September 18, 2019
Today’s Best Deals: Lab-Grown Diamonds with a Special Gift, the Only Charging Cable You’ll Ever Need & More
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If you are in the market for an engagement ring, you don’t need us to tell you that it is stressful. From sourcing a diamond within your price range, picking a style and the mystery of whether or not you got a quality product — not to mention if the intended wearer will even like it — it’s a mountain to work through. But it doesn’t have to be so overwhelming. Couple is the first luxury brand selling lab-grown diamonds, making the process not only easier but actually enjoyable. The brand’s lab-grown diamonds are atomically identical to mined diamonds and they are 35% larger for your money. And buying online — with the help of Couple’s Diamond Concierge service — makes the whole process seamless and easy. The best part is if you spend more than $5000, Gear Patrol readers will get a complimentary set of Away The Carry-On personalized luggage for the honeymoon.
Dyson V8 Cordless Vacuum
Save $120: Every year, Dyson charts new territory in the vacuum world with iterative improvements upon older models, usually in the form of more battery and power. This year’s V11 also brought additional space in the dustbin and a novel LCD display that tells users how much juice is left in the battery — both great features if you’re willing to pony up $699 for the latest and greatest in suction tech.
For the rest of us, Dyson’s discounted back catalog still boasts some of the most impressive vacuums ever known to man. And in 2019, none represents a better balance of price and performance than the three-year-old V8.
The V8 has plenty of suction (115 airwatts), up to 40 minutes of runtime (seven minutes on full power), a washable HEPA filter and, of course, it comes with Dyson’s legendary warranty. The cherry on top: you can buy the $450 vacuum directly from Dyson for just $330 today. — Will Price
The Internet’s Best Deal Motorcycle Helmet Deal Is Even Better, But Not for Long
Save Up to 65%: Five percent off may not seem like much of a bargain. It’s a nickel you don’t have to spend on a $1 purchase, or $1,250 off the price of a $25,000 car; it’s the sort of deal that you’re glad to eke out, but you’re not likely to feel as though you got away with something.
Add it on top of a larger bargain, however, and that 5% starts to feel way more important. Case in point: For a limited time, RevZilla is offering an extra 5% off all of its closeout deals — including the stellar motorcycle helmet deals it has on offer. If you don’t mind rocking previous seasons’ styles (or, in some cases, have a tiny head), you can get great helmets for as much as 65% off with this deal, knocking some expensive lids down to well below $500.
The trick? All you have to do is use the code 5OFFNOW at checkout. That’s it. Pop that in, and you just saved a few extra dollars on top of the rest of your savings.
Of course, the deal is also valid on everything else RevZilla has on clearance — amazing motorcycle jackets, solid boots, great gloves, even motorcycle parts, electronics and luggage. But helmets are one of the places where you can score the most notable deals at the site, so we’re highlighting them here. (Also, y’know, they’re kind of the most important piece of riding gear you should have.) — Will Sabel Courtney
Outdoors and Fitness
3 Awesome Fixed-Blade Knives Are on Sale
Save up to 50%: Recently, knife designers have proved that fixed-blade knives can be as versatile as folders. Here are three that are on discounted now. — Tanner Bowden
Filson Bandera Backpacks
Save 43%: Founded in 1897, Seattle-based Filson made a name for itself outfitting some of the hardest workers in the West. It’s bags accompanied workers to the rugged Alaskan wilderness and were proven year after year. While Filson still makes its classic designs, it also makes some backpacks more suited to everyday use.
The Bandera backpacks are made in the USA from hardwearing twill. The 22L bag has a large U-shaped zipper, an interior laptop pocket and a front zip pocket. Normally priced at $175, this discontinued model is now 43-percent off and costs just $100 — act fast if you want a great everyday pack. — John Zientek
Men’s Suits at Macy’s
Save up to 85%: Now during Macy’s Suiting Event, you can save up to 85 percent on a huge selection of suits. Choose basic options from Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, Perry Ellis and more — the prices are too good to pass up. — John Zientek
Anker PowerLine II Charging Cable
Save $7: The Anker PowerLine II is a three-in-one charging cable that features swappable heads for Lightning, USB-C and micro-USB. This means that with this one charging cable you’re able to charge your iPhone, Sony WH-1000M3 headphones or Nintendo Switch, or whatever else that still charges via micro-USB (like running headphones or a compact camera). If you’re traveling, the PowerLine II essentially eliminates the need for you to bring many of your other charging cables. Right now, you can purchase the normally $18 charging cable for just $11 on Amazon – just makes sure to enter the promo code ANKER8436 at checkout. You can never have too many. — Tucker Bower
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
Seiko Couture Solar Chronograph
Save 40%: Right now, two slick versions of this sporty, solar-charging Seiko chronograph are on sale at Macy’s for 20% off: one with a black case finish and soft silicone strap, and the other in steel with a steel bracelet. But for a special “VIP” promotion, you can take a further 25% off the reduced price by using the promo code “VIP” at checkout. That brings both versions down by around $200, to under $300 on the rubber bracelet and just a bit more in steel. — Zen Love