September 10-14, 2018
The Best Deals of the Week
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 10
2018 MacBook Pro (15-inch)
Save $300The largest, fastest version of Apple’s 2018 MacBook Pro is at the lowest price we’ve seen it at — $300 off.
With a few exceptions, the 15.4-inch, 2.6GHz 6-core processor MacBook has sat steady at its $2,800 SRP since debuting on Amazon, the lowest price previously seen being just below $2,650. This specific model is the faster of the two 15-inch laptops, and possesses twice the storage (512GB). Remember to stock up on Thunderbolt adapters. — Will Price
Save 35%: While Parisian label A.P.C. is known for its minimalist clothing designs, the brand’s choice of fabrics shouldn’t be overlooked. A selection of available outerwear provides noteworthy examples: a classic chore coat is cut from Japanese denim, a sleek bomber is made from an Italian cotton-linen twill and a lightweight zip jacket features water-repellent Italian camouflage jacquard fabric. These quality materials, in hand with timeless designs, make for stylish outerwear well worth the price. But now at End, you can save 35 percent on a range of jackets and coats from A.P.C. There’s something for everyone including a vest, a chore coat and an overcoat, but with a discount like this, they won’t be around long. — John Zientek
GIR Silicone Spatulas
Save 50%>It physically pains me to watch friends and family struggle with enormous stainless steel spatulas in the kitchen. Try as you might, 24 inches of unbending steel is the ideal method for turning food in the home (use it on the grill exclusively). Instead, get one of these dirt cheap kitsch-y silicone ones from Brooklyn-based GIR (short for “Get it Right”).
You lose nothing but a bit of kitchen aesthetic in switching from steel to the GIR (hide it in a drawer), and you gain a tool that bends around the contours of the pans you cook with, is far more heat-resistant than steel, cleans easier than steel and has a manufacturer’s 100 percent lifetime guarantee. The spatula is a one piece design, too, meaning there are no nooks or crannies for water or food particles to hide in. And yes, it’s dishwasher-safe.
GIR spatulas are usually sold anywhere from $18 to $25, but today loads of color options are available for $11 on Amazon. — Will Price
Au Sabot Le Thiers Pocket Knife
Save 26%: France is the gravitational center of the culinary world, so it’s fitting that the country also produces some of the finest cutlery available. The focal point of that industry is Thiers, a town in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region that’s home to roughly one hundred knife making companies as well as a museum dedicated to the art and process. Thiers blades aren’t just for chefs though; knives of every kind are created there, including Au Sabot’s Le Thiers pocket knife, which is currently 26 percent off at Huckberry.
Au Sabot’s ode to Thiers is a handsome folding knife with a 3.5-inch blade made of carbon steel that’s available with handles made of hardwoods like rosewood and olive as well as more exotic materials like the horn of African buffalo. The knife’s form was developed by the Confrerie du Couteau Le Thiers, which means “Brotherhood of the Thiers Knife,” during the nineties to pay homage to the town’s 600-year history crafting blades. Fifteen local masters worked over months to design the Le Theirs. Au Sabot makes its version by hand in its factory there and includes a fold-out corkscrew in the handle, which, as the French might say, is quite à-propos. — Tanner Bowden
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11
W.R. Case & Sons Pocket Knives
Save 45%: A pocket knife can be many things. The sheer variety of blade shapes and availability of materials mean that the possibilities for knife designs are endless — in just the last year we’ve seen the release of miniature cleavers and coin-shaped folders. Finding the perfect knife for one’s needs has never been easier, but the potential for a blade to become iconic has shrunk in response. Some designs, like those of W.R. Case & Sons, have earned everlasting distinction.
Right now, Massdrop is running a sale on Case pocket knives with navy blue jigged bone handles. Five different versions are available, including the three iconic models mentioned above as well as the newer Mini Copperhead and Mini Trapper. Customarily priced above $70, these pocket knives are now available for roughly $40, which is a great deal for collectors as well as those in need of a handy everyday sidekick. — Tanner Bowden
Cast-Iron Chicken Fryer
Save 15%The Dutch oven is a kitchen essential. Few pieces of cook or kitchenware are as multifunctional as the Dutch oven, and even fewer have the potential to outlive you. That all said, they are often pricey and large (especially the oval-shaped ones), two qualifying factors that don’t agree with everyone’s kitchen situation.
Enter, the chicken fryer, savior of small stovetops. More specifically, Cuisinart’s discounted chicken fryer which, like all chicken fryers, is lighter, smaller, cheaper and more humble than their Dutch oven counterparts. They are no less functional, though — the chicken fryer, despite its weirdly exclusive name, is essentially a miniature Dutch oven with cutouts to drain sauces (or frying oil). Those pour spouts also create a lid that isn’t airtight (though no dutch oven lids are airtight at all), which allows more liquid to boil off, making it ideal for reducing soups and other liquid-heavy dishes (I’m talking about chili) into a thicker, richer spot.
Cuisinart’s chicken fryer is modesty discounted at 15 percent off today. — Will Price
Belkin 8-Outlet Power Strip
Save 28%: Belkin makes quality stuff for your quality stuff, from chargers and power supplies to cases, screen covers and myriad other tech accessories. So of course we’re telling you this power strip is worthy of getting between your treasured tech and a whole lotta high voltage.
Belkin’s active power filtration actually cleans the electrical input as it passes through — this means no buzzing or whining noises, at least not where your stuff gets plugged in — and protects from surges to keep everything pleasantly un-fried. As for daily functionality, you’re looking at 8 outlets spaced far enough apart that your charger bricks won’t fight for space, and yet it retains a nice slim profile that doesn’t totally muck up the corner of your living room. Wrap all that in a durable wear-resistant casing (classic Belkin) and you’ve got a winner.
Frye Ankle Boots
Save up to 55%: Since its inception in 1863, Frye has made a name for itself with a diverse range of quality leather footwear. While the brand offers many more styles than it did a century ago, it hasn’t strayed from its dedication to using top-tier construction and high-grade leathers. If you’re in the market for a new pair of boots, Nordstrom Rack is currently offering up to 55% off a range of boots from Frye. Styles include a zip boot, a Chelsea boot and a roper boot, and prices start at $180 for imported boots and $200 for American-made boots. If you see something you like, don’t wait long — sizes will go fast with prices like these. — John Zientek
Morakniv Garberg Full Tang Fixed Blade Knife Sale
Save $40+ When you head out to the woods, you’re going to need a knife. This fixed blade knife from Morakniv made from top grade 14C28N Sandvik stainless steel helps start fires, feather sticks for tinder, carve shelter stakes and splitting little logs. Each Morakniv comes from Mora, Sweden. The Garberg Full Tang Fixed Blade Knife is one of the toughest fixed blades the brand has ever made. The 4.3-inch Sandvik stainless steel blade comes with an anti-slip handle, so your performance in both dry and wet weather is the same.
It’s offered in two versions: one with a leather sheath or one with a Molle multi-mount system. The Molle system attaches itself to cars, backpacks or clothes, so you can easily reach, grab and use. Each is sold separately, but the multi-mount system is on sale right now. You can scoop up a $100 knife for just $56 on Amazon.
— Meg Lappe
Clarks Desert Boots
Save $50: Not much in the world of footwear can claim the same versatility as classic Clarks desert boots. These ankle-high boots ride the line between dressed-up and ready-to-rumble, with supple leather uppers and soft crepe soles that work just as well with chinos or denim as they can with a suit.
The desert boot is Clarks’ biggest seller, and for good reason —- you won’t regret adding these to your rotation, especially at $50 less than MSRP. They’ll bring the style; you bring the attitude and make of them what you will.
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12
Every man should have a well-designed pen in his arsenal. Something personal that feels good in the hand, writes the way you want it to and provides gratification when using it.
The Bolt Action Pen from Inventery is precision-machined from raw brass stock for a tactical elegance. Its high-quality internal mechanism offers a seamless, non-hollow appearance when the trigger is clicked — unlike other bolt-action contraptions. And when released, a satisfying high-speed maneuver delivers an audible snap. The pen comes in three sizes (S, M, L) and three colors (brass, onyx, brushed) to meet any taste.
Because Inventery is offering Gear Patrol readers 20 percent off with the code GP20, you’ve got no excuse to not own an upgraded writing tool.
Lawn Care Tools
Save Up to 60%Just as the best time to buy winterwear is at the very end of winter, the best time to buy lawn care tools, per Consumer Reports is at the tail-end of summer. And though the immediate reaction is to head toward Home Depot or Lowe’s, it’s worth checking prices at your classic online mega-retailers beforehand.
Case in point: eBay has literally thousands of lawn care products listed by the manufacturer on sale — brands like DeWalt, Husqvarna, Milwaukee Tool and more. Leaf blowers, lawn mowers, edge trimmers, chainsaws and more, all with prices slashed up to 60 percent (some with 20 percent off coupon stacked on top, try code JUMPINTOFALL at checkout). — Will Price
Naked & Famous Denim
Save 15%: Not all fabrics are worthy of a nerd-like following. Denim is one of though, and if you dig beyond “blue jeans” you’ll find that it comes with an insider vocabulary. A word like selvage, (an edge that’s sewn closed to prevent unraveling — it comes from “self-edge”) is important to know if long-term quality is what you’re after. Warp and weft are a little more in the nitty-gritty, but Naked and Famous takes all of these things into account when constructing the jeans that it’s built its entire brand upon.
The company sources its denim in Japan and builds its garments in Canada — it’s made every type of jean from glow-in-the-dark to Kevlar. The Core Essentials collection, now on sale at Huckberry for 15 percent off, sticks to the core basics though, so you don’t have to overextend your vocabulary to know that you’re getting a quality pair of pants that’ll last long enough to produce that longed-for fade. — Tanner Bowden
Wolf Viceroy Winder
Save $309: While you don’t need a watch winder, its a nice accessory to have if you own multiple automatics and hate the idea of having to readjust the time and date constantly. The problem is that even winders on the more affordable end of the spectrum can cost a surprisingly large amount of money, which is why it’s always nice to see a Wolf winder on sale. This single winder features a programmable motor that lets you set the number of turns per day you like, the direction of rotation and a delayed program start — it also features a compartment to store up to three other watches. The winder’s MSRP is $499, but right now you can get it from Massdrop for just $190. — Andrew Connor
Reigning Champ Tees
Save 50%: It’s never a bad idea to invest in wardrobe basics. These staple items get the most routine wear and tend to wear out faster than other, more seasonal garments. If you haven’t refreshed your assortment of t-shirts this season, now’s a great chance. Nordstrom is offering 50 percent of two well-made styles from Reigning Champ. Made in Canada, the shirts feature flatlock-stitched seams and a slim silhouette. The Raw Edge T-shirt now costs $47 and the Jersey Henley is just $35 — that’s substantial savings. — John Zientek
Dyson V7 Car+Boat
Save $53: 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 $187. That’s more than $50 off retail and the lowest price ever for the brand’s most powerful handheld to date. — Jack Seemer
CRKT Swindle Pocket Knife
Save 45%: Deception lies at the core of CRKT’s aptly-named Swindle pocket knife. Closed, the Swindle appears to be a fairly-typical folder with a thumb stud opening. But the stud isn’t mounted to the knife’s spine; in fact, it isn’t part of the blade at all. The actual knife blade betrays conventional designs, deploying with a flipper tap from the other side to produce what CRKT describes as an “uphill curve.” The decoy stud isn’t just that either — that bit of protruding steel is an equally-unique, spring-assisted pocket clip that leaves the Swindle’s handle smooth.
Designed by revered knife maker Ken Onion, the Swindle won the award for “Most Innovative Imported Design” at the 2013 Blade Show and has continued in CRKT’s production line since. The blade is just over three inches and comes in two versions — one made of high-carbon steel, and a premium version with Sandvik stainless steel and a milled handle. Both are currently on sale at both Massdrop and Amazon — the basic for 45% off and the premium for just under 40% off. — Tanner Bowden
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13
Miele Canister Vacuums
Save 30%We write a lot about cordless vacuums and robot vacuums. Mostly, because for the majority of people out there one or the other is the best for their situation — cordless for smaller homes and general use, and robot for larger homes with a side of lethargy. The canister vacuums from Miele, which Wirecutter once called “just about the best you can get in cleaning,” is not for everyone — but for those it is for, it’s the best, and two of its entry-level models are on sale today.
The Compact C2 Electro (the one mentioned in the Wirecutter article) and the Compact C1 are both at the lowest price we’ve seen them in a while today. The upshot on these vacuums — if you or a person in your home have asthma, persistent allergy issues, are seroius about the quality of the air in your place or serioius despise dust, these are the vacuums to get.
As a general rule, canister vacuums create far more suction than any cordless or corded upright vacuums, and have far more space for filtration systems. It should be noted these vacuums are not bagless, so you’ll have to remember to keep up with buying those (the bags fill up very quickly if you have shedding animals in your home).
Both vacuums are 30 percent off today on Amazon. — Will Price|
Tumi 19 Degree Suitcases
Save 20%: These suitcases are part of Tumi’s gorgeous 19 Degree travel collection, with textured aluminum shells, reinforced plastic corners and nylon-lined interiors that feature the organizational pockets you need to keep everything straight on your next weekend away. All three of these carry-ons feature Tumi’s legendary quality and attention to detail, with sturdy extendable handles that lock into place and rugged rollers that can handle any variety of paved, carpeted or tiled surfaces. In short, if you want the very best airport-ready luggage available, you’ve found it.
Tissot PR100 Chronometer
Save 50%: While watch enthusiasts are likely familiar with COSC testing and chronometer certified watches, very few probably realize that the organization doesn’t just test mechanicals. There are, in fact, some quartz watches that go through testing, as well — this Tissot PR100 is one of them. It’s undergone the appropriate testing and is thus guaranteed accurate to within 0.2 seconds per day (if you do the math, that’s about six seconds a month). That’s not bad considering the watch’s relatively low price of entry: its MSRP is $575, but right now you can get it for just half that. So, For $287, you’re getting a nicely-finished, accurate and reliable watch with a stainless steel bracelet. You could certainly do a lot worse. — Andrew Connor
Adidas Fall Sale
Save up to 65%: Many of the items that a trip calls for are easily decided upon: a suitcase, a toiletry kit, perhaps a universal plug adapter. Some, like footwear, require more careful thought. A decent pair of travel shoes has to fit in the central overlap of a precarious Venn diagram weighing comfort, good looks and practicality. We’ve found that running shoes often land on this bullseye. Support and performance are built-in, and if chosen wisely, style can be achieved too.
Adidas is currently offering an additional 30 percent discount on a handful of on-sale shoes that meet these relatively strict guidelines. One Reddit user summed up the sale succinctly: “My wallet’s telling me no, but my feet. My feet are telling me yes.” Our feet are saying the same thing. Use the code SEPTSALE for the discount. — Tanner Bowden
Hunter Waterproof Boots
Save 30%: With unpredictable fall weather in the not-to-distant future, you’d be well-advised to pick up a pair of waterproof boots if you haven’t done so already. While there are many options on the market, UK-based Hunter has been making functional rubber boots for over 150 years. Founded in 1856 as the North British Rubber Company, Hunter was the go-to for foul-weather footwear for British soldiers during the World Wars and became a civilian staple in the post-war decades. Now at Nordstrom, you can pick up two sleek waterproof Chelsea boots from the brand for 30 percent off. The styles feature gusseted welting, quick-dry lining, padded insoles and grippy outsoles. The best part? The classic pull-on style looks good with a range of clothing and is appropriate for daily wear both in and out of the city. — John Zientek
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 14
Gear Patrol Exclusive: Kammok Thylacine Sleeping Bag
Save 50%: Sleeping bags don’t see a lot of innovation. Beyond slight variations in shape, most of the updates come in the form of lighter, more packable and more water-resistant insulation. Kammok’s Thylacine sleeping bag does more than that though. Yes, it’s made with lightweight ripstop nylon and stuffed with either synthetic material or 750-fill water-resistant down in a mummy shape, but a handful of additional features make the Thylacine adaptable for different sleepers and situations.
These include a small stash pocket for your phone or other small essentials, a pocket for a pillow (if you use one) and cinch straps that can make the bag snugger, or less. There’s also a separate down liner that integrates smoothly with the Thylacine to increase the bag’s temperature threshold by 20 degrees. It can also be used separately in warmer weather, essentially making the Thylacine three sacks in one, and a backcountry bed that can handle any season.
This weekend only, Kammok is offering an exclusive 50 percent discount on Thylacine sleeping bags and liners through Gear Patrol, making this award-winning product more affordable than ever. Use the code GearUpForFall to apply the discount. — Tanner Bowden
Fixtures, Faucets and Other DIY Project Needs
Save Up to 70%Call it what you will — renovating, remodeling, refreshing — any serious updates to a home are not affordable, even if you’re doing it yourself. Hence the need to shave dollars off the sum cost where you can, which is precisely what this mega sale from Wayfair is for.
Between categories devoted to sinks and faucets, kitchen lighting, bathroom lighting, bathroom mirrors and more, if you’re in the midst of a home project, there’s a good chance something you need is discounted. — Will Price
The North Face Flight RKT Jacket
Save 40%: Developed in collaboration with elite ultrarunner Rob Krar, this hooded shell is meant to keep you protected — and visible — when the weather turns sour.
The jacket features a drop-tail hem to keep your backside semi-covered, a zipper pocket on the chest, and elastic banding on the hem, hood and cuffs. It also packs into its own stow pocket to take up as little space as possible when you’re not wearing it. This weather-shrugging design would be a fine value at its retail price of $160, and at a discount this steep, it deserves to be added to your running wardrobe.
Save 53%: What is this vacuum? A $250 upright, corded, bagless Dyson. What does that mean from a functional, day-to-day cleaning perspective? At a basic level, it’s the Dyson to buy if you live in a space larger than a typical apartment, are prone to allergy and asthma-related issues and want great products for less money.
Dyson’s cordless vacuums — though very effective while operating — are battery-dependent, and can’t run for more than 40 to 50 minutes on the lowest suction setting. The corded variety, though older, allow you to clean at peak suction for as long as you like (this is especially useful if you have pets that shed, as you’ll need max suction to untangle the hair from carpet and rugs). It’s also certified asthma and allergy-friendly, as the whole machine is essentially a giant HEPA filter.
On top of this being the cheapest we’ve ever seen this particular model (even on Amazon) — more than 50 percent its retail price — it’s also a bagless upright vacuum, meaning you won’t have to pay for bags ad nauseam. It’s available today (with free shipping) on Home Depot’s website. — Will Price
Filson Dry Medium Duffel Bag
Save 25%: For much of the US, September is the month when warm summer weather transitions into cooler, wetter fall weather. To prepare for months of inclement weather ahead, make sure you’ve got waterproof gear designed to handle rainy conditions. For a bag, check out Filson’s Dry Medium Duffel Bag. It features waterproof, abrasion-resistant PU-coated 840-denier nylon and has a watertight roll-and-cinch closure. Its 54L capacity is fit for either a short weekend trip or daily jaunts to the gym. And right now at East Dane, it’s 25 percent off and costs just $150. — John Zientek