These Pants Are Literally FBI Approved (And Now They’re On Sale)

5.11 Tactical crafts rugged wares for troubled times

511 Tactical
511 Tactical crafts their rugged wares to survive water, heat and hostile environments (511 Tactical)

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Garmin Fenix 5
The Fenix 5 is designed not only for traditional wrist-tracking sports, but also for the nontraditional (golf, skiing, stand-up paddle boarding, etc.). It’s also packed with both GPS and GLONASS satellite reception. All that power normally comes at a price. But today is not a normal day, because it’s $150 off (the lowest price we’ve ever seen by $50).


BioLite Bike Commuter Kit
As part of Bike to Work Month, BioLite’s offering a limited edition kit with a 330 lumen headlamp (featuring red night vision and white strobe), a PowerLight Mini, reflective bike cuffs and a stuff sack, all for under $90 (normally $111).

511 Tactical

5.11 Tactical
Starting with their first product — pants that the FBI training academy adopted as their training pants of choice — 5.11’s MO has been making “purpose-built gear.” So expect rugged, often heat- and water-resistant wears that are approved and used by assorted public safety professionals. Most of their gear this week is 20% off.

Sales of note:

  • Amazon Music: The shopping giant’s music streaming service has a three-month free offer going on through May 14. Plus, it’s just $7.99 per month after.
  • Best Made: It’s a very rare sale, with 25% off select items (clothing, packs, footlockers) with the code FRIENDS25.

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