August has arrived,which means that we’ve officially entered the broiling, miserable, too-longdog days of summer, when it seems impossible that we ever thought that skipping work to sit in a park would be a good idea. Luckily, there are plenty of sales to both distract and remind you that autumn is coming soon, fromBackcountry’s Semiannual Saletoback-to-school salesat some of our favorite retailers. Scroll on to scope our favorite picks.
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Home and Outdoors
Camp Chef Everest Two-Burner Stove for $96 ($39 off):Backcountry’s Semiannual Sale is consistently worth checking out, with up to 50 percent off gear that almost never goes on sale.WIRED grill reviewer Scott Gilbertsongives this compact two-burner stove two thumbs up, and it almost never goes below $100.
Patagonia Men’s Insulated Jacket for $174 ($75 off):We love Patagonia’slight, versatile mid-layer, which stays warm when wet.
Smith Colette ChromaPop Sunglasses for $101 ($68 off):Smith’sChromaPop lensesmake water look especially clear and colorful.
Rumpl Original Puffy Blanket for $90 ($39 off):Rumpl’s blankets feel exactly like a sleeping bag but are much more versatile. They’re better-looking, too.
Cotopaxi Teca Windbreaker for $48 ($32 off):Cotopaxi’s light, colorful windbreakers are made of repurposed nylon and pack down into an internal chest pocket.
Fix MFG Wheelie Wrench for $24 ($6 off):The first rule of bicycling is that something will break at the absolute worst minute. This multitool is the size of a matchbox, but includes a bewildering array of hex bits, screwdrivers, and the like, including the all-necessary bottle opener.
Instant Pot Duo 6 Qt Pressure Cooker for $50 ($30 off):If you’ve never shopped with Google Express before, you can use coupon code JULY20SAVE for an additional 20 percent discount through August 4.
Mobile and Computer Accessories
Anker 10,000 mAh portable charger for $30 ($16 off) with code:Use code ANKERPD335 at checkout to get the discount on this fast, powerful, portable charger.
Western Digital Easystore Flash Drive for $15 ($25 off):This slim, compact flash drive has 128 gigabytes of storage.
Logitech G502 Tunable Gaming Mouse for $35 ($50 off):This gaming mouse has an exceptionally accurate tracking sensor and fast scroll wheel.
Alienware 34-Inch Curved Gaming Monitor + $100 Visa Gift Card for $855 ($495 off):This curved gaming monitor has Nvidia G-Sync to eliminate display lag.
Microsoft Surface Pro Type Cover for $78 ($52 off):Now that you have the accessory that turns any Surface Pro from a tablet to a laptop, you should probably geta new Surface Proas well. This is one of the only tablet keyboards that really stands out. It has laptop-level quality.
Philips Brilliance 499P9H 49-Inch SuperWide Curved Monitor for $1,000 ($300 off):This is an astounding price on an equally astounding 49-inch monitor, with dual QHD (5120×1440) resolution, built-in speakers, and a foldable webcam.
Games, Kids, and Cameras
Dragon Ball FighterZ—Nintendo Switch—for $18 ($42 off):This is a pretty spectacular discount ona beloved fighting game.
Fire Emblem: Three Houses—Nintendo Switch—for $50 ($10 off):If you’re looking for something different, you can jump onboard the Fire Emblem train with this tactical strategy game for the Switch.
20 Percent Off Skullcandy Headphones (with Student I.D.):Skullcandy earbuds are on WIRED senior writerLauren Goode’s list of travel essentialsand our list ofgreat affordable headphones.
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