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Raen Remmy Polarized Sunglasses
Save 50%: Today at Nordstrom, you can save 50 percent on some excellent sunglasses from the California-based brand Raen. Typically these sturdy, high-quality shades would run you upwards of $140 per pair, but thanks to this sale you can grab some before beach season hits for much, much less. Nordstrom carries a whole range of eyewear from Raen — and there are a lot of great options — but if your first priority is a good deal, you can’t go wrong with the polarized Remmy style. — John Zientek
Seiko Baby Monster Dive Watch
Save Over 50%: Right now, you can nab a Seiko 5 SRP48X “Baby Monster” for just $139, 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
Patagonia Black Hole Duffel Sale
Save 25%: If you’ve never heard of Patagonia’s Black Hole duffel bags, you’ve likely spotted one in an airport, foreign train station or strapped to the roof of an overlander. Patagonia built the weather-resistant and sturdy bags to last decades with a rugged TPU-laminated ripstop nylon. They also include removable backpack straps that make carrying one a breeze, even when it’s fully loaded.
The 60-liter version is arguably the most versatile size; it’s big enough to pack everything you’ll need for a weekend or a week, and it still fits into the overhead bins on planes. We’ve put this bag through its paces on all kinds of adventures, from a ski weekend in Vermont to a month-long trip to Ecuador. It’s one of the best rugged duffel bags available, and right now it’s also 25 percent off at REI through May 27th. — Tanner Bowden
Adidas Ultraboost Sale
Save 20%: Pick up a pair of Adidas’s feel-good running sneakers for just $144 today. The Adidas Ultraboost is normally $180 but is 20 percent off. 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, that’s also 50 percent off today, too. The hype around the new Adidas Ultraboost 19 is real, which means the original Ultraboost has been on sale quite frequently this year, but who know 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
Goal Zero Yeti 1000 Portable Power Station
Save 25%: Goal Zero’s Yeti 1000 is one of the best portable power stations you can buy and today you can score a pretty rare deal on one. The normally $1,100 battery is down to just $825 right now on REI’s website; plus shipping is free if you pick it up at your nearest brick-and-mortar REI store.
Simplehuman Rectangular Step Trash Can
Save $20: Simplehuman’s top-of-the-line Rectangular Step Trash Can is engineered to last 150,000 steps (about 20 years of normal use); it features patented technology that dampens the noise from opening and closing the lid; its internal hinge is designed in such a way that you can place it against the wall without scratching it; and, perhaps most importantly, it’s airtight and keeps foul odors at bay.
Apple AirPods (First Generation)
Save $30: Apple introduced its second-generation AirPods a few months ago and, in doing so, started to phase out its original AirPods. As for comparison, the new AirPods are a little better than the originals — they can pair quicker to your iPhone and you can just say “Hey Siri” to initiate the voice assistant (no double tap needed) — but they look and sound the same. The good news is that since the new models are here, you’re going to see more frequent deals on the original AirPods. For example, you can buy them for $129 on eBay right now, which saves you $30. Essentially, if you don’t want to pay the $159 premium for AirPods, you don’t absolutely have to.
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