAY, AUGUST 16
450+ Outerknown Basics
Save Up to 60%>A quick glance over Outerknown’s wares and its values are pretty apparent — unfussy, sustainably-made clothes that are easy to fit into your wardrobe. They also happen to be reasonably affordable — which is why when they go on sale, the moment is to be seized. Going on right now, Outerknown’s Sunset Sale has t-shirts, sweaters, button downs, pants, shorts and plenty in-between discounted up to 60 percent (I found a few items up to 70 percent, too, like this denim shirt). Mainline colors and sizes are mostly still in stock as of publishing. — Will Price
Arc’teryx Beta LT Jacket
Save 30%: The Beta LT sets the bar for all other technical wet-weather shells, and at a list price of $525, one would certainly hope so. But there are loads of expensive jackets out there, many of them featuring Gore-Tex fabrics and sophisticated construction.
So why choose this one? The fit, for one, is a cut above the competition; a slightly-extended rear hem fits comfortably under a climbing harness, the hood is cut with enough room to wrap over a skiing or climbing helmet and the trim fit through the body keeps the all-important interior layers closer to your skin. All these elements come together to help make the best use of the carefully-chosen fabrics and sealed seam placements.
All in all, you’re getting a Gore-Tex Pro shell with the great styling and attention to detail that Arc’teryx is known for, making for an outer layer that can keep you dry and comfortable season after season. Best of all, today you can knock $157 off the list price — making one of the best rain jackets available just within reach. — Andy Frakes
Simplehuman 38-Liter Trash Bin
Save $30: We’ve tried to tell you before about the virtues of Simplehuman’s sleek and sturdy garbage bins — and how when they go on sale, the value jumps from “good” to “excellent.”
So why pay upwards of $100 for a place to put your trash? It might be hard to believe, but Simplehuman’s bins actually are that much better than the average plastic or steel bin you might already have in your kitchen. These over-engineered bins are practically a home-improvement investment, because you’re unlikely to ever need a new one. The lid-lift pedals on every Simplehuman model are built to withstand 150,000+ actuations, the soft-close lids are damn near airtight (odors in, bugs and curious pets out), and every unit comes with a 10-year warranty. Take more than 20% off the list price, and pick up one of these today — you won’t be sorry. — Andy Frakes
Save an Extra 40% Off: All around the country, campuses are gearing up for classes and office workers are squeezing in pre-Labor Day getaways. As summer comes to an end, take a moment to spruce up your current wardrobe. It doesn’t have to be a paycheck-draining endeavor, and if you shop at Bonobos, you can save an extra 40 percent on already reduced merchandise. Just use the code DOPE at checkout to take advantage of the substantial discount on trousers, shirts, suits and more. Check out a few of our favorite garments below — they’re available in practically every size. — John Zientek
Adventure Medical Kits Sportsman Series
Save 20%: Packing for a trip, especially one out into the wilderness, can be stressful. There’s almost always something that doesn’t end up in the bag — those bars you’d been saving, that extra layer, sunglasses. Sometimes a first aid kit doesn’t even make the list in the first place though, and that’s an oversight.
Adventure Medical Kits makes a collection of pre-arranged packable kits geared to specific uses. Like the Whitetail, which is currently 20 percent off, and is designed for hunting and fishing trips. It weighs under a pound and includes bandages, wound care essentials, blister and burn care items, a CPR face shield, common medications, and essential tools like shears and tape. It’s the type of thing you can put in your bag and leave it there, so there’s never a chance of forgetting it at home.
The Bighorn Kit, which is designed for larger groups, is also available at a discount for Prime members — just apply the coupon using the button near the price listing. — Tanner Bowden
Taylor Stitch Clothing
Save up to 50%: It’s worth investing in well-made wardrobe essentials. The core components of your closet create a timeless foundation that can be worn year after year, regardless of season. If you’re looking to pick up some quality staples for a good deal, head over to Taylor Stitch where you can save up to 50 percent on a range of garments. The brand’s Last Call section has some great trousers, shirts, jackets and more, but don’t wait because sizes are limited. — John Zientek
FRIDAY, AUGUST 17
Buy Now, Wear Later
Save 25% on fall staples from Levi’s Fall is right around the corner, and with a new season’s weather comes the need for different clothes. Which is why we’re so grateful for Levi’s current 25 percent off deal on fall essentials, like the brand’s jeans, long-sleeved shirts, and some jackets. Just be sure to add the code FALL25 when you checkout.— Justin Fenner
Bulova Lunar Pilot Chronograph
Save $30:Plenty of watches that aren’t the Omega Speedy have been worn into space — we’ve even written a cool roundup of our favorites. And one of the coolest space watches of all was the Bulova chronograph that served as a backup when Dave Scott’s NASA-issued Speedy broke during the Apollo 15 mission in 1971. The Bulova kept perfect time throughout that mission and lived on to fetch over $1.6 million at auction in 2015. The brand’s Accutron technology, memorialized in one of my favorite Mad Men scenes of all time, was also used in the instrument panels of spacecraft flown through the 1960s and 70s. Needless to say, the Accutron tech has proved its worth.
Winter Jacket, Summer Price
Save 50% Winter, as the kids say, is coming. And strangely enough, one of the best times to buy a winter-weight jacket is right at the tail end of summer. Right now, Uniqlo is discounting its amazing Ultra Light Down parka to $39.90 from an original price of $79.90 — that’s savings of 50 percent. The jackets are warm, lightweight and packable, making them easy to stow away until you’re actually ready to wear them. But act fast. A deal like this won’t last long.— Justin Fenner
Mühle Glashütte Terrasport IV GMT Automatic Watch
Save 42%: Mühle Glashütte makes some badass watches for badass professionals, like the German Navy Sea Battalion — their timepieces are all business, and combine military and tool watch-inspired ruggedness with sleek German design. Their Terrasport IV GMT is a 42mm watch that utilizes the Swiss Sellita SW330-1 automatic GMT movement and an uncluttered black dial to allow you to track a second time zone, and right now on Massdrop you can nab one for $1400, a full $1000 off the MSRP of $2400. Hurry, though — there are only 12 of these available at this price. — Andy Frakes
Design Within Reach Living Room Sale
Save 15%>Design Within Reach has as much in common with a museum as it does a furniture outlet, its collection of game-changing home goods is that tightly curated. So when it carves 15 percent off the asking price for more than 200 bonafide classics, as has happened with DWR’s Living Room Sale, it’s worth paying attention. It may seem expensive, but this is the furniture design that all contemporary furniture is derived from. Some of our favorites below — the sale runs through the weekend. — Will Price
Patagonia Apparel and Equipment
Save 30%: August has turned out to be the month of the Patagonia sale. Not only has the brand itself launched discounts on a massive selection of apparel and equipment, but online retailers including Backcountry and Mountain Steels have also marked down their collections of gear from the California company. Huckberry is the latest to join that list, offering items like the classic Baggies shorts to the travel-ready Black Hole backpack for 30 percent off. — Tanner Bowden
Lodge Cast-Iron Skillet
Save 45%>Lodge’s American-made cast-iron cookware is reliable, plenty effective and, best of all, incredibly affordable. Its been turning out skillets, fryers, dutch ovens and grill pans from its South Pittsburg, Tennessee factory for more than 120 years, and it’s the defacto entry-level cast iron. The 8-inch skillet is sized perfectly for the bachelor (cooking for one), and fits a large steak, plenty of fried eggs or a decent helping of cornbread. It’s also lighter (just over 3 pounds), takes up less cabinet space and is almost half off right now. Just saying. — Will Price
Burton Family Tree Cheetah Snowboard
Save $200+: Burton makes some of the top-performing snowboards out there. Athletes like Kimmy Fasani, Shaun White and Chloe Kim are just a few names on the roster. The Burton Family Tree Cheetah Snowboard is part of the experimental line that it creates for its professional athletes, that are also available to the public. Today, you can pick up one of the most coveted snowboards of 2018 for $200 off. Thanks to Paragon’s summer sale, the Cheetah board is down from $750 to just $525. — Meg Lappe
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