February 26, 2019
Today’s Best Deals: Great Pocket Knives On Sale, $140 Off a Vitamix Blender & More
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Rain Jackets Sale
Save up to 50%The rainy season isn’t upon us just yet, but it’s coming. Now is the time to think about your rain jacket, not after all the snowflakes transform into globs of H2O. It’s easy to revive a rain jacket that isn’t as waterproof as it once was (read our guide on how to do that here), but if the interior lining is peeling or bubbling and separating from the shell, then it’s time to look for a new one. Thankfully, many of the best are currently on sale as brands and retailers work to offload their wares from past years. Below are four of the best discounted rain jackets we found. — Tanner Bowden
Samsung Q6F 4K HDR TV
Save $300+: The Samsung Q6F is one of the company’s best 4K HDR TVs. Released in 2018, it was designed to compete against LG and Sony’s high-end OLED TVs — just at a slightly more affordable price. Its QLED display is able to achieve excellent levels of brightness, contrast and color, making it a great TV for watching films, sports and shows, as well as playing the latest video game consoles in beautiful 4K HDR. And from a home decor perspective, the Samsung Q6F is super thin with virtually zero bezels — it’s stunning.
Beats Powerbeats3 Wireless
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 $110 off its full tag, which is a deal even the choosiest athletes can’t dispute. — Tanner Bowden
Vitamix Explorian Blender (Refurbished)
Save $140 Vitamix is to blending what Dyson is to vacuuming — the ultimate home upgrade that can be hard to pull the “buy now” trigger on. Vitamix’s E310 model, or Explorian, was built to combat that. Bought new, it’s $100 cheaper than Vitamix’s classic 5200 blenders. Today, this refurbished model is $300 cheaper.
From a performance perspective, the Explorian blender goes toe-to-toe with the 5200 — same ultra-sharp aluminum blades, same simple control panel, same power output. It sheds cost (and weight) by using plastic for the body instead of the 5200’s sturdier metal casing (plus, its blend container is slightly shorter). If you’re unsure why the hell anyone would want or need a blender this nice, Vitamix keeps a stockpile of recipes that are meant for performance blenders to guide you (don’t sleep on the nut butters).
If you’re not interested in manufacturer refurbs or you’d rather go straight to the top, the 5200 is also severely discounted — down from $450 to $300. —Will Price
Huckberry Knives Sale
Save up to 30%I still remember when my dad gave me my first pocket knife. More specifically, I remember when he gave my brother his first pocket knife, an event that made me realize I wanted one too and kicked off months of advocating that I was old enough and responsible enough to wield a blade. (For the record, my brother shortened his finger by a quarter-inch with his knife; I remained injury free.) Even though both of our first knives were cheap and basic, I’ve kept mine over the years and consider it as an object that carries high personal value. That’s one of the great things about pocket knives — even the cheap ones can become valuable.
Right now Huckberry is selling a variety of blades for as much as 30-percent off. Some are high-end, while others are more simple. — Tanner Bowden
Seiko Flightmaster Chronograph
Save $100: Get a 42mm steel pilot’s chronograph with slide-rule bezel, screw-down crown, 200m of water resistance, Seiko 7T62 quartz movement, domed Hardlex crystal and a steel bracelet, all for just $200. — Oren Hartov