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2017 Apple iPad
Save $59: You can’t buy the 2017 iPad anymore from Apple because the new model has taken its place. However, if you don’t care about using the Apple Pencil — and a lot of people don’t — because you just want a cheap iPad to answer emails and watch Netflix, you can get a brand new 2017 iPad for $270 on eBay. Essentially, you’re saving $60, or $160 when you factor in the price of the Apple Pencil, for a brand new (if slightly dated) iPad.
Dyson Pure Cool Link Air Purifier
Save $220: The Dyson Pure Cool Link is a high-quality air purifier that we reviewed back in 2016. It’s wi-fi controlled and now works with Alexa, so you can control it with your voice if you have an Echo speaker. It doubles as a cooling fan, as well. But really, you want this thing because it’s basically a vacuum of the sky, sucking up pollen, dust, mold spores and pet dander. Normally $500, Amazon is offering the Dyson Pure Cool Link for as low as $280 today.
Cole Haan Semi-Annual Event
Save 30%: Now until April 25, you can save 30 percent on orders over $175 at Cole Haan’s comprehensive Semi-Annual Event. No exclusions apply, so it’s a great chance to invest in new footwear like the 2.Zerogrand Chukka and the GrandPro Running Sneaker with Stitchlite, or a quality piece of leather luggage like the Saunders Attache. For the best deals, check out the sale section, but be forewarned, you’ll probably have to get a couple items to hit the $175 price point. — John Zientek
Marmot PreCip Rain Pants
Save 25%: What are rain paints? The answer is simple: rain pants are the same as a rain jacket, but for the lower half of your body. Why you need them is a more difficult question to answer. Rain pants are arguably less versatile than an upper body shell; they aren’t the type of garment you’d throw on before heading to your office on a rainy morning — unlike other technical apparel, rain pants are not as socially-accepted beyond the outdoor realm.
But rain pants are useful, especially so if you’re an avid hiker or backpacker. Too often rain is an excuse to bail on a planned activity, but it shouldn’t be. A quality pair of rain pants along with a rain jacket will allow you to hike through the storm until it clears. Rain pants can also be used as a less-bulky alternative to snow pants when mountaineering or hiking in snow.
Marmot’s PreCip rain pants are among the best available (and they were rated so by Wirecutter). Like a rain jacket, they’re constructed with a waterproof membrane but are still breathable enough for active use. They also have three pockets — two on the side and one rear — and shin-high ankle zips that let you slide them on while wearing shoes or hiking boots (you don’t want to be taking those off if you get caught in a squall). The PreCip Pants also weigh just under nine ounces and can be easily stashed in a pack for those just-in-case moments.
The PreCip Pants are already affordable compared to other rain pants, but right now you can take an extra 25% off when you purchase a pair from Marmot — just use the code FRIENDS at checkout. — Tanner Bowden
The North Face Apex Bionic 2 Softshell Jacket
Save 50%: Now that the warmer weather is rolling in, camping trips can be enjoyed in shorts and a t-shirt. But that’s during the day, as soon as the sun goes down and the wind picks up, you’ll need to layer up. When that’s the case, it’s always smart to pack a medium to lightweight layer like a soft shell fleece that keeps in the warmth and blocks out the cold. Today, on Backcountry you can get a The North Face Apex Bionic 2 Softshell Jacket for up to 50% off. Better to get it now than wish you had you’re huddling around the fire pit when the temperature drops. — Bryan Campbell
KitchenAid Standing Mixer
Save $170: A KitchenAid mixer is a sign of many things: you have your act together and cook, you have a kitchen large enough to hold one, and you know what you’re doing in the kitchen. The quintessential wedding gift is a staple for a reason: who doesn’t want to look like they know what they’re doing? I don’t have to preach all the fantastic dishes you can make with this — but I will say it makes cookie baking a breeze. The smell of freshly baked cookies is a hard one to beat. There’s nothing you can’t conquer with a KitchenAid Standing Mixer. Now you can save $170 on the 5-quart tool in over 30 different colors. — Meg Lappe
Lavatools Javelin Pro Duo Meat Thermometer
Save 33%: It’s okay that you haven’t developed the sixth sense of knowing exactly when your roast chicken is at 165 degrees, or when that rib roast hits perfect medium-rare — that’s why meat thermometers were dreamed up. Lavatools’ Javelin Pro Duo has been lauded as one of the most accurate available; it can take a read of a stabilized temperature in just two to three seconds. The Javelin Pro Duo beeps when that temperature is found, and it will hold that number on its bright LCD — which is viewable from any angle and rotates so that the numbers are always right-side-up — for several seconds. That allows you to remove the device from the food before reading the screen without affecting the final temperature readout (no more awkward head tilting).
A tool this smart is normally pricey, for meat thermometers, but right now it’s marked down 33 percent to just $30. — Tanner Bowden
AGV Helmets Closeout Sale
Save up to 60%:The riding season is upon and that means its time to take a good look at your gear and determine if it’s still road worthy — most important of which is your lid. It’s suggested you replace your helmet once every five years, but with the AGV closeout sale going on now at Revzilla you should probably just get one to switch up your style for the season ahead. Most of the helmets on sale are marked down between 20% – 60%, so why not? — Bryan Campbell
All Pendleton Apparel
Save 25%: If you’re unfamiliar with Pendleton, they’re a very, very old American maker of quality, durable apparel with some low-key Native American vibes. Popular among surfers, backpackers and Brooklynites alike, their catalog typically comes with a heftier price tag, but thanks to a nifty 25 percent off sale (use code TAKE25 at checkout) that stacks with ongoing sales, there are steals to be had. The Harding Knit Baseball Jacket is almost 70 percent off its regular price with the discount applied. Shave half the price off the hardwearing, reversible Territory Vest. A $250 heavy duty shirt jacket is $90. There’s too many choices to parse, and that’s a very, very good thing.
Pendleton’s Friends & Family sale runs until Monday. — Will Price
Save $16: Apple still doesn’t sell AirPods in the “certified refurbished” part of its site, but Best Buy does. You can get a set of refurbished AirPods on Best Buy or eBay for $143 — that’s $16 off their original MSRP. It’s not a lot, but to the best of my knowledge, it’s the only place you can get any type of deal on Apple AirPods.
Save 50%: There’s never been a better time to upgrade your spring running kit, especially when you can save 50 percent on this Nike gear. Shorts, tanks, tees and sneakers are on sale at JackRabbit right now, and you can save $30 on a pair of Nike RN Free sneakers from Lord and Taylor. These breathable kicks are lightweight enough to wear all day in addition to looking great on the treadmill or the track. — Meg Lappe
Chippewa Service Boot
Save up to $90: You know a brand’s heritage runs deep when its original factory is in the National Register of Historic Places — that’s Chippewa Boots. Founded in 1901 in Chippewa Falls to meet the rugged demands of a booming logging industry, Chippewa expanded quickly to supply boomtime workers of every kind. When World War I broke out in 1914, Chippewa provided field boots to the Allied Forces and US soldiers. During the period of recovery after the Great Depression Chippewa created novel styles to equip the new state-employed workforce that participated in programs like the Civilian Conservation Corps. When war broke out in Europe yet again, the company reported to duty, supplying the famous 10th Mountain Division with cold weather footwear built for fighting on high. Even during the low action of the Cold War, flight boots made by Chippewa shod the feet of CIA pilots who flew the U-2 spy plane.
Chippewa’s hard-wearing boots continue to outlast the years and meet the demands of the everyday. They’re not just built for loggers and those serving in the armed forces though — a sturdy pair of leather boots can function for nearly any occasion. Right now, Chippewa’s classic Service Boot is currently on sale in a variety of leathers for 18 to 33 percent off at Huckberry. — Tanner Bowden
Pro-Keds Royal Lo Cordura Sneakers
Save 78%: If you’re looking for a sneaker that’s more durable than traditional canvas styles, Pro-Keds has the answer. The Royal Lo sneaker is made of Cordura ballistic nylon which is both water repellent and hardwearing. The design features tonal foxing, round laces with reflective thread, a suede heel strip and a rubber cap toe. Best of all: the price. Now at Nordstrom Rack, they’re 78 percent off an cost just $20. — John Zientek
Crown & Buckle Premium Nylon Strap
Save 33%: If you own a tool watch like a diver, a chronograph or a field watch, a NATO strap is an excellent accessory to have. The nylon construction is breathable and durable, they’re quick and easy to swap in and out, and the pass-through design exudes military-inspired cool. Best of all, NATOs are cheap: a decent one should only set you back a few Hamiltons at most. Now, though, is your chance to pick up one from Crown & Buckle for just $10. At that price, it’s a no-brainer. — Andrew Connor
AmazonBasics Hiking Backpack
Save $34: As we’re gearing up for AT and PCT hiking season, it’s time to buy a backpack if you don’t have one already. This AmazonBasics Internal Frame Hiking Backpack with Rainfly has a sleeping-bag compartment, plenty of pockets and compartments to keep everything organized, plus an extension collar if you need up to five more liters of space. Keep your neck and shoulders free of redness and chafing with adjustable and padded shoulder straps. The bag comes in a 70, 60 or 50L option, and is one of the cheapest backpacks we’ve seen on the market today. — Meg Lappe
Revzilla April Flash Sale
Save up to 80%: Right now, Revzilla is having an April flash sale where you can save up 80% on some items, including gear perfect for an ADV excursion, this weekend. — Bryan Campbell
Ridgemont Outfitters Heritage Boot
Save $49: It’s hard to argue with the capability of hiking boots, easier so to deny their ugly outdoorsy aesthetic; Ridgemont Outfitters treads the path between the two with its Heritage Boot. Built with an oiled leather upper, a waterproof lining and a lugged rubber sole, the Heritage draws its retro inspiration from the hiking boots of the 70s and 80s and fine-tunes that style for wear on mountain trails and city sidewalks alike. The Heritage Boot fits like a sneaker, walks like a hiker and looks decent enough for wear around town. Right now, it’s also marked down at Huckberry in various colors by 27 percent. — Tanner Bowden
Clarks Bushacre 2 Chukka
Save 30%: Clarks desert boots are a casual wardrobe essential for good reason. The simple silhouette can be paired with a variety of outfits, and the minimalist construction is comfortable and durable. Also, if you need to pack them in a suitcase, they crush down easily. Now at Nordstrom Rack, you can get the Bushacre 2 chukka for 30 percent off. That means you can get either the wheat or sage colorway for just $70. — John Zientek
Jabra Elite Sport Truly Wireless Earbuds
Save $140: With the Elite Sport truly wireless earbud, Jabra has established itself a nice niche running periphery department. The Elite Sports feature 4.5 hours of consecutive runtime and come with a portable charging case that packs another 13.5 hours on. They’re also IP67-rated (something AirPods can’t claim), which is a fancy way of saying they’re completely sweatproof to the point each pair are warrantied up to three years for sweat-related damages. Jabra’s first and only truly wireless buds also track your heart rate and can offer in-ear coaching during your workout, while still offering the expected background-noise filtering calling functionality. These Jabra’s are manufacturer refurbs, and we’re not seeing any red flags on them. If you’re still wary, there’s a 30-day return policy to ease your mind. The Elite Sport earbuds are on sale now for $140 less (64%) than their typical asking price. — Wil Price
Save up to 50% on Rarely-Discounted Arc’teryx Gear
Save up to 50%: Arc’teryx products are unique, well-designed and more than capable of handling their designed-for tasks. Sales on Arc’teryx gear are rare, but right now, you can save up to 50 percent on everything from insulating and rain jackets to footwear and packs. — Tanner Bowden
3 On-Sale Sleeping Bags the Casual Camper Will Love
Save up to 45%: Chances are you don’t need a super-warm sack designed for Denali and Everest. In any case, the technologies bolstering the sleeping bags of today apply across the board. Here are three that are perfect for summer and on sale by up to 45 percent. — Tanner Bowden
L.L. Bean Fishing Gear
Save 25%: The calming benefits of fishing are one of the main reasons why fishers love their sport. Whether you’re curious about testing out getting out on the water or are an expert, you’re going to need gear. And for all your supply needs L.L. Bean is offering 25% off its branded fishing gear. Pick up everything you need: waders, poles, vests and more. Scroll down for a few of the best deals. — Meg Lappe
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