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MONDAY, APRIL 29
Save up to 25%:If you’re planning on picking up a new pair of sneakers for the warm-weather months, head over to Zappos today. Currently, you can save up to 25 percent on a range of classic sneakers from Converse. Pick from high-top and low-top styles in canvas and leather — there’s something for everyone. — John Zientek
Breville Duo-Temp Pro Espresso Machine
Save $68: From the fully kitted Oracle Touch to the bare bones Duo-Temp Pro, there’s an espresso maker for everyone in Breville’s line of machines. Today on Jet, the latter is as cheap as you’ll find it.
The Duo-Temp Pro — which retails for $400, not Jet’s listed $699 — comes with Breville’s excellent milk wand, a 54mm tamper, PID temperature control and the option to use pressurized or non-pressurized gaskets. Basically, it pulls consistent, clean shots of espresso and can foam up some milk. It’s also significantly smaller than most of Breville’s espresso offerings. Make sure you have a grinder. — Will Price
Save 43%: Right now, you can save up to 43 percent off the only two kettlebells you’ll need to stock up your home gym. Both the 10- and 20-pound Yes4All cast iron kettlebell sets are on sale on Amazon. Each pair has a painted black finish that will help with grip when you’re pumping out that last thruster and making it easier to hold steady during Farmer Walks. The flat bottom is imperative for put-downs and pick-ups, and the wide handle offers enough space for single and double arm swings, deadlifts, skull crushers, bicep curls and overhead presses. If you’re looking for a way to increase the intensity on your body weight workouts, these two sets of weights are a great place to start. Shop both sales today on Amazon. — Meg Lappe
Vaer Field Watches
Save 15%: Vaer is a Los Angeles-based manufacturer of such affordable field watches assembled with Swiss quartz movements. The Heritage and Field models features 40mm stainless steel cases, scratch-resistant sapphire crystals, and 100m of water resistance. Both models also feature Super LumiNova lume and screw-down crowns, and come with two straps: a Horween leather single-pass and a nylon NATO. Right now, you can take $30 off the $199 list price of each model from Huckberry — just in time for summer. — Oren Hartov
Flybird Adjustable Weight Bench Sale
Save $48: Flybird’s adjustable bench is ideal for at-home workouts and is $48 off today, meaning it’s just $101. The combination of high-quality leather padding and anti-slip foam moves in 21 different ways so you can use for bench pressing, bicep curls, dips and overhead presses. Whether you’re looking to add a new toy to your collection, or are starting a home gym, this is a multi-faceted tool that you’ll use for years. It’s an Amazon flash deal, so pick up one of the few remaining while you can. — Meg Lappe
Clarks x End GORE-TEX Boots
Save $80: These boots, a collaboration between End and Clarks, feature a modern pixelated camo leather upper and Vibram rubber outsole, with one pair available in the eye-catching “Earth Pixel” colorway and another pair in the more subdued “Gray Pixel.” Both pairs sport reflective 3M laces and branded pull tabs with military-style attachment loops along the heel. And thanks to a Gore-tex membrane built into the boot, you can stand in ankle-deep water without getting your socks wet.
While these boots are normally $235, End has a full-size run of each for just $155 today.
— Andy Frakes
Up to $70 Off: To celebrate Mother’s Day, Samsung is discounting all its smartwatches. You can save $70 on the Gear S3 frontier (normally $300), which is a few years old but still the company’s most rugged smartwatch. You can save $50 on the Galaxy Watch (normally $300) that was announced last year. Most notably, you can save $20 on the company’s newest smartwatch, the Galaxy Watch Active (normally $200), which is the best option for athletes and fitness-focused individuals. The deals are valid through May 11.
Garmin Edge 920 Cycling Computer
Save $90: You don’t need a cycling computer; route planning and riding are done easily without one. But the mini handlebar dashboard has its advantages: not only the basics like speed, time and altitude but also detailed route information, specific feedback to help hit training goals and tracking for everyone else that you’re riding with. Garmin’s Edge 820 provides access to all of these features (and many more) with a touchscreen-equipped construction that’s easy to use and easy to read. Right now it’s on sale for 26 percent off — that’s $90 in savings. — Tanner Bowden
Save Up to 40%: Saint Unbreakable prides itself on finding the happy medium between functional and fashionable motorcycle apparel. While Saint Unbreakable clothing does carry a timeless vintage style, it also incorporates a liberal amount of Dyneema for abrasion resistance. The upside to the brand’s method and style is there’s no extra bulk so Saint’s riding jeans and jackets can be worn pretty much anywhere, off the bike. On the other hand, the single layer construction is just that and only acts as protection against slides, not hard knocks as there is no armor for impacts.
That’s not to say you should pass on what Saint Unbreakable has to offer. If you’re looking for more casual riding gear for around town, chances are Saint Unbreakable has what you’re looking for. It is more of a lifestyle brand so prices will be on the higher side, but luckily, today, you can save up to 40% on a whole bunch of Saint Unbreakable apparel, from jeans and jackets to shirts and hats. — Bryan Campbell
TUESDAY, APRIL 30
Save Up to 25%: Just a week ago, Timex ran a sale on some of our favorite field watches. This week, the brand is going even further, offering a discount of 15% off purchases of $49+ or 25% purchases of $99+ with the discount code “TREATYOURSELF.” Whether you need a watch for the beach or something with a 12-hour bezel for keeping track of a second time zone, Timex has a summer watch for you. — Oren Hartov
Helinox Chair One Camp Chair
Save $55: Unlike a tent and a sleeping bag, the camp chair is a piece of outdoor furniture that many of us are perfectly okay with leaving behind. For many, the most packable of them aren’t comfortable enough to warrant schlepping up the side of a mountain, and the most comfortable are too cumbersome for any campsite that’s too far from a vehicle. Enter Helinox’s Chair One: it weighs roughly two pounds and packs down smaller than many sleeping bags yet offers elevated seating (so your bum won’t freeze on the ground) and comfortable back support. Helinox achieved this by building the chair with folding aluminum DAC poles that come together just like the ones your tent uses. The seat is nylon and mesh.
With the Chair One, it doesn’t matter where you stand in regard to backcountry seating — if you hate camp chairs, this is the one to turn you; if you love them, here’s your upgrade. It’ll work for camping trips but can also handle outings to the neighborhood park and is perfect for outdoor concerts too. It’s also marked down by 44 percent — that’s $55 off — at Mountain Steals. In addition to the Chair One deal, Mountain Steals is offering discounts on more packable outdoor seating from Helinox; there’s a larger (and smaller) version of the Chair One, a rocking chair, a swivel chair and more. — Tanner Bowden
Save 25%: Founded in 1883, Michigan-based Wolverine builds a range of rugged and dependable boots. The brand’s classic style, the 1000 Mile boot, is now on sale at East Dane. Available in two iterations — the original 1,000 Mile style and the Evans style — you can save at least $96 a pair. If you’ve been waiting to purchase a pair of American-made boots, this is a chance to score one of the best for a solid price.
— John Zientek
Jenson’s Road and Mountain Bike Sale
Save 45%: Jenson’s, an online bike shop, has its annual sale this week. You can save up to 45 percent on a variety of high-end road, mountain and commuter bikes. If you were waiting for the perfect time to buy a mountain bike (the season’s starting this month) consider this your green light. We’ve picked through a couple of highlights below, but you’ll have to pick through as there are limited sizes in each model. — Meg Lappe
Instant Pot Duo
Save Up to 40%: Today, the Instant Pot Duo, the best model for people who aren’t worried about looks, is one of Amazon’s Deals of the Day.
Starting at $48, the three-, six- and eight-quart models are all marked down to prices that match all-time lows on Amazon. The Duo does everything that made the Instant Pot famous in the first place: pressure cook, slow cook, steam, sautee and a whole pile of presets for specific foods (chili, yogurt, soup and so on). But unlike the newer and more premium Ultra and Max models, it doesn’t have an LCD display or a few more fringe preset cooking modes. If you’re cooking for more than one person, we recommend upgrading to the six-quart Duo. If you’re new to the Instant Pot landscape, let some of our favorite IP-specific recipes be your guide. — Will Price
Jomers Long Sleeve Polos
Save 40%: If you’ve been looking to update your warm-weather wardrobe, you should consider picking up a long sleeve polo shirt from Jomers. Made in Peru, the fabric for this shirt is woven into a pique from Oxford Pima yarn. Then the brand roasts the fabric in an oven, singeing the wispy Oxford fibers to produce an incredibly smooth texture. Available in five colors — sky blue, white, navy, dark blue and burgundy — Jomer’s slim-fit long sleeve polo shirts are now 40 percent off and cost just $18. Sizes are already selling out quickly, so if you want to pick up one (or several) of these for yourself, don’t wait.
— Andy Frakes
Onkyo TX-RZ630 AV Receiver
Save $400: Looking for an AV receiver to drive your surround sound home theater system? Check out the Onkyo TX-RZ630. Normally $799, it’s on sale right now for $450. If you order from World Wide Stereo and use the code ‘GEAR’ at checkout, however, you can get another $50 off. The offer is valid through May 5.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 1
Kershaw Natrix Knife Sale
Save 34%: Kershaw’s blacked out Natrix pocket knife is down to just $28 today on Amazon. The handle and blade are sleek, yet tactical-looking. The just over three-inch blade of 8Cr13MoV black-oxide coated steel performs in all conditions, yet is still affordable. Deploy the blade quickly thanks to a KVT ball-bearing opening or SpeedSafe assisted opening (early production models have the latter). It weighs in under 3-ounces so you can clip it to any pocket or belt loop without feeling a thing.
Save Up to 55%: Filson’s high-quality shirts are known to be expensive. They typically cost around $115 — a significant chunk of change — and are extremely well-made and durable. But thanks to this sale from Zappos, several great Filson shirts are up to 55 percent off. That means you’ll pay as little as $52 for a shirt that’s likely to outlast everything else in your closet. Deals like this don’t come around too often, so pick up one of these while you can. — Andy Frakes
Save Up to 20%: Last week, Burrow, the company that makes our favorite internet sofa, released an updated take on its original couches. The Nomad Collection comes with a slew of neat updates and a new leather upholstery option.
You could hop on the company’s new couch train, or you could take advantage of its newly discounted old ones — all of Burrow’s first sofas, loveseats, chairs and chaise kings are marked down between 15 and 20 percent off. They’re modular, covered in stain-resistant fabric, have a built-in USB cord, come in a variety of colors and ship for free. Available while supplies last. — Will Price
R.M. Williams Chelsea Boots
Save 25%:In 1932, Reginal Murray Williams founded his eponymous brand in Adelaide, South Australia, offering saddles, riding boots and other leather goods for cattlemen. The boots, in particular, were a hit. Made from a single-piece leather upper, they had a clean silhouette, a simple pull-on style and superior durability. And over the past eight decades, the design hasn’t changed much.
In recent years, however, the brand received investment from L capital — a private-equity fund sponsored by LVMH (Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy) — along with IFM Investors and Hugh Jackman. The influx of resources and capital has allowed R.M. Williams to expand on a global scale, offering its iconic boots to a much wider audience. You can pick up a pair at East Dane, where the classic Chelsea boot style is now on sale.
Available in both full-grain leather and suede, it features elastic insets, branded pull-tabs and leather soles. The current sale offers 25 percent off — that’s savings up to $162. — John Zientek
Black Diamond Spot Headlamp
Save 37%: If there’s one camping accessory to buy heading into summer, it’s a headlamp, and Black Diamond’s Spot, which is currently only $25 at Amazon thanks to a 37 percent discount, is better than a safe bet. It’s simple, but don’t take that to mean that it’s basic. The Spot uses three AAA batteries, is fully waterproof, and features a main light with 300 lumens of brightness. According to Black Diamond, it can shoot a beam of light 80 meters (262 feet), but we’re more impressed by how easily you can swap between its various modes (beam, flood, strobe, red night vision) and how its brightness is adjustable as necessary.
Black Diamond recently updated the Spot — it’s smaller, brighter and has a second button — and the model that’s on sale is the older one. At $25, it’s still an excellent deal on an even better headlamp that we’ve considered to be the best for years, but if you have to have what’s new, it’s only $15 more (you can buy it here). — Tanner Bowden
Part of today’s lot of Amazon Deals of the Day, a whole mess of succulents (and bonsai trees, for what it’s worth) are discounted by 25 percent. The sale includes everything from packs of five to packs of twenty, all pre-potted with soil.
If you’re new to keeping plants alive, here’s the short of it: succulents don’t need water often, prefer long bouts of direct sunlight and take up very little space. Buy a pack of 20 and dole them out on Mother’s Day. — Will Price
Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Save $80: You can buy the normally $350 headphones on eBay for $270 — that’s $80 off. They are refurbished which might be a red flag for some, but this is still the best deal we’ve seen on the Bose QuietComfort 35 II in a long time. You can occasionally find them discounted on Amazon or Best Buy for $300, but it’s not that often. The discount only applies to black models.
THURSDAY, MAY 2
Orient Ray II Dive Watch
Save Over 60%: Japanese brand Orient offers some of the best value in mechanical watches. The Orient Ray II Automatic’s retail price of $335 is a pretty good value to begin with. But right now, you can get it on a bracelet with choices of dial colors for just $130. There are also options on a rubber strap for $5 less and a very cool all-black version for just $35 more. — Oren Hartov
Herman Miller Furniture
Save 15%: Michigan-based furniture maker Herman Miller may very well be the keepers of the most treasured furniture designs of the mid-century modern era. The brand houses original works by names long cemented in design history: Charles and Ray Eames, Isamu Noguchi, George Nelson and more. Starting today, almost all of it is on sale.
The Herman Miller Spring Sale is the largest markdown on the company’s archival and recent work — a cool 15 percent off. Everything from the Eameses Lounge chair to Nelson’s Bubble lamps to the brand new Cosm office chair are on sale and ship for free. Happy shopping. — Will Price
Save 40%: Right now, you can save 40 percent on a pair of the Clarks Wallabee, a moc-toe shoe with a suede upper and an easy-wearing crepe sole.
While the Wallabee is a staple of the Clarks portfolio, it’s also the darling of a number of style experts and streetwear brands. In recent years, collaborations that riff on the Wallabee silhouette include OVO (Drake’s collective), Concepts and Supreme. If you want to pick up this iconic shoe for a solid deal, don’t miss this sale. — John Zientek
Adidas Ultraboost 19 Sale
Save $55: The Adidas Ultraboost 19 is down from $180 to $126 at Jackrabbit today in the white and red color. Back in December, Adidas launched the updated model of the ever-popular Ultraboost. We reviewed the shoe here and loved it for long runs. If you’re in the market for a shoe with plush cushion and a flexible and breathable upper, this shoe is for you. While there are limited sizes available, this is the first time we’ve seen the re-designed Ultraboost 19 on sale. Pick up a pair today at Jackrabbit. — Meg Lappe
Apple Watch Series 4
Save $50: New Apple products rarely discounted, so when they do it’s exciting. Take the Apple Watch Series 4. It was released this past fall and the cheapest model on Apple’s website still costs $399 — see here. You can occasionally find the same Series 4 on Amazon for $384, but it’s selling for well below that right now. At $349, it’s the cheapest that Amazon has ever discounted the Apple Watch Series 4. (This deal only applies to the 40mm model with a black sports loop band.)
Oliver Peoples Sunglasses
Save 30%:If you’ve been waiting for a great sale to invest in a new pair of quality sunglasses, this is your chance. East Dane is currently offering 30 percent off a range of Italian-made shades from Oliver Peoples. At the sale, you can pick up both acetate and metal framed styles from the cult-favorite LA brand for as little as $266 — but sizes are selling quickly. — John Zientek
Evergoods CPL 24 Backpack
Save $69: A good everyday backpack is simple, durable and understated, and you’ll find few better examples than the Evergoods Civic Panel Loader 24, which is currently $69 off at Huckberry (the best deal we’ve seen on this bag). Evergoods — a relatively young company started by an ex-Patagonia engineer and one of GORUCK’s original co-founders — makes its backpacks in small-batches at its headquarters in Bozeman, Montana.
Since the CPL 24’s debut in 2017, multiple Gear Patrol staff members have adopted it as their daily driver for getting to and from the office. That says a lot, given how many backpacks we test out for reviews and buying guides. But the CPL 24 stands out because it balances a minimal look with a full set of features; a 500D nylon shell fabric treated with a water-resistant coating, a curved back panel that’s both comfortable and breathable and a side-access laptop compartment that fits computers up to 15 inches are just a few. Plus, while the CPL 24 is the ideal around-town pack, it’s capable enough to handle an impromptu hike too (the backpack includes pass-throughs for hydration hoses on both shoulders). — Tanner Bowden
LG B8 55-Inch OLED TV (2018)
Save Over $500: The LG B8 is the company’s entry-level OLED TV, but its picture quality is just as good as the company’s higher-end model, like the LG C8. If you’re looking to get an OLED TV, this is one of the best deals we’ve seen. The deal is on a 55-inch model, which is rare because it’s a really popular-sized TV. (Most homes don’t need or can’t fit, a TV that’s larger than 55-inches.) And it’s going for a little over $1,000, which is a lot less expensive than what LG is currently selling its 55-inch LG B8 OLED TVs.
Schuberth C4 Spark Helmet
Save 53%: Riding a motorcycle is a delight for the senses, but it can grow a little weary on the ears after a while. Between the roar of the wind rushing past and the drone of the engine, it doesn’t take long for the sounds of a ride to push into the irritation zone—or even encroach on causing hearing damage.
Of course, a good helmet can help offset those potentially-deafening noises. And right now, one of the quietest helmets on the market today—the Schuberth C4 Spark Helmet—is on sale for a massive 53 percent off at RevZilla.
This sleek, compact helmet’s Direct Fiber Processing construction (it’s like carbon fiber, but with glass) means it weighs in at just a little over four pounds, but thanks to its German engineering—a process that included hours and hours of testing and aerodynamic optimization—your ears will think they’re encased in far more mass. Should the silence grow too off-putting, the Schuberth C4 Spark also comes with a speaker, microphone, and integral cell phone antenna pre-installed, as well as everything needed to plug the company’s SC1 communication system—which brings mobile phone integration, intercom functionality, and FM radio reception to the table—into the helmet. If you’ve been thinking about grabbing a new lid now that riding season has picked back up and you’re a fan of this German helmet’s style, there’s no reason to wait.
— Will Sabel Courtney
Save 25%: Hamilton is always easy to recommend for fun and high-quality, Swiss entry-level luxury watches at affordable prices. It’s even easier when we find them discounted, and right now Macy’s is offering 25% off a wide range of great watches from Hamilton with the promo code FRIEND at checkout. — Zen Love
FRIDAY, MAY 3
Timex Expedition Scout Watch
Save 24%: The Expedition Scout features a quartz movement, quick-set date and 50m of water resistance. Right now you can take 24% one of two versions: a black dial with a green canvas strap or a tan-colored dial with a blue fabric strap. Both watches feature Indiglo backlight technology and an inner 24-hour track for a handsome, military-inspired aesthetic. — Oren Hartov
Oxo Burr Grinder
Save $20: Walk into a coffee shop and ask any person behind the counter what you can do to make better coffee at home, and we’re willing to bet the answer will be the same: grind your own beans.
The reason: ground beans go stale quickly. The second a bean is ground, the essential oils and trapped aromatics are released and begin to fade — thus, from the moment beans are chewed up in a grinder, a flavor loss clock begins ticking.
Today on Amazon, Oxo’s excellent entry-level electric burr grinder is on sale from $100 to $80, matching its all-time low price. The Oxo grinder features 15 separate grind level settings and stainless steel burrs. It can grind 12 cups worth of coffee in 30 seconds or less. — Will Price
EMPOWERD Luci Solar Lantern
Save 52%: An inflatable camping lantern comes across as a gimmick, but MPOWERD’s Luci is a practical way to add ambiance to base camp without weighing down your backpack. The Luci has 135-lumen LED bulb that sheds enough light to illuminate the inside of a tent or the surface of a picnic table. Best of all though is that it doesn’t need batteries because it comes equipped with a solar panel that charges up during the day when artificial light isn’t needed. The Luci Color, a version of the light that emits various hues, is on sale now for just $12 thanks to a 52 percent discount. — Tanner Bowden
Bose Solo 5 TV Sound System
Save $100: The Bose Solo 5 TV sound system is a soundbar that’s ideal for small rooms and apartments. Normally $200, eBay is selling it for half that. It’s relatively small and can be placed on top of media console or mounted to the wall. If you’re having trouble hearing the dialogue from your TV’s speakers, this soundbar is a surefire way to fix that. It also has built-in Bluetooth, so you can stream music to when the TV is not in use.
Aer Travel Bags
Save 30%:If you have travel plans on the books for summer or are just in the market for a new commuter bag, head over to East Dane today. Currently, you can save 30 percent on a range of functional travel bags from Aer. Made from ballistic nylon, they cost as little as $56, so if you see a style you like, don’t wait — they’re selling quickly. — John Zientek
Butter Pat Estee Cast-Iron Skillet
Save 15%: All Butter Pat Industries hand-cast-iron skillets are produced in small batches, take a lot of time to make and are apparently the choice pan of famed Southern chef, Sean Brock. They’re smooth as hell, light enough to toss veggies in, sports pour spots that are actually useful and are among our favorite cast iron out there. But they’re also far more expensive than your average pan.
Today, Butter Pat’s best-selling 8-inch Estee skillet is on sale from $145 to $119 with code MOTHERSDAY19. This size skillet is good for a single steak, breakfast for two, cornbread and various other desserts and baking recipes. — Will Price
Chaco Z2 Sandal Sale
Save 50%: Right now, you can pick up a pair of Chaco’s Z/2 Canyon sandals for up to 50 percent off. The all-black midsoles paired with a polyester jacquard patterned strap keep your feet in place during sandy hill climbing and easy rafting trips. These hiking sandals are perfect for beach walks thanks to ChacoGrip outsoles with rubber won’t slip over wet rocks and trails. Pick up a pair today at REI for just $60, down from $120. — Meg Lappe
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