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There’s a Huge Sale on One of Our Favorite Motorcycle Helmet Brands
Save Up to 60%:Fall may be here and winter closing in quickly, but you’d be hard-pressed to know it based on the climate across much of America these days. Skiiers may not be stoked about that, but motorcycle riders sure are. And if this added burst of nice riding weather has you stoked to hit the road every chance you can before the snow flies, then why not take this chance to grab a new Arai helmet for up to 60 percent off at RevZilla’s closeout sale? The sale covers a wide spectrum of Arai’s high-quality lids, with numerous colorways, liveries and styles to choose from. Helmets for both off-road and on-road riders are up for grabs, with several versions of Arai’s VX Pro for the former and plenty of variants of the DT-X (as well as examples of the Signet-X and Quantum-X) for the latter, all for hundreds of dollars less than you’d pay at the store. — Will Sabel Courtney
Outdoors and Fitness
The North Face Ventrix Insulated Jacket
Save $50: When The North Face revealed Ventrix, its first take on active insulation, we were skeptical. Active insulation, a form of synthetic insulation that’s meant to be worn during activity and is highly breathable, isn’t new — if anything, The North Face was quite late to the game. But Ventrix is different; its fluffy structure is perforated with tiny holes that close and expand as the body moves, allowing for dynamic temperature regulation. It’s an awesome concept, but again, when we first heard about it, we weren’t sold. But then we tried Ventrix — on hikes and ski tours and just around town — and it worked. It worked really well actually, so we included it on our list of Best Synthetic Down Jackets, where it’s remained since. We continue to stand by that choice even more so now that The North Face has expanded the scope of Ventrix into a variety of jackets (and a pair of wild-looking shorts). It’s still the most innovative iteration of active insulation we’ve seen, and right now you can even snag the original jacket in for $50 off. The deal only applies to the black Ventrix Jacket, but that color’s not likely to go out of style any time soon. — Tanner Bowden
Fender Special Edition Standard Jaguar Guitar
Save $50:Without a doubt, Fender is best known for making the iconic Stratocaster guitar. But the Arizona-based company also produces quite a few other models worth checking out. One of its lesser-known styles is the Jaguar, an instrument with an offset body, originally produced between 1962 and 1975. During that time, it was popular with surf rock guitarists, but after it went out of production, it became an onstage staple at punk, alternative and indie shows. During the ’80s, Fender produced a Japanese-made version of the instrument, and in ’99, due to the Jaguar’s underground popularity, the brand began producing the style again in earnest. If you’re looking to add this unique guitar to your arsenal, head over to Guitar Center today — currently you can save $50 on a Fender Special Edition Standard Jaguar guitar. The instrument comes in a Surf Pearl finish and has an alder body, a 22-fret maple neck and a Pau Ferro fingerboard. Unlike some of the single-coil models produced a half-century ago, this guitar has two humbucking pickups and a modern C shape neck. Normally $600, this guitar now costs $550 and includes free shipping.
— John Zientek
Iconic Vans Sneakers
Save up to 55%:If you’re in need of some new sneakers, head over to End today. Right now, you can save up to 55 percent on a bunch of iconic styles from Vans. Choose from slip-on and lace-up styles in a range of colors — prices start at $45. — John Zientek
Reigning Champ Core Collection
Save 30%: Reigning Champ’s Made-in-Canada basics are some of the most comfortable wardrobe essentials money can buy. And today at Need Supply, you can save 30 percent on all Reigning Champ apparel including the brand’s core collection, which rarely goes on sale. Its basics are made from 100 percent cotton — the sweats are made from terry and the tees are made of jersey — and each piece comes in black, navy or heather grey. Stock up today, and shop the rest of Need Supply’s friends and family sale. — Tyler Chin
Save 30%:Alden has been one of America’s foremost shoemakers since their founding in 1884, lauded for their no-compromise approach to materials and construction. Notoriously, they’re also rarely ever seen in the sale section. Thanks to Need Supply and their sitewide Friends and Family event, which drops almost everything down 30 percent, Aldens are cheaper than ever. Included in the rare price drop are a set of Need Supply-exclusive suede plain toe shoes and boots all built on a 360-degree Goodyear welt atop Alden’s own rubber wedge sole for a smoother stepping. But you’d better hurry. — Gerald Ortiz
Travelteq iPhone Cases
Only $20:Constructed out of nylon and Vacchetta leather and designed to hold up to three of your most essential cards, the new iPhone case from Travelteq is a great way to elevate your daily carry. In tonal black and cognac/navy and compatible with the iPhone X/Xs and Xs Max. Get the Travelteq iPhone case while supplies last, only at the Gear Patrol Store.— Gear Patrol Store
Bulova Day Date Watch
Save 40%: What if you dig the look of the Rolex Day-Date you want it in steel and you don’t want to drain your IRA in order to buy one? We’ve got you covered. This Bulova “Men’s Classic Stainless Steel Bracelet Watch 39mm” (doesn’t have the same ring as “Day-Date” though it’s similarly descriptive) features a 39mm case, blue dial and day-date configuration. Powered by a quartz movement, it ships on a matching stainless steel bracelet and is water-resistant to 30m. Normally $295, it’s also 40% off today, for a final price of just $177. — Oren Hartov
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