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Tekto Gear is adept at building affordable, durable knives that can serve a multitude of functions. One of its more popular knives is the Amber Automatic Knife. This quick-deploy switchblade is perfect for everyday use. The knife’s 3.8-inch chrome steel blade works with a fast, automatic mechanism activated by a dual-action switch. The Amber also features a durable wood handle with a glass breaker on its butt and a pocket clip on one side. Right now, the Amber is available exclusively to Gear Patrol readers with a 25 percent discount when you enter the code GearPatrol25 at checkout.
Note: Owning and carrying an automatic knife isn’t legal in every state due to the Federal Switchblade Act. You can check how the law works in your state here.
Huckberry Backpacks Sale
Save 30% Right now, you can pick up a new bag at Huckberry where pretty much all bags are 30 percent off. You’ll also find travel bags, duffels and survival get out bags. Shop today and get ready to walk into 2019 with a brand new bag.
— Meg Lappe
Reebok CrossFit Nano 7 Sale
Save 60%If you’re looking for a way to get a head start on your 2019 resolutions (or want to feel better about yourself) a new pair of gym sneakers is just the gift you need. While your bank account might be in a sorry state thanks to holiday gifting, the best news of all is that Reebok’s top-performing sneakers are just $65 today. The CrossFit Nano 7 is a fantastic all-around gym show that shines outside of just CrossFit classes. If you’re looking for a gym sneaker to lift weights in, this supportive and breathable sneaker is for you. The Nano 7 will eat HIIT workouts for breakfast thanks to a high abrasion outsole that lets you quickly stop, pivot, jump and move in a variety of directions at a speed that might trip you up in other clunkier shoes. Pick up a pair for $60 off today. — Meg Lappe
Mountain Hardwear Ghost Whisperer Sleeping Bag
Save up to $115: It isn’t uncommon that a brand will adapt a well-received product into a full collection. This year, Patagonia did that with it’s award-winning Micro Puff Jacket, by giving it a waterproof shell and The North Face expanded its Ventrix insulation into a full collection that includes jackets, pullovers and a pair of shorts. It makes sense to transfigure a jacket into other pieces of clothing, but Mountain Hardwear went a step further this year by turning its popular Ghost Whisperer jacket into a sleeping bag.
Mountain Hardwear debuted the Ghost Whisperer in 2012. The ultralight down jacket that weighs 7.8 ounces was the product of a collaboration with Swiss mountaineer Ueli Steck, who was an advocate for the fast-and-light approach to mountaineering. Despite its lightness, the jacket is windproof and water-resistant. These same characteristics went into the Ghost Whisperer Sleeping Bag, which Mountain Hardwear released this year in 20- and 40-degree versions. The bags are stuffed with water-resistant Q.Shield 900-fill down and feature super-light Whisperer exterior fabric, cinching mummy-style hoods and specially-designed no-snag zippers.
Both are currently available at Mountain Steals at a discount — $90 off the 40-degree bag and $115 off the 20-degree bag. — Tanner Bowden
Red Wing Engineer Boots
Save up to 50%:Minnesota-based bootmaker Red Wing has been making hardwearing footwear since 1905. The range of styles it produces are distinctly American: Moc-toe work boots with non-marking outsoles for factory workers , hefty oxfords designed for the postal service, pull-on roper boots appropriate for the ranch. It also makes a range of engineer boots which are now primarily sold in the Japanese and European markets.
Originally, engineer boots were designed to protect the feet of men who fed coals into steam engines. The silhouette melded the tall pull-on style of horse riding boots with the supportive arch and sole of a work boot. A buckled ankle strap makes the style instantly recognizable. After WWII, engineer boots became a favorite of motorcycle riders across America and the style saw an increase in popularity in the ’50s and ’60s.
While engineer boots aren’t as prominent today as they once were, they’re no less rugged or functional. If you want to pick up a pair for yourself, head over to Nordstrom Rack, where a bunch of Red Wing engineer boots are half off right now. That means for as little as $160, you can add this distinctly American boot to your own wardrobe. — John Zientek
J.Crew Clothing and Accessories
Save 50%:If you’ve still got holiday shopping to do, head over to J.Crew today. When you use the code FRIDAY, you can save 50 percent on your entire purchase including things for men, women and children. It’s a great opportunity to get some bigger ticket items like cashmere, denim or suiting — but act fast, this discount is available today only. — John Zientek