October 9, 2019
Today’s Best Deals: Big-Time Savings on Classic Waxed Jackets, a Variety of Discounted Watches & More
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Outdoors and Fitness
Giro Aether MIPS Helmet
Save $45: For those in the know in the helmet world, MIPS is a pretty big deal. Short for “multi-directional impact protection system,” the label applies to helmets featuring a plastic liner that acts as a slip plane to redistribute the sort of rolling impacts that characterize many bike accidents. The next evolution is MIPS Spherical, where two layers of foam on the outside of the helmet mimic the sliding effect without the sacrifices in fit and ventilation that traditional MIPS brings.
All of which is to say, MIPS Spherical is pretty cutting-edge protective stuff, usually only available at a premium, such as the $370 cost of a Giro Aether MIPS Helmet. The favorite of a number of Tour de France riders, the helmet also boasts a laser-cut shell seamlessly fused to the EPS foam, Roc Loc 5 Plus easy adjustability and 11 deep vents for optimal ventilation. Right now it’s on sale for $325 (in the low-key coolest Olive/Citron colorway) at Competitive Cyclist. Talk about a safe bet.
— Steve Mazzucchi
Levi’s Jeans, Jackets, Shirts and More
Save 40%:If the cooler fall weather has you dreaming of a new wardrobe, you’re in luck. Levi’s is offering 40 percent off everything on its website including clothing, shoes and accessories that are already discounted. So if you want to get a classic western shirt, a denim trucker jacket or even just a great pair of jeans, you won’t have to break the bank to do it. — John Zientek
Belstaff Waxed Jackets
Save 60%:British outerwear brand Belstaff has been outfitting motorcycle enthusiasts since the dawn of the 1900s. And their Explorer Jacket will keep up with you, whether or not you own a hog. The lined jackets come in four colors and feature waxed cotton fabric, four snapped patch pockets and a stand collar with a packable hood. Now, you can grab these timeless beauties for 60 percent off at Nordstrom Rack. For braving rain and terrain, these waxy numbers are worth the attention.
— Gerald Ortiz
Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700
Save $30: You can already score a deal on Bose’s latest and greatest noise-canceling headphones, the Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700. Bose and basically every other retailer is selling them for $400, but eBay is selling brand-new models for $30 off. The deal only applies to black models. On the Bose website, meanwhile, the Headphones 700 are now available in white (technically “soapstone”) for full price.
— Tucker Bowe
Anker Charging Accessories
Save Up to 40% Off: Right now, Amazon is having a big sale on a bunch of different charging accessories by Anker. There’s a little bit of everything — from wireless charging pads to charging cables, portable batteries to multi-port wall adapters — and it’s all up to 40-percent off. You can check out the full list of discounted accessories below. — Tucker Bowe
Save 33%: Hear ye, hear ye — a bunch of Seiko watches are on sale! Automatic ones! Diver ones! An all-black one! If you’re the type of person who hates paying full price for already-affordable, well made Japanese watches, then this is the sale for you. Take 33% off tons of great Seiko watches today from Macy’s, and maybe start with one of the ones below, which include entries from the Prospex and Presage collection. (The standard discount is for $25%, but enter the code “SAVE” at checkout and you can realize a further cut off MSRP). — Oren Hartov
Citizen Eco-Drive Military Field Watch
Save 52%: A watch with Citizen’s practical Eco-Drive technology, never needs a battery change since it’s powered by any exposure to light. That makes for a worry-free wearing experience for watches like this military-inspired, field-style watch with compass markings and 100m of water-resistance. At 42mm wide in steel, it promises Citizen’s typical durability and value even at full retail price — but right now at over 50% off at Nordstrom Rack, you can get it for just $120. — Zen Love