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The Best Deals of the Day: October 17, 2018
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ZipStitch Laceration Kit
Picture this scenario: you’re out in the wilderness hiking, trail riding, or rock climbing and you take a spill. You’ve got a gash that’s definitely going to need stitches, but you’re hours from a hospital. While it’s not a life-threatening wound, it’s certainly something that needs to be closed soon.
Enter the ZipStitch Laceration Kit. This wound closure device allows anyone to effectively treat minor cuts in seconds no matter where you are. ZipStitch can close wounds up to 1.5 inches long, but if you’re unfortunate enough to suffer a bigger cut, you can just use a few of them strung together. Since ZipStitch comes in a tiny envelope, it’s a no-brainer to pack on any adventurous endeavor.
Get 20% off ZipStitch when you use the code GP20.
Save $100: Today, the Moccamaster K741 is fully $100 off its retail price. This model features a pour-over basket, a matte silver finish and brews its full 40-ounce max load in 6 minutes or less. All Moccamaster models are certified by the aforementioned third party groups, and all remain handmade and tested before shipping. — Will Price
J.Crew Flash Sale
Save 35%: The weather has taken a rapid turn into fall on the East Coast, and I’m personally scrambling to figure out how many layers I need before it’s too much. Whether sub-freezing temperatures are already your new normal, or you’re still relishing in the sunny and seventy weather, there’s plenty of new apparel items to go around at the J.Crew flash sale. For the next 48 hours, J.Crew is offering 35 percent off all new items including tees, shirts, suits, polos, denim and more. All new items grace the page of your web browser alongside a healthy discount of 35 percent. We’re big fans of everything you’ll see below, plus the vests, sherpa-lined windbreakers and trench coats, which you can find online. Enter code FLASH at checkout to save. — Meg Lappe
The North Face Ventrix Jacket
Save 45%: Last year, when The North Face revealed Ventrix, it’s first take on active insulation, we were skeptical. Active insulation, a form of synthetic insulation that’s meant to be worn during activity and is highly breathable, isn’t new — if anything, The North Face was quite late to the game. But Ventrix is different; its fluffy structure is perforated with tiny holes that close and expand as the body moves, allowing for dynamic temperature regulation.
It’s an awesome concept, but again, when we first heard about it, we weren’t sold. But then we tried Ventrix — on hikes and ski tours and just around town — and it worked. It worked really well actually, so we included it on our list of Best Synthetic Down Jackets of 2018. We continue to stand by that choice even more so now that The North Face has expanded the scope of Ventrix into a variety of jackets (and a pair of wild-looking shorts) for 2019.
It’s still the most innovative iteration of active insulation we’ve seen, and right now you can even snag the original jacket in last season’s colors for $89 off. — Tanner Bowden
Dyson V10 Cordless Vacuum
Save 16%: Today on Amazon, the V10 Motorhead — the base model, which comes with only the essential detachable heads for difference surfaces and areas — is on sale at its lowest price to date. To my mind, this sale puts the V10 in a more fair price point. — Will Price
Epperson Mountaineering Bags and Backpacks
Save 35%: California-based designer Yuki Matsuda has a penchant for well-made products. Born in Osaka, Japan, Matsuda moved to the US when he was 18 years old and immersed himself in the world of vintage clothing. He bought and sold products at the Rose Bowl market and eventually tapped some of the best craftspeople on the continent to produce some of his own designs. Matsuda works with traditional bootmakers in Maine for his footwear brand Yuketen and collaborates with artisans in Mexico for his knitwear brand Chamula. Monitaly — the clothing brand that Matsuda started in 1995 — riffs on classic American designs like military gear, Baja hoodies and parkas, and is made in America.
When Matsuda wanted to expand into bags and backpacks, he encountered Epperson Mountaineering, the heritage bag brand founded by Mark Epperson in 1973. With a wealth of history to draw on, Matsuda began to offer a range of well-made throwback mountaineering bags under the Epperson name. Made in Montana, the bags utilize industry-standard Cordura, YKK zippers and mountaineering-spec cording.
If you’re in the market for a new bag, head over to End where a range of Epperson Mountaineering bags are 35 percent off. Choose from a tote, a backpack and a travel bag, among others, and rest assured you’ll be getting a top-tier bag for your money. — John Zientek