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The Best Deals of the Day: December 12, 2018

Take advantage of today’s best deals, from a half-price Topo Designs duffle to a 30% sitewide discount from Levi’s and even a Lodge cast-iron skillet for under $10.



Welcome to Deals of Note, where Gear Patrol captures all the best deals of the day. You can also follow all our deal posts in the Deals section. Comments or concerns? We’d love to hear from you at deals@gearpatrol.com.


Everyone needs a trusty duffel bag. One you can toss in the back of the car for that weekend trip or bring with you on an international flight. The Mountain Duffel 40L from Topo Designs checks all of the boxes.

An ideal utilitarian haul bag, the Mountain Duffel is made of a 1680D ballistic nylon base for standing up to the rigors of use wherever you bring it. The padded base and sides keep your belongings protected while multiple internal and external pockets organize your smaller items. The best part is, Topo Designs is offering the Mountain Duffel at 50-percent off to Gear Patrol readers when you use the discount code GPDUFFEL50 at checkout (valid only Dec. 12).

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Citizen Promaster Diver
Save $190: We’ve extolled the virtues of Citizen’s Promaster Divers in the past, but the takeaway is this: with a solar-charged quartz movement, big-time depth ratings and chunky cases, they’re great all-around watches for active individuals who want an analog watch but don’t want to get too deep into the weeds with mechanical watches. They also come at bargain prices. This particular version, for example, is water-resistant to 200 meters, has a dial loaded with lume and comes affixed to a comfortable rubber strap, which is perfect for the water. While the watch retails for $350, Massdrop has it marked down to just $160 right now, or $190 on a steel bracelet.

If you prefer the look of the BN0150 or NB0151 on rubber, the primary deal on this page is for this model in either blue or black for $140 (scroll down to the middle of the Massdrop page for the different watches available). — Oren Hartov

Buy Now: $350 $160


Just in Time for the Holidays
Take 30% Off Everything on Levi.com Levi’s is offering 30 percent off everything on its website — including clothing, shoes and accessories that are already discounted. The sale ends December 16. Just be sure to use the code HOL30 at checkout to take advantage of the deal.— Justin Fenner

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Kershaw Brawler Pocket Knife
Save 63%: Above all else, an EDC pocket knife should be practical. It should be easy to hold, easy to open and easy to wield. It doesn’t matter how affordable a knife is if it can’t maintain a sharp edge against the common tasks it might come up against, like opening boxes. And it doesn’t matter how pretty or well-made it is if those same factors make you reluctant to use it for the prying, cutting and scraping that knives are designed for. That’s why Kershaw’s Brawler is a good everyday blade — it’s practical.

The Brawler’s three-inch blade is made of 8Cr13MoV stainless steel, which is also used often by Spyderco and SOG and is known as a quality yet affordable material. Kershaw added a black oxide finish to give the knife a stealthy aesthetic that, combined with the tanto blade shape, adds to the Brawler’s overall tactical appearance. The blade can be deployed with a thumb stud or a flipper, and it includes Kershaw’s SpeedSafe technology, which kicks into action to speed up deployment as you unfold the blade. — Tanner Bowden

Buy Now: $50 $19


Houseplants on Amazon
Save Up to 40% As dumb as you feel opening an Amazon box with plants in it, Amazon and Costa Farms have entry-level greenery nailed down. The flora selection is basic; but it’s all cheap, hard to kill and accomplishes the ultimate goal of making a better home.

Today, a handful of the most popular starter houseplants you can buy are up to 40 percent off on Amazon. Notable among those on sale are a 3-foot rubber tree for $30, an unkillable snake plant for $27 and a potted peace lily for $28. —Will Price

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