May 13, 2019
Today’s Best Deals: 55% Off Ray-Ban Sunglasses, Discounted Charging Accessories from Anker & More
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Todd Snyder x Timex Military Watch
Save 25%: Another Todd Snyder x Timex collaboration, another home run. This watch (available in 3 colors) sports a slim profile, a highly-legible dial, a reliable quartz movement and 1970s military-inspired cues with just enough modern styling to take it over the top. It even comes with an extra NATO strap in the box, so you can change up the look without laying out more cash. If you’ve been looking for a go-anywhere, do-anything watch, now’s your chance — pick one of these up while they’re on sale! — Andy Frakes
Mophie Powerstation 6,000mAh
Save $45: Mophie’s 6,000mAh universal battery isn’t the fanciest smartphone accessory, but it’s a great portable battery for most people to carry. It can add two additional charges to most smartphones; it has two USB-A charging ports so it can charge two devices at once; and it’s small enough to fit in your pants’ pocket. Best of all, the normally $50 portable battery is only $5 right now on eBay. That’s half as expensive as a New York City lunch. Expect this deal to go fast.
Epic Bars Sale
Save 45%:Today, you can save up to 45 percent off a variety of Epic products from meat bars to bacon bits to bone broth. Whether you’re more of a chicken or a steak guy, the Epic meat bars are a savory and protein-packed snack to stock up on. Epic makes some of our favorite beef jerky, and we have to admit the bars are just as good. Stash a bar in your gym bag, climbing sack or hiking pack, then hit the road. Shop the sale on Thrive today. — Meg Lappe
Polarized Ray-Ban Wayfarers
Save 55%:In the world of sunglasses, it doesn’t get much more iconic than a pair of Ray-Ban Wayfarers. First released in 1956, the design has hardly changed in over half a century. If you’ve been wanting the style, but the list price is more than you want to spend, Nordstrom Rack has you covered; you can get a pair of $188 Wayfarers in either black or Havana for just $80. What’s more, these Italian-made shades also come with polarized lenses to protect your eyes all summer long — hard to beat that.. — John Zientek
Mountain Hardwear Ghost Whisperer Sleeping Bag
Save $136: Mountain Hardwear debuted the Ghost Whisperer in 2012. The ultralight down jacket that weighs 7.8 ounces was the product of a collaboration with Swiss mountaineer Ueli Steck, who was an advocate for the fast-and-light approach to mountaineering. Despite its lightness, the jacket is windproof, water-resistant and warm. These same characteristics are present in the Ghost Whisperer Sleeping Bag, which Mountain Hardwear released last year in 20- and 40-degree versions. The bags are stuffed with water-resistant Q.Shield 900-fill down and feature super-light Whisperer exterior fabric, cinching mummy-style hoods and specially-designed no-snag zippers.
The 40-degree Ghost Whisperer sleeping bag, which is currently available at Mountain Steals with a 27 percent discount — that’s $136 off — is the lighter of the two and the perfect sleeping bag for warm summer nights. — Tanner Bowden
Panasonic ER-GB80-S Trimmer
Save 40%: If you needed an excuse to get on top of your grooming routine, the looming onset of beach season might do the trick. And for trimming anything from your beard to your back hair, it helps to have the right tool for the job. Enter the Panasonic ER-GB80-S, an electric trimmer with a waterproof design (yes, that means you can run it under the tap to rinse it out). The trimmer boasts a whopping 50 minutes of run time plus 39 different trim settings, adjustable in half-millimeter increments from just 0.5mm up to 20mm. The trimmer typically goes for $100, but thanks to a special Amazon deal, you can get yours today for just $60.
— Andy Frakes
Acaia Pearl Coffee Scale
Save $49: The reason pour-over coffee is seen as the purest form of coffee brewing isn’t that it’s always the best, but because it’s really damn hard to do well. Every required step — heat water, weigh beans, grind beans, bloom grinds and pour — demands an array of micro-decisions that have a huge impact. What’s peak extraction temperature? How many pours is best? What’s the ideal grind size? It’s a balance of science and skill, and there are few tools better suited for it than Acaia’s Pearl scale.
The Pearl provides 20-millisecond response times and accuracy down to .1 grams. Because it shows both time and weight during the brew process, you’re able to adjust bloom time, water volume used and total brew duration more easily. And if you don’t like taking notes or can’t remember your exact recipe, the Pearl tracks all your brews — time, temperature and weight — via Bluetooth connection to your phone.
Lodge Cast-Iron Camp Oven
Save $24: Lodge’s deep-set camp oven is 13 pounds of heat-insulating cast iron. Legs allow coals to heat it from the base, a handle makes for easier movement around the fire and a tight-fitting lid keeps the outdoors out of your meal. Unlike most modern cast-iron cookware, it is not a precious thing. Today on Amazon, pick up the 5-quart size — plenty big to serve stew for four to six people — at an all-time low price of $41. What should you cook in it? Here’s a good place to start. — Will Price
Anker Smartphone Charging Accessories
Save Up to 36%: Quite a few of Anker’s smartphone charging accessories are on sale on Amazon right now. There’s a little bit of everything — from wireless charging pads to charging cables, portable batteries to multi-port wall adapters — and it’s all up to 36-percent off. We’ve highlighted a few of our favorite on-sale gadgets below, but you can see the full list here.