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13 Great Deals on Weighted Blankets, Outdoor Gear, and More

there are two types of people during the fall season: those who enjoy cozy days inside and those who like to spend time outside—soaking in the crisp air. Whether you like to curl up on the couch with a blanket and binge-watch Netflix or you’d prefer to wake up early to tackle your favorite hiking trail and relax later, we’ve got you covered. Below, we’ve gathered various deals on everything from weighted blankets, and loungewear to outdoor gear, and more.

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Weighted Blanket and Loungewear Deals

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Casper’s weighted blanket is made of cool cotton, which is ideal for those who tend to get hot under too many layers. Depending on the weight you choose (10, 15, or 20 pounds), Casper’s weighted blanket will have a different feel. WIRED reviewer Medea Giordano says the lighter version has a “comfortably squished feeling” while the heavier option is “like a Thundershirt for humans.”

Use code Back2School to see the discount at checkout. The YNM weighted blanket is a knitted blanket that’s super soft. It’s also lightweight, so if you’re new to the world of weighted blankets, it’s a good one to start with. It comes in a few velvet options too.

There’s nothing comfier than a nice pair of sweatpants. Brooklinen’s Bushwick Pant received an honorable mention in our Best Loungewear buying guide. They’re unisex, feel roomy but not baggy, and have a drawstring that doesn’t move around within the waistband.

WIRED reviewer Louryn Strampe says these became her favorite dry-weather slippers, but they do require breaking in before feeling super comfortable. They’re also vegan, complete with soft crossover faux fur.

Photograph: Layla

If you’re looking for a weighted blanket that you can share with a partner, Layla’s comes in a king-sized version—among other sizes. It’s worth noting that it’s discounted often, but we still think it’s a good deal.

Running and Outdoor Gear Deals

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There’s something uniquely calm about the beach when fall hits. And for those that enjoy long runs on the beach, the Aqua X Sport from Xero Shoes (on sale in men’s) is our top pick for minimalists. The sides and toe box have holes for breathability and there’s a cord you can pull to cinch tight on your feet. Whenever they fill with sand, clearing them out is as simple as sliding the shoes off your feet and dumping the sand out. 

Fanny packs are useful in theory but don’t always work in practice depending on how much stuff you carry when going on a run. Nathan’s VaportSwiftra Vest, on the other hand, allows you to carry up to 4 liters’ worth of stuff. It’s our favorite storage solution in our Best Running Gear guide, for its ability to fit gloves, a packable jacket, a water blatter, and a hat without feeling heavy.

The Nike Wildhorse 7 Trail-Running shoe is the cutest pick in our roundup of Best Trail Running Shoes. They’re not only the best-looking running shoes out there, but they also offer a decent amount of traction while feeling breathable and lightweight. They do run extremely small though, so it might be worth it to go a half-size up.

Photograph: Coleman

If you’re looking for a sign to go camping and enjoy the fresh air before winter kicks in, this might be it. This Coleman Evanston tent holds the title of best overall in our buying guide. It’s a great option for those who are new to camping or experienced. It’s fairly affordable, easy to set up, and offers good rain protection. 

Want to upgrade your backyard to the next level? Solo Stove’s Bonefire is a great option. It burns wood but is practically smokeless, and is also extremely durable and fairly easy to move around your space. If you want more options, we recommend checking out Solo Stove’s Yukon as well.

Massage Gun Deals

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Clip the coupon button on the page to see the discount at checkout. LifePro’s Sonic Massage Gun is the most versatile massage gun we’ve tested. It has eight attachments that are super helpful for deep tissue and knots, along with an LED indicator with five different intensity levels. 

Clip the coupon button on the page to see the discount at checkout. With one of the lowest intensity levels we’ve tested, we recommend this one if you’re looking for a massage gun that isn’t super intense. Of course, it also has a higher intensity level that still feels quite powerful. It comes with seven attachments too—including one that’s supposed to help with cellulite.

In our testing, we found that the Lairlux massage gun was a bit of a struggle to figure out in terms of placement, and its attachments were just fine compared to other massage guns we’ve tried. But it’s a solid choice if you’re looking for one with digital controls that allow you to set an exact intensity level (from one to 20). That way, it’s a lot easier to find the right level based on your preference.

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