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The Best Deals of the Day: June 18, 2018

How to save on one of Dyson’s great vacuums, a vintage-revival Bell moto helmet, Amazon Basics’ rolling suitcase and more.


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Sunski Shades Sale
Save 20%:
After testing a pair for work back in 2016, I’ve been a devotee ever since. Finding a pair of sunglasses that works for works for a full day of hiking as well as it does a day trip to an orchard upstate is hard to find. The polarized lenses combined with a lightweight frame mean theses beauties stay on your face, even if you’re running up a mountain. Today, on Huckberry, you can find a variety of styles on sale for up to 22 percent off. Whether you buy one, or five, there’s a perfect summer activity for each pair.
Meg Lappe

Buy Now: $55 $43


AmazonBasics Hardshell Suitcase
Save 50%: Big enough to tow anything you could need for a long weekend (cough, ask off work July 4th weekend, cough) and small enough to avoid paying for a checked bag, AmazonBasics’s Hardshell Spinner suitcase is for the budget traveler. Its 20 inches of storage space include a few zip pockets for shoes and personal items, and its 4 360-degree rotating wheels navigate TSA checkpoints and hotel lobbies without much trouble (avoid hard, bumpy surfaces; this isn’t luxury luggage). It’s also covered in a very thick layer of a very light and very tough ABS thermoplastic.

The weekender, which is usually just $60, is 50 percent off right now (grey only), good for its lowest price ever. — Will Price

Buy Now: $60>


Bell Helmets Bullit
Save 25%: The Bell Helmets Star was the first full-faced helmet to ever hit the market back in 1963. Since then, the Star model line evolved with the times and after more than 50 years of technological advancement, it’s a far cry from the ’63 original. To bring back some of that ’60s style, Bell introduced the Bullit, effectively remaking the original star, but with modern safety. Today on Revzilla, you can get this timeless, stylish full-faced lid for 25 percent off, saving yourself $100. That’s a great deal, regardless of the decade. — Bryan Campbell

Buy Now: $400 $300


Bathing Suit Sale
Save 50%: As temperatures continue to rise, the time to head to the beach, lake, ocean or pool is now. Finding the perfect pair of boardshorts means a style that looks like it can go to the brewery after a full day in the sun, but also quick drying and comfortable in the water. Versatility is the name of the game, but don’t be afraid to add a little spark to your summer wardrobe.Huckberry is offering up to 50 percent off a variety of shorts — from brands like Onia, United by Blue, Finisterre, Iron and Resin, and more. Below are a handful of our favorites to get you started, and then it’s time to head to the sand. — Meg Lappe

Learn More: Here


Dyson V6 Vacuum
Save 25%: In the world of vacuums, you settle or you splurge. Though most would not blame you for rolling with an inexpensive vacuum, there’s a reason Dyson’s super-premium models have endured as the vacuum — so much so that the brand’s biggest competition is itself.

The newest Dyson vac — the product whose release halted production of any corded, upright vacs forever — is effective, but almost $1,000. The V8 is a good alternative, but still $350 at its cheapest. What’s left? The V6.

Dyson’s V6 vacuum was the British brand’s first real push into the cordless handheld vacuum market. Its top-end suction power (100 air watts) is significantly less than the V10 (151 air watts), and somewhat less than the V8 (115 air watts), but that literally does not matter as any of these on the normal or middle suction zone is absolutely plenty of pull.

This V6 is refurbished by Dyson itself, and comes with a specific warranty guaranteeing a replacement within 6 months if it doesn’t fit the brand’s high standards. Where the V10 is $700, the V8 is $350, it is a mere $180. That’s about as affordable as a Dyson gets.

The refurbished V6 is 25 percent off on Amazon until early tomorrow morning. — Will Price

Buy Now: $240 $180

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