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Weight Rack and Weights Sale
Save $300: Right now, Weider weight rack and five sets of dumbbells are $300 off. While weight racks and dumbbells are typically pricey, having more than one pair is imperative for your home gym. If you’re looking to hit your goals this year, this deal is too good to pass up. For $300 you get a set of 10, 15, 20, 25 and 30, plus a rack, so that you can tuck the five sets in a corner out of the way. It’s an easy (and cost-effective) way to upgrade your home gym.
A good weight rack can last through a lifetime of burpees, overhead presses, squats, lunges and rows. These weights are ergonomic with hexagonal ends so that easily do push-ups on them, without them sliding out from under you. Plus, when you drop them, they won’t roll away from you. Each set is made with chrome and rubber, so they’ll survive a powerlifting session or a quickie post-HIIT workout — sweat won’t cause them to slip out of your hands. — Meg Lappe
Seiko 5 “Baby Monster” Watch
Save Over 50%: Right now, you can nab a Seiko 5 SRP48X “Baby Monster” for just $140, which is over half-off an MSRP of $320. The Baby Monster, which is available in both white and orange dials, features now-iconic thick lumed indices and hands, a stainless steel 43mm case with 100m of water resistance, a mineral crystal, a notched unidirectional dive bezel and Seiko’s 4R36 automatic movement with day-date complication, which is viewable via an exhibition case back. — Oren Hartov
Naglev Unico Hiker
Save 25%: A pair of handmade hiking boots can cost as much as $750, but right now there’s a pair made by a small Italian brand called Naglev available for $173, which is 25 percent off its regular price of $230. Before you discount that as small change, know that the shoe, called the Unico Hiker, is unlike any other hiking shoe available (it’s also on our list of the best hiking boots available).
Naglev is based in the Alps, where outdoor footwear was invented, and it created the Unico to function as a middle ground between a hiking boot and a trail running sneaker. It calls to mind approach shoes (sturdy, low-cut hiking shoes typically used by rock climbers who face long treks through technical terrain on the way to a climb) but it’s built much differently. The upper is made of one single piece of Kevlar fabric — yes, the same stuff used to make body armor — and its inside is lined with a with a sock-like wool liner. This construction creates a remarkably durable shoe that’s unexpectedly comfortable, and entirely unique. — Tanner Bowden
Red Wing Round Toe Suede boot
Save 46%: It’s no surprise that Red Wing boots are an American classic. Since 1872, the brand has made no-nonsense footwear, designed to stand up to years of hard use. The Minnesota-based maker utilizes leather from the S.B. Foot Tanning Company, also located in the city of Red Wing, and produces nearly 1 million pairs of boots every year from its large mid-century factory.
If you’ve been waiting for a sale to purchase your own pair of Red Wing boots, head over to Nordstrom Rack. Currently, you can save 46 percent on a pair of rugged suede lace-up boots. This classic American-made round toe style now costs just $150 and comes in sizes 7 to 13. But with a deal this good, sizes are bound to sell quickly, so act fast. — John Zientek
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