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35 Best Memorial Day Sales and Deals: Pizza Ovens, Recycled Bags, and More

35 Best Memorial Day Sales and Deals: Pizza Ovens, Recycled Bags, and More

As with many other sales events, Memorial Day weekend deals can be confusing. It seems like every store on the internet is offering some sort of promotion. Not all that glitters is discounted, but we’re here to help. Below you’ll find the best Memorial Day deals and sales on reviewer-approved gadgets and gear. 

Be sure to check out our other Memorial Day sale stories for curated category highlights. We’ve got dedicated roundups for the best outdoor deals, best mattress deals, best tech deals, and best home and kitchen deals. Happy shopping!

Updated May 29, 2023: We’ve removed dead deals and updated pricing throughout.

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Tech and Accessory Deals

Twelve South StayGo Mini USBC Hub

Twelve South StayGo Mini. 

Photograph: Twelve South

This is one of our favorite MacBook accessories and favorite iPad accessories. It’s a great multi-port hub that will add a USB-A port, a headphone jack, an HDMI output, and another USB-C port for passthrough charging. It’s also compact enough that you can take it along easily. This deal is part of a larger 20 percent off promotion at Twelve South. Find more recommendations from the brand in our guides to the best laptop stands and best wireless chargers. 

The Insta360 One RS (8/10, WIRED Recommends) is our top choice for a do-it-all action camera. It’s great as an action camera and as a 360 camera, and it even supports interchangeable lenses, with three distinct modules you can mix and match. 

This is a solid 3-in-1 wireless charger, and it becomes more affordable with the coupon code. It’ll simultaneously top off your compatible iPhone, Apple Watch, and AirPods. You can even pop the Apple Watch charger off to have a portable method for recharging your smartwatch. Just keep in mind that you need to supply your own 20W wall adapter. Here’s one we like. 

The rounded fourth-generation Amazon Echo (8/10, WIRED Recommends) packs big, balanced sound for its price, along with all of the Alexa features you know and love. It can also double as a smart home hub.

The Google Nest Hub Max (8/10, WIRED Recommends) is our favorite all-around smart display for a reason. For several reasons, actually, including a 10-inch touchscreen, pretty good speakers, and a camera you can use for Zoom calls. The price of the darker charcoal model has jumped back up but the lighter chalk color is still available for $190.

Fitness and Outdoors Deals

Solo Stove Pi Oven

Solo Stove Pi.

Photograph: Solo Stove

The Solo Stove Pi (8/10, WIRED Recommends) is the very best pizza oven for most people. It goes on sale frequently for deal holidays like Memorial Day, but this price beats previous discounts we’ve tracked. Despite the Pi’s roomy cooking surface, the overall footprint is compact. The wood fuel heats up quickly too. This deal is part of a larger promotion for up to 45 percent off at Solo Stove. There’s also a promotion offering a free Mesa with the purchase of a fire pit bundle using code FREEMESA. 

We really like this portable grill from Biolite. It doubles as a campfire and triples as a power bank that can top off your devices while you’re making grub or getting warm. You can control the flames manually or via the companion smartphone app. The whole gadget packs down into a relatively compact package when you’re done. This is part of the larger Biolite Memorial Day sale, which offers up to 25 percent off. 

The Jabra Elite 7 Active are our top pick for workout earbuds. Jabra scanned thousands of ears to come up with a design that stays snug no matter what type of ears you have, and the work paid off. Not only do they stay put on outdoor excursions, but they sound great and even get eight full hours of battery life.

Just in time for grilling season! The Thermapen One takes a split second to read temperatures, so you can pop the oven or grill lid open and shut without losing too much heat. (The fast readings also mean your baby won’t have to wait too long for a bath, which is my favorite use of a digital thermometer).

This pricing is valid on styles for men and women. We generally like Pearl Izumi’s bicycling products. The brand is featured in our guides to the best winter commute gear and the best bikepacking gear. These shorts offer some comfort and padding while wicking away moisture to prevent chafing. The price dropped again this weekend and it’s now even better than before.

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SwiftWick Pursuit Running Socks. 

Photograph: Swiftwick 

When it comes to thin running socks, this style is hard to beat. They’re breathable and lightweight without being too slippery, and they work well for a wide range of activities—especially in hot weather. The deal is part of a larger 20 percent off promotion at SwiftWick. 

Gaming and Home Deals

Nanoleaf lines on wall illuminating game room

Nanoleaf Lines. 

Photograph: Nanoleaf

NanoLeaf Lines (8/10, WIRED Recommends) used to be our favorite smart lighting for gamers. These panels have since been replaced, but we still think they’re a respectable pick. This 15 percent off promotion also applies to Nanoleaf Shapes, which are our favorite lighting panels (though we’ve seen them drop lower in price before). Nanoleaf smart lights can be configured in all sorts of designs. You can set the lighting yourself or let it react to ambient noise—perfect for a house party this summer. 

AllClad Essential Frying Pan

All-Clad D5 Essentials Pan. 

Photograph: All-Clad

This sale has its own dedicated story! It comes around a few times per year and remains our favorite way to save on All-Clad’s amazing (and expensive) kitchen goods. If you can deal with damaged packaging or cosmetic flaws, you can save a ton of cash on a wide range of pots, pans, and other kitchen essentials. Many products also include a lifetime warranty. 

The SimpliSafe Essentials Package (9/10, WIRED Recommends) is a wonderful home security system. It’s reliable and super easy to set up. This deal includes a free month-long trial of 24/7 Interactive Monitoring, so you’ll want to either set a reminder to cancel your membership or forgo the free trial and pay $13 more. 

No robot vacuum is perfect, but the Roborock Q5+ (9/10, WIRED Recommends) comes pretty darn close. It’s simple to use, can map multiple rooms and floors around your entire home, and lets you designate certain floor types for each of those rooms. Check out our guide to the best robot vacuums for more options. 

Health, Apparel, and Furniture Deals

Helix Midnight Luxe mattress on yellow backdrop

Helix Midnight Luxe Hybrid Mattress. 

Photograph: Helix

This deal is $20 less than last Memorial Day and matches the sale price we saw on Presidents’ Day. The Helix Midnight Luxe is very expensive, but it has reigned supreme in our mattress guide since we started testing in 2019. It has a plush cushion top but a medium-firm feel, so you should be comfortable in most sleeping positions. This deal also includes two pillows. Our dedicated roundup of the best memorial day mattress sales has additional picks. 

This couch has an unfortunate name, but it’s still one of our favorites. It’s comfortable and modular. You can swap pieces in or out as needed, and there’s even an upgrade that adds surround sound and wireless charging. This deal is part of a larger 25 percent off sale at Lovesac. 

All Tushy bidets are 25 percent off through May 30. We found the Tushy Classic 3.0 to be affordable and simple to install, even if it doesn’t offer warmed water. Pair it with the Tushy Ottoman for maximum comfort. 

Cloud Paper offers sustainable tree-free bamboo toilet paper and paper towel subscriptions. It’s featured in our list of the best sustainable cleaning supplies. The packaging is plastic-free, delivery is carbon-neutral, and the paper products work just as well as their less environmentally friendly counterparts. 

Proof makes some of our favorite menstrual underwear. You can save 20 percent on three pairs, 25 percent on five pairs, and 30 percent on seven pairs. There are different styles on sale each day as well. Each pair of underwear can hold up to five tampons’ worth of fluid. Period undies can make monthly cycles a whole lot more comfortable. 

Tentree Parka on yellow backdrop

TenTree Daily Parka. 

Photograph: Tentree

It may not be quite in season yet, but this price is the best we’ve tracked for TenTree’s Daily Parka. We included it in our list of the best clothing made from recycled materials. It’s warm, comfortable, and features plenty of pockets. This sale is part of a sitewide promotion that takes up to 50 percent off. 

Girlfriend Collective is also featured in our recycled clothing roundup. We quite like the brand’s Compressive Hi-Rise Leggings ($78), which are made of 25 plastic bottles and are 79 percent recycled polyester. Pair them with the coordinating Paloma Racerback Bra ($48) and your total should be around $100 instead of $126. 

When it comes to airflow, this is our favorite office chair. It has a mesh back and seat, so no matter how sweaty you get during the hours you spend at your desk, your butt won’t get swampy. The chair also allows for minute adjustments to the arm rests, back, and seat so you can find your perfect fit. Your purchase includes a free Elemax Cooling, Heating, and Massage Unit. We haven’t tested it, but a freebie’s a freebie. 

An honorable mention in our guide to the best office chairs, the Mavix M7 is comfortable and supportive. It has solid airflow and locking wheels, and the sturdy construction makes it feel more luxurious than the price tag would imply. Just keep in mind that if you’re like my 5’1″ self, you’ll want to contact customer service for a shorter cylinder. Like the chair above, which is owned by the same company, this purchase includes a free Elemax Cooling, Heating, and Massage Unit. We haven’t tested it, but it’s valued at $129. 

Zappos is an Amazon-owned store that sells shoes, clothes, and accessories, all with free shipping. Brands range from fashionable (like Steve Madden) to functional (like Hoka) and everywhere in between. This sale is massive and varied, but if you’re in the market for some new duds, it’s worth browsing the selection. (It may take a second, since there are over 7,000 items.) One standout is the Prana Luxara Dress for $89 ($31 off). It’s one of our favorite gifts for moms. Check out the rest of the sale here. 

Timbuk2 Spark Mini backpack

Timbuk2 Spark Mini Pack. 

Photograph: Timbuk2

This bag strikes the perfect balance between fun and functional. It’s included in our guide to the best recycled bags, since it’s made from 100 percent recycled nylon and polyester. It has room for a 13-inch laptop, plus a tablet and a cell phone. The back straps can be stowed away if you’d prefer to carry the bag like a tote. 

Another standout from our guide to the best recycled bags, this adorable mini tote is made from deadstock yarn that would otherwise go to waste. There are several bright and fun colors to choose from. This is part of a 25 percent off sitewide promotion. We also like Verloop’s adorable recycled slippers. Learn more about them in our guide to the best recycled clothing. 

This vibe made our list of the best vibrators, as well as the best sex tech in general. It has a companion smartphone app that you can use to both control the toy and customize your own vibration patterns. It’s also super flexible and waterproof. Did we mention that there are six internal motors? 

Alleyoop Pen Pal makeup pen

AlleyOop Pen Pal. 

Photograph: Alleyoop

AlleyOop is offering 20 percent off sitewide with this coupon code. We love all the brand’s multi-use and travel-friendly beauty products, but this gadget is our favorite. Remember the multicolored crayons you used in elementary school? This is that, but with makeup. The pen has eyeliner, lip liner, a brow pencil, and a highlighter. I kept mine in my purse at all times before I wore the products down to little nubbins. It’s great for touch-ups in the car or between clubs. 

Add $50 in items shipped and sold by Amazon to your cart and enter the promo code during checkout to get a free $10 Amazon credit via email. This is a good way to save money if you need to restock essential supplies. Just note that the credit is only redeemable on beauty purchases. There are tons of items to choose from, ranging from this viral lip mask to everyone’s favorite makeup wipes. 

Deals on Everything Else

New subscribers will get free shipping on their first HelloFresh meal kit delivery, plus 16 free meals spread across nine boxes. Deals on meal kit subscriptions aren’t particularly hard to come by, and they’re almost always for new subscribers, but if you’ve been considering a subscription, you’ll save some money. HelloFresh is an honorable mention in our guide to the best meal kit subscriptions. It’s a good alternative to Blue Apron; the services are largely similar.  New subscribers can also save at Green Chef with code GCMDW2023, or at EveryPlate with code EPMDW2023. (Note that all three of these brands are owned by the same parent company.) 

Bokksu makes some of our favorite snack subscription boxes. The Bokksu Boutique is full of individual Japanese snack offerings from past boxes. Shopping these items individually is a good way to save on previous favorites or to try something new. Shipping is expensive—it starts at $20 unless you spend at least $199. But with snacks on sale for as low as 50 cents, the sale is worth checking out if you’re interested in BYOB (building your own box). 

Memorial Day Sale Pages

If you want to venture out on your own, here’s a list of Memorial Day sales at various retailers. Be sure to check out our many buying guides for additional advice and product recommendations.

45 Best Memorial Day Outdoor Deals: Tents, Camp Chairs, and More

45 Best Memorial Day Outdoor Deals: Tents, Camp Chairs, and More

Every year, the sun emerges from behind the clouds. Like newborn horses, we shake out our wobbly legs and totter, blinking, back onto the trails. And every year, outdoor retailers like REI, Backcountry, and Moosejaw hold massive sales so we can replace that leaky old tent before the first camping, climbing, or mountain biking trip of the year. 

This year, REI’s anniversary sale runs from May 19 to May 29, with up to 30 percent off select gear. If you’re an REI Co-op member, you also get 20 percent off one full-price item at REI and REI Outlet with the code ANNIV23. There are also some deal that are available only to members. You can join today for a one-time fee of $30. Outdoor retailer Backcountry is running a competing sale, and Moosejaw is offering 20 percent off one full-price item with the code CHEESEBURGER.

Still trying to figure out how you’re going to navigate all this bounty? Don’t forget to check out the rest of our summer guides, including our guides to the Best Hiking Boots or the Best Camping Cookware. 

Update May 28, 2023: We’ve added more deals and refreshed links and prices.

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Apparel Deals

Don’t see anything you like here? Check out our guides to the Best Fitness Trackers and the Best Base Layers. 

REI Outdoor Afro Pants

Photograph: REI

All spring, all the cool girls have been wearing these pants to go climbing and hiking, and I want a pair. This is REI’s collaboration with Outdoor Afro, a nonprofit that celebrates, connects, and inspires Black leadership and community in the wilderness. These pants fit a wide variety of body types, are made from breathable, durable-water-repellant nylon/spandex fabric and come in an array of eye-catching colors. 

Janji makes sustainably minded running apparel and frequently collaborates with artists and athletes for limited editions. The company has committed to eliminating PFAS from its rain apparel and its clothing has a five-year guarantee. I have had this running bra for almost that long, and it’s still in great condition after years of weekly use.

If you need to re-up on rain jackets, now is a good time. Outdoor Research’s Helium line is a great, moderately priced hiking rain jacket. It’s also available at Backcountry in a somewhat more limited size and color range, in both men’s and women’s sizes.

Smartwool boxer briefs

Smartwool Merino Boxer Briefs 

Photograph: Smartwool

Wool isn’t just for cold weather. These boxer briefs are made of itch-free merino wool just thin enough to provide comfort without capturing excessive heat on warm hiking days. There’s 13 percent nylon mixed in to give them the right amount of stretch, and wool has a tendency to stink a bit less than polyester base layers.

Product reviewer Scott Gilbertson and I are in agreement—merino wool is the lightweight, versatile fabric of kings. You might think that summer is not an ideal time to buy base layers, but if you’re camping or climbing at altitude, it will probably get cold at night. These are soft enough to double as camp jammy-jams. WIRED-recommended Smartwool base layers are 25 percent off, too. 

I have a $15 down jacket I bought off Alibaba that looks (and feels) like a live goose stuffed in a trash bag. Don’t be me. Spend a little more and get something that actually fits you, like this REI down jacket. It’ll keep you warmer and last far longer than the cheap stuff. If you’re not into sleeves the vest is also on sale for $56 ($24 off) in men’s and women’s sizes.

Shoe and Sandal Deals

ZTrail Sandal

Photograph: Xero

Our favorite barefoot sandals are on sale right now. These are the only shoes that have ever inspired me to write 1,000 words. They are really that good. Think of these as the barefoot answer to Chacos. Except where Chacos are like putting tractors on your feet, the Z-Trails still flex and bend as you walk, giving your feet the freedom of movement you expect from a barefoot shoe. If you’re new to barefoot shoes, read through our guide for some pointers on making the switch from tractors to your feet.

Buying adventure shoes for little kids is tough. Go too cheap, and they won’t be able to hike or enjoy themselves because of blisters and other issues. Go too expensive, and you’ve blown big bucks on shoes that will fit them for five months, tops. I usually pick up my kids’ shoes and rain jackets during the annual REI sale, but you can find sales at Amazon too. 

Altra Lone Peak 5 Trail Running Shoes

Altra Lone Peak

Photograph: REI

Altra is a small Utah-based company that makes shoes that replicate the barefoot experience as much as possible. They have zero heel-to-toe drop and a wide toebox to let your tootsies spread. This year’s iteration has a more streamlined, stitchless upper (and better colors) than last year’s, but it still has the rock plate and the big lugs on the soles. These are one of our Best Hiking Boots and Shoes picks. 

If you’re looking for one barefoot shoe to rule them all, I recommend these. Xero calls them “athleisure” shoes, which gets most of their appeal into a single word. They’re trim, light, flexible, and well ventilated, making them good for a run, but they’re also nice enough to wear around town as a causal shoe. The Prio Neo Suede, which I am wearing as I type this, are also on sale for $82 ($27 off).

My daughter lives in these boots. When she wears shoes at all, these slip-ons are the only ones she’ll wear. It does have an adjustable strap that runs from the top of the arch down to the sole and then through a buckle near the back, which means you can snug it down a little if you need to. The fit on these is pretty true to size, so unless you have a very low arch, you shouldn’t need the strap much.

Fitness and Camping Deals

Garmin Fenix 7S SapphireSolar smart watch

Photograph: Garmin

For years, multiple reviewers at WIRED have agreed: Garmin’s Fenix series is the best outdoors fitness tracker if you love every outdoor sport. It connected to multiple satellite positioning systems faster than any GPS watch I’ve ever tried, even under cloud and tree cover; it measures every biometric under the sun, collects loads of sports-specific data, is durable and sharp-looking, and has excellent battery life. During the sale, all the Garmin Fenix and Epix watches are $200 off, but you can’t apply your member coupon.

Exped is known for its durable, no-nonsense, moderately-priced outdoor gear. I’ve been testing the Typhoon pack for about a month. The rolltop closure and seam taping make it the perfect waterproof daypack, either for an extremely variable climate or if you like paddleboarding or other water sports. All Exped packs, sleeping bags, and sleeping pads are 25 percent off; I also have my eye on the Megamat for my family tent. 

I have a lot of backpacking gear, but probably the items that get the most use are these camping chairs; I’ve had versions of these that are over a decade old. This latest version is made from Bluesign-approved polyester, but it has the same basic four-leg pole design with a seat suspended via tension points. It’s pretty comfortable, easy to set up, and packs down very small. 

Garmin inReach Mini 2

Photograph: REI

Not everyone needs a satellite messenger—and having one does not mean you can call Search and Rescue if you’re scared you won’t make it back before dark. However, if you’re an experienced backpacker or mountaineer, or you frequently hike alone, you probably have an inReach Mini dangling from your backpack. As with any satellite messenger, you will have to subscribe to a safety plan, in addition to buying the device itself. If you only go on one or two big trips a year, you might want to consider a personal locator beacon (PLB) instead. 

This no-nonsense day pack is comfortable with loads up to about 10 pounds, and has plenty of pockets for organizing your gear. This is an updated model from the version my wife has been using for years, and adds the ability to remove the hip belt, which is nice for smaller, lighter loads. It’s also now made of recycled materials.

Our new guide to sleeping pads will be published soon, but in the meantime here’s a great deal on one of our favorite car camping mats. The MegaMat is a legend in some circles and for good reason, it’s a 4-inch thick, non-slip, reasonably quiet, double bed size square of comfort. The larger and wider size is also on sale for $300 ($100 off).

This is the top pick for ultralight sleeping pads in our forthcoming guide. It weighs a mere 14 ounces, packs down to a 3-inch roll, and somehow, miraculously, is super quiet to sleep on so you won’t wake your tentmates swish-swishing around all night.

Camp Stove and Gear Deals

Coleman 1900 Camping Stove

Photograph: Coleman

Coleman’s ubiquitous green camp stove has been a mainstay of campgrounds since your grandparents were kids. It’s well-built, sturdy on a table, and just works. It’s not the most powerful stove, but it’s capable of holding a low flame, simmering soups, and cooking scrambled eggs without browning them.

An upgrade from the Classic above, Coleman’s Cascade (8/10, WIRED Recommends) is our favorite luxury camp stove. It’s well-made with sturdy cast-iron cooking grates and includes a griddle and grill plate for more cooking options. The latch and handle keep it securely closed, and it’s easy to carry around. Combine that with the electronic ignition and the excellent flame control that can even simmer, and it’s hard to find anything to complain about other than the price. That’s why you buy it now, on sale.

While most campsites provide a picnic table that you can use to cook on as well, sometimes it’s nice to keep the stove away from the table, which is where this camp table comes in. It’s not huge (a 27-inch square), but it’s enough room to stick your stove and have a little space left over for fee prep.

Nemo Helio Pressure Shower

Photograph: Nemo

Why do you need to shower outside, you ask? This is video producer Alicia Cocchi’s favorite piece of surf gear, for easily rinsing off skin-irritating sunscreen and salt when you’re heading off the beach. My son has extremely sensitive skin that gets red and rashy after a few days of camping, so we’ll be picking up one of these this year. 

This is the time of year when we all go through our camping bins and discover that every water bottle we owned has somehow walked away between the ski lodge and the gym. REI’s Nalgene’s are cute, classic, and oh so cheap. This latest iteration is made from Tritan Renew, a recycled, BPA-free resin, is dishwasher-safe, and has a wide mouth for fitting in ice cubes. 

We wrote about these for 2022’s Wish List, and I still have two. They’re made from a light microsuede, soft enough to wipe noses with and tie around your neck but absorbent enough to suck up a whole water bottle if you accidentally forget to screw the top on tightly when you throw it in your climbing bag. 

Domestic Water Jug

Photograph: REI

Dometic’s Go jug has two features that set it above the average plastic water jug: the large opening that allows you to reach inside and clean it and the spigot that screws in when you want to dispense it. If you really want to get fancy you can add the pump faucet for $80 ($20 off) to turn it into a running water system.

I was skeptical of this when it first came out but have since become a convert. Fill the water bottle and press to filter out not only viruses, giardia, and protozoa but also off flavors and odors. This is a great way to keep from buying single-use bottled water when you’re traveling. 

GoalZero Nomad 10

Photograph: GoalZero

This 100-watt folding panel set is one of the most compact options we’ve tested. It’s not the cheapest—you typically pay more for compactness—but if you’re short on space, this is our top pick in our forthcoming solar panel guide.

This is the most compact of Goal Zero’s portable power stations. It’s also the lightest and easiest to carry around. It holds 187 watt-hours, which is enough to keep phones and tablets charged up on your next trip. It pairs well with the Nomad 100 solar panels above if you’re going to be away for a longer period of time and need to recharge.

With over 3,000 watt-hours, this massive power station can keep your life running even when the grid isn’t. There’s a wide range of plug options, including AC plugs to power your refrigerator or power tools and charge up ebikes and whatever else you need to fend off the zombies. If they just keep coming (and zombies always do), the even bigger Yeti 6000X is on sale for $4,800 ($1,200 off).

Tents and Sleeping Bag Deals

REI Half Dome SL2 tent

Photograph: REI

This is your chance to save on our favorite two-person tent. It’s rugged, easy to set up, and offers generous living space for two with gear. The mesh design, when coupled with the rain fly and good staking, will stand up to storms and not roast you when camping in the midsummer heat. The dual doors with dual vestibules ensure you aren’t climbing over your partner in the middle of the night. The only real drawback is the vestibules, which are on the small side.

Big Agnes tent

Photograph: Big Agnes

Our favorite ultralight backpacking tent, the Big Agnes Copper Spur series is tough to beat. I’ve used both the two-person and four-person models over the years, and Big Agnes has continually refined the design to the point that I have nothing left to complain about. We recently tried the updated one-person Copper Spur (8/10 WIRED Recommends) and loved it. If you can afford it, this is one of the best tents on the market.

I tested the one-person version of this tent, the Alto TR1 (8/10, WIRED Recommends), and surprised myself with how much I liked Sea to Summit’s first entry into tent-making. The Alto is a semi-freestanding design—meaning some guy lines are required to maintain the full shape of the tent—but it remained rock-steady in high winds and there’s above-average headroom. This is a premium tent, and you pay for the fact that it weighs a scant 3 pounds, 4.3 ounces. But alongside the Big Agnes Copper Spur, it’s among the very best three-season tents on the market.

I don’t get to do many solo trips these days, but when I do this is the tent I want. It’s super light (just over 2 pounds) yet roomy and comfortable. It guys out very securely, and the steep sidewalls and decent headroom make it feel larger than it is. It’s also made of the same chemical-free fabrics as the Dagger below.

Nemo Osmo Dagger Tent on blue backdrop

Photograph: Nemo

Nemo’s Dagger Osmo 3P tent (8/10, WIRED Recommends) is one of my favorites. It’s incredibly sturdy, well-made, and lightweight. That is pricey, and if you’re into a million pockets and interior organizational options there are better tents. But if you want a light, virtually bombproof shelter to see you through the night, this is a great option. We also like that it’s made of 100 percent recycled nylon and polyester yarns, with no flame-retardant chemicals or fluorinated water repellents (PFC and PFAS).

Don’t let the name fool you. The Blizzards can be used for both snow and sand. As you head into the deserts, you’ll find that standard tent pegs don’t stay put very well in deep, shifting sand. You need wider stakes. With the Blizzards’ greater surface area, they’re better at resisting pulling out. The quality of these lightweight-but-tough aluminum stakes impressed me after deflecting a few ill-placed strikes by my fellow climbers with their metal shovels, so I know they can take a beating. You can also buy them individually for $7 ($3 off).

REI Magma Sleeping Bag

REI Co-op Magma 15 Sleeping Bag

Photograph: REI

I’ve been testing sleeping bags for over two years (guide forthcoming), but when I need a bag that can handle just about everything, this is the bag I reach for most often. It’s warm enough for those iffy shoulder season trips, but not overbearing in the summer (when I often use it as a blanket rather than bag. It is a little on the small side, it might be worth trying it out at your local REI if you’re unsure, but overall this is a very good deal on a very good sleeping bag.

Yeah, it’s summer in the northern hemisphere, but those nighttime temperatures can still drop low enough to chill you. Still, you don’t need a full-blown three-season sleeping bag. For summer hikes and camping, I use the NanoWave 55. It’s warm without being too warm, its synthetic insulation dries out quickly during the day, and it weighs practically nothing and packs down to the size of a fist.

Biking, Climbing, and Water Sports Deals

It’s biking season! Don’t forget to check out our guides to the Best Bike Accessories and the Best Electric Bikes. 

Burley Encore X

Photograph: REI

I liked the Burley trailer’s moderate price point and ease of use when I tested it several years ago; I had some concerns about its durability, but it’s slimmer and easier to assemble and pack down (and much cheaper) than the Thule Chariot. It needs a lot of attachments to make it useful, but luckily, all Burley trailers, accessories, and strollers are 20 percent off. 

Thousand’s helmets are standard for anyone who wants to casually bike around town without looking like a committed biking dingus. It has the multidirectional impact protection system), which protects your noggin against rotational forces during an impact, along with delightful Thousand features like a pop-out loop to lock it to your bike, plus lights and a visor. 

I feel obligated to inform you that if your little one is ready to start on a bike with pedals, there are probably dozens of newly outgrown bikes floating around your neighborhood for free. The main reason to go with REI’s kids’ bikes (besides this very reasonable price) is to take advantage of REI’s in-house shop services, which are quick and extremely affordable for co-op members. I’ve spent only $20 for a new tube in more than three years of getting my daughter’s bike serviced. 

If you haven’t picked up paddleboarding, let this be the summer. It’s a low-key, versatile sport that lets you dunk your feet, get a workout, or explore hidden corners of a marsh. Gilbertson says this board (7/10, WIRED Recommends) packs up small, is stable enough for beginners, and has lots of fun accessories.

These dry bags from Sea to Summit have double-stitched, tape-sealed seams that have held up well over the years. I also really like the external lash loops that make it easy to strap to anything with a tie-down anchor, like the Bote paddleboard above.

Scarpa Origin shoe

Scarpa Origin Climbing Shoes

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These are great shoes for beginners. They’re much less aggressive—your foot is flatter and much less flexed than it would be in a more aggressive climbing shoe. These are comfortable, they smear well, and they last for quite a while.

Time to replace your carabiners? Or maybe you just want to lighten the load on your harness? These Dyons are only 33 grams each and have a unique hybrid gate that tapers into a single, thick wire at the opening end, which allows for a snag-free hook that won’t catch on gear loops and ropes. 

Leave it to the Italians to make a piece of ordinarily nondescript gear into a fashion statement. Whether you want leopard print, rainbow, (faux) python skin, or plain ol’ black, the Trend offers four gear loops for plenty of carabiners, a sturdy belay loop, and padded leg loops for comfort. Plus, it’s Grivel, one of the originators of climbing equipment, so it’s dependable and fully tested to a safe standard.

25 Last-Minute Deals on Mother’s Day Gifts (2023)

25 Last-Minute Deals on Mother’s Day Gifts (2023)

mother’s day is now less than a week away. If you haven’t already purchased a gift for the mother figure in your life, we’re here to remind you that it’s time to get movin’ before May 14. To help you speed up the process, we found great deals on a variety of devices we think will make for excellent gifts, including weighted blankets, coffee machines, ebook readers, and more. You know, that way, you can use the money you save to justify the additional cost of expedited shipping. 

Looking for more gift ideas? Be sure to check out our roundup of Mother’s Day Gift Ideas.

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Weighted Blanket Deals

Rolled up Yaasa weighted blanket

Yaasa Weighted Blanket

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WIRED reviewer Medea Giordano says this is the best weighted blanket she’s ever tried. It’s on the stiffer side and feels heavy (we tested the 20-pound blanket), but the weight is evenly distributed and the lack of filling keeps it from bunching up in one area. The open-knit design is not only aesthetically pleasing but also allows air to circulate to keep you from feeling too hot.  

Use code XOXO15 to see the discount at checkout. For moms that prefer a smaller blanket but still want the extra weight, we recommend Baloo’s mini lap blanket. Its compact size makes it ideal to use at the office or to take with you while traveling.

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A comfy robe is a necessity for all moms. It can help make those busy mornings a tad more tolerable and quieter evenings more relaxing. This one from Therarobe is heavy. It’s not for running around the house in, but it’s great for laying on the couch or your bed in. As with some weighted blankets, the robe has tiny glass beads sewn in to help evenly distribute the weight. It’s machine-washable too.

This blanket received an honorable mention in our buying guide. It’s a wonderful cooling blanket for sleeping solo. It’s thin too, keeping you from feeling hot underneath. It also comes in a variety of weight options, including 10, 12, 15, 17, and 20 pounds.

Use code HAPPYMOM to see the discount at checkout. For moms that are new to the world of weighted blankets, YNM’s blanket is a great one to start with. It’s lightweight, super soft, and also comes in a few velvet options.

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Gravity Weighted Robe

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If you know Mom would prefer a more lightweight option, Gravity’s robe comes with a 3-pound collar so it’s not fully weighted. It’s also super soft, easy to clean (you can remove the pack of weighted beans to throw in the wash), and the weight is evenly distributed.

Another great blanket for traveling, this one folds up nicely and fits into an included bag. It’s worth noting the material is a little noisy though, similar to a sleeping bag. But we still think it’s a great pick.

Home and Kitchen Deals

Breville espresso machine

Breville Bambino

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The Breville Bambino is a great machine for moms who enjoy the process of whipping up a delicious cappuccino. It’s compact—making it ideal for even the smallest of countertops—and it comes with high-quality accessories like a measuring tool, tamp, and stainless steel frothing jug. This isn’t a machine for beginners though; there is a learning curve and it requires proper care (like washing out the drip tray and wiping down the steaming wand).

We’ve crowned this one the best all-in-one espresso machine in our buying guide. In addition to making espresso, it can grind beans and steam milk. It’s durable, too. WIRED reviews editor Julian Chokkattu owns this model and says it still works perfectly after over four years. Its price dipped lower last month, but we still think this is a solid deal.

Moms with an extensive vinyl collection will love this suitcase-style Victrola record player. It has a built-in Bluetooth speaker that you can pair your phone to, along with the ability to transmit the sounds of records to other speakers and headphones. The case is easy to travel with too (the lid can even double as a record holder). For even more savings, the red color option is on sale at Walmart for $77 ($23 off).

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Amazon Echo Show 10

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A smart display makes for an excellent companion around the house—you can use it to control smart home gadgets, check calendar events, video chat with loved ones, and more. The Echo Show 10 is our favorite Alexa-powered option. The 10-inch screen swivels 360 degrees to follow you with the camera while you’re on a call or viewing a recipe. You can also use it to play Amazon Prime videos, see what music is playing (with playback controls), and make voice and video calls (with support for Zoom).

A digital photo frame is a great way for Mom to showcase all her favorite memories without taking up too much space with traditional photo frames. The Carva drops to $149 often, but it holds the title of best overall in our buying guide. It has a high-quality display, unlimited storage, and is super simple to use. Aura is running a Mother’s Day sale on additional frames, including the Mason Luxe for $229 ($20 off) and the Smith for $349 ($50 off).

The Echo Dot with Clock is our favorite mini speaker. It offers improved sound thanks to a new custom full-range driver and a temperature sensor that triggers Alexa to control a smart home device based on the room’s temperature (like turning on a smart fan if the room is too warm). The small display is also useful for setting timers and alarms, in addition to checking the time.

If Mom is all in on Amazon, she’ll love the Fire Stick TV 4K Max—with menus targeted toward the company’s Prime Video app and purchasing content from its own store. Compared to its predecessor, it comes equipped with more upgrades, including more memory (2 GB versus 1.5), a picture-in-picture feature for viewing your security camera feed, and support for Wi-Fi 6. You’ll also get some of the highest video quality.

Tivo Stream 4K and remote

TiVo Stream 4K

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For those who aren’t interested in Amazon, Apple, or Google streaming devices, TiVo’s Stream 4K is a good alternative. It uses Android TV, which organizes recommendations based on streaming services, with the ability to search for content across each one. If Mom has a Sling or YouTube TV account, she can integrate those as well. It’s dipped to this price before, but this is still a solid deal.

Rather than keep Mom’s precious photos on her phone, Chatbooks will curate a nice book for her to flip through. The service connects to a camera roll, or Facebook or Instagram account. Once it hits 60 pictures, you’ll receive a notification that the book is ready. You’ll also have the option to edit the book before it’s printed and sent out.

Tablet and Ebook Reader Deals

Amazon Fire HD 8 tablet

Amazon Fire HD 8

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For moms who want a basic no-frills tablet, the Fire HD 8 is a good pick. Compared to its predecessor, the latest version has a slightly faster processor and a thinner design. Performance is pretty good too, and it packs plenty of battery life. It’s dipped lower in the past, to $60, but we still think this is a good deal. If you’d prefer more RAM along with wireless charging, the Fire HD 8 Plus is also on sale for $90 ($30 off).

If you’re looking for a tablet with a larger display, there’s also the Fire HD 10 Plus. It packs 1080-pixel resolution and 4 GB of RAM (for smooth performance, especially when using multiple apps). And with support for wireless charging, you can use a dock like this one to keep it powered up. It was on sale for even less last month, at $120, but this is still a solid deal.

The iPad Mini (8/10, WIRED Recommends) remains my top suggestion if you’re looking for the best tablet to travel with. It’s compact, making it easy to slip into a backpack or tote, and the 8.3-inch display is comfortable for streaming Netflix shows or reading ebooks. Equipped with an A15 Bionic processor (the same one that powers the iPhone 13), it’s also fast enough to handle demanding apps and games. And with second-generation Apple Pencil support, Mom can use it as a notebook or sketchpad. It’s dipped to this price before, but it’s still a good deal.

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Apple iPad (10th Gen)

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We don’t recommend paying full price for this iPad (7/10, WIRED Review). But it’s a great deal at $400, the lowest we’ve tracked so far. The 10th-gen version comes with a 10.9-inch Liquid Retina display, a USB-C port instead of Lightning, support for 5G connectivity, and a Touch ID sensor integrated into the power button. It’s also powered by the A14 Bionic Chip (the same one in the iPhone 12), which offers smooth performance. 

If Mom already owns an iPad but is looking for a new case, we like this one from Speck. It comes with built-in grooves that allow you to position the tablet at various angles, a removable camera cover, a latch in place of a magnetic cover, and a slot for the Apple Pencil on the outside. This version is for the ninth-gen iPad but it’s also available for the Air, 11-inch Pro, 12.9-inch Pro, and 10th-gen iPad. 

For some moms, writing out to-do lists and scribbling notes on paper is essential for staying organized. But having a digital backup can also be super convenient. The Kindle Scribe (8/10, WIRED Recommends) has a large display that makes it great for writing, taking notes, doodling, and marking up PDFs. With the ability to also read ebooks, Mom can free up space in her bag. If you use code SCRIBE4MOM at checkout, you’ll also receive a $25 ebook credit. This is the lowest price we’ve tracked so far.

This one is a bit more expensive than the Kindle Scribe, but it’s our favorite option for books. Using the stylus, you can mark up ebooks and compatible PDFs. It’s an excellent tablet for any moms enrolled in college (like English majors who have to read a bunch of books per semester). They can also use it to check out ebooks from the local library with a library card. 

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite

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Amazon’s Kindle Paperwhite is our top recommendation for most people. It packs a bright 6.8-inch display with adjustable warm lighting and is waterproof, making it a great choice for moms who like to read in the bathtub, by the pool, or at the beach. This version dipped slightly lower to $100 last month, but we still think this is a great deal.

This is the smallest Kindle available (at 6.2 inches tall and 4.3 inches wide), making it a great option for moms who like to read on the go. It’s important to note it’s not waterproof, and it doesn’t come with warm lighting or auto-adjusting light like the Paperwhite models. But Amazon did revamp it last year, adding double the storage (16 GB), a higher quality screen (300 pixels-per-inch), and a USB-C port. The compact size makes it comfortable to hold with one hand, too.

5 Best Air Purifier Deals: For Big and Small Spaces

5 Best Air Purifier Deals: For Big and Small Spaces

spring means warm sunshine, comfortable temperatures, and later sunsets (thank you, daylight saving time). Unfortunately, it also comes with seasonal allergies. Many of us are plagued with a runny nose, itchy eyes, and constant sneezing, among other irritating symptoms. During these troubling times, I highly recommend investing in an air purifier to help keep your home free of the pesky allergens that seep in from the outside. Below, we’ve gathered great deals on a variety of WIRED-approved air purifiers for spaces big and small.

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Best Air Purifier Deals

Don’t see what you’re looking for? Check out our Best Air Purifiers guide for more options. You can also learn more about how to keep your indoor air quality under control here.

Coway Airmega 200M air purifier

Coway Airmega 200M

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Effective in spaces up to 361 feet, the Airmega 200M is our favorite air purifier for small rooms. It’s both compact and attractive, so you won’t have trouble finding a proper place for it in your home. It also comes with an air quality monitor that increases the fan speed whenever it detects particles and turns the device off when it doesn’t detect pollution—a nice way to save energy.

The Pure Fan Auto is a great option if you’re looking for a quiet air purifier—it cycles air five times an hour in a 362-square-foot room. It doubles as a fan too. It’s not strong enough to cool down an uncomfortably hot room, but it feels nice to sit in front of. Light sleepers will also appreciate its Night mode feature, which switches the fan to its lowest setting and shuts off the air quality indicator light. This is the lowest price we’ve tracked to date.

This received an honorable mention in our roundup of Best Air Purifiers. It’s rated for smaller rooms, specifically between 180 and 320 square feet. It packs an H13 HEPA filter, along with support for Google Assistant, Alexa, and HomeKit (which is great if you have an iPhone). It also comes with a handle to carry it from room to room, and it noticeably revs up when there are more particles in the room than usual.

Wynd Plus air purifier and phone displaying app

Wynd Plus

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If you’re taking a well-deserved vacation any time soon, we suggest adding the Wynd Plus to your packing list. As one of the smallest air purifiers on the market, it fits in a cup-holder in the car and on a nightstand. Even though it’s not a HEPA filter, it’s still capable of cleaning particles greater than 0.3 microns within 3 feet. It comes with an air quality sensor, a kickstand, and a microfiber traveling bag as well. It’s dipped as low as $155, but we still think this is a solid deal. 

This deal is only available for Amazon Prime subscribers. If you’re not sure whether you need an air purifier, we recommend getting an air quality monitor. The Temptop M10 not only tracks the total volatile organic compounds (TVOC) and levels of formaldehyde (CH2Ol) but also the general air quality index (which measures particulate matter that is 2.5 micrometers or smaller, such as wildfire smoke). It doesn’t, however, track CO2 or humidity. It dipped lower to $76 last month, but it doesn’t fluctuate in price often. 

15 Best Deals: Cameras, Binoculars, and Green Home Goods

15 Best Deals: Cameras, Binoculars, and Green Home Goods

This week we’ve got deals to help spruce up your home, trick out your photography setup, or get outside and actually use that photo gear. Be sure to check out our Deals page for more of our favorite gear at discounted prices.  

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Photo Deals

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Nikon Z 6II

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The 24-megapixel full-frame Nikon Z6 II has excellent dynamic range, and the phase-detect autofocus system is one of the best we’ve used. Video quality is also excellent, with 10-bit 4:2:2 N-Log output possible over HDMI. This deal may be a permanent markdown, but either way, it’s a great price for a great camera.

If you can’t decide where to start with Moment’s smartphone lenses, this kit is an easy way to get a well-rounded package without breaking the bank. You can choose two lenses from the many Moment offers, and you also get some nice extras, like the case, lens caps, a lens pen, and more. If you ever upgrade to another iPhone, you’ll just need a new Moment iPhone case and drop-in lens mount. 

If you feel the need for more photo-editing tools, this is a pretty good deal on Adobe’s Photoshop editor (Illustrator and Premiere Pro are also on sale for the same price). This deal will only apply for the first three months, after which the price will jump back to $21 per month. If your photo-editing needs are light, check out GIMP, which can do pretty much anything Photoshop can and is free.

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GoPro Hero 10

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The Hero10 Black (8/10, WIRED Recommends) isn’t the latest GoPro, but it’s still a great camera. It ekes more resolution out of the 23.6-megapixel sensor and adds much-improved image stabilization over its predecessor. The main place that the new Hero11 trumps this camera is with the newer, more square processor; image stabilization; and higher-resolution stills from video. Still, the quality of results you get from the Hero10 is probably going to be plenty. It’s cheaper if you buy from GoPro directly. Just remember to set a reminder to cancel the included 1-year GoPro subscription.

This sling bag works as a cross-body or a fanny pack, and it’s comfy whichever way you wear it. The 2-liter capacity is meant for carrying a slim point-and-shoot, a phone, or a compact mirrorless camera. It’s made of recycled 500-denier nylon and 210-denier ripstop, making it rugged enough for everyday use.

Home Deals

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Stasher Bags

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Stasher bags are a WIRED favorite because they easily replace wasteful ziplock bags. Just wash and reuse them to continuously store just about anything. Right now, every bag on the website is on sale. We suggest starting with a couple of gallon and quart bags.

Use code Planet15 to see the discount at checkout when you spend $30. These fast-drying biodegradable alternatives to paper towels are made of cellulose and cotton. Unlike typical washcloths, these don’t get smelly or mildewed. You can wash them up to 200 times in your washing machine or the top rack of your dishwasher. In our testing, they started degrading after a couple of months of use but lasted longer than similar products we’ve tried. 

Use code PLANET at checkout to see the discount. Avocado Green Mattress makes some of our favorite organic mattresses, toppers, and bedding. Everything on the site is 10 percent off for the next week, including bed frames and pillows. 

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Bees Wrap

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You’ll automatically see the discount at checkout if your order total is over $35. Plastic wrap is annoying. Why is it always getting stuck to itself and not to what you need it to stick to? Use these beeswax wraps from the cleverly named Bees Wraps instead. These are organic cotton with sustainably sourced beeswax (along with jojoba oil and tree resin). The beeswax makes them waterproof. Just be sure to use cold water when rinsing them between uses; hot water could melt off the wax.

Use code Yaasa50 to see the discount at checkout. Our favorite weighted blanket is at one of its lowest prices ever, though it’s only available in the 15-pound size at the moment. It has an open-knit design that feels heavy and cooling, plus it’s just plain pretty. You can only dry clean it. 

Outdoor Deals

Nikon Monarch M5 8x42 Binoculars

Nikon Monarch M5

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Nikon’s Monarch M5 binoculars are our top pick for most people. These offer great bang for your buck, especially on sale. The 8 X 42 magnification is the most versatile, though if you prefer the larger 10 X 42, those are also on sale for $254 ($25 off). 

Our favorite fitness tracker is on sale. The Fitbit 5 (8/10, WIRED Recommends) hits the sweet spot between attractiveness, affordability, accessibility, and ease of use. It’s perfect for everyone who isn’t an ultra-marathoner or a semipro powerlifter. Remember that Fitbit is now owned by Google, which might give you pause, but the hardware is one of the best deals you’ll find.

Icebreaker’s Merino T-shirts are warm, yet somehow cool, and surprisingly good at stopping the wind. These shirts aren’t great in humidity; for that, we suggest a Merino blend. And yes, that’s a lot of money for a T-shirt, but trust us, these are worth it. See our complete guide to Merino wool for more options.

Smartwool 150 Long Sleeve Shirt

Smartwool Merino Long-Sleeve Base Layer

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This one is only available in one color and one size (medium), but if that fits you, this is a good deal on one of our favorite Merino wool base layers. The 87 percent Merino wool blend with nylon means it’s incredibly soft and comfortable.

REI is having a sale on all things cycling-related. From a Crankbrothers multi-tool to Nutcase MIPS Helmets, there is something here for everyone. There are also plenty of actual bikes too. We like the Cannondale Quick Women’s for $1,145 ($480 off) and the Electra bikes, which are good starter bikes.