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Get This Summery Seiko Chronograph Watch for 40% Off
Save 40%: This fun, colorful chronograph watch seems straight out of the 1970s and, with its matching NATO strap, is a perfect way to get into the summer spirit. It exists in Seiko’s retro-inspired Recraft Series and features solar-charged quartz movement — which means it’s highly accurate and hassle-free, never requiring a battery change. At 43.5mm wide in steel, it will wear boldly with short sleeves, and the Seiko name means quality, value, and the respect of the watch crowd. Best of all, it’s on sale now for $210 by using the promo code “DAD” at checkout, 40% off its full retail price of $350. — Zen Love
Huge Sale On Top-of-the-Line Motorcycle Helmets
Save up to 50%: Right now over at Revzilla, there’s an insane sale on top-of-the-line motorcycle helmets. You can save up to $700 on select top-tier motorcycle helmets from brands like AGV, Bell and Schuberth. If you’ve always wanted the performance and protection from one of the best motorcycle helmets available today (and really, why wouldn’t you want that?), now’s your chance to save a few hundred dollars and upgrade your lid game. — Bryan Campbell
Red Wing Heritage Moc Toe Boots
Save 36%: When you’re presented with the chance to save on Red Wing Heritage boots, you’d be foolish to pass it up. The brand’s boots are rarely on sale and when they are, sizes are often limited. But now at Nordstrom Rack, you can save up to 36 percent on a pair of classic Red Wing Heritage Moc-Toe boots available in sizes 7 to 11. This American-made style features Brown Boomer leather from the S.B. Foot Tanning Company in Minnesota and a non-marking outsole. What are you waiting for? — John Zientek
Patagonia Black Hole Duffel
Save 30%: If you’ve never heard of Patagonia’s Black Hole duffel bags, you’ve likely spotted one in an airport, foreign train station or strapped to the roof of an overlander. Patagonia built the weather-resistant and sturdy bags to last decades with a rugged TPU-laminated ripstop nylon. They also include removable backpack straps that make carrying one a breeze, even when it’s fully loaded.
The 60-liter version is arguably the most versatile size; it’s big enough to pack everything you’ll need for a weekend or a week, and it still fits into the overhead bins on planes. We’ve put this bag through its paces on all kinds of adventures, from a ski weekend in Vermont to a month-long trip to Ecuador. It’s one of the best rugged duffel bags available, and right now it’s also 30 percent off at Backcountry in nearly every volume.
And, if you need something even easier to carry than a backpack strap-equipped duffel, Patagonia thought to use its Black Hole construction to make a wheeled suitcase. It comes with a 70-liter capacity that you can pack to the brim without worrying whether you’ll be able to get all your gear from A to B. This bag is also 30 percent off. — Tanner Bowden
Mountain Hardwear StretchDown Hooded Jacket
Save $180: Sure, it’s hot out, and the last thing on your mind is a high-performance snow jacket. But as we’ve noted before, summer is a great time to score amazing deals on winter gear. Case in point: Mountain Hardwear’s StretchDown Hooded Jacket, currently on sale for $120, 60 percent off its $300 regular price. Boasting 750-fill RDS certified down, permanent water repellency and a motion-freeing stretch-knit fabric, it’s perfect for, well, six months from now. But the price? That’s perfect right this moment. — Tanner Bowden
Citizen Eco-Drive Chronograph
Save 50%: Citizen’s Eco-Drive watches feature quartz movements that are powered by light and don’t require battery changes — perfect for summer adventuring and travel. The AT0200-05E features a 3-register chronograph and date display built into a 40mm case with mineral crystal, luminous hands and 100m of water resistance. It also ships on a green canvas two-piece strap that lends a cool military look. Right now, you can take half off the $250 MSRP, for a price of just $125. — Oren Hartov
Fender Special Edition Standard Jaguar Guitar
Save $100: If you’re looking to add this unique guitar to your arsenal, head over to Guitar Center today — currently you can save $100 on a Fender Special Edition Standard Jaguar guitar. The instrument comes in a Surf Pearl finish (an homage to the Jaguar’s early days) and has an alder body, a 22-fret maple neck and a Pau Ferro fingerboard. Unlike some of the single-coil models produced a half-century ago, this guitar has two humbucking pickups and a modern C shape neck.
Normally $600, this guitar now costs $500 and includes free shipping. If that’s within your budget, act fast — this sale ends in two days. — John Zientek
This Rolling Duffel Bag Fits Everything You Need for Up to 3 Weeks
Save 20%:The Dakine Split Roller has become my new go-to gear bag and right now you can get it for 20 percent off at Backcountry. The bag holds up to three weeks of dirty laundry and smoothly rolls over the pot-holed roads and sidewalks of New York City. It’s surprisingly lightweight, even when packed to its 110-liter capacity. The bag’s clamshell design opens right down the middle with a hard side and a soft side, making it ideal for plane travel. If the bold purple print isn’t quite your style, there are seven other more muted options. Shop the sale today and use code TAKE20JUNE at checkout to get 20 percent off one item. Bonus: If you don’t need a new suitcase, there is a plethora of camping and climbing gear that’s also on sale. — Meg Lappe
Apple AirPods (Generation One)
Save $30: Since the new models are here, you’re going to see more frequent deals on the original AirPods. For example, you can buy them for $129 on eBay right now, which saves you $30. If you don’t want to pay the $159 premium for AirPods and don’t mind missing out on the bleeding edge features, this is a worthwhile discount.— Tucker Bowe
Big Savings on Classic American-Made Shoes and Boots
Save up to 75%: Today you can shop some of the brand’s most classic styles, from cap-toe Oxfords to boots and wingtips, for as little as 25 percent of their original costs. Yes, that means discounts up to 75 percent. Such is the wonder of the Allen Edmonds Warehouse Sale, where many shoes and boots are discounted an extra 20 percent on top of the already-reduced prices you’ll see on the website. If you need re-ups on your lace-ups, late-model loafers or brand-new boots, this is one sale event you really don’t want to miss. — Andy Frakes