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MSR Hubba Hubba NX Tent
Save $80: If any tent could be considered a modern classic, it might just be the Hubba Hubba. MSR’s experience designing tents goes way back — its first shelter debuted in 1973. It built the Hubba Hubba for lightweight backpacking but constructed it with enough space to keep even the once-in-a-while camper comfortable. That’s largely a result of an innovative single-unit pole design that stretches the interior walls wide and lifts the tent ceiling at the same time. The result is a two-person tent that is 43 cubic feet in volume, weighs just under four pounds and packs down smaller than most sleeping bags. That makes the tent light enough for multi-day treks and spacious enough for a weekend music festival.
Now through June 16, you can get this best-selling tent for $80 less than full price at Backcountry when you enter the code SMR20 at checkout. The discount applies to a handful of pieces of camping and climbing gear; you can shop the full sale here. — Tanner Bowden
L.L. Bean Father’s Day Deal
Save 20%: The bean boots are an iconic style that L.L. Bean just keeps pumping out of Brunswick, Maine. While they’re not the prettiest boots we’ve seen, the bean boot is a staple in every dad’s wardrobe. Save 20 percent on all men’s clothing and footwear now through Sunday. If you haven’t started shopping for Father’s Day, now seems like a good time to do so. Be sure to use code FORDAD at checkout. — Meg Lappe
Alternative Apparel Heavyweight T-Shirt
Save 69%: A quality t-shirt is never a bad investment. Chances are, you’ll wear it more than many other items in your closet. If you’re looking for a good option, Alternative Apparel makes a heavyweight pocket tee that is both soft and durable. Available in black, navy and vintage coal colorways, it’s now 60 percent off at Nordstrom Rack — that means you’ll only pay $15 for this understated wardrobe staple. — John Zientek
Nike Exercise Sneakers
Save 20%: Lost in the hubbub of new releases and colorway updates is a simple truth: athletic footwear of the year past (or in some cases just a few months ago) is not completely worthless immediately upon a newer model’s release.
For those who follow value before hype, there’s this summer sneaker sale from Nike. Some of our staff’s favorite sport sneakers that were already on sale are now even more so – think the Metcon 4, Pegasus 34, Zoom Flyknit Racer, among others.
On sale models and colorways that qualify are 20 percent cheaper with code 20SUMMER applied on the cart page. — Will Price
Cheap Patio Furniture
Save Up to 70%: Yes, even in the realm of outdoor furniture and gear, high design has its place – but for the new homeowner or renter, the budget reservoir tends to be on the dryer side once it comes time to outfit the backyard.
Enter, Wayfair’s Summer Outdoor Sale: the sale for the budget-absent owner of a new backyard. Questionable quality, high affordability and acceptable looks combine in a whirlwind of perfectly mediocre outdoor products – a functional porch lamp, a 5-seater sofa that isn’t completely atrocious, an entry-level smoker, a chaise to get a tan on and so, so much more.
The sale encompasses cheap outdoor furniture, grills and accompanying accessories, sheds, waterproof cushions, firepits and even hot tubs, all up to 70 percent off. — Will Price
Clarks Desert Boots
Save $40: Few shoes have the kind of pedigree assigned to the Clarks Desert Boot — a simple suede chukka inspired by the crepe-soled boots worn by British officers in World War II. Right now, you can score a pair in taupe suede for 30 percent off the normal asking price. — Jack Seemer
Indochino Suits on Sale
Save up to 60%: Purchasing a made-to-measure suit is a great way to get that “custom” look without shelling out for a fully bespoke item – you simply choose an available style, enter in your own measurements and order. These days, you don’t even have to visit a physical retailer to get this experience, as many brands allow you to enter your measurements online, and several weeks later, the suit shows up at your doorstep.
Indochino is currently offering up to 60% off their made-to-measure suiting in a multitude of colors, materials and styles – there’s merino, mohair, linen and even a two-piece, teal corduroy option for that one friend whom you feel obliged to invite to the wedding because you’ve known him since kindergarten but whom you’d prefer would generally disassociate himself from you when in public. Customizable options include the number of vents on the jacket, the number of buttons, the lapel type, whether there are pleats on the pants and more. With something for everyone and at these prices, a custom-cut suit is clearly a no-brainer. — Oren Hartov
Bowflex SelectTech 552 Adjustable Dumbbells
Save $49: Remember that New Year’s resolution you made to finally stick to a regular a workout regimen in 2018? That was more than six months ago, but if you’ve since neglected your self-created duties don’t worry, there’s still time. And if you’ve let an unused gym membership expire (or never purchased one in the first place), there’s Bowflex’s SelectTech 552 Adjustable Dumbbells.
The home-friendly dumbbells pare down an entire rack’s worth of weights into one set of equipment that can be used for a range of exercises. Each SelectTech Dumbbell can adjust from 5 to 50.5 pounds in increments of 2.5 up to the first 25 with a marked, rotating dial. The weights also come with Bowflex’s free app, which provides a workout guide and trainer-created workout programs.
Storage is the big pro here, but so is affordability — the dumbbells usually cost $299 but are currently marked down to $250. It’s like having your cake and eating it too (metaphorically, that is — you’re trying to get fit). — Tanner Bowden
Converse Chuck Taylor ’70 Low Top Sneakers
Save 20%: The low top canvas sneaker is a fully canonized summer wardrobe staple. Lightweight, breathable and casual, it’s a solid and affordable choice for any guy, no matter profession or personal style. If you’re looking to pick up a new pair, East Dane is now offering 20 percent off Chuck Taylor ’70 low top sneakers from Converse. Available in Field Surplus, True Navy and Dark Burgundy colorways, these summer kicks cost $64. Get them while you can. — John Zientek
Save Up To $180: A fresh new season of riding is upon us, so what better time to shop around for brand-new gear? Right now, over on Revzilla, Scorpion Helmets is having a closeout sale with some prices dropping up to 48 percent. Save $180 on the EXO-R2000 and EXO-R710 sport helmets and $70 on the VX-R70 for when your scrambler beckons you for an off-road excursion. — Bryan Campbell
Canon IS Binocular III
Save $241: The world of image-stabilizing (IS) binoculars is a multi-faceted one, full of nerdy niches and a need for technical excellence. Any activity that requires one to see something that’s moving, and is at a distance, falls into this surprisingly broad category — bird watching, aircraft spotting and hunting chief among them.
Canon’s third go at an image-stabilizing binocular is easily its best — the III is compact, packs plenty of zoom (12×36) and remarkably clear and bright throughout the viewing area. Unlike many more expensive IS-capable binoculars, the Canon III’s IS is manually activated via a small button on the crown of the product. Press the button once you’ve got your target scoped in and, using the same technology in its EF lenses, immediately identifies the target and clears the view.
Having owned the binoculars, their size, ease of use and relative affordability (IS binoculars can easily reach absurd prices) make for a rock solid long-time buy. One word of caution — the rubber coating around the eyes of the binoculars can begin to degrade a bit if left out in extreme heat, so it’s best stowed away when not in use, or capped at the very least.
The Canon IS 12×36 III, which usually retail for $850, are at an all-time low price on Amazon of $608 right now. — Will Price
Herschel Novel Duffle
Save 30%: 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. — Gear Patrol
Save 20%: In anticipation of Father’s Day, Timex is having a big sale on a vast selection of its inventory. Nearly 200 watches can be had for an additional 20 percent off when you use the code DAD20 at checkout, making some of our favorites affordable watches all the more affordable. Naturally, they’d make a great last-minute gift for father’s day, and hell, since they’re so accessibly priced why not pick one up for yourself? — Andrew Connor
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
Stanley’s Classic Vacuum Bottle
Save 50%: This classic un-bust-able 1.1 quart vacuum bottle from Stanley has been a manly must-have since it hit the market many moons ago. And that’s for good reason — it keeps your stuff hot or cold for a full 24 hours, it’s blessedly leak-proof, it can handle some abuse and it’s always going to look damn good doing it. Plus it holds way more than one cup of coffee, meaning you can pour a bit at a time and keep the rest of it piping hot all day long.
Your grandad definitely had one, your dad probably has one, and if you count hot coffee among your daily survival necessities (we sure do) you need one too. — Andy Frakes
Everlane Pay What You Wish Sale
Save 30%: Everlane, the brand known for producing beautiful pieces set to last for life in total transparency. Everlane is running a “Choose What You Pay” sale, where you pick the item you want and then select if you want 5-percent, 15-percent or 25-percent off. While we can’t quite understand why someone would opt to pay $15 for a tee, when you can choose to pay $12, but Everlane certainly has more faith in its customers than we do in ourselves. To help you take full advantage of the sale, we pulled together a few of our favorites. — Meg Lappe
Bilt Explorer Dry Bag
Save 58%: Adventure motorcycle rides, if done right, will see every obstacle and element of nature thrown at you. You might keep the gear you need readily available in your tank bag or panniers, but as far as clothes, underwear, socks, all the things you’ll dig for at the end of the day, you want them safe, secluded and dry during the ride.
For that, a roll-top dry bag like the BiLT Explorer is crucial on any ride that has a chance of not being 100 percent sunny and dirt-free. Today, on Cycle Gear, you can get the 39-liter BiLT Explorer Dry Bag for 58 percent off, save $70 and have the piece of mind when you head out on your next two-wheeled off-road excursion. — Bryan Campbell
Rev’It Turini Riding Shoes
Save 30%: High tops like the Turinis are casual enough to wear on days even when you don’t throw a leg over your bike, but you can count on them if things go south and you go down out on a ride. More than that, like some of the best-designed pieces of gear, when you get wherever you are going, they blend in and don’t announce to the whole room you just got off a bike.
Rev’It Turini Riding Shoes usually sell for $230, but today, on Revzilla you can get a pair for $160. Being European-based, Rev’It does make the shoe in Euro sizes, but fits true to size, just make sure to check the sizing chart and purchase appropriately. — Bryan Campbell
Anova Bluetooth Sous-Vide Circulator
Save 31%: Sous-vide circulators have quickly become stalwarts in the modern home kitchen thanks to their relatively simple operation and consistent results — there really isn’t a better way to get a perfectly medium-rare steak at home. So, if you still have yet to hop aboard the express sous-vide train barreling towards Flavorville, consider snatching up this Anova Bluetooth circulator, marked down to just $103 on Amazon right now — 31 percent off its retail price. What’s more, if you want to upgrade to the Wi-Fi-equipped model, that’ll only cost you an extra $26. — Andrew Connor
Save 45% Off Orient Watches For Father’s Day: Orient, maker of affordable mechanical and automatic dress and sport watches (including several that showed up in our 30 Best Watches Under $1,000) is offering 45% off site-wide in honor of Father’s Day in addition to free domestic shipping. If you’re in need of that last-minute Father’s Day gift (or if your dad has been wearing the same beat-to-shit quartz watch for the past 25 years and you’re finally looking for your chance to get him back on the mechanical watch bandwagon), this is your chance! Orient has been developing and manufacturing their own movements since their establishment in 1950, and there are very few opportunities to get into a watch with an in-house movement at these price points. — Oren Hartov
Vans Classic Slip-On 98 DX
Save 28%: Vans slip-ons are quintessential summer shoes: they have a simple easy-on-easy-off style, they’re lightweight, they’re affordable. What’s more, they look just as good after a season of wear as they do out of the box. If you’re in need of a solid casual sneaker for the warmer months, head over to Need Supply. They’re offering 28 percent off the Classic Slip-On 98 DX in both blue and burgundy colorways — that’s $21 saved. — John Zientek
Havaianas Top Max Flip Flops
Save 50%: No matter your gym routine, you should always have a basic pair of flip flops in your bag to wear in the locker room after your workout. While there are countless options available, the simple and affordable Top Max flip flops from Havaianas are hard to beat. Available in both black and blue colorways, they are now 50 percent off at Nordstrom Rack and cost just $12. — John Zientek
The James Brand County Pocket Knife
Save 20%: It’s Friday, so I’ll cut right to the chase (and the egregious pun) — one of The James Brand’s mainstay pocket knives is currently on sale for 20 percent off. It isn’t a massive discount, but still noteworthy given that these knives rarely go on sale. Enter the code SMR20 at checkout to apply the discount.
We’re big fans of The James Brand and its gorgeously-minimal pocket knives. The County is a modern folder that draws inspiration from heritage jackknives, and it’s the only knife in the brand’s collection that can be ordered with a wooden handle (other handle options include titanium and G10 composite).
The County’s 2.5-inch straight-edge blade is Sandvik 12C27 stainless steel, and it’s implemented into the handle as a non-locking slipjoint, so it’s easy-open, easy-close. The knife doesn’t have a pocket clip — there’s a lanyard hole instead — so its profile is left clean and uncluttered. All these details make the County appropriately old-timey with a hint of the contemporary, which combined make it timeless; it’s the type of knife you’d use for years and pass down to a future generation.
If your collection of folders is already brimming, check out the fixed-blade Eggen Knife by Helle. It’s also on sale at Backcountry and shares many of the County’s aesthetic qualities, including a wooden handle made of curly birch. Again, use the code SMR20 at checkout to apply the discount. — Tanner Bowden
John Varvatos Collection Sunglasses
Save up to 84%: If you want a well-made pair of shades for a steal, head over to Nordstrom Rack now. You can save up to 83 percent on Italian-made sunglasses from John Varvatos Collection, and prices start at just $50 for a range of tasteful styles. So if you see something you like, don’t wait — these frames won’t be around long — John Zientek
Rocky Mountain Underground BRFCS Travel Bag
Save 20%: Rocky Mountain Underground, or RMU for short, is a ski company, but its new BRFCS is a contender in the realm of adventure travel bags. The BRFCS — fill in the vowels for pronunciation — is the Colorado brand’s second foray into outdoor and travel bags and builds on the success of its Core Pack, an all-purpose backcountry adventure backpack.
The BRFCS is a carry-on compatible bag with a 35-liter base capacity that expands to 50 liters. RMU outfitted its interior with compartmentalized storage for clothing, (there’s enough room for ski boots), and smaller zip pockets for necessities and essentials. There’s also a false bottom for discreet carry. Additionally, the BRFCS features a padded laptop sleeve and a removable compression strap with hardware that doubles as a bottle opener. It can be carried like its namesake, with backpack straps and a stow-away hipbelt or as a shoulder bag.
The BRFCS was first announced last month but Huckberry has already marked it down by 20 percent. If you’re in need of an all-in-one, rugged and organized travel bag ahead of a summer vacation this is definitely one to consider. — Tanner Bowden
Adidas BW Army Trainers
Save up to 34%: If you’re looking for a solid sneaker for the warmer months, consider the Adidas replica of the German army trainer. Available in both white and blue colorways, the style was first worn in the ‘70s by German troops. It features a smooth leather upper with suede overlays, a gum rubber outsole and embossed tongue. Normally $105, the sneaker is up to 34 percent off at End, and prices start $69. — John Zientek
Q Acoustics Concept 20 Bookshelf Speakers
Save $75: The Concept 20s ($500) by Q Acoustics are some of the best bookshelf speakers out there. We reviewed them last year, actually integrating them in a Sonos system via a Connect:AMP, and they were brilliant — a big step up from a pair of Sonos Play:1 speakers (now $149/ea). And now, for Father’s Day, these normally $500 analog bookshelf speakers are only $425 on the company’s website. — Tucker Bowe