October 7, 2019
Today’s Best Deals: Save on Our Favorite Running Earbuds, a 2-For-1 Knife Deal & More
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At Just $399, This Iconic Motorcycle Jacket Is an Absolute Steal
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. (There’s also a leather version, though it costs a fair amount more, especially with this sale in effect.) Buy this piece of gear as beautiful as it is rugged while the getting’s good. And the getting’s real good. — Peter Corn
Outdoors and Fitness
Kershaw Shuffle II Folding Knife
Save $28: We all know the feeling: you need to cut something, so you reach for your favorite EDC knife… only to realize it’s in your other bag. Or it’s in your car. Or it’s at the office. It’s not the end of the world, but it’s frustrating problem with an easy solution: two favorite knives. And right now The Drop is making that solution even easier by offering up a two-pack of the popular Kershaw Shuffle II for $28 off.
The second iteration of this unassuming 3-ounce knife has much to offer, inclined a 2.5-inch blade with a piercing tanto profile, a bottle opener and a flathead screwdriver. It’s also available in three colors (black, olive and tan) and you can get any color combo you desire. Stash one Shuffle II on your nightstand and one in another go-to spot (bag, car, office or elsewhere), and no matter where you find yourself, your favorite EDC knife will always be within easy reach. — Steve Mazzucchi
Arc’teryx Alpha SV Jacket
Save $224: The best ski deals tend to surface at the end of the season, as retailers look to move out the current inventory to make room for next year’s crop. But every once in a while, a sweet deal surfaces on the eve of a new season, a golden opportunity for those with the alacrity to pounce. Such is the case with Arc’teryx’s top-of-the-line Alpha SV jacket, which Backcountry is currently moving at a 30 percent discount.
Weighing in at just over a pound, this jacket is the choice of many a powder hound, mountain guide and expert alpinist for several reasons. First of all, it boasts the unmatched waterproofing and breathability of a Gore-Tex Pro 3-layer membrane, ideal for off-piste adventures. The Alpha SV also features tough N100p-X face fabric, WaterTight pit zips, an adjustable storm hood and an array of pockets to ensure your touring gear is always within easy reach.
The only catch? The huge discount only applies to the Zevan colorway, a pretty sharp-looking dark green with fluorescent yellow accents that’s available in small, medium and large. But if that causes you a moment’s pause, just think how many après-ski beers you can buy with that extra $224. — Steve Mazzucchi
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
Seiko Prospex “Monster” Dive Watch
Save 28%: Right now, Seiko’s newest-generation Prosper “Monster” is on sale for 20% off in two versions: one (SRPD27) with a black dial and Seiko Prospex’s excellent and soft silicone strap, and the other (SRPD25) with a blue dial, black bezel, and steel bracelet. But wait! In an additional promotion, you can take a further 10% off the reduced price by using the promo code “SHINE” at check out. That brings both versions down by around $140 each. — Zen Love
Marathon has been filling contracts for various military groups for decades. Offering simple quartz and mechanical watches designed for the field, beefy stainless steel dive watches built for Search and Rescue operation and wrist-borne compasses, Marathon Watches are a perfect fit for robust field use. For a limited time, get 20% off and free shipping on our favorite models, only in the Gear Patrol Store.— Gear Patrol Store