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Coway Mighty Air Purifier
Save $68: On the cusp of allergy season, a timely deal: the Coway Mighty air purifier is marked down $68 at Amazon.
Recommended by everyone from the Wirecutter to Home Air Guides, the Mighty boasts a four-stage filtration system, washable pre-filter and “eco mode.” It’s not ideal for big rooms — Coway recommends placing it in spaces no bigger than 361 square feet — but it’s the right choice for most bedrooms and city apartments. The Mighty is already significantly less expensive than the competition, and today its discounted below last year’s Prime Day price. — Will Price
Au Sabot Le Thiers Pocket Knife
Save 40%: France is the gravitational center of the culinary world, so it’s fitting that the country also produces some of the finest cutlery available. The focal point of that industry is Thiers, a town in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region that’s home to roughly one hundred knife making companies as well as a museum dedicated to the art and process. Thiers blades aren’t just for chefs though; knives of every kind are created there, including Au Sabot’s Le Thiers pocket knife, which is currently 40 percent off at Huckberry.
Au Sabot’s ode to Thiers is a handsome folding knife with a 3.5-inch blade made of carbon steel that’s available with handles made of hardwoods like rosewood and olive as well as more exotic materials like the horn of African buffalo. The knife’s form was developed by the Confrerie du Couteau Le Thiers, which means “Brotherhood of the Thiers Knife,” during the nineties to pay homage to the town’s 600-year history crafting blades. Fifteen local masters worked over months to design the Le Theirs. Au Sabot makes its version by hand in its factory there and includes a fold-out corkscrew in the handle, which, as the French might say, is quite à-propos. — Tanner Bowden
Cheap Outdoor Furniture
Save 25-75%: No one would blame you for prioritizing indoor furniture to outdoor furniture when filling out a home. But, with warmer months fast approaching (or already here for some states), now is the moment to get at least something on the patio, porch or balcony.
That’s where Houzz’s Mid-Season Sale comes in, with a few thousand products marked down anywhere from 25 to 75 percent off. And while there are deals in nearly every furniture category, the markdowns on outdoor dining sets and weatherproof sofas and couches are the most noteworthy. The Mid-Season Sale will run until May 12. — Will Price
Snow Peak Collapsible Umbrella
Save 40%: It’s easy to leave your umbrella at home when your only option is a three-foot-long behemoth that doesn’t fit in your work bag. But any time an afternoon thunderstorm rolls into town, you probably find yourself wishing you’d brought it — or had bought one to keep in your office as well.
That’s the real joy of a compact and lightweight umbrella: you can drop it into your briefcase, backpack or messenger bag and forget it’s even in there (until the next mid-day storm, anyway). This specific model from Snow Peak — one of our favorite brands — measures only nine inches folded, weighs just under five ounces and is designed to collapse during heavy wind gusts rather than breaking or ripping, meaning it’ll get you through the season and many more to come. Best of all, it’s on sale at Nordstrom for just $34 today — that’s savings of more than 30 percent.
— Andy Frakes
Fitbit Versa Smartwatch
Save $20: Fitbit’s entry-level smartwatch, the Versa, is $20 off at Best Buy right now. The normally $200 smartwatch is a great option for anybody who doesn’t want to spend big on an Apple Watch, but still wants an easy way to track steps, calories burned, sleep and heart rate. Other than its looks — the Versa has a slim and lightweight design — a big selling point of this Fitbit smartwatch is its battery life; it can last several days, even if you wear it to bed. On the downside, the Versa doesn’t have a built-in GPS, meaning it’s not quite as capable a fitness tracker as other smartwatches.
Traska Freediver Watch
Save $50: With a 40mm stainless steel case, Seiko NH38A automatic movement, Super LuiNova lume, a 120-click unidirectional dive bezel and a sapphire crystal, the Traska Freediver is the perfect watch for summer, and best of all, you don’t have to allocate a month’s rent toward buying one. Right now, you can grab a Freediver in steel with a black sapphire bezel or in DLC-coated steel with a sapphire DLC bezel for just $350, or in steel with a stainless steel bezel for $375. — Oren Hartov
The Best Hiking Socks Are on Sale
Save 20% and Up: Hiking socks are vital yet often overlooked kit for walking in the woods and mountains. — Tanner Bowden
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