May 24, 2019
Today’s Best Deals: Designer Sunglasses from Stepani Style, Discounted Camping Essentials & Much More
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Memorial Day is the unofficial start of summer, which means it’s the time of year you dust off your old sunglasses and realize you probably need an upgrade. Stepani Style can help with that. Put that pair of beater shades in the back of the drawer and take a look at these Tom Ford specs. While aviator styles can be a bit more highway-patrol than summer hang-out, the Cedric, Cyrille, and Ronnie frames are all relaxed enough to party while being bold enough to stand out. And even if those are a bit out there for you, the more easy-going Snowdon’s are still far from pedestrian. Available through Stepani Style, you can grab these — or a whole lot of other shades, for that matter — for 70% off the usual retail price.
Gear Patrol readers can also get an extra 15% off of styles already discounted by 70% from Stepani Style with the code Gear15. Stepani Style offers free shipping on all orders along with hassle-free returns.
Oak Street Bootmakers
Save up to 40%: The old adage goes something like this: Invest in your shoes, your sheets and your car tires, because they come between you and the ground. And common wisdom will tell you if you’re not currently using one — shoes, sheets or tires — you’re almost certainly using another. When properly cared for, an excellent pair of shoes or boots can last for a very long time, making them all the more investment-worthy from a cost-per-wear standpoint.
Even with that in mind, spending hundreds of dollars up front on a pair of shoes can be a tough sell when there are inexpensive (or downright cheap) pairs beckoning from the bargain aisle. We get that. It’s why we’re all the more excited about a sale event from the premiere American footwear producers at Oak Street Bootmakers, where you can save 20, 30 or even 40% on boots, shoes, loafers and moccasins made to last. Check out the full sale here. — Andy Frakes
Huckberry Backpack Memorial Day Sale
Save 40%:Evergoods first two backpacks, the Civic Panel Loader and the Mountain Panel Loader — or CPL24 and MPL30 for short — are on sale at Huckberry for 40 percent off right now. There are two reasons why you should take note of this.
Firstly, Evergoods is the brand to watch right now when it comes to backpacks. The small company is lead by Jack Barley, one of the original co-founders of GORUCK, and Kevin Dee, a former product engineer at Patagonia. Their combined expertise produces backpacks that are truly multi-purpose; the CPL24 works as an ideal around-town pack but has features, like a hydration sleeve and ports, that make it suitable for hiking too. On the other side, the MPL30 has an integrated hipbelt and lightweight aluminum frame for supporting heavier loads on the trail but includes a sleeve that can accommodate a laptop around town.
Secondly, Evergoods is still small, and its backpacks can sell out. To find them on sale is rarer still. If you are considering one of these two bags, how you plan on using it will guide your choice. If you need a hiking bag, go with the MPL30. If it’s an everyday pack that you’re looking for the CPL24 is the one. We’ve spent a lot of time with this bag in particular, and consider it to be the best all-purpose backpack available. Period. “This bag is simple, durable and understated,” notes one of our editors. “It’s got GoRuck vibes without screaming mil-spec intensity.” Simply put, nobody else is making a backpack like this.
— Meg Lappe
Berucci A-2TR Vintage
Save 50%: This A-2TR Vintage model offers the same titanium case construction (here, 40mm) and Swiss quartz movement that make Bertucci field watches easy to recommend for the price, but it includes a rotating bezel that is useful for timing in a range of situations. Right now, the A-2TR is on sale at Drop for just $125, half-off its retail price of $250, on your choice of black or green straps. — Zen Love
6 Awesome Camping Essentials Are on Sale This Weekend
Save up to 50%: It’s too late to upgrade your camping setup for the holiday weekend, but it’s the perfect time to take advantage of sales for as much as 50 percent off at retailers like REI, Backcountry and Huckberry to ensure that you’re well prepared for summer. — Tanner Bowden
Audioengine A5+ Wireless Bookshelf Speakers
Save $50: The Audioengine A5+ Wireless are some of our favorite bookshelf speakers and, as part of World Wide Stereo’s special Memorial Day sale, you can save $50 of them right now — normally $499, the speakers cost $449 after you enter the promo code MEMDAY at checkout. |
Satisfy Memorial Day Sale
Save $80+:Satisfy makes some of the best running apparel in the world, but it also happens to be one of the most expensive, which is why we can’t believe that it’s on sale right now. The high-performance apparel company, founded by Brice Partouche, pulls heavily from his fashion background, and seamlessly blends technical features into every item. The minimalist and worn-in looks feature mostly black and white designs in a fabric that never chafes. Testers claim the gear is the best they’ve ever worn. The brand rarely has sales, so we’re shocked to find it up to 30 percent off. Sizes are limited, but shop while you can — these prices are likely never to be seen again. — Meg Lappe
Velomacchi Memorial Day Sale
Save up to 25%: A commute on two wheels can be the harshest part of your day, whether you cycle to and from work under your own power or sit over an internal combustion engine. The elements, the traffic, the exposure, it all takes a toll on you and the gear you use, so it makes sense to invest in durable equipment that lasts. Velomacchi uses designs, technology and construction fit for the National Gaurd and military Spec Ops, so it stands to reason something like the 28L Speedway Backpack can handle your nine-to-five rat race. Starting today and running until midnight on Memorial Day, Velomacchi is running a sale not just on its bags, but the entire site, where everything is 25 percent off. — Bryan Campbell