February 25 - March 1, 2019

The Best Deals of the Week


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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 deals@gearpatrol.com.


Monday February 25


MWC GG-W-113 US Infantry Watch
Save $24: The GG-W-113 is one of the classic American military field watches produced in large quantities for servicemen during the Vietnam War. These were small (by modern standards), hand-wound field watches made to a strict specification that evolved over time, and they have an instantly recognizable, no-nonsense aesthetic that has made them beloved by watch collectors and lovers of militaria. Military Watch Company, based in Zurich, Switzerland, has developed a modern homage to the GG-W-113 using a Seiko NH35 automatic movement. — Oren Hartov


Tom Ford Sunglasses
Save 68%:Tom Ford makes some of the most tasteful luxury clothing and accessories available. As you’d expect with a reputation like that, the price point on everything from his shirts to sweaters to suits is sky high. Unsurprisingly, the brand’s sunglasses are something of a cult favorite and feature elegant curves and distinctive hinge detailing. Right now at Nordstrom Rack, you can save up to 68 percent on a few different Italian-made styles. Normally priced at over $400, these frames won’t cost more than a pair of traditional Ray-Bans while supplies last. — John Zientek


Huckberry Hiking Boot Sale
Save up to 50%With four days left in February, spring hiking days are right around the corner. Now’s the time to upgrade your current pair of hiking boots thanks to a well-timed massive sale at Huckberry. Despite limited sizing, it’s worth checking out for the breadth of boots. Three of our favorite brands — Danner, Salewa and Viberg — have a pair of hiking boots built for the toughest hiking challenges, all up to 50 percent off. All three will stand up to the slushy spring conditions found on trails in the Pacific Northwest, as well as up and down the East Coast. If you were thinking about investing in a new pair of hiking boots, now’s a good time to get shopping. — Meg Lappe

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Target Furniture Clearance
Save Up to 50% Target’s pile of affordable private label home collections is growing quickly — Project 62, Made By Design, Threshold, Room Essentials and others have all sprouted up just in the last few years. The lines are each meant to serve a different person’s taste, but all are equally hellbent on staying inexpensive.

Today, more than 100 pieces — bar carts, stools, side chairs, desks and more — are steeply discounted in the brand’s clearance section. Markdowns depend heavily on the product category, but seem to range between 20 to 50 percent off sticker prices. —Will Price


Sonos Play:1
Save $29: If you act fast, you can pick up a Sonos Play:1 for just $120. That’s $29 off. We’ve seen Sonos drop the price of its entry-level speaker before, but seeing a deal this good on a new Play:1 speaker is rare; Sonos was selling refurbished models for $119 back in October, but it looks like those models are currently out of stock.


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 is 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


Paraboot Vintage-Inspired Boots
Save 20%: Now at Need Supply Co., you can save 20 percent on two hiking boot styles from the brand. The Avoriaz Hiking Boot ($410) features a Chromexcel leather upper, rubber outsole and speed hooks. The Clusaz Leather Shoe ($371) offers a low-profile version of the classic hiker style for those wanting something a little less hefty.

Paraboot’s footwear is rarely on sale, and though the discounted styles are still expensive, they are made to stand up to years of wear. So if you’re in the market for some new boots, give this heritage French brand a serious look. — John Zientek


Tuesday February 26


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
Save $110

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


Wednesday February 27


Red Wing Heritage Boots
Save 36%:When you’re presented with the chance to save on Red Wing Heritage boots, you’d be foolish to pass it up. The brand’s boots are rarely on sale and when they are, sizes are often limited. But now at Nordstrom Rack, you can save 36 percent on a pair of classic Red Wing Heritage Moc-Toe boots available in sizes 7 to 13. This American-made style features Brown Boomer leather from the S.B. Foot Tanning Company in Minnesota and a non-marking outsole. What are you waiting for? — John Zientek


Light Jackets for Spring
Save up to 50%:As winter weather transitions into more the more temperate conditions of spring, it would be more than sensible to pick up a lightweight transitional jacket if you haven’t yet. And if you’ve been waiting for a great sale to invest in a new piece of outerwear, head over to Huckberry where a range of light jackets is up to 50 percent off. Browse reputable brands like Taylor Stitch, Faherty, United by Blue and more, but don’t wait — sizes are selling quickly. — John Zientek


Backcountry Winter Coats Sale
Save up to 50%Backcountry’s semi-annual sale ends tomorrow, which means today is the last day to upgrade your winter coat. The vast majority of the Northeast is dealing with more winter into the foreseeable future, so now’s a good time to stock up on a new one, or upgrade your old. Three of our winners from the Best Down Jackets of 2019 and Best Synthetic Jackets of 2019 are all on sale for up to 30 percent off, but you can find much bigger deals if you peruse the site.

— Meg Lappe


Designer Lighting
Save Up to 70% Thousands upon thousands of lights from noteworthy names like Luxo, Tom Dixon, Anglepoise, FLOS and more line the digital halls of YLighting’s high-end lighting store. For the most part, these lights are all two things: gorgeous and expensive. Today, to the tune of 70 percent off, the issue of price is lessened.

Ending at midnight tonight, the site’s Warehouse Sale is packed with more than 500 table, desk, floor and wall lamps marked down up to 60 percent off, then pared back another 10 percent down with code 10MORE. Why the steep discounts? These are all open-box return items. The site notes all products sold as open-box returns are still in new condition, and that all sales are final. —Will Price


LG B8 OLED TV (55-inch)
Save $410: The LG B8 is the company’s entry-level OLED TV, but its picture quality is just as good as the company’s higher-end model, like the LG C8. If you’re looking to get an OLED TV, this is one of the best deals we’ve seen. The deal is on a 55-inch model, which is rare because it’s a really popular-sized TV. (Most homes don’t need or can’t fit, a TV that’s larger than 55-inches.) And it’s going for just over $1,000, which is a lot less expensive than what LG is currently selling its 55-inch LG B8 OLED TVs.


Thursday February 28


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 new 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


Red Wing Heritage Postman Boot
Save 50%:In 1954, Minnesota-based Red Wing Shoes built a sturdy black oxford shoe for the Postal Service. The style No. 101 featured a smooth black upper, moldable insole and durable outsole, and was designed to stand up to daily use on mail routes. Red Wing Heritage recently revived the style, updating it with a black cushion crepe wedge sole. They also created a chukka and boot, based on the original model, to compliment the low-profile oxford.

Now at Nordstrom Rack, you can save 50 percent on a pair of ridiculously sharp Postman Boots. The American-made style features a 6” black leather upper from the S.B. Foot Tanning Company and a black wedge sole. The toe box is distinctly different than other Red Wing boots, making it a versatile option to dress up or dress down. Available in sizes 7 to 13, this boot now costs just $135 — that’s less than many sneakers. — John Zientek


Backcountry Travel Bags Sale
Save up to 50% Packing can be stressful, but the right type of bag can help streamline, and ease that process. After all, the result is always worth it. Travel backpacks and suitcases are up to 50 percent off today at Backcountry, including great bags from The North Face, ranging from 7 to 40-liters. Today is the last day to take advantage of the semi-annual sale, so whether you have a spring break trip that demands a rolling duffel or a weekend trip where a small hiking pack would come in handy, now’s the time to shop.

Since today is the final day of the Backcountry sale, many of the packs are only available in certain colors. We picked out a few of our favorites to help get you started.

— Meg Lappe


Marathon Navigator Watch
Save 33%: Marathon watches are made to actual military specifications (“mil-spec”), and we have noted time and again their serious build quality and value proposition. The Navigator is a prime example, and it was among our 25 Best Outdoor Watches for 2018. A good value even at retail price, you can get them now for only $199. — Zen Love


Bell Helmets
Save Up to $300: There’s a massive sale on Bell Helmets right now, just in time for the 2019 riding season. All styles have markdowns so no matter what kind of riding you’re looking to get done, you’ll be able to save on a new lid. The dirt-focused MX-9 is currently 19 percent off, and you can even grab a vintage-styled Bullitt at a 42 percent markdown. But, the biggest savings, by far, are on the Bell Star line where you can look forward to saving $300 on a top-notch lid. — Bryan Campbell


Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H9i Noise-Canceling Headphones
Save $143: If there’s an issue with Bang & Olufsen’s wireless noise-canceling headphones, the Beoplay H9i, it’s the price. The headphones normally cost $500, which is $150 more than the Sony WH-1000XM3 and Bose QC35 II. Of course, Bang & Olufsen’s speakers and headphones have always had more of a focus on design and fashion, so the Beoplay H9i has been a solid option for anybody who wants good noise-canceling headphones that look a tier above everything else.


Friday March 1


Hamilton Shirt Co. x Todd Snyder Shirts
Save up to 31%:Hamilton Shirt Co. is an American institution. For over 135 years, the family-run business has crafted some of the best shirts money can buy. Based in Houston, Texas, the brand offers a range of custom and ready-to-wear shirts, as well as collaborations with musicians like Lyle Lovett and designers like Todd Snyder.

Currently, you can save up to 31 percent on a range of dress shirts from the shirtmaker’s collaboration with Snyder. While you definitely shouldn’t skimp on quality when it comes to dress shirts, this sale lets you get excellent shirts for bargain prices. — John Zientek


Peak Design Capture Clip
Save 20%: Peak Design, the San Francisco-based photography gear company, built itself on a tiny accessory called Capture. In basic terms, Capture is a clip. In not-so-basic terms, it’s a versatile mounting system that allows photographers to carry their cameras in unique and practical ways. Peak Design has since evolved to make camera straps and bags, but Capture is still one of the brand’s core products (and Peak Design continually improves it with redesigns); right now it’s also on sale for 20 percent off. The discount applies at checkout. — Tanner Bowden


Seiko Prospex Solar Chronograph
Save 50%: Enthusiasts love Seiko’s rugged Prospex watches because of their solid build and features that place them a tier above the brand’s more basic offerings. This particular Seiko Prospex Solar Chronograph has a lot going on, as hinted by its busy dial, which offers the user a ton of useful information. You can get one now for around $250 by entering the code “REFRESH” at checkout.  — Zen Love


Arc’teryx Winter Jacket Sale
Save up to 30%Arc’teryx specializes in a high-performing and good-looking city to mountain gear — making it a favorite brand around the GP offices. Today you can save up to 30 percent on a few of our top picks.

One of the best synthetic down jackets of 2019 is the Arc’teryx Atom LT, which is currently on sale (in hoody form) on Moosejaw in addition to a plethora of other technical winter coats. You can also pick up a Delta LT jacket, which is ideal for shoulder season hiking and runs, as well as the Atom SL hoody, which is the more compact version of the Atom LT. If you’re looking for a puffy jacket, the Cerium SL with 850 fill power down, is a lightweight and warm option. Check out the sale on Moosejaw today for a variety of other warm jackets — all ideal for shoulder season.


LG B8 OLED TV (55-inch)
Save $412: The LG B8 is the company’s entry-level OLED TV, but its picture quality is just as good as the company’s higher-end model, like the LG C8. If you’re looking to get an OLED TV, this is one of the best deals we’ve seen. The deal is on a 55-inch model, which is rare because it’s a really popular-sized TV. (Most homes don’t need or can’t fit, a TV that’s larger than 55-inches.) And it’s going for just over $1,000, which is a lot less expensive than what LG is currently selling its 55-inch LG B8 OLED TVs.


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