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Patagonia Micro Puff Sale
Save 20%: Last year, we awarded the Patagonia Micro Puff jacket our editor’s choice award for best synthetic down jacket. We were impressed by the weight, water-repellent nylon shell and use of a unique baffling construction that prevents insulation from bunching. The PlumaFill insulation ensures warmth during some of the coldest days. Right now, you can pick up this jacket and save over $50. Just use the code TAKE20MARCH to get 20-percent off the Micro Puff at Backcountry. The code is applicable to one full-priced item, so if the Micro Puff isn’t for you, there are plenty of other awesome jackets to choose from.
— Meg Lappe
Persol PO9714 Foldable Sunglasses
Save 80%: If you want a screaming deal on a pair of iconic Italian sunglasses, don’t sleep on this deal. Right now at Massdrop, you can save 80 percent on the classic PO9714 folding sunglasses from Persol. The style comes in three colors — red tortoise, yellow tortoise and madreterra — and costs just $85 (the shades will ship on April 16).
The PO9714 is a modern take on the brand’s famous 9649 style (made famous by Steve McQueen) and features a handmade acetate frame with signature arrow hinges and a keyhole bridge. Made in Italy, the style folds for easy storage and comes with a carrying case. If you’ve been waiting to buy a great pair of shades, don’t wait — this deal ends in a couple of days. — John Zientek
REI Camping Bundle Sale
Save $75: Right now, you can pick up a three-season tent, the REI Co-op Passage 2-person tent with a Stratus insulated air pad and Trail Pod 30 sleeping bag all together for just $200. If you’re looking to start camping this spring, this set has everything you need. Pick a spot, book it and take those vacation days.
The tent weighs just over five pounds and comfortably sleeps two. The floor is water-resistant for those dew-covered mornings, and thanks to the sleeping bag, you’ll stay warm in case the temperatures drop down to 30F.
You’ll save $75 on the bundle when you buy the tent, pad and sleeping bag together, plus if you’re an REI member, you’ll get 10 percent back that you can spend in April.
— Meg Lappe
Tons of Grills
Save Up to $200: Today, for reasons unknown, the internet is riddled with deals on grills. Not deals on just any grills, but grills we genuinely like. And not just deals on grills we like, but grills in almost every category of grilling. We’re talking Weber’s well-reviewed entry-level gas grill, a stowable, cast-aluminum charcoal grill, a wood pellet grill-smoker combo and more. We’ve picked our favorite of the lot below. —Will Price
Kershaw Shuffle Folding Knife
Save Over 50%: Kershaw is a manufacturer well known by people who rely on their blades to get a job done, and the brand’s Shuffle folding knife offers more than just a clean cut. A bottle opener is built into the back of the knife handle; the butt of the knife is shaped to double as a flathead screwdriver, and can also be used as a lanyard or keychain attachment. The small size and ergonomically-shaped grip make this a pocketable piece of gear that can work for anybody’s EDC kit, and today you can get two for the price of one thanks to this Massdrop deal.
Get yours before they’re gone — after all, the stock’s going to sell out twice as fast. — Andy Frakes
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