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The Best Deals of the Week


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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.


Grayers Eastvale 3 Button Blazer
Save 21%: An unstructured cotton blazer is one of the more versatile garments for a business casual wardrobe. The relaxed silhouette and easy-wearing fabric give it everyday appeal that more formal options lack. Grayers makes a great example cut from pin dot cotton featuring a classic three-button design and informal patch pockets. Now at Huckberry, the Eastvale blazer is available in sizes S through XL and costs just $139 — that’s 21 percent off MSRP. — John Zientek


Hamilton Khaki Field Automatic
Save 15%: Hamilton watches are a great way to get into mechanical timekeeping, its Khaki Field watches especially. They feature authentic vintage style and quality mechanical movements from ETA well under the $1,000 mark. The Field Khaki Automatic is an especially lovely option: it comes in a handsome 42mm case, features (in this iteration) a slate blue dial and boasts automatic winding. Best of all you can get it at a 15 percent discount at Nordstrom, right now. That might not seem like a lot, but that’s over $100 off MSRP. — Andrew Connor


Levi’s Made and Crafted Jeans
Save 50%: Is your go-to pair of jeans on its last legs? If you’re looking to pick up some new denim, it’s worth checking out the offerings from Levi’s Made and Crafted. The sub-brand combines high-quality fabrics with refined silhouettes, Japanese denim and tapered slim-fit styles. Now at Nordstrom, you can save 50 percent on three jeans from the brand. Available in a range of washes, these jeans are a step-up from your traditional Levi’s and are now nearly the same price-point. — John Zientek


Cheap Patio Furniture
Save Up to 75%>Is it possible to vouch for the quality of this super affordable patio furniture? No, not really. Is (up to) 75 percent off that already-affordable patio furniture a really nice thing to take advantage of? Probably, yes.

Going on now and until Wednesday, Houzz has screens upon screens of outdoor furniture on deep discount. Fake wood, wood, aluminum, fake aluminum, wicker and more, if you need to trick out your backyard for the fall, this isn’t a bad time to do it. Checkout out a few solid pickups below, and check out similar deals on rugs to go under a new dining area and umbrellas to shade it. — Will Price


TCL 32-Inch Roku TV (2017)
Save $70: This little Roku TV won’t blow you away with specs. It’s 32-inches, which is tiny. And it lacks 4K resolution, only producing a 720p picture. However, if you’re looking to connect your old cable box or retro gaming console, this is a fine TV to consider. It has several HDMI ports, which is rare for a TV so small, and Wirecutter named it as the best LCD/LED TV for small rooms. Normally $200, you can get this TCL smart TV for $130 on Amazon today. That’s 35-percent off.


Sony WH-1000XM2 Wireless 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.


Tom Ford Sunglasses
Save up to 75%: Tom Ford makes some of the most tasteful luxury clothing and accessories available. As you’d expect with a reputation like that, the price point on everything from shirts to sweaters to suits is sky high. Unsurprisingly, the brand’s sunglasses are something of a cult favorite with elegant curves and distinctive hinge detailing. And now at Nordstrom Rack, you can save up to 75 percent on a few different Italian-made styles. Normally over $400, these frames don’t cost more than a pair of traditional Ray-Bans while supplies last. — John Zientek


Duxtop Induction Cooktop
Save 50%>This well-reviewed Duxtop model, which is half off its usual price today, is the savior of your dorm, apartment or otherwise tiny living space that doesn’t have a range or stove. What does induction mean? Plug it into the wall, set a temperature (100 to 460 degrees) and cook. It’s all of 14 inches wide and 11 inches deep.

Induction cooktops, for the uninitiated, operate via electrifying a coil inside the device, which in turn generates a magnetic field. The cooktop does not provide heat on its own — only when you place a pan (stainless steel or cast-iron, copper an aluminum don’t work) on the “burner” is heat generated by way of the magnetic field charging currents through the pan. What does that actually mean? The pan can heat and change temperature very quickly, per your input on the cooktop. Induction cooktops will bring water to a boil faster, be ready to sear faster and anything else that relies on the heating of a pan in cooking.

The Duxtop induction cooktop is marked down from $150 to $75 for today only. — Will Price


This Sale Is Your Chance to Snag a Weird Pocket Knife
Save up to 45%: Massdrop is currently offering a small collection of unconventional and slightly weird pocket knives for up to 45 percent off. — Tanner Bowden

Heimplanet Transit Bags
Heimplanet first made its mark in 2011 when it launched The Cave, an inflatable tent based on the crystalline structure of a diamond. The brand’s latest endeavor is born out of the fluidity of life between travel, work and play, aiming to create a line of bags that can transition between all three facets.

The Transit Line is made up of three bags: the Sling Pocket, the Rolltop Messenger and the Travel Pack. The outer shell of each bag is made from ultra-durable DYECO, a sustainable material Heimplanet developed specifically for this line that uses two different dope-dyed yarns intertwined into an irregular ballistic weave. The result is a line of bags focused on organization that doesn’t sacrifice on style and will fit your lifestyle — whether you need a large travel bag for weekend getaways, a rolltop messenger bag for daily carry in the city or a minimalist bag to carry nothing but the essentials.

Pre-order through the Transit Line Kickstarter campaign and get up to 35-percent off.


5 of My Favorite Camping Items, on Sale Now
Save 20%: Backcountry is offering 20 percent off one full-priced item. Here five of my favorite pieces of gear from its vast selection. — Tanner Bowden


Ralph Lauren Wardrobe Staples
Save an Additional 40%: Summer sales may be one of the best opportunities to refresh your wardrobe staples. To ready themselves for shipments of new fall inventory, brands are offloading older merchandise at great prices. One of the best sales right now is at Ralph Lauren where you can save an additional 40 percent on already reduced sale items. That means you can get wardrobe staples like polos, sweaters, jeans and more for surprisingly affordable prices. Check out of a few of our favorites garments below. — John Zientek


LifeStraw Personal Water Filter
Save $10: Essential to campers and hikers, a dependable water filter should really accompany any trip to someplace where potable water might be an issue. The LifeStraw Personal Water Filterrecommended by The New York Times‘ Frugal Traveler, Lucas Peterson — filters up to 1000 liters of contaminated water without chemicals like chlorine or iodine. It also functions without batteries or moving parts. Today, you can score one on Amazon for just $15 — that’s 40 percent off the normal retail price of $25. — Jack Seemer


Timex Watches
Save at least 20%: Timex makes some fantastic timepieces we’d consider to be dirt-cheap to begin with, and now a big selection of its watches are getting even cheaper. For its end of season sale, the brand is offering an extra 20 percent off its clearance items. That covers most things from its simple Weekender and Easy Reader analogs to its chunky digital Iron Man watches. — Andrew Connor


L.L. Bean Packaway Jacket
Save $125: In the wake of So you’ve developed a lust for Patagonia’s Nano Puff jacket; I don’t blame you. A few months ago I wrote my love letter to the puffy coat — how it accompanied me everywhere from the Tetons to the Andes and now lives dutifully by my side in Manhattan, far from any mountains. I recommitted to my vows by buying the anorak pullover version, too.
If you haven’t committed to the Nano Puff just yet, and price is the primary factor holding you back, there’s another option: L.L.Bean’s Primaloft Packaway Jacket, which is on sale today for just $75 when you use code SAVE25 at checkout from L.L. Bean’s site. I know what you’re thinking — it’s not Patagonia — and I get that. The Patagonia brand has a particular magnetism to it. But, like Patagonia, L.L.Bean is also a heritage outdoor brand that is, objectively, iconic.
Both the Nano Puff and the Packaway possess a 100% recycled polyester, water-repellent shell cut with two hand pockets and another interior chest pocket. The Packaway has an additional exterior chest pocket as well. Both have drawcord-equipped hems. The jackets are nearly identical. And while love and loyalty keep me true to the Nano Puff, I will admit that the addition of Cross Core insulation does give the Packaway one-up over Patagonia’s jacket.
And the Packaway has another advantage to it as well: it’s only $75 today, which is a full $125 cheaper than the Nano Puff, which costs $199. If you aren’t drawn to one brand over the other, or a specific color, the choice is an easy one to make. — Tanner Bowden


Vintage Turkish Rugs
Save 15%>When Revival Rugs launched it had a single, hopeful goal in mind — to sell exceptional, old-school Turkish rugs at prices that don’t physically repel a normal person. It’s done that and then some, selling a myriad of style and pile rugs to people since opening shop last year. The premise — selling vintage handwoven rugs made with handspun wool for reasonable prices — typically doesn’t allow much room for sales. That’s what makes today’s deals a decent grab.

Thirteen different style, size and pile rugs are 15 percent off right now on Huckberry (five others are already out of stock). — Will Price


Levi’s Short Sleeve Shirts
Save up to 35%: The summer is far from over and some of the hottest days are still ahead. If you’re looking for a new wardrobe addition fit for the sweltering heat, Nordstrom has you covered. Currently you can save up to 35 percent on short sleeve shirts from Levi’s. Available in a few different styles, these indigo shirts will keep you looking good and staying cool through the dog days. — John Zientek


Dyson V7 Car+Boat
Save $50: In the wake of Dyson’s latest and greatest, the V10, a cordless power monster that spells the end of Dyson’s foray into corded uprights, you may wonder what the point of a small handheld is — especially if it lacks a longer stick for day-to-day cleaning.

No matter how you spin it, though, the V7 Car+Boat is an excellent vacuum. It’s lightweight, perfect for quick jobs and well worth the money… just not at full price. Today, Dyson’s selling the V7 for $190. That’s $50 off retail and the lowest price ever for the brand’s most powerful handheld to date. — Jack Seemer


Dainese HF D1 Perforated Leather Jacket
Save Up to $200: It’s hard to tell whether we’re in the middle of a hellishly long heatwave or if this is just how hot summers are going to be from now on. Either way, you’ll still need protection when you go out for a ride and if you’re not a fan of the tactical textile look, leather the next logical option. Except, in this type of heat, leather is torturous unless you’re trying to shed a few pounds of water weight before you get to your point B. There’s a way around looking like you just jumped in a pool of your own sweat and still hold on to some vintage style in the process — perforation. — Bryan Campbell


Soma 6-Cup Water Filter & Carafe
Save 40%:No matter how “good” you think your tap water is, chances are it could be a lot better. And you could buy cases of bottled water, sure, and feel good about recycling all that plastic. But why would you want to schlep heavy cases of H2O up the stairs every week when you’ve got a damn faucet — which literally only exists for giving you water — right in front of you?

In case you haven’t heard of Soma yet, it’s the answer to your tap water woes. The simple water filtration system is ubiquitous in millennial homes everywhere because it’s simple and very good at what it does. And, in at least my opinion, it’s worth every cent of its $50 MSRP. But thanks to a special deal from our friends at Sierra Trading Post, this little beauty drops to $30 (and into your shopping cart) faster than you can say “I’m thirsty.”

That’s 40% off the list price, and at least 40% more clean, taste-free tap water that you can gulp down during this hellish heat wave. — Andy Frakes


Orient Sentinel
Save $220: The Bambino gets all the attention when it comes to Orient’s handsome, accessibly-priced automatics, but the Sentinel is a bit of a sleeper in the lineup. The Sentinel has less of an emphasis on retro style and attempts to blur the line between sporty and dressy, and the result is a watch you can wear for all occasions. Coming in at 40.5mm in diameter and 11.5mm thick, it’s relatively compact for such an accessibly-priced automatic, and with a 50-meter water-resistance rating it won’t mind getting a little wet, either. Right now, Massdrop is offering the watch for $95, both in black and blue dial colors. That’s a massive drop from the watch’s $315 MSRP, though, more realistically, the watch consistently sells elsewhere online for around $130. Still, that makes it a temptingly cheap buy. — Andrew Connor


RX Bar Sale
Save 15%: RX Bars are genuinely some of the tastiest and good-for-you bars around. We’re pretty obsessed with the Nut Butters but will always go back to our roots and house a protein bar. Depending on who you ask, the peanut butter or chocolate sea salt are top picks, but I stockpile the blueberry and mixed berry in my office drawers. No matter your taste preference, each bar has clean and simple ingredients with an easy-to-read label, unlike many other bars we’ve tried. Protein is the focus in each bar, and there’s no gluten, dairy, soy or preservatives. Order a variety pack of 24-bars from Amazon today and save an additional 15 percent on the total price. And you can try all the flavors: chocolate sea salt, blueberry, peanut butter, mixed berry and peanut butter chocolate.
Meg Lappe


Otterbox iPhone Cases
Save 20%: The celebrate the end of summer and the coming of the new school year, Otterbox is having a 20%-off sale on a number of its rugged smartphone cases. If you have an iPhone X, you can choose from the company’s Symmetry Series, featuring cases with neat graphics and artistic designs. Or if you have an iPhone 8 Plus or 7 Plus, the prices have been slashed on Otterbox’s famed Defender Series (in a variety of colors), too.

Buy Now: $45 $36 (Symmetry Series)
Buy Now: $60 $48(Defender Series


Patagonia Lightweight Synchilla Snap-T Pullover
Save $56: Patagonia practically invented the fleece — oh wait, it did invent the fleece, back in 1981 through a collaboration with materials manufacturer Malden Mills, now known as Polartec. That’s 37 years of fleece knowledge and experience, so it makes sense that Patagonia’s Synchilla has become an icon beyond the community of climbers and campers who embraced it in the first place. They favored it for its lightness and its ability to provide warmth, even when wet. These things, along with comfort and a particularly casual outdoorsy style, have helped the fleece establish itself firmly in the mainstream.

Patagonia’s fleece hasn’t’ changed all that much since the original beyond some tweaks for additional durability and increased sourcing of recycled material — it’s as great as it always has been. Right now at Mountain Steals the Lightweight Synchilla Snap-T Pullover can be had for 46% off its typical price, bringing it from $119 down to $63, just in time for the cooler temperatures of fall. — Tanner Bowden


Frye Leather Travel Bags
Save 50%: It’s worth spending a little more on well-made luggage. By paying more upfront, you’ll get a bag that’s designed to be used for decades. But now at Nordstrom Rack, you don’t have to spend quite so much and can get half off on leather travel bags from Frye. The Adam Overnight Leather Bag and Dylan Leather Duffle Bag now cost $300 each and are available in a range of different leathers. While $300 isn’t necessarily inexpensive, it’s a fair price to pay for a bag you’ll use the rest of your life. — John Zientek


Staub 7-Quart Cocotte
Save $150:Beyond the chef’s knife, and maybe a cast-iron skillet, a Dutch oven is the most important (read: versatile) tool in your kitchen. It’s great for soups, stews or even frying up a chicken. Right now, you can save $150 on an enameled, seven-quart version of Staub’s round cocotte, which we named the superior cooking vessel to Le Creuset’s famously striking Dutch oven. Read the full review here. — Jack Seemer


AGV Helmet Sale
Save 50%: Get a special edition Pista GP R Carbon Gran Premio Helme a 50% off, or snag the standard Pista GP R Carbon Gran Premio for the same price and save $600. The rest of the helmets on sale will save you around $200 each, like AGV’s AX-8 adventure line and the GT Veloce street-oriented models all closing in on 50% off. — Bryan Campbell


Nike Summer Sale
Save 20%: No news flash here, but it’s hot outside. Getting outdoors to run or train can be pretty brutal this time of year, but not as bad if you have the right gear. Right now you can stock up on a variety of Nike tops, shorts and sneakers to help ease the heat while upping your cool factor. We’ve hand-selected a few of our favorite items that we’re currently coveting or already wearing all over town to help you out — But there are lots options online. Enter code HOT20 at checkout for an extra 20 percent off. — Meg Lappe


TCL 32-Inch Roku Smart TV (2017)
Save $70 (35%): This little Roku TV won’t blow you away with specs. It’s 32-inches, which is tiny. And it lacks 4K resolution, only producing a 720p picture. However, if you’re looking to connect your old cable box or retro gaming console, this is a fine TV to consider. It has several HDMI ports, which is rare for a TV so small, and Wirecutter named it as the best LCD/LED TV for small rooms. — Tucker Bowe


Armor-Luxe Breton Shirt
Save Nearly 50%: Even if you don’t recognize it by name, you’re likely familiar with the Breton shirt – blue horizontal stripes against a white background that instantly calls to mind sailing and the sea. Celebrities such as Jeames Dean, Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol and Audrey Hepburn all wore the Breton shirt, and the style is timeless and elegant.
Armor-Lux is a French brand that has been producing the Breton shirt in Quimper, France since 1938 and has even outfitted the French military (though numerous clones of the style have been made over the years, the Armor-Lux is the original). Right now you can pick up the t-shirt version in two different styles for $29 on Huckbery, a full $26 off the MSRP of $55. You know the drill – when a style staple goes on sale, stock up and your wallet will thank you later. — Oren Hartov


Hamilton Shirts
Save up to 69%: Hamilton Shirt Co. is an American institution. For over 135 years, the fourth-generation family-run business has crafted some of the best shirts money can buy. Based in Houston, Texas, the brand offers a range of custom and ready-to-wear shirts, as well as collaborations with musicians like Lyle Lovett and designers like Todd Snyder.

Currently at Todd Snyder, you can save up to 69 percent on a range of dress shirts from Hamilton Shirt Co. and Todd Snyder. Available in a range of fabrics, the shirts cost as little as $89 if you use the code HANGTEN at checkout. While you definitely shouldn’t skimp on quality dress shirts, this sale lets you get top-quality for bargain prices. — John Zientek


Bosch PS31-2A Power Drill
Save 39%: The Bosch PS31-2A is quite possibly the best drill you can get. It’s The Wirecutter’s top pick not just for providing exceptional power and battery life but for doing so in a relatively compact and lightweight package. It also does so at a fairly low price: just $129. But right now, Amazon is offering the PS31-2A (along with two batteries) at a 39 percent discount, meaning you can get it at just under $80 right now, its lowest price ever. If you don’t have a power drill (or desperately need an upgrade) now’s the time to pounce. — Andrew Connor


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