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I definitely didn’t anticipate so many of our favorite retailers (including REI, Outdoor Voices, and Hydro Flask) having such early Memorial Day sales, but I’m not complaining. Below, you’ll find great outdoor gear for all of your summer-travel plans — like a hard-shell suitcase, a headlamp for camping, and plenty of breezy vacation clothes from Madewell. And for those who’d rather stay inside, I’ve gathered deals on powerful floor fans, Samsung computer monitors, and even a Hulu subscription. Happy shopping and, as always, make sure to sign up for our email newsletter for even more sales coverage — including weekly exclusive discounts just for subscribers.
Hydro Flask is having a site-wide sale this weekend, and stores like Amazon and REI are price-matching. This classic straw-lidded water bottle is on sale in a rainbow of cheery colors.
Pair this coffee mug (which is double-wall insulated to keep your brew hot for hours) with a collapsible pour-over for an outdsoorsy Father’s Day gift.
The bagless Shark Rocket easily converts into a hand vacuum complete with three different nozzles.
Frequent fliers know that hard-shell suitcases are the way to travel, as they’re easier to clean and sturdy enough to take a beating. Samsonite’s Winfield 3 is up to 42 percent off — the cheapest is this bright-blue option that you definitely won’t miss at the baggage carousel.
If you’re looking for a way to get through the heat before your building turns on the central AC, our best-in-class floor fan has a convenient remote control as well as three speeds, efficient energy usage, quiet oscillation, and a built-in timer.
And for extreme cooling, there’s Lasko’s powerful utility blower fan.
Lots of Samsung monitors are on sale at Amazon. We’ve praised this particular model for being both immersive (thanks to the slight curve) and strikingly slim and light.
And here’s an even more budget-friendly option.
Absolutely everything is 30 percent off at Madewell with the code WARMUP through May 25. I added these multi-button jeans (in the Strategist-beloved vintage fit) about a nanosecond after seeing them on sale.
A short-sleeve button-up is to men what a sundress is for women.
This hairstylist-approved hair mask is great for relaxed hair. It’s formulated with quinoa protein to repair strands and has other moisturizing ingredients like meadow-seed foam and castor and jojoba oils.
Select items are 30 percent off at Outdoor Voices for a limited time. The Doing Things sports bra is our favorite for medium-intensity workouts.
If you’re over basic black, get these shorts in an intriguing color-block design.
A stretchy tank that’s still in available in all five colors (and every size).
And it wouldn’t be a Strategist roundup without the beloved Exercise Dress. It’s on sale in white.
REI’s anniversary sale has finally begun, and while it technically isn’t a Memorial Day sale, it does run through the holiday weekend. Clothing and camping and hiking gear are all up to 50 percent off. We like these quick-drying shorts that look perfect for rock climbing or a dip in the lake.
Black Diamond’s touch-sensitive headlamp features a bright, precise beam.
If you’re an REI member, you’ll get exclusive deals on products from the store’s in-house line of apparel and gear. The Sahara T-shirt wicks sweat, boasts UPF 50 sun protection, and comes in five colors.
A lot of nice bedding is on sale at Target right now — like this reversible wood-block quilt printed with a cottagecore floral pattern.
A machine-washable mattress pad that has cooling properties for hot sleepers.
If your weekend plans include a date with your overgrown garden, get this pair of discounted Fiskars pruners.
A surprisingly sleek (and rather affordable) dining table that can seat up to six.
Need a nudge to catch up on The Bear before its return in June? Or maybe you want to watch every episode of Law & Order: SVU. Either way, Strategist readers can now get three months of Hulu for just $1.99 per month.
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