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Hickey Freeman Classic Fit Suits
Save 61%: Founded in 1899 by Jacob Freeman and Jeremiah Hickey, Hickey Freeman specializes in high-quality American-made suiting. With a garment factory in Rochester, New York, the brand produces a range of ready-made suits and also offers a made-to-measure program. Its classic two-button suit features a notch collar, two flap welt pocket, a chest welt pocket and a back vent. The matching pants have a single pleat, two front slant pocket and back besom pockets. Available in both blue and black, the fabric is a blend of 95 percent wool and 5 percent silk. Normally $1,995, it’s now 61 percent off and costs just $780 — that’s a steal for an American-made suit of this quality. — John Zientek
Herschel Supply Co. Novel Duffle
Save 31%: At its $85 MSRP, Herschel Supply Co.’s Novel Duffle is already one of the most accessibly-priced weekenders out there, but you can get it right now in “Raven Crosshatch” for just $59 on Amazon. The bag can pack up to 42.5 liters worth of your clothing and gear and has a separate shoe compartment on the side, keeping those nasty soles (and whatever sidewalk grime they’re harboring) away from your freshly pressed clothes. You’d be hard-pressed to find a better weekend bag at this price. — Andrew Connor
Essential Summer Sneakers
Save 20%: Just in time for warmer weather, Need Supply is offering 20 percent off a range sneakers appropriate for summer. Look for classic styles from brands like Vans, Adidas and Reebok, among others. With prices starting at just $48, it’d be completely reasonable to stock up on a couple pairs. — John Zientek
Clarks Clarkdale Flow Loafers
Save 30%: While sneakers are great for many casual summer functions, it’s important to have something that’s appropriate for professional settings as well. Clarks makes a great suede loafer that fits the bill called the Clarkdale Flow. The refined design features a stacked leather heel, slim profile and stitched toe. Including a padded insole and crepe outsole, these loafers are as comfortable as they are stylish, and now at East Dane, they’re 30 percent off and cost just $112. — John Zientek
Herman Miller Sale
Save 15%: It’s difficult not to overuse the words “classic” and “iconic” when describing the products under Herman Miller’s design footprint. If you’re unfamiliar with the brand, it is perhaps the most famous producer of mid-century modern furniture ever. Purveyors of Charles and Ray Eames’s iconic lounge chair, molded plastic chair and charming Hang-it-All coat rack, as well as Isamu Noguchi’s ubiquitous coffee table and the beautiful, intuitive Line console. Perhaps more impressive than its distant past is the brand’s sustained run of performance — its office chairs are considered the best by everyone except, maybe, the competition).
Our “Editor’s Choice” Best Down Jacket Is Currently 25% Off
Save 45%: By most accounts, the Arc’teryx Thorium AR looks like your standard down jacket. But underneath an unassuming exterior lies a technically advanced jacket built specifically with versatility in mind. The “AR” at the end of the jacket’s name signifies “All Round,” meaning that Arc’teryx designed the jacket to function well across a number of different activities. One of the most interesting features of the Thorium AR is the combination of down and synthetic fill. In most cases, down and synthetic insulations are as separate as church and state. In the case of the Thorium AR Hoody however, they work together to strategically provide warmth and breathability where you need it most. These features secured the Thorium AR the “Editor’s Choice” spot on our list of the best down jackets of 2018. — AJ Powell
The 7 Best Daypacks You Can Buy on Sale Now
Save up to 50%: The daypack is second only to boots in essential hiking gear. Here are seven of our favorites that are all currently on sale for as much as 50 percent off. — Tanner Bowden
Instant Pot Ultra
The cooking multitool that launched a thousand big brand knockoffs sits comfortably on its throne. Though some of the appliances it claims to replace are, well, suspect (is an “egg cooker” not just a pan?), there’s no denying you’ll be able to purge at least one cabinet of cumbersome kitchen appliances after buying. Everyone is using the Instant Pot, and we’ve only begun to scratch the surface (40-day black garlic in six hours, folks). Apart from the bevy of stuff you’ll get to finally toss out, you get, among many, many other functions, a machine that’s capable of slow-cooking lamb shank to delicious perfection and boil an egg faster than your stove can (8 minutes!).
The Instant Pot Ultra, the brand’s newest and most functionally versatile model, is on sale now at its lowest price ever. — Will Price
Save $50+: Garmin is known for its spot-on GPS tracking — most notably for its Forerunner series, as well as its Fenix series. The brand also makes budget friendly trackers that monitor any exercise you want to test. On JackRabbit today, you can save $50 to $200 off these reliable and durable watches. — Meg Lappe
Alternative Apparel Franchise Zip-Up Hoodie
Save 58%: When I was living on the West Coast, one of my close friends was a religious devotee of Alternative Apparel hoodies. I never really understood it until the brand opened its boutique in the Hayes Valley neighborhood of San Francisco. My friend was stocking up on some new zip hoodies, so I decided to tag along and see what the fervor was about.
The hoodie designs are dead simple. They feature a one-way zipper, front hand pockets, raglan sleeves and a tonal drawstring. But the fabric is what makes these hoodies special. It’s a cotton-poly French terry that is ridiculously soft. Alternative Apparel even claims the material is resistant to pilling.
Though I didn’t pick up a hoodie that day, I couldn’t stop thinking about how good the fabric felt. So when I got my next paycheck, I picked one up for myself and it quickly became my go-to layer for lazy weekend mornings, casual afternoons and chilly evenings on the beach. If you want to try one of these hoodies out for yourself, you don’t have to wait until you get paid because Nordstrom Rack is having a great sale — you can pick one up for just $23. — John Zientek
Patagonia Nano Puff Jacket
Save $70: The Nano Puff Jacket runs typically for $199, but right now you can score one for 35 percent off in last season’s colors at Backcountry. 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
Classic Bell Helmet Sale
Save up to 28%: Today, on Revzilla, you can get classic and vintage inspired Bell Helmets for up to 28% off and save around $100. — Bryan Campbell
Lodge Cast-Iron Dutch Oven
Save $26: Beyond a chef’s knife, and maybe your trusty cast-iron skillet, a Dutch oven is the most important (read: versatile) tool in the kitchen. Any chef worth their salt will recommend one of two French brands – Staub or Le Creuset – but this 5.5-quart, budget-friendly version from Lodge is just $34 right now. It may not look as pretty on your stovetop. But it cooks chili just fine. — Jack Seemer
Eddie Bauer Stowaway Packable 20L
Save 50%: This Eddie Bauer Stowaway Packable 20L wasn’t exactly a bank-breaker to start with, but now it’s half off at only $15. The lightweight ripstop polyester is perfect for taking the punishment of day hikes, travel and commutes, all while ridding your conscience of any guilt if it gets too beat up. Because, again, it’s just $15 — get two. — Bryan Campbell
Char-Griller Kamado Grill
Save $45: Due to reasons unknown to me, the Big Green Egg has utterly dominated the kamado grilling space since its popularity explosion in the early aughts. For the uninitiated, a kamado grill as we know them stateside is a very heavy egg-shaped outdoor grill that performs like an oven, smoker and high-temp grill rolled into one. The oval design allows heat to rise from its source at the base and flow up through the grates to your food, then up to the roof of the dome, where it’s promptly ushered back down the walls, into the base, to repeat the process again and again. These types of grills are traditionally made of insulating, but fragile ceramics; this is where Char-Griller’s Akorn kamado differentiates itself. The Akorn opts for three layers of 22-gauge steel with a porcelain-coated interior and powder-coated exterior. The result is a kamado that’s significantly lighter, significantly more affordable and, for most grillers (myself included), and unnoticeably different cooking experience. Char-Griller also throws in cast-iron grates (this should be more commonplace than it is) and a removable heating rack, both of which do not come standard with a Big Green Egg, which already runs almost $600 more than the Akorn.
Char-Griller’s affordable Akorn kamado is $45 more frugal today on Amazon. — Will Price
Sonos Play:1 Speaker
Save $50:The Sonos Play:1 speaker remains a terrific entry-level speaker for the home. It touts the same audio abilities as the new Sonos One, just without Alexa voice commands (which could be a good or bad thing depending on how you plan on using the speaker). The Play:1 speaker usually costs $199, but you can buy a brand new one on eBay right now for $149. If you missed the super sales during the holiday period, this is great chance to snag a discounted Sonos speaker.
Plantronics Voyager 8200 UCs
Save $38: The Plantronics Voyager 8200 UCs are active noise-canceling headphones designed for office settings. You can read our full review of the headphones here, but in a nutshell, they have a four-mic array so phone calls are crystal clear; they can sync via Bluetooth to multiple devices at the same time, say your phone and computer; and they’re Skype for Business certified. If you’re looking for more professional ANC headphones (in abilities, not in looks) than Bose’s or Sony’s offerings, these Plantronics are a great choice. And now you can pick them up for a few bucks off on Amazon today.
Save 40%: Some of Asics’ best selling sneakers are on sale today. Grab a pair of the GEL-Nimbus 19, down from $160 to just $99 or the Gel-Kayano 24, down to $120 from $160. Your joints will thank you. — Meg Lappe |
Save up to 28%: Dyson needs no introduction; for years its highly-technical, highly-effective vacuums have been the gold standard for de-nastifying your home’s various surfaces. As such, that means a lofty price tag, but every so often Amazon offers some reasonable discounts making these vaunted vacs more accessible. As it so happens, you can get solid savings on three Dysons: both the V6 and V7 variants of the hair-sucking cordless Animal Vacuum (the former is refurbished) and the feature-packed Big Ball Canister. — Andrew Connor
Triumph Quilted Barbour Jacket
Save 40%: When two storied brands get together to make a product, it’s not always guaranteed it’ll be worth throwing down the extra cash for the special collaboration. But when those two brands are British icons Triumph Motorcycles and Barbour, that’s not the case. What’s more is today, you can get their collaborative waxed cotton jacket for 40% off and save $200 in the process. The motorcycle jacket is TriTex waterproof, windproof and comes with removable CE certified D3O protectors at the elbows, shoulders and back, so you know it’s a legitimate motorcycle jacket and not just a vintage-inspired fashion statement. — Bryan Campbell
J.Crew Factory Sale
Save 50%+: Let’s get straight to the point — J.Crew Factory, the familiar designer’s online outlet, is currently offering 50 percent off on new styles for summer. It’s a suitable opportunity to refresh your work week look with linen shirts and seersucker stripes and prep for warm weather weekends with aloha prints and solid polos. But J.Crew’s sale offers much more than that, and right now you can use the code MOREPLZ at checkout for an additional 20-40 percent off the already-discounted price when you buy more than one item. — Tanner Bowden
Save 30%: Since 1936, aviator sunglasses have protected the eyes of pilots across the world. The original Bausch and Lomb model was branded ‘Ray-Ban’ upon release to the public, and over the later half of the 20th century, it became a staple style for civilians. The design hasn’t changed that much and features convex tear-drop lenses and thin metal frames. Now at Nordstrom Rack, you can save 30 percent on a pair of classic Ray-Ban aviators. Available with both tortoiseshell and black temple tips, this iconic style is now only $105. — John Zientek
Poppin Peak Desk Riser
Save $100: Whether at your cozy home office or at work, remaining seated for hours on end is no bueno. But, frankly, no one wants a purely stand-up desk. Despite what the internet may tell you, you are allowed to sit down at a desk now and then.
That’s where Poppin’s Peak adjustable height desk riser comes in. When in its lowered position, the contraption is just a monitor and keyboard stand — but pull a lever and lift to one of twelve different heights (a quiet thank you from my fellow short folk). The Peak desk lifter comes in small and medium sizes (get medium if you have two monitors), white and black colors, holds north of 30 pounds and lets off an industrious “I get shit done” vibe. It’s also $100 cheaper right now (with free shipping). — Will Price
Save 20%: In 1964, SeaVees launched its first lifestyle shoe — way before the Nike Cortez and Adidas NMDs took over your Instagram feed. While today we wouldn’t even flinch to think about wearing sneakers every day, in the 60s, it just wasn’t the norm. With retro-like vibes, the Legend sneaker from SeaVees worked then, as it does now, for everything from beach trips to laid-back summer Fridays. A variety of colors and styles are on sale right now for 20 percent off, just in time for the summer. — Meg Lappe