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Half Off: The One Travel Essential You Never Knew You Needed
Essential to campers and hikers, a dependable water filter should really accompany any trip to someplace where the drinking water could be an issue. The LifeStraw Personal Water Filter — recently recommended by The New York Times‘ Frugal Traveler, Lucas Peterson — filters up to 1000 liters of contaminated water without chemicals like chlorine or iodine. It also functions without batteries or moving parts. Today, you can score one on Amazon for just $14 — that’s more than 50 percent off the normal retail price of $30.
Want an Affordable Home Vinyl Setup? This Beloved Receiver is a Great Place to Start and It’s Now Just $130
As we’ve explained before, there are many ways to build the perfect home vinyl setup depending on your budget, but it generally boils down to two formulas. Combining self-powered speakers with a turntable equipped with a phono preamp is the simplest setup, but these systems are also less flexible and often have poorer sound quality. The other method is to pair passive speakers with a dedicated amplification system and a turntable.
If you’re interested in the latter route, Yamaha’s R-S200BL Stereo Receiver is an excellent entry-level amplification option to pair with some bookshelf speakers and a great entry-level turntable. It’s also a great power source if you just wanted to set up a separate stereo system for an outdoor space like a deck. CNET’s audio expert Steve Guttenberg was wowed by its performance for the price and also notes that “its clean good looks put most similarly priced receivers to shame” — which we thoroughly agree with. It also supports Bluetooth connectivity for streaming audio from any other Bluetooth audio source.
And right now it’s available on Amazon at an even lower price of $130.
That’s 28% off MSRP. In short, an exceptional value in audio gear is an even better deal for a limited time.
The Original King of Bluetooth Speakers is Now Just $50
Ultimate Ears are responsible for some of our favorite portable Bluetooth speakers. The company announced the second-gen of its famed UE Boom speaker in 2015, conveniently named the UE Boom 2, which effectively antiquated the original UE Boom speaker from its lineup. Comparing the two, the UE Boom is a little bit louder and larger; it’s also more water-resistant and can charge a slightly faster — but ultimately they’re not that much different.
The original UE Boom is still an excellent Bluetooth speaker and, more importantly, now you can get it for really cheap. Amazon is selling the UE Boom for $145 (here), but, for a limited time, eBay is offering it for hilariously good $50 (here). Yes, it’s manufacturer refurbished, but it comes with a 30-day money back guarantee and you can buy the speaker in a host of colors.
For reference, the newer UE Boom 2 normally goes for $150–$200 (here), depending on the color. Amazon is selling them for as low as $135 (here), which is actually a better deal than what Amazon is selling the original UE Boom.
Save Up to $500 on the Sound Bar Audio Experts Praise for Its Exceptional Sound
The biggest appeal of soundbars is that they’re much easier to setup compared to surround sound systems. Unfortunately, most of them offer poor audio quality, especially when handling music. The Definitive Technology W Studio Sound Bar is a rare exception. It features three aluminum dome tweeters, six full range mid-woofers and a wireless subwoofer, and has been lauded by outlets like CNET for offering superb sound in an elegant package. In fact the only knock most have against it is the system’s high price.
Well, that’s no longer a problem for a limited time. You can pick up a new version for $500 of its normal retail price of $1300. If you want to save even more money, Amazon is selling certified refurbished models for just $499!.
Save $100 Already on Nest’s Brand New Smart Security System
If you already own a Nest device, be it the Learning Thermostat ($218+) or a Cam Indoor ($159), the Nest Secure is a great way to build out your smart home. It’s the company’s first smart security system and utilizes the same app as your other Nest devices. The starter kit — consisting of one Nest Guard (a smart hub), two Nest Detects (magnetic door or window sensors) and two Nest Tag (smart keys) — normally goes for $500. For a limited time, eBay is offering 20-percent off this starter kit. That’s $100 off.
Note: You can purchase individual Nest Detect and Nest Tag devices to add to your system later on.
Save an Astounding $890 on This Mechanical Pilot’s Watch
Luminox’s P-38 Lighting is a part of the brand’s aviation-inspired lineup and is fitted with a dial meant to look like it was ripped straight from the cockpit of Lockheed’s funky, two-tailed fighter. As a part of its military-inspired look, it comes with a hulking 44mm case; this might be a non-starter for some guys, but if you have a predilection for big, tough-guy watches it’s an excellent choice in wristwear. Similarly, the watch comes adorned with stylish and legible Arabic numerals as well as sharp tritium gas lume and a chunky rotating bezel sitting atop the square case.
This iteration of the P-38 Lighting, in particular, comes packing a Swiss-made automatic movement which contributes to its fairly-high $1,400 MSRP, but right now you can get a massive $800 markdown at Huckberry. Better still, the online shop is offering an extra 15% off sitewide (the discount automatically applies at checkout), which means you can get an additional $90 off on top of that already amazing deal.
Save 45% On the Classic Clarks Wallabee Boot
Now at Nordstrom, you can get 45% off the classic Clarks Wallabee boot. The chukka is made from brown beeswax leather and features a comfortable crepe sole. It’s perfect for casual wear and is just as appropriate in the summer as it is in the winter months. Sizes 8 through 12 are available now but don’t wait because, with a deal like this, they’ll be gone soon.
Save $150 on One of Tumi’s Best Hard-Shell Carry-On Suitcases
Tumi’s 19 Degree International Carry-On is a sleek, ripple-shell suitcase with smooth-rolling wheels and a retractable handle. It also features reinforced plastic corners, a compartmentalized nylon-lined interior and a TSA-approved lock. Get one in black on Amazon for 25 percent off ($150 in savings).
This Is the Most Innovative Folding Knife of 2017 & It’s 26% Off
This year saw the release of a handful of innovative knives — Benchmade’s 781 Anthem, the CRKT Pilar and the Spyderco Maxamet Manix 2 Lightweight among others. But thanks to KnifeNews’s Dealer’s Choice Awards, we can now label one folding knife the most innovative of 2017: the Zero Tolerance 0055. First released earlier this year at Shot Show, the 0055 is a collaboration with GTC Knives. It has a wild-looking blade shape, based on the GTC Airborne. The 0055 also features a production version of GTC’s highly sought after SLT hidden flipper. You can purchase the knife right now on ZT’s website for $275, but it is currently on sale on Amazon for around 26% off. That’s a small price to pay for owning the most innovative knife released this calendar year.
Get 30% off a 12-Month Subscription to Kindle Unlimited
Kindle Unlimited puts an entire world of literature at your fingertips -quite literally. Dive into new genres and explore new authors by sifting through over one million titles and listening to thousands, upon thousands of audiobooks. Which, is precisely why Kindle Unlimited makes such an excellent gift for the holidays. Why give a loved one a single novel when you gave hand them the keys to a near endless library. And for a limited time only, a year-subscription to Kindle Unlimited is 30 percent off. Be a hero to the family bookworm this holiday season.
Bodum’s Pour-Over Coffee Maker is a Bachelor’s Dream and It’s Just $18
The pour-over method of coffee brewing has always been the best way to make an exceptional cup of coffee on the cheap. Currently, Bodum’s selling a handsome glass and cork pour over system for just $18. That’s 52% off its already low price. The system includes a permanent, stainless steel mesh filter, heat-resistant borosilicate glass, and a cork band for carrying. The 32oz version is the perfect size for two cups of coffee, making it a great addition to any apartment or bachelor pad. And just in case you were wary about quality for a product that’s so cheap, keep in mind that this system currently has a 4.5-star rating on Amazon after 785 reviews. Now go use the money you’ll save on this to invest in the best coffee grinder.
Big Deal: Save Even More ($250+) on Dyson’s Year-Round Humidifier
Most humidifiers are one-season splurges that sit in storage most of the year. Dyson’s AM10 humidifier, however, doubles as a fan for four-season use. Though it normally costs $500 online, you can score a refurbished model on eBay for just $250 (50% off). Better yet, right now for a limited time you can also use the code PHOLIDAY20 for an additional 20% off.
Looking for Accessories for Your Desktop? Logitech Is Having a Huge 30% off Sale
If you’re looking for a good deal on computer and gaming accessories, Logitech, one the industry leaders, is currently offering 30-percent off a lot of its products. You can get its new MX Sound desktop speakers for $70 (normally $100), its new Craft Wireless Keyboard for $140 (normally $200), and its MX Ergo for $70 (normally $100). There are some other mice, headphones and laptop and iPad Pro cases that are on sale. To get the discount, just type in the coupon code “3pfpp7ezr” at checkout. If you can’t decide whether to pull the trigger, you have some time. The deal runs until December 10. If you’d rather order from Amazon, there are tons of Logitech deals available there as well — including 25% off the Harmony Elite Remote and Hub.
This Great Arctic Parka Is Now 20% Off
If you still haven’t invested in a quality winter coat, now’s your chance. The Arctic Parka from Woolrich John Rich & Bros. is now 20% off at online retailer East Dane. Built to stand up to winter’s worst, it is water resistant, down filled and minimally branded. Dark Green and Dark Navy colors are on sale now, so don’t wait until the first snowfall to get a better cold-weather coat.
This Is My Favorite Travel Sneaker (And It’s On Sale Today)
The Apollo Moc is an excellent travel sneaker for many reasons. And for a limited time, it's also available at a fantastic price.
Save Up to 30% On Everything at Levi’s
Now at Levi’s customers can get 25% off all orders, and 30% off orders over $100 with the code GIFT30. If you missed out on Black Friday sales, this is your chance to stock up on denim. Whether you get something new for yourself or a holiday gift for someone else, you’ll be getting a great deal.
Don’t Miss Your Chance to Get a Filson Field Watch for $200
This gunmetal Mackinaw watch was built by Shinola for Filson’s lineup of field watches, thus it has a stylish edge in addition to its rugged build. It comes packing a Swiss-made quartz movement inside its 43mm case, and the dial is big, legible and adorned with loads of lume. Traditionally, Filson’s watches have always been…optimistically priced, but The Watch Outlet’s eBay store has a solid 71% markdown. It’s probably worth hurrying, though, as the page indicates there’s a limited quantity left.
Deal: Save $250 on Bang & Olufsen’s Wireless Noise-Canceling Headphones
Bang & Olufsen released the BeoPlay H8 in 2016, and it’s still one of the best on-ear, noise-canceling headphones you can buy. Each pair is pretty, constructed of metal and leather, and has features like touch controls and 14 hours of battery life (with ANC). You can buy a pair of H8s on Bang & Olufsen’s website for $499 (here), in three colors, or you can get a discounted pair on Amazon for as low as $330 (here). Or you can buy a “manufacturer refurbished” pair on eBay for $250 (here, but only in the gray hazel color way.)
“Manufacturer refurbished” can be a red flag for some, but if you need some reassurance, the headphones come with a one-year warranty and a 30-day return policy.
One of the Year’s Best 4K OLED TVs Costs $5,499 — Get It Today For $2,599
If you’re up to date on the latest TV technologies, you’ll know that OLED TVs are the nicest TVs you can buy. They produce darker blacks and more vibrant colors than any LCD TV. And yes, this superior picture quality comes at a cost. Most 55- and 65-inch OLEDs by LG — who make the crème de la crème of OLED TVs — cost a couple grand. That doesn’t mean there aren’t deals to be had, however.
The 2017 LG E7 OLED is one of the company’s high-end OLEDs — even nicer than its flagship C7P OLEDs — and a 65-inch model usually goes for $5,499. Right now, you can get a holiday deal on that same TV on Amazon for $3,397 (link here). But if you want a real steal, you can get that same TV for $2,599 on eBay. That’s 52-percent off, a total saving of almost $3,000, and it puts this 2017 OLED in the same price range as pretty-nice-but-not-OLED TVs. Insanity.
Also, this is a new TV — not “manufacturer refurbished” like many eBay deals. If you need some extra reassurance, it comes with a 30-day return policy.
One of Our Favorite Pairs of Skis Is Currently 60% Off
A good powder ski has much more to it than just a wide waist, and that’s certainly the case with the Sick Day 125. Line has continued to tweak this ski over the years. Even though this model is a couple of years old, it still hits the Goldilocks Zone of lightweight and stability. The Sick Day’s aspen core is cut with Line’s Magic Finger carbon filaments, which run the entire length of the ski to stiffen the construction without adding much extra weight. Despite its hefty waist, the Sick Day is a deft turner, in part due to a tapered tip and tail that are part of the ski’s five-point profile. Right now you can score them for 60% off at The House.
Save 34% On this Rugged Waxed Canvas Briefcase from Barbour
Now at online retailer End, you can save 34% on a rugged briefcase from Barbour. Built from heavyweight waxed cotton and leather, it’ll last for years. It features brass buckles, two front pockets, leather handles and an adjustable strap. The size is perfect for everyday use — no matter your lifestyle — and with savings like this, it’s a worthy investment.
Save 25% On a Great Pen That Could Also Save Your Life
The best survival tool is the one you always have on you. Tactical pens rarely match the full capabilities of dedicated survival tools, but you’re more likely to need a pen on a daily basis, and therefore, keep one always close at hand. The TriTac EDC tactical pen from Brooklyn-based StatGear understands this logic perfectly, balancing everyday needs with a few key design tweaks to answer those “what if” moments. It’s first and foremost a high-quality writing instrument made from aircraft grade aluminum that integrates a famed Fisher Space Ink cartridge, which means it can write in just about every environment including wet conditions and upside down. The kicker is the additional 440c stainless steel knife blade and carbide tip window punch (for breaking glass in an emergency). And right now Gear Patrol readers can buy one for 25% off through the end of 2017 using the coupon code GEARPATROL at checkout.
BeatsX In-Ear Headphones
Save $75: If you love your AirPods, but don’t want to ruin them by working out with them — AirPods aren’t sweatproof, after all — the BeatsX in-ear headphones are a solid alternative. Even though they aren’t truly wireless, they boast the same W1 chip and will instantly pair with your iPhone. Plus, you’re getting the quality audio (with heavy bass) that Beats is known for.
The BeatsX normally go for $150 — you can find them on Apple’s website in a range of colors for this price. If you’re looking for more of a deal, Best Buy is offering them for $130 (here), and Amazon has even lower deals (here), but require you to sign up for an Amazon credit card. The best deal on new BeatsX in-ear headphones can be found on eBay — get a pair (black only) for only $75 (here). — Tucker Bowe
Todd Snyder Wool Topcoat
Save 56%: Todd Snyder is now offering 56% off its double-breasted topcoat in a maroon colorway. Made from Italian double-face wool, the coat is unlined and has soft shoulders for a relaxed fit that looks good on a range of body types. The silhouette is timeless, hitting just below the knee, and the coat features horn buttons. Available now in sizes small, large and extra-large, it’s a smart buy for those looking for a classic and refined winter coat. — John Zientek
Red Wing Postman Oxford
Save 50%: Now at Nordstrom Rack, you can get the Red Wing Heritage Postman Oxford for half off. Available in charcoal leather from the S.B. Foot Tanning Company, the shoe features a Goodyear welt, a leather insole and an Atlas Tred sole. It’s a classic silhouette that you can dress up or dress down, an ideal shoe for everyday wear. — John Zientek
YETI 26oz Rambler Water Bottle
Save 25%: What makes a good water bottle? The ability to hold a substantial amount of water. A durable construction that can take a couple — no, numerable, drops. Insulation that’ll keep your drink cold, or hot, for as long as it takes you to finish it. A clip-friendly handle that won’t break on you (ahem, Nalgene).
YETI’s 26-ounce Rambler ticks all the boxes. It’s also sleek and features a wide mouth opening for less-awkward hydrating. And like the brand’s coolers, the Rambler is built with zero compromises on quality. But unlike those pricey coolers, it’s exceptionally affordable, especially with this 25% off deal on Amazon. One standout to note is that the deal applies to every color, so take your pick. — Tanner Bowden
Save 20%: Amazon is doing everything to get Alexa in your home. Its favorite tactic has been discounting Echo devices so much that it’s actually difficult to not purchase one. Over Black Friday and Cyber Monday, it cut the price of all second-gen Amazon Echos by $20, dropping them down to $79; but if you thought that price was only available for a limited time, you underestimated how badly the e-commerce giant wants you and Alexa to become BFFs. The deal is still on and if you haven’t bought a second-gen Echo, this deal is still almost too good to pass up.
If you’re curious about the differences between the new Amazon Echo and the first-generation model, read our review. — Tucker Bowe
Mountain Hardwear Apparel
Save up to 60%: The harsh reality of winter is best dealt with in layers. Down layers, wind layers and waterproof layers, that is. Mountain Hardwear has been making weather-ready outerwear for almost 25 years, and all that experience has added up to a collection of jackets that are no slouch when it comes to winter. Right now, you can save up to 60% on already-marked-down styles when you enter the promo code MHWDEC60 at checkout. — Tanner Bowden
Orient Bambino V3 Automatic
Save $130: We love the Orient Bambino for its vintage-inspired dial, domed crystal and, not least of all, its automatic movement. With a retail price around $300, it’s always been a great value for the money (it’s one of our favorite watches under $500), but now Huckberry is knocking $130 off its price, making it an even more affordable dress watch option. Give it as a gift to a stylish person in your life, or simply keep it for yourself. — Andrew Connor
Frye Chris Suede Overnight Duffle
Save 50%: This understated overnight duffle from Frye comes in a handsome sand suede. It’s a good size for all the necessities of a short work trip, or a light weekend (e.g. a change of clothes and toiletries). It’s lined and has one internal pocket, and it features a leather base, dual top handles and a detachable shoulder strap. If you don’t have a decent overnight bag, this is a great change to get a quality bag for a good price. — John Zientek
YETI Hopper 30 Cooler
Save $150: YETI products give the word “rugged” new meaning. Its coolers have proven time and again to be thoroughly bombproof (or bear-proof, at least), and its soft-sided Hopper line doesn’t break the form. Substantial deals on these coveted beverage carriers are as rare as the mythical beast they draw their name from, but right now you can save $150 on a tote-style Hopper that packs enough volume for 24 cans of your favorite beverage. It should be noted that this is a previous iteration of the cooler but is no less anything-proof and is still a favorite among hordes outdoors lovers. — Tanner Bowden
Dyson V6 Vacuum
Save $220: Dyson’s handheld, cord-free vacuums are a convenient accessory for the home — they’re easy to store, can get into small spaces and can be taken out to use in the car. This V6 “Animal” version is currently marked down to just $280, an outstanding deal. It can operate for 20 minutes on a full charge, and since it has a stronger brush bar than the standard Dyson V6, it’s perfect for keeping your home devoid of your furry friend’s sheddings and any ground-in dirt or dust. — Andrew Connor
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