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The Best Deals Of the Week: July 9-13, 2018


July 14, 2018 Briefings : The Weekend Digest By Photo by Huckberry

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.

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Brooks Brothers Wardrobe Staples
Save up to 50%: Founded in 1818, Brooks Brothers established a reputation as a premier men’s clothing retailer and two centuries later, that reputation still stands. While the brand’s range of products has expanded considerably since its start, it hasn’t strayed from a healthy mix of classic wardrobe staples. If you’re looking to invest in a few new pieces, check out the Summer Clearance where you can save up to 50 percent on sweaters, blazers, chinos and more. Prices are surprisingly affordable and there are still many sizes available — check out a few of our favorites below.
— John Zientek

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Forcefield
Save 35%: As far as technology is concerned, motorcycles are notoriously years behind the automotive industry. Anti-lock brakes, traction control and even digital displays were on cars long before the two-wheeled world enjoyed them. But it’s always nice to see motorcycles catch up and the Jarvish X-AR is poised to be that next step. An integrated Heads-Up Display, Alexa compatibility and built-in front and rear 360-degree cameras bring the Jarvish on par with any modern dashboard. And if you sign up now for a pre-order, you’ll get 35 percent of the full $1,320. — Bryan Campbell

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Huckberry Summer Shirts Sale
Save 50%: If your summer weekends are peppered with backyard barbecues, road trips up north and lazy days by the nearest body of water, you’re going to need a proper wardrobe. Short-sleeve button-downs are making a name for themselves as a stylish alternative to your go-to weekend tee. The color and design options range from stripes to dots to palm prints, and everything in between. Thanks to Huckberry’s summer sale, you can pick up enough of these to last you all summer long. A variety of styles are on sale now for up to 50 percent off. Get ready to be the most stylish guy at the soiree. — Meg Lappe


Todd Snyder X PF Flyers Rambler Lo
Save up to $60: The PF Flyers Rambler is a classic sneaker and an American footwear icon if there ever were one. But Todd Snyder saw fit to update the retro lo-top version with a soft suede upper and a lambskin ling giving the traditional athletic look some high-end styling while retaining PF Flyer’s plush footbed. The shoe retails for $150, but right now you can grab a pair either in grey or beige for $109 and $89, respectively. — Andrew Connor

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H by Hudson Footwear
Save up to 68%: If your current footwear rotation is in need of a refresh, Nordstrom Rack has a great sale on shoes for every season. You can save up to 68 percent on styles from H by Hudson including Chelsea boots, espadrilles, derbies and more. Prices start at just $30, so if you see something you like, don’t wait — it won’t be around long. — John Zientek

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A Bunch of Awesome Pocket Knives Are Very Cheap Right Now
Save up to 40%: Whether you’re looking to add to your collection of everyday folders or in need of a fixed blade to take on heavy-duty tasks, Cabela’s current sale on pocket knives likely has the blade for you. — Tanner Bowden

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Dyson Upright Multifloor Vacuum
Save 50%: Dyson’s classic upright vacuum is $150 right now on Amazon. That is the cheapest we’ve seen it.

According to Dyson, upright, corded vacuums are things of the past — as was the brand’s declaration upon releasing the V10 earlier this year. For everyone else, Dyson’s older upright vacuums are still most likely the best vacuum we’ll ever own. These models are refurbished by the manufacturer, who cleans them up, replaces any defective parts and pressure tests them more than you ever will before re-selling. To me, they’re the best way to buy a Dyson at a high value. Plus, there’s a six-month warranty if you feel yours isn’t working as it should.

The Upright Multifloor models have bigger heads, larger debris canisters and pack plenty of consistent suction. If you have a larger living space, this one will probably do you better than a cordless — the cordless vacuums we’ve tried (including the brand new V10) are depleted of battery depressingly fast. The Uprights are stocked with HEPA filters and Dyson’s classic swiveling ball tech.

The refurbished Dyson Upright Multifloor, which usually sells for $300 or more, is $150 right now. — Will Price

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Askov Finlayson Vermilion Pant
Save $78: What makes a quality pair of travel pants? It’s tough to say, and likely that the answer will vary widely even amongst tight-knit groups of wanderers. Here’s a hypothesis though: how about pants that are comfortable in transit, look right at dinner and are sturdy enough to stand up to a spur-of-the-moment hike to the local lookout point? Maybe it’s too much to ask. There are indeed pants that can do one or two of these things but sacrifice on the third. Not Askov Finlayson’s Vermilion Pant though

The Vermilion Pant is made of 10.4-ounce unwashed cotton canvas, which is a material often used to create workwear. Additionally, the knees and seat are reinforced. Combined, these features impart the durability we like when packing light for a trip that might involve unexpected outings (which are the best kinds of trips anyway). Don’t let that tough construction fool you though; these pants don’t look more like a pair of J.Crew Chinos than Carhartt Dungarees. Oh, and yes, they’re comfortable too. Snag a pair now for $78 off their full price of $178 (that’s 44 percent) at Huckberry’s Summer Sale. — Tanner Bowden


RavPower 10400mAh Portable Power Bank
Save 38%: Amazon Prime Day is fast approaching — it’s July 17 (next Tuesday) — so you can expect the deals to come thick and fast. If you’re in the market for a portable power bank for your smartphone, and you want to get a jump on the deals, RavPower is selling its 10400mAh portable charger for $20 off — the normally $66 gadget is down to $46.
But GP readers who use the code “RAVPB080” can get another $16 off, driving the price down to $40. It’s a good deal, plus this particular portable power bank is pretty unique as it works as a wireless charger for your Samsung Galaxy smartphone or iPhone X, as well.


Castaner Espadrilles
Save 40%: Espadrilles are a great replacement for your worn-out summer sandals. The casual unstructured shoe allows your feet to breathe while also providing a little extra coverage. Now at East Dane, you can save 40 percent on a range of espadrilles from Castaner including styles with traditional canvas uppers and hybrid loafer styles with suede uppers. All of the available options are made in Spain and have traditional jute sidewalls and rubber soles. To take advantage of the savings, use the code EXTRA18 at checkout. — John Zientek


Huckberry Summer Sale
Save 50%: My perfect weekend includes a car ride out of the city, up into the green foothills of the Adirondacks and is complete with morning hikes subsequently followed by lakeside beers. If I could push the repeat button on that every weekend this summer, I would. Whether the weekend warrior in you loves mountain biking through the trees or lounging in a hammock, Huckberry’s summer sale has everything you could need. Pair a new bathing suit with a breezy short sleeve button up for a cool, but casual look. Don’t forget a pair of sunglasses (or two) for the road, and then pack your life’s belongings into a backpack or duffel. Trust us; You’ll be glad you did it. Here are a few of the most significant sales to help get your excellent weekend started. — Meg Lappe


Topo Designs Klettersack
Save $49: The Klettersack is one of Topo Designs’ original backpacks. It’s also one of its best, sporting plenty of trail capability but remaining appropriate for daily use around town. The fact that it’s staying power has proven true over the years is remarkable, considering Jedd Rose started Topo Designs by sewing together bags in a basement. Now, the Klettersack is one of the bags in Topo Designs’ collection that reappears every season in different colors but with few changes. The adage “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” applies.

That’s because it’s versatile. “It just has this perfect marriage of classic style, classic elements… it works every day, from going to work to taking it out on the trail to travel,” Rose says of the Klettersack. The bag is made with rugged 1,000-denier Cordura nylon, which is known to take a beating. For features, it packs a top-entry main compartment, padded shoulder straps, inner laptop sleeve and compressible side pockets.

The Klettersack, which usually goes for $169, is currently marked down by 30 percent to $120. Some other items from Topo Designs are also on sale at Huckberry, including a duffel and a casual briefcase. — Tanner Bowden


Chukka Boots From 6PM
Save 30%: You can’t go wrong with the classic chukka boot. The chukka was worn by British soldiers during WWII and quickly proliferated thereafter. It’s a timeless design that hasn’t lost its charm,making it a true footwear staple. If you’re looking to score a pair for yourself, now’s a great time: three pairs from three of our favorite bootmakers — Clarks, Frye and Allen Edmonds — are on sale for up to 50 percent off at 6PM right now. — Andrew Connor

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J.Crew Sale
Save an Additional 30%: Right now at J.Crew you can save an additional 30 percent on already reduced sale items. It’s a great opportunity to invest in some wardrobe classics that will get steady wear, regardless of season. Choose between shorts, button-up shirts, jeans and blazers, among other items, but don’t wait long because sizes are limited for certain garments. To take advantage of the extra savings, use the code SHOPNOW at checkout. — John Zientek

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Grey Minimalist Sneakers
Save an Additional 25%: There’s a reason minimalist sneakers have all but taken over the footwear space. The simple unadorned style is incredibly versatile and pairs well with almost everything in your closet — they look as good with a pair of worn-in jeans as they do with chinos and a blazer. While the de facto colorway is white, you can get just as much mileage out of a pair in another neutral color. And now at East Dane, you can choose from three gray styles that cost no more than $53. Just make sure to use the code EXTRA18 at checkout to take advantage of the savings. — John Zientek


Calvin Klein Office Attire
Save Up to 50%: Amazon is warming up for its biggest deal day of the year, Prime Day, with a host of smaller deals. This one is all Calvin Klein officewear, and there’s an enormous color and size collection to boot — simple straight-fit khakis for all of $18, Gingham shirts you don’t have to iron for under $30 and much, much more.

Prices vary slightly based on size and color selection, and as of posting nearly all color and size options were available. Also, PSA: Prime Day begins on Monday, July 16th at 3 p.m. EST. Prepare yourself. — Will Price

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Asics and Brooks Running Shoe Sale
Save $50: Fall training season begins on July 1, so if you’re itching to get another race in the books, or are ready to start training for your first one, now’s the time. The one accessory you’ll need to start logging miles is a new pair of sneakers. Two pairs of long distance trainers are on sale today: Asics Gel-Kayano 24 and Brooks Glycerin 15. — Meg Lappe

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Two Urban Outfitters Media Consoles
Save Up to 50%: Sometimes when outfitting our living rooms with audio equipment we overspend. And by sometimes, I mean every time. When that happens, slight concessions are made, and they’re better made on the thing that holds the audio gear rather than the audio gear itself.

These two media consoles from Urban Outfitters Apartment Sale — the Draper and the Hamilton — are perfect for this. Both are derivatives of classic mid-century products and with an added air of UO playfulness, and both are much, much more affordable than any high-design setup you’ll find. Both already affordable and both on sale right now. — Will Price

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Todd Snyder Camp Collar Indigo Linen Shirt
Save 37%: Todd Snyder is offering savings of 37 percent on one of the best shirts you can wear this summer. The short sleeve shirt features a casual camp collar — a vintage-inspired detail that was common on Aloha shirts and bowling shirts — and a straight hem, designed to be worn untucked. Made in Portugal from dark-blue Italian linen, it’s lightweight, breathable and quick drying making it ideal for hot and humid climates. Normally $158, this shirt is now just $99 and available in sizes XS to XXL. — John Zientek


G.H. Bass & Co. Logan Flat Strap Weejuns
Save 25%: 82 years ago, Maine-based G.H. Bass and Co. designed a loafer that became a benchmark for men’s slip-on shoes. The iconic Weejuns style featured an unobtrusive silhouette, a stitched moc-toe and flat strap styling. You can now pick up the Logan Flat Strap Weejuns — a modernized version of the classic — for just $72 at Nordstrom. That’s a small amount to pay for such a versatile and timeless style. — John Zientek


Marshall Stanmore Bluetooth Speaker
Save $179: This is a powered Bluetooth speaker that looks like the company’s classic guitar and bass amps. You connect via Bluetooth (or via RCA or aux, in case you want to connect the speaker to a turntable or just don’t feel like dealing with Bluetooth) and then there are three tactile knobs for adjusting treble, bass and volume. The speaker is normally $349 — it’s a very good-sounding speaker — but Amazon Prime members can pick the speaker up for $170 today (black model only). That’s over half off. If you need further convincing, Best Buy has the same speaker on sale for $315 (here), which isn nowhere near as good of a deal.


New Balance Running Shoe Sale
Save 37%: New Balance started in Boston, Massachusetts in 1906 as a company to improve shoe fit, but quickly found its niche in the running shoe world. The brand has found its way onto many online running forums thanks to its vast array of models and versions of speedy shoes. Running nerds (no shame) know the exact model numbers for their favorite sneakers and which version is better than the other — there was a lot of discussion on online forums about New Balance’s decision to radically change everything about the 1080 V5 when the V6 launched. And now the V7 is on sale. As with any running shoe, it’s best to try it on and test it out in store to see how it’ll feel when underfoot, but with deals this good, we’d understand if you purchased first, tested later.– Meg Lappe


ELAC Uni-Fi UB5
Save 30%: ELAC’s Uni-Fi UB5 bookshelf speakers have been universally praised for delivering true hi-fi sound performance at a relatively affordable price tag — CNET’s audio experts even called the UB5 “one of the best speakers we’ve seen in the last few years.” Created by legendary speaker designer Andrew Jones, the speakers feature a three-way design and a custom concentric driver. A pair of UB5s normally retails for $500, but right now you can score them for just $350, making them an astounding value for the money and an easy way to upgrade your home audio system. — Andrew Connor


Pelican Cases Sale
Save Up To 46%: Pelican is the largest equipment case manufacturer in the world, and their 40+ years of experience shine through in every product they make, whether that product is intended for commerical, private or government use (their tough-as-nails cases are used to store everything from cell phones to medical equipment to weapons, and everything in between). Right now, Amazon is running a sale on several of their products, which are all made of ABS structural plastic and feature built-in O-ring-sealed pressure purge valves for quick equalization after changes in altitude or temperature. Most cases come with pluck-n-fit or 3-piece foam that allows for customization of the case interior to precisely fit your gear, and the cases are guaranteed for life against breakage due to manufacture defects.
If you’re worried about taking your fancy new DSLR on that next adventure, pick up a Pelican case and worry no further! — Oren Hartov


Uniqlo Supima Cotton Crewneck
Save 20%: Between those who know and those who don’t know how to dress, Summer is the great equalizer. Gone are opportunities to show off your skills at matching patterns and textures and colors over a dozen layers. Summer is about how little you can wear without making other people uncomfortable. Hence the short-sleeved T-shirt reigns supreme.

The plain, boring, single color and otherwise altogether uninteresting T-shirt is the shirt of Summer. And if you’re as boring to look at but as concerned with getting peak value as I am, you’ll get Uniqlo’s wonderful Supima Crewneck.

It is unadorned and just there, but it’s made with Supima cotton, which is essentially the best cotton you could hope for any of your things to be made from if you want them to last and for them to be soft (sheets especially). Yes, even “Egyptian” cotton, which references nothing but where it was grown. Supima is grown in the states, represents less than 1 percent of cotton grown worldwide and sports an extra-long staple, granting it strength and resistance to pilling.

Uniqlo’s Supima shirt is cozy, airy, comes in 10 colors and, right now, it’s only $8. — Will Price


This Sale Makes Arc’teryx Gear More Affordable Than Ever
Save up to 50%: Arc’teryx is a brand well-known for the quality of the gear it produces, but not for having always-approachable prices. Right now though, you can snag some great items for up to 50 percent off. — Tanner Bowden


Orvis Dog Bed Sale
Save 50%: Let’s face it, the reason Fido sleeps with you is that your mattress topper is likely better than his. But what if you flipped that? Today, you can save up to 50 percent on a better dog bed, specifically one that’s filled with ComfortFill or Memory Foam, so your pooch will learn to love his or her bed.– Meg Lappe


Dyson V10 Cordless Vacuum
Save $50: Dyson is so sure the V10 is the future of vacuuming that it bet its entire future on it, as the company ceased further R&D work on its upright corded vacuums with its launch.

When we tested it we found the performance exceptional, but the price exorbitant. The fully-strapped V10 retails for $700, with its most affordable variant at $500. The the Motorhead is $50 off today and, to the surprise of some, is the exact same machine as the super premium model (called the Absolute).

The only difference between the Motorhead and the Absolute is a few bonus vacuum heads — namely a dusting brush, a mini-vacuum head and the “Soft Roller” head, which is meant for carpets and high pile rugs. So long as you don’t have a need for an ultra-powerful duster (this vacuum is complete overkill for dusting) and don’t have too much cushy carpet and rug space, it will function the same as its $250 more expensive big brother.

This is the first time the V10 has been on sale since its release and is available on Amazon or from Dyson’s official site now. — Will Price


Seiko Watches
Save Up to 40%: Perhaps spurred on by Prime Day’s imminent arrival, Macy’s is having a “Black Friday in July” event. While it encompasses pretty much everything online, some of the most choice savings are watches — specifically, Seiko watches. In fact, there are just over 100 watches available, ranging from some standard quartz pieces to some of the watchmaker’s mechanical cult hits. — Andrew Connor


TCL 55-Inch 4K TV
Save $215: TCL might make the most value-priced TV on the market.

The 6-Series, the Chinese brand’s 2018 line, supports 4K, multiple popular HDR formats (Dolby Vision, HDR10) and sport a more efficient processor than the brand’s previous models.

The 55-inch, which comes with sturdy legs, 3 HDMI inputs and Roku Smart TV functions built-in, MSRPs for $800. Today on Amazon it’s $585, the lowest price we’ve seen it at. — Will Price


Allen Edmonds Clearance Sale
Save Up To 50%We’d like to think we know a few things about great shoes, and Allen Edmonds is a big name in men’s footwear. The brand’s timeless styles and high-quality construction are ever-appealing, but those factors also tend to put these shoes at the top end of what’s affordable for most guys. This is where we have some good news.
Thanks to this big sale, you can get a lot of their classic silhouettes at a steep discount. Pick from penny loafers and horse-bit slip-ons (deal sleds, in the modern parlance) as well as chelsea boots, in both rugged and dressed-up styles, and know you’re investing in a pair of shoes or boots that can last you through the next decade. — Andy Frakes


Anker Charging Cables and Portable Power Banks
Save up to 45%: Every few weeks Amazon posts some pretty good deals on Anker’s line of wireless chargers, portable power banks and other smartphone accessories. Today’s that day. As part of its “Deal of the Day,” Amazon is selling a variety of Anker’s accessories, from fabric-wrapped Lightning cables to portable power banks for your smartphone or laptop, at up to 45-percent off. You need to be an Amazon Prime member to get the best out of these deals, so if you haven’t signed up, you can do there here.