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Backcountry Camping and Climbing Sale
Save 20%If you’re struggling to find the perfect gift for the camp lover in your life, right now is an excellent time to make a purchase. At Backcountry, you can save 20 percent off one full priced item that will get you camping and climbing faster. Some of our favorite picks include one of the best camp chairs, one of our favorite cooler brands and more. Use code TAKE20CC at checkout to get 20 percent off one full priced item. And now is a good time to remind you that there are only ten more shipping days until the holidays. — Meg Lappe
L.L.Bean Canvas Tote
Save 25%: If you’ve recently been to a farmer’s market or urban downtown area, then you know this: tote bags are trendy. They’re replacing backpacks and briefcases as the go-to carrier for errand-running and commuting; they’ve become stand-ins for plastic and paper shopping bags at upscale stores; they come with magazine subscriptions. But the bag that popularized the tote wasn’t made to carry laptops or groceries — it was meant to haul ice and wood, and L.L.Bean created it in 1944.
That bag is still around today, and it’s called the Boat and Tote. It’s made in Maine from rugged 24-ounce cotton canvas just as it was all those decades ago when it was known as the Ice Carrier, and even though it’s more likely to transport supplies for a weekend at a cabin than firewood or block ice, it can still support loads that weigh up to 500 pounds. L.L.Bean’s design for the tote actually hasn’t changed much at all beyond the addition of colored handles and trim. It’s still the original rugged tote, and today you can pick one up in any of its four available sizes for 25 percent off by entering the code GIFT25 at checkout. — Tanner Bowden
Lodge Cast-Iron Skillets
Save $12 Lodge was making skillets similar to the competition back then (all of which are highly collectible today) — near-perfectly smooth cooking surfaces, light seasoning layers and lighter weights. But a reckoning came at the turn of the mid-century, as the rise of stainless steel cookware forced every major name in cast-iron cookware to fold or consolidate. Lodge was the only manufacturer to make it out alive, and it did so by making the most resource-efficient cast iron ever.
The company shifted from handcrafting each and every piece to making heavier, more easily replicable pots and pans. Instead of machining the surfaces, they left them as-cast — this is when the gritty hand feel comes from. Instead of casting thinner iron and risking chips and breaks during production, today’s Lodge’s are thicker and heavier — a tradeoff that’s still hotly debated in the cast-iron collecting world.
Most importantly, though, Lodge made its pans affordable to everyone, and in doing so made cast iron democratic. Today, a host of its American-made skillets are discounted on Amazon– including an 8-inch skillet for a whopping $7. —Will Price
Dyson Pure Hot + Cool Link Purifier
Save 40% After conquering the world of floor cleanliness, Dyson turned its gaze to air cleanliness. Among its lineup of sci-fi-looking air treatment products is the Pure Hot + Cool Link, a purifier that sucks in a room’s air, cycles it through a HEPA filter and pushes it back into the room at whatever temperature you want, all while feeding you a real-time report of your home’s air quality (via Dyson’s Link smartphone app).
Today, the machine is discounted 40 percent off on Amazon — its cheapest price ever. —Will Price
Anker Charging Accessories
Save Up to 40%: One of today’s featured “Deals of the Day” on Amazon is on a bunch of Anker’s latest and greatest charging accessories — all up to 40 percent off. While “charging accessories” might not be the sexiest of topics, there’s actually a bunch of practical items on sale, from power strips to portable power banks.