April 18, 2019
Today’s Best Deals: Urban EDC Supply’s WWI-Inspired Lighter, Discounted Filson Bags & More
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Soldiers in World War I supposedly crafted lighters from spent bullet cases while in the trenches. While this story is debated among collectors, one thing we do know is that Akomplice’s Trench Lighter looks just like these original cigarette lighters with its machined brass, artillery-case inspired design. And, it even takes nods from WWI in how it functions: the Trench Lighter conceals its flame, something supposedly in place as a way to hide the light from potential snipers while in the trenches.
The Akomplice Trench Lighter measures 3 inches tall and features a wind-guard and characteristic striker mechanism. It takes standard liquid lighter fluid to ensure you’ll have this durable number for a lifetime. And thanks to Urban EDC Supply you can get 10 percent off the Akomplice Trench Lighter by using the discount code GP10. We’d say that’s an upgrade to whatever disposable lighter you have in your pocket.
Excellent Coffee Mugs
Save 30%: During Need Supply’s ongoing Friends & Family sale, you could knock 30 percent off Vans sneakers, Anglepoise lamps, Bang & Olufsen headphones and almost everything else on the site, but we’d get coffee mugs. From Hasami’s classic porcelain mugs to the old school Heller mug, 30 percent off these gems is a rare sight. To score your deal, use the code Friends30 at checkout.
— Will Price
LG’s B8 OLED TV
Save Over $500: 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 a little over $1,000, which is a lot less expensive than what LG is currently selling its 55-inch LG B8 OLED TVs.
— JD DiGiovanni
TRX Suspension Training System
Save 20%: Arrange it thoughtfully and outfit it appropriately, and your home gym can be an entirely capable alternative to a pricey gym membership. It doesn’t have to call for heavy and bulky (not to mention expensive) equipment, either. TRX created its original suspension trainer with exactly this type of functional minimalism in mind — it was invented by a Navy SEAL squadron commander named Randy Hetrick who was searching for a way to stay fit during deployment.
Hetrick’s original version was made of a jiu-jitsu belt and parachute webbing, but the design has since been refined. The system sets up virtually anywhere, and one size is suitable for upper body, lower body and core workouts. It comes with a mesh bag for storage and travel and includes workout primers developed by professional trainers.
Like an as-seen-on-TV contraption, it can be adapted to various workouts and targeted exercises. Unlike that hulking machine, it can be bought in fewer than 12 installments, especially now that it’s 20 percent off.
— Tanner Bowden
Yeti Rambler Sale
Save $20: Pick up a 64-ounce vacuum sealed Yeti Rambler for just $50 today. With summer camping season right around the corner, now’s a good time to stock up on base camp accessories. The stainless steel bottle comes with a wide mouth (ideal for ice and drinking), and a screw top sealed leakproof lid. Whether you use for water, coffee, iced tea or beer is up to you. Pack it in your car for road trips, bring it to the climbing wall with you, or save for a picnic in the park — whatever your ideal summer activity is.
— Meg Lappe
Filson Bags on Sale
Save up to 44%: Today at Nordstrom Rack you can pick up Filson’s rugged twill tote or small duffle bag for up to 44 percent less than usual. And right now on Amazon, Filson’s classic twill briefcase is discounted to just $185 from its usual price of $325.
I can attest to the quality and sheer utility of the briefcase: it’s been my everyday bag for over two years now and it’s barely beginning to show signs of use after being overstuffed and banged around inside planes, trains and automobiles. If you’re in need of a sturdy, versatile American-made bag that will likely outlast whatever you carry inside it (and look great the entire time) this is your chance.
— Andy Frakes