April 1-5, 2019

All the Deals You Missed This Week


April 6, 2019 Deals : Deals of Note By

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MONDAY, APRIL 1


Todd Snyder X Timex Blackjack Watch
Save 28%: Todd Snyder’s access to the Timex archives has resulted in all sorts of cool collaborations over the past few years, but the updated versions of the once-obscure “Sprite” models from the 1970s have proven so be some of our favorites. 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, you can nab it for just $99 — Oren Hartov


P.F. Flyers Sneakers
Save up to 64%: Today P.F. Flyers has marked down nearly 20 styles in a last call sale. Sizes are limited, but given the broad range of options, there is a good chance you can find something to your liking to wear into spring.

Whether you’re partial to low or high-top lace-ups, slip-ons or even shoes with velcro closures (why not?), you can find something here. Mark-downs on sneakers from the classic Boston-based brand range from just $10 to $70, making the already reasonably priced canvas sneakers all the more attractive. This sale isn’t likely to go on for long though, so it’ll pay to act quickly. — John Zientek


Drake’s Ties
Save up to 39%: There’s no reason you shouldn’t have a range of well-made ties. Having a few great options will serve you well either at work (if your office has a professional dress code) or at upcoming summer weddings.

If you’re looking for a quality tie at a bargain price, head over to Todd Snyder: you can currently save up to 39 percent on some of the best ties available. Made in the U.K. by Drake’s, the ties are cut from wool, cashmere, linen and silk, and come in range of colors and textures. Act fast if you see something you like — a deal like this won’t last long. — John Zientek


Bose SoundTouch 300 Soundbar
Save $200: The Bose SoundTouch 300 is an excellent soundbar that will work well with any of the latest 4K TVs. It supports Alexa as well. When it was released in 2017, Bose was selling the SoundTouch 300 for $699 — but being two-years-old, Amazon has dropped its price to $499. It’s a pretty solid deal, especially considering the soundbar is very similar in price, size and capabilities to the Sonos Playbar ($699); actually, according to CNET‘s Ty Pendlebury, the SoundTouch 300 has the Playbar beat “in terms of both sound stage and ‘you are there’ detail.”


CAP Dumbbell Sale
Save 23%: CAP makes some of the best dumbbells available, and you can pick up a pair of 20- or 25-pounders for up to 23 percent off. Weights are requisite home gym gear and necessary for strength-based at-home workouts. And these durable CAP rubber coated dumbbell weights are ideal for a variety of exercises. While you can do most fitness moves with just your bodyweight, adding a pair of dumbbells ups the intensity level leading to the results you want.

The rubber ends mean they won’t rust, and the hex-shaped design makes it easy to hold a plank and row. Right now, you can pick up a couple of 25-pounders for $13 off or 20-pounders for $16.70 off. Buy a pair, then start pumping out overhead presses, dumbbells squats and AMRAP (as many reps as possible) bicep curls. — Meg Lappe


Some of the Best Workout Shorts Available Are on Sale
Save 30%: A crucial aspect of any workout is comfort, not just in how you feel but what you’re wearing. It’s a fact that makes an outwardly simple piece of clothing like a pair of shorts all-important, and mundane details like pocket placement and waistband material (not to mention the debate over built-in liners) introduce a significant level of variability into the span what’s available. Today, a dedicated group of brands is addressing workout shorts — for the gym, for running, for yoga and more — in creative (and comfortable) ways. Many of our favorite models, and those preferred by professional trainers, from Ten Thousand, Rhone, Wolaco and more are currently on sale at Huckberry for 30 percent off. — Tanner Bowden


Baratza Virtuoso Burr Coffee Grinder
Save $40: The best coffee grinders in the world are big, heavy and industrial, like the Mahlkonig EK43. But unless you’re ready to fork over a couple of Gs and half the real estate of your kitchen counter, you’re better off going with a Baratza Virtuoso — on sale today for the lowest price we’ve ever seen. — Jack Seemer


Lodge 12-Inch Cast Iron Skillet
Save $17: Good news: Lodge’s 12-inch skillet is marked down to just $25 at Amazon. Its 10 inches of cooking space (the 12-inch designation refers to a wall-to-wall measurement, not cooking space) is the ideal size for most stovetop burners — any bigger and heat distribution issues are exacerbated, any smaller and you can’t cook a whole lot. Plus, unlike Lodge’s behemoth 13- and 15-inch pans, the 12-inch will actually fit in a kitchen cabinet. — Will Price


TUESDAY, APRIL 2


Jomers Button-Down Shirts
Save 48%:If you’ve been waiting for a great sale to invest in some new shirts, now’s the time to act. Jomers is currently offering a huge selection of button-down shirts for only $25. Pick from classic oxfords, checked shirts, Japanese flannels and more. Hell, you can pick up a handful of classic styles without breaking the bank. But if you see a style you like, don’t wait — these are priced to move. — John Zientek


Competitive Cyclist Windbreaker Sale
Save 55%: Right now, a variety of windbreaker jackets are on sale at Competitive Cyclist for up to 55 percent off. After a brief sighting of summer this past weekend (which made riding exquisite), we’re quickly back to mid-spring and the dregs of winter days, which means layering up on the bike is the key to staying warm. The blustery wind this week makes it feel much colder than the thermometer reads, meaning a wind-resistant jacket is necessary for rides. It traps warmth as well as helps you handle any head or tailwinds. We picked out a few of our favorite jackets below to help you get started, but there are many more on the site. — Meg Lappe


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


Rhone Celliant Tee
Save 31%: We should all ask more of our t-shirts. It’s no longer enough that they fit us well, that they’re not only comfortable while relaxing at home but also an hour into a workout. Now, they have to help us shed sweat, control odor and keep us cool or warm depending on the temperature. Some work beyond even that, like Rhone’s Celliant Tee, which is currently on sale at Huckberry for 31 percent off.

According to Rhone, the Celliant Tee increases athletes’ blood flow and aids in effective oxygen use. It does that with one key ingredient that’s right in its name: Celliant. Celliant has been implemented in a wide range of products that includes sheets and ski boots as, according to the company that produces it, “a proprietary mineral matrix that can be embedded into the core of a yarn.” There, it works to recycle the heat emitted by your body as infrared light to provide more energy and as a result aid in muscle performance and recovery.

We’re not sure whether Celliant’s claims are true or not. Even if they aren’t, Rhone’s athletic t-shirt looks good, is plenty comfy during exercise and offers a host of benefits before managing blood flow. Maybe, in the end, that’s enough for a t-shirt (plus that nice discount). — Tanner Bowden


WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3


Some of the Best Workout Shorts Around Are on Sale Right Now
Save 30%: A crucial aspect of any workout is comfort — not just how your body feels, but what you’re wearing. It’s why the perpetually active can debate the merits of even the simplest piece of clothing, like a pair of shorts: details like pocket placement, waistband material, and whether they include a built-in liner means the discerning consumer will find significant variability among available products.

That’s why a number of brands are tackling the finer points of workout shorts — for the gym, for running, for yoga and more — in creative (and comfortable) ways. Many of our favorite models, including those preferred by professional trainers, from brands like Ten Thousand, Rhone, Wolaco and more are currently on sale at Huckberry for 30 percent off. — Tanner Bowden


Reebok CrossFit Nano and Floatride Run Sale
Save 40%: Today, you can pick up a pair of Reebok’s best-selling CrossFit Nano 8 gym shoe and the Floatride Run — both on sale for over $50 off. Each training-approved shoe is just a tad over $70, which is a steal for a sneaker that’s a winner in our Best Gym Sneakers guide. While the Nano sneakers are built for CrossFit, they make great gym sneakers, whether you prefer lifting weights and using machines over rope climbs and handstand pushups.

The best news of all is that Reebok’s massive spring sale doesn’t just include sneakers — you can take an additional 40 percent off all items including apparel and Classics. While not every single color is on sale, be sure to use code GETMORE at checkout.
— Meg Lappe

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Persol Sunglasses
Save up to 75%: 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 75 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


Bertucci DX3 Field Watch
Save 33%: Sometimes you just want an inexpensive, no-frills, no-hassle field watch for taking out into the wild, and Bertucci’s watches fit the bill. If you’re looking for something real cheap, the DX3 Performance Field Watch is the way to go.
Featuring a 40mm fiber-reinforced poly-resin case with 50m of water resistance, a mineral crystal, luminous hands, a nylon strap and Japanese quartz movement, the DX3 weighs only 1.5 oz and is available in multiple dial and case colors. Best of all, it’s available right now for just $50, a 33% savings off MSRP. — Oren Hartov


Samsung Q8F 4K TV (55-inches)
Save $221: If you play console video games (Xbox One, PlayStation 4 or Nintendo Switch) and you’re in the market for a new 4K at a great price, look no further than the Samsung Q8F. Wirecutter recently named as one of the best 4K TVs for gamers. It’s a QLED TV, meaning it uses Samsung’s Quantum Dot technology and produces brighter colors and better contrast than more affordable 4K TVs by the likes of TCL and Vizio (all of which use standard LED technology). Normally $1,500 for a 55-inch model, you can get the same Samsung Q8F for couple hundred bucks off on Amazon.


Wüsthof Steak Knives
Save Over 40%: A set of inexpensive serrated steak knives could certainly dispatch your steak with no problem. But then those are hard to sharpen, and even a very sharp serrated edge can shred meat as you cut. Enter the offerings of Wüsthof, a 200-year-old German knife company known to professional chefs and enthusiastic home cooks as one of the very best. While this brand’s level of lasting quality demands some investment up front, this set of knives is a whopping $140 cheaper today thanks to this Amazon deal, knocking the price down to a very reasonable $200.

If you’re interested in buying a set of steak knives that will last you the rest of your life — Wüsthof guarantees their products against manufacturer defects forever, and knives can be mailed in to the company for sharpening at just $4 apiece — this is the deal you’ve been waiting for. — Andy Frakes


THURSDAY, APRIL 4


Peak Design Travel Bundle
Save $50: We had a chance to review the Travel Backpack early on, and our reviewer concluded that it’s “a great bag that can legitimately tote both camera gear and travel essentials… you can go around the world with just this pack on your back.” The brilliance of the bag is in its design — it has access points on the back, sides and top, handles for carrying on every side, and shoulder straps and a hipbelt that tuck away. Some of the smaller highlights include theft-deterrent zippers, a concealed passport stash pocket, a soft sunglasses pocket and a compression snap system that brings that allows the bag to go from 45 to 35 liters.

If you’re familiar with Peak Design, then you’d expect this level of consideration in the bag. But the smaller items in the collection are treated equally — the Dopp kit and tech organizer are best in class with features we haven’t seen anywhere else (like an easy-to-clean toothbrush compartment). — Tanner Bowden


Citizen Promaster Diver
Save 58%: For its sub-$300 price tag, the Citizen Promaster offers up a lot of watch: a solar-powered movement, an ISO-compliant 200-meter depth rating and a refined profile. No wonder it’s one of our favorite entry-level dive watches. Right now, though, Amazon has given the watch its biggest markdown yet — 58 percent off its $295 MSRP — making this an astoundingly affordable timekeeping option. — Oren Hartov


Patagonia Daypack Sale
Save $100: Just in time for spring to kick it into high gear, Patagonia’s Nine Trails 36-liter backpack is 50 percent off. Whether you have a few summer camping trips planned already or are ready to upgrade your pack, this deal is hard to beat. The rugged 210D Cordura exterior fabric holds its weight against branches and scratches that are hard to avoid during some rock scrambles. A 36-liter main compartment has enough space for everything you’ll need out on the trail — snacks, water, extra layers and more. Top that off with a padded shoulder harness and a breathable mesh back panel, both of which make carrying the pack all day comfortable. We love the easy-access pockets for snacks and sunscreen, meaning there’s no need to take off your bag. Right now, the red backpack is $100 off on Backcountry.
— Meg Lappe


Cheap Outdoor Furniture
Save Up to 70%: Just in time for warmer weather, Wayfair’s Outdoor Sale is upon us. Hundreds of patio sets, weatherproof chaise lounges, fire pits, porch swings and more are marked down up to 70 percent off sticker prices. Highlights include a $1,600 aluminum dining set for just over $400, an8-person seating setup for under $700 and a sizable selection of half-priced grills. If your patio is in need of a quick and cheap glow-up, Wayfair’s Outdoor Sale is worth checking out. — Will Price


FRIDAY, APRIL 5


Bose SoundTouch 10
Save $100 (50%): Even though the Bose SoundTouch 10 ($200 $100) has been around for a few years, it’s still one of my favorite wireless speakers for the home. It sounds great and it’s dead simple to use. All you do is plug it in, download the app and then connect the speaker to your home’s wi-fi network. It will play music directly from the Spotify, Pandora, Deezer, iTunes or Amazon Music app. It’s basically just like using a Sonos speaker, except if you want to integrate it into a wireless multi-room system, you have to do so with other Bose SoundTouch speakers instead of Sonos speakers.


CRKT Swindle
Save 34%: Deception lies at the core of CRKT’s aptly-named Swindle pocket knife. Closed, the Swindle appears to be a fairly-typical folder with a thumb stud opening. But the stud isn’t mounted to the knife’s spine; in fact, it isn’t part of the blade at all. The actual knife blade betrays conventional designs, deploying with a flipper tap from the other side to produce what CRKT describes as an “uphill curve.” The decoy stud isn’t just that either — that bit of protruding steel is an equally-unique, spring-assisted pocket clip that leaves the Swindle’s handle smooth.

Designed by revered knife maker Ken Onion, the Swindle won the award for “Most Innovative Imported Design” at the 2013 Blade Show and has continued in CRKT’s production line since. The blade is just over three inches and comes in two versions — one made of high-carbon steel, and a premium version with Sandvik stainless steel and a milled handle. Both are currently on sale at Amazon — the basic for 34 percent off and the premium for 42 percent off. — Tanner Bowden


Lodge Cast-Iron Grill Press
Save $16: Do you hate when bacon curls up in a pan and doesn’t build an even crust? Do you want a solution to this issue for the cost of roughly one packet of bacon? If you answered “yes” to both questions, consider Lodge’s discounted cast-iron grill press.

It’s heavy, rectangular and you drop it on top of food you’re trying to get a solid sear on. The three-pound weight evens out what you’re cooking and holds it in place — there’s not much to it. The press is marked down over 50 percent off on Amazon today. —Will Price


J. Crew Spring Sale
Save an Extra 50%: J. Crew might have a lot of sale events, but this is a big one — the website’s entire sale section is an extra 50 percent off with the promo code EXTRAEXTRA. Stock up on classic chinos, pastel sweaters, seersucker shirts and low-top sneakers while you can, and take on the remainder of spring in style. — Andy Frakes


CAP Dumbbell Sale
Save 23%: CAP makes some of the best dumbbells available, and you can pick up a pair of 20- or 25-pounders for up to 23 percent off. Weights are requisite home gym gear and necessary for strength-based at-home workouts. And these durable CAP rubber coated dumbbell weights are ideal for a variety of exercises. While you can do most fitness moves with just your bodyweight, adding a pair of dumbbells ups the intensity level leading to the results you want.

The rubber ends mean they won’t rust, and the hex-shaped design makes it easy to hold a plank and row. Right now, you can pick up a couple of 25-pounders for $13 off or 20-pounders for $16.70 off. Buy a pair, then start pumping out overhead presses, dumbbells squats and AMRAP (as many reps as possible) bicep curls. — Meg Lappe


Red Wing Shoes and Boots
Save up to 53%: It’s a rare occurrence when you can find discounted footwear from Red Wing Heritage. But every so often, Nordstrom Rack offers a range of shoes and boots from the brand at highly-reduced prices. Often, the styles are European or Japanese market styles or factory seconds, and the savings are usually at least half off. Currently, you can save up to 53 percent on shoes and boots from Red Wing Heritage. For the widest range of sizes, check out the derby shoes and engineer boots — they’re all $200 or less. — John Zientek


Dainese Stripes D1 Perforated Leather Jacket
Save $351: Dainese has been protecting riders on the street, on the track and in the dirt since the ’70s, so they know a thing or two about style and performance, and the Stripes D1 Perforated Leather Jacket is a prime example. The outer shell is tough full grain cowhide for a timeless casual style but hidden underneath are CE level 2 pads at the elbows and shoulders, and a pocket on the back for an option back protector. Between the style and design, the level of protection and the utility of the perforated leather for cooling, the Stripes D1 is an ideal jacket for going into the office straight from the morning commute — it just looks good everywhere. Best of all, the Stripes D1 usually retails for $600, but today it’s marked down to $249. — Bryan Campbell


Nike Gyakusou Sneakers
Save 15%: Inspired by Tokyo’s Gyakusou International Running Association, Undercover founder and designer Jun Takahashi has been collaborating with Nike since 2010 to produce impressive collections of forward-thinking, functional running gear and high end streetwear.

In a time when Nike sells its Epic React Flyknit 2 sneaker for $150 and the Pegasus 35 Turbo running shoe for $180, paying $190 for these special Takahashi-designed Gyakusou sneakers doesn’t seem too wild. And that price seems even less wild when it’s knocked down to $162, which is what you’ll pay today thanks to a sale from Need Supply. Snag yours while they last. — Andy Frakes


Anker Soundcore Liberty Air True Wireless Earbuds
Save $30: Anker’s Soundcore Liberty Air ($80) are great AirPod alternatives for anybody shopping on a budget. If you’re interested, eBay is currently selling these true wireless earbuds for $30 off. Earlier this year, we reviewed the Soundcore Liberty Air and called them the best AirPod alternatives that actually still look like AirPods. Another positive: If AirPods don’t fit in your ears, there’s a chance these Anker earbuds will because they come with silicone ear tips so you can adjust the fit.

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