February 11-15, 2019
The Best Deals of the Week
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 11
Timex Ironman Digital Watch
Save 40%: If you’re into throwback digital watches, don’t miss out on the Timex x Todd Snyder Ironman watch. This reissue was first developed in 1984 in partnership with the Ironman triathlon and features 200-meter water resistance, an Indiglo night light, a 100-hour chronograph, a 99-lap counter and a 24-hour countdown time. Though the contemporary model features an enlarged face and dial, it’s just as lightweight and durable as the original. — Oren Hartov
Roomba Robot Vacuum
Save $420 The robot vacuum market has been dominated by iRobot’s Roombas since their introduction in 2002. But the company’s domination in cleaning robot tech comes at a price — a really, really high price.
It should be noted that this particular sale model is a manufacturer refurb, which the seller notes has “been professionally inspected, tested, and cleaned. 100% Functional, cosmetically will show very little to no signs of usage.” It’s $420 off right now. —Will Price
Patagonia Backpack Sale
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 the brand’s great backpacks. 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
Rubbermaid Brute Storage Bins
Save up to 56%: When you live in a 500-square-foot apartment, a shortage of space forces you to get creative. The problem escalates when you’re a runner/biker/hiker/backpacker/skier — kitchen cabinets are for cookware and coffee grinders, not down jackets — to the point of potentially damaging interpersonal relationships between you and those who might be sharing the space. Even when closets are in abundance, outdoor gear storage should be carefully considered; you’re going to need some bins.
It’s hard to tell by exactly how much the bins are marked down. On some websites, they cost as much as $50, and the smaller 14-gallon version is more expensive at the moment. In any case, it’s one of the best bins available for taking your outdoor gear storage up a notch, and it costs just $23 at Amazon and $22 at Lowes. — Tanner Bowden
Patagonia’s Latest Deal Marks the Beginning of a New Era
Save $30 Right now folks can get about $30 off Patagonia’s popular pullover sweater-knit polyester fleeces. In addition to being made from comfortable fabric, these cold-weather items feature a chest pocket, flat seam construction and raglan sleeves for a snug fit. — J.D. DiGiovanni
Sony A8F 65-inch OLED TV
Save $800: The Sony A8F series is the company’s line of super high-end 4K OLED TVs — it’s the best Sony makes. If you’re in the market for a 4K OLED TV, meaning you want the absolute best, the Sony A8F is definitely an option you should be considering. Sony, alongside LG, is one of the industry leaders for 4K OLED TVs. And even though all OLED TVs are pretty expensive, Sony just dropped the price of its 65-inch A8F. Amazon is selling them for just under $3K, which is $800 less than what had previously been going for. Best Buy is selling them for basically the same price, too. It’s the lowest price that we’ve seen the A8F going for. |
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12
Save 20%: Canadian tool watch brand Marathon offers some of the most genuinely no-nonsense military watches out there. Normally well-priced to begin with, Marathon is offering 20% off their watches site-wide for Valentines Day now through February 14th. Marathon watches are also typically decked out with bright, perpetually luminous tritium gas tubes that will shine in those dimly-lit situations. With a range of styles and prices, both mechanical and quartz, you can forgo the expected chocolate-and-flowers cliche for the tough guy or tough gal in your life. — Zen Love
Brooks Brothers Suits
Save 70%:Even if you don’t wear one every day, a great suit is worth the investment. And right now, a lot of sharp, classic versions from Brooks Brothers are deeply discounted. The brand’s clearance sale has some lightweight summer suits marked down by as much as 70 percent. These sale prices tend to hit the under-$1,000 sweet spot that most guys are willing to spend on tailoring, but what you’re getting is well worth it. Brooks Brothers’ cuts all of its suits from premium Italian fabrics and tailors them right here in the United States, giving you the best of both worlds. If you’re in the market for a new suit, now would be a good time to pick one up. — Justin Fenner
Bose SoundLink Micro Portable Speaker
Save $20: Out of all the new portable speakers that Bose makes, the SoundLink Micro is the smallest and cheapest. And it’s really rugged, too. It’s waterproof and drop-proof, so you don’t really have to worry about breaking it, and since it has a tear-resistant silicone strap, you can attach it to your belt loop, your bike’s handlebars or onto any bag — backpack, messenger bag, hiking pack or golf bag — and take it everywhere you go. It’s just convenient. And, obviously, because it’s made by Bose, the speaker sounds pretty good, too.
Mountain Hardwear Outdoor Gear Sale
Save Up To 35%: Whether you’re after a full-surround mummy bag or something a little more casual for your shoulder-season camping and backpacking jaunts — or if you just want to start thinking summer now — there’s an option on Mountain Hardwear’s site that’s discounted today. — Andy Frakes
Bodum French Press
Save 33%: Of the many ways to make coffee, the French press is undeniably the simplest. Unlike brewing pour-over or in a drip machine, the process is the same across the spectrum of French presses: measure beans, grind beans, dump grounds in carafe, pour hot water over beans, push lever down, wait. Because of this, it doesn’t make a whole lot of sense to invest in pricier presses (unless you understand you’re paying for aesthetic and not performance).
Instead, go cheap — Bodum’s one-liter plastic French press is not a looker, but it does its job just as well as brewers two, three and four times the price. The Bodum Brazil French Press is on sale for all of $10 today on Amazon. —Will Price
Glycine Combat 6 Automatic Watch
Save Over 75%: A solid Swiss automatic watch for under, say, $500 isn’t a bad find, but with great specs, myriad dial colors and two case sizes, the Glycine Combat 6 Classic Automatic watch is about as good as it gets for under $300 and an absolute steal considering the original MSRP of $1,250. Available in both 36mm and 43mm case sizes, a total of nine variants offer choices of dial color and straps or bracelets. — Zen Love
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13
Orient Mako II Dive Watch
Save DEAL: Available with a black dial with black bezel, blue dial with blue bezel or blue dial with a blue bezel in which the first 15 minutes are demarcated in red, this is a ton of value in a $325 watch, but right now you cab nab the Orient Mako II on Massdrop for the almost laughably low price of $130.
— Oren Hartov
Kinetic Fluid Trainer Road Machine Sale
Save $100Riding 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 both eBay and Amazon (eBay has the slightly better deal).
— Meg Lappe |
Two Great Coffee Makers
Save Up to 42% For those playing with the idea of getting into specialty coffee, look toward Bonavita’s SCA-certified brewer — the compact BV1500TS. It may not look like it, but thanks to a showerhead water drip, precise temperature control and a pre-infusion mode, it’s one of those best coffee makers you can buy. The 5-cup model — which is the smaller version of the dollar-for-dollar best coffee maker you can buy — is marked down from $140 to just $80 today. —Will Price
Citizen Eco-Drive Promaster Solar Dive Watch
Save $100: We’ve extolled the virtues of Citizen’s Promaster Divers in the past, but the takeaway is this: with a solar-charged quartz movement, big-time depth ratings and chunky cases, they’re great all-around watches for active individuals who want an analog watch but don’t want to get too deep into the weeds with mechanical watches. They also come at bargain prices. This particular version, for example, is water-resistant to 200 meters, has a dial loaded with lume, and comes affixed to a comfortable rubber strap, which is perfect for the water. — Zen Love
Black Diamond Momentum Climbing Shoe
Save up to 27%: Maybe you’re thinking about leaving your gym behind, about trading a dungeon filled with ellipticals for a vast space filled with… fake rocks? You wouldn’t be alone.
Black Diamond, a company well-known for its climbing hardware, released its first climbing shoe in the fall of 2017. Called the Momentum, the climbing shoe features an engineered knit upper, much like Nike’s Flyknit shoes. Black Diamond implemented the tech to make the shoe as comfortable as possible, which, when combined with its friendly, flat profile, make it ideal for beginner climbers. The shoe is currently on sale at Backcountry for as much as 27 percent off in select sizes and colors (use the dropdown menus to see which are discounted). — Tanner Bowden
Dyson Vacuums, Air Purifiers and More
Save Up to 65% Today on Ebay, a Dyson catalog sale event. Take 20 percent off already discounted Dyson gear with code JUST4DYSON at checkout — including air purifying fans, cordless vacuums, upright vacuums and more. Out of the nearly 70 products included in the sale, we’ve listed our three favorites below (Hint: refurbished models are much, much more affordable than new models). This is how you get a head start on spring cleaning. —Will Price
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14
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.
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
Casio World Timer Watch
Save 27%: It was suggested I pick up a G-Shock, but I can’t bring myself to put that big of a chunk of rubber and plastic on my wrist; plus, I was aiming to invest even less. In my search, I came across the Casio AE1200WH World Multifunction. With an analog-style alarm clock, day-month-year readout and a world time zone map, it’s beyond what I was looking for, but it’s exactly what I need. And for $18, how could I turn it down?
— Bryan Campbell
Allen Edmonds Shoes, Boots and More
Save an additional 30%:For over 95 years, Wisconsin-based Allen Edmonds has crafted a great selection of Goodyear-welted shoes and boots. Its dress styles are essentially the American standard and its casual boots are on-par with some of the best. If you’re in the market for some new footwear and have been waiting for a good sale, head over to Allen Edmonds today.
Clearance styles are an additional 30 percent off and include American-made oxfords and Italian-made loafers. You can even score a great deal on shirts, sweaters and belts if your closet is also in need of some extra attention. — John Zientek
Save 30% at Levi’s President’s Day Sale Thanks to Levi’s President’s Day Sale, you can get a lot of value for less than full price. The American denim giant is offering an extra 30 percent off sitewide until Feb. 19.— Justin Fenner
Orient Star Classic Automatic
Save 65%: Orient Star represents a tier of watches made by Seiko subsidiary Orient to a higher standard than their more budget-focused offerings. Right now, however, this handsome example of Japanese quality and value is priced closer to the brand’s more basic fare at $240, down from an MSRP of $690. — Zen Love
Save 20%: Despite its connection its lineage in outdoor gear, Patagonia Provisions doesn’t explicitly bill itself as a camp meal company, it’s just good food. I’ve taken to keeping a stash of it in my apartment for those weeks that I forget to go grocery shopping and those nights when cooking seems overly tedious. My favorites: the black bean soup with the addition of rice and avocado and a tin of the lemon herb mussels smeared onto a crusty baguette. And a can of Long Root Ale (beer is good too).
From now until February 25, Patagonia Provisions is offering 20 percent off everything on its site. If you’re planning a camping trip, need backup meals for the home or want to stock up on bison jerky, now’s the time. Use the code EATWELL at checkout for the discount. — Tanner Bowden
L.L. Bean Sale
Save 25% Now through next Tuesday, you can get 25 percent off absolutely everything at L.L. Bean — Bean boots, fleeces, suitcases and jackets. Just enter the code BEAN25 at checkout. But the best gets are these three things below — they are some of the classics we find ourselves coming back to time and time again. — Meg Lappe
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15
Sony WH1000XM3 Noise-Canceling Headphones
Save $70: 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. 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 they still cost $350. Again, these are the best noise-canceling headphones you can buy. Period. And now you can get them for a discount. A big discount. Both Amazon and eBay is selling refurbished models for $280. Both black and silver models are available at this discount. |
Todd Snyder X Timex “Blackjack” Watch
Save 30%: We were enthusiastic about the “Blackjack” watch when it first debuted, but in case you need a refresher, this is a sleek, automotive-inspired timepiece with cool “roulette wheel” dial done up in black and white, a black-finished case, 50m of water resistance, a quartz movement and a black Nato strap. The watch generally retails for only $138, but right now, using the code “NEW30” at checkout, you can nab it for about $97.— Oren Hartov
J. Crew President’s Day Weekend Sale
Save 40%: J. Crew holds big sales several times each year, but that’s no reason to sleep on this big President’s Day event. Take 40% off everything in stock — and we do mean everything. — Andy Frakes
Save 50% Just in time for President’s weekend, Patagonia is looking to clean house on a huge amount of gear. Now through February 28th, you can get 50 percent off all past season Patagonia products — the micro puff, black hole backpacks, Snap-T and more. There are still almost six weeks left of winter weekends, so there’s still plenty of time to stock up (and use) ski gear and hiking apparel.
— Meg Lappe
Save 20%: Evergoods first two backpacks, the Civic Panel Loader and the Mountain Panel Loader — or CPL24 and MPL30 for short — are on sale at Huckberry for 20 percent off right now. There are two reasons why you should take note of this.
Firstly, Evergoods is the brand to watch right now when it comes to backpacks. The small company is lead by Jack Barley, one of the original co-founders of GORUCK, and Kevin Dee, a former product engineer at Patagonia. Their combined expertise produces backpacks that are truly multi-purpose; the CPL24 works as an ideal around-town pack but has features, like a hydration sleeve and ports, that make it suitable for hiking too. On the other side, the MPL30 has an integrated hipbelt and lightweight aluminum frame for supporting heavier loads on the trail but includes a sleeve that can accommodate a laptop around town.
Secondly, Evergoods is still small, and its backpacks can sell out. To find them on sale is rarer still. If you are considering one of these two bags, how you plan on using it will guide your choice. If you need a hiking bag, go with the MPL30. If it’s an everyday pack that you’re looking for the CPL24 is the one. We’ve spent a lot of time with this bag in particular, and consider it to be the best all-purpose backpack available. Period. “This bag is simple, durable and understated,” notes one of our editors. “It’s got GoRuck vibes without screaming mil-spec intensity.” Simply put, nobody else is making a backpack like this. — Tanner Bowden
Lightweight Spring Outerwear
Save up to 40%:Before the weather transitions into the balmy rhythms of spring, you’d be smart to invest in a nice lightweight coat, if you haven’t already. And if you’re looking to save a few dollars, head over to Nordstrom where a range of transitional outerwear is up to 40 percent off. Choose between brands like Barbour, Golden Bear and Canali, among others, but don’t wait — sizes are selling quickly. — John Zientek
President’s Day Target Furniture
Save Up to 40% There’s more to the world of cheap furniture than Ikea. Target’s mixture of clean looks, sturdy materials and extra-low prices has earned its furniture — and most of its home category — plenty of praise in the last few years. Today a whole lot of that gear is on sale.
Home items are marked down up to 25 percent off during the site’s President’s Day sale, and loads of furniture is marked down again with code HOME at checkout. The sale ends Monday. —Will Price
Wayfair President’s Day Sale
Save Up to 75% Wayfair is not a place you go to acquire your grail furniture, it’s a place you go to get the things you’ll sit on until you can afford said grails. And while the site operates on a rolling everything-is-always-on-sale basis, this weekend’s President’s Day sale is a whole lot broader than the usual. From cheap outdoor furniture to mattresses to pet supplies, virtually everything on the site is discounted up to 75 percent until the end of the long weekend. This is a sale worth doing a little digging on. Happy shopping. —Will Price
Vizio 2019 P-Series 4K HDR TV
Save $200: President’s Day is upon us, and with it, you can expect some pretty excellent TV deals. One of those deals is on the Vizio 2019 P-Series, which was just announced earlier this year at CES. A 65-inch model normally costs $1,199, but you can get it for $999 — that’s $200 off. If 65-inch is too big you, you can get a 55-inch model for $699, which is $100 off. |