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Adidas Alphaskin Performance Technology
Adidas has been crushing the lifestyle and running game thanks to the popularity of Stan Smiths and the Ultraboost technology, and now they’re working on becoming the gear you wear for all levels of training and competition. Today, they dropped a brand new base layer technology called Alphaskin. Built for intense training days, the technology aims to decrease any friction between the fabric and your skin, to help you perform better during training and competition days. You can expect a locked-in feel from the compression thanks to the wrapped design of the fabric. The three compression options include 360, Tech, and Sport, and move from intense to light. Pick from tights, shorts, long sleeve and short sleeve tees in grey, cobalt, black or white. — Meg Lappe

Coffee UnTapped
UnTapped takes a natural angle toward sport energy products — its flagship product is pure Vermont maple syrup packaged as a gel-style shot. (Turns out maple is filled with amino acids, antioxidants and important elements like potassium and manganese.) Now that formula is getting a little extra buzz with Coffee UnTapped, a coffee-infused maple syrup that contains roughly 27-milligrams of caffeine (about as much as a cup of tea). — Tanner Bowden

Ski-Doo MXZ 600R E-TEC
BRP is announcing its all-new 600cc motor with a limited-build Ski-Doo MXZ 600R E-TEC. The revised 125 horsepower powerplant is bolted into a chassis with premium shocks, upgraded track and high-performance steering, which all comes together to make one hell of a snowmobile. What better way to tackle the next cyclone bomb? — Bryan Campbell

Samsung CJ791 Monitor
The Samsung CJ791 is a 34-inch curved monitor with a QLED display. It also has a Thunderbolt 3 built-in port, too, making it the first ever curved QLED monitor with a Thunderbolt 3 port. Ultimately, it’s a stunning and huge monitor (3440×1440 resolution, 21:9 aspect ratio) that you can easily link with your new MacBook or Windows laptop. — Tucker Bowe

FITS Compression Recovery Socks
Compression garments have long been in use to treat circulatory issues, so it follows that sports brands would embrace the technology. But while many top athletes can be spotted donning compression gear during games and races, the benefits are more efficiently reaped when worn in recovery. FITS designed its new line of graduated compression socks with input from a board-certified interventional cardiologist. The socks, available cushioned in nylon or merino wool and non-cushioned in nylon, are designed to be worn all day after strenuous workouts. — Tanner Bowden

MyFAK First Aid Kits
Whether it’s a day at the neighborhood park or a weekend spent overlanding through the Appalachians, a good, well stocked first-aid kit is always a smart investment. The MyFAK First Aid Kit, inspired by military medical kits, is made from ballistic nylon, isn’t that much bigger than a small backpack but can be equipped to carry over 60 items to treat bleeding, burns, sprains and fractures in the field. — Bryan Campbell

Fresh Deals

Lodge 10-3/4-Inch Pre-Seasoned Skillet
Save 53%: Thanks to their unmatched heat retention and durability, cast iron skillets are essentials for the kitchen, perfectly suited for cooking meals that require high heat. Lodge is a stalwart brand that offers quality skillets at reasonable prices. They’re made in the U.S. and come pre-seasoned, so you can start cooking with it right out of the box. Other Lodge pieces — like its 9-inch skillet and single-burner griddle — have also been marked down. — Andrew Connor

PicoBrew PICO Model C Beer Brewer
Save $154: PicoBrew found success on KickStarter and is ready to do its diligent work in your home. You’ll get 12 bottles of beer from each pre-made Pico Pak ingredient kit (or create your own pak, you go-getter, you): just set your desired ABV and bitterness level, then enjoy your not-so-hard work two weeks later. — Nick Caruso

Dansk Four-Quart Casserole Pot with Lid
Save $34: Designed by Jens Quistgaard, Kobenstyle is an icon of mid-century design introduced by Dansk Designs in 1955. Recently revived, and now manufactured by Lenox, the enameled steel cookware collection is both practical and good-looking. Save $34 on the blue four-quart casserole pot, the lid of which doubles as a trivet. — Jack Seemer

Vitamix 7500 Blender
Save $124: Equipped with a 2.2 HP motor, the Vitamix 7500 is the brand’s most powerful household blender. It weighs slightly more than the popular 5200 model, but it’s shorter and wider and thus best suited for kitchens with a lot of counter space or those crippled by low-hanging cabinets. Because of this design, it’s more stable (read: quieter) than other Vitamix models, too. While the 7500 normally retails for $530, it’s going for just $406 on Amazon — that’s more than $120 in savings. — Jack Seemer

Clarks’ Classic Bushacre Chukka Boots
Save $50: Now at Nordstrom Rack, you can save 46% on Clarks’ Bushacre Chukka boot. Easy wearing and versatile, the Bushacre Chukka features the same silhouette as Clarks’ iconic desert boot, but it features a lightweight rubber sole and cushioned insole for comfort. This leather boot will run you less than a pair of canvas sneakers and is available in sizes between 7 and 13. At $60, it’s a deal that’s hard to pass up. — John Zientek


Bulova Lunar Pilot Chronograph
Save $199: While the Omega Speedmaster is considered the preeminent moon watch, there have been many timepieces that have ventured into space, including a Bulova chronograph worn by Commander David Scott on the Apollo 15 mission in 1971. Bulova makes a tribute that remains visually faithful to the original but features a high-frequency quartz movement in place of a mechanical one. Given its quartz-regulated guts, the reissue retails relatively cheap, at $550, but right now, Amazon is offering the watch with a 36 percent markdown, making this already-affordable tribute to space exploration even more accessible. — Andrew Connor

Basin and Range Outdoor Apparel
Save 30%: Park City, Utah-based Backcountry is a gear retailer giant. Its virtual shelves are stocked with every imaginable piece of outdoor gear from over 1,000 brands, and its team of dedicated “Gearheads” are regularly testing new items in the Wasatch Mountains and beyond. All that gear knowledge goes directly toward stellar customer service, but it also means that Backcountry knows more than a thing or two about what makes gear good. And it makes perfect sense that Backcountry would create its own brand.

Basin and Range is that brand. Each piece contains both practical and stylish elements and is designed with mountain town living in mind. A pile fleece-lined work jacket, a tech fleece mid-layer and casual chino pants are just some of the items Basin and Range offers. But there’s much more than that, and right now it’s all 30% off. — Tanner Bowden

TRX Suspension Trainers
Save 24%: A good home gym doesn’t have to entail heavy and bulky, not to mention expensive, equipment. In fact, it can be portable, something that you can carry on an airplane and set up in a hotel room. It’s been proven by TRX, a suspension training system designed by a Navy SEAL. TRX takes mere seconds to set up, works indoors and out, and facilitates training programs sourced from the military and professional athletes.

For a limited time, you can purchase the TRX Tactical Suspension Trainer or the Rip Trainer for over 20% off, which is guaranteed to be less than that gym membership you’re about to start considering. — Tanner Bowden

Allen Edmonds Footwear
Save up to $200: Looking for a deal on quality American-made leather footwear? Now at Allen Edmonds, you can save hundreds on factory seconds. The options span the breadth of the brand’s catalog and offer the same quality you’ve come to expect. A prime example is the Higgins Mill boot ($199), which normally retails for $350. It features Horween Chromexcel leather, a Dainite all-weather sole, Goodyear welt construction and a stacked leather heel. All of the factory seconds offered last just as long as any other Allen Edmonds products and they’re also resoleable — they just have an inconsequential blemish incurred in the handmade process. — John Zientek

Mystery Ranch Urban Assault 21L Pack
Save 22%: Mystery Ranch has deep roots in the outdoor industry — in 1985 its founder, Dana Gleason, invented a revolutionary internal frame design called ArcFlex that permanently changed how pack makers think about load bearing. But Gleason and co-founder Renee Sippel-Baker hit their stride when Navy SEALs approached them in search of custom packs. Now they craft bags for the military, backcountry firefighters and US Forest Service, as well as the everyday outdoorsman.

The Urban Assault pack (currently 22 percent off at Huckberry in select colorways) utilizes the same technical design features that make Mystery Ranch bags suitable for the most rigorous users but includes features that make it ideal for the urban inhabitant. It’s made with 500-denier Cordura nylon and has a unique three-zipper opening system, two internal accessory pockets, a laptop sleeve and a quick-access lid pouch. It also employs a fixed-harness frame system, which allows the commuter-friendly pack to perform like a high-end expedition backpack. — Tanner Bowden

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