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The Best Deals of the Day: December 21, 2018

How to save on some of our favorite true-wireless headphones, a Wi-Fi enabled Instant Pot, the CRKT Swindle pocket knife and much more.



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Over the past five years, Fulton & Roark has shown that solid colognes make a ton of sense. Its versions offer long-lasting formulas designed to give off enough fragrance that those closest to you can appreciate — without your scent taking over an entire room. And the pocket-sized, shatterproof metal containers make reapplying on-the-go easier and less messy than spritzing with a glass bottle.

The Sterling cologne has become an instant classic. With notes of tobacco leaf, leather and dark vanilla, the fragrance is decidedly musky without being overpowering. With Fulton & Roark’s 30-day, no-questions-asked return policy, there’s no risk giving it a try yourself.

Use the code GEAR10 for $10 off any purchase at FultonandRoark.com.

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Jabra Elite Active 65t
Save $50: The Jabra Elite Active 65t are great true wireless earbuds that are both sweat- and water-resistant, and thanks to a four-mic array, they’re actually better for calls than AirPods. In our true wireless earbuds buying guide, we named the Jabra Elite Active 65t as “best for active professionals.” Normally $190, the Jabra Elite Active 65t are on sale right now for $140 — that’s $50 off — which brings down to being even more affordable than AirPods. They’re available in two colors, copper blue or copper black.

Buy Now: $190 $140


Instant Pot Smart Wifi
Save 40% It is the Friday before Christmas and you’ve completely forgotten to get a gift for someone. Luckily, if that someone likes to cook, likes to eat food or lacks the time to smoke ribs the usual way, you’re in luck: Instant Pot’s 6-Quart Smart Wifi pot is 40 percent off on Amazon today and, according to Amazon, will arrive pre-Christmas.

The Smart Wifi Instant Pot is one of the less-recommended models, but not because it can’t do what other Instant Pots can; it’s mostly knocked because Instant Pot’s app, a key feature on the Smart model, is fairly inconsistent (I’ve also had problems with updates causing connectivity issues). The good news: it’s got buttons on the front just like every other Instant Pot out there and, today, it’s the best deal of the bunch. —Will Price

Buy Now: $150 $90


Todd Snyder Dylan Shearling Suede Jacket
Save 40%:New York designer Todd Snyder gave the classic trucker jacket a major overhaul this season. Instead of crafting the casual style in denim or roughout suede, he opted to use sueded merino shearling. Made in Italy, the Dylan Shearling Suede Jacket features a slim fit and includes two chest pockets and two handwarmer pockets. Available in sizes XS to XXL, the jacket is now 40 percent off and costs just over $1,000. Normally for a trucker jacket, that’s a lot of money. But in this case, for an Italian-made shearling trucker, it’s incredibly reasonable. — John Zientek

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CRKT Swindle
Save 37%: Deception lies at the core of CRKT’s aptly-named Swindle pocket knife. Closed, the Swindle appears to be a fairly-typical folder with a thumb stud opening. But the stud isn’t mounted to the knife’s spine; in fact, it isn’t part of the blade at all. The actual knife blade betrays conventional designs, deploying with a flipper tap from the other side to produce what CRKT describes as an “uphill curve.” The decoy stud isn’t just that either — that bit of protruding steel is an equally-unique, spring-assisted pocket clip that leaves the Swindle’s handle smooth.

Designed by revered knife maker Ken Onion, the Swindle won the award for “Most Innovative Imported Design” at the 2013 Blade Show and has continued in CRKT’s production line since. The blade is just over three inches and comes in two versions — one made of high-carbon steel, and a premium version with Sandvik stainless steel and a milled handle. Both are currently on sale at Amazon — the basic for 37% off and the premium for 42% off. — Tanner Bowden

Buy Now: $60 $38

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