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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 5
The United States Army has a high standard for the gear it supplies to its soldiers, hence “military-grade” being commonly used to describe goods of the highest durability. While most standard-issue goods are incredible for their durability, they don’t always have the best functionality or aesthetic, which is why US Army veteran Chris Elfering created BOND Travel Gear to meet a higher level of aesthetics. “My friends and I wanted gear that was organized, functional and would last forever,” says Elfering.
BOND Travel Gear uses military-grade materials and construction to create modern day carry goods that come with a lifetime guarantee. Pieces like the Attache 13 and the Escapade Pouch are made with rugged nylon to stand up to any travel demands. And the Venture Pouch is a versatile bag that can handle just about anything. What’s more, use the code GEARPATROL at checkout for 10-percent off all items until the end of November.
Save 40% on Fall Staples at J.Crew If your wardrobe is in need of a fall refresh, head to J.Crew. Right now, the uniquely American brand is offering 40 percent off the kinds of clothes this season calls for. All you have to do to take advantage of the deal is use code WHYWAIT at checkout.— Justin Fenner
Patagonia Nano Puff Sale
Save 30% We’re not shy about our love for Patagonia jackets — and for a good reason. The coats are warm, well-ventilated and work for just about everything from backcountry skiing to bar hopping. The Nano Puff is ultralightweight, stuffs into its own pocket and protected with ripstop fabric. The Primaloft Gold Eco insulation stays warm, even when wet and the majority of the jacket is made with recycled materials and insulation. Today you can pick up one of the hooded jackets for just $175, a solid $70 off its original price. The toughest decision you’ll make is what color to get: there are six different options. — Meg Lappe
Seiko Watch Sale
Save 40%: Seiko consistently offers some of the best value for money in watches, even before the sales start. That being said, we all relish the opportunity to save even more, and right now Macy’s is offering deep discounts on tons of popular models, from the Presage dress watch line to the professional Prospex diver models. With such variety on offer, there’s truly something for everybody.
— Oren Hartov
JBL Everest 100 Elite
Save $170: The JBL Everest 100 Elite (
$200 $30) are noise-canceling in-ear headphones that were released in 2016. JBL appears to be phasing out them in favor of the newer JBL Everest 150NC ($200), however, so you really can’t buy “brand new” Everest 100 Elite headphones anywhere. You can, although, get a pair for wicked cheap if you shop refurbished. Both eBay and JBL are selling refurbished models of the Everest 100 Elite headphones for just $30. That’s $170 off what they were going less than two years ago. (Full disclosure – I haven’t tested the Everest 100 Elite headphones, so I can’t speak to exactly how they perform. Judging by other sites, however, the Everest 100 Elite have gotten mixed reviews. Morgan Despot of Major Hi-Fi wrote highly of the JBL Everest 100 Elite: “This sounds like a JBL Everest headphone, they all have similar sonic footprints. For being an in-ear active noise-canceling headphone JBL has engineered a pretty decent piece of technology. With the market also being pretty slim in this area I wouldn’t be surprised to see this being one of the better selling models out there in time.” Also, the average review score on JBL’s product page is 3/5 stars.)
Chef’s Choice Trizon XV Knife Sharpener
Save 62% It’s pretty much agreed upon that Chef’sChoice knife sharpeners are the best electric sharpeners you can buy for a dollar amount that isn’t physically painful. This consensus is reached from the likes of Cook’s Illustrated,
Wirecutter and a hundred other kitchen gear review sites. The most recommended option — the electric Trizon XV — is deeply discounted on Woot today.
Normally $210, the Trizon XV is more than 60 percent off today — that’s cheaper than it’s ever been on Amazon.
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6
Air fresheners are a necessity for nearly every automobile. But having a cardboard pine tree hanging from your rearview mirror is not the best look. For a premium option for a better smelling car, Xeno Luxury Air Diffusers are a go-to.
Sporting minimalistic design, the circular pod attaches to air vents with a magnetic clip. It comes in four different styles and with three fragrances. And instead of a regular old air freshener that eventually gets thrown out, you get an elevated aromatherapy experience in your vehicle leaving your car smelling good and looking good, too. Gear Patrol readers can receive 35 percent off when you use the code GP35 at checkout.
Save $40:If you vote in the US midterm elections today, you can save $40 on some of our favorite shoes made by Sabah. The brand’s shoes are a hit in our NYC office and on any given day you’ll find multiple colorways on employees’ feet. The endorsement is well-earned: these handmade Turkish shoes are simple, comfortable and unique.
Though the brand never offers discounts on its footwear, it’s making an exception today. Just email Sabah (email@example.com) with a photo of your “I Voted” sticker — or something similar — to get a code to save on any order placed by noon on Wednesday, November 7.
So find your nearest polling place, read up on local initiatives and exercise your right to vote today — and after the polls close, you can pick up a quality pair of shoes. — John Zientek
Diefendorff Cornelius Collection Watches
Save $50: Diefendorff is a new American boutique watch brand with an interesting backstory. Founder James Reeves’s ancestor, Captain Henry Diefendorff, fought and was killed in the American Revolutionary War, and Reeves fashioned his brand and its aesthetics as an homage to this man, who died 200 years before his birth.
His first watches, called the Cornelius Collection, are available in blue, green, brown and woven carbon fiber dials and feature the Swiss-made Sellita SW200 automatic movement, a 42mm stainless steel case with a unique bezel design, sapphire crystal and case back, 100 meters of water resistance, a date wheel at 3 o’clock, lumed hands and markers and 7 different leather strap options (extra strap options are available separately, including a mesh bracelet). While the retail price on the blue, green and brown dials is normally $899 and that of the carbon fiber dial $949, Reeves is offering a special discount of $50 to GP readers by using the code GP50 at checkout. — Oren Hartov
Patagonia Black Hole Duffel Sale
Save $40 If you’re traveling for the holidays, this is the duffel you need. Whether you’re heading home for Thanksgiving or crashing with a friend or S.O., you’ll want space to bring a variety of impressing outfits, your new shoes for a turkey trot and possibly, your laundry. The Patagonia Black Hole 90-liter duffel is impressive. Beyond your standard packing list, the bag will carry everything you need to go hiking, mountain biking, slalom skiing or ice climbing. The ripstop fabric holds up to airport carousels, and the internal pockets help you keep everything organized. It comes with a padded base so that you can chuck your laptop in there, too (gently, please.) as well as removable shoulder and backpack straps, so you can carry your load in a variety of ways. Right now, you can pick one up for just $105 in a variety of colors. — Meg Lappe
Mammut Trovat Guide High GTX Boot Sale
Save $70+ While not entirely ice, Iceland is one of those countries where you need a reliable pair of boots. Whether you’re driving Ring Road or just checking out Skógafoss waterfalls, keeping your feet warm and dry throughout your journey is essential. The Mammut Trovat Guide High GTX boot made the trip to Iceland with one of our photographers to shoot an adventure with Luminox. Not only did the shoes keep his feet dry throughout boating and off-roading quad adventures, but they even received compliments. From the beginning, there were no hot spots, which is quite rare with thick boots like these. The leather upper comes with a Gore-Tex performance comfort membrane, so no water seems in. The Vibram sole keeps your feet locked in place while you’re walking around everything from ice to volcanic rock. You can save up to $70 today when you buy a pair of these — and then plan your next Icelandic adventure. — Meg Lappe
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 7
The Very Warm offers some incredibly unique clothing. The art-focused designer brand works directly with artists and dedicates each garment to celebrating art and the artists that have inspired the pieces.
The Very Warm’s outerwear collection, in particular, is full of timeless items that subtly intertwine art. The Hyde — a mixed fabric bomber in a stylish pattern — features Gil Goren’s “Fresh Love” print as a lining inside the jacket. In navy plaid, it’s an instant classic. And if you use the discount code GEAR20 at checkout, you can get 20 percent off this jacket, and all outwear from The Very Warm.
Backcountry Access Tracker 2 Avalanche Package
Save $91: Backcountry skiing has blown up in recent years, and in response, the equipment that helps skiers and snowboarders do it — from backpacks and jackets to skis and boots — has become lighter and more versatile than ever. But for anyone just beginning to explore beyond ski resort boundaries these items should be secondary purchases. There are three that you need first: a shovel, a probe and a beacon.
It isn’t the most glorious collection of items; unlike a new pair of skis, the hope is that you’ll never have to use these things. They’re safety tools designed to mitigate the risk of the backcountry’s primary danger: avalanches. To wander into avalanche terrain without them is to gamble one’s life, along with those of any other riders who might also be exploring the area. Backcountry Access is one of the most well-recognized names in avalanche safety equipment, and it offers all three tools in one convenient bundle. Right now it’s on sale for 25 percent off for a savings of $91. Pick one up, and then go sign up for an avalanche safety course. — Tanner Bowden
Flylow Mittens and Gloves
Save 20%: Maybe you’ve noticed this at ski hills: the lift operators, instructors, groomers and bartenders — in other words, the locals — can often be seen wearing tan-colored leather gloves with quilted backs. They’re called Kincos, and they cost less than $20 (compared to high-end ski gloves that can run in the hundreds). Skiers and snowboarders wear them until they’re ragged and then head to the hardware store or gas station to pick up another pair.
Kinco gloves will suffice for many, but others who want more durability and more warmth without the price can look to Flylow, a company that used the cheap work glove as a platform and refined it for the mountain. Flylow uses pigskin leather baked with SnoSeal beeswax for waterproofing and a layer of synthetic insulation for additional warmth. Beyond that, its gloves and mittens remain simple, and they aren’t expensive either — right now you can get a pair for just $40. — Tanner Bowden
Dyson Multifloor 2 Vacuum
Save $150 Dyson’s upright vacuums may have gone by the wayside with this year’s release of the wireless V10, but that doesn’t mean they’re not any good. On the contrary, Dyson’s uprights are what made the brand famous in the first place, and one of the best uprights ever made — the Ball Multifloor 2 — just dropped its price significantly.
The Multifloor 2 was already one of the best value buys in Dyson’s lineup before this drop, as it’s significantly easier to maneuver than previous uprights, adjusts the suction head height to accommodate shifting surfaces, is a bit more compact than the original Multifloor and comes HEPA-certified (this is important to your health).
Save 65%:You’ll get a lot of mileage out of a low-profile ankle boot. The versatile style pairs just as well with slacks and blazer as it does with ripped jeans and a hoodie. So, if you’re looking to pick up a pair that won’t break the bank, head over to Nordstrom Rack. Right now you can save 65 percent on two suede ankle boots from Frye: a Chelsea boot and a harness boot. So for less than what you’d spend on many sneakers, you can pick up a pair of sleek, versatile boots — not bad for a mid-week sale. — John Zientek
Dainese Freccia72 Leather Jacket
Save 40%: Dainese’s racing heritage stretches back decades, so when it goes looking for inspiration for styling new vintage jackets, the well is never dry. Earlier this year Dianese introduced its 72 collection as top-of-the-line vintage pulling designs from the first jackets raced in, back in the ’70s. There’s no shortage of style or protection — there’s removable soft Pro-armor in the shoulders and elbows. And now, you can get the Freccia72 Leather Jacket for nearly half off and save $240. — Bryan Campbell
Reebok CrossFit Nano 7 Sale
Save 60% If you watch the CrossFit Games (basically the Olympics of CrossFit) you’ll see a lot of Reebok Nanos. The sneaker is one of Reebok’s top performing shoes for weightlifting and WODs (workout of the day). Now on its seventh iteration, the Reebok CrossFit Nano currently features a NanoWeave mesh upper to keep feet cool and breezy, even while you’re deadlifting or sprinting across a hot track. An external heel counter helps supported from the ground up, and the high abrasion rubber outsole enables you to keep a tight grip during rope climbs. You can walk confidently into any gym or Box with these, knowing they’ll help you perform. Right now, you can score a pair for 60 percent off at JackRabbit. — Meg Lappe
Patagonia Stretch Rainshadow Jacket Sale
Save 30% As the cusps of seasons continue to change and weather blows in and out, one thing remains constant: the need for a good raincoat. Here at Gear Patrol, we take waterproof gear seriously. We test bags in showers, take shoes out during rainstorms and even encourage you to re-waterproof your jackets. One of our best rain jackets of 2018 is the Patagonia Stretch Rainshadow Pullover. This year, it won the award for best ultralight rain jacket due to its 2.5-layer waterproofing and 30-denier ripstop nylon. The pullover is pretty stretchy, and the kangaroo pocket makes for easy access storage for whatever you need to keep dry. Today, you can grab the jacket for 30 percent off at just $125.30. Sizes are limited, so get one while you can. — Meg Lappe
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8
A field watch should be ready for whatever you can throw at it. And while many watches claim to be field watches, few are truly rugged enough to handle any environment. The Venture Field Watch from BOLDR with its titanium case, however, is a true adventurer’s companion.
Made out of solid aerospace-grade titanium, the slim 38mm case is incredibly strong and extremely light. Water-resistant up to 330 feet, the Venture also sports a Nato strap with a titanium keeper and buckle. And with BOLDR’s lifetime warranty, you certainly won’t have to worry about the watch should something ever happen to it. Sleek and stylish, BOLDR’s Venture Field Watch can go anywhere you want it to and will look good along the way.
Two Great Coffee Makers
Save 20% There are hundreds of drip coffee makers in the world, but only 14 have earned the Specialty Coffee Association’s stamp of approval. The Certified Home Brewer Program is the most rigorous third-party coffee maker certification there is.
Today, two coffee makers from some of coffee’s biggest names — OXO and Breville — are on sale on Amazon, and both are SCA-certified. .
The Breville Precision Brewer ($240) and the OXO Barista Brain ($160) both produce excellent cups of coffee. For the prospective buyer, the Breville machine comes with more brew options and a bit more in the way of customizing your brew, and is a good bit faster to brew (this is thanks to a unique water heating system). The OXO brewer is a bit more compact (measure the space between your counter and cabinets before purchasing either) and straightforward, though, and is likely the better choice for the person who wants the easiest route to great coffee.
Both are at or near the lowest price we’ve ever seen them on Amazon today.
All-Clad Roasting Pan
Save 50% All-Clad, widely regarded as producers of the best stainless steel cookware money can buy, make a roasting pan and rack combo that typically runs $260. Today, it’s half that. All-Clad’s roaster pack is made with the same 18/10 stainless steel as its skillets and saute pans, and therefore is safe to put on the stove to make gravy from the turkey drippings. The rack itself is coated in a non-stick material, a helpful touch intended to keep meat from latching onto the rack.
Two of Patagonia’s Best Lifestyle Jackets Are on Sale Today
Save 50%: Patagonia is offering 50-percent off some of its best pieces in the Web Specials section of its website. Two highlights from the sale are the Tough Puff Shirt and the Nano Puff Bivy Pullover. Both are currently available in near-full size runs. — Gear Patrol
Levis Holiday Sale
Save 30% The 501 Original Fit jeans from Levi’s are a classic for a reason. Generations before us have worn the slim fit and durable denim. Right now you can pick up a pair of your favorite style of jeans for 30 percent off. Stock up on fall staples like jean jackets, tees and pants all before the holidays. Enter code HOL30 at checkout. Here are a few of our picks. — Meg Lappe
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9
Technological innovation comes with great benefits. No surprise there. But it also has side-effects: plastic packaging, the overuse of raw materials and creation of electronic waste. Nimble wants to change that.
Nimble focuses on minimizing environmental impact by bolstering e-waste recycling, using eco-friendly packaging and utilizing better materials in all its devices. The Wireless Pad is a prime example of this philosophy come to life. Compatible with any wireless-charging devices, the Wireless Pad can charge multiple devices at once. It’s covered in a fabric made from organic hemp and recycled plastic bottles; it’s also built with plant-based bioplastics derived from corn and sugarcane. It’s refreshing to see an innovative product that can do better for the environment, too.
Enter code GP25 for 25 percent off all Nimble products sitewide.
Need Supply Co. Singles Day Sale
Save 11% We are big fans of Herschel Supply Co.’s backpacks. The fun patterns and simple designs work as a gym and work bag making them easy to spot on your subway commute or bike ride into the office. Recently, Herschel Supply Co. launched outerwear — and it’s just as minimalist and fantastic as the bags. The quilted vest and jackets are cut from water-resistant polyester and come in a variety of colors. Need Supply Co. is celebrating National Singles Day where you get 11 percent off sitewide when you use code SELFLOVE at checkout. Since no one else will keep you warm, this outerwear will do just the trick. Happy Single’s Day and happy shopping.
— Meg Lappe
Boots That Live Up to Their Name
Save up to 52% on Thorogood Right now, a handful of Thorogod’s classic boots are on sale for up to 52 percent off at Nordstrom Rack — which is a great deal for footwear you’ll likely have for the rest of your life.
— Justin Fenner
Goruck Veterans Day Sale
Save $60+ The founder of Goruck spent years as a Green Beret fine-tuning precisely what he needed in his go ruck. From there the brand expanded to create military-inspired gear, apparel and footwear. The original tactical backpack GR1 started the trend, and now each bag produced by Goruck has a set purpose. The Bullet Ruck offers a way to streamline your morning — it’s a simple pack that is just as durable and tough as the original. The Rucker was built for the Goruck challenge (an intense race) and has Expert Ruck Plates, which won’t break, meaning your laptop is safe from practically everything. Both are rainproof with silent zipper pulls, feature multiple pockets and molle attachments, so you can attach what you need to the pack. — Meg Lappe
Coleman Indoor-Outdoor Air Mattress
Save 50% There are few things more satisfying than a good and timely deal. Today, on Amazon Coleman’s well-reviewed indoor-outdoor air mattress is half off on Amazon today.
The SupportRest is taller than most air mattresses, which makes it easier to get in and out of bed (and at a more familiar height in general). Smartly, the outside ring of the mattress is slightly elevated from the rest of the mattress — this makes rolling off the mattress a lesser likelihood.
This queen-sized mattress, which Coleman suggests for either indoor or outdoor use, does not come with a pump, but one can be added to your order for $17 (look right above the “Add to Cart” button). You could also use a pump you’ve got in the closet from air mattresses past, too.
Frye Lace-up Boots
Save up to 54%:If your go-to boots are worse for wear, this is an ideal time to invest in a new pair. Though the majority of the U.S. is experiencing a relatively mild, snow-free fall, winter is just around the corner. A rugged pair of boots is a necessity when the weather turns and heritage American brand Frye offers a range of styles appropriate for the cooler months. If you head over to Nordstrom Rack today, you can save up to 54 percent on a few well-made lace-up styles. Normally priced well over $300, these boots now cost as little as $165 — that’s a preseason sale worth taking advantage of. — John Zientek
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