All the Best Deals of the Week
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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 19
Seiko 5 Dive Watches
The SRPC series of Seiko 5 models is based on a diver that features the Seiko 4R36 24-jewel automatic movement with 41 hours of power reserve, a 45mm x 13mm stainless steel case with Hardlex crystal, a day-date display, a rotating dive bezel, and 100m of water resistance. The watch is available in several different case and bezel colors as well as on different bracelets and straps with prices between $140 and $170, but each gives you that unmistakable Seiko 5 value in a fun, sporty package. — Oren Hartov
The North Face Sale
Save 30% With spring races just around the corner, the number of excuses for not running outside start to dwindle. As our staff prepares for the NYC Half Marathon (in less than four weeks), we have reached the point where we must train outside. With temperatures still below freezing, we need to layer up, which is why it’s ideal that some of our favorite equipment is now 30 percent off.
The North Face makes some of the most popular training pieces — everything from breathable vests to wind-proof gloves — each designed to streamline your running routine and get you outdoors faster. Today, you can save up to 30 percent off leggings, base layers, accessories and more. — Meg Lappe
Epson Home Cinema 5040UB 4K Projector
Save $300: The Epson Home Cinema 5040UB is one of the best-rated 4K projectors in this “affordable” price range. It’s received some glowing reviews from numerous projector publications. And now the Epson Home Cinema 5040UB is on sale. Normally $2,300, Amazon is selling it for a few hundred dollars off.
Jaybird X4 Wireless Earbuds
Save $30: Jaybird makes some of the most trusted sports headphones on the market. Case in point: the X4 Wireless Bluetooth Headphones, released in August as the update to the well-received X3s. Whereas the X3s were sweat-resistant, however, the X4s are IPX7-rated, meaning they’re fully waterproof and can survive a 30-minute spell in water. According to the company’s CEO, they’re perfect for running and more intense activities, “from trail runs and mountain bike rides to summit scrambles and deep powder days.” Though they normally retail for $130, you can currently score them for $100 on Amazon — good for their lowest price ever.
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20
Timex Expedition Scout Watches
Save Up To 30%: The Timex Expedition line has an affordable field watch for everyone, with numerous dial options and strap colors available. Right now you can nab one of several sleek Expedition Scout 40 watches on Amazon, each of which features a 40mm case, Indiglo backlight technology, quick-set date, 50m of water resistance and either a two-piece leather strap or a nylon NATO strap. If you’re willing to shell out a few more bucks, there are more dial and strap options available, as well. — Oren Hartov
American Needle National Parks Hats
Save 47%:If you want an easy way to rep your favorite National Park, head over to Nordstrom Rack today. Currently, a range of vintage-inspired National Park caps from American Needle are 47 percent off. These adjustable styles feature patches from parks like Zion, Yellowstone and Grand Canyon, among others, and cost just $17. If one catches your eye, don’t wait — they’re selling out quickly. — John Zientek
Two Dyson Vacuums
Save Up to 35% Today on Amazon, a pair of Dyson vacuums are marked down to their lowest prices ever. The first, Dyson’s cordless V7 Trigger vacuum, is a vehicle cleaning machine. The tiny vacuum boasts half an hour of continuous suction, a two-year warranty and three detachable heads for different surfaces. Plus, the dustbin is opened with a lever on the top of the device and empties through the bottom, meaning your hands aren’t covered in dirt after emptying. It’s comfortably the most powerful handheld vacuum for the money.
The Ball Animal 2 is the opposite of the V7 Trigger. The full-sized, upright, corded vacuum was one of the last traditional vacuums the British company made. It features whole-machine HEPA filtration, enormous suction and a head that adjusts to the different surfaces in a home. This particular model is “Certified Refurbished,” which means it was refurbished by Dyson. According to the brand, this means it “shows limited or no wear, includes all original accessories, and a 6 month Dyson limited warranty against original defects in materials & workmanship; warranty covers private household use in accordance with the owner’s manual.” —Will Price|
Made in the Shade
Save up to 60% on Classic Ray-Bans If you see something you like for sale, act fast. This deal will only last for the next 48 hours.— Justin Fenner
Herman Miller Aeron Task Chair
Save 52% By virtually any measure, Herman Miller’s Aeron task chair is one of, if not the, greatest desk chair of all-time. Bill Stumpf and Don Chadwick’s design features supreme adjustability: seat height, arm height, lumbar support, reclining tension and forward and rear tilt locks. It was the first successful integration of airy mesh into task chair design. Shoot, it even earned a spot in the Museum of Modern Art’s permanent collection. Fair or not, any company that releases a high-end office chair today must bear comparison to the Aeron.
Today, the Aeron is 52 percent off on Ebay. These specific products are open-box models, but haven’t been used. So while they can’t be advertised as “new,” you’re not buying a worn-in chair. This is about as affordable as an unused Aeron will go for, and roughly the same price as a used Aeron. —Will Price
Beats Powerbeats3 Wireless Sport Headphones
Save $87: Runners are an opinionated bunch when it comes anything gear-related. Shoes are obvious fodder for discussion and debate, but arguments are frequently had over socks and even torn-up t-shirts. The subject of headphones is ripe for disagreements, so we’ll settle the matter before they occur: Beats Powerbeats3 Wireless are among the best running headphones available. Right now, they’re also on sale for 44 percent off.
Last year, we stacked the Powerbeats3 against eleven other pairs of wireless and true wireless sport headphones from brands like Jabra, Sony and Bose, and the Beats held out. The list of pros includes a super-comfortable fit, fast and seamless Bluetooth pairing, a 12-hour battery life and bass-pumping sound. The principle con is price, but the current discount shaves $87 off its full tag, which is a deal even the choosiest athletes can’t dispute. — Tanner Bowden
Thrive Market Paleo Sale
Save 25% If you’re looking to add more protein into your diet — whether that’s to lose weight or see some performance gains in the weight room — a Paleo meal plan can help. The meat and nuts-heavy diet eliminates whole grains and added sugar, which means you’ll need to go grocery shopping to re-stock your cabinets. Through Friday, you can save up to 25 percent off on all the essentials you need to start cooking like a caveman. Everything from steaks to jerky to almond butter to tortilla chips is Paleo-friendly and on sale.
— Meg Lappe
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21
MWC GG-W-113 Military Watch
Save $23: The GG-W-113 is one of the classic American military field watches produced in large quantities for servicemen during the Vietnam War. This modern recreation, equipped with a Seiko NH35 automatic movement and updated to modern size (39mm), comes with two NATO straps and a 2-year warranty for just $212. — Oren Hartov
Jaybird X4 Wireless Bluetooth Headphones
Save Up to $30: Get a great deal on Jaybird’s X4 Wireless Bluetooth Headphones. They’re fully waterproof and can a 30-minute spell in water. According to the company’s CEO, Jamie Parker, they’re perfect for running and more intense activities, “from trail runs and mountain bike rides to summit scrambles and deep powder days.” Score a pair for $100 on Amazon — good for their lowest price ever. — Jack Seemer
Bulouva Lunar Chronograph
Save $153: While the Boluva Lunar Pilot Chronograph may not be the “Moon Watch” (that honor goes to the ever-popular hand-winding Omega Speedmaster), an earlier reference of this watch did indeed go to the moon. When Dave Scott’s NASA-issued Speedy broke during the Apollo 15 mission in 1971, his Bulova kept perfect time throughout that mission and lived on to fetch over $1.6 million at auction in 2015. The brand’s Accutron technology, memorialized in one of my favorite Mad Men product pitches of all time, was also used in the instrument panels of NASA spacecraft flown through the 1960s and 70s. It goes without saying that Accutron tech has earned its keep, even in a world where mechanical timekeeping gets the lion’s share of attention.
While the purists out there might balk at the Ultra High-Frequency quartz movement in place of a hand-winding or automatic variant, the presence of a battery is more than justified by the watch’s incredible accuracy. You also get cool paddle pushers, a commemorative engraved case back and a sapphire crystal, which lends some modern tech to this old-school timepiece. With 50m of water resistance and a sleek steel bracelet, this 45mm chrono is an awesome everyday tool watch, and a throwback to an era of genuine space-exploring badass-ery.
$309 is a savings of more than 45% off Bulova’s MSRP of $675. If you’d prefer the watch on a sleek black strap, it’s also available at a deep discount for $325. — Andy Frakes
Seiko SRPB3X “Baby Monster” Automatic Dive Watches
Save 60%: The Seiko 5 line of automatic watches typically offers bargains even at full retail price, but prices starting at $140 make it that much better a value. This model is dubbed the “Baby Monster” in reference to the popular cult-classic Seiko Monster dive watch, but it’s not at all meant for baby-sized wrists at a significant 44mm wide. Water-resistant to 100m, it should handle normal swimming and whatever else you can throw at it just fine. — Zen Love
Rain Design iLevel 2 Laptop Stand
Save over 20%: Get a great deal on Rain Design’s iLevel 2 laptop stand.
More than just lifting your laptop up off your desk, this workspace tool makes adjusting the tilt of your laptop screen easy thanks to an integrated slider. Additionally, rubber pads on the stand make for a non-slip surface that won’t scratch the bottom of your laptop while the matte grey anodization blends well with MacBook products. Not part of the Apple cult? No worries. The stand is built to accommodate a wide variety of sizes and brands. . — J.D. DiGiovanni
Barbour x Engineered Garments Jackets
Save 35%:British outerwear brand Barbour has been making durable weather-resistant jackets since 1894 and has a reputation for quality. Recently, the brand teamed up with NYC-based label Engineered Garments to reimagine a number of classic silhouettes. The collab pieces — a bomber jacket, a cropped jacket and a smock — are made in England from Barbour’s signature 4-ounce waxed canvas and feature raglan-sleeve construction. And now at End, they’re discounted by 35 percent and are priced to sell. If you need a lightweight layer to keep you dry this spring, these styles are definitely worth a look. — John Zientek
Lululemon Metal Vent Tech Surge Short Sleeve Shirt
Save up to 44%: Everything that makes a good workout tee is present in Lululemon’s Metal Vent Tech Surge Short Sleeve, which is currently on sale for up to 44 percent off depending on color and size. The shirt gets the fine details just right: it includes barely visible mesh holes to increase breathability, it repositions seams away from potential chafing zones and its tag is easily torn off (all Lululemon tags are).
Most importantly though, the t-shirt’s fabric is neither scratchy like merino wool nor plastic-y like other synthetics. And yet, it packs the benefits of both: it wicks away moisture, it resists odor buildup (and its heathered colors don’t scream performance). I wear it primarily for running — I own three, which I kept in heavy rotation while training for a recent marathon — but I after a handful of guides who work on Mt. Rainier told me it was their favorite t-shirt for climbing I’ve begun to wear it hiking and skiing too. — Tanner Bowden
Backcountry Fleece Sale
Save 30% Fleece is the quintessential four-season jacket, which means you’ll get lots of wear out of each one you buy. Right now, Backcountry sweetens the deal with 30 percent off a variety of fleece jackets from some of our go-to brands like The North Face and Patagonia. Whether you have a favorite and need to update, or you’re just getting your fleece collection started, this jacket will get lots of use. From heritage-inspired pieces to updated sleek styles, fleece comes in many forms, all of which will keep you warm on a spring run, a dawn patrol summer hike, around a fire in the fall and as a mid layer on the mountain this winter.
We’ve picked out a few of our favorite fleeces that are great for everything from going to and from the gym to a day spent exploring your city. — Meg Lappe
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22
WWII-Inspired Bulova Hack Watch
Save 36% Bulova created this watch, a 38mm quartz model on an unadorned leather strap, in homage to the timepieces of that era and the soldiers they served; this model is more accurate than any hand-winding watch from the 1930s or 40s (and likely more shock- and water-resistant to boot). And today it’s a whopping 36 percent off MSRP, making for great deal on a classic, simple watch that’s awfully hard not to love. — Andy Frakes
4 Awesome Rain Jackets Are on Sale Now
Save up to 36%: Rain season is coming, and if you’re in need of a new rain jacket, there are plenty of great ones on sale now. — Tanner Bowden
Kershaw Chive Pocket Knife
Save 33%: Tiny pocket knives have proven over and again that in everyday scenarios, size doesn’t count for everything. Kershaw’s Chive demonstrates the point perfectly. The Chive the smallest in a line of veggie-themed blades designed by renowned knifemaker Ken Onion; the biggest of the group is the Leek with a three-inch blade, and then there’s the middle child Scallion at 2.4 inches. Kershaw knocks another half inch off to bring the Chive’s blade down to 1.9 inches.
Over time, Kershaw has released the Chive in various builds, but right now a version with a Damascus steel blade is on sale at Massdrop for 33 percent off. — Tanner Bowden
Apple HomePod (Refurbished)
Save $64: A few weeks ago, we ran a pretty awesome HomePod deal: Best Buy was selling Apple’s $350 smart speaker for just $280, so $70 off. Today, however, you can purchase a HomePod for even cheaper. Woot is running a deal on refurbished HomePods for $234, which is way cheaper ($64 cheaper to be exact) than Apple is selling those same refurbished speakers. If you’re an Apple Music subscriber and have been jonesing for Apple’s smart speaker, this is the cheapest we’ve seen the HomePod going for. Both white and space gray models are available.
Also, if you’re worried about shopping for refurbished HomePods, rest easy. Woot has a 90-day return policy, so you can send it back if there are any issues at all.
Two Great Coffee Makers
Save Up to 42% If you’re in the market for a new coffee maker — no matter how into or not into coffee you are — there’s a good chance the perfect one is on sale today. Hamilton Beach’s ultra-affordable option comes with a recommendation from the gear nerds at the Wirecutter. It has programmable brew timing, a detachable water reservoir and an absurdly low price tag of $29. For some context, this is the coffee maker to get if you view coffee as a means of waking up.
For those playing with the idea of getting into specialty coffee, look toward Bonavita’s SCA-certified brewer — the compact BV1500TS. 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|
Save up to 73%:Nordstrom Rack is having a crazy sale on Persol sunglasses right now and all available styles cost $100. Normal retail prices hover up around $350 which means you’ll save up to 71 percent if you shop now. With a history dating back to 1917, Persol epitomizes Italian luxury sunglasses and its vintage frames are highly collectible. Now owned by Luxottica, the frames are more widely available than in past decades but the styles are no less iconic. If you’re in need of a new pair of everyday shades, don’t pass on this sale — it’ll be hard to find prices like this again. — John Zientek
Save TONS 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 “BIG” at checkout to nab the extra 15% off. — Oren Hartov