July 11, 2019
Today’s Best Deals: The Deal for Making Espresso at Home, Savings on Summer Camping Essentials & More
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One of the Quietest Motorcycle Helmets On the Market Is On Sale Today
Save 53%: Riding a motorcycle is a delight for the senses, but it can grow a little weary on the ears after a while. Between the roar of the wind rushing past and the drone of the engine, it doesn’t take long for the sounds of a ride to push into the irritation zone — or even start to cause causing hearing damage.
Of course, a good helmet can help offset those potentially-deafening noises. And right now, one of the quietest helmets on the market today—the Schuberth C4 Spark Helmet—is on sale for a massive 53 percent off at RevZilla. If you’ve been thinking about grabbing a new lid now that riding season has picked back up and you’re a fan of this German helmet’s style, there’s no reason to wait. — Will Sabel Courtney
Breville Barista Express
Save $120: Among Breville’s line of espresso makers, the Barista Express stands out — it features all the additive performance features of its higher-priced siblings, but it’s the only all-in-one maker that’s not $1,000 or more. It’s got a built-in grinder and dose control, plus it’s operable in automatic and manual modes. The machine also employs an impressive milk wand and comes with all the ancillary parts needed to make it all go (tamper, milk jug, razor trim and so on). — Will Price
Jabra Elite 65e Noise-Canceling Headset
Save $170: The Jabra Elite 65e headset is arguably the best value proposition for anybody who wants in-ear headphones with active noise cancellation. Their nearest rival is the Bose QuietComfort 30, which costs $299, and that’s $99 more than the Jabra Elite 65e.
If you’re looking for a really sweet deal on in-ear noise-canceling headphones, you can buy a refurbished pair of Jabra Elite 65e on eBay for just $30. That’s a pretty steep discount. If you’re looking for a new pair, Amazon is discounting the Jabra Elite 65e for $159 right now. — Tucker Bowe
Everything You Need for Awesome Summer Camping Is on Sale Now
Save up to 40%: Camping season is at its peak, and you can save up to 40 percent on any new gear you may need for the rest of summer. — Tanner Bowden
Ray-Ban Polarized Aviators
Save 25%: Since 1936, aviator sunglasses have protected the eyes of pilots across the world. The original Bausch and Lomb model was branded ‘Ray-Ban’ upon release to the public, and over the later half of the 20th century, it became a staple style for civilians. The design hasn’t changed that much and features convex tear-drop lenses and thin metal frames.
Now at Zappos, you can save 25 percent on a pair of classic Ray-Ban polarized aviators. According to California eyewear designer Dave Barton, these are worth the money. “One of the best values out there is a glass polarized Ray-Ban aviator,” he told us. “That’s a great quality lens and they’ve been doing it for years.” So act fast — these shades are now just $153. — John Zientek
Save 68%: If you’ve been waiting to invest in an iconic pair of Persol sunglasses, Nordstrom Rack has a deal for you. Right now, you can save 68 percent on three different Italian-made Persols: the Aviator, the Round and the Gio models. Normally $310, these shades are now just $100 while supplies last. — John Zientek
Black Diamond Jetforce Tour Backpack Sale
Save $350: Backcountry skiers and boarders know they need to take extra safety precautions when heading out for a day on the mountain, and a backpack with an airbag is just the thing to use. The Black Diamond Jetforce Tour 26-liters features a lightweight electrical airbag that won’t act up in frigid temperatures, which is the last thing you want to happen when you’re in an emergency. The pack charges with a USB, so you won’t depend on batteries, but you can pack two AA ones as a backup.
The 26-liter pack will fit everything you need to be out all day long — from food to a neck warmer to more layers, plus a first aid kit and water. Easily access your shovel and probe, both stored in a separate pocket. If you have any mountain sports plans, this is the pack to pick up right now. — Meg Lappe
Fender Custom Shop NAMM Custom Built ’63 Journeyman Relic Jazzmaster Guitar
Save $186: Legendary guitar maker Fender is best known for its Stratocaster and Telecaster guitars, but the brand produces a number of other iconic models worth playing. One of these hidden gems is the Jazzmaster, a guitar with an offset body that initially debuted in 1958 and was later discontinued in 1980.
The guitar was re-released in ’84 from Fender’s Japanese factory (a ’62 reissue model) and then in ’99 as part of the American Vintage Series. Now, various iterations of the style are accessible across Fender’s range of guitars from affordable Squire instruments to collector-level Custom Shop guitars.
Currently, this Jazzmaster is reduced by almost $200 because it has an open box. Any discount on a mint-condition Custom Shop guitar is welcome, and it’s hard to argue with savings like this on such a detail-oriented axe. — John Zientek