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The Best Deals of the Week: February 4-8, 2019


February 9, 2019 Deals : Deals of Note By

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MONDAY, February 4


Jabra Elite Active 65t
Save $65 (34%): Jabra’s Elite Active 65t are essentially sweatproof versions of the Jabra Elite 65t ($170) wireless earbuds. They sound superb and have an impressive mic array to make taking calls clear and easy. The Elite Active 65t also work with Amazon Alexa, as well as your smartphone’s native assistant. Normally $190, eBay is selling Jabra’s Elite Active 65t for $125. The catch is that they’re “Manufacturer Refurbished”, but if you have any issues with them, eBay has a pretty lenient return policy (30 days). It’s no doubt this is a pretty great deal on some seriously good true wireless earbuds.


Gerber Paraframe Sale
Save 39%If you want a well made everyday carry, look no further than Gerber. This Gerber Paraframe mini knife is the smallest knife of the Paraframe series at just 1.4-ounces. A knife this small is typically low in cost, but also is a high-performer. It’s simple, easy-to-use and rugged. The high carbon stainless blade and stainless steel handle use a frame locking construction to open seamlessly.

All Gerber products come with a limited lifetime warranty, so whether you use this daily or once a week, this $8 knife will last you forever. If you need a new everyday carry, you can pick one up today from Amazon. — Meg Lappe


Patagonia Micro Puff Jacket
Save 30%: Since it came out in the fall of 2017, Patagonia’s Micro Puff Jacket has been our choice for the best synthetic insulated jacket. Simply put, it strikes the perfect balance of warmth and weight (it’s the lightest insulated jacket that Patagonia has made to date). The secret to its innovation is a new type of insulation called PlumaFill that’s made up of down-mimicking polyester fibers that are secured together in one continuous, fluffy line, which zig-zags around beneath its ripstop nylon shell.

The Micro Puff has been such a success that Patagonia used it as the base for the Micro Puff Storm, a waterproof version of the jacket that came out in Fall 2018. Later this year Patagonia will also release the Macro Puff, a heavier and warmer puffy jacket that will use a heartier helping of PlumaFill (and will likely be in as high demand as the Micro Puff).

That Patagonia has released variations of the Micro Puff by no means makes the jacket obsolete. If anything, it’s further verification that it, and it’s fluffy filling, work pretty damn well. Right now the Micro Puff is 30 percent off at Backcountry — a savings of $75. — Tanner Bowden


Orient Sun And Moon V. 3
Save $40 If you’re looking for a complicated watch because you’re into the idea or the mechanics but don’t want to drop a ton of money, you could do much worse than the Orient Sun & Moon V.3 Orient is one of our favorite budget brands, and for good reason: they pack a ton of value into incredibly affordable packages that utilize in-house movements.

Right now, the black dial Sun & Moon V.3 is available on Amazon beginning at just $197 for Prime customers – roughly $40 off its already competitive price. All variants include the following functions: 21-jewel automatic in-house movement with 40 hours of power-reserve, stainless steel 42.5mm case with sapphire crystal and display case back, hours/minutes/seconds hands, day and date display, AM/PM indicator in the form of a rotating disc displaying either the sun or moon, and water resistance to 50m. —Oren Hartov


Lodge Dutch Oven
Save 47% Enameled Dutch ovens are good at cooking almost anything. They retain heat like a cast-iron skillet but don’t require seasoning and aren’t bothered by highly acidic foods. They’re also big enough to work as a decent chili pot, braise short ribs or make homemade stock. This, coupled with good looks, makes for a pot that never has to leave the stove (except for cleaning).

Lodge’s 4.5-quart enameled Dutch oven isn’t the pinnacle of Dutch oven design, but it’s remarkably affordable and will do the job. It’s 47 percent off on Sierra Trading Post today, bringing its price down to $29. —Will Price


Patagonia Backpacks
Save 30%:Whether you live in the city or country, a hard-wearing versatile backpack is a necessity for daily life. While there are countless brands offering solid options, California-based outdoor brand Patagonia makes a range of styles fit for various pursuits. If you’re in need of a new bag, head over to Nordstrom today: you can now save 30 percent on a handful of great backpacks from Patagonia. Ranging in size from 25L to 32L, they start at just $62 and come with the brand’s Ironclad Guarantee which promises repair, replacement or refund if you’re not completely satisfied. — John Zientek


TUESDAY, February 5


Mystery Ranch Urban Assault Backpack
Save 28%: The Urban Assault pack (currently 28 percent off at Huckberry in select colorways) utilizes the same technical design features that make Mystery Ranch bags suitable for the most rigorous users but includes features that make it ideal for the urban inhabitant. It’s made with 500-denier Cordura nylon and has a unique three-zipper opening system, two internal accessory pockets, a laptop sleeve and a quick-access lid pouch. It also employs a fixed-harness frame system, which allows the commuter-friendly pack to perform like a high-end expedition backpack. — Tanner Bowden


Saint Laurent Sunglasses
Save up to 58%:Dominated by the same aviator- and Wayfarer-inspired designs, the sunglasses market can seem a bit uninspired at times. If you’ve been yearning for a frame that breaks from the status quo, consider a style from Saint Laurent. The Parisian fashion house offers a range of distinct sunglasses, all crafted in Italy. From a combination acetate-metal Clubmaster style to a chunky Havana-acetate square silhouette, these well-made shades are anything but bland. And now at Nordstrom Rack, some of these sunglasses are up to 58 percent off while supplies last — that’s savings of $271. — John Zientek


Instant Pot Lux
Save $30 Of the many Instant Pot variations, the Lux is probably the least fussy. It does the Instant Pot things that folks go on and on about their Instant Pots doing — pressure cooking, rice cooking and slow cooking — but isn’t programmable and doesn’t give you a plethora of power options or customization features. It keeps the virtues of the astronaut helmet-looking kitchen appliance that took over the web intact while offering much less space to screw up dinner by adjusting one too many dials.

Today on Ebay, the 6-quart Instant Pot Lux is just $65 — nearly as cheap as we’ve ever seen it. —Will Price


Apple HomePod
Save $70: Apple released the HomePod ($350 $280), its first smart speaker, a little over a year ago and since then, the HomePod stayed pretty at the same price ($350). We haven’t seen it on sale that many times. That said, a HomePod sale isn’t unheard of. Right now, for example, you can nab a HomePod — in either white or space gray — for $280 at Best Buy, which is $70 off. It’s a pretty excellent deal considering that the HomePod is, in our opinion, the best sounding smart speaker you can buy.


Adidas Ultraboost Sale
Save 30%Here at Gear Patrol, the Boost sneakers we’ve tested have been some of our favorites — including the Solarboost — one of our best new running shoes of 2019. The announcement of the Adidas Ultraboost 19 proved to be extremely exciting and pushed the original Ultraboost to go on sale quite frequently this year, and who knows how long that will last. It’s responsive, so each footfall is soft yet fast. You can’t go wrong with a Boost purchase. — Meg Lappe


WEDNESDAY, February 6


Glerups Slippers
Save 20%: That conception you have about slippers, that they’re fluffy, indoors-only shoes; it’s wrong. Not entirely, (most slippers likely fit that description), but some examples refute it, elevating the slipper to something that’s not only cozy but practical too.

Glerups is perhaps the best example. They’re made in Denmark with a mix of merino and Gotland wool that’s felted, so it has a hardier texture that’s plush without looking like it. They’re warm too, and the family that came up with them was thoughtful enough to make a version with a rubber sole that can handle grass, dirt and snow should you want to wear them beyond the limits of the front door (my pair has become my après ski shoe of choice).

Rubber-soled Glerups slippers are currently on sale at Huckberry for 20 percent off in various colors and in shoe and ankle boot heights. — Tanner Bowden


Jabra Elite Active 65t
Save $65 (34%): Jabra’s Elite Active 65t are essentially sweatproof versions of the Jabra Elite 65t ($170) wireless earbuds. They sound superb and have an impressive mic array to make taking calls clear and easy. The Elite Active 65t also work with Amazon Alexa, as well as your smartphone’s native assistant. Normally $190, eBay is selling Jabra’s Elite Active 65t for $125. The catch is that they’re “Manufacturer Refurbished”, but if you have any issues with them, eBay has a pretty lenient return policy (30 days). It’s no doubt this is a pretty great deal on some seriously good true wireless earbuds.


Outerknown Clothing and Apparel
Save 60%:California-based clothing brand Outerknown is offering some substantial savings on a range of wardrobe essentials today. Currently, you can save up to 60 percent on past seasons’ styles at the brand’s Warehouse Sale. Because Outerknown focuses on perennial staples, these garments look just as fresh today as they did when they were released. Pick from tees, pants, sweaters and more — prices start at just $9. — John Zientek


Peak Design Travel Collection
Save $50: When it comes to photography accessories, Peak Design, in our opinion, makes some of the best available. We’re not alone either — the company’s products rank three out of the top ten most successful outdoor and travel Kickstarter projects of all time. Its most recent launch was its Travel Collection, which included packing cubes, camera cubes, a tech pouch, a Dopp kit and a backpack that anchors all of these items.

It’s not much, but the Travel Backpack, Tech Pouch and Wash Pouch are currently 12 percent off — a savings of $50 — when ordered in a bundle from Huckberry. Typically we seek out more substantial discounts to highlight in our deals coverage, but given that all three of these items are so successful at fulfilling their intended function, we wanted to make sure that you didn’t miss out. — Tanner Bowden


THURSDAY, February 7


Leatherman Wave Plus Multi-Tool
Save 30%: Leatherman, like Kleenex and Band-Aid, is one of those brand names that has come to stand for the category of products it produces: multi-tools. That’s because we’ve collectively agreed that Leatherman produces some of the best available, and among the 50-plus tools in its arsenal, the Wave is the best-seller.

Right now the Wave is on sale for 30 percent off at Huckberry. The multi-tool is four inches when closed, weighs 8.5 ounces and comes with a classic leather sheath and a 25-year warranty. — Tanner Bowden


Common Projects Sneakers
Save 40%:Since its inception in 2004, New York-based footwear brand Common Projects has become something of a cult favorite. The brand makes luxe versions of classic sneaker silhouettes, using premium materials and Italian craftsmanship. While the brand isn’t as hard to come by as it once was, it’s rare to find substantial markdowns on any of its styles.

But, today is one of those rare occasions. If you head over to Need Supply Co., you can save 40 percent on a few different pairs of shoes and boots from Common Projects. The understated styles are available in a range of sizes and prices start at $248 — that’s almost unheard of for this brand. — John Zientek


Frye 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 now 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, Zappos is currently offering up to 55 percent off a range of boots from Frye. Styles include a zip boot, a Chelsea boot and a hiking boot, and prices start at $148. If you see something you like, don’t wait long — sizes will go fast with prices like these. — John Zientek


Uniqlo Down Jacket Sale
Save 50%Packing for winter travels is much worse than when packing for summer adventures. Sweaters, base layers and ski helmets take up so much more space compared to tank tops and shorts. Here at Gear Patrol, we’re continually looking for ways to streamline our wardrobes so that when we fly, it’s a breeze. One of the first steps is finding a lightweight, packable down jacket that looks good, feels warm and isn’t absurdly priced. The Uniqlo Ultra Light Down Jacket checks all those boxes. It’s packable and water-repellent, so you’re protected when it snows.

While down jackets typically run at a higher price than some synthetic jackets, it’s hard to find a better deal than at Uniqlo. Right now, you can buy a down jacket for just $30, which is 50 percent off. There are 11 colors to choose from, but only a handful of which are on sale. Depending on the color you want, sizes are limited, so be sure to check them all out before purchasing. — Meg Lappe


Zeroll Ice Cream Scoop
Save 30% In the world of ice cream scooping, there’s very little argument about which scoop is best. According to Wirecutter, Epicurious, Serious Eats and any others weird enough to test out ice cream scoops, the answer is Zeroll’s Original scoop.

Why? Its one-piece design means no broken gears or damaged springs. It’s also perfectly symmetrical, so it’s good for righties and lefties. But the real kicker is a feature present since the scoop’s 1935 release — heat-conductive liquid inside the handle and bowl of the spoon that cuts through ice cream like butter. Today on Amazon, the OG Zeroll scoop is marked down $6 — a savings of 30 percent. —Will Price



Wash and Wear
Bonobos’s Washable Merino Sweaters Are on Sale Right now, the washable merino sweaters that Bonobos makes are on sale, in some cases discounted to over 50 percent off their original price. Which means you can get a highly adaptable layer you’ll wear for years to come at a super reasonable price.— Justin Fenner


FRIDAY, February 8


Topo Designs Klettersack Backpack
Save $69: The Klettersack is one of Topo Designs’ original backpacks. It’s also one of its best, sporting plenty of trail capability but remaining appropriate for daily use around town. The fact that it’s staying power has proven true over the years is remarkable, considering Jedd Rose started Topo Designs by sewing together bags in a basement. Now, the Klettersack is one of the bags in Topo Designs’ collection that reappears every season in different colors but with few changes. The adage “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” applies.

The Klettersack, which usually goes for $189, is currently marked down by 37 percent to $120. Some other items from Topo Designs are also on sale at Huckberry, including a duffel and some fleece jackets. — Tanner Bowden


MR PORTER Winter Sale
Save Up To 80% If you tend to scroll wistfully through Mr Porter’s beautiful offerings, the site’s current sale is a great chance to snag items you love for a lot less. But for the love of all that’s stylish and good-looking, you’d better act fast — everything is selling out very quickly, and this mouthwatering sale ends at midnight tonight. — Andy Frakes


Audio Technica ATH-WS660BT Wireless Headphones
Save 43%: If you’re looking for good wireless headphones that push well-above their weight, and don’t cost a fortune, check out these Audio Technica’s. Released in 2018, the ATH-WS660BT is a pair of wireless over-ear headphones that typically cost $150 — that’s what Amazon (here) and Adorama (here) are both selling the headphones at now — but you can get them from World Wide Stereo for just $85, if you use the promo code WKND at checkout. That’s 43% off.


Chef’sChoice Knife Sharpener
Save 50% Is an electric knife sharpener the absolute best you can do to keep your kitchen knives in shape? Probably not — sharpening by hand allows more control and the ability to tailor the job to the knife. But sharpening by hand can be a pain to learn and takes a hell of a lot more time than running a knife through a machine for a few seconds.

Today on Amazon, the Chef’sChoice 130 is marked 50 percent off — good for savings of $90. This premium electric sharpener comes from the same brand routinely recommended by the likes of Cook’s Illustrated and Wirecutter. —Will Price


LG C8 OLED TV
Save Over $1,500: LG’s 2018 C8 series of 4K OLED TVs are expensive. When they were released last past spring, a 65-inch model was going for $3,500. Almost a year later, however, that price has dropped over to around $2,997 — that’s over $500 off. But today eBay is running a deal on a brand-new C8 for $1,999 – that’s almost $1,500 off. Yes, it’s still expensive, but it’s not that bad considering that we’re talking about LG’s top-of-the-line 4K OLED TV. And LG makes the best 4K OLED TVs.


Filson Outerwear and Bags
Save up to 43%:Chances are, if you’re reading this, you already know that Filson is a legendary brand. You’re well aware that the Seattle-based outfit has been outfitting loggers, hunters and all forms of rugged outdoorsmen for over 120 years. You know the brand’s wool and tin cloth outerwear have gone largely unchanged for the majority of that time. And you undoubtedly know about Filson’s much-lauded lifetime guarantee.

You’re also probably aware that the price of the brand’s garments are a direct reflection of the quality materials and manufacturing utilized, and that each piece is an investment. That said if you’ve been in the market for some new Filson gear, head over to Zappos where you can save up to 43 percent on a huge mess of jackets and bags from the brand. The savings are as solid as the garments — hard to argue with that. — John Zientek


DWR Organization Gear
Save 15% Among the many pieces of high design available at Design Within Reach, organization and office gear is likely the most overlooked. Though it’s often not be as flashy as an Eames lounge or as iconic as the Noguchi table, it’s just as necessary. Today, a load of its office, workspace and organization gear is on sale. Discounts are hovering around 15 percent off, with price drops on a plethora of task lamps, file organizers, wall shelves and more. —Will Price

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