September 30 - October 4, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nest Protect (2-Pack)
Save $48: The Nest Protect is the company’s new-and-improved smart smoke and carbon monoxide detector, and it’s been named the “best smart smoke detector” by numerous tech publications, including Wirecutter, Tom’s Guide and Lifewire. The Google Store sells the Nest Protect for $119 a pop, which is fairly expensive, but if you’re willing to buy a two-pack (which is perfect for larger homes), Home Depot is running a pretty good deal: buy two Nest Protects for $190, which is almost $50 off.
ChefsChoice Knife Sharpener
Save $52: Chef’sChoice knife sharpeners are widely considered the best electric sharpeners a non-absurd amount of money can buy, particularly by folks who took the time to test out the competition (namely, Cook’s Illustrated and Wirecutter). The most-recommended option is the electric Trizon XV is deeply discounted on Amazon today.
Wirecutter writes the electric sharpener “brings the metal of the blade to an infinitesimally fine point rather than to the relatively coarse edge that [the manual version] produces.” At $98, it’s cheaper than it’s ever been. — Will Price
Moccamaster Coffee Maker
Save $90: Of its many features, two stand out: a copper heating element and the ability to disassemble. Given the material’s natural heat conductivity, copper coils heat water more quickly than machines using steel or other methods (the only machine we’ve tested that brews faster is Breville’s Precision Brewer). The ability to take the whole thing apart is also unique, and it allows for troubleshooting and fixing at home rather than losing your source of coffee to the mail for a few weeks (it’s also great for cleaning the machine).
Today, Moccamaster’s CDGT model is $90 off on Drop. It’s the 10-cup model that uses a stainless steel carafe. This is as affordable as Moccamasters get. — Will Price
Dyson Upright Ball Vacuum
Save $272: The headline says it all. The Dyson Ball Upright vac, equipped with the cyclone suction technology you’ve no doubt heard about in TV commercials for nearly a decade, is $272 cheaper than normal.
It should be noted that these Dysons are refurbs, but importantly that they are manufacturer refurbs, meaning Dyson has received them, patched them up, rigorously tested them and released them anew. — Will Price
The Smartest Piece of Motorcycle Gear You Can Buy Is $350 Off
Save 30%: Laypeople may not realize it at a glance, but motorcycle gear has come a long way since the days when cowskin and metal helmets were all that protected riders. Perhaps the biggest advance of the 21st Century, however, has been the advent of personal airbag systems. In fact, the tech has come so far, you can now buy it on sale. Right now, RevZilla is offering the Alpinestars Tech Air Street Vest for just $800 — 30% off the usual retail price. It’s the sort of deal that might be the gentle shove needed to convince you to spring for one of these pieces of revolutionary safety gear…which in turn could save your life the next time you experience a violent shove off your bike. — Will Sabel Courtney
The Motorcycle Helmet Your Brain Deserves Is $400 Off
Save 44%: Anyone who rides a motorcycle (or even knows someone who does) ought to know the value of a good helmet at this point. Leather and armor may work fine for those extremities and core, but your head — location to no fewer than four of your five senses, the foundation of that pretty mug of yours, and of course, home to that rather important chunk of gray between your ears — deserves a sturdier shield. And you’d be hard-pressed to find one better than the helmets whipped up by AGV.
That said, the part of your brain concerned with expenditures might normally be put off by AGV’s prices, and rightfully so; the Italian brand’s lids can run well into four-digit prices. Luckily, there are bargains to be had if you don’t mind being a step or two behind the current fashion trends. The AGV Corsa R Baldy seen here may have a 2016 design, but it still offers world-class protection and a design perfect for both track riding and sporty street corner carving.
And right now, you can snag this AGV helmet for just $500 — a 44 percent savings over its cost when new. At that price, you’re practically stealing this race-inspired lid. — Will Sabel Courtney
Huge Sale on Bell Helmets, With a Catch
Save Up to 50%: Bell’s Race Star helmet is a dynamite motorcycle lid for anyone who plans on hitting the track or back roads with verve. (Or at least wants other riders to think they’re hitting the pavement with verve.) Made with a carbon fiber 3K Carbon Shell to minimize weight, the Race Star doesn’t sacrifice offers protection at the altar of lightness; it meets or goes beyond Snell M2015 and DOT certifications, and packs a three-layer Flex Impact Liner to deal with crashes at any speeds. It’s been tested in wind tunnels to make sure the air flows over it with minimal fuss, while the Panovision viewport offers better visibility in all directions compared with Bell helmets past. And, of course, it just looks sweet.
Right now, thanks to a closeout deal over at Revzilla, you can pick up several variants of the Bell Race Star for massive savings — as much as 50% off on certain models. But there is, however, a catch: These sales are only available on small and extra-small helmets. If you need a bigger lid, you’ll probably want to look elsewhere; but if you’re cursed/blessed with a tiny head, well, today’s your lucky day. — Will Sabel Courtney
Outdoors and Fitness
Adidas Ultraboost Shoes
Save $54: It’s sometimes tough to tell if a sneaker innovation has hit the mark. But when a brand expands its use from, say, running sneakers to hiking shoes — the way Adidas has by incorporating a Boost foam midsole into its Terrex Free Hiker — you know it’s got legs, so to speak. We’re big believers in Boost, especially in its original incarnation as a running shoe ingredient. The super-responsive cushioning platform delivers a bouncy energy return with every stride, providing a significant mental lift to go along with the physical one.
Given that benefit, it’s no surprise the Adidas Ultraboost is one of the brand’s most popular running sneakers — and one that’s especially worthy of consideration when it’s on sale. Right now, six different colorways, in a respectable range of sizes, are 30 percent off at adidas.com. Grab a pair today and you’ll be bouncing through the streets with a smile on your face all fall. — Steve Mazzucchi
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
Red Wing Heritage Iron Ranger
Save 44%: If you’re in the market for a new pair of quality leather boots, head over to Nordstrom Rack today. Currently, you can save 44 percent on a pair of iconic Red Wing Heritage Iron Ranger boots. Hardwearing and reinforced with a cap-toe, the Iron Ranger can be dressed up or worn as a work boot.
Originally designed for iron miners, it is made from oil-resistant leather from the S.B. Foot Tanning Company and features speed hooks for ease of lacing. Normally $320, these rugged boots are just $180 today. — John Zientek
Adidas x Missoni Ultra Boost Clima Sneakers
Save $116: If you’re looking for a wildly cool sneaker, head over to End today. Currently, you can pick up a pair of Adidas x Missoni Ultra Boost Clima sneakers on sale. The style features a Climacool Primeknit upper with Missoni’s iconic space-dying pattern, a sock-like collar and a co-branded tongue tag. And for additional visual interest, it has a mismatched 3-Stripes medial cage.
Function doesn’t suffer and the style has a knit heel cup, Torsion System, Boost midsole and Continental rubber outsole. Available in sizes 7 to 12, the silhouette comes in three colors and is now $116 cheaper than list price. So if you’re in the market for a new sneaker, don’t sleep on this — sizes will sell quickly. — John Zientek
Cole Haan Leather Duffel Bag
Save 74%: Now at Nordstrom Rack, you can save 74 percent on a tasteful leather duffel bag from Cole Haan. Available in brown, the bag features dual rolled-top handles, a zip closure and interior organizing pockets. It’s not overly complicated, nor should it be. The perfect size for a weekend getaway, it will hold a couple changes of clothes, toiletries and other necessities. — John Zientek
Patagonia Nano Puff Jacket
Save $60: Regular GP readers are well aware of how much we love Patagonia’s Nano Puff line. Constructed using the most thermally efficient synthetic insulation out there — 55 percent recycled 60g PrimaLoft Gold Insulation Eco — Nano Puffs are simultaneously ultralight, travel-friendly and warm. Take along on any plane trip and you have both a comfy pillow and an extra layer any time temps drop.
As unseasonably warm as those temps have been lately, a drop is most certainly coming, making now the perfect time to stock up on this essential garment. And if you’re not too picky about color (that’s the catch), you can score one for 30 percent off at REI right now. Just click over to the good-looking color shown above (“Big Sur Blue”) to score the discount in size S through XXL while supplies last. — Steve Mazzucchi
New Balance 900V4 Sneakers
Save 40%: As the weather in North America transitions into full-fledged fall, consider investing in a new pair of sneakers. If you’re looking for a domestic option that won’t break the bank, head over to Zappos. today. The retailer is currently offering 20 percent off the American-made New Balance 990v4.
Available in two tonal colorways, the style features a pigskin nubuck upper, an Encap midsole and a rubber outsole. Either is a solid option for any casual wardrobe, so if you’ve been prepping for fall, don’t sleep on these. — John Zientek
Frye Zip Boots
Save 56%: Since its inception in 1863, Frye has made a name for itself with a diverse range of quality leather footwear. While the brand now offers many more styles than it did a century ago, it hasn’t strayed from its dedication to using top-tier construction and high-grade leathers. If you’re in the market for a new pair of boots, Nordstrom Rack is currently offering up to 56 percent off a pair of hard-wearing zip boots from Frye. If you see something you like, don’t wait long — sizes will go fast with prices like these. — John Zientek
RavPower 61W PD 3.0 GaN Wall Charger
Save $5: RavPower released the RavPower 61W PD 3.0 GaN Wall Charger, the smallest-ever 61-watt wall charger with power delivery (PD), earlier this year – and you can already save a few bucks on one. The normally $40 wall adapter can be bought for $5 off if you buy from Amazon and you click the little coupon box before checkout (you must be a Prime member to do so). As a reminder, this little wall adapter is fully capable of charging a MacBook Pro, MacBook Air or new iPad Pro. The RavPower 61W PD 3.0 GaN Wall Charger is available in either black or white. — Tucker Bowe
50-Inch Vizio D-Series (2019)
Save $168: Vizio makes some of the best entry-level 4K TVs you can buy. Its D-Series, the most budget-friendly line of Vizio TVs, is a great option for anybody looking to upgrade to 4K without breaking the bank. Right now, you can get a great deal on a 50-inch Vizio D-Series (2019) — Walmart is selling the TV for $168 off. It has all the bells and whistles you want in a new smart TV, including a great 4K HDR picture and access to streaming services like Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime Video; plus it’s a 50-inch TV, which is a great size for most places in your home. — Tucker Bowe
Bose SoundTouch 300 Soundbar
Save $250: The Bose SoundTouch 300 is an excellent soundbar that will work well with any of the latest 4K TVs. It supports Alexa as well. When it was released in 2017, Bose was selling the SoundTouch 300 for $699 — but being two-years-old, Amazon has dropped its price to $449, which is the cheapest it has ever been. It’s a pretty solid deal, especially considering the soundbar is very similar in price, size and capabilities to the Sonos Playbar ($699); actually, according to CNET‘s Ty Pendlebury, the SoundTouch 300 has the Playbar beat “in terms of both sound stage and ‘you are there’ detail.” If you love Bose speakers and are looking for a home theater upgrade, this is a solid soundbar to consider. — Tucker Bowe
Samsung Space Monitor
Save Up to $150: Samsung’s newest and most innovative desktop monitor, the Space Monitor, is on sale right now and you should really think about buying one. You can buy a 27-inch monitor, which normally costs $400, for $250 on Amazon. If you want the larger 31.5-inch model, which is normally $500, Amazon has slashed off $100 of its price, too. The neat thing with the Space Monitor is that it’s a monitor designed to save you desk space; instead of having a traditional base, it has a clamp that latches onto the side of your desk; this means the monitor actually takes up zero desk space, leaving more room for your keyboard, mouse and actual work things, and thus hopefully helping you to be more organized and more productive. The Space Monitor also has a movable arm that lets you pull the screen out and tilt it so you get the ideal viewing angle for you. |
Samsung The Frame TV (2019 Models)
Save Up to $500: Samsung’s The Frame TV is one of the most unique 4K TVs that you can buy. As its name gives away, The Frame TV looks like a framed piece of art hanging on your wall. Not only does it work as a normal TV, but it can display actual art or various beautiful photos when nobody is watching it; this way it blends into your home’s decor. Not everybody likes the idea of having a black box hanging on their wall, after all. |
Seiko Titanium SGG731P1
Save 71%: With the well-respected Seiko name on the dial and premium materials like lightweight titanium and scratch-proof sapphire crystal, this SGG731P1 is a highly practical everyday watch. At 40mm wide and just 8mm thick, a reliable quartz movement and an approachable price make it even more pragmatic a buy for a handsome, no-nonsense watch — or a great gift for that one-watch guy. Right now, the Seiko SGG731P1 is available for 71 percent off its retail price of $395 for just $114. — Zen Love
Todd Snyder x Timex Blackjack Watch
Save 50%: Todd Snyder’s access to the Timex archives has resulted in all sorts of cool collaborations over the past few years, but the updated versions of the once-obscure “Sprite” models from the 1970s have proven so be some of our favorites. We were enthusiastic about the “Blackjack” watch when it first debuted, but in case you need a refresher, this is a sleek, automotive-inspired timepiece with cool “roulette wheel” dial done up in black and white, a black-finished case, 50m of water resistance, a quartz movement and a black Nato strap. The watch generally retails for only $138, but right now, you can nab it for just $69, a 50 percent savings. — Oren Hartov