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Seiko Men’s Watches
Save 33%: Seiko consistently offers some of the best value for money in watches, even before the sales start. That being said, we all relish the opportunity to save even more, and right now Macy’s is offering deep discounts on tons of popular models (roughly 33%), from the Presage dress watch line to the professional Prospex diver models. With such variety on offer, there’s truly something for everybody.
— Oren Hartov
Outerknown Apex Trunk
Save 30%: The Kelly Slater-designed Apex Trunk by Outerknown is the pinnacle of technical swim trunks with a price tag to match. The swim trunks have a starting price of $125, which may steer some people away. But there’s a reason the Apex Trunk is the best pair of board shorts money can buy.
The Apex Trunk continues the legacy of Outerknown’s commitment to sustainability, constructed with about 12 plastic bottles worth of recycled polyester. The trunk is designed with stitch-free seams, 14 percent stretch and a slimmed-down construction. It’s a pair of board shorts worthy of an 11-time world champion surfer.
For one day only, the full Kelly Slater line of Apex Trunks is on sale. Take 30 percent off all Apex Trunks by entering the discount code APEX30 at checkout. This is the first time the brand is marking down these trunks, so there’s never been a better time to stock up on the best board shorts. — Tyler Chin
Patagonia Nano Puff Jacket
Save $50: The Nano Puff Jacket runs typically for $199, but right now you can score one for 25% off in previous season’s colors at REI. It’s one of those if-it-ain’t-broke pieces that Patagonia launches every season in new colors but the guts of the jacket remain the same. You’ll never need to update it either because Patagonia’s zero-questions repair program will take care of any fixes as it continues to age. (I’ve taken advantage of this multiple times, and my jacket has the new zipper and patch to prove it.) — Tanner Bowden
Kryptonite Evolution Bike Lock Sale
Save 26%: Looking up a bike outside always comes with its fair share of risk. A proper bike lock can help lower the chances that your bike will go missing overnight or while you’re at work. Right now, you can pick up a lock from Kryptonite for 26 percent off. The Kryptonite Evolution 11-14mm U-Lock Mini 7 usually sells for $67, but today, you can pick one up for just $50.
The Mini comes with 13 mm hardened steel that claims to hold together through hand tools and bolt cutters. A steel looped cable increases your bike’s protection. Each lock comes with three keys that you can store on your person, at work and home. Pro tip: register your keys as soon as you get your lock and Kryptonite will send you two new ones in case you lose them. Pick up one of Kryptonite’s most robust locks today.
— Meg Lappe
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. It should be noted that Bose and Sony both recently dropped the prices of their QuietComfort 35 II (
$349 $299) and WH-1000XM3 ( $349 $299) headphones, respectively, by $50 – Amazon is selling both their headphones for under $300. That said, 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
Apple Watch Series 3
Save $80: The Apple Watch Series 3 is on sale on Amazon right now for $199, which is $80 off its normal price. It’s the lowest price that Apple’s smartwatch has dropped to, and it’s a great deal for most people looking to buy their first Apple Watch. The catch is that this on-sale Series 3 is only available in a 38mm model, meaning you probably need to have a small wrist to wear it. (The 42mm model is not on sale.)
— Tucker Bowe
Dr. Martens x Engineered Garments 1461 Smith Shoes
Save 20%: New York clothing brand Engineered Garments teamed up with Dr. Martens to riff on a classic shoe style. The collaboration 1461 Smith shoe has a smooth leather upper, a lace-up closure and a velcro strap. Made in the UK, the oxford silhouette features a branded hell loop, a leather lining, Dr. Martens’ Air-Cushioned sole and Goodyear welt construction.
Available in a range of colors, the shoe is now 20 percent off at Need Supply Co. and costs just $184. If you’re looking for an iconic silhouette with a twist, don’t sleep on this. — John Zientek