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Blundstone Super 550 Boot
Save 54%: It’s worth investing in an understated everyday boot that is both comfortable and durable. Blundstone’s Super 550 boot is a prime example that is surprisingly affordable. The Chelsea boot features a brown leather upper, a leather lining, a slip-resistant TPU outsole and a removable comfort footbed with XRD technology for comfort. Now at Nordstrom Rack, the style is 54 percent off and costs just $85 — that’s less than a lot of sneakers. — John Zientek
Todd Snyder + Rocky Mountain Featherbed Liner Down Jacket
Save 40%: Rocky Mountain Featherbed produced a range of hard-wearing outerwear for cowboys and ranchers in Wyoming. Active from the late ‘60s to the ‘80s, the brand then disappeared for nearly two decades until a Japanese collector revived the label in 2005. Utilizing archival designs, the brand expanded in Japan and is now offered at a range of American men’s retailers like Mr Porter and Todd Snyder. A great garment is the Liner Down Jacket, a collaboration with Todd Snyder, which features classic styling with a nylon shell, down insulation and a double zip with snap buttons. Now 40 percent off, you can pick this jacket up for less than $300. Not only is it a cool piece of outerwear, it’s also got a great backstory. — John Zientek
Snow Peak Ti Mini Solo Combo
Save $23: Packing for a big camp trip calls for a lot of prep, and when planning for meals, it can be easy to defer to dehydrated meals, especially if you’re trying to go ultra-light. But if you have space and don’t mind carrying a little extra weight, we highly recommend you add backcountry cookware to your pack. This combo from Snow Peak is on sale today — a pot, cup and lid all crafted with corrosion-resistant titanium. Hurry, the deal through Massdrop only lasts through the early hours of tomorrow morning, so get it while you can. — Meg Lappe
Chrome Industries Soma Commuter Backpack
Save $50: A commuter bag must do three things: carry your things, keep them safe while doing so and be comfortable. Chrome Industries’s Soma commuter backpack fulfills each of these prerequisites and then some. Modeled after their popular Soma Sling Messenger, the Soma Backpack, which is $50 off its usual $120 price tag right now (olive only), is made with a 1050d nylon shell, also known as what the vests of a fighter pilot’s flak jacket was made from during WWII. It’s tear, abrasion and water-resistant and sports a carrying capacity of 22 liters. A laptop sleeve accommodates up to a 15-inch MacBook Pro and a flexible harness in tandem with an EVA foam back cushion rounds out the bag’s measurables.
Chrome Industries’s commuter backpack is just above 40 percent off today, a $50 savings. –Will Price
Boker Plus Gnome Pocket Knife
Save 35%: It’s no secret that even the smallest pocket knife can function well enough to make for a reliable everyday companion. Most mini blades maximize length with folding action, but Boker Plus’ Gnome is a fixed blade that’s less than four inches. Ignore its length, and the Gnome reads like other quality fixed blade knives — it’s made with a full tang construction using 440C stainless steel in a sheepsfoot shape and an olive wood handle and comes with an equally-miniature leather sheath. If you’re at all intrigued by little knives that aren’t keychain folders, the Gnome is a good place to start, especially now that it’s 35 percent off. — Tanner Bowden
Adidas AdiZero Boston 6
Save $36: In honor of the Boston Marathon, which is just two weeks away, Adidas released its annual sneaker, the AdiZero Boston 6. If you’re looking for a fast shoe to race in, this might be your pick. Originally $120, the white version is now just $84 — a pretty good price for a pair of shoes to log 300 to 400 miles. — Meg Lappe
Your EDC Is Missing a Flashlight. Fill the Gap for as Little as $37.
Save up to 40%: Flashlights are an often-overlooked accessory in the periphery of your EDC. Knives, wallets and multitools get all of the attention, but a solid, pocket-sized flashlight can be just as important. Sure, everyone has a “flashlight” in their smartphone these days, but the photo flash-turned flashlights are weak in comparison to the LED lumen power of a dedicated EDC flashlight — and they don’t look nearly as good either. — AJ Powell
Save 20%: I’m not a huge EDC guy. I don’t have a valet tray of knicks and knacks by my bed or anywhere in my house for that matter. My messenger bag isn’t stuffed to the brim with things I could use should I find myself lost in the wilderness on my commute to Manhattan and back. Orbitkey’s clever little key organizers, however, is an exception to my EDC-less lifestyle. Put simply, it holds your keys (up to seven) in a way that inhibits the keys from the evil deeds they commit when you sit down, shift slightly or god forbid put your phone in your pocket with them. A simple loop is fastened by a single, adjustable screw and that is literally it. There are extra bits you can purchase (like the mini-multitool I use), but this hyper-simple, hyper-smart product fixes an issue that needed fixing. The three black options — rubber, canvas and, my favorite, leather — are on Massdrop now for roughly 20 percent off their usual price. — Will Price
Levi’s Barstow Western Shirt
Save 31%: The Western shirt is a quintessential American garment. The snap-front style was first introduced by Jack Weil’s Denver-based brand Rockmount Ranch Wear in 1946. After that, numerous other brands iterated on the style — a slim-fit design with yokes that cover the shoulders, snap-button cuffs, a snap-button placket and unique chest pockets (e.g. sawtooth pockets, smile pockets). One of the enduring versions is made by Levi’s. A logical success for the brand that popularized denim, Levi’s offered the Western shirt in its recognizable fabric. The California brand now makes a few different styles of the shirt, and its most accessible model is on sale at Zappos for 31 percent off. That means you can get an iconic American shirt for just $41. — John Zientek
Save $50: The Blast and Megablast are Ultimate Ears’ first portable and rugged Bluetooth speakers that work with Alexa. When at home and connected to wi-fi, you can ask Alexa to play/pause to the song, tell you the weather or set alarms. And when you take the speakers outside, they work like traditional Bluetooth speakers. They’re essentially better-sounding versions of Amazon’s Echo Tap ($99). If there was a drawback the UE Blast, the smaller of the two speakers, it was the price. However now it seems like the UE Blast just dropped from $230 to $180 — that’s $50 off and the lowest we’ve seen it fall to ever. You can get it on Amazon, Target or Best Buy for $180, now. — Tucker Bowe
Yeti Coolers and More
Save 20%: Yeti products are known for a particular set of qualities: they’re super-tough, and they come with a big, multi-digit price tag. They also rarely, if ever, go on sale. — Tanner Bowden
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