The Best Deals of the Week
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Skye Footwear Winter Collection
Save 15%: SKYE Footwear’s ELEMENTAL Series features two winterized sneakers built to look stylish and be comfortable, no matter what the cool-weather months have in store. The series includes two models — the Rbutus EL (a runner-style sneaker) and the Powll EL (a desert boot-style sneaker) – which both feature foam rubber outsoles, gel insoles, a form-fit upper and laceless holds. More importantly, they’re both water and snow resistant, making them a functional and stylish footwear option in any casual setting this winter.
And now until January 1st, you can save 15% on your entire SKYE Footwear order with the code gearpatrolSKYE.
Zojirushi Travel Mug
Save 56%: Recently featured in one of our gift guides, the sleek Zojirushi Stainless Steel travel mug is majorly discounted on Amazon right now. Grab the 16-ounce version in navy for just $20 (56% off the normal retail price of $45) or spend a few extra bucks on this new brown colorway, still just $23. — Jack Seemer
Barbour Travel Explorer Weekender Bag
Save $144: Now at online retailer End, you can save 36% on Barbour’s Leather Medium Travel Explorer. This understated weekender is made from premium leather, and features a tartan lining, a lockable double-zip closure, two leather handles and a detachable shoulder strap. It’s just the right size for storing everything you need for a few days away, so if you’re in the market for a new travel bag, don’t pass this up. — John Zientek
Ralph Lauren Wardrobe Staples
Save up to 50%: Now at Ralph Lauren, select styles are up to 50% off. But, if you order over $125 you can take 40% off your entire order with code HURRY. This is a great chance to stock up on rugged wardrobe staples from Ralph Lauren’s vintage-inspired subline RRL. Explore the selection of faded tees, worn-in jeans, rugged leather accessories and timeless coats — no matter your style, there’s something for you. With savings like this, you’ll want to act fast because this great selection won’t be around long. — John Zientek
Society6 Home Decor
Save 25%: As far as art/home decor goes, there isn’t a more accessible, universally-pleasing one-stop-shop than Society6. I’ve shopped the seemingly endless selection on many an occasion. Today everything is 25% off, including a very beautiful — and timely — collection of Public Lands-inspired prints and more.
Art doesn’t stop at your walls — check out phone cases, pillow and shirts as well. Great for gifts (better for yourself). — Nick Caruso
KitchenAid Cold Brew Coffee Maker
Save 51%: The usual way of making cold brew at home — essentially putting a french press in the fridge overnight — is functional, but it yields so little coffee for all the time you’ve spent waiting for it to brew. KitchenAid’s massive Cold Brew Maker, launched earlier this year, is the antidote. It makes up to 14 servings in one batch, and all you have to do is throw grounds and water into its gaping vat and wait. Right now, Amazon slashed its price in half, so while cold brew isn’t exactly the most season-appropriate beverage this time of year, you’ll save a considerable amount of money if you buy now and wait to use it in the spring. — Andrew Connor
Save 30%: Winter is a time of rain, snow and even worse: slush, and whether you live in a sprawling urban center or a small mountain town, winter boots are essential for getting through the season with warm and dry feet. But decent winter boots don’t have to be massive chunks of rubber — you’re not living in the Arctic after all — and for most, a pair of sturdy leather hiking boots will do the trick just fine.
Danner constructs its boots with premium materials like full-grain leather, suede and Vibram rubber soles to take on the weather year round. Its collection offers a variety of styles, from the low-top Jag to the classic leather Mountain Light, that are equally suited to trails, towns and cities. Right now these boots and many more are available for 30% off their regular price — your feet will thank you time and again during the months of winter that remain. — Tanner Bowden
Save 15%: If I were you, I’d jump all over Nau’s boiled wool shirt — not just because I love overshirts, but because this 15% is a solid discount on what’s essentially some of its newest gear. And you’ll own it forever (or I will if you’re in the gifting mood…). Also of note is the alpaca sweater, which is super soft and hypoallergenic, not to mention (probably) just different from anything you own. — Nick Caruso
Topo Designs Backpacks and More
Save 21%: Now at Huckberry, you can save up to 21% on various bags and other gear from Topo Designs. The range of American-made goods include classic day packs, dopp kits, camera straps and wool beanies. Whether you’re looking for yourself or doing some last minute holiday shopping, there’s something here for everyone, but the deals won’t be around for long. — John Zientek
Save 23%: A great pair of slippers can make all the difference when scuttling about your home on cold winter mornings. If you (or one of your giftees) doesn’t have a pair, Huckberry is offering solid markdowns on a host of slippers from Pensylvania wool-weaving staple Woolrich through December 20th. That means you can snag Woolrich’s classic Scuff Slipper for just $25 (about 23% off). It pairs a cozy, foot-friendly fleece construction with a rubber outsole that’s ideal for making quick trips outside. — Andrew Connor
Save up to 30%: Lululemon is notorious for not discounting, aside from what occasionally fills the “We Made Too Much” section of its website. That section is now filled with many of their popular technical apparel, including winter gear, at very lucrative discounts. The popular ABC Pant, sweat-wicking Recommission button-down shirt, water-repellent Lite Speed Jacket and more styles can be purchased at between 15 and 30 percent off. Items and sizes are limited, so shop this rare sale while you can. — Caitlyn Shaw
Outerknown Highland Blanket Shirt
Save 20%: The shirt jacket represents truly versatile apparel: it’s at home wherever the weather is cool or unpredictable, whether that be along wild coasts or among rugged mountains. Outerknown’s take is also sustainably made (not to mention warm and comfortable) with organic cotton, wool and nylon. It’s also 20% off until the end of the year when you enter GPOK20 at checkout.
Santa Cruz Bikes and More
Save up to 40%: Just because there’s snow on the ground (if you’re lucky) doesn’t mean you should push those happy memories of cruising trails on a mountain bike to the cellar of your mind. Winter can be long, which means that there’s plenty of time to get excited about riding again, but in case you need a little extra help, there is this deal on Santa Cruz bikes to stoke your coals with.
From now until the end of the year, Competitive Cyclist is offering up to 40% off on its remaining stock of Santa Cruz’s 2017 models. Unlike some gear, bikes are built to last years, and just because the sticker says “2017” you shouldn’t shy away from purchasing an older model — especially when it was just a handful of months ago that reviewers were raving about it (a statement true for many Santa Cruz models).
If that isn’t enough to get you wishing for winter’s end before it has even kicked into full gear, Competitive Cyclist is also offering 10% off your entire order now through Monday, December 18. So if you can’t commit to a new steed you can still pick up any essentials needed to keep you riding in the cold — just enter the code SAVE10NOW at checkout. — Tanner Bowden
Santa Fe Stoneworks Knives
Save up to 15%: Just in time or the holidays, Huckberry is shaving up to 15 percent off Santa Fe Stoneworks knives, which aren’t your run-of-the-mill pocket knives. The folding three-inch Damascus steel blades not only look beautiful but are known worldwide for the ability to hold a sharp edge over years of use. Handle materials range from gorgeous designs of Ironwood and obsidian to wooly mammoth and dinosaur bone; some are finished off with inlays of turquoise or amber. As far as stocking stuffers are concerned, this sets a pretty high bar. — Bryan Campbell
PlayStation 4 Pro
Save $50: Sony recently revealed that, over the past four years, it sold more than 70 million PlayStation 4 consoles worldwide. That figure includes both PS4 Slim and PS4 Pro consoles, and it’s a major milestone, especially when you consider that in that same time period Microsoft’s Xbox One has sold less than half that (roughly 30 million). A big part of the PS4’s allure is its exclusive games. You can play wonderfully reviewed games like Uncharted 4, Persona 5, Bloodborne and Horizon: Zero Dawn on either PS4 console — but nowhere else. Plus, you can play all the blockbuster non-exclusive games as well, like Call of Duty, Assasin’s Creed, Grand Theft Auto and FIFA.
The PlayStation 4 is the most popular “new” gaming console you can buy. And if you’re shopping for one, here’s what else you need to know: the PS4 Slim and PS4 Pro are very similar consoles — you can play the same exact same games. The difference is that the PS4 Pro is more powerful, outputting and upscaling video content at 4K resolution; it also supports HDR. Basically, the PS4 Pro is a little more expensive, but if you have a 4K TV, it’s the console you want. Normally, the PS4 Pro (1TB) goes for $400, but you can get it on Amazon for $50 less. No games are included. — Tucker Bowe
Stutterheim Stockholm Raincoat
Save 20%: Now at online retailer East Dane, you can save 20% on the minimalist Stockholm raincoat from Stutterheim. The coat is made from PCV-coated canvas, and features double-welded seams, underarm vents, snap closures and a drawstring hood. For simple protection from the rain, this coat is hard to beat. — John Zientek
Frye Jones Suede Derby Shoe
Save 50%: The Jones suede derby from Frye is now 50% off at Nordstrom Rack. This classic silhouette features a plain toe, a welt-stitched midsole and a lightly cushioned footbed. It’s offered in rich chestnut suede, a beautifully textured leather that can easily be dressed up or dressed down. If you’re looking to invest in a new pair of versatile shoes for daily wear in the office, these are a solid option that won’t let you down. — John Zientek
Dyson DC58 V6 Handheld Vacuum
Save 45%: Dyson makes great, albeit very expensive devices for the home. If you’re like me, however, it’s difficult to justify spending several hundreds of dollars on a vacuum that I’d only use a few times a year. An alternative option is to shop for manufacturer refurbished devices — you can score a great deal and still get a top-quality machine.
If you’re looking for a handheld vacuum, for your car or for those simple incidents where you don’t want bust out the big guns, you can get the highly-rated Dyson V6 on eBay for $130 (here) — that’s $110 or 45-percent off its normal $240 price tag. Yes, it’s manufacturer refurbished device, but eBay offers a 30-day return policy. — Tucker Bowe
Instant Pot Ultra
Save 50%: Instant Pot helped ignite a passion for pressure cooking and the brand’s appliances — which function as a pressure cooker, slow cooker, yogurt maker, steamer and rice cooker — have a cult-like following amongst home chefs. But for those who have been sheepish about adopting the brand’s devices, Instant Pot’s most powerful model, the Ultra, has just gotten a massive 53% markdown. In addition to its pre-set functions, its “ULTRA” function allows users to granularly adjust temperature, cooking time and pressurization, adding to its utility (and even turning it into a sous vide circulator). Originally $300, you can get it for just $140 at Sur La Table. — Andrew Connor
Jenson USA Mountain Bike Sale
Save up to 50%: Simply put, this is one of the best mountain bike sales we’ve ever seen. Rarely do bikes this impressive end up on sale, and even more rare are the times they are on sale for greater than 25% off. But right now at Jenson USA, quality trail, downhill and XC mountain bikes are on sale for dirt cheap — up to half off. Some of the highlights include a Kona Process, Niner Jet 9 RDO and a Yeti SB6. There are tons of bikes to choose from in tons of sizes. If gravel and road are more your speed, there are plenty of options for you available as well. — AJ Powell
Beara Beara Leather Bags
Save 15%: Now through December 25th, you can save 15% on stylish leather bags made from Beara Beara with the code britishvintage. Designed to be ideal for daily carry, these bags are made from rugged natural leather and feature cotton linings. For more casual settings, the Dominic rolltop cycling bag ($361) is a perfect fit, and for more professional occasions, the El Dorado satchel ($307) will carry everything you need. If you’re looking for a great leather bag, don’t miss out on this deal.
Sonos Wireless Speakers
Save up to 25%: If Sonos speakers are on your holiday shopping list, you can save a decent chunk of change by heading over to Amazon. Virtually all of Sonos’s speaker offerings are 10% off, with the exception of the Play:1 which is 25% off. Even if you’re just shopping for yourself, the Sonos Play:1 makes for an incredible impulse buy. We know from experience. — AJ Powell
Goodyear Assurance WeatherReady Winter Tires
Win: We’ve teamed up with Goodyear to give away a full set of its trusty Assurance WeatherReady winter tires to one Gear Patrol subscriber.
AVI-8 Hawker Hunter AV-4052
Save 25%: AVI-8’s Hawker Hunter AV-4052 brings the look of the iconic Hawker Hunter fighter jet to your wrist with a dashboard-inspired design. The squared-off case design echoes the Hunter’s cockpit instruments, while the dial itself is comprised of carefully laid-out indentations, tension rings and sub-dials, continuing the military motif. This mecha-quartz chronograph timepiece is already a great deal coming in well under $300, but use the code GEAR25 at checkout for an additional 25% off.
Samsung T5 Portable SSD Drive
Save $36: The Samsung T5 (Gen 2) is one of the best portable hard drives you can buy. Released in July 2017, it’s been praised for its compact and drop-proof design, as well as its transfer speeds (up to 540 MB/s), which are up to 4.9x faster than what most external HDDs can accomplish. And since the T5 utilizes a USB Type-C port, it’s the perfect partner for a new-age desktop or laptop setup. If there’s a knock against the T5, however, it’s the price — but that’s been slashed. You can get the T5 (500GB) for $150, which is $50 off its normal retail price. It’s available at both Best Buy and Amazon at this reduced price. — Tucker Bowe
Red Wing Beckman Boot
Save 30%: Now at Nordstrom, you can save 30% on the Red Wing Heritage Beckman boots. Made in Minnesota, these boots feature leather from the S.B. Foot Tanning Co., Goodyear-welt construction and durable rubber soles. They’re perfect for daily wear in the city or the country, so if you’re in need of some new leather boots, don’t pass on this deal. — John Zientek
GoPro HERO5 and HERO6 Cameras
Save up to $100: Action cameras have become ubiquitous from ski slopes to hiking trails to city centers — it seems as though everybody has one. But that hasn’t stopped GoPro from continually upping the ante on a yearly basis. Earlier this year it released its latest action camera, the HERO6 Black, and promised performance increases across the board — GoPro claims two times the performance — over its older (just over a year older) brother, the HERO5 Black.
The main improvements in the HERO6 come thanks to its new guts, the GP1 chip, which allows it to record faster framerates at higher resolutions. What does that really mean? Better-looking slow-motion footage, for starters. The camera can also be awakened with voice controls and comes with quick video editing software built-in.
There’s no doubt that the HERO6 is a great action camera, especially when it’s marked down by $50. But let’s remember that its predecessor was considered best-in-class just one year ago — it’s still waterproof, features voice and LCD touchscreen controls and it still packs more power than the everyday user will likely take advantage of. If you’re considering picking up either camera this holiday season, know that right now, the older HERO5 is two times better in one aspect — it’s $100 off. — Tanner Bowden
Patagonia Nano Air Jacket
Save $50: When it launched back in 2014, Patagonia’s Nano Air was the most revolutionary insulated jacket to hit the market. It features Patagonia’s FullRange insulation that promises to breathe and let hot air escape — perfect for aerobic activities like hiking and ski touring. The Nano Air is still among the top active insulation jackets on the market today. Right now at Backcountry, you can score one for 20% off. Ditch your old down jacket and upgrade to the latest in insulating tech. — AJ Powell