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Seiko 5 SRPBX Watches
Save 62%: The Seiko 5 SRPBX series is being offered on Drop in 3 styles for $149, or 62% off its MSRP of $395. The SRPB features a countdown bezel, stainless steel 42mm case with 100m of water resistance, the automatic Seiko 4R36 movement with 41-hour power reserve, a date window at 4:30, a Hardlex crystal and a matching steel bracelet with fold-over clasp. The 3 watches available have either a blue dial and blue bezel; a black dial and black bezel; or a black dial with steel bezel (-$10). — Oren Hartov
Tumi V3 International Carry-On Suitcase
Save 33%: Good luggage is worth investing in. Not only will it keep your possessions safe and secure, but it will also reduce stress while traveling (read: no more struggling with awkward bags). Take the Tumi V3 International Carry-On: It has an incredibly lightweight design with 360-degree swiveling wheels and an impact-resistant X-Brace 45 telescoping handle. Featuring an interior U-zip pocket and a hanger bracket, this suitcase is water-resistant and has a two-way zip closure with an integrated TSA lock. Normally $595, you can pick it up for 33 percent off today at Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale — that means it’s just $398. — John Zientek
Red Wing Engineer Boots
Save up to 49%: Minnesota-based bootmaker Red Wing has been making hardwearing footwear since 1905. The range of styles it produces are distinctly American: Moc-toe work boots with non-marking outsoles for factory workers, hefty oxfords designed for the postal service, pull-on roper boots appropriate for the ranch. It also makes a range of engineer boots which are now primarily sold in the Japanese and European markets.
Originally, engineer boots were designed to protect the feet of men who fed coals into steam engines. While engineer boots aren’t as prominent today as they once were, they’re no less rugged or functional. If you want to pick up a pair for yourself, head over to Nordstrom Rack, where a bunch of Red Wing engineer boots are half off right now. That means for as little as $170, you can add this well-worn style to your own wardrobe. — John Zientek
The North Face Anorak Sale
Save 24%: The virtues of a good anorak are often forgotten, but as soon as you slip into one that performs flawlessly, you can never go back to that flimsy full-zip. The North Face Fanorak Windbreaker is wind- and water-resistant, packable and lightweight. This jacket has kept me warm and dry through hiking trips to the White Mountains in New Hampshire, and exploring San Francisco in the summer. Right now, all colors of 90s-inspired Fanorak are 24 percent off at Backcountry. Some sizes are up to 41 percent off in limited colors, too. — Meg Lappe
Bose QuietComfort 35 (Series I)
Save $150: The Bose QC35 IIs are the company’s flagship wireless ANC headphones. They’re comfortable, sound superb and offer, arguably, the best noise-canceling of any ANC headphones on the market. They’re also almost virtually identical to the company’s previous wireless ANC headphones, the Bose QC35 (Series I). The only real difference is the older QC35 headphones lack the QC 35’s “action” button, which is located on its left ear cup and used to initiate Google Assistant.
If you can survive without this, you can save $150 by buying the first-generation headphones — the Bose QC35 (Series I) — on eBay. They’re refurbished models, granted, but eBay has a pretty lenient return policy. Also, great noise-canceling headphones for under $200 is a rare deal. — Tucker Bowe
rOtring 800 Retractable Mechanical Pencil
Save $7: This thoroughly over-built mechanical writing implement that will likely outlast whatever life-ending apocalypse finally destroys humankind. Our robot overlords will be drawing razor-sharp graphite lines and jotting notes well into the next epoch. Meantime, allow yourself a modest splurge and enjoy the rOtring 800 Retractable Mechanical Pencil for $7 off to normal asking price. — Nick Caruso
Arc’teryx Atom LT Hooded Insulated Jacket
Save $90: Arc’teryx specializes in high-performing and good-looking city to mountain gear, making it a favorite brand around the GP offices. Today you can save up to 40 percent on some award-winning jackets. One of the best synthetic down jackets of 2019, the Arc’teryx Atom LT, is currently on sale at Backcountry in addition to a plethora of other technical winter coats. Stock up now and stay warm come winter. — Meg Lappe
Picky Oats Oatmeal Sale
Save 20%: Fueling up for the day can be tough. Riders and runners know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, which is why many athletes reach for oatmeal. Everyone from Tour de France Riders to ultrarunners to climbers to kayakers love oatmeal — and Picky Oats Performance Oatmeal is a top pick. The combination of fiber, protein and fat makes for a meal that’s slow to digest, meaning you stay fuller for longer — and more energized. Today, you can save 20 percent off Picky Oats tasty oatmeal on The Feed.
All three flavors: Game, Set, Matcha, How ‘Bout Dem Apples and Can’t Beet Chocolate are all on sale today in honor of the Tour de France. While the discount might not seem much, the more you add to your cart, the more you’ll save. Whether you’re gearing up to bike 100 miles this weekend or just trying to get through the day, Picky Oats is a satisfying and filling way to start. — Meg Lappe
Seiko “Samurai” SRPC07 Dive Watch
Save 50%: A distinctive angular case and legible dial have made the Samurai is one of Seiko’s most popular watch families. This version has a popping dial in a bright orange to brighten up your wrist, and it’s capable enough for even the roughest or wettest activities this summer with 200 meters of water-resistance. A strong value at its normal retail price of $525, the Seiko “Samurai” SRPC07 is currently going for half that on Amazon. You won’t find it for much less. — Oren Hartov
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