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Outdoors and Fitness
Huge Sale on Bell Helmets, With a Catch
Save Up to 50%: Bell’s Race Star helmet is a dynamite motorcycle lid for anyone who plans on hitting the track or back roads with verve. (Or at least wants other riders to think they’re hitting the pavement with verve.) Made with a carbon fiber 3K Carbon Shell to minimize weight, the Race Star doesn’t sacrifice offers protection at the altar of lightness; it meets or goes beyond Snell M2015 and DOT certifications, and packs a three-layer Flex Impact Liner to deal with crashes at any speeds. It’s been tested in wind tunnels to make sure the air flows over it with minimal fuss, while the Panovision viewport offers better visibility in all directions compared with Bell helmets past. And, of course, it just looks sweet.
Right now, thanks to a closeout deal over at Revzilla, you can pick up several variants of the Bell Race Star for massive savings — as much as 50% off on certain models. But there is, however, a catch: These sales are only available in small and extra-small helmets. If you need a bigger lid, you’ll probably want to look elsewhere; but if you’re cursed/blessed with a tiny head, well, today’s your lucky day. — Will Sabel Courtney
Outdoors and Fitness
Save 25%: Osprey has earned its clout amongst hikers and backpackers both hardcore and casual. And for good reason, too — its bags are some of the most comfortable we’ve carried. Beyond that, the company consistently finds the middle ground between lightweight minimalism and useful features. Right now, most of them are also on sale with a nice 25 percent chunk taken off the price.
The collection of discounted packs includes the award-winning Aether AG, a bag that’s ideal for multi-day treks and foreign travel. There’s also the smaller-volume Stratos, which is our choice for the best daypack for hiking. But Osprey makes more than hiking bags. Its line includes duffels, general-purpose travel packs and the newer Arcane, a town-oriented bag that’s perfect for commuting and school — that bag is 25 percent off, too. — Tanner Bowden
Rhone Gym Short Sale
Save 60%: A crucial aspect of any workout is comfort — not just how your body feels, but what you’re wearing. It’s why the perpetually active can debate the merits of even the simplest piece of clothing, like a pair of shorts: details like pocket placement, waistband material and whether they include a built-in liner means the discerning consumer will find significant variability among available products.
Rhone tackles the finer points of workout shorts — for the gym, for running, for yoga and more — in creative (and comfortable) ways. Many of our favorite models, including those preferred by professional trainers, are currently on sale for an extra 40 percent off with code SaveSummer40. You can snag a pair of $78 shorts for just $32. There are a plethora of colors and styles available during Rhone’s surplus summer sale, so get them while you can. — Tanner Bowden
Limited-Edition Gore-tex Clarks Wallabee Boots
Save 50%: 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 $119 today. — John Zientek
Goal Zero Sherpa 100AC
Save $60: Goal Zero is one of the biggest names in portable power, and right now through September 2 it’s having a big Labor Day sale – you can save 20 percent on some of its most popular products. There are deals on its large power station, the Yeti 1400 Lithium Power Station, as well as its portable solar panel, the Nomad 7 Plus. The one product that sticks out the most, however, is the Sherpa 100AC. The portable power banks is a beast, with a huge 25,600mAh capacity and a number of that allow you to charge everything from your smartphone to a laptop. Normally $300, Goal Zero is selling the Sherpa 100AC for $60 off right now. — Tucker Bowe
Timex X Todd Snyder Blackjack Watch
Save 50%: Todd Snyder’s access to the Timex archives has resulted in all sorts of cool collaborations over the past few years, but the updated versions of the once-obscure “Sprite” models from the 1970s have proven so be some of our favorites. We were enthusiastic about the “Blackjack” watch when it first debuted, but in case you need a refresher, this is a sleek, automotive-inspired timepiece with cool “roulette wheel” dial done up in black and white, a black-finished case, 50m of water resistance, a quartz movement and a black Nato strap. The watch generally retails for only $138, but right now, you can nab it for just $69, a 50% savings. — Oren Hartov
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