- 1 Socks with a lifetime warranty
- 2 A lightweight and nimble jogging stroller
- 3 A cheap hair-styling tool
- 4 A breathable hat good for outdoor adventures
- 5 Protect your peepers
- 6 An affordable introduction to smart home living
- 7 A good deal on more memory space
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On any given day, the Internet is rife with discounts and sales. But the truth is, most of those wannabe “deals” suck. Wirecutter shares only the very best deals on the very best things—which is why our ever-searching Deals team spent a collective 44 hours sifting through more than 6,370 prospective deals this week, finding only 87 worth posting. Of those deals, some stood out above the rest. Here are the best deals we’ve found that we think are worth buying before time runs out.
Socks with a lifetime warranty
Ask any hiker: the socks you wear during a hike are just as important as your boots. If you’ve been on the hunt for truly excellent hiking socks, the Darn Tough Coolmax Micro Crew Cushion are the best ones we’ve tested. Available for both men and women, these versatile socks are breathable, form-fitted and, with underfoot padding, super comfortable. Though they’re made of durable, long-lasting material, they also come with a lifetime warranty that is just as exceptional as the socks themselves—you can send back your worn-out socks at any point and the company will replace them for free. To avoid paying for shipping, we suggest selecting curbside pickup from REI (or buying a few pairs to meet the $50 threshold, always good for campers who need a few days’ worth of socks).
Read our review of the best hiking socks.
A lightweight and nimble jogging stroller
Thule Urban Glide 2 Jogging Stroller + Sport Organizer
Deal price: $411; street price: $550
With gyms still closed in some states, you’ve likely been lacing up your sneakers and hitting the pavement far more often than you usually did. If you’ve been thinking about taking your kids along for the ride, you’ll need a versatile and high-performing jogging stroller. The Thule Urban Glide 2 is the easiest stroller to maneuver at any speed (not just a breakneck pace). It’s relatively lightweight and nimble, which makes it more convenient for everyday use than any of the competition we tested. Though we’ve seen steeper price drops in the past, this is still a great opportunity to save on our favorite jogging stroller—especially since it comes with the Sport Organizer (an easy-to-install zippered pocket and cup holder), which normally goes for $50.
Read our review of the best jogging strollers.
A cheap hair-styling tool
If the Dyson Airwrap tops your wish-list but you can’t bring yourself to spend $550 on a hairstyling tool that isn’t made of solid gold, it’s worth checking out the Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer and Volumizer. A great choice for anyone who loves salon-style blowouts and has tried to re-create the results at home, the Revlon One-Step combines the power of a blow dryer and a round brush into one easy-to-use hot-air brush. The Revlon One-Step was beloved by our reviewers, who said it works just as well as the Airwrap for a tenth of the price. Now down to the lowest price we’ve seen this year—when you clip the on-page coupon—the Revlon One-Step will give you the blowout results you’re looking for, without completely emptying your wallet.
Read our review of the Revlon One-Step.
A breathable hat good for outdoor adventures
Along with slathering on a healthy amount of sunscreen, consider wearing a protective hat during your outdoor adventures. Though the Columbia Bora Bora II Booney is perhaps not the most fashionable option available, it is a great hat made with a lightweight UPF 50 fabric that makes it comfortable to wear. The Bora Bora II’s 3-inch brim doesn’t offer as much sun protection on the lower parts of your face and neck as our top pick, but it’s extremely breathable thanks to the thick layer of mesh wrapping around the crown of the hat. Whether you’re on an arduous midday hike or just gardening out back on a sunny afternoon, this hat offers the coverage you didn’t know you needed. If you’re on the fence (and we get it—the hat is a little dorky looking), let this help you decide: Though we’ve seen the price for the Bora Bora II dip in the past, this is the steepest discount we’ve ever found for this hat.
Read our review of the best sun hats for hikers.
Protect your peepers
A good pair of sunglasses should offer protection against harmful UV rays, reduce pesky sun glare, and save your eyes from sun damage—all while ensuring you look cool as hell. The Sunski Camina Sunglasses do all that without the hefty price tag of designer sunnies (and when you use the code WIRESKI at checkout, you can snag them for even less). Affordable and stylish, these versatile cat-eye Caminas can be paired with athleisure and hiking boots just as easily as with jeans and a nice top. They’re polarized, offer UV-protection, and come with a lifetime (!) warranty. If you’d prefer a more classic looking pair of shades, the Sunski Headlands wayfarers are also on sale for $36 when you use the same code. Once a pick in our guide to the best cheap sunglasses, the Headlands were bumped from the lineup by the similarly-shaped Eyebuydirect Nevada. However, this deal makes the Headlands more cost-effective than the Nevadas, even before you factor in EyeBuyDirect’s $30 fee to add polarized lenses.
Read our review of the best cheap sunglasses.
An affordable introduction to smart home living
Google Home Mini Smart Speaker (2-Pack) + 4-Month Tidal Subscription
Deal price: $40; street price: $60
For those who are looking to create an army of smart-home assistants strategically placed around your home, this deal for a two-pack of Google Home Mini smart speakers will help fill out your ranks for less. Now down to $20 per speaker, the Home Mini is a good choice for anyone looking for a basic Google smart speaker without the frills of a larger model. Though the Home Mini doesn’t have an auxiliary output, it can be connected to other speakers via Bluetooth and will still have full Google Assistant capabilities. This particular deal comes with a four-month subscription to Tidal, a music, podcast, and video streaming service (though we suggest listening on a speaker with better audio quality, since the Home Mini isn’t the best). Just remember to cancel after the trial period if you’re not interested in continuing the service.
Read our review of the best Google Home speakers.
A good deal on more memory space
If you’re tired of constantly deleting photos and apps from your phone, tablet, or Nintendo Switch to make room for more, it’s high time you invest in a big microSD card. The 256 GB Samsung EVO is cheap, reliable, and a good choice for most people. Down to $30 as an Amazon Deal of the Day, this deal is just $1 shy of the lowest price we’ve seen. The 128 GB is also discounted to $19, but we think the best value is for the 256 GB card since it offers double the space for less than half the price. If you’re thinking of picking up this microSD card, just act fast since the deal will expire at the end of the day.
Read our review of the best microSD cards.