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Outerknown Highland Blanket Shirt
Save 20%: The shirt jacket represents truly versatile apparel: it’s at home wherever the weather is cool or unpredictable, whether that be along wild coasts or among rugged mountains. Outerknown’s take is also sustainably made (not to mention warm and comfortable) with organic cotton, wool and nylon. It’s also 20% off until the end of the year when you enter GPOK20 at checkout.
Santa Cruz Bikes and More
Save up to 40%: Just because there’s snow on the ground (if you’re lucky) doesn’t mean you should push those happy memories of cruising trails on a mountain bike to the cellar of your mind. Winter can be long, which means that there’s plenty of time to get excited about riding again, but in case you need a little extra help, there is this deal on Santa Cruz bikes to stoke your coals with.
From now until the end of the year, Competitive Cyclist is offering up to 40% off on its remaining stock of Santa Cruz’s 2017 models. Unlike some gear, bikes are built to last years, and just because the sticker says “2017” you shouldn’t shy away from purchasing an older model — especially when it was just a handful of months ago that reviewers were raving about it (a statement true for many Santa Cruz models).
If that isn’t enough to get you wishing for winter’s end before it has even kicked into full gear, Competitive Cyclist is also offering 10% off your entire order now through Monday, December 18. So if you can’t commit to a new steed you can still pick up any essentials needed to keep you riding in the cold — just enter the code SAVE10NOW at checkout. — Tanner Bowden
Santa Fe Stoneworks Knives
Save up to 15%: Just in time or the holidays, Huckberry is shaving up to 15 percent off Santa Fe Stoneworks knives, which aren’t your run-of-the-mill pocket knives. The folding three-inch Damascus steel blades not only look beautiful but are known worldwide for the ability to hold a sharp edge over years of use. Handle materials range from gorgeous designs of Ironwood and obsidian to wooly mammoth and dinosaur bone; some are finished off with inlays of turquoise or amber. As far as stocking stuffers are concerned, this sets a pretty high bar. — Bryan Campbell
PlayStation 4 Pro
Save $50: Sony recently revealed that, over the past four years, it sold more than 70 million PlayStation 4 consoles worldwide. That figure includes both PS4 Slim and PS4 Pro consoles, and it’s a major milestone, especially when you consider that in that same time period Microsoft’s Xbox One has sold less than half that (roughly 30 million). A big part of the PS4’s allure is its exclusive games. You can play wonderfully reviewed games like Uncharted 4, Persona 5, Bloodborne and Horizon: Zero Dawn on either PS4 console — but nowhere else. Plus, you can play all the blockbuster non-exclusive games as well, like Call of Duty, Assasin’s Creed, Grand Theft Auto and FIFA.
The PlayStation 4 is the most popular “new” gaming console you can buy. And if you’re shopping for one, here’s what else you need to know: the PS4 Slim and PS4 Pro are very similar consoles — you can play the same exact same games. The difference is that the PS4 Pro is more powerful, outputting and upscaling video content at 4K resolution; it also supports HDR. Basically, the PS4 Pro is a little more expensive, but if you have a 4K TV, it’s the console you want. Normally, the PS4 Pro (1TB) goes for $400, but you can get it on Amazon for $50 less. No games are included. — Tucker Bowe
Stutterheim Stockholm Raincoat
Save 20%: Now at online retailer East Dane, you can save 20% on the minimalist Stockholm raincoat from Stutterheim. The coat is made from PCV-coated canvas, and features double-welded seams, underarm vents, snap closures and a drawstring hood. For simple protection from the rain, this coat is hard to beat. — John Zientek
Frye Jones Suede Derby Shoe
Save 50%: The Jones suede derby from Frye is now 50% off at Nordstrom Rack. This classic silhouette features a plain toe, a welt-stitched midsole and a lightly cushioned footbed. It’s offered in rich chestnut suede, a beautifully textured leather that can easily be dressed up or dressed down. If you’re looking to invest in a new pair of versatile shoes for daily wear in the office, these are a solid option that won’t let you down. — John Zientek
Dyson DC58 V6 Handheld Vacuum
Save 45%: Dyson makes great, albeit very expensive devices for the home. If you’re like me, however, it’s difficult to justify spending several hundreds of dollars on a vacuum that I’d only use a few times a year. An alternative option is to shop for manufacturer refurbished devices — you can score a great deal and still get a top-quality machine.
If you’re looking for a handheld vacuum, for your car or for those simple incidents where you don’t want bust out the big guns, you can get the highly-rated Dyson V6 on eBay for $130 (here) — that’s $110 or 45-percent off its normal $240 price tag. Yes, it’s manufacturer refurbished device, but eBay offers a 30-day return policy. — Tucker Bowe
Instant Pot Ultra
Save 53%: Instant Pot helped ignite a passion for pressure cooking and the brand’s appliances — which function as a pressure cooker, slow cooker, yogurt maker, steamer and rice cooker — have a cult-like following amongst home chefs. But for those who have been sheepish about adopting the brand’s devices, Instant Pot’s most powerful model, the Ultra, has just gotten a massive 53% markdown. In addition to its pre-set functions, its “ULTRA” function allows users to granularly adjust temperature, cooking time and pressurization, adding to its utility (and even turning it into a sous vide circulator). Originally $300, you can get it for just $140 at Sur La Table. — Andrew Connor
Jenson USA Mountain Bike Sale
Save up to 50%: Simply put, this is one of the best mountain bike sales we’ve ever seen. Rarely do bikes this impressive end up on sale, and even more rare are the times they are on sale for greater than 25% off. But right now at Jenson USA, quality trail, downhill and XC mountain bikes are on sale for dirt cheap — up to half off. Some of the highlights include a Kona Process, Niner Jet 9 RDO and a Yeti SB6. There are tons of bikes to choose from in tons of sizes. If gravel and road are more your speed, there are plenty of options for you available as well. — AJ Powell
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