June 25, 2019
Today’s Best Deals: The Stand-Out Watch for Summer, a Favorite Water Bottle on Sale & More
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Now is the perfect time to grab a standout timepiece over at ZINVO, the LA-based watchmaker that delivers gorgeous automatic and chronograph watches made with smooth design. ZINVO’s unique signature BLADE collection is designed with its mesmerizing turbine, giving it the distinctive fashion-forward look that defines the brand. The 44mm BLADE is available in 19 different color combos so you can find your perfect look, while the stand-out turbine will be sure to turn heads. All the attention will be on your wrist. With a two year warranty along with free shipping and returns, you can be sure the BLADE is just for you. And from us over here at Gear Patrol, you can have a bit more of an incentive to go for the BLADE: Use the code GearPatrol15 for 15% off your order.
Save up to 76%: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 76 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
Save 30%: As with summer clothing, summer footwear should be lightweight and breathable to keep you comfortable on the hottest of days. An espadrille is a great option for casual wear. Typically, it features a canvas upper, a jute sidewall and comfortable soles.
Soludos makes a few affordable options, with canvas or leather uppers and durable rubber soles. Now, these espadrilles are 30 percent off at East Dane and cost as little as $53 — not a lot to pay for the amount of wear you’ll get out of them this season. — John Zientek
Breville Barista Express Espresso Machine
Save $110: Making a decent espresso at home requires a lot. You need a scale to weigh out a proper shot, you need a burr grinder to ensure you’re using fresh grounds and you need an espresso maker to pull everything together. The alternative is to get an espresso maker with all that built-in, and then some. Something like Breville’s Barista Express. Today on Ebay, Breville’s Barista Express is available for $110 off its retail price. It should be noted that this sale comes courtesy of a third-party seller, not Breville itself, so slight caution is warranted. And though the listed price on Ebay is north of $900, its actual retail price is $600. — Will Price
Insane Motorcycle Helmet Sale
Save Up to 50%: What you wear when you ride can literally save your skin, so it’s worth investing a little extra money to ensure you’re protected as well as possible. However, while the motorcycle lifestyle can have a tantalizingly low cost of entry compared to owning a car, necessary protective clothing — pants, jackets, and especially helmets — can quickly run up a steep tab, making the cheaper, lesser options more attractive, even if they may not be quite as good. Right now over at Revzilla, there’s an insane sale on top-of-the-line motorcycle helmets. You can save up to $700 on select top-tier motorcycle helmets from brands like AGV, Bell and Schuberth. If you’ve always wanted the performance and protection from one of the best motorcycle helmets available today (and really, why wouldn’t you want that?), now’s your chance to save a few hundred dollars and upgrade your lid game. — Bryan Campbell
Nike Running and Training Sneaker Sale
Save 30%: If you’re in the market for a new pair of running shoes or gym sneakers now’s the time to shop at Backcountry thanks to an additional 30 percent off Nike’s top performing sneakers. The best-selling running shoes are at least $30 off in a couple of colors and the trail runner’s favorite sneaker, theTerra Kiger 5, are less than $100 for a limited time. You’ll have to poke around to find your size and the perfect color. — Meg Lappe
Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case
Save $20: For the first time since they were released a few months ago, Apple’s second-generation AirPods with a wireless charging case are on sale. The normally $200 package is selling on Amazon for $180 right now, so it’s saving you $20 bucks. — Tucker Bowe
Weber Charcoal Chimney
Save 26%: The biggest pain point in charcoal grilling happens before the food is out of the fridge. Properly lighting charcoal has always been a contentious, frustrating and tedious subject. The fastest way to light coals naturally is a charcoal chimney, and Weber’s already-affordable option is on sale today. Place the chimney on the grates of your grill, fill it with charcoal and light a wad of newspaper underneath. Once your coals start to turn gray (usually about 20 minutes), dump them in the base of the grill and you’re ready to cook. The Weber chimney is a little more than 25 percent off today on Amazon. — Will Price
Sony WH-1000XM3 Noise-Canceling Headphones
Save $130: The Sony WH-1000XM3 are our pick for the best noise-canceling headphones you can buy right now; we named them as a 2018 GP100 award winner this past December, which we give annually to the 100 best products of the year. If you’re looking for a real deal, eBay is selling refurbished models for just $220 — that’s $130 off. Both black and silver models are available at this discount.
Dainese Misano D-Air Perforated Jacket
Save 41%: No matter how much defensive and proactive riding we do, life on two wheels out on the open road is inherently more dangerous than driving. The best thing motorcycle riders can do to keep themselves safe is wear the right gear — an armored jacket, pants, boots and gloves. Even then, though, it’s always not enough. Seat belts just aren’t an option on a bike…but these days, airbags can be. Dainese took a giant leap forward with its top-of-the-line riding gear incorporating the D-Air system. And right now, you can get the Misano D-Air Perforated Jacket for $700 less than it normally costs. Using a wireless airbag system, microprocessor, internal sensors and a GPS system, a D-Air equipped jacket can determine if an accident is imminent and deploy extra protection in less than 15 milliseconds to protect the riders shoulders, collarbone and body. The inflated airbags will also mitigate helmet roll in an accident, keeping your lid from making direct contact with the collarbone. It’s a technology only top-level MotoGP riders and racers had access to until recently, but now it’s available for street riding…and right now, it’s 41 percent off. -— Bryan Campbell
Hydro Flask Water Bottle Sale
Save 30%: Hydro Flask makes some of the best water bottles, backpack coolers and beer growlers, and today, you can pick up one of their bottles for up to 30 percent off. If you’re traveling this summer, Hydro Flask’s standard mouth water bottle will be your new go-to: it fits perfectly in the car, your backpack side pocket or your carry-on. And if you’re planning a picnic or going car camping, don’t leave home without the 64-ounce Growler, filled with one of this year’s best beers. — Meg Lappe