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Mystery Ranch Urban Assault Backpack
Save 28%: The Urban Assault pack (currently 28 percent off at Huckberry in select colorways) utilizes the same technical design features that make Mystery Ranch bags suitable for the most rigorous users but includes features that make it ideal for the urban inhabitant. It’s made with 500-denier Cordura nylon and has a unique three-zipper opening system, two internal accessory pockets, a laptop sleeve and a quick-access lid pouch. It also employs a fixed-harness frame system, which allows the commuter-friendly pack to perform like a high-end expedition backpack. — Tanner Bowden
Saint Laurent Sunglasses
Save up to 58%:Dominated by the same aviator- and Wayfarer-inspired designs, the sunglasses market can seem a bit uninspired at times. If you’ve been yearning for a frame that breaks from the status quo, consider a style from Saint Laurent. The Parisian fashion house offers a range of distinct sunglasses, all crafted in Italy. From a combination acetate-metal Clubmaster style to a chunky Havana-acetate square silhouette, these well-made shades are anything but bland. And now at Nordstrom Rack, some of these sunglasses are up to 58 percent off while supplies last — that’s savings of $271. — John Zientek
Instant Pot Lux
Save $30 Of the many Instant Pot variations, the Lux is probably the least fussy. It does the Instant Pot things that folks go on and on about their Instant Pots doing — pressure cooking, rice cooking and slow cooking — but isn’t programmable and doesn’t give you a plethora of power options or customization features. It keeps the virtues of the astronaut helmet-looking kitchen appliance that took over the web intact while offering much less space to screw up dinner by adjusting one too many dials.
Today on Ebay, the 6-quart Instant Pot Lux is just $65 — nearly as cheap as we’ve ever seen it. —Will Price
Save $70: Apple released the HomePod (
$350 $280), its first smart speaker, a little over a year ago and since then, the HomePod stayed pretty at the same price ($350). We haven’t seen it on sale that many times. That said, a HomePod sale isn’t unheard of. Right now, for example, you can nab a HomePod — in either white or space gray — for $280 at Best Buy, which is $70 off. It’s a pretty excellent deal considering that the HomePod is, in our opinion, the best sounding smart speaker you can buy.
Adidas Ultraboost Sale
Save 30%Here at Gear Patrol, the Boost sneakers we’ve tested have been some of our favorites — including the Solarboost — one of our best new running shoes of 2019. The announcement of the Adidas Ultraboost 19 proved to be extremely exciting and pushed the original Ultraboost to go on sale quite frequently this year, and who knows how long that will last. It’s responsive, so each footfall is soft yet fast. You can’t go wrong with a Boost purchase. — Meg Lappe
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