January 22-25, 2019
The Best Deals of the Week: Patagonia, Huckberry, Yeti, Dyson & Much More
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 email@example.com.
TUESDAY, JANUARY 22
Wolfman Dry Bags
Save 25% Adventure riding is all about encountering a few unknowns and being prepared for them, especially surprise obstacles and weather. Any multi-day trips and you’ll surely need to bring spare clothes and gear, but if your bags aren’t tough and waterproof, you’ve already made your first mistake. Right now, select Wolfman bags and gear are on sale at Revzilla. You can get a duffel bag, tail bag, saddle bag, and off-road focus backpack, all for 25% off. The dry bags are built for the rough life of adventure motorcycle rides with abrasion resistant and seam sealed nylon. It’s the type of durability you hope you never have to put to the test, but glad you have when if the situation presents itself. —Bryan Campbell
Anglepoise Type 1228 Lamp
Save $50 Anglepoise has been making its iconic spring-balanced lamps since the 1930s. The Type 1227 was the company’s first product, and its aluminum body, easy-to-adjust arm, modern aesthetic and durability have made it (and Anglepoise) British design royalty. Sir Kenneth Grange is also British design royalty, and, since he was brought on as Design Director in 2003, he’s been the driving force behind Anglepoise’s enduring popularity.
Grange, whose awards and accolades are too many to count, is thought of as the father of modernist British design. He’s the chief author of a cross-country passenger train, the Royal Post mailbox, London’s Black Taxis and a series of mid-century Kodak cameras just to name a few. Unveiled today, his most recent creation is a collaboration with another of our favorite companies: Huckberry.
Exclusive to Huckberry, the Type 1228 is a simple update to the classic 1227. It keeps with tradition in employing an aluminum body, chrome-plated fittings and a cast-iron weighted base, but it’s given a more colorful appearance with a translucent polypropene shade. The Type 1228 is available now with black, blue or frosted white shades for 15 percent on Huckberry’s site — good for a $50 savings. —Will Price
Kinetic Road Machine Smart Bike Trainer Sale
Save $80+Riding your bike through winter is often a slog. Trudging through the wind, snow, sleet and ice can add some variety to your rides, but also some danger that you can easily avoid. If you’re looking for an easy way to stay indoors, yet keep up your mileage base and stay in shape, it’s time to invest in a smart bike trainer. Pop it in front of your TV and keep the rides going until the temperatures finally rise again. The Kinetic Road Machine Smart Bike trainer is currently on sale on Ebay and Amazon. — Meg Lappe |
Sonos Speakers and Home Theater Bundles
Save Up to $200: With the Super Bowl just around the corner, Sonos wants to make sure you’re watching (and more importantly, hearing) the big game in style. That’s why it’s offering a bunch of deals on its speakers. The price of its two big soundbars, the Playbar and Playbase, as well as its big subwoofer, the Sonos Sub, have all been slashed by $100, dropping their prices down from $699 to $599. And if you want its smaller, Alexa-enabled soundbar, the Sonos Beam, you can get that for $349, which saves you $50. The biggest deals are on Sonos’s home theater bundles. You can get a 3.1 system with a Playbase or Playbar and a Sub for $200. There are deals on 5.1 surround system bundles, too.
Nike Zoom Fly Flyknit Sale
Save $50+The Nike Vaporfly 4% sneakers took the world by storm. The shoes have been thoroughly tested and written about by marathoners worldwide — even the New York Times did some heavy duty research on how much these shoes help your performance over 26.2 miles. In the fall of 2018, Nike launched the new Vaporfly 4% Flyknit and the Zoom Fly Flyknit, the latter being the more budget-friendly (albeit still expensive) running shoe that’s fast and light. And right now, the Zoom Fly Flyknit sneakers are down to $104 from $160.
— Meg Lappe
Save Up to 80% If you haven’t yet blown January’s budget on post-holiday sales, this is your chance to be a part of the movement. At this very moment, Bonobos is peddling its lot of final sale items (over 1,000 pieces) for 50 percent off already marked down prices with code METALDETECTOR. The sale includes all of Bonobos’ staple categories — suiting, chinos, button-downs and so on — and, as of posting, most items are still available in plenty of sizes. That probably won’t last for long. —Will Price
Save up to 50%: Winter can be temperamental. Recently, a weather report for a single week here in the Northeast described temperatures in negative double digits (snow, ice, wind chill) rebounding to the forties (slush, rain, melt). It’s enough to drive one trying to dress for a trip, or even a daily commute, nuts. The shoot-from-the-hip solution might be to seek out the single most versatile piece of clothing available, but you’ll be hard pressed to find one thing that can handle winter’s erratic mood swings. Aim for a well-rounded system of layers that can be added or subtracted based on the day, starting with the baselayers.
Baselayers — long johns, long underwear, etc. — are the foundation of a winter outdoor kit. They’re worn directly next to the skin, they’re thin, they provide warmth and they breathe and wick away moisture. The best are usually, but not always, made of merino wool, while the worst are made of cotton. Don’t buy cotton baselayers. They’ll undoubtedly be cheaper, but they’ll leave you chilled the minute they dampen with sweat.
Yes, the alternatives are pricier, but they’ll last longer, and they’ll be warmer, which is the entire point. Right now there are lots of great options available at Backcountry for notable discounts too, including midweight tops and bottoms from Smartwool, a lightweight tee from Icebreaker and a full-on onesie by Airblaster. Discounts range up to 50 percent and more, but you’ll want to hunt around for the right size. — Tanner Bowden
Suede Boots Built for Winter
Save 44% on Ugg’s Hafstein Boots These Uggs take the waterproofing capabilities this brand uses for its well-known shearling-lined boots and apply it to a classic hiker. Right now, the burgundy and black versions are 44 percent off thanks to Nordstrom Rack.— Justin Fenner
Mercer Wayfarer GMT
If you’re looking for a travel watch that won’t break the bank, the Wayfarer from Mercer offers a quartz GMT movement, 40mm stainless steel case, 100m of water resistant and a textile strap, all for $150 on Massdrop. While it may not have the cachet of the Rolex GMT Master, for that kind of money, it’s the perfect starter GMT. — Oren Hartov
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23
Dyson V8 Vacuums
Save 30% Among Dyson’s vast and expensive catalog, the V8 vacuum stands out. The cordless vacuum sports more suction power and battery life than its preceding model, and its entire filtration system is washable — meaning you don’t have to replace the filters as often. And because it’s three years old, it can be had for much less than the most up-to-date model.
Today on Amazon, the V8 Absolute is marked down to $350 — or more than $100 lower than any price we’ve seen before. —Will Price
Zwilling x Bob Kramer Chef’s Knife
Save $60Owning a Bob Kramer knife is a status symbol. Owned by culinary giants like Thomas Keller, Charlie Palmer and Andrew Zimmern, Kramer’s knives sell at auctions for tens of thousands of dollars, and he’s got a years-long waitlist to boot.
It should be noted that this is a high carbon steel blade, meaning it shouldn’t be washed in a dishwasher or left with any moisture on it. If you’re serious about picking up a carbon steel knife, it would be wise to pick up some knife oil, too. —Will Price
Sony WH1000XM3 Noise-Canceling Headphones
Save $50: The Sony WH1000XM3 are the best noise-canceling headphones you can buy. This past December we gave them a 2018 GP100 award, which we give to the 100 best products of the year. If you haven’t heard of these headphones, here’s what you need to know: Sony released the WH1000XM3 this past fall and they’re better than the Sony WH1000XM2 in every way. They sound better. They’re better at noise-cancellation. They have modern perks, like USB-C charging. And now you can get them for a discount. Amazon is selling refurbished models for $300 — that’s a savings of $50. Both black and silver models are available at this discount.
Take 25% Off Everything on Levi.com Right now, Levi’s is selling everything on its website for a whopping 25 percent off. Just be sure to enter the code THANX25 at checkout to take advantage of the great deal.
— Justin Fenner
THURSDAY, JANUARY 24
Winter Jacket Sale
Save up to 60%: We’re in the middle of the season, but it’s not too late to pick up a new winter jacket, especially one that’s up to 60 percent off. — Tanner Bowden
Save Up to 80% In a tiny town 45 minutes southwest of Pittsburg lies the world’s most acclaimed makers of stainless steel pots and pans. Since literally inventing bonded cookware in 1971, All-Clad’s covetable cookware has been the option for high-end stainless steel. The only knock against them? The price.
With standard-sized fry pans running up to $150, Pennsylvania-based company’s wares are historically expensive. Today is a mammoth exception, because today is the final day of the All-Clad factory seconds sale.
If there were ever a time to invest in a few pieces of peerless cookware, this is it — these are the lowest prices you’ll find on unused All-Clad, outside of visiting the company’s in-person seconds sale at the factory. We’ve rounded up some staples and good deals below. Congratulations on your new pans. —Will Price
Vega Protein Powder Sale
Save $30The world of protein powder is a scary place. The runners on our team often talk about what we do to re-fuel without putting crap into our bodies. My go-to is typically a giant scoop of peanut butter (and then maybe another one), but Vega’s Sport premium protein is a close second choice. I’ve sampled this powder in everything from wake up shakes to post-run peanut butter and banana smoothies, and it’s always tasted great to me. There’s no dry mouth or weird texture feeling with it. You can save $30 when you opt to buy a large tub of the vanilla or chocolate flavors. — Meg Lappe
Nordstrom’s Big Tumi Sale
Save 30 Percent If you travel a lot — or want to start traveling more — there are few better investments than high-quality luggage. Today, Nordstrom is selling some of our favorite travel gear from Tumi for 30 percent off.— Justin Fenner
Yeti Hopper 18 Cooler
Save $100: At this point, Yeti coolers speak for themselves. If you need a refresher, here it is: they’re burly enough to handle severe abuse (falls off cliffs, bears) and they keep beverages cold for, without exaggeration, days. Even the company’s more portable soft-sided Hopper coolers are overbuilt to take on much more than a camping trip or day at the beach will entail.
Yeti Coolers are also known for their price tag, so it’s notable whenever one is discounted as much as the Hopper 18 currently is on eBay. Typically $300, the cooler is on sale for $200. This model has enough volume for 20 beverages at a two-to-one can-to-ice ratio or 24 pounds of ice alone. Its high-density shell is waterproof, puncture-proof and both UV- and mildew-resistant. Yeti won’t be discontinuing it any time soon, so don’t wait around for another chance like this (it might not come). — Tanner Bowden
Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL
Save $150: Google has lowered the price of its newest smartphones by $150. The smaller Pixel 3 drops from $799 to $649, while the larger Pixel 3 XL drops from $899 to $749. The price drop will continue until Monday, January 28. |
FRIDAY, JANUARY 25
Save Up to 40%: 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. Use the code “WINTER” at checkout to nab the extra 15% off. — Oren Hartov
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Save Up to 50%For most motorcycle riders, winter means staring longingly at your beloved bike while it lives life hooked up to a trickle charger waiting for the first warm day. It’s a low point in the year, but it doesn’t mean you can’t prepare for the first spring-time ride with fresh gear. AGV Helmets is having a closeout sale on its 2018 models, and a select few are over 50% off.
Helmets of all categories have discounts, even AGV’s top race helmet the Pista GP R, which usually runs for $1,500, is now $800. The AX-8 Adventure helmet is 45 percent off, down to $300 from $550. The optimal riding season is just around the corner, be ready for it. —Bryan Campbell
Dyson Space Heater
Save $150 In classic Dyson fashion, its space heater is levels above what you’d expect from a space heater. The energy-efficient tower allows you to zero in your desired temperature down to a single degree, set automatic off-on timers and even customize the width of the oscillation cycle. Plus, it’s temperature-capped at 392 degrees — also known as the temperature dust burns, which is the source of the awful smell that radiates from lesser space heaters.
Dyson’s Hot + Cool Heater Fan is priced at $300 on Ebay today — good for $150 off what it’s retailing for on every other site it’s listed on. —Will Price
Save 20% It may feel odd to buy living things on the internet and expect them to be delivered unharmed, but it shouldn’t — at least not for houseplants.
Today on Home Depot’s site, a small but hardy selection of houseplants are marked down 20 percent. Standouts include the unkillable Snake plant ($17), the extra-sturdy Rubber tree ($25) and a classic palm ($20). Frankly, though, any plant that can make it from a farm in Florida through the toils of a shipping facility and to your door is going to be a low-maintenance kind of plant. Buy two to take advantage of free shipping ($45 orders and up).
Patagonia Nine Trails 28L Pack
Save DEAL: While some hiking backpacks cram as many functions into as few liters as possible, others opt for the opposite tack: achieve utility through minimalism. This was precisely what Patagonia strove for in its Nine Trails packs, which launched last spring, and the company (as usual) landed its mark.
Compared to other hiking bags in Patagonia’s line, the Nine Trails is still new, but right now it’s on sale for 34 percent off at Mountain Steals. — Tanner Bowden