December 18-22

The Best Gear Deals of the Week


December 22, 2017 Deals : Deals of Note By

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LG OLED C7P 65-Inch TV
Save DEAL: The C7P is LG’s flagship OLED TV. It has the same stunning 4K picture quality as the brand’s high-end W7 OLED, just without the wallpaper-thin design and extremely high price tag. We also selected it as one of the best OLED TVs in 2017. It’s an excellent TV to consider if you’re looking to make the jump to OLED, and eBay is currently offering a 65-inch C7P for $2,249 — that’s roughly $2,000 less than what it normally was going for earlier this year, and $450 less than what it’s going for on Best Buy and Amazon (which is $2,700). — Tucker Bowe

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Chup Stratum Socks
Save 23%: Now at Need Supply Co., you can save 23% on these Japanese-made Chup Stratum socks. They feature an elasticized cuff and structured toe and heel. Easy to care for, these marled socks are a notable wardrobe upgrade and a thoughtful last-minute gift idea. — John Zientek


Autodromo Watches
Save 20%: Just in time for last-minute shopping, you can get an Autodromo Stradale, Group B or Monopostso Chronograph at 20% off. — Bryan Campbell


$100 iTunes Gift Card
Save $15: An App Store & iTunes gift card is a great last minute gift for anybody with an Apple device — whether that’s an iPhone, iPad, MacBook or Apple TV. They can rent and buy movies and music from iTunes. They can buy apps. They can buy books from the iBooks Store. And a $100 gift card can actually go pretty long way. If you order on eBay now, you can buy a $100 gift card for only $85 — it’s a really good Christmas deal. Once ordered, they’ll email you the discount code so you can gift it to somebody immediately.

Note: This is not an Apple gift card that can be used to buy products at Apple Stores, like an iPhone or AirPods. — Tucker Bowe


RRL Roughout Leather Coin Wallet
Save $76: Now at Ralph Lauren, you can save $76 on this roughout leather wallet from RRL. Made in America with leather sourced from Ralph Lauren’s cattle ranch in Colorado, this wallet is lined with Japanese cotton and features a concho snap. It will age beautifully, and will only get better with the passing years. — John Zientek


Exotac TitanLIGHT Survival Lighter
Save 20%: There’s a reason why making fire using nothing but a couple of pieces of wood is considered the ultimate survival skill. Fire, and the heat it provides, is critical should things go awry in the wilderness. But making a bow drill is much harder than it looks, so it’s a good idea to have a reliable backup. Exotac’s TitanLIGHT is constructed from machined aluminum, is designed with a high rim wind guard, and uses a flint lighter fluid, a wick and flint wheel to ignite. But most importantly, it’s waterproof up to one meter, so rain won’t extinguish its ability to make a flame. — Tanner Bowden


ITEM
Save $430: On eBay, you can score a great deal on a certified refurbished Dyson canister vacuum, the CY18 Cinetic Animal. Though the same vacuum normally retails for $600, it’s currently listed for $170 (72% off). That’s a total of $430 in savings. Wowza. — Jack Seemer


Instant Pot Duo Mini 3
Save 31%: Instant Pot has had quite the year. The latest model of the everything-in-one cooker — and by “everything” we mean pressure cooker, slow cooker, yogurt maker, steamer and rice cooker — has received excellent reviews and was a top seller on Amazon Prime Day. It’s smaller sibling, the three-quart Instant Pot Duo Mini 3, is just as capable a machine despite being half the size and comes equipped with all functions that have made it a favorite among home chefs. Plus, it won’t take up as much space on an already-cramped counter. — Tanner Bowden


Black Diamond Spot Headlamp
Save 50%: There’s a reason this is the one headlamp I take on every trip into the backcountry. — Tanner Bowden


Huckberry Winter Jacket Sale
Save up to 60%: Winter jackets from brands like Patagonia, Iron and Resin, and Penfield are all up for grabs with savings fitting for the holiday season. — Bryan Campbell


Leesa King Size Mattress
Save $246: Here’s an understatement: there are a lot of comes-in-a-box foam mattresses. Ever since Casper upended the mattress industry a la Warby Parker, internet bed companies have been sprouting up almost on a monthly basis. Included in the crowd is Leesa, whose foam mattress adapts to different body shapes and sleep styles (and it comes with that handy 100 day trial period). It’s the top-rated foam mattress by the reviewers at the Wirecutter, and it also gets this writer’s seal of approval — I’ve been sleeping on a Leesa for the past month.

Right now, on Amazon, those looking to upgrade their sleep experience can pick up a king size Leesa mattress for over $200 off, which makes it cheaper than buying the queen size. — Tanner Bowden


Amazon Wristwatches Sale
Save up to 60%: Great Watches from Seiko, Timex, Citizen and more. Note: Some of these deals may have changed since our original publish date on Thursday, December 21. — Andrew Connor


Todd Snyder Apparel
Save 30%: Use the code EGGNOG at checkout. — John Zientek


Rugged Gear and Apparel from Filson
Save up to 60%: Now at Filson, you can save up to 60% on bags, clothing and accessories. It’s the perfect chance to stock up on rugged wears for all your outdoor pursuits because the prices won’t get much better than this. So if you’re looking to build out your current set-up, don’t pass this up. — John Zientek


Custom Shirts and Blazers From Hugh & Crye
Save 20%: One of the toughest (or near impossible) tasks one can embark on is buying a shirt or a blazer for someone else and have it fit them properly, no tailoring needed. But, for you last minutes shoppers, Hugh & Crye makes that mission a little bit easier and could make you look like a hero in the process. Instead of trying to eye up your friend’s or family member’s exact size and hope every aspect of the shirt or jacket — sleeve length, waist fit, chest fit — sit right too, Hughe & Crye does sizing by height and build. It may seem like a broad stroke approach to sizing but ends up with a better overall fit and finish. And, today you can save 20% on select sale items, including those usually hard to size shirts and blazers. — Bryan Campbell


Fujifilm X-T20 Mirrorless Camera
Save $100: Fuji’s X-T2 is arguably the best mirrorless camera you can buy. If you don’t have the $1,500+ (body only) to buy it, the X-T20 is a worthy fallback plan.

Released in February 2017, the X-T20 is basically a smaller and more affordable version of the X-T2 — they have almost identical shooting abilities. Aside from size and price, the main difference is that the X-T20 doesn’t have a touchscreen. Still, it’s arguably a better value than the X-T2. And if you order on Amazon, you can get $100 off the Fujifilm X-T20 with an XC16-50mm lens kit. — Tucker Bowe


Mountain Hardwear Sleeping Bags
Save 25%: Save on bags that range from 32 degrees down to -40. — Tanner Bowden


Lodge Cast Iron Grill Pan
Save 61%: Lodge is currently the only manufacturer making cast iron cookware on a large scale in the United States, and right now you can get one of the brand’s bullet-proof cast iron grill pans for just $13 — down from $33. The pan measures 10.5 inches in diameter and 2.4 inches deep. This deal tends to come and go quickly, so act fast. — AJ Powell


Santa Fe Stoneworks Pocket 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


Shinola Slim Bifold Leather Wallet
Save 54%: Now at Nordstrom Rack, you can save 54% on a timeless leather bifold wallet from Shinola. This American-made wallet features six card slots, two slip pockets and a billfold. The branding is minimal and the style is classic — you can’t go wrong. — John Zientek


Anova Culinary Sous Vide Precision Cooker
Save $51: Sous Vide cooking — long a staple in high-end restaurants — has now been given new life in the home kitchen thanks to affordable, compact circulators from brands like Anova. Anova’s Bluetooth-equipped, 800-watt circulator is an excellent option for just about any home cook: It’ll easily fit into a soup pot and its smartphone connectivity allows the user to monitor their food make temperature adjustments from anywhere in the home. Amazon has just taken 33% off the at home cooker, so you can get it right now for just $100. — Andrew Connor


Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Lens
Save $50: A pancake lens is an easy addition to any camera kit. In general, they offer superior image quality over most zoom lenses and a great entry into prime lenses. Plus, most are relatively inexpensive. If you’re looking for a good deal, Canon is offering its 40mm f/2.8 STM lens for $50 off. You can buy it directly from Canon (here) or from a trusted retailer like Amazon (here) or B&H Photo (here). — Tucker Bowe


Red Wing 9016 Cigar Featherstone
Save $87: Now at Brooks Brothers, you can save $87 on the Red Wing Heritage Beckman boots. Made from Cigar Featherstone leather, they feature Goodyear-welt construction, a Roccia outsole and flat waxed laces. Versatile and rugged, these boots will stand up to whatever you put them through and will look even better as the years pass. — John Zientek


Mountain Hardwear OutDry Duffel
Save 20%: There are a lot of choices when it comes to duffel bags. Canvas or leather, sporty or stylish, and then there’s what color — but in the end what makes a duffel great is its ability to carry and protect all your stuff when you’re on the road.

There’s nothing flashy about the OutDry Duffel; no shiny plastic-like fabric or bright “outdoorsy” colors. But make no mistake, this bag is capable of taking a beating. Mountain Hardwear’s OutDry tech entails a custom-shaped waterproof membrane laminated to the bag’s inner, which seals fabrics and seams all at once. Just to be sure it worked, the brand sealed the bag away in a rain room for 24 hours, so although the fabric may not feel waterproof, rest assured that your stuff will remain dry once inside. The simplistic look won’t draw attention to would-be bag thieves, either.

The OutDry Duffel is currently 20% off at Backcountry and is available in sizes from carry-on to fits-everything-you-own. — Tanner Bowden


Vault by Vans OG Old Skool LX
Save 25%: Now at Need Supply Co., you can get 25% off these Van Vault Old Skool sneakers. The Vault line updates classic silhouettes with premium materials and limited colors, and these feature a nubuck upper and Winter Moss colorway. For less than $70, these are a worthy upgrade to your current everyday kicks. — John Zientek


Timex Archive Waterbury
Save 25%: Now at Need Supply Co., you can save 25% on the Timex Archive Waterbury Chrono. It features a black case and dial, a Quick Date day counter, quartz analog movement and a grosgrain strap. At 42mm, it’s a versatile watch that will look good on your wrist in any casual setting, and now, it’s even more affordable. — John Zientek


Gitman Vintage Oxford Shirt
Save 36%: Now at online retailer End, you can save 36% on this classic oxford shirt from Gitman Vintage. Made in America, it features a button-down collar, v-stitched chest pocket and a rear box pleat. This is a wardrobe staple fit for every man’s closet, so don’t wait — all sizes are still available. — John Zientek


Eero Home WiFi System
Save $50: This summer Eero announced the second-generation of its wi-fi hubs, called Eeros ($199/ea), and the all-new Eero Beacon ($149), which is effectively a wi-fi extender that plugs directly into the wall. The big thing was that the new Eero system was twice as fast and had more range than the original Eero hubs.

If your home or office is struggling with poor internet, there are a number of great Eero bundles you can jump on. Normally, one Eero and two Beacons cost $399, but Eero is offering the bundle for $349. You can get one Eero and one Beacon for $250, which normally costs $300. You can get this deal from Amazon or Eero’s website. — Tucker Bowe


Brooks Brothers Suits and More
Save Over 25%: Brooks Brothers — looking to clear out its end-of-year inventory — is taking an extra 25% off its clearance section (the deal applies at checkout). This happens to include scores of suits in different materials, cuts and colors, so if you’ve been looking to upgrade your formal attire, this is a great opportunity to do so. But while the litany of suiting options is undoubtedly the highlight here, there are plenty of other great deals from this sale, too, including outerwear, dress shirts, leather goods and Brooks Brothers’ contemporary Red Fleece collection. — Andrew Connor


Cuisinart’s DBM-8AMZ Supreme Grind Coffee Grinder
Save 58%: Making great coffee requires a good brewer and quality beans. But also contingent is having them freshly ground. While many burr grinders cost hundreds (and rightfully so), there are still decent grinders in the sub-$100 range. Cuisinart’s DBM-8AMZ Supreme Grind is a great example, featuring 18 coarseness settings and automatic grinding (there’s no deadman’s switch like on other burr grinders). It can grind enough beans for up to 18 cups of coffee at a time and its grind chamber holds 32 cups so it’s ideal for making gratuitous batches of coffee in one go. While there are undoubtedly higher-end options out there, if you’re merely looking to upgrade your coffee game on a budget you could certainly do worse than the DBM-8AMZ, given Amazon is currently taking off a solid 58% on the already affordable grinder. — Andrew Connor


Fjällräven Jackets
Save 40%: Just because it’s winter doesn’t mean you have to look like a non-descript blob on your way to work every morning. Thankfully, Swedish style maven and outdoor powerhouse Fjällräven makes a plethora of jackets that will stand up the elements and look great while doing it. Over at Moosejaw, classics like the Greenland Jacket, Pak Down Jacket, Raven Jacket and Abisko Windbreaker are all on sale for up to 44% off. — AJ Powell


MSR Freelite 3
Save $180: Winter, more often than not, is the best time to stock up on summer camping gear. It can be tough to think about camping out on a sun-drenched beach while you’re stuck braving freezing temperatures and battling seasonal affective disorder as best you can — but that’s why we’re here. If you’re in need of a new tent, now’s the time to buy. One of our favorites, the MSR Freelite 3, is currently on sale for 36% off — down to the lowest price we’ve seen it at all year. The Freelite 3 is the perfect size for you and a friend with ample space to store your gear. — AJ Powell


Click and Grow Smart Farm
Save 34%: When the apocalypse hits, you’ll need to grow your own food. But even if feelings of paranoia don’t govern your everyday habits, Click and Grow’s Smart Farm is a sustainable way to raise an entire crop of food, indoors. The fully-automated farm can accommodate up to 288 plants in three platform levels. That may seem like a lot to handle, but the entire spread requires just two hours of work per week by a single person. Compared to the traditional outdoor farm, the Smart Farm saves on water and reduces waste — all without toxic pesticides or herbicides.

The Smart Farm is Click and Grow’s biggest product (it’s roughly 5′ 7″ by 16′ 5″), which works for larger homes or larger shared spaces like offices or schools. But if you don’t need an entire farm, Click and Grow does offer a range of smaller, home and apartment-friendly models. The Smart Garden, for instance, can hold three to nine plants and is ideal for countertops. These smaller models also come with great savings when you subscribe to a year’s worth of Click and Grow’s seeds, which include everything from romaine lettuce to purple chili peppers. — Tanner Bowden


Five Great Ski Goggles on Sale Now at Backcountry
Save up to 45%: Don’t get caught in a blizzard without a decent pair. — Tanner Bowden


Jaybird X3 Wireless Headphones
Save $50: Running headphones can be pretty expensive. No, let me rephrase that. Quality running headphones can be pretty expensive. I’ve tested a lot of sweat-resistant wireless headphones in the past year, and some of my favorites by Bose, Beats and Jabra go for between $130 and $200. The Jaybird X3s, which I also like, usually cost $130, but you can buy them now on Amazon or Best Buy for $80 — that’s $50 off. (Best Buy edges Amazon out by offering the X3s in more colors.)

Additional info: The X3s share many of the same features as other wireless workout headphones, but Jaybird claims, with the X3s’ slim design, that they’re also great for skiers and mountain bikers who need to fit them under a helmet. Additionally, the X3s also have a longer Bluetooth range than the traditional 30+ feet; and, via the MySound app, you can tinker with the music’s EQ levels — Tucker Bowe


Adidas x Wings+Horns NMD R2 Primeknit Sneakers
Save 25%: Now at Need Supply Co., you can get 25% off the Adidas x Wings+Horns NMD R2 Primeknit sneakers in Core Black. This understated shoe features a wool Primeknit upper in a black/grey gradient that sits on a Boost midsole. It also has a leather heel patch, leather lining and flat woven laces. If you’re in the market for a comfortable sneaker that will pair with most items in your closet, don’t pass this up. — John Zientek


Zojirushi Rice Cooker
Save 34%: Zojirushi makes some damn fine rice cookers, and though it’s a more entry-level model in the brand’s lineup, this NS-LGC05XB should be enough for most casual home cooks. It will make three cups of rice at a time and has settings for long grain rice, brown rice and steel-cut oatmeal. It even features a microcomputer that can make human-like judgments and adjustment cooking time and temperature based on imperfect conditions (this is known as fuzzy logic) to produce perfect rice every time. Normally, the NS-LGC05XB retails for $150, but right now Amazon has given the cooker its biggest markdown to date, so you can snag it right now for just under $100. — Andrew Connor


Bose Soundlink Color II
Save 30%: Bose makes a number of portable Bluetooth speakers that we love. Released in late 2016, its SoundLink Color II is a small-yet-big-sounding speaker that’s available in several “fun” colors (blue, red, black, white). It’s splash resistant (IPX4-rated) and has a built-in mic so you can answer calls without having to pick up your phone. It’s a solid speaker whether you want to listen to music while camping or even in the shower. Bose currently sells the SoundLink Color II for $130, which is a pretty good deal as it is, but if you act fast you can save an extra $40 by getting the speaker on eBay. The eBay deal applies only to the black colorway.

Yes, it’s manufacturer refurbished, but eBay offers a 30-day return policy.— Tucker Bowe


Rumpl Adventure Blankets
Save up to 35%: It’s official: 2017 was the year of the adventure blanket. Yep, sleeping bags are no longer the only viable option for outdoor bedding, and the company leading that charge by diving head first into the trend is Rumpl.

Uninspired by the lack of innovation happening in the world of bedding (and holed up in a frozen car), Rumpl’s founders drew inspiration directly from technical outdoor gear to redesign the blanket and make it fit for hammock camping, cabin hanging, #VanLifing and every other pursuit that gets people out and adventuring. Rumpl’s first product, the Original Puffy Blanket, is constructed with a water repellent ripstop nylon shell, filled with lofty synthetic insulation and compresses into a convenient stuff sack. Right now it’s also 23% off.

Prefer to keep your adventures indoors? Rumpl’s Super Fleece comforter is also 35% off. It’s built for beds, but it still packs plenty of tech-heavy features, such as antimicrobial and odor-resistant fleece and a stain- and water-resistant shell. — Tanner Bowden

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Luminox P-38 Lightening Automatic
Save $900: Luminox’s P-38 Lighting is a part of the brand’s aviation-inspired lineup and is fitted with a dial meant to look like it was ripped straight from the cockpit of Lockheed’s funky, two-tailed fighter. As a part of its military-inspired look, it comes with a hulking 44mm case; this might be a non-starter for some guys, but if you have a predilection for big watches, it’s an excellent choice in wristwear. Similarly, the watch comes adorned with stylish and legible Arabic numerals as well as tritium gas lume and a chunky rotating bezel that sits atop the square case.

This iteration of the P-38 Lighting, in particular, comes packing a Swiss-made automatic movement which contributes to its $1,400 MSRP, but right now you can get a massive $900 markdown at Huckberry. — Andrew Connor


Allen Edmonds McAllister Wingtips
Save $150: Allen Edmonds’ McAllister Wingtips are made out of high-quality leather, in Allen Edmonds’ Wisconsin factory, by skilled shoemakers utilizing classic machinery and techniques. It should be no surprise, then, that they retail for a fairly hefty $395. That said, Allen Edmonds is currently offering a solid $150 discount on the shoes in a rich and versatile “bourbon” colorway. Given that Allen Edmonds’ shoes are known for exceptional durability and longevity, the far more palatable $245 price tag is a worthy investment for a pair of dress shoes that may very well last you a lifetime. — Andrew Connor


ELAC B5 Debut Series 5.25″ Bookshelf Speakers
Save 22%: When it comes to well-respected, affordable, high-performance bookshelf speakers, Andrew Jones is king. He’s best known for his work with Pioneer, but his designs for ELAC are equally impressive. The Jones-designed B5 Debut Series speakers are perfect to pair with an entry-level vinyl kit or even a home theatre system. They feature custom drivers and woven aramid fiber woofers. Right now, they are available on Amazon for their lowest price ever. — AJ Powell


LG Minibeam Ultra Short Throw Projector
Save $400: When building your home theater, a projector has several key advantages over a television. You can have a much larger screen, for one, and the image is actually easier on your eyes — the light that reflects off a white or gray screen is less intense than the light that’s beamed directly at you as on an LED and OLED TV. That said, setting up a projector can be more complicated, as you need to consider things like the room’s size, wall space and brightness, as well the projector’s throw distance.

If you’re set on buying a projector, LG’s Minibeam Ultra Short Throw Projector (PF1000U) is a great one to consider. It’s an ultra-short throw projector, which means that it only needs a few inches of space to throw a really big screen — it can project up to a 100-inch screen from 15 inches away. It produces a full HD 1080p picture and also acts as a smart TV, via WebOS, so that you can stream apps like Netflix, Hulu, YouTube and HBO Now. It also has built-in wi-fi for easy installation.

The LG PF1000U normally costs $1,400, which is fairly expensive, considering it was released in 2015 and isn’t capable of 4K. However, you can get it on Amazon for $997, which is $400 off its normal MSRP. — Tucker Bowe


Sony Noise Cancelling Headphones
Save $52: When they launched in September, the Sony WH-1000XM2 headphones replaced the popular MDR-1000X in Sony’s wireless noise-canceling lineup. They look almost identical but the WH-1000XM2s boast a slightly grippier texture and come with a few extra features, including Sony’s Quick Attention — it allows users to lower the volume of music by putting their hand over the right earcup. Though the WH-1000XM2 headphones normally retail for $350, they’re currently 15% off on Amazon for a $52 discount. If you’re shopping for Christmas, note that the black pair is out of stock until December 21, 2017. — Jack Seemer

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