September 9 - 13, 2019
All the Deals You Might Have Missed This Week
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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 email@example.com.
Solo Stove Portable Fire Pit
Save 15%: Though there is a degree of satisfaction in a fire you build piece-by-piece, Solo Stove’s portable fire pits make a patio burn a lot simpler.
It’s as tall as your forearm and as wide as your computer monitor and as heavy as a beagle, and it saves you time spent clearing a space for a fire, tending to a fire and cleaning up that space the following morning. It also isn’t gaudy, unlike many home fire pits out there, making it perfectly capable to throw down in your backyard. Holes in the base and top of the pit allow air to reach the fire and feed a hotter, more consistent blaze. The higher heat and superior ventilation also cut down on smoke, so you’re less likely to have your neighbors call the cops on you.
The Solo Stove fire pit is on sale now for $230 — 15 percent off its usual price.
— Will Price
Humanscale Freedom Desk Chair
Save $810: Designed by the legendary industrial designer Niels Diffrient, the Freedom chair was the first passively ergonomic task seating ever made. In office chair speak, that makes it the first seat to automatically adjust to the person sitting in it, rather than have the person alter the chair to their liking manually.
While it was released in 1999, it shares more with office chairs of the last two years than of its era (companies like Herman Miller and Knoll have since released their own passive ergonomic task seating). Right now on Ebay, you can grab the mid-back version of the chair in fabric or leather upholstery for nearly 80 percent off. It’s worth noting these models are open-box returns from a third-party seller, meaning you’re not buying direct from the manufacturer in this instance. — Will Price
Breville BDC400 Precision Brewer
Save 43%: Breville’s Precision Brewer coffee maker is the most powerful, advanced coffee maker regular people can buy.
Beyond brewing Gold Cup standard pots of coffee and holding an SCA certification, it lets you customize brewing options like flow rate, bloom time and water temperature. It’s the only coffee maker that can brew with flat bottom filters and cone filters. There’s even an attachment that allows you to insert your favorite pour-over brew device and let the machine do the work. Its heating system warms water as it travels to the shower head, meaning you don’t have to wait minutes for the water to come to temperature and making it literally the fastest coffee maker you can buy.
Its downsides, few that they are, are its size and price. It’s worth comparing its height to the space between your countertop and kitchen cabinets. As for price, the machine is $80 its hefty $300 tag on Ebay right now. — Will Price
These Super-Tough Motorcycle Gloves Are 40% Off Right Now
Save 40%: The apparel company known as Saint has an affinity for working in denim. Their more brand-loyal customers may run the risk of winding up sporting the fabled Canadian tuxedo — head-to-toe blue denim, from jeans to jacket. Luckily for fans of Saint, head-to-toe denim alone is a sexy look — at least, this writer thinks so — but even if it weren’t, the advantages of their gear would still make it worthwhile to go all Jay Leno.
After all, this ain’t no ordinary denim they’re working with.
The Saint Unbreakable gloves you see here, like the brand’s famed riding jeans, are made from tough, rugged, heavy-stitched denim incorporates the strongest fiber in the world: Dyneema. Their Dyneema-infused denim is rated to withstand up to four seconds of sliding before the fabric fails.
Saint calls this a three-season glove; its Merino wool lining making summer riding a bit sweaty. The palm side of the glove is made with tanned and stained deer hide, providing flexibility and grip.
Tough. Stylish. Denim. Now on sale at RevZilla at 40% off, which makes these hard-to-kill gloves a mere $78 — down from the normal $130. –Peter Corn
This Iconic Motorcycle Jacket Is a Steal Right Now
Save 43%: Belstaff has been producing legendary motorsport apparel for nearly 100 years. Born from motorcyclists’ universal need for sturdy all-weather gear, Belstaff made a name for itself with its waxed-cotton-and-leather equipment. Developed for racers and adventurers, these jackets largely lived on the fringes until they were carried into the mainstream on the back of actor/racer/badass Steve McQueen. And if, like McQueen, you have your eye on a Belstaff, now is the time to pick one up at RevZilla.
The Belstaff Brooklands Jacket is an eight-ounce waxed cotton classic buzzing and ready for two-wheeled adventure. The Brooklands is made with removable armor in the shoulders and elbows, as well as a sleeve in the back to insert further protection. The Brooklands jacket was made with its namesake race track in mind, with an added padded layer for extra safety. The jacket is not only made for a tightly-tucked cafe racer, it’s such a stylish design, it can be worn right off the track and straight to dinner.
Buy this piece of gear as beautiful as it is rugged while the getting’s good. And the getting’s real good. — Peter Corn
The Perfect Waxed Cotton Motorcycle Jacket Is 50% Off
Save 50%: With fall inbound, we’re facing fewer and fewer warm days to ride. The cool weather brings the opportunity to wear most of the coolest motorcycle gear — but before we fully succumb to the leathers and wool, take advantage of the fact that the extremely cool warm-weather-ready Roland Sands Design Ronin perforated textile jacket is currently featured on RevZilla’s weekly sale.
The Ronin, like so much classy café-style gear, is largely composed of waxed cotton to stand up to a number of different weather conditions. It is also lined with a cooling mesh interior. Although it is aimed at the around-town café racer rider, it has some adventure-riding features as well, like stretchy cargo stuff pockets and built-in shoulder and elbow pads. Most notable of all: is the laser cut perforation that keeps things nice and breezy, but still leaves the jacket tough enough to stand up to abrasion.
The Ronin’s cool design (and current sale price of 50% off at RevZilla) will help keep your pits dry during the waning warm months of riding. Or, y’know, you could always buy it now and save it for next spring. — Peter Corn
This Motorcycle Helmet Defines Old School Cool, And It’s $80 Off
Save 20%: It’s not groundbreaking, it’s not made of novel sci-fi materials and it’s not flashy, but it is good —- real good. Even after nearly a century of being in business, Bell isn’t complacent; it still brings its production A-game to one of the simplest and most nostalgic helmet designs ever, the Bell Bullitt. Not that this historic helmet needs any help, but RevZilla is offering this motorcycling icon as a part of their sale going on right now.
It is, simply put, one of the most iconic and widely recognized helmets designs in the industry. The mere shape of the Bullitt could pull someone to snag their motorcycle license and hit the road to fulfill their open-road two-wheeled dreams. Just get one.
— Peter Corn
Outdoors and Fitness
Adidas Ultraboost 19
Save $55: The feel-good Adidas Ultraboost is normally $180 but thanks to a late summer sale, you can spend just $125 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 Adidas’s Boost foam – especially for running but also for wearing at the gym. But if you’re already covered for fitness footwear, Sneakersnstuff’s sale includes plenty of hard-to-find lifestyle sneakers that’ll satiate your inner hypebeast. For example, Nike’s outdoor-inspired ACG React Terra Globe is 20 percent off in various colorways. Head over to Sneakersnstuff to see all the discounted shoes (you’ll have to scroll to see all the options). — Tanner Bowden
Ghost SL AMR X 5.9 AL mountain bike
Save $1,020: As fun as mountain biking is, the barrier to entry is much higher than it is for other backcountry activities like hiking and trail running. Getting that first bike is a huge and intimidating investment. However, if you are willing to look past the big names, there are some amazing deals to be found. That’s how we came upon the Ghost SL AMR X 5.9 AL, which is already quite reasonably priced and currently available at a discount of 30 percent ($1,020) right now at REI.
Though it might not have the highest Q rating, Ghost is legit. Started by buddies Uwe Kalliwoda and Klaus Möhald in the small Bavarian town of Waldsassen, Ghost has been putting out top-notch, German-engineered cycles since 1993. This particular aluminum-frame model boasts full suspension with 150mm of tunable travel, a 1×12 drivetrain for easy shifting, hydraulic disc brakes and beefy 29-inch tires for tackling tough terrain no matter where you choose to ride.
While you are not necessarily getting the highest-end components with this bike, you are getting a high-performance, highly durable build from a brand whose pedigree far exceeds its rep in America. That’s a helluva lot of value for under $2,500. Bonus: just think how cool it will be to start referring to yourself as a Ghost rider.
— Steve Mazzucchi
Nemo Equipment Stargaze Luxury Camp Chair
Save $61: The Stargaze, unlike most other outdoor chairs that keep sitters close to the ground, has its seat suspended between a set of lightweight aluminum poles. The construction creates an experiential cross between a hammock and a rocking chair and maintains essential features including an integrated pocket (for a book, phone or keys) and a cup holder (what’s a camp chair without one?).
The Stargaze Luxury weighs seven pounds, so it’s not the ideal choice for backpacking, but is more than suitable for car camping and boating. Nobody would blame you for giving the chair a semi-permanent spot in your backyard either. You can pick one up right now for 28 percent off at Mountain Steals for a savings of $61.
— Tanner Bowden
Oakley Airbrake XL Prizm Goggles
Save up to $108: If Abraham Maslow worked at a ski shop, he’d tell you that after your skis, snowboard, and boots, goggles are the most important piece of mountain equipment you can own. Goggles are annoying to buy though. A good pair will often cost well over $100, while an affordable $30 lens will fog up before you make it out of the lift line and fall apart before your trip is over. But being able to see the snow beneath your feet is of the utmost importance, so our advice here is straightforward: spend more money on a decent pair of goggles.
The good news is that if you do your shopping ahead of time — as in, now — you might find a great deal on goggles from last season. We dug one up for you: Oakley’s Airbrake XL, which features the company’s contrast-boosting Prizm lens tech. New, they’ll run you $240. But with a discount at Backcountry, you can pick up a pair for more than $100 off that price. The catch? Only a handful of colors are available with the deepest discount, but others are marked down nearly as much. — Tanner Bowden
Tumi Suitcases, Backpacks and Briefcases
Save 20%: Now at East Dane, Tumi suitcases, backpacks and briefcases are more affordable. Don’t miss this chance to pick up a great new bag from one of the best names in the industry. Most items are reduced by 20 percent and there’s something for everybody. — John Zientek
Hickey Freeman Suits
Save $945: Founded in 1899 by Jacob Freeman and Jeremiah Hickey, Hickey Freeman specializes in high-quality American-made suiting. With a garment factory in Rochester, New York, the brand produces a range of ready-made suits and also offers a made-to-measure program. Its classic two-button suit features a notch collar, two flap welt pocket, a chest welt pocket and two back vents. The matching trousers feature a flat front, two front slant pocket and back besom pockets. Normally priced up to $1,595, it’s now 59 percent off and costs just $650 — that’s a steal for an American-made suit of this quality. — John Zientek
Save up to 35%: If you’re in need of some new sneakers, head over to End today. Right now, you can save up to 35 percent on a bunch of iconic styles from Vans. Choose from slip-on and lace-up styles in a range of colors — prices start at $45.
— John Zientek
Save 40%: Now at End, you have the rare opportunity to save 40 percent on a few pairs of boots from Viberg. The Canadian brand’s respected craftsmanship is front and center in these iconic styles — they feature either Goodyear welting or stitch-down construction, thick leather midsoles, and top-tier finishing. Normally priced over $800, you can currently pick up a pair of these cult-classic boots for under $500 while supplies last. — John Zientek
Wild Bunch Classic Boots
Save 36%: The young British brand Wild Bunch makes rugged everyday footwear for a fair price. For example: the brand’s Classic boot, a handsome suede chukka, is made in Spain and only costs around $245. The four-eyelet boot has a chunky natural-crepe or Vibram sole, topstitch detailing and tonal laces.
And now at End, you can save 36 percent on a pair of these versatile boots — that means they’ll run you $145. There’s no reason these chukkas shouldn’t find their way into your closet this season. — John Zientek
Polk Audio Command Bar
Save $100: Polk Audio’s Command Bar is one of the best entry-level soundbars available, and it’s on sale right now. The normally $300 soundbar (which comes with a wireless subwoofer) is $100 off if you shop at either Best Buy or Amazon. Part of its allure, other than improving your TV’s sound, is that Command Bar has built-in Amazon Alexa — similar to the Sonos Beam. This means you can use your voice to do things like raise or lower the TV volume, play music from Spotify or Pandora or control the smart home devices in the rest of your house, should you have any. Additionally, you can integrate the Polk CommandBar into an Alexa Multiroom Group if you own other Amazon Echo devices. Just say “Alexa, play music everywhere,” and all your Echo devices and the Command bar will play in unison.
— Tucker Bowe
Sony WH-1000XM3 Noise-Canceling Headphones
Save $150: Right now, eBay is selling refurbished Sony WH-1000XM3 noise-canceling headphones for under $200. That’s a pretty terrific deal considering these are arguably the best noise-canceling headphones you can buy, and new models typically cost around $350.
If you’ve been wanting to purchase some really great noise-canceling headphones, which are right up there with the Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 ($399) and the Bose QuietComfort 35 II, then you should jump on this eBay deal. — Tucker Bowe
Catalinbread Belle Epoch Guitar Echo Pedal
Save $32: Now at Guitar Center, you can save $32 on one of the best echo pedals for guitar. The Catalinbread Belle Epoch Tape Echo was inspired by the iconic Maestro Echoplex EP-3 tape delay and packs all its nuanced features into a small, easy-to-use package.
“The Catalinbread Belle Epoch is the closest thing to a real EP-3 that I’ve ever played,” said legendary guitarist Eric Johnson in a statement. The Belle Epoch features a Mix knob to control volume, a Rec Lev knob to control how hard the delay is hit, a Mod knob to control the amount of random tape flutter, an Echo Sustain knob to control the number of repeats and an Echo Delay knob to control delay time.
Normally $210, the Belle Epoch is now $178 at Guitar Center. If you’ve been searching for a great echo pedal to add to your rig, don’t pass this one up.
— John Zientek
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 $285. — Zen Love
Marathon Military Watches
Save 25%: Marathon is a Canadian company making some badass military watches, many of which have seen action with Canadian, U.S. and other armed forces over the years. Right now three of their watches are on sale on Huckberry, including the Medium Divers Quartz (TSAR) in 36mm; the General Purpose Quartz in 39mm; and the Search and Rescue Medium Diver’s Automatic (GSAR) in 36mm. If you’re looking for a medium-sized dive watch, both the quartz and automatic models are serious tools and highly comfortable, and if a simple field watch will do the trick, the General Purpose Quartz is all you need. — Oren Hartov
G-Shock DW5600E-1V Watch
Save 37%: Right now, you can take 37% off the normally-$70 DW5600E-1V, for a sale price of $44. The DW5600E-1V features all the usual G-Shock goods: 200m of water resistance, a backlight with Afterglow, a multi-function alarm, a 1/100th-second stopwatch, a countdown timer, an auto calendar accurate until the year 2039, and much more.— Oren Hartov