January 2-4, 2019

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.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 2


CAP Dumbbells Sale
Save 59% If you went to the gym this morning, you probably felt trapped as if you were in an overstuffed elevator. All the machines were taken, weights were scarce and the vibe, while uplifting, felt a bit heavy to handle so early. Take control of your fitness goals and build a home gym. Weights are ubiquitous and necessary for strength-based at-home workouts. While you can do most exercises with just your bodyweight, adding a pair of dumbbells ups the intensity level leading to the results you want. These CAP rubber coated dumbbell weights are essential. Right now, you can pick up a couple of 10-pounders for $9 compared to the original price of $21. Buy a pair, then start pumping out push-up rows, overhead presses and AMRAP (as many reps as possible) bicep curls. — Meg Lappe


Patagonia Black Hole Pack
Save 30%: Among all of the well-loved products that Patagonia has created over the years — from ultralight synthetic insulation jackets to iconic fleeces — is the Black Hole duffel. The utilitarian gear hauler is made rugged enough to handle the rigors of weeks’ long field expeditions yet practical enough that its features aren’t lost on casual travelers. (The 60-liter version is perfect for carry-on-only trips.)

The Black Hole duffel succeeds because its design is so simple — it has an accessible D-shaped opening, mesh pockets for a small amount of internal organization, removable backpack straps — and its laminated ripstop construction is both durable and weather-resistant. It’s precisely these qualities that make the Black Hole backpack excellent too. The pack uses the same hardwearing fabric in an everyday bag that’s well suited to commuting and shorter adventures.

Similar to the duffel, the Black Hole Pack uses a wide opening to access its main compartment, which has sleeves for a laptop and tablet or a hydration reservoir as well as smaller organizers for small items. Unhindered by other unnecessary features, the bag is left to do what it should: provide an ample space for whatever it is you might need to carry (there are two small exterior pockets too).

Right now Huckberry is selling Patagonia’s Black Hole Pack for 30 percent off. — Tanner Bowden


Mr Porter Sale
Save up to 50%:Currently, online retailer Mr Porter is making a very compelling case to spend the remainder of any holiday bonus you may have received. You can save up to 50 percent on a range of great products to update your wardrobe from brands like Brunello Cucinelli, Common Projects, Drake’s and more. While there is a staggering array of garments and accessories to choose from, sizes are limited, so act fast if you see something you can’t live without. — John Zientek


Aether Winter Jackets
Save 40% We might be able to say the days are getting longer now, but the temperatures continue their frigid downward spiral into the new year. There’s no better time to upgrade your winter jacket game and get one of four different Aether winter jacket styles at 40% off. —Bryan Campbell


Finex Cast-Iron Skillets
Save 25% Called gimmicky by some and innovative by others, Finex cast-iron skillets still cook in the same manner as your usual cast-iron skillet. Its pan is cut into an octagon with hard corners that aim to work like better pour spouts (they’re useful for baking, too) and its steel coil-wrapped handle is meant to stay cooler for longer than the usual iron handle.

The shape, handle, a heavier than normal base and a pretty steep retail price are the defining qualities of the Portland company’s weirdly divisive skillet. Today on Massdrop that price is 25 percent less steep — a cool $55 cheaper for the 10-inch skillet. —Will Price


L.L. Bean Sale
Save 25%+ Welcome to day two of 2019, which means the possibilities for goal-setting and adventure-planning are still crisp in the air. If you already took a pen to paper and know your goals for the season, congrats! If you’re looking for some inspiration, we like to let the gear do the talking. If something new calls out to you — snowshoes, tents, winter coats — it might be worth the purchase to test the waters. Whether you want to hike more, run more, cook more or spend more time doing things you like, the L.L. Bean sale will help get you the gear you need to go from busy to relaxed. Today, you can take an extra 25 percent off sale items in stores and online with code EXTRA25. — Meg Lappe


Klipsch R5 Wireless Headphones
Save $20: Klipsch is knocking $20 off its R5 Wireless headphones to start off the new year. Basically, if you’ve made some ambitious workout resolutions and you are in the market for some wireless headphones, these are a good option to get you on your way. They are sweat-proof and have a neat adjustable neckband that wraps behind your neck, which runners will like. Plus they can be worn over-the-ear or under-the-ear, whichever is more comfortable for you. Lastly, they have a solid, 8-hour battery life.


Nato Strap Co. Straps
Save 25%: If nabbing that coveted watch is high on your priority list for the new year, then chances are good that you’re gonna need a new strap or two to go with it. Thankfully, The Nato Strap Co. is still running an end-of-year sale (use the code “2018” at checkout), offering 25% off straps site-wide. Though most of their offerings are indeed Nato straps, there are several other types on offer as well, including two-piece canvas straps and several Panerai-type models with oversized buckles. Here are a few favorites for consideration: — Oren Hartov


THURSDAY, JANUARY 3


Osprey Backpack Sale
Save 35% Osprey packs are built to keep you comfortable while carrying everything you need in a compact package. The suspension system won’t rub, most waistbelts are removable, and each pack comes with a lifetime guarantee — That’s a lot of potential backpacking trips. The anti-gravity suspension system is revered in the backpacking world, and your back will thank you, too. Whether you need a hydration sleeve, sleeping bag compartment or a removable roll-top tool pouch, the opportunities for your perfect pack are endless.

Right now you can save up to 35 percent off a variety of Osprey packs on Backcountry. Whether you need a 14-liter or 48-liter, there’s a size that’s perfect for you. We selected a few of our favorites, but there are many more available.
— Meg Lappe


Fjällräven Bergtagen Parka
Save $294: If you don’t live above the Arctic Circle, a parka designed for the conditions there might seem overkill for anywhere else. But consider the snow and winds that rip through your hometown during winter, or that a town in western Texas once experienced temperatures 23 degrees below zero, and a long, highly-insulated expedition parka like Fjällräven’s Bergtagen can appear a bit more appealing.

Fjällräven created the Bergtagen collection in partnership with the Swedish Mountain Guides Association for high elevation pursuits above treeline. The jacket is constructed with a polyester shell that’s filled with a hearty amount of the company’s G-Loft Supreme insulation, which is also polyester. Fjällräven created the jacket to be thrown on over other layers when the weather is at its worst, but it’s fully-equipped for practical use with four large outer pockets on the chest and toward the hem and two mesh pouches inside.

Like most mountain equipment, the Bergtagen Parka is lightweight and performance-oriented, but it isn’t the type of synthetic jacket that will compress for storage in its own pocket; it’s oversized to provide as much protection against the elements as possible. (This also means you should size down one or even two sizes.)

The Bergtagen is currently 49 percent off at Mountain Steals, a savings of nearly $300. If you’re looking for a jacket that can handle the absolute worst of winter, this might be it. And don’t let its high elevation origins deter you — after all, most outdoor apparel that’s perfect for wearing every day is designed with activities like rock climbing and mountaineering in mind. The same goes for the Bergtagen. — Tanner Bowden



Levi’s Sale Items Are on Sale
Save an Extra 40% Right now, Levi’s is offering a pretty big deal: special sale items are an extra 40 percent off. Hundreds of jeans, shirts, jackets and other great wardrobe staples are all up for grabs. Click through and use code WINTER40 at checkout, then tell a friend.— Nick Caruso


Clothing, Footwear and Accessories at East Dane
Save 70%:To celebrate the new year, online retailer East Dane is offering up to 70 percent a huge selection of clothing, footwear and accessories. The currently reduced inventory is comprised of brands like Belstaff, Gitman Vintage, Persol, Snow Peak and Wolverine, among others, totaling 715 items. To take advantage of the savings use the code HAPPY2019 when checking out, but don’t wait — this sale only runs through Friday the January 4. — John Zientek


Huckberry Boot Sale
Save Up to 40%: Ahh, wintertime. Slush. Snow. Rain. Cold. A general lack of enthusiasm for getting your ass out of bed in the morning.

If there’s one good thing about the wintertime, however, it’s having an excuse to throw on a great pair of boots, numerous styles of which are on sale right now on Huckberry. Whether you’re looking for a great pair of work boots to help you navigate the seemingly endless darkness of a NYC winter, or you’re using the onset of the cold to help justify the purchase of those sleek Chelsea boots you’ve had your eyes on for 6 months, now’s the time to pull the trigger. — Oren Hartov


Trails.com App Sale
Save 70% If getting off the grid is one of your new year’s goals, we are with you. After all, that’s one of the best parts of hiking and camping. We have to acknowledge this means your cell phone map is unlikely to work. So when the blazes disappear, and you can’t remember if you need to turn right or left at the fork, a trail map is imperative. While paper maps are fantastic, sometimes there’s no time before dawn patrol to find one. The easiest solution is a downloadable trail map. Trails is your source for maps of trailheads across the country for hiking, mountain biking, road biking and snowshoeing. With more than 100,000 trails saved, it’s a breeze to quickly download a map the night before or morning of a hike. Premium members have access to over 60,000 trail guides that will answer every single question you could have about hiking and camping. Right now, if you use code NEWYEAR2019 at checkout, you can save 70 percent on a premium yearly membership. It’s the easiest (and likely cheapest) hiking purchase you’ll make all year.
— Meg Lappe


KEF Q150 Bookshelf Speakers
Save $250: The KEF Q150 are really nice passive bookshelf speakers, especially for the price. They’re ideal for anybody looking for speakers to hook up to their stereo or AV receiver. Remember, these are passive speakers so you can stream to them (although there are ways around that, as you can connect them to a streaming amplifier such as a Sonos Connect:Amp). If you’re looking for more Ryan Waniata of Digital Trends wrote: “One of the best pairs of speakers we’ve heard at their price point, the Q150 are yet another brilliant feat of engineering to add to KEF’s storied audio canon.” Maybe the best part about them is that Amazon is now offering them for almost half off. The normally $550 bookshelf speakers are going for just $300 – that’s $250 off. The caveat is that only the black models are on sale. If you want white speakers, you’ll have to pay full price.


FRIDAY, JANUARY 4


Champion Reverse Weave Classic Tees
Save 36%:Your wardrobe basics don’t have to be stodgy. At least, that’s the stance heritage athletic brand Champion takes with its collection of Reverse Weave Classic Tees. The casual cotton style comes in a range of interesting colors including rich Bottle Green, warm Beige and washed-out Sage. And now at End, each one of these easy-wearing colors is 36 percent off. That means you can add new hues to your wardrobe for less than $30 a pop. — John Zientek


J.Crew Clothing and Accessories
Save an Extra 40%:In the mid-‘80s J.Crew laid the groundwork for its runaway success in the following decades. It started by sending catalogs to customers (the first of which mailed in 1983) showcasing a range of logo-less, heritage-inspired garments that were refreshingly affordable. According to designer Sid Mashburn, it was “a little Grateful Dead but a little Northeast Prep, too.”

By 1989, the brand opened its first retail stores with a loyal following of customers who loved wardrobe staples like rugby shirts, rollneck sweaters and barn coats. While J.Crew has expanded its offerings quite a bit since then, it still offers a range of tasteful garments appropriate for any occasion. If you’re in need of a wardrobe refresh, head over the brand’s site now because you can save an extra 40 percent on a wide range of sale items. Use the code BIGSALE to take advantage of steep discounts on clothing, shoes and accessories. — John Zientek


Adidas, New Balance, Nike and Under Armour Sales
Save up to 50% You’ve likely seen the phrase New Year, New You plastered all over billboards, Instagram ads and in the windows of your favorite stores. While it’s a bit overdone, we have to admit, with that initiative comes the uptick in discounted activewear, sneakers and gear. Whether you’re starting a new workout routine or setting out to achieve a plethora of fitness goals in 2019, new gear can be a powerful motivator. Afterall, the hardest part about starting a workout is the preparation — once you’re in a class or on a run, it’s much easier to convince yourself to keep going (most of the time). Check out these impressive sales and then crush your 2019 goals in style.
— Meg Lappe


Seiko Watches On Sale at Macy’s
Save Up to 70%: Seiko consistently offers some of the best value for money in watches, even before the sales start. That being said, we all relish the opportunity to save even more, and right now Macy’s is offering deep discounts on tons of popular models, from the Presage dress watch line to the professional Prospex diver models. With such variety on offer, there’s truly something for everybody. — Oren Hartov

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