August 19 - 23, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dyson Vacuums, Fans & More
Save Up to 55%: The newest Dyson will always be the best Dyson. The brand consistently iterates and improves on its product for future generations of vacuums. That said, newer Dysons typically costs well over $500 (at present, the current release is $700). That’s where deals like this Nordstrom Rack Dyson event come in.
The sale is largely manufacturer refurbs marked down up to 55 percent off. Choice picks include the cordless V6 and Ball Multi-Floor (both released just four years ago) vacuums, which are both more than 50 percent off full retail. If you’re wary of used products, Dyson says machines sold through its refurbishment program have been tested to meet “like-new performance standards” and that products may arrive with scratches or other imperfections that don’t impact performance. — Will Price
Yamazaki Home Organization
Save 15%: Japan’s lesser-known Yamazaki is far less expensive and far more, well, useful than the world-famous whisky. In operation for more than 100 years, Yamazaki beat Marie Kondo to the tidying-up punch by a century. The company’s housewares are unobtrusive, sturdy and simple. They’re also incredibly affordable.
Its nifty rolling storage cart ($85) is slim and made of steel and real wood — not particle board and plastic screws. Its all-steel wall hanger ($69) is heavy enough to stay put when you hang a dozen coats over it. They even made a trashcan ($43) that does its job and doesn’t look goofy.
These pieces and more of Yamazaki’s thrifty organization gear are marked down 15 percent off on Huckberry today. — Will Price
Wüsthof Chef’s Knife
Save 49%: The Wüsthof Classic is made of a stainless steel composite containing more carbon than is normal for a stainless blade, granting it some of the attributes associated with carbon steel knives (like markedly easier sharpening).
AGV Pista GP R Carbon Winter Test 2018 Helmet
Save 44%: The AGV Pista GP R Carbon series is essentially the top-of-the-line MotoGP motorcycle race helmet. AGV uses a super-light 100-percent carbon fiber shell and optimizes it in the wind tunnel for optimal stability, aerodynamics, and ventilation. It also has an integrated, no-fuss hydration system.
Splurging on a helmet is not abnormal. It is, after all, the most important piece of gear a motorcycle rider can buy. But, even for the everyday rider willing to spend, the AGV Pista GP R Carbon tends to be overkill for an off-the-rack helmet, with pricing sitting at around $1,600. That calculation may change with this massive discount: RevZilla is currently having a closeout sale on the 2018 Winter Test graphic version of the helmet, a limited-edition collaboration worn by seven-time MotoGP champ Valentino Rossi. You can now get it for just $900 — a $700 discount.
One potential drawback to that helmet, however — the color pattern is a bit much. Fortunately for those who prefer a bit less exuberance, this more sedate Project 46 2.0 version of the AGV Pista GP R Carbon is available on RevZilla with an identical discount. — Tyler Duffy
Outdoors and Fitness
Arc’teryx Cerium LT Hooded Down Jacket
Save $169: For months now, we’ve been stressing that summer is the best time to score cold-weather gear, particularly awesome down jackets. Today serves up yet more proof, in that the legendary Arc’teryx Cerium LT Hooded Down Jacket is currently on sale for a whopping 45 percent off at Backcountry. I have the non-hooded version of this jacket, and it’s just about perfect for fall weather — and even chilly summer evenings.
Dropping from $379 to $210 makes for quite a steal — as long as you’re not too picky. Don’t worry, the jacket is available in small through extra large. However, only one of the dozen colors is so sharply discounted: Caribou, which is sort of a dull bronze. But honestly, it’s a pretty good-looking color, and a month or so from now, you’ll be stoked to have it in your wardrobe. — Steve Mazzucchi
Save up to 60%: Carhartt might be the biggest name in workwear, and right now much of its hardwearing clothing is on sale at Mountain Steals for as much as 60 percent off. Chief among the selection is the company’s classic duck canvas work pants, which you can snag for just $19 thanks to a 53 percent discount. And if your size in those is no longer available, Carhartt’s work jeans are also just $23. Other fantastic deals include a canvas shirt jacket for $27, a crewneck sweatshirt for $19 and, for the die-hards, a one-piece cotton baselayer union suit for $22. There are plenty of other items in Mountain Steals’s Carhartt sale with limited colors and sizes, so if you’re in need for a refreshed set of clothing for spring and summer jobs, this is one sale not to miss. — Tanner Bowden
The 5 Best Discounted Down Jackets to Buy Before Fall
Save up to 60%: It’s not Fall yet, which is precisely why now is the best time to buy a down jacket. Some of our favorites are up to 60% off. — Tanner Bowden
Adidas Ultraboost Sale
Save 50%: The feel-good Adidas Ultraboost is normally $180 but thanks to a summer sale, you can spend just $100 on a brand new pair. These best-selling sneakers are responsive, soft and fast — you can’t go wrong with a Boost purchase. Here at Gear Patrol, we’re big fans of all Boost sneakers — from the Ultraboost to the Solarboost, especially for running and the gym. The Solarboost was one of our best new running shoes of 2019, that’s also 50 percent off today, too and down to just $65. Head over to Adidas.com and use enter AUGUST20 at checkout to get an additional 20 percent off all sale items. — Meg Lappe
Cotopaxi Outdoor Apparel
Save up to 70%: In its own words, Utah-based gear brand Cotopaxi is “into funky.” That proclamation becomes evident with a quick scroll through its site — there are a lot of colors. Even muted grays and blacks seem to pop, somehow. All that vibrancy and the eclectic pairing of clashing hues belies the fact that Cotopaxi’s gear is pretty damn technical. It’s Fuego Down Jacket, for instance, is stuffed with 800-fill water-resistant down, and its Sambaya Stretch Fleece Crew pullover is made of Polartec’s Power Stretch Pro fabric.
Both of those items are currently on sale — the down jacket is down from $230 to $140 and the pullover, originally $120, is just $30 — as part of a massive end of summer sale. In addition to those pieces, you can pick up a retro pile fleece pullover for just $42, a tech windbreaker for $32, an active tee for $15 and more.
— Tanner Bowden
Black Diamond Deploy Wind Shell
Save 20%: The lighter-and-more-packable story is one that’s often told in outdoor gear. Companies have been using it since Eddie Bauer (the man, not the company) invented the down jacket in the 1930s, and you can count on them to continue to champion the message for as long as gear is made. But the thing is, it never gets old. Especially when a company like Black Diamond creates something like the new Deploy Wind Shell, a wind-cutting shield of a layer that weighs only 1.7 ounces.
To put that into perspective, the iPhone SE, Apple’s smallest smartphone, weighs more than double that at four ounces. Hell, your keys probably weigh more than 1.7 ounces. The Deploy doesn’t fill an ultra-technical niche that’s only home to professional athletes either; it’s a versatile layer that has the potential for year-round use (windchill can be enough to cause cold-related injuries such as frostbite). Black Diamond was able to get to that low weigh-in by working closely with its fabric makers and by using YKK’s Super Lightweight Zipper.
The Deploy is new for 2019, but right now Backcountry is offering shoppers a discount on one full-priced item with the code TAKE20SUMMER, which means you can get it for 20 percent off. — Tanner Bowden
Patagonia Black Hole Backpack
Save $50: The 30-liter pack includes all the features you’d want in an everyday bag — multiple pockets, organizers for small essentials, exterior water bottle sleeves — and uses the same hardwearing TPU-laminated ripstop fabric in an everyday bag that’s well suited to commuting and shorter adventures.
Similar to the Black Hole 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. — Tanner Bowden
Patagonia Baggies Sale
Save 30%: It takes a lot for our team to agree on one pair of shorts that we all like, yet the Patagonia Baggies do just that. The shorts are great for hiking, running, swimming and leisurely bike rides all around the city or at home. They won our Best Gym Shorts award last year, thanks to its lightweight feel, adjustable drawstring waist and quick-drying fabric with mesh stash pockets that’ll hold your keys and snacks for long days on the trail. Right now, you can find a few of the patterned ones on sale for up to 35 percent off. — Meg Lappe
Hyperlite Camping Sale
Save Up to 20%: Hyperlite makes some of the lightest, yet most durable tents and hiking packs using the magic material, Dyneema. While the gear is remarkably simple, it’s also incredibly tough — after all Dyneema is 15 times stronger than steel. Right now, you can upgrade all your camping necessities thanks to the brand’s up to 20 percent off sale. Check out the Ultamid 2 Pyramid tent, the stuff sack pillows, and more to prep for Labor Day camp activities, leaf-peeping and beyond. — Meg Lappe
Red Wing Shoes and Boots
Save 49%: For over 110 years, Red Wing’s boots have embodied American-made quality. Crafted in Minnesota, the footwear styles are Goodyear welted and feature leather from a local tannery — the S.B. Foot Tanning Company — also owned by the company. Now at Nordstrom Rack, you can save up to 49 percent on classic silhouettes from the Red Wing Heritage, including the Merchant boot, the Engineer boot and the Lineman boot. Act fast, because with deals this good, these boots won’t be around long. — John Zientek
Calvin Klein Boxer Briefs
Save 50%: Like going to the dentist, eating raw vegetables, and getting eight hours of sleep, buying new underwear is one of those things everyone should do way more often. (The ideal cadence is to refresh everything in your underwear drawer every six months, but you should aim to do it at least once a year.) Now at Nordstrom Rack, you can pick up a pack of three black cotton boxer briefs from Calvin Klein, one of the best sellers in the category. Act fast and get them for an additional 50 percent off the list price of $40. That means they cost just $20 today. — John Zientek
Dr. Martens Chelsea Boots
Save 50%: If you’ve been dreaming of a new pair of Chelsea boots, now’s your chance to score a classic pair at a great price. The Dr. Martens Graeme Chelsea boots are now 50 percent off at Nordstrom Rack.
Made in England, this slim silhouette features Portuguese leather, elasticized gussets, Dr. Martens’ air-cushioned sole and Goodyear welt construction. They’re available in four versatile colors and a range of sizes, but if you see a pair you like, act fast — this deal won’t be around long. — John Zientek
Adidas x White Mountaineering Terrex Agravic Sneakers
Save $40: If you’re looking to pick up some limited-edition trail runners on sale, head over to Need Supply Co. today. Currently, the Terrex Agravic sneakers are $40 and cost just $160. The styles are made in collaboration with Japanese brand White Mountaineering and feature low-profile uppers and treaded outsoles.
The Speed + model has a mesh upper, sock-like collar, lace-up front and contrast details. If you prefer no laces, pick up the BOA version, which also includes a ripstop upper, Boost midsole and synthetic overlays. Both styles are available in sizes 8 to 12 — limit one pair per customer. — John Zientek
Reproduction Military Trainers
Save up to 70%: If you’re looking for a new pair of sneakers for fall and don’t want the ubiquitous styles offered at big-box stores, consider picking up a military trainer. Japanese footwear brand Reproduction of Found specializes in reproduction military trainers from a range of different countries and for a limited time, they’re on sale at Need Supply Co. Pick up familiar silhouettes from countries like Canada and the U.S. or step out of the box with styles from Russia and China. No matter the option, you’ll get a well-made sneaker that will differentiate you from the crowd. — John Zientek
Allen Edmonds Shoes, Boots and More
Save up to 75%: For over 95 years, Wisconsin-based Allen Edmonds has crafted a great selection of Goodyear-welted shoes and boots. Its dress styles are essentially the American standard and its casual boots are on-par with some of the best. If you’re in the market for some new footwear and have been waiting for a good sale, head over to Allen Edmonds today.
Many clearance styles — including American-made oxfords and Italian-made loafers — are up to 75 percent off. You can even score a great deal on shirts, sweaters and belts if your closet is also in need of some extra attention. — John Zientek
Garrett Leight Sunglasses
Save 84%: If you already have some classic shades and are looking for something new to compliment them, head over to Nordstrom Rack. Currently, you can pick up a pair of California-cool sunglasses for 84 percent off. Get a pair of $495 Garrett Leight California Optical Van Buren Combo shades for just 80 bucks.
The folding frame-style has a combo acetate-stainless steel frame with a color-filled top bar and temples, acetate temple inserts and glass lenses. Available in four unique colors, it comes with a case and cleaning cloth. If you like the silhouette, act fast — it’s hard to beat this deal. — John Zientek
Scottish-Made Sweaters by Howlin’
Save up to 50%: If you’re already stocking your fall wardrobe with new garments fit for crisp mornings, head over to End today. Currently, you can save up to 50 percent on some ridiculously cool Scottish-made sweaters from Howlin’. The pure wool knits have a classic silhouette and feature ribbing at the collar, cuffs and hem.
Unlike many traditional sweaters, they come in throwback colors and wild patterns. You can tell by the sweater names — “Birth of the Cool,” “Disco Dancer,” “Fall in Paradise” — the brand is anything but stuffy. Normally priced around $260, these sweaters are now as little as $109. — John Zientek
Already Affordable Wardrobe Essentials
Save up to 48%: Thanks to Everlane’s “Choose What You Pay” sale, you can save up to 48 percent on a range of already affordable wardrobe essentials. The sale includes great discounts on tees, sweatshirts, cashmere sweaters, pants, shirts and more — perfect if you want to get ahead of the seasonal shopping curve. — John Zientek
Fender Special Edition Standard Jaguar
Save $125: If you’re looking to add this unique guitar to your arsenal, head over to Guitar Center today — currently you can save $50 on a Fender Special Edition Standard Jaguar guitar. The instrument comes in a Daphne Blue finish and has an alder body, a 22-fret maple neck and a Pau Ferro fingerboard. Unlike some of the single-coil models produced a half-century ago, this guitar has two humbucking pickups and a modern C shape neck.
Normally $625, this guitar now costs $500 and includes free shipping. — John Zientek
Symbol Audio Tabletop HiFi
Save $1,000: For those interested in beautiful hi-fi speakers, you’re going to want to check out this deal: Symbol Audio is selling its Tabletop HiFi, a normally $1,995 hi-fi speaker, for less than $1,000. That’s a crazy good deal, especially considering that Symbol Audio rarely discounts its speakers. The discount applies the Tabletop HiFi in any number of cabinet and front grille finishes; you can choose between finishes like jet black, glacier white (pictured) and natural walnut. — Tucker Bowe
Bose QuietComfort 20 In-Ear Headphones
Save $120: Even though there are a bunch of really good over-ear noise-canceling headphones – the Sony WH-1000XM3 being our new favorites, edging out the Bose QC35 II – there aren’t nearly as many good in-ear models. In fact, Bose makes the two best noise-canceling in-ear headphones out there. There’s the Bose QC20s ($250, wired) and the Bose QC30s ($300, wireless). Both are fairly expensive, but you can get a pretty good deal on the wired models if you go on eBay right now. There you’ll find the Bose QC20s for $129, which is $120 less than buying from Bose directly.
— Tucker Bowe
TCL 6-Series 55-Inch 4K TV (2018)
Save $271: TCL’s 6-Series (2018) is still one of the best budget 4K TVs, and right now, a 55-inch model – a great size for most people – is on sale on Amazon. The 6-Series boasts very good image quality and supports both HDR10 and Dolby Vision technologies, so no matter how you stream movies or shows, or which console you use to play video games, this TV is going to perform great. It’s a Roku TV, so most people will be familiar with it (if not, its interphase is really simple to figure out).
Need more of an endorsement? In a recent review, CNET‘s David Katzmaier wrote “TCL’s 6 series is the best TV value we’ve ever reviewed.” Boom. — Tucker Bowe
Bose SoundSport Free
Save $80: When they were released around two years ago, the Bose SoundSport Free were selling for $250 a pop, but Bose had since lowered the price to $200; this is the current price of the SoundSport Free on Amazon (see here). However, you can currently get a pair of SoundSport Free that have been “factory renewed” on Bose’s website for $120. That’s significantly cheaper than AirPods. It’s true that Bose is selling “factory renewed” models, but every product comes with a 30-day trial period — if you’re not happy with the product you can return it and get a full refund.
— Tucker Bowe
12.9-Inch iPad Pro (Latest Model)
Save $399: Right now, Amazon is selling the latest 12.9 iPad Pro (Wi-Fi only) with 1TB of storage for $1,350 — that’s almost $400 less than the exact same model on Apple’s website. Of course, the 1TB of storage is probably overkill for most people; but if you’re a photographer or videographer who edits on-the-go (or basically anybody who doesn’t use iCloud for storage), this iPad Pro model makes sense.
If interested, act fast — these kinds of Amazon deals don’t typically last long.
— Tucker Bowe
Apple AirPods 2
Save $20: Apple’s second-generation AirPods with a wireless charging case are on sale on Amazon right now. The normally $200 package is selling for $180 right now, so it’s saving you $20 bucks. As a reminder, the new AirPods have Apple’s new H1 chip and that allows them to pair quicker to your iPhone and use “Hey Siri” completely hands-free Siri capabilities. Other than that, they look and sound the exact same as the first-generation AirPods. — Tucker Bowe
Fender Special Edition Telecasater
Save $150: If you’ve been looking to add a Tele to your collection, head over to Guitar Center today. Right now, you can currently save $150 on an already affordable Special Edition Deluxe Telecaster. The guitar merges the best of the classic design with a few new player-centric features.
It has a solid ash body with an aged cherry-burst finish, a 1-piece fast-action maple neck with a modern-C shape, medium jumbo frets and Hot Standard Tele pickups. This Mexican-made Tele also has a vintage-style 3-barrel string-thru-body bridge and cast/sealed machine heads. — John Zientek
Timex MkI Aluminum
Save 38%: The Timex MkI, modeled after a military reference from the Timex catalog, is light, inexpensive, handsome, and perfect for the outdoors. It features a 40mm anodized aluminum case, a 24-hour dial, an acrylic crystal, a quartz movement, Indiglo illumination and 30m of water resistance. Right now, you can grab this black version of the MkI for just $59, a 38% savings off the list price of $95.
— Zen Love
Seiko 5 SRP48X “Baby Monster”
Save 15%: Right now, you can nab a Seiko 5 SRP48X “Baby Monster” for just $152, an 15% savings off the MSRP of $180. The Baby Monster, which is available here in an orange dial, features now-iconic thick lumed indices and hands, a stainless steel 43mm case with 100m of water resistance, a mineral crystal, a notched unidirectional dive bezel and Seiko’s 4R36 automatic movement with day-date complication, which is viewable via an exhibition case back. — Zen Love
Bulova Chronograph C Special Edition 96K101
Save 62%: With an unbeatable style and colorful red-white-and-blue dial, this funky chronograph features Bulova’s High Performance Quartz movement and premium materials like domed sapphire crystal. It also hints at the brand’s roots as an American company that was prolific in the era from which this watch takes its inspiration (’60s-’70s). At 62% off its retail price of $750, it’s also a steal right now on Amazon for just $289. — Zen Love
Save 33%: Featuring a 40mm fiber-reinforced poly-resin case with 50m of water resistance, a mineral crystal, luminous hands, a nylon strap and Japanese quartz movement, the Bertucci DX3 weighs only 1.5 oz and is available in multiple dial and case colors. Best of all, it’s available right now for just $50, a 33% savings off MSRP.
— Oren Hartov
Seiko Prosper Solar Diver Street Series
Save $90: This Seiko dive watch has all the specs and performance expected of the brand’s Prospex line, but with a Solar-charging movement and a stylishly monochrome gray colorway. Part of Seiko’s “Street Series” of urban-themed watches, it features the distinctive “tuna-can” case with its protective outer “shroud,” crown at 4 o’clock, and a neat dial texture. It’s also boldly sized at 42mm wide, water-resistant to 200m and not lacking in character. Grab one right now at Macy’s for $90 off the list price of $450, for a final price of $360. — Zen Love