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The North Face Base Camp Duffels
Save 25%: The best trips often involve the unexpected, the spur-of-the-moment and the potentially-hazardous, and for that, a durable travel bag is required. Rolling luggage is hassle-free but transforms into unmanageable should a wheel go out. The duffel, however, is usually a safe bet.
The North Face has over 50 years of experience hauling gear to the world’s far-flung locales, so it’s no wonder that its Base Camp Duffel was not only one of the original laminated expedition bags, but also one of the few that has stood the test of time too. The Base Camp comes in a classic cylinder shape made of laminated ballistic nylon and opens wide to reveal a spacious main compartment and a mesh organizing pocket on the interior of the lid.
To fortify the bag against its wheeled rivals, The North Face built the Base Camp with removable backpack straps that provide a less-strenuous method of carrying. Daisy chain attachments, tie-down points and multiple handles are also prominent features — throw the bag on a roof rack, or the back of a mule, and all of your belongings will remain secure. That fancy phone-charging suitcase can’t do that.
Right now, the Base Camp Duffel is on sale at Zappos for 25 percent off in multiple sizes. — Tanner Bowden
Cole Haan Grand Explorer Waterproof Hiking Boot
Save 57%: When the Cole Haan innovation team set out to create a hiking boot, they first consulted professional alpine climber Freddie Wilkinson. The most important aspect of a boot, according to the respected mountaineer, is that it’s waterproof. Also essential is comfort, as blisters can be more than just an annoyance when making first ascents across the world.
Based in New Hampshire, Cole Haan’s innovation team set-out to produce a great casual hiker that would work in all conditions. The style, dubbed the Grand Explorer, features a one-piece upper crafted from Charles F. Stead waterproof suede that is seam sealed for added protection. For comfort, the boot has a custom felted quilted lining, a flexible sole and a cork midsole that will mold to the wearer’s foot.
Normally $350, the Grand Explorer is now 57 percent off at Nordstrom Rack and costs just $150. If you’re in need of a new boot that is both functional and good-looking, this is seriously worth considering. — John Zientek
Save up to 85%: Adidas’s dominance in the athletic-adjacent sneaker market is known. By way of the UltraBoost lines and its many derivatives, the German sportswear titan has wrestled away firm control of good-looking, comfy sneakers. Most of the premium lines and models start around $120 and work their way toward $200, but right now Barney’s Warehouse has a solid selection at 50 percent off of the sale price. That means pairs like the $240 UltraBoost All-Terrains can be had for as low as $85.
Sizes are clearing quickly, so step on it. Discount applied at checkout. — Will Price
Reigning Champ Wardrobe Basics
Save at least 39%: Founded in British Colombia in 2007, Reigning Champ makes a range of well-crafted basics. Now at Nordstrom Rack, you can save at least 39 percent on a solid selection of the Canadian-made garments with options including tees, shorts, jackets and more. Since prices start at just $29, this is an opportune time to refresh the core of your wardrobe. — John Zientek
LG UltraWide Monitor (34UM88C-P)
Save $245: The LG 34UM88C-P doesn’t have the same level of resolution as the LG UltraFine 4K monitor, but it’s more of a productivity beast. It’s huge with a split-screen mode that makes multitasking really easy. It also has a number of HDMI, USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt 2.0 ports so you can connect and charge pretty much all of your devices. It’s decent for playing games, too, although its 60Hz refresh rate won’t be good enough for serious gamers. On LG’s website, the LG 34UM88C-P monitor goes for $700, but you can find it on Amazon for $547. However, if you’re looking for an even better deal, hope on over to eBay — it’s going for as low as $455. It’s a manufacturer refurbished model, granted, but it’s still a great deal. (Plus, eBay offers 30-day money-back return policy, just in case.) — Tucker Bowe
Hario Skerton Coffee Grinder
Save $25: Hario’s Skerton ceramic conical burr grinder has every tiny detail you need in a grinder, but what’s most important is it uses burrs instead of blades, which creates a more even, consistent grind (inconsistent grinds lead to an inconsistent coffee extraction, which creates overly bitterly coffee). Blade grinders work by chopping the beans up, where burr grinders slowly chew them (like a cold-press juicer). Burr grinders also allow for simple adjustments in grind size to experiment with flavor profiles or for different coffee prep styles (espresso included). It’s also small enough to fit just about anywhere and doesn’t generate heat like some electric grinders will (some believe this heat to be detrimental to coffee flavor). Operating is as simple as loading in beans, adjusting grind size and turning in a circle for a few minutes.
If you want to get into coffee but don’t know where to start, this grinder is for you. — Will Price
GORUCK Backpacks and More
Save up to 29%: If, like us, you want the bag you carry every day to be tough-as-hell but also look be pretty, and you want it to be packed with pockets and features but also be sleek then the chances are that, like us, you’ll dig nearly everything GORUCK produces.
Ex-special forces soldier Jason McCarthy founded GORUCK in 2008 because he wanted to create a backpack that would function for both servicemen fighting overseas and commuters heading in for a day at the office. Using those design perimeters, McCarthy came up with the GR1, an everyday backpack made of special forces-grade materials including YKK zippers and 1000-denier Cordura fabric.
The GR1 was well received and quickly saw success, so McCarthy expanded his collection and continues to do so today. Right now, a handful of GORUCK’s special-forces-grade bags are on sale from 15 to 29 percent off at Huckberry. There are aviator-style kit bags, a burly gym duffel, a small field pouch for organizing small items, and of course, the GR1. — Tanner Bowden
Update: Since the original time of publishing, the black GR1 backpack has gone back to full price. The Coyote Brown color is still available, as are a handful of other great GORUCK products.
Save up to 73%: If you’re looking for an affordable pair of sunglasses you don’t have to worry about this summer, we’ve got you covered. Right now on eBay, a wide range of Ray-Ban styles are up to 73 percent off and cost between $55 and $60. The deals aren’t limited to highly seasonal or fashion-y styles and include iconic frames like the Clubmaster and Aviator, and quality components like G-15 lenses. These rock bottom prices won’t be around long, so if you’re in need of some new shades, act fast. — John Zientek
Worn & Wound ADPT Nylon Strap
Save $20: You could go out and buy any cheapo nylon strap from Amazon, but if you have a quality timepiece, spending a little bit more for a high-quality NATO is worth it. Worn & Wound’s ADPT strap, which, according to the brand, is “currently the only American-made nylon strap of its kind,” is a great option, and thanks to a $20 markdown on Huckberry you can get it for nearly half its retail price. The strap comes in dark green and is laser cut, assembled and sewen in the US to a level of finish you don’t get with bargain-bin NATO straps. The strap is available in 18mm, 20mm and 22mm widths, so it should fit any timepiece you might have. — Andrew Connor
LG UltraFine 4K Displays
Save $350: You can find these LG UltraFine 4K Displays on Apple’s website for $700 each. That ain’t cheap. But today — and today only — Amazon is offering these 21.5-inch monitors for just $350. That’s a fraction of what you’d normally pay. It’s worth mentioning that Amazon is selling displays that have been manufacturer refurbished, so they aren’t brand new. But factor that alongside a 90-day warranty, and this is a deal that’s almost too good to pass up. Especially if you’ve been in the market for a 4K external display for a while. — Tucker Bowe
Nemo Equipment Sale
Save 25%: Nemo Equipment makes excellent tents, sleeping bags and pads — all ideal for use in the backcountry. While the tents aren’t palatial, a significant amount of space where expectations are ordinarily small is intriguing and invaluable for gear storage. All Nemo Equipment gear is on sale for 25 percent off on Huckberry.com. Save up to $80 on sleeping bags rated to 15 degrees and up to $70 on tents that can comfortably fit three people. Best of all, Nemo Equipment crafts lightweight gear, so you’re never adding more than a few pounds to your pack.– Meg Lappe
Save 50%: Recently, Teva gave its range of sandals the minimalist treatment. Instead of straps with loud colors and wild patterns, the brand opted for subdued earth tones and twilight colors. Along with nylon, sandals were updated with smooth leather and suede. Now at Nordstrom Rack, you can save 50 percent on numerous summer sandals from the brand. Including understated flip flops, slides and strap sandals, there’s something for every activity and prices start at just $15. — John Zientek
Save 50%+: Now at Zappos, you can save at least 50 percent on a range of classic style from Clarks. While the English brand was founded in 1825, it didn’t gain international popularity until the mid-20th century when styles like the Desert Boot, the Wallabee and the Desert Trek became widely available. If you’re looking to get a pair of comfortable crepe-sole shoes, this is a sale you won’t want to miss. From the Wallabee Boot to the Desert Peak Chelsea boot, you won’t spend more than $70 on a new pair of footwear. — John Zientek
Grills and Smokers
Save up to 70%: Turkey on Thanksgiving, candy during Halloween, ham at Christmas and grilling on Memorial Day. The most precious long weekend of the summer is within spitting distance, and you’re in need of a grill — like, now.
On this day the internet shines on you, as eBay has a treasure trove of solid choices for every lifestyle and price range with prices cut way down. A classic oval charcoal grill? Yes. A lightweight, portable grill for parking lot tailgating? Check. A fun-sized charcoal grill for those bound to the small apartment lifestyle? Sure. A full-size, no bullshit, 4-burner gas grill from one of the most respected names in grilling that is nearly $1,000 off? Of course.
These (mostly) cheap grills are cheaper right now, and all ship to your house well in time for the only day you’re civically required to get outside and burn some meat. — Will Price
Orca 40-Quart Cooler
Save $40: Memorial Day is just around the corner, and the corner just beyond that is the Fourth of July — if you don’t have a cooler ready, you’re upcoming cookout has one arm tied behind its back. We know you likely have your eye on a Yeti, but there are plenty of comparable options that’ll keep your beverages chilled for the duration of your party, and beyond.
Orca coolers are equally impressive. Designed by a team of dedicated outdoorsman and made in the USA, Orca’s coolers use a roto-molded construction and enough insulation to boast ten days of claimed ice retention. Ten days. You’ll get plenty of use out of these burly ice boxes between holidays too because Orca made sure that they were tough enough to toss into a boat or drag over rocks on the way to the campsite. In fact, Orca challenges its users to take its coolers anywhere and everywhere.
Right now you can get Orca’s 40-quart cooler on eBay and save 15 percent, which is still a solid deal considering that discounts on top-tier hard-sided coolers are quite rare. — Tanner Bowden
Leatherman’s Best-Selling Multi-Tool
Save 20%: Leatherman, like Kleenex and Band-Aid, is one of those brand names that has come to stand for the category of products it produces: multi-tools. That’s because we’ve collectively agreed that Leatherman produces some of the best available, and among the 50-plus tools in its arsenal, the Wave is the best-seller.
The Wave features all the tools one might imagine should be present in a multi-tool: serrated and plain-edge knives, pliers, scissors, a bottle and can opener, wire cutters, a screwdriver, a ruler, a file. Nothing overly-specialized or unnecessarily specific is present, just the essentials. It opens in a butterfly shape; it’s made of stainless steel; it is the classic Leatherman, which makes it the classic multi-tool.
Right now the Wave is on sale for 20 percent off from Leatherman. The multi-tool is four inches when closed, weighs 8.5 ounces and comes with a classic leather sheath and a 25-year warranty. — Tanner Bowden
New Balance ML574v2
Save 25%: While known for performance footwear, New Balance also makes a range of sneakers designed for everyday wear. Before becoming the über-shoe brand it is today, New Balance produced arch supports for the first half of the 20th century. Things changed for the brand when it manufactured the world’s first ripple sole running shoe in 1960. Through the ‘70s the brand grew from a team of six shoe builders to a large-scale operation — now, there are three factories in Maine (Norridgewock, Skowhegan, and Norway), a plant in Boston and another in Lawrence, Massachusetts. There are also factories across the world that produce the brand’s more affordable styles.
One of the brand’s most iconic and affordable everyday styles is the 574 silhouette. First introduced in ’88, the style quickly became one of New Balance’s most popular models. The shoe features a combination suede-nylon upper, an Encap midsole for cushioning and a durable rubber outsole. Now at Zappos, you can save 25 percent on the New Balance ML574v2 sneaker in five different colorways. That means you can pick it up for just $60.
That said, if you’d rather invest in an American-made silhouette, you can pick up the 997 in Khaki and Gray for 31 percent off at End. The slightly sleeker silhouette features a suede upper, a perforated toe box and an Encap midsole. Also, another American-made style just launched today at Todd Snyder. The New Balance + Todd Snyder 998 in Sunset Pink ($218) has a gray and pink suede upper and is limited to 300 pairs. Whatever style you decide on, you’ll be investing in a piece of classically American footwear. — John Zientek
Save $79: Miir makes commuter and daypacks that are ideal to get you to and from work thanks to bombproof nylon, pockets galore and water resistant zippers. In black or grey, the urban-friendly bags come in four styles: a pouch, daypack, commuter pack and tote. Each is on sale today for up to 50 percent off. If you’re experimenting with bike commuting (it is National Bike to Work Month) this pack will help streamline your morning. — Meg Lappe
Anker LC90 Tactical Flashlight
Save 62%: Before the advent of the smartphone, with its built-in flash, flashlights were an everyday essential. They were kept on bedside tables, in pantry drawers, one in the garage and one in the glovebox — in an emergency, there was no substitute. That’s still true though, despite our complacent notion that a cell phone’s light is a viable stand-in.
It’s time to give back the flashlight its due, and if that means a restock, then Anker’s LC90 is a solid choice. The LC90, currently on sale at Amazon, is super-bright, with an adjustable output of up to 900 lumens that can light up roughly an eighth of a mile’s worth of distance. The tactical flashlight comes with five different modes that include three different brightnesses, a flashing strobe and SOS. Gone are the days of hoarding AAA Duracells — the six-hour battery on this flashlight charges with a micro USB cable. If you need any further convincing, check with the almost 2,000 customers who have purchased and reviewed the Anker LC90 to make it one of top-100 sports and outdoors products on Amazon. — Tanner Bowden
Allen Edmonds Madison Park Wingtip
Save 35%: Dress shoes aren’t an every-season purchase and as such, you should invest in a well-made timeless style. Cap toe shoes are a classic choice, but if you’re looking for something a little more ornate, consider a wingtip. With decorative broguing, they are more visually interesting than their smooth counterparts. A solid American-made option offered by Allen Edmonds is called the Madison Park Wingtip. Available in brown and black colorways, it is now 35 percent off at Nordstrom. That means you can pick up a classy professional shoe for under $250. — John Zientek
John Varvatos Two-Piece Suit
Save 62%: Every guy should own a well-fitting navy suit for professional engagements. Its one of the most versatile suits you can own, working well for business, weddings and nice dinners on the town. John Varvatos offers a great two-piece wool suit with a two-button jacket and slim-fit trousers. Varvatos knows a thing or two about classic menswear: before starting his eponymous label in 2000, he worked for Ralph Lauren has the head of design for the men’s group. A driving force in American menswear, Varvatos balances timeless silhouettes and tailoring with a distinct point of view.
While this suit isn’t necessarily groundbreaking, it’s a classic style you can wear for years. Normally $795, it is now 62 percent off at Nordstrom Rack and costs just $300. A trusted designer, a solid deal and a classic deal — hard to argue with that. — John Zientek
Mophie Powerstation 8x
Save 73%: On eBay right now, you can the buy Mophie Powerstation 8x for $40 — that’s 73% off the $150 that it’s currently going for on Mophie’s website. The Powerstation 8x is an external power bank with two USB charging ports and a 15,000mAh capacity, meaning it can charge your smartphone roughly two-to-three times over. The real appeal of the Powerstation 8x, however, is its size. It’s super slim and weighs less than a pound. If you’re somebody who has an old iPhone and its battery doesn’t last the day — get this. You can stick it in your pocket, along with your iPhone, and it’ll give you a more than a normal day’s charge.
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