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Levi’s Slim-Fit 511 Jeans
Save 50%: If you’re in the market for an affordable pair of slim-fit jeans, the Levi’s 511 is hard to beat. The silhouette sits below the waist and is cut close to the body with a slim — not skinny — fit from hip to ankle. In addition to a zip fly and classic five-pocket design, these jeans have a small percent of added elastane for comfort. Now at Nordstrom Rack, you can save on a few different washes of the 511. Normally $80, they’re now 50 percent off and cost just $40. — John Zientek
B&O Play Beoplay A2 Speaker
Save $200:The Beoplay A2 is a gorgeous and great-sounding portable Bluetooth speaker by B&O Play, a subdivision of Bang & Olufsen. The speaker has omnidirectional sound, 24 hours of battery life, and can fast charge through USB-C. It’s also dust and splash resistant. The best part is that the normally $399 speaker is half off. Yes, it’s down to $199 if you go to Huckberry and type in the promo code “A2SPEAKER” at checkout. The deal is good for one speaker per order, but still, it’s deal that’s almost too good to pass up. You save $200. — Tucker Bowe
Vans Era Stretch Boardshorts
Save 30%: Summer weather on your mind? Act on those warm-weather daydreams and pick up a pair of Era Stretch Boardshorts from Vans. Built for comfort, they feature four-way stretch with 10 percent elastane, a fitted waistband with tie closure and a zippered back pocket. Also, the 9-inch inseam will cover your quads without looking too baggy. They’re a solid option for any warm-water pursuit and now at Zappos, they’re 30 percent off. — John Zientek
Uniqlo Harrington Jacket
Save 40%: In case you didn’t notice it’s almost May. And if you haven’t had your day ruined by a cloud already, it is bound to happen. If you’re in need of a decent looking water-repelling solution, Uniqlo’s already affordable, exceedingly simple Harrington Jacket is discounted to $30 right now. Its polyester makeup does a fine job in the face of light to moderate rain The jacket sports virtually no elements — matte colorways (olive, beige, navy), minimal exterior stitching, stand-up collar and a zipper round it out — so it isn’t a statement piece, but it won’t get in your way either. The Harrington typically sells for $50 in-store and online and is discounted down to $30 right now. — Will Price
Save 57%: Bonavita’s 5-cup BV1500TS, features a consistent heater (that keeps water in that crucial 195 and 205 degrees Fahrenheit range), a showerhead dripper for even distribution and a stainless steel carafe keeping your five cups of joe warm for hours. There’s even a pre-infusion mode for extracting the best possible flavor out of freshly-ground beans. Normally, the Bonavita BV1500TS’s MSRP is $140, but right now, thanks to a campaign on Massdrop, you have the opportunity to pick it up for just $60. — Andrew Connor
SealLine Blocker Dry Sacks
Save up to 48%: You’ve just spent a day hiking to the top of your local peak; you reached the summit, bathed in its 360-degree views, devoured a PB&J (or two) and began the knee-pounding trek back to the car when it starts to downpour. With hours left to walk, your extra layers are done for, and your camera is kaput.
In that situation, and many others, SealLine’s Blocker Dry Sacks fit the need. SealLine builds these roll-top, waterproof sacks with 70-denier polyurethane-coated nylon that’s both durable and lightweight. The Blocker Dry Sacks are available in a full range of sizes from 10 to 30 liters and will keep their contents dry even when the bag they sit inside can’t. That makes them a practical accessory for backpacking, naturally, but also for travel to cities too. The Blocker sacks double as gear organizers — they stuff and cinch into a rounded rectangular shape that maximizes space within a backpack, duffel, or roll-aboard — and are a handy item to have around even when rain isn’t in the forecast.
Right now they’re up to 48 percent off too, depending on the size you’re after. — Tanner Bowden
BalanceForm GoFit Weights
Save 35%: Sometimes basic is better. Dumbbells fall into that category. These BalanceFrom GoFit All-Purpose weights offer everything you need, and nothing more. Right now the 20-pound dumbbells are on sale for 35 percent off. — Meg Lappe
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