June 4 - 8

The Best Deals of the Week: June 4–8, 2018


June 9, 2018 Briefings By Photo by Design Within Reach

Welcome to Deals of the Week, where Gear Patrol captures all the best deals that are still going strong. You can also follow all our deal posts in the Deals section. Comments or concerns? We’d love to hear from you at deals@gearpatrol.com.


Adidas Terrex Agravic Gore-Tex
Save $80: Never worry about wet feet while you’re out on the trails. The Adidas Terrex Agravic Gore-Tex Shoes are ideal for trail running on damp and muddy paths, as well as on rocky terrain. The Gore-Tex lining creates a breathable, yet waterproof membrane around your foot, preventing water from getting inside, and the continental rubber outsole and distinctive lugs stick any landing. — Meg Lappe


Ray-Ban Wayfarer Sunglasses
Save 50%: If you’ve been waiting for a screaming deal to drop some cash on new sunglasses, Nordstrom Rack has a sale for you. Right now, you can get a pair of black Ray-Ban Wayfarers for 50 percent off. The brand’s iconic style Italian-made style normally costs $153, but you now you pick it up for $77 while supplies last. — John Zientek


Technivorm Moccamaster CDG
Save $110: There are many reasons why a high-end coffee maker like Technivorm’s Moccamaster cost as much as it does. You can read about them here. But the upshot is this: it’s a meticulously-engineered machine, certified by America’s foremost coffee authority, and will yield you one of the best quality cups you can get at home. Still, the Moccamaster CDG’s $340 MSRP is one hell of a price to pay, which is why this rare deal from Massdrop is worth jumping on if you value the quality of your morning cup of Joe — you can currently get the brewer for just $230. — Andrew Connor


Hamilton Dress Shirts
Save 30%: Since 1883, Hamilton Shirts has crafted some of the best shirts available. The fourth-generation family-run business is based in Houston, Texas where it makes a range of both custom and ready-to-wear shirts. While the brand’s made-to-measure and bespoke shirts offer the highest level of personalization from fit to fabric preferences to detailing, they also come with the highest price-tag.

If you want a great introduction to the quality of Hamilton shirts, try one of the ready-to-wear dress shirts. The brand teamed up with Todd Snyder to create two shirts fit for any professional occasion. Each shirt features a non-fused spread collar, mother of pearl buttons and a tailored fit. The fabrics — a chambray and a blue piqué cotton — are both woven in Italy from Egyptian cotton. Normally $215, these shirts are now 30 percent off and cost $149. While not inexpensive, it’s actually a great value for the quality of shirt you’ll receive. — John Zientek


Sony X900E 4K HDR TV (2017)
Save $702: Sony makes some of the highest quality and best-designed 4K TVs you can buy. Yes, they’re more expensive than 4K TVs by TCL and Vizio, but you can occasionally find a Sony 4K TV deal that’s almost too good for even budget shoppers to pass up. Case and point, this Sony X900E. The 55-inch model went for $1,700 when it was released last year, in early 2017, but now that Sony is pushing its latest models, you can snag the X900E for less than a grand. Right now you can buy the Sony X900E on Amazon for $998.
More on the X900E. It’s a beautifully thin and near bezel-less 4K TV. It supports HDR10 and HLG high dynamic range technologies (not Dolby Vision, though), and it has a very fast 120Hz refresh rate, so you won’t get the motion blur that’s common when watching sports and flicks. It’s also a smart TV that comes with Chromecast built-in. It works with Alexa and Google Home, too.


Altra Escalante Running Shoe
Save 46%: In 2009, Golden Harper made his first zero-drop running shoes by cooking them in a conventional toaster oven, cutting out the midsoles and leveling the cushioning platform. Now that his running company, Altra, is in its seventh year, the process is definitely more refined, and so are the results.

The Escalante is Altra’s take in an athleisure running shoe. It’s made with an engineered knit upper that provides a spiffy look and a sock-like fit and employs an Altra Ego midsole that’s responsive and soft. Like all of Altra’s shoes, the Escalante has a zero-drop, level running platform, which means that there’s no difference in height between your heel and toes. It also has a wider toe box than other shoes, and these two design technologies together are meant to allow for a more natural running experience.

You can pick up the Escalante right now on Massdrop for 46 percent off its full retail value, which is a solid deal for a high-quality running shoe. — Tanner Bowden

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Allen Edmonds Brown Burnished Collection
Save $175: While generally regarded as some of the best value buys in formal footwear, Allen Edmonds dress shoes aren’t exactly cheap — most of its classic styles retail for $425. For Father’s Day, however, the company has slashed $175 off the asking price of a handful of brown dress shoes, including the Fifth Avenue Cap-Toe and McAllister Wingtip oxfords. — Jack Seemer


Patagonia Fleece and Down Outerwear
Save up to 50%: Summer weather is in full force, but that’s not to say you can’t capitalize on the lower prices last season’s best outerwear. Right now, at Backcountry, you can save 50 percent on a Patagonia Synchilla Snap-T Fleece Pullover, Down Snap-T Pullover and 40 percent on a Bivy Down Reversible Vest. — Bryan Campbell


Lodge Chef’s Skillet
Save 42%: The world of cast iron caters to wallets of all sizes. Spend $300+ on a piece of beautifully made, ethically produced cast iron from an incredible shop that still hand-casts every piece. Or, take the well-beaten path most Americans have taken for the last 50-some-odd years – the Lodge path.

You can count on Lodge’s skillets and cookware to be affordable, even at SRP, so when one its superior skillet line (which is already only $26 at full price) has its price cut nearly in half, the value skyrockets. The Chef’s Series skillets feature one significant change from the usual lot – almost 1.5 pounds of iron are shaved off. Where the typical 10-inch skillet weighs about 5.6 pounds, the Chef’s series is just over 4. It won’t seem like a lot until you’ve got a 32-ounce steak searing at 500 degrees and you want to tilt and baste.

Today, the Lodge Chef’s Skillet is $15 on Amazon. — Will Price


Citizen Promaster Diver
Save $140: We’ve extolled the virtues of Citizen’s Promaster Divers in the past, but the takeaway is this: with a solar-charged quartz movement, big-time depth ratings and chunky cases, they’re great all-around watches for active individuals who want an analog watch but don’t want to get too deep into the weeds with mechanical watches. They also come at bargain prices. This particular version, for example, is water-resistant to 200 meters, has a dial loaded with lume and comes affixed to a comfortable rubber strap — exactly the kind of configuration you want for summer excursions. While the watch retails for $350, Macy’s has it marked down to just $210 right now. — Andrew Connor


Stuart & Lau Gym Bag
Save $95: It can be tricky to find a gym bag that has just the right amount of pockets, keeps your sweaty gear under wraps and looks good, but we think we found The One. With a minimalist look to it, you’d never guess that the Regimen Gym Bag from Stuart & Lau has a ventilated shoe storage unit, water bottle pockets on the sides and a locker hook. Did we mention it comes with a lifetime warranty. It’s essentially a done deal for us. — Meg Lappe


OtterBox Coolers
Save 25%: OtterBox’s move into the cooler category began last summer with the release of the Venture series. It came as a surprise to those who recognize the brand from its domination of Best Buy’s phone case racks, but among the company’s first products were protective dry boxes, so the sidestep wasn’t entirely radical.

But does tech protection translate into making coolers? As it turns out, it does. OtterBox integrated rugged injection-molding and high-grade cooling technologies into its first cooler and brought the Venture straight to the front of the crowd. The Venture comes in 25-, 45- and 65-quart sizes and is rated to hold ice for up to two weeks. More minute details include anti-slip rubber feet and a bottom that’s slanted just slightly enough to make draining easier. And, as you’d expect from OtterBox, this thing has been dropped from every angle and on every side to ensure that it can’t be damaged, empty or full.

This year, the company introduced a line of soft coolers called the Trooper Series. Both of the coolers are IP-65-rated, which means they’ll keep out dust and the inadvertent splash of water. They also come with wide-mouth, one-handed-access openings made of plastic and exterior shells made of durable nylon that is resistant to water, UV damage, chemicals and punctures. The bases are laminated to be abrasion-resistant. Inside, the liners are food-grade. The bigger Trooper 30 also comes with backpack straps.

Both the Venture and Trooper coolers were among the best that we tested this year, and all sizes are currently 25 percent off at Huckberry. — Tanner Bowden


Baxter of California Sale
Save 25%: Dad’s upgrading to Baxter of California grooming products thanks to the 25 percent off sale happening currently. Save on everything, just in time for Father’s Day. While I’m pretty partial to the razors — You can’t get more personal than an engraved box — there are plenty of options. Use code BAXTERDADS at checkout. — Meg Lappe


Design Within Reach Backyard Furniture
Save 15%: Right now, modern furniture retailer Design Within reach is offering a 15 percent discount on a huge array of outdoor furniture and accessories. Options range from chaise lounges and sofas to planters and lighting and the sale includes some pretty spectacular stuff from notable designers like Matthew Hilton and Naoto Fukasawa. While 15 percent doesn’t seem like a lot at a glance, these are the high-end pieces backyard dreams are made out of — every bit helps. Free shipping doesn’t hurt either. — Andrew Connor


Nike Pegasus 34 Sale
Save 50%: If you log in to Instagram today, you’re likely going to see a lot of #GlobalRunningDay posts — a holiday to celebrate running. Today is another made up holiday, but we’re okay getting involved with this one, thanks to the sales it inspires. Nike’s Air Zoom Pegasus 34 is on sale today for up to 50 percent off, noteworthy because of all the years we’ve spent running in these. Snag a pair today, down from $110 to just $55, and you are ready to run for the next 300 or so miles. — Meg Lappe


Rains Waterproof Bags
Save 30%: Everyone should have a solid waterproof commuter bag for days with predicted showers. Danish brand Rains makes a range of minimalist waterproof bags that feature Aquaguard coil zippers to keep all your necessities dry. Now at Need Supply, a number of the brand’s bags are 30 percent off. Choose from a tote, a backpack and a duffel, among others, but if you see something you like act fast — prices start at just $35, so the inventory won’t be around long. — John Zientek


Snake River Farms Father’s Day Deal
Save 10%: Snake River Farms, a family owned and operated business brings some of the best cuts of beef to your home kitchen. Just in time for Father’s Day, you can save 10 percent on all gift sets with code HEARTDAD. Pick from Wagyu beef, tomahawk steaks, Kurobuta pork and other cuts for Dad. The meat is aged for 21 days or more and is hand cut by a master butcher. Whether dad is a Sunday-exclusive grill guy, or an ‘every night is grill night’ man, Snake River Farms has something for him. — Meg Lappe


Huckberry x Chippewa Service Boot
Save $97: Finding a boot that’s built to last isn’t that difficult. However, getting your hands on a boot that’ll stand up to everything you throw at it and has an affordable price tag is a much rarer item. Right now, you can save $97 on the exclusive Huckberry and Chippewa Service boot made from full-grain American-hide. Additionally, there’s no break-in period — these boots come as comfortable as they’ll probably ever get. You could go out of your way, spend a few hundred dollars more on custom-tailord boots with a torturous two-year break-in period, but why would you when this beautiful bot presents itself? The Huckberry x Chippewa Service Boot will be the last pair of boots you’ll have to buy for quite some time. — Bryan Campbell


Snow Peak Giga Power Stove
Save $18: The Snow Peak Giga Power Stove will get you through just about any summer camping adventure. Weekend warriors will appreciate the collapsible leg design that packs down into a plastic carrying case no bigger than a deck of cards. Be sure to add a gas canister to your shopping cart, so when the stove arrives, you’re ready to hit the road. Originally $40, you can save $18 now. — Meg Lappe


Hudson London Sandgate Suede Chelsea Boots
Save 30%: Chelsea boots are one of the more versatile boot styles you can own. The hard-wearing style looks just as good with faded jeans as it does with slacks and a blazer. If you’re looking for an affordable pair to invest in, consider the Sandgate model from Hudson London. Available with both brown and black suede uppers, the boot features crepe soles, pull tabs and elasticized side goring. And now at Need Supply, the style is 30 percent off and costs just $115. — John Zientek


Sony WH-1000XM2 Noise-Canceling 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.


OXO Good Grips Cold Brew Coffee Maker
Save 20%: Of all the coffee drinks one would make at home, cold brew requires the least amount of specialized gear. “You could make cold brew in a bucket and just dump it through a strainer,” Edward O’Hickey, the coffee educator at Toby’s Estate, recently told us. “But a cold brew maker cleans up the process a bit and keeps you more organized.” On that note, one of the best cold-brew coffee makers you can buy is on sale today; the OXO Good Grips Cold Brew Coffee Maker, recommended by Wirecutter and Home Grounds, is 20 percent off on Amazon. — Jack Seemer


Dependable Summer Basics from J.Crew
Save 40%: Need to stock up on some warm-weather wardrobe staples? Now at J.Crew, you can save 40 percent on a range of dependable summer basics. Choose between socks, shorts, tees and more, but don’t wait because the savings won’t be around for long. Explore some of our favorites below for inspiration. — John Zientek


Watch Repair Tool Kit
Save 65%: These tools allow you to perform basic watch maintenance without having to throw down cash for a watchmaker. Re-size bracelets, change batteries, and open case backs with this affordable repair kit. — Oren Hartov


Aprix Sneakers
Save up to 40%: If you’re looking for a minimalist summer sneaker that isn’t incredibly ubiquitous, check out Aprix. Created by former Supreme design director Brendon Babenzien, the sneakers have a clean silhouette and quality construction. Now at Need Supply, you can save 40 percent on a numerous Aprix styles. Available in a range of colors, the sneakers have either canvas or leather uppers and are made in Portugal — these are a step up from your typical one-season sneakers. — John Zientek

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