April 15-19, 2019
All the Deals You Might Have Missed This Week
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 email@example.com.
MONDAY, APRIL 15
Nike Gyakusou Zoom Fly Sneakers
Save $28: 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
Seiko 5 SNZF Sea Urchin Dive Watch
Save 60%: The Seiko 5 SNZF “Sea Urchin” is one of our favorite Seiko 5 models, and right now, you can grab one for $130, which is 60% off MSRP. Available in several dial and strap options, the SNZF features the automatic Seiko 7S36 23-jewel movement, a 42mm stainless steel case, a unidirectional dive bezel and a Hardlex crystal and display case back. With 100m of water resistance and the option for either a stainless steel bracelet or rubber strap, the SNZF is the perfect watch for summer. — Oren Hartov
Fluance RT81 Turntable
Save $40: This is one of our favorite entry-level turntables and it’s currently on sale on Amazon. The RT81 has a built-in preamp so, to play your own records, you just need to add passive bookshelf speakers. (Cool feature: This preamp can be turned off, too, in case you want to add separate components and build out your system later on down the road.) It’s also one of the best-looking turntables out there (in my opinion). If you’re just getting into vinyl and you’re looking for a solid turntable, the RT81 is a great one to consider.
Tojiro DP Gyutou Knife
Save $10: Brandt Cox is a former professional chef and cofounder of New Orleans’ Coutelier NOLA knife shop. When we asked him to name the best bang-for-your-buck Japanese chef’s knife, he didn’t hesitate. “[The Tojiro DP Series] is one of the best price-to-performance value knives we’ve tested or stocked,” he said.
The blade Brandt described as a “gateway drug” into Japanese knives, is on sale today — shoppers can save a modest $10 on the 8.2-inch Tojiro DP Gyutou. The DP series Gyutou is made with hardwearing, wear-resistant VG10 knife steel and the classically thin bevels of a Japanese kitchen knife, but it also sports a western ergonomic-focused handle most Japanese knife newbs are familiar with. Don’t forget to sharpen it. — Will Price
Health Supplements from GNC
Buy One, Get One 50 Percent Off: Supplements can be expensive, typically costing more than a clean diet and a good night’s sleep, but that extra cost is often worth it if you’re shooting for a big race qualifying time or a personal best in the gym. The good news: GNC’s current sale lets you buy one product from their wide selection and get a second one at half-price. If you’re looking for a high-quality protein powder, energy-boosting pre-workout mix, joint health support or meal-replacement shakes, you’ll find a great option or two at GNC without having to empty your billfold. — Andy Frakes
Camp Chef National Parks Cast Iron Set
Save 21%: Camp Chef’s cast iron skillet and dutch oven bundle is currently 21 percent off at Backcountry. Sure, there are backpacking companies that produce collapsible cooking pots and ultralight frying pans that weigh mere ounces, making it hard to imagine hefting cast iron cookware to a campsite. But it’s worth it; those lightweight items suffice on long journeys, but if you don’t have to worry about weight — car camping, rafting trips, short hikes — a cast iron skillet or pot is ideal for outdoor cooking. Not only is cast iron durable, but you can place it directly into a campfire if you need to. Camp Chef’s set is stamped with scenes from America’s iconic National Parks (to help differentiate it from the iron you use at home). — Tanner Bowden
Marshall Acton Wireless Speaker
Save $130: The small-but-powerful Acton wireless speaker boasts up to 50 watts of audio output. There are also classic analog-style controls for bass, treble and volume, not to mention Bluetooth connectivity. Best of all, it’s hugely discounted on eBay right now. (Note: Marshall just announced a second-generation model of this speaker, the Acton II Bluetooth, with a slightly more refined designed and support for Bluetooth 5.0.)
TUESDAY, APRIL 16
Jomers Kurabo Bull Denim Jeans
Save 27%: You can pick up a pair of jeans made with Japanese Kurabo Bull denim for just $35 today. Made by Jomers, they’re available in five colors — olive, navy, dark camel, light grey and dark grey — and in both slim and standard fits. The 10.5-ounce denim is appropriate for multi-season wear and it includes three percent stretch for added comfort. If you’ve been meaning to get a new pair of jeans, don’t sleep on these — they’re practically a steal. — John Zientek
Bulova Devil Diver Watch
Save 36%: Bulova’s been dipping (“diving?” More appropriate?) into its archives for the last couple years, a popular result of which has been the reintroduction of the famed Oceanographer “Devil Diver,” so-called for its depth rating of 666 ft. This Devil Diver is a 44mm cushion-cased, screw-back watch with matte-black dial, sword hands framed in white and automatic Miyota movement with date. You also get a box sapphire crystal with an internal magnifier and a steel bracelet. Best of all, right now you can grab the Devil Diver for only $508, a 36% savings off the list price of $795. — Oren Hartov
Jackrabbit Running Shoes Sale
Save 50%: Finding a pair of high-performing running shoes under $100 can be hard to do. The sale at Jackrabbit this week makes it easy. Right now, over 30 different styles from brands like Asics, Adidas, Nike, Reebok, Salomon and more are all under $85. We picked out a few of our favorite running shoes below that we’ve tested, but there are a plethora of colors and sizes on Jackrabbit.com.
— Meg Lappe
RavPower USB-C Power Bank
Save $11: Portable chargers are a dime a dozen these days, but one of our favorite ones — the RAVPower 10000mAh USB-C Power Bank — is cheaper than ever right now. The power bank has two big selling points. One, it’s super thin and can easily fit in your pocket. And two, it charges via USB-C, meaning you can charge it with the same setup you use with most new smartphones and laptops (iPhones being the exception), as well as a Nintendo Switch. Its 10000mAh capacity essentially doubles (or more) the battery life of your current iPhone or Android smartphone.
Need Supply Friends & Family Sale
Save 30% On Everything: The good stuff doesn’t come cheap. Well, let’s say it rarely comes cheap — Need Supply is currently having a site-wide sale event, and if you’re after new shades, shorts, shirts or sneakers you’ll find the good stuff for 30 percent off right now. In case you don’t know where to start, here’s a wardrobe’s worth of options. — Andy Frakes
SOG Dark Energy 120A EDC Flashlight
Save 34%: SOG is better known for its pocket knives but the company’s EDC flashlights, like the Dark Energy 120A that’s currently 34 percent off at REI, adhere to the same quality standard. For instance, that same 120A model has five modes (full brightness, low brightness, reading mode, strobe and momentary on) has a case made of high-grade aluminum and is waterproof against immersion up to one meter for 30 minutes. It’s also 4.5 inches long, which, like many of SOG’s knives, allow it to fit in a pocket, so it’s always at hand. — Tanner Bowden
Roomba 650 (Refurb)
Save $240: Thanks to robust customer support, solid warranties, unequaled suction and continuous improvements, the Roomba has dominated the robo-vacuum market for nearly two decades. Its older models, though not as kitted-out as the ultra-powerful and smart i7+, still do the job just fine. The 650 is schedulable, adjusts suction to floor types automatically and identifies areas of your home where debris accumulates. Today on Ebay, a refurbished 650 is marked all the way down to $160 — easily the lowest price we’ve seen for Roombas (old or new). As it’s listed by a third-party seller, it’s worth messaging the seller to inquire about refurbishing specifics and warranty changes. — Will Price
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17
Rapha Jerseys and Jackets Sale
Save 50%: Right now, you can pick up a variety of Rapha cycling jackets, jerseys and accessories for up to 55 percent off. Rapha makes some of the best looking gear on the market, but it’s rarely on sale. Our team frequently reaches for our Rapha bibs, jerseys and jackets for our long rides, so we’re pretty excited about this sale. Shop over 20 styles of discounted items at Competitive Cyclist today.
— Meg Lappe
Grenco Labs G Pen Elite Vaporizer
There is a lot to recommend this vape. In addition to simply being a well-designed object, the vaporizer features a 360-degree rapid-heating ceramic chamber, a battery life indicator and the ability to adjust the temperature between 200° and 428°F. This last feature is a unique one that allows users can find that right balance of flavor and effect. For the price, it’s hard to beat this kind of functionality.
— J.D. DiGiovanni
Arc’teryx Granville Backpack
Save $85: Among our choices for the best waterproof backpacks, Arc’teryx’s Granville is perhaps the most stylish, and it’s currently on sale for 38 percent off at Mountain Steals. The Granville is a flip-top bag that comes in muted colors and employs an aesthetic that underplays its technical edge. The lid closes with an integrated magnetic clasp and hides a small pocket for essentials like keys or a wallet. Its main compartment includes a padded laptop sleeve and organizing sleeves for chargers and other essentials. The Granville is an excellent example of Arc’teryx pulling its outdoor tech into an urban-oriented item to make it better suited to the real rigors of daily life, like walking or riding a bike in the rain.
— Tanner Bowden
Todd Snyder x Champion Sportswear
Save up to 30%: Between Champion’s iconic sportswear and Todd Snyder’s mature-yet-contemporary tailored menswear, there is a lot to love. So it’s no surprise that when the brands joined forces on a collection of sturdy sweats and off-duty styles, it was a natural fit. Rather than the somewhat baggy, casual styling Champion is known for — ideal for exercise and weekend lounging — this line is comprised of modern silhouettes in throwback colors cut from Champion’s distinctive reverse-weave cotton.
So if you’re looking to upgrade your out-of-office attire, look no further — you can snap up cozy crewnecks, slimmed-down joggers, retro-inspired graphic tees and more for up to 30 percent off right now.
— Andy Frakes
THURSDAY, APRIL 18
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
FRIDAY, APRIL 19
Sony WH1000XM3 Noise-Canceling Headphones
Save $120: The Sony WH1000XM3 are the best noise-canceling headphones you can buy. This past December we gave them a 2018 GP100 award, which we give to the 100 best products of the year. Here’s what you need to know: Sony released the WH1000XM3 this past fall and they’re better than the Sony WH1000XM2 in every way. They sound better. They’re better at noise-cancellation. They have modern perks, like USB-C charging. And they still cost $350. Again, these are the best noise-canceling headphones you can buy. Period. And now you can get them for a discount. Ebay is selling refurbished models for $230. Both black and silver models are available at this discount.
Stance Sock Sale
Save 40%: Today, you can pick up a pair of Stance running socks for just $10 at Jackrabbit. These are some of the best running socks available, and at $10 they’re a steal. They’re my favorite pair of socks to wear on a run or to the gym. Each pair is breathable, sweat-wicking and lightweight with just the right amount of cushion under the heel, toe and along the arch. Pick from crew socks that hit right at the calf or tab socks that fall at the ankle. There are limited sizes and colors, so pick up a pair while you can.
— Meg Lappe
Levi’s Clothing and Accessories
Save 30%:If the warmer spring weather has you dreaming of a new wardrobe, you’re in luck. Levi’s is offering 30 percent off everything on its website including clothing, shoes and accessories that are already discounted (only the Made and Crafted, LVC and Wellthread collections are excluded). So if you want to get someone an awesome western shirt, a denim trucker jacket or even just a great pair of jeans, you won’t have to break the bank to do it. Just be sure to use the code ENJOY at checkout to take advantage of the deal. — John Zientek
Patagonia Lightweight Black Hole Backpack
Save 40%: Of the well-loved products that Patagonia has created over the years — from ultralight synthetic insulation jackets to iconic fleeces — the Black Hole duffel is one that has weathered the years. The utilitarian gear hauler is made rugged enough to handle the rigors of weeks-long field expeditions yet practical enough that its features aren’t lost on casual travelers. (The 60-liter version is perfect for carry-on-only trips.)
The Black Hole duffel succeeds because its design is so simple — it has an accessible D-shaped opening, mesh pockets for a small amount of internal organization, removable backpack straps — and its laminated ripstop construction is both durable and weather-resistant. Patagonia hasn’t altered the bag much beyond changing the buckles and tweaking the material recipe to include more recycled content, but it did recently introduce a lightweight version of the bag that’s even more travel-friendly, but no less rugged. It’s precisely these qualities that make the 26-liter Lightweight Black Hole backpack excellent too. The pack uses the same hardwearing TPU-laminated ripstop fabric in an everyday bag that’s well suited to commuting and shorter adventures.
Similar to the duffel, the Black Hole Pack uses a wide opening to access its main compartment, which has a sleeve for a laptop or a hydration reservoir as well as smaller pockets for essential items. Unhindered by other unnecessary features, the bag is left to do what it should: provide ample space for whatever it is you might need to carry.
Right now Backcountry is selling Patagonia’s Lightweight Black Hole Pack for 40-percent off. — Tanner Bowden
TCL’s 6-Series 4K TVs (2018)
Save up to $250: TCL’s 6-Series (2018) is one of the best budget 4K TVs you can buy and both 55-inch and 65-inch models are on sale. The deals are running on Amazon right now and it’s no doubt because TCL is about to release its 2019 models — out with the old, in with the new. That said, it’s a fantastic time to get a great deal on last year’s TVs. |
Seiko Watch Sale
Save A TON: 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. — Oren Hartov
Red Wing Heritage Boots
Save 26%: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