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Caputo & Co. O-Ring Belt
Save 39%: The most versatile casual leather belts are unadorned and durable. Their strength is in their simplicity, and they pair well most things in your closet. Caputo and Co. offers a good version cut from supple brown leather. Made in the USA, this belt features a brass O-ring adjustment and is available in sizes 30, 32, 34 and 36. And now at Need Supply, it’s on sale for $64 — that’s 39 percent off. — John Zientek
5 Things We’d Buy from This Awesome Camping Sale
Save 20%: Backcountry is running a timely sale on new camping gear, just in time for summer. Here are the five things that we’d buy. — Tanner Bowden
Zappos Sneaker Sale
Save up to $50: We test a lot of sneakers here at HQ (perks of the gig), so it’s logical that nothing makes us happier than when we can share those sneakers with you, especially when they’re all on sale. Many of the top-performing shoes found in our Best New Running Shoes of 2018 are on sale now at Zappos, and if not the exact model, likely the previous version of each sneaker is. I pulled out a few of my recent favorite running picks; all marked down. — Meg Lappe
Save up to 49%: It’s no secret Toms makes comfortable laid-back shoes that are perfect for the warmer months. As opposed to previous years when the brand just iterated on one style, Toms now offers a varied range of casual kicks for summer. Its classic slip-on style is available in various colors and patterns. The lineup also includes lightweight shoes and espadrilles in numerous colorways. For those wanting something more traditional, Toms even has a leather huarache sandal. If you’re interesting in getting a pair for yourself, Nordstrom Rack is currently offering up to 49 percent off an array of Toms shoes, and prices start at just $30. — John Zientek
Save 24%: The hatchet is the neglected sibling of the survival knife. Once considered essential, it often gets left behind in our current lightweight-or-nothing world. But it shouldn’t be — a solid hatchet can be indispensable. Break trail with it, chop firewood and kindling with it, hammer tent stakes with it. Hell, pack one for the pure enjoyment of sinking it into the side of a tree from 20 yards (and then bet your buddy he can’t repeat the effort).
The point is, hatchets aren’t just for firefighters and professional outdoorsmen, and even the casual user deserves one made with quality in mind. Barebones’ hatchet is made in a full-tang construction with a high-carbon steel head and a hickory handle, so it’ll take on any task effortlessly. It also comes with a waxed canvas and leather sheath that protects from accidental piercing and the whole thing weighs a scant 3.75 pounds — so why wouldn’t you pack it with you when you step into the wild?
Right now, this bad boy is 24 percent off at Huckberry. If you’ve been on the fence about adding a hatchet to your kit, now’s a good time to hop off. — Tanner Bowden