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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
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
Outdoors and Fitness
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
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
D’Angelico Premier Series Semi-Hollowbody Electric Guitar
Save 53%: Today only at Guitar Center, you can save 53 percent on a D’Angelico Premier Series SS Semi-Hollowbody guitar. That means the iconic 15-inch archtop now costs just $350. If you’ve wanted to invest in a quality semi-hollowbody guitar and have been waiting for the right opportunity, don’t sleep on this.
The Premier Series SS Semi-Hollowbody is an entry-level instrument packed with player-focused features. The 15-inch body has a single cutaway, a laminated maple top, a C-shape neck and maple back and sides. It has a rosewood fretboard with 22 medium frets, two D’Angelico humbuckers and a Tune-o-matic bridge with an iconic stopbar tailpiece.
For the price, this instrument is incredibly versatile and can go seamlessly between jazz, rock, funk and soul styles. Normally listed at $750, it costs just $350 today. So if you like this model, don’t wait — the sale ends tonight. — John Zientek
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