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Hestra Army Leather Couloir Gloves
Hestra Gloves have become the standard by which all other gloves are judged. Having thrived early on as a maker of durable gloves for skiers over 80 years ago, Hestra’s sport line is its bread-and-butter.
With ski season just around the corner, it’s time to consider winter gear, and in particular, your gloves. Hestra’s Army Leather Couloir sets the standard for performance from a leather glove. The Ergo Grip technology features minimal excess material in the palm area, and the seams are placed according to the hand’s natural ergonomics. The Army Leather Couloir also has pre-curved fingers for added dexterity in everything — from backcountry riding to chairlift laps to gripping beers at après. Windproof, waterproof and breathable, durable Hestra Dobby Melange fabric will make this your go-to glove this winter.
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Tekto’s Takt Mini Urban Camo Knife
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Orient Bambino Small Seconds
Save up to $175 For years, the Orient Bambino has been a favorite amongst enthusiasts of affordable watches for the style and value it offers at its exceptionally low price point. It’s also a watch that’s undergone many changes over the years, with various colors, designs and sizes offered. The latest iteration of the Bambino introduces many firsts to the model, including a small-seconds hand and Arabic numerals, and now you can get it at a healthy discount at Massdrop. Five references are available, including three in stainless steel and two with gold plating. The stainless steel versions are just $160 right now, while the gold-plating adds on a $20 premium; a $170 and $175 drop from MSRP, respectively. — Andrew Connor
Bean Boot Sale
Save 20% If you grew up anywhere in the Northeast, you can likely list off a variety of friends and family members that don L.L. Bean’s bean boot as soon as the weather changes. My family swears by this iconic boot for thunderstorms, rainy Columbus Day work weekends (got to get the house ready for winter!), and further down the line, tree cutting. A pair of Bean Boots has been in practically every family Christmas card since 1991. The Bean Boot is a classic for a reason — it prevents that wet feet-feeling thanks to an impressive rubber bottom and an instantly recognizable leather upper. If you’re a hunter, these boots will do the trick. Over the years, not much has changed besides the variety of colored leather options (dark or light, and sometimes grey), and the interior lining of Thinsulate or without. Pick from a boat shoe, 6-inch, 8-inch, or something a bit more Chelsea-boot inspired. The L.L. Bean Boot world is your oyster.
Enter code RAIN20 at checkout to save 20 percent.
— Meg Lappe
East Dane’s Event of the Season Sale
Buy More, Save More East Dane is helping to take some of the sting out of shopping for cooler weather. The site’s Event of the Season sale lets shoppers take 20 percent off orders under $500 and 25 percent off orders over $500. The sale applies to both full-price and already discounted items. All you have to do to take advantage of the sale is to use the code STOCKUP18 at checkout. And act fast: the sale ends on Sunday, September 30.— Justin Fenner
Blackyak Sibu Hooded Active Down Jacket Sale
Save 50% If you’re like us, this weird in-between weather season is just enough of an annoyance that we’re already looking forward to cooler temperatures. Are you already in the midst of planning fall and winter adventures? What perfect timing! Now is ideal to stock up on winter staples and splurges, especially given that items tend to be on sale. The Blackyak Sibu Hooded active down jacket is one of the best down jackets out there — we awarded it our ‘Most Durable for Outdoor Pursuits,’ in this year’s down jacket testing. Originally $700, the jacket is just $350 right now. But hurry, there aren’t many sizes left.
— Meg Lappe
Weber Q-2200 Grill
Save $41Ask anybody — including me — what to look for in a small grill and you’re pretty likely to get a single name in response: Weber.
The Q2200 is marked down to its lowest price ever on Amazon today — $41 off its current SRP, and more than $100 off where it was this time last year. Its size is such that it’ll hold roughly 9 to 10 burgers (the average burger occupies roughly 20-square inches of cooking space) and its convenience is such that the hassle of setting up and taking down a tailgate is drastically minimized. — Will Price
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