Kind of a Big Deal: January 2nd

Today in sales: Outerknown, Backcountry, Todd Snyder

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Welcome to Kind of a Big Deal, a daily roundup of great sales on the brands and items you love (tech, shoes, style, travel, etc.), as well as great new products. Please note: Deals are subject to change at the whim of the merchants mentioned.

A Warehouse Sale nets you up to 70% off tees, outerwear and swim gear from Kelly Slater’s eco-friendly brand. While we hate the name, the moonshine-colored “Playa Pant” is a relaxed-fit, drawstring beach trouser that pretty much begs us to book a trip to the Caribbean, stat.

On the flip side … the “Happy New Gear” sale from these outdoor gear curators is full of cold-weather flannels, work gloves, fleece crews and hiking boots, all at up to 30% off.

Now this is a smart speaker. A colorful, robot-like contraption, Lily is a voice-controlled, AI-assisted language teacher that offers real-time translation, Alexa-like skills (in Chinese), voice games for vocabulary training and 360 degree sound (yes, you can use it as a regular speaker). Basically, it’s supposed to teach you a new language in a more natural way than flash cards or intensive language courses, and it’s 62% off during preorders.

Sales of note:

  • Pelican: Transporting something fragile? These crush-proof, foam-padded cases are 56% off at Amazon.
  • Todd Snyder: It’s up to 40% off an array of clothes and watches.

Photos: (Top to bottom) Outerknown (2); Backcountry; Lily

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