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It’s that time of the year again — all across the northern hemisphere, people are pulling their summer gear out of closets, attics and basements, taking stock before mapping out any upcoming adventures. Maybe you go to swap-out your snow-pants for swim trunks and find them a bit less flattering than you remember; or maybe you just can’t find your swim trunks at all. Maybe you find a family of mice living in the climbing shoe you left in the garage all winter and they’re so cute that you can’t bear to kick them out — we don’t know what your life is like. We do know that the itch you feel right about now isn’t (just) spring allergies — it’s the urge to upgrade your summer gear; and fortunately our friends at Backcountry are throwing their massive Memorial Day Sale from May 15th through the 25th, with up to half-off top brands like Arc’teryx, Black Diamond, Osprey and more, so you don’t have to feel guilty about a little spring splurge. We particularly like the Aether AG 60L Backpack from Osprey, but then again we have a lot of mice living in our garage.
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Home and Design Deals
Save up to 50%: If you’re looking for whiskey glasses, legacy furniture brands or robot vacuums, this list might be worth a scroll. These are the best deals of the week on furniture, cookware and home gear.
Save More Than $150 on One of the Best Bike Racks
Save 20% Right now, you can grab Thule’s EasyFold XT 2-Bike Hitch Rack for $156 off the usual price at REI.
Outdoors and Fitness
Black Diamond Spot 325 Headlamp
Save 25%: Black Diamond updated the Spot last year to the Spot 325 — it’s smaller, brighter and has a second button that makes for improved operation. The only element of the headlamp not to see an uplift is its price.
Bose Noise Canceling Headphones 700
Save $112: Bose’s latest and greatest noise-canceling headphones, the Headphones 700, are over $100 off right now if you shop on Rakuten. Just sign up to be a member and the coupon will automatically apply.
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