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We rounded up the best sales and deals happening online today, including Puma, Ssense, and Aurate.

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For two days only, Puma’s holding a huge flash sale with up to 50% off shoes, athletic wear, and more. It’s a great chance to stock your wardrobe with bold, branded tees or comfy sneakers for training. The deals end May 18. 

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Ssense is having a rare sale right now featuring up to 50% off a huge selection of apparel, shoes, and accessories for men and women. Brands like Nike, Adidas, Converse, and more are included in the discounts.

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Aurate’s, one of our favorites for shopping affordable gold jewelry, holding a huge sale to help you upgrade your collection. Now through May 17, you can get 25% off $500+, 20% off $250+, and 15% off all orders — just use promo code UPGRADEME.

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A brand we like for its versatile and stylish athletic wear, Carbon38, is having a huge sale. Right now, you can snag 30% off sitewide, just use the promo code SUMMER30. The discount includes the retailer’s huge array of leggings, bras, and joggers; it’s also the first worthwhile deal we’ve reported from them. 

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A good candle can brighten up your home, if it’s the right scent. Right now, Outdoor Fellow is offering Insider readers 20% off its selection of candles with promo code INSIDER20, with a range of scents from cozy to energetic. The subscriptions aren’t included in the discount, but that still leaves the brand’s lineup of nine candles to choose from. 

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Shop the Ulta Gorgeous Hair Event now.

Now through May 29, Ulta is offering shoppers 50% off a rotating selection of haircare essentials. You’ll need to check back daily to access new deals, but the sale includes brands like Revlon, Chi, Ouidad, and many more. This week, Ulta is also offering a special with select shampoos and conditioners as low as two for $26

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Shop the AeroGarden sale now.

Right now, AeroGarden is holding a huge sale with 20% off (or more) sitewide. Just use the promo code SUMMER20 to get the deal. The company makes indoor gardens of all shapes and sizes; we tested and loved the Harvest. The sale ends May 31. 

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Save on certified refurbished speakers from Sonos

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Shop the Sonos refurbished sale now.

Sonos is a multi-room speaker system that lets you control what audio plays in each room of the house. Typically, its speaker lineup is a bit pricey, but right now you can save big by buying refurbished. Though it may sound a bit scary at first, buying items that are certified refurbished can spare you a great deal of money — and the tradeoffs may be less than you think.

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Shop the exclusive Insider sale at Hello Bello now.

A brand known for its premium, plant-based baby products, Hello Bello makes some great products for adults, too. We like the brand’s Everywhere Balm and Sleep Well gummies. Now through June 30, you can snag 20% off everything with the promo code INSIDER20. Though the deal lasts a while, don’t miss out on it — we don’t often see sales from Hello Bello. 

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The online best sales and deals happening now, from exclusive Grill Week deals to discounts at Aurate and ThermoWorks

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We rounded up the best sales and deals happening online today, including Ulta, AeroGarden, and Sonos.

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It’s Grill Week here at Insider and that means tons of exclusive deals. Not only are these some exceptional discounts, but several of these offers are also super rare. They’re short-lived too: all of the sales end May 16. 

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Shop the Aurate Upgrade sale now.

Aurate’s, one of our favorites for shopping affordable gold jewelry, holding a huge sale to help you upgrade your collection. Now through May 17, you can get 25% off $500+, 20% off $250+, and 15% off all orders — just use promo code UPGRADEME.

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Get 20% off one item at Thermoworks

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Thermoworks makes great thermometers for every situation in your kitchen. All of our meat thermometer recommendations are made by Thermoworks, in fact. Sales from the brand, however, aren’t easy to come by; they’re often limited to holidays and exclusives. Now through May 16, Thermoworks is offering Insider readers 20% off any one item, including any of our picks — just use promo code INSIDER20 at checkout.

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Get 30% off sitewide from Carbon38

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Shop the Carbon38 sitewide sale now.

A brand we like for its versatile and stylish athletic wear, Carbon38, is having a huge sale. Right now, you can snag 30% off sitewide, just use the promo code SUMMER30. The discount includes the retailer’s huge array of leggings, bras, and joggers; it’s also the first worthwhile deal we’ve reported from them. 

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Get 20% off candles at Outdoor Fellow

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Shop the Outdoor Fellow Insider-exclusive sale now.

A good candle can brighten up your home, if it’s the right scent. Right now, Outdoor Fellow is offering Insider readers 20% off its selection of candles with promo code INSIDER20, with a range of scents from cozy to energetic. The subscriptions aren’t included in the discount, but that still leaves the brand’s lineup of nine candles to choose from. 

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Get 50% off haircare essentials from Ulta

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Shop the Ulta Gorgeous Hair Event now.

Now through May 29, Ulta is offering shoppers 50% off a rotating selection of haircare essentials. You’ll need to check back daily to access new deals, but the sale includes brands like Revlon, Chi, Ouidad, and many more. This week, Ulta is also offering a special with select shampoos and conditioners as low as two for $26

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Get 20% off at AeroGarden

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Shop the AeroGarden sale now.

Right now, AeroGarden is holding a huge sale with 20% off (or more) sitewide. Just use the promo code SUMMER20 to get the deal. The company makes indoor gardens of all shapes and sizes; we tested and loved the Harvest. The sale ends May 31. 

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Get $15 off your first order from Crowd Cow

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Shop the Crowd Cow Grill Week sale now.

To commemorate Grill Week going on now, Crowd Cow is offering an exclusive deal for Insider readers. Now through May 16, you can get $15 off your first order with promo code GRILLWEEK15. Crowd Cow is a convenient and reliable way to get meat from ethical and environmentally-friendly sources. After testing, we found it a good way to approach trying new cuts of meat with a clear conscience. 

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Save on certified refurbished speakers from Sonos

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Shop the Sonos refurbished sale now.

Sonos is a multi-room speaker system that lets you control what audio plays in each room of the house. Typically, its speaker lineup is a bit pricey, but right now you can save big by buying refurbished. Though it may sound a bit scary at first, buying items that are certified refurbished can spare you a great deal of money — and the tradeoffs may be less than you think.

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Get 20% off at Hello Bello

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Shop the exclusive Insider sale at Hello Bello now.

A brand known for its premium, plant-based baby products, Hello Bello makes some great products for adults, too. We like the brand’s Everywhere Balm and Sleep Well gummies. Now through June 30, you can snag 20% off everything with the promo code INSIDER20. Though the deal lasts a while, don’t miss out on it — we don’t often see sales from Hello Bello. 

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The online best sales and deals happening now, from exclusive Grill Week deals to discounts at Ulta, AeroGarden, and Sonos

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Best Online Sales Deals

We rounded up the best sales and deals happening online today, including Ulta, AeroGarden, and Sonos.

Deals in this story are subject to change throughout the day. The prices listed reflect the deal at the time of publication. For even more deals and savings across the web, check out our roundup of the best deals from Amazon and the best spring sales going on now – or, celebrate Grill Week with us by checking out both Memorial Day and exclusive deals.

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It’s Grill Week here at Insider and that means tons of exclusive deals. Not only are these some exceptional discounts, but several of these offers are also super rare. They’re short-lived too: all of the sales end May 16. 

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Deals on grilling meat and grilling accessories

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  • Chicago Steak CompanySave 17% with code INSIDER17.
  • Cooks VentureUse code INSIDER for 20% off your order.
  • Crowd CowSave $15 on your first order from Crowd Cow with code GRILLWEEK15.
  • Omaha SteaksGet four free top sirloins on orders $159+ when you shop through our link.
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  • Porter Road: Save $20 off your first order of $100 or more with code INSIDER20.
  • Rastelli’sSave $20 off your first purchase with code INSIDER.
  • Sizzlefish: Save 10% off your first purchase with code INSIDER.
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Get 50% off haircare essentials from Ulta

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Shop the Ulta Gorgeous Hair Event now.

Now through May 29, Ulta is offering shoppers 50% off a rotating selection of haircare essentials. You’ll need to check back daily to access new deals, but the sale includes brands like Revlon, Chi, Ouidad, and many more. This week, Ulta is also offering a special with select shampoos and conditioners as low as two for $26

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Shop the AeroGarden sale now.

Right now, AeroGarden is holding a huge sale with 20% off (or more) sitewide. Just use the promo code SUMMER20 to get the deal. The company makes indoor gardens of all shapes and sizes; we tested and loved the Harvest. The sale ends May 31. 

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Get $15 off your first order from Crowd Cow

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To commemorate Grill Week going on now, Crowd Cow is offering an exclusive deal for Insider readers. Now through May 16, you can get $15 off your first order with promo code GRILLWEEK15. Crowd Cow is a convenient and reliable way to get meat from ethical and environmentally-friendly sources. After testing, we found it a good way to approach trying new cuts of meat with a clear conscience. 

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Sonos is a multi-room speaker system that lets you control what audio plays in each room of the house. Typically, its speaker lineup is a bit pricey, but right now you can save big by buying refurbished. Though it may sound a bit scary at first, buying items that are certified refurbished can spare you a great deal of money — and the tradeoffs may be less than you think.

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Shop the exclusive Insider sale at Hello Bello now.

A brand known for its premium, plant-based baby products, Hello Bello makes some great products for adults, too. We like the brand’s Everywhere Balm and Sleep Well gummies. Now through June 30, you can snag 20% off everything with the promo code INSIDER20. Though the deal lasts a while, don’t miss out on it — we don’t often see sales from Hello Bello. 

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I tested 10 pairs of men’s rain boots by wading into the Hudson River and walking in the rain – here’s how they stacked up

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  • When getting from point A to point B means sloshing through mud, there’s a rain boot for the job.
  • We’ve gathered together fashionable, utilitarian boots to keep your feet dry in wet weather.
  • Look good and stay dry with these waterproof boots.

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Wet weather may be inevitable, but suffering through it with wet feet in squishy footwear doesn’t have to be. A superior rain boot or a waterproof boot (along with a good raincoat) can turn a dismal day trudging through the rain into, if not a fun experience, at least one that won’t ruin your mood and leave you with damp socks. Beyond that, you don’t have to look like Paddington Bear when you go out in the rain, since there are many fashionable options to suit your personal style while still staying dry.

How I tested rain boots for this guide:

Besides wearing the boots while walking in the rain (the things I do for my job!) I also tested them by wading into the nearby Hudson River until the boots were submerged to the boot’s collar or until water seeped inside (again, the things I do for this job!). For more details on testing, see our explainer slide below.

Here are the best rain boots for men in 2021:

XTRATUF Rubber Deck Boot

Best Rain boots - XTRATUF Rubber Deck Boot

XTRATUF Ankle Deck Boots are completely waterproof, slip resistant, and have a moisture-wicking liner. Trusted by folks in the Alaskan fishing industry, these boots will keep your feet dry in the heaviest rains. 

XTRATUF has been around for more than 60 years and made its reputation among Alaska’s fisheries and docks, earning their Legacy ankle boots the nickname “Alaskan sneakers.” 

The XTRATUF Ankle Deck Boot is made from hand-layered neoprene, a type of synthetic rubber, for a completely waterproof boot (note: these aren’t meant for commercial applications). The only way you’re going to get your feet wet is if the water is deeper than the top of the boot. While testing them during a rainstorm, the water beaded off the surface and my feet stayed completely dry. The outsoles, made from slip-resistant chevron rubber, worked well on muddy surfaces and when scrambling over wet boulders. Because they’re made of neoprene, the boots aren’t as breathable as leather, but they’re lined with a moisture-wicking and anti-bacterial lining called Xpresscool that helps keep your feet cooler on warm days.

The biggest surprise was how comfortable they were. I walked more than five miles in these straight out of the box with no issues. They’re light, around one pound, and feature a front and back pull-on tabs to help get your feet in and out of them. They don’t come in half sizes. I normally wear a 9.5 so sized up to a 10 as recommended by the brand, and they fit well. 

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REEF Voyage Boot LE

The best rain boots - REEF Voyage LE

The REEF Voyage LE is a waterproof and extremely lightweight boot that has you covered if you’re caught in a rainstorm in the city or traversing a stream on a day hike. 

REEF, the beach brand started by two Argentinian brothers in the 1980s, is best known for its sandals, but the company also makes great boots. 

The REEF Voyage Boot is a chukka style ankle boot that is both stylish and great for wet weather, or the beach when it’s not raining. Made from waterproof full-grain leather, it also has a rubber cupsole—a type of outsole made from a single piece of rubber that’s very flexible—and has good gripping ability in wet conditions. Unlike many of the boots I tested, water doesn’t noticeably bead on the leather’s surface, but it doesn’t penetrate the material deeply, nor does it affect the leather’s color or texture once dried. I found these boots to be fully waterproof both while testing them in a rainstorm and at the river’s edge. Water seeped into the boots where the tongue meets the shaft once I went deeper into the water. If that happens, no worries, these boots dry really fast—about an hour with the cork insoles removed. 

The Voyage boots are very comfortable straight out of the box—I’ve worn them on several 5+ mile excursions with no foot trouble. They’re incredibly lightweight at just 15.4 ounces, but still provide decent ankle and arch support thanks to what the brand calls ‘Swellular Technology,” comprised of three layers: a soft foam deck, a slightly firmer midsole, and the aforementioned rubber outsole. They also have a soft corduroy lining.  

These boots fit true to size. No additional or special care is required to help maintain the boot’s waterproofing, according to a company rep I spoke with, and the brand offers a one-year guarantee against manufacturer’s defects. 

Voyage LE (small)
Sperry Saltwater Nylon Duck Boot

Best Rain boots - Men's Saltwater Nylon Duck Boot

Sperry has been making footwear for wet conditions for 90 years and the brand’s Saltwater Nylon Duck Boot marries classic looks with functionality so you can look good and also keep your feet dry.

These are sophisticated enough for running around the city on a rainy day, but are hardcore enough for fishing or other outdoor activities. 

The shaft is made from a waterproof quilted nylon with a tongue that’s attached for its entire length to prevent water from seeping in (known as a bellows tongue or gusseted tongue in footwear terminology). Below, a waterproof rubber shell keeps your feet dry. No water made it into the boots when I walked into the river with them. When I tested them on a very rainy walk, water beaded off the surface and kept my feet completely dry. The lugged rubber outsoles kept me from slipping in muddy conditions. 

I found the Sperry Nylon Duck Boot to be comfortable for long walks, five or more miles. The lining is soft and they fit true to size. Because the boots are partially quilted and the shell is rubber, these may not be suitable for hot summer wear, but are definitely good for spring, fall, and mild winters.

Men’s Saltwater Nylon Duck Boot (small)
Danner Vertigo 917

Vertigo 917 Java

The Danner Vertigo 917 are super lightweight, feature a Gore Tex liner, and are handsome enough for a night out but rugged enough for a day hike. 

Danner, the Oregon-based heritage boot brand, has been keeping feet warm and dry since 1932. The company’s Vertigo 917 Boot goes beyond utilitarian needs (though it provides that too) with an aesthetically handsome style that still keeps your feet dry in the rain. 

The Vertigo 917 has a waterproofed leather upper and features a 100% waterproof Gore-Tex liner that’s breathable, so your feet stay dry whether from water or your own sweat. The lower portion of the tongue has a mesh liner layered over a waterproof membrane attached to the shank to help regulate your temperature and to keep water from seeping in. I found them to have very good traction on wet surfaces. They have a Vibram XS Trek outsole—Vibram is an Italian company that sets the standard for rubber soles with gripping ability—that provides stability and traction. It should be noted that these boots cannot be resoled. 

I’ve taken these on five-mile in-town walks and on longer day hikes. There was a short break-in period—they rubbed at the ankle bone on my first five-mile walk in them—but by the third wear they had become very comfortable. These are flexible and extremely light—35 ounces for the pair—making them great for longer treks. They have a removable OrthoLite Footbed with three layers for maximum cushioning and support. They fit true to size and are nicely designed for easily getting them on and off. 

 A brand rep advised me that the leather’s protective coating will eventually wear off so apply Danner’s Waterproofing Gel when you notice the leather beginning to darken.

Vertigo 917 (small)
Muck Boots Originals Pull On Mid

The best rain boots - Muck Boots Originals Pull On Mid

 The Muck Boots Originals Pull On Mid has you covered in the wettest, muddiest conditions while remaining comfortable. 

The Original Muck Boot Company is the go-to work boots for both farmers and gardeners of all stripes working in muddy, damp, slippery conditions. The company’s Originals Pull On Mid is a workhorse of a boot that will keep your feet dry and comfortable for all-day wear. 

The Originals Pull On Mid is made from hand-layered rubber over a neoprene bootie. I wore these mid-calf-length boots while working in the garden over several days and on a 2.5 mile walk in a heavy rain. When testing them out, water beaded off the surface well and when I waded out into the Hudson, the boots were completely waterproof. The only way water is getting in is if it goes over the top. They provided good traction in muddy conditions. 

The first time I wore them they rubbed against my calf, a problem solved by tucking my pants into the boots. Longer socks would also solve this problem. They were very comfortable—the boots have molded footbeds with a layer of memory foam. The boots were easy to get on and off thanks to the tab at the back. These don’t come in half-sizes, so I opted for the next size up as recommended by the brand. They felt a bit big, so I wore them with thicker socks to fix the problem and they were fine. Because they’re made from rubber, they don’t breathe as well as leather, but I didn’t find them unduly hot while working outside in 70 degree weather. My feet didn’t noticeably sweat in them. The footbeds are both antimicrobial so they don’t stink and moisture wicking to help keep your feet feeling dry. You can get away with four season wear depending on your climate.

Pull On Mid (small)
Dr. Martens Waterproof 1460

Dr. Martens Waterproof 1460s

Look cool and keep your feet dry in the Dr. Martens Waterproof 1460s, which are fully waterproof and incredibly comfortable. 

Bring a little rock-and-roll to your rainy day excursions with the Dr. Martens Waterproof 1460 boots. These boots surprised me twice. The first time was when I took them on a five-mile walk straight out of the box. These are solidly made boots that weigh in at 1.14 ounces each but are remarkably comfortable. They’re amply cushioned at the collar and on the tongue. The soles are also very cushiony. They don’t call them “Air Wair” for nothing (the company’s brand since the 1960s) since the soles are air-cushioned. 

The Waterproof 1460 has the same look as the originals (the logo tab on back, iconic yellow stitching, grooved sidewalls, DMS tread) but also feature “Drywair,” a proprietary waterproof membrane that keeps moisture out but is breathable enough to keep your feet from perspiring. They also have a twin heat-sealed welt and a gusseted tongue that keeps water from seeping in. My second big surprise with these Dr. Martens came when I waded out into the Hudson in them. No water got in. None. The outsoles provided great gripping ability in muddy, slippery conditions. 

Dr. Martens don’t come in half-sizes, so I sized down to a 9 per the company’s advice and they fit perfectly. They only come in black in a waxy, oil-finish called Republic WP. They’re easy to clean too. Just wipe them down with a damp cloth. My only quibble with these boots (a tiny one) was the length of the laces. I’m a double knotter and the shortness of these laces didn’t really allow for this.

Waterproof 1460s (small)
Le Chameau Vierzon Jersey Lined Boot

Le Chameau Vierzon Jersey Lined Boot

The Vierzon Jersey Lined Boot by Le Chameau is a classic Wellington-style rain boot that has thoughtful details for an elevated experience. 

Le Chameau, a French heritage brand, has been keeping the feet of farmers, hunters, and anglers dry and comfortable for nearly 100 years. The Vierzon Jersey Lined Boot is a classic calf-length wellington-style rubber rain boot with a ton of nice details that elevates it above the competition. These boots are handcrafted from the company’s Chamolux rubber that starts with Grade A rubber from Vietnam that’s mixed with some secret ingredients to produce the famously soft, supple and fully waterproof boot material. 

The thoughtful details include a soft polycotton, tartan patterned jersey lining, an adjustable waterproof gusset with snap-fastening buckle for a perfect fit, and shock-absorbing dual-density outsoles with a shank reinforcement board for better stability and arch support. The outsole is abrasion resistant and provides traction on uneven, slippery surfaces. 

The Vierzon is a four-season boot, depending on your climate (they are rated for temperatures down to 0°C and are comfortable for use during warmer months thanks to the quick-drying lining that helps wick away sweat. These boots, like all the company’s products, come with a two-year warranty and free shipping in the U.S.

Vierzon Jersey Lined Boot (small)
Rockport Mid Moc Waterproof Boot

ROCKPORT Men’s Waterproof Mid Moc Boot

The Rockport Mid Moc is good-looking, super comfortable, and fully waterproof, to boot. 

Rockport is known for casual, comfortable footwear that’s made for walking. The Mid Moc Waterproof Boot is true to the brand. Made from a full-grain waterproof leather, they are really comfortable, good-looking, and will keep your feet dry on a rainy-day hike. 

I’ve worn these on in-town walks and day hikes of at least five miles, and from day one I had no foot issues. They have a nicely cushioned collar and tongue, and an EVA footbed that provides good support and helps prevent foot fatigue. They also provide excellent ankle support. 

These are seam sealed, have a gusseted tongue, and a waterproof insole. They kept my feet dry, both while hiking in the rain and during river testing. It should be noted the gusseted tongue only goes up about two-thirds of the way, so water can seep in if the water is deeper than that. The boots also have anti-microbial and moisture-wicking footbeds. The thick rubber outsoles provide good gripping power in slippery conditions. These boots fit true to size.

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Huckberry All-Weather Chore Boot

Huckberry All-Weather Chore Boot

The Huckberry All-Weather Chore Boot wears like a sneaker, looks like a cross between a Chelsea boot and a duck boot, and is made from premium materials to keep your feet dry no matter the conditions. 

Huckberry has made its reputation with products that are equal parts cool, innovative, and well-made, so it’s no surprise their All-Weather Chore Boot ticks off all these boxes and more. This is a hybrid between a Chelsea boot and a duck boot with a waterproof full-grain leather upper, rubberized leather rand at the heel, and Vibram outsole that provides traction in slippery conditions. 

The interior has a waterproof lycra membrane that’s breathable so water won’t get in, but sweat will evaporate to help keep feet dry and comfortable. The uppers have sealed seams and are joined using waterproof cement and glue. The rand at the back and toe cap help protect against tears and abrasions.

These fit like a sneaker, with a cushioned insole and EVA midsole that provide great shock absorption. Pull tabs at the back and elastic at the sides (like traditional Chelsea boots) make for easy on and off. These fit true to size.

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Brunt Perkins Waterproof Work Boot

Brunt Perkins Waterproof Work Boot

The Brunt Perkins Waterproof Work Boot has a reinforced composite nano toe, will keep you comfortable during long shifts, and dry if caught in the rain. 

Brunt is a new direct-to-consumer brand that’s quickly becoming a goto workwear staple. The Perkins is a tough full-grain leather work boot. Designed for the worksite, it’s got a reinforced composite nano toe and shank (the long thin piece of material in a boot that sits between the insole and outsole and provides support). These are fairly light for reinforced-toe work boots, weighing in at around two pounds each. Traditional steel-toe work boots can be as heavy as 4.5 pounds. The boots have double stitching at key areas that tend to wear faster and durable toe caps and heel guards. The Perkins meet the ASTM International standards for safety toe work boots. This international standards organization provides technical standards for a variety of products and materials. 

The Perkins is also very comfortable. I wore these working in the yard and around the house and walked 2.5 miles in them with no foot issues. There was no break-in time required. The Perkins features a rubber foam midsole, a three-layer removable insole, and extra padding at the collar. 

These boots performed well in normal rain conditions thanks to triple-layer waterproofing. Water beaded off the surface and my feet stayed dry. In the river, no water seeped in via the seams. The boots don’t have a gusseted tongue so water can seep in through there, but these aren’t meant to be used to slog through the Hudson and will definitely keep your feet dry in most situations. They took about 10 hours to dry out inside. The Perkins also have heavy-duty outsoles that prevented me from slipping in muddy (even oily) conditions. They fit true to size and have a cool feature that lets you adjust the boot width from regular (D) to a wider fit (EE).

Perkins Waterproof Work Boot (small)
How I tested rain boots for this guide

I tested these rain boots for comfort, breathability, ease of getting in and out of them, how well they grip in slippery conditions, and, of course, how they stood up against water. I walked and/or hiked in each of them at least twice, sometimes more, for at least 2.5 miles (in most cases twice that distance) at a time during rainstorms. I submerged them in puddles as well as wading out into the Hudson River in them. In the case of the Muck Boots and Brunt Work Boots, I used them while working in my yard and doing chores around the house. 

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The best sales and deals going on now, including sales from Crowd Cow, Sonos, and Rent the Runway

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We rounded up the best sales and deals happening online today, including the best Mother’s Day discounts happening now, plus Best Buy, Spanx, and Anthropologie.

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Get $15 off your first order from Crowd Cow

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Shop the Crowd Cow Grill Week sale now.

To commemorate Grill Week going on now, Crowd Cow is offering an exclusive deal for Insider readers. Now through May 16, you can get $15 off your first order with promo code GRILLWEEK15. Crowd Cow is a convenient and reliable way to get meat from ethical and environmentally-friendly sources. After testing, we found it a good way to approach trying new cuts of meat with a clear conscience. 

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Save on certified refurbished speakers from Sonos

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Shop the Sonos refurbished sale now.

Sonos is a multi-room speaker system that lets you control what audio plays in each room of the house. Typically, its speaker lineup is a bit pricey, but right now you can save big by buying refurbished. Though it may sound a bit scary at first, buying items that are certified refurbished can spare you a great deal of money — and the tradeoffs may be less than you think.

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Get 20% off your order at the Ministry of Supply

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Shop the Ministry of Supply Insider-exclusive sale now.

A very rare sale from the Ministry of Supply, right now you can nab 20% off your entire order with the promo code INSIDER. This discount lasts through May 9. The brand makes a ton of high-tech clothing that’s comfortable and stylish — we’ve tested and reviewed its dress shirts and suits.

*Sponsored by Ministry of Supply

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Get $60 off your first two months of Rent the Runway

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Shop the Rent the Runway sale now.

Rent the Runway doesn’t hold sales often, so if you’ve been looking for an opportunity to mix up your wardrobe, this one’s worth checking out. Now through May 11, use the promo code READYFORFUN to save $60 on the first two months of the 16-item subscription. That’s a total of $120 in savings. This plan is one of RTR’s new options for shoppers since ending its popular Unlimited Swaps plan.

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Get 20% off at Hello Bello

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Shop the exclusive Insider sale at Hello Bello now.

A brand known for its premium, plant-based baby products, Hello Bello makes some great products for adults, too. We like the brand’s Everywhere Balm and Sleep Well gummies. Now through June 30, you can snag 20% off everything with the promo code INSIDER20. Though the deal lasts a while, don’t miss out on it — we don’t often see sales from Hello Bello. 

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The best sales and deals going on now, including weekend sales from Best Buy, Spanx, and Anthropologie

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Best Mother’s Day sales going on now

  • Alleyoop: Create your own Mother’s Day gift set by adding three items or more to cart and using promo code MD10 to get 10% off plus a free cosmetics bag through May 9.
  • Allswell: Get 25% off Bedding Bath and Spa with promo code MOM25 through May 9
  • Blue Nile: Get up to 50% off gifts for mom with promo code MOM2021 through May 9.
  • Brooklinen: Get 20% off sitewide with promo code BDAY
  • Fossil: Get 30% off almost everything with promo code FORMOM through May 9. 
  • iRobot: Get $100 or more off a Roomba or Roomba bundle. 
  • MeUndies: Get 30% off loungewear with promo code COOLMOM at checkout. 
  • Mirror: Get free shipping, white glove delivery, and a $100 Lululemon gift card with your order when you use promo code MOTHERSDAY21 through May 9. 
  • Overstock: Get 70% off select items and free shipping on everything.  
  • Rent the Runway: Get $60 off the 16 Item Subscription Plan for two months with promo code READYFORFUN through May 11.
  • Sheertex: Get 10% off your order with promo code MOM10 through May 11. 
  • YesGlasses: Get 25% off women’s glasses through May 9 with promo code YGMOM.

Get 50% off bike shorts at Spanx

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Shop the Spanx Flash Sale now.

Spanx sales don’t come by often, but when they do, they’re full of great deals. They’re also usually very short-lived. From now til 8:00 A.M. E.T. tomorrow, Spanx is holding a flash sale featuring 50% off the brand’s bike shorts. We’ve previously tested — and loved – Spanx’s leggings; they’re not just comfortable and flattering, but they’re also stylish.

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Save on TVs, Laptops, and more from Best Buy.

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Shop the Best Buy 3-Day sale now.

Now through Sunday, Best Buy is holding a huge sale featuring discounts on TVs, laptops, headphones, video games, smart home speakers, and much more. Tons of popular brands are included, like Samsung, Sony, LG, and Apple. 

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A very rare sale from the Ministry of Supply, right now you can nab 20% off your entire order with the promo code INSIDER. This discount lasts through May 9. The brand makes a ton of high-tech clothing that’s comfortable and stylish — we’ve tested and reviewed its dress shirts and suits.

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Get 20% off clothes at Anthropologie with a free membership

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Shop the AnthroDay sale now.

Did you know that Anthropologie has a rewards membership and it’s free to join? If you didn’t, now is the time to consider signing up. This weekend only, AnthroPerks members save 20% off a huge selection of clothing, including tons of fresh styles for summer. Though Anthropologie holds sales somewhat frequently, this one is a rare chance to choose from such a wide variety of clothing. 

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Get $60 off your first two months of Rent the Runway

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Shop the Rent the Runway sale now.

Rent the Runway doesn’t hold sales often, so if you’ve been looking for an opportunity to mix up your wardrobe, this one’s worth checking out. Now through May 11, use the promo code READYFORFUN to save $60 on the first two months of the 16-item subscription. That’s a total of $120 in savings. This plan is one of RTR’s new options for shoppers since ending its popular Unlimited Swaps plan.

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Get 20% off sitewide and $12 Alidia Rings from Bauble Bar

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Shop the Baublebar sale now

Now through May 9, Baublebar is holding a huge sale featuring its popular Alidia rings for only $12 and 20% off everything else. Use the promo code BB20 to get the deal. If you’ve never heard of or shopped from Baublebar, we recommend them for trendy and affordable jewelry that will last you a while. The sale includes the entirety of the Baublebar lineup, including rings, necklaces, bracelets, and more. 

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Get $100 or more off a Roomba from iRobot

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Now through May 8, iRobot is holding a great online-exclusive sale with up to $450 off iRobot bundles and up to $200 off select robots. Two-day shipping is also free in case you’re hustling for Mother’s Day. We see sales on Roomba robot vacuums pretty regularly throughout the year, but this is a rare chance to save big on some all-inclusive bundles. Two of our picks, the s9+ and i3+, are also included in the discounts. 

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Get 20% off at Hello Bello

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A brand known for its premium, plant-based baby products, Hello Bello makes some great products for adults, too. We like the brand’s Everywhere Balm and Sleep Well gummies. Now through June 30, you can snag 20% off everything with the promo code INSIDER20. Though the deal lasts a while, don’t miss out on it — we don’t often see sales from Hello Bello. 

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Teacher Appreciation Week is going on now – here are the teacher-exclusive deals, discounts, and sales still available

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  • We’ve rounded up the best Teacher Appreciation Week discounts, deals, and freebies below.
  • Teachers and faculty can save big on products from Bose, Casper, and Under Armour.
  • Keep scrolling to find answers to your frequently asked questions, too.

Teachers deserve kudos year-round, but this week is a special shout-out to educators. Businesses are celebrating staff and faculty during National Teacher Appreciation Week with exclusive discounts and freebies through May 8.

There are only a few days left in the week to snag some limited-time promotions, including deals from Casper, Rosetta Stone, Under Armour, and Tommy John. To be eligible for freebies and discounts, teachers need to verify their status as a teacher in order to snag the deals. Most of the time, this is done through SheerID or ID.me.

We’ve outlined some of the best deals and discounts for teachers below, plus answers to frequently asked questions regarding National Teacher Appreciation Week.

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Best tech and software deals for teachers

  • Adobe Creative Cloud: Get your first year of Adobe Creative Cloud for only $20 per month (originally $53 per month). 
  • B&H: Get teacher and college educator discounts after joining B&H EDU Advantage for verification. 
  • Bose: Save on Bose products over $199 after verifying through ID.me. 
  • Dell: Get 10% off PCs and electronics for all K-12 students, parents, faculty, and staff. 
  • Headspace: Get a free subscription for all K-12 educators, including teachers, administrators, and supporting staff. 
  • Lenovo: Save an extra 5% sitewide for students and teachers after verifying through ID.me. 
  • Microsoft Office: Get Office 365 free with a valid school email address. 
  • Rosetta Stone: Get three months free starting between now and May 31 for teachers, nurses, and healthcare workers.
  • ThinkEDU: Get up to 90% off software from Microsoft, Adobe, and Rosetta Stone; also save with special offers on laptops, iPads, and accessories with promo code TEACH21
  • Xfinity: Get a $150 Visa Prepaid Card with exclusive offers on internet after verifying your status.

Best apparel deals for teachers

  • Adidas: Get 30% off after verifying through ID.me. 
  • Birdies: Get 20% off your order.
  • Boden: Get 20% off after verifying with SheerID.
  • Bonobos: Get 20% off your purchase after verifying your status through SheerID. 
  • Crocs: Get 15% off Crocs after verifying your status with SheerID. 
  • Dockers: Get 25% off all Dockers after verifying your status through SheerID. 
  • Kipling: Get an extra 15% off for Teacher Appreciation Week.
  • L.L.Bean: Get 10% off your order for college students and teachers.
  • Ray-Ban: Get 15% off after verifying your status through ID.me. 
  • Tommy John: Get 20% off for K-12 teachers, college faculty and staff after verifying through SheerID. 
  • Ugg: Get 10% off full-priced styles for educators after verifying through SheerID. 
  • Under Armour: Get 40% off sitewide for teachers and nurses. 
  • Vineyard Vines: Get 15% off sitewide after verifying through SheerID. 
  • Zappos: Get 10% off your order after verifying through SheerID. 

Best home deals for teachers

  • Casper: Get 20% off after verifying through ID.me. 
  • Cost Plus World Market: Get 20% off your online purchase and free shipping orders of $49 or more for K-12 teachers after verifying through SheerID. 
  • Leatherman: Get 40% off multitools after verifying through SheerID. 
  • Leesa: Get 15% off after verifying through ID.me. 
  • Purple: Get 10% off your order for students and teachers with verification through SheerID. 

Best classroom and office supply deals for teachers

  • Costco: Get a free $20 Shop Card with a new membership after validating with SheerID.
  • Michaels: Get 15% off your entire purchase with valid ID or by verifying online through SheerID.  
  • Office Depot: Teachers who are Office Depot Rewards members get an extra 25% back in rewards through May 8. 

Best Teacher Appreciation Week freebies

  • Krispy Kreme: Get a free Original Glazed Donut in-store when you show your COVID-19 vaccination card through the end of 2021. 
  • Sonic Drive-In: Get a free large drink or slush with any purchase with promo code TEACHERS used in-app through May 9. 

Frequently asked questions

When is Teacher Appreciation Week?

Teacher Appreciation Week 2021 is from May 2 through May 8. A handful of deals only last for this period, while others will persevere throughout the year. 

What types of deals are available for teachers this week?

For the week of Teacher Appreciation Week, you can find a ton of in-store discounts from office supply stores and fast-food restaurants with valid teacher ID. 

Outside of just this week, you can find pretty solid discounts from apparel, tech, and software companies like Bonobos, Dell, and Headspace. 

How do I verify my teacher status when shopping online?

It depends on the retailer, but most outsource verification to services like SheerID and ID.me. Websites like these take your information, like your state license number, to validate your status as a teacher, administrator, or staff member. 

What are SheerID and ID.me?

These verification sites take your personal information in order to validate your status as a teacher or administrator. After creating an account and providing your credentials upon sign-up, you’ll be able to reap the bounty of teacher-exclusive deals that each site holds without verifying again. 

For more teacher, educator, and administrator-exclusive discounts year-round, you can find tons on the SheerID and ID.me websites. 

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The 7 best places to buy men’s T-shirts

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  • T-shirts are one of the cornerstones of every wardrobe, no matter how fancy or basic it may be.
  • There are many options to choose from, so we’ve narrowed it down to the best in every category
  • The Everlane Organic Cotton Crew is the best overall because it’s affordable and backed by a warranty.

If you take a look at anyone’s wardrobe, you’re almost guaranteed to find T-shirts. As a quintessential item for all, T-shirts are readily available from just about every clothing company. With a countless number of T-shirts readily available, you might be wondering why you’d need a guide to make a decision, but that’s exactly why. We decided to cut through the seemingly endless number of options to narrow it down to the absolute best ones.

Whether you’re searching for a stretchy moisture-wicking T-shirt to work out in, a comfort T-shirt for working from home and lounging, or low-cost T-shirts to stock up on, you’ll find it here. I’ve selected five of the best T-shirts based on the countless brands I’ve personally tested or bought over the years. You’ll find picks for comfort, affordability, undershirts, working out, and the best overall.

It’s also worth noting that while all the T-shirts listed below are in men’s sizing, anyone can wear them. If you’re unsure of which size fits you best, check each brand’s size chart for more details. Speaking of fit, the styles below are what the industry calls “men’s t-shirts.” What qualifies as a “men’s t-shirt” has everything to do with sizing and fit. These tend to be boxier, broader, and longer than tees that were made for women. If you’re looking for something shorter and more fitted, check out our guide to the best women’s T-shirts.

Here are the best places to buy men’s sized T-shirts in 2021:

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Everlane

Everlane Uniform Tee

As part of the Everlane Uniform collection, the Organic Cotton Crew Tee is backed by a one-year warranty and comes in a handful of colors.

Sizing options: XS-XXL, runs true to size

The T-shirt is quintessential to casual style, so there’s a good chance you already wear one on a regular basis — sort of like a uniform.

Everlane created the Uniform Collection to make getting dressed feel more effortless. Among those styles is the Organic Cotton Crew Tee, which is easily the best T-shirt on the market.

During the design process, Everlane put the Organic Cotton Crew Tee through 25 wash cycles, three tests for fading and pilling, and six measurements for shrinking to make sure it can withstand constant wear.

To fully stand behind the quality, the Organic Cotton Crew and everything else in the Uniform collection is backed by a 365-day guarantee. If it shrinks, rips, fades, or does anything else that compromises the original quality, Everlane will replace it for free. 

Aside from the quality, the variety makes these tees good for any wardrobe. There are more than 10 colors to choose from, and you can also choose from styles that have a pocket or a V-neck. They’re fairly inexpensive at $18 for one, or $45 for three ($15 each), so it’s easy to stock up on multiple of your favorite or most-worn colors.

Read my full review on the Everlane Uniform collection

What to buy:

The Organic Cotton Crew (small)
Rhone

Rhone Reign T-shirt

Built for performance, the Rhone Reign T-shirt will keep you cool, dry, and comfortable during your workouts.

Sizing options: S-XXL, runs true to size

Rhone is one of the leading startups in the athleisure menswear space, so it’s no surprise they’ve figured out how to make a really good T-shirt. The brand offers a decent selection of performance T-shirts, some specifically for sports like running, but the Reign T-shirt is its best for all-around performance. 

The brand doesn’t make mention of the T-shirts being stretchy (I guess at this point, it’s pretty much expected from any performance gear), but its blend of nylon, polyester, and spandex material does have an impressive amount of stretch. The material is also moisture-wicking and features GoldFusion technology to fight body odor. 

I use my Rhone T-shirts exclusively for the gym, and I’ve found the GoldFusion technology to be effective. This is an important feature for me because washing my gym clothes after one wear is simply unrealistic. The shirt also has built-in UPF 50+, so you’re getting extra sun protection for your outdoor workouts and activities too. 

When I do wash my Rhone shirts, they come out of the washer and dryer in perfect condition. At this point, Rhone shirts have been in my gym rotation for about two years, and I’ve yet to experience fading or shrinking — and at $68 each, that type of quality is expected.

Aside from the stellar quality and fit, I really appreciate the quotes that Rhone incorporates into its shirts. The bottom of the hem on the Reign T-shirt reads, “While living I want to live well.” It’s a nice touch for people who are working to reach their goals and could use some extra inspiration.

Again, at $68, this shirt is expensive, so I’d suggest going with a cheaper option if you only need something to wear casually or to lounge in. 

What to buy:

Reign Classic Short Sleeve (small)
Brooklinen

Brooklinen Prospect Tee

The Brooklinen Prospect Tee is so soft and comfortable, you won’t want to take it off.

Sizing options: XS-XXL, runs true to size

Before testing the Brooklinen Prospect Tee, I wasn’t expecting to have such a positive experience with it. Just about any T-shirt can be considered comfortable to some degree, so I figured Brooklinen’s wouldn’t be much different. After all, it is just a T-shirt. 

But as soon as I put it on, I was proven wrong. The Prospect Tee is super soft and has a slightly relaxed fit that makes it especially comfortable to wear. I originally wore it around the house and then to bed since Brooklinen technically considers it loungewear, but I’ve also worn it quite a few times outside. Don’t let the word “loungewear” trick you into thinking you can’t wear this T-shirt in the real world, because you absolutely can. 

Brooklinen says that each piece undergoes five separate quality-control checks to ensure it won’t warp, shrink, stretch, sag, or pill, and so far I’ve found that to be true. My Prospect Tee, as well as the Bergen Joggers (a pair of lounge pants I’ve also tested from Brooklinen), have held up amazingly in the wash. Both pieces are just as soft as the first time I wore them.

If you prefer a V-neck, the York Tee has all the same great features. 

Read our full review on Brooklinen loungewear.

What to buy:

Prospect Tee (small)

 

Tommy John

Tommy John Undershirt

Tommy John is unlike any other undershirt on the market — in a good way. The collar stays flat, it fits closely to your body, and never comes untucked.  

Sizing options: S-XXL, fits snug, but as an undershirt, that’s how you want it to fit. 

Tommy John started with the mission to bring men’s undergarments into the 21st century and its undershirts are, in my opinion, the best example of how it’s doing that.

To be completely honest, I gave up on T-shirt-style undershirts a long time ago because they’re almost always ill-fitting at the collar, the sleeves become loose, and they rarely stay tucked in. To put it plainly, they look sloppy.

Tommy John’s undershirts are the complete opposite. They’re close-fitting, but not tight, long enough to stay comfortably tucked into your pants, and they almost disappear underneath your top layer of clothes.

While browsing, you’ll find that Tommy John undershirts are available in three materials — Second Skin, Cool Cotton, and Air. I’ve tried all three and I can’t say one is better than the other; it really depends on what you look for most in an undershirt, whether that’s softness, breathability, or a lightweight feel.

I especially like Tommy John’s undershirts instead of basic tank tops when I’m wearing dress shirts. They’re more comfortable (which is important when you’re already wearing not-so-comfortable dress clothes), they help prevent sweat stains on the armpits, and they’re a lot less visible if you’re wearing a white or light-colored shirt.

Read my full review on Tommy John undershirts.

Second Skin Crew Neck Stay-Tucked Undershirt 2.0 (3 pack) (small)
Uniqlo

Uniqlo Packaged Dry T-Shirt

If you simply need a good T-shirt without spending a lot of money, Uniqlo’s Dry Crew Neck T-shirts are the way to go. 

Sizing options: XXS-3XL. Fits true to size. Size up for more of a relaxed fit.

Uniqlo’s Dry T-shirts are far from the brand’s best-made T-shirts (check out the Uniqlo U Collection if you want higher quality), but they’re still essentials in my wardrobe. 

I love them because they’re affordable enough that you can stock up on a bunch of colors. You never know when you’re going to need a T-shirt in a specific color, so you can buy all of your favorites and have them on deck. 

Something to note is that they come folded and packaged (hence the name), so you’ll want to quickly hit them with a steamer to get rid of the creases. 

In my experience with Uniqlo Dry Packaged T-shirts over the years, I have seen fading, shrinking, and pilling after a decent amount of wears, washes, and dry cycles, but I didn’t mind. By the time they were worn out, I felt like I had gotten my money’s worth.

If you like to buy a T-shirt and wear it repeatedly — not sparingly — then I’d recommend a higher quality pick, but these will certainly get the job done.

What to buy:

Dry Color Crew Neck Short-Sleeve T-Shirt (small)
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Cuts Clothing

The T-shirts from Cuts Clothing are soft, fitted in the right places, and come in a variety of fashionable hem styles and colors.

Sizing options: S-XXL. Shirts have a close-to-body fit, but they are true to size.

As the self-proclaimed makers of “the only T-shirt worth wearing,” I had pretty high expectations before trying the shirts from Cuts Clothing. But, they ultimately lived up to the hype.

Founded in 2016, Cuts Clothing was created for men looking for high-quality clothing that could be worn anywhere. Most T-shirts are more or less the same, but Cuts Clothing’s T-shirts have notable differences that give them a unique and elevated feel.

The shirts use the brand’s proprietary custom-engineered material, which is just as soft and stretchy as some of the best performance gear I’ve worn. What makes the shirts special is the contemporary cuts and colors available.

You can choose between fitted or regular; crewneck, V-neck or henley; regular, split, rounded or elongated hems. I had the opportunity to try the crewneck with every hem style and I enjoyed being able to create different looks.

In addition to the great assortment of shirt styles, Cuts is also known for its contemporary colors. You’ll always find basic colors like black, white, and grey, but the brand also offers out of the norm colors like Red Rum and Laurel Oak. 

If you like to get dressed with a bit more consideration than whether your T-shirt is clean and if it matches, then Cuts Clothing is a great option.

What to buy:

T-Shirts (small)
Carhartt

Carhartt

Designed as workwear, Carhartt T-shirts are roomy and extremely durable.

Sizing options:  Standard sizes are S-2XL, Big and Tall sizes are 3XL-5XL and Large Tall-4XL Tall

Carhartt is one of the most popular outdoor workwear brands and its T-shirts are a brand staple. They’re designed to be durable enough to withstand the rigors of hard work, but they’re also more than capable of being a long-lasting casual piece. 

Whether you decide to wear it for hard labor or casually, you’ll get far more wears and washes out of any Carhartt T-shirt compared to other options.

The brand has one of the most inclusive size ranges and are designed to be roomy for a comfortable fit. If you prefer a more fitted T-shirt, it’s recommended to go down a size or pick a slimmer T-shirt altogether.

Most of Carhartt’s T-shirts feature a left chest pocket, which is equally good for utility and style. You’ll also find plenty of color options. 

What to buy:

Men’s Loose Fit Heavyweight Pocket T-Shirt (small)
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The best sales and deals going on now, including Rent the Runway, Baublebar, and iRobot

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The best women’s laptop bags in 2021 to keep your computer safe in style

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All of our favorite women’s laptop bags.

  • Laptop bags are an essential way to protect laptops during commutes.
  • The best bags are protective, stylish, and spacious.
  • The Lo and Sons O.G. 2 is our favorite for its combination of protection and style.

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Whether it’s for a trip to school, the office, or the coffee shop, a good laptop bag is an essential computer accessory.

A laptop bag’s most important job is to protect the device it’s carrying, so it should be able to withstand some impact. But a good bag should also fit everything you need while looking stylish enough to make you want to carry it everywhere.

We’ve spent months testing laptop bags to find the best ones. We’ve chosen options for just about every shape, style and budget – from classic briefcase style to luxurious totes and everything in between.

Here are the best laptop bags for women:

The best laptop bag overall

Best overall women’s laptop bag  Lo and Sons O.G
Best overall women’s laptop bag: Lo and Sons O.G. 2

The Lo and Sons O.G. 2 is fashionable, spacious, and versatile, offering the best blend of protection and style. 

If you are looking for a bag that oozes sophistication, the Lo and Sons O.G. 2 fits the bill. The premium materials and thoughtful design make it feel as luxurious as it is practical and protective, which is why it’s our top pick. It starts at $378 and comes in black, caramel, and gray. 

The nylon exterior is light, smooth, and water resistant, while the leather on the handles and trim feels sturdy yet sleek. The O.G. 2 has two large compartments – one exclusively for a laptop, and one main compartment with several interior pouches that could easily fit an iPad and other personal belongings.

A pocket on the bag’s back also opens up at the bottom to function as a pass-through luggage slip, which is a great perk for frequent travelers.  

There’s also a dedicated shoe pouch – a unique feature for laptop bags – located in an exterior zipper pocket on the main compartment’s side. However, this pouch must be unrolled from the main compartment, which can look a bit awkward and isn’t very consistent with the bag’s generally sleek design.

 The O.G. 2 comes in medium and large – though the laptop pocket is the same size on both bags.

The thickly-padded dedicated laptop pocket with spill resistant zippers makes this the most protective bag out of the ones we’ve tested. Its high-quality material, spacious interior, and beautiful, classic design help to cement its place as our best overall laptop bag.

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The best laptop bag for versatility

The Puffle by Go Dash Dot is the best women’s laptop for versatility
The best laptop bag for versatility: The Puffle by Go Dash Dot

The Puffle by Go Dash Dot is a fresh and fun take on the classic duffle bag with laptop protection and a clever design.

Go Dash Dot’s Puffle is a new take on the classic duffle in the style of what has become one of handbag world’s biggest trends: oversized pillow bags. The $218 Puffle has a fun and distinct look, but its versatility is what makes it a standout choice for those seeking laptop protection in a large everyday carryall. 

In fact, you could call the Puffle two bags in one. That’s because one of the bag’s main features is its small removable pouch that snaps to the back of its main compartment.  You can even connect the included cross-body strap to the pouch to create a mini purse, or even slip a belt through the rear loops to fashion it into a fanny pack. 

The Puffle’s main compartment also includes a padded, Velcro-secured 13-inch laptop sleeve as well as plenty of unstructured space to fit clothes and other belongings. The bag also sports exterior water bottle holders, a phone pouch, and another zipper pocket.

Like the O.G. 2, the Puffle also comes with a dedicated shoe compartment, but this one is zipper-protected and located near the bottom of the bag. It’s spacious enough to fit small boots and can also be accessed by opening the bag’s main compartment. This can be useful if you need more space in the main pouch, and the design is generally more functional and seamless than that of the O.G. 2.

It comes in Black, Denim, Iridescent, and Mint Chip, and is even machine washable, making it a great choice for those looking for an all-in-one laptop bag and purse solution.

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The best laptop bag for storage

The best women’s laptop bag for storage is the Bellroy System Messenger Bag
The best laptop bag for storage: the Bellroy System Messenger Bag

The Bellroy System Messenger Bag offers tons of room in a spacious and functional messenger style. 

Messenger bags aren’t for everyone. But those who love them will surely adore the Bellroy Systems Messenger Bag‘s clever construction. At $199, it’s not the priciest bag on this list but certainly skews toward the premium end. 

The large main pocket is closed through a unique fold-over design that uses magnets to clasp the top of the bag shut while a G-hook clasp folds it over and keeps it secure. This looks like it could be complicated to use, but it’s actually surprisingly intuitive while also offering protection against the elements.

Inside, the bag boasts a padded laptop sleeve that can fit a 16-inch laptop, a  smaller fabric divider capable of fitting an iPad, two collapsible side pockets for a water bottle or individual shoes, as well as small mesh zipper pockets for accessories. 

There is also a large zipper pocket on the rear of the bag that can be used for extra storage, or opened to function as a luggage pass-through. 

The bag is large and can get heavy when full, which might make it difficult for some to carry, especially those who already struggle with cross-body styles. However, the padded removable shoulder strap does ease some of the pressure, and we like that the weather-resistant nylon has a rugged feel to it.

Ultimately, the Bellroy System Messenger Bag is a well-made and a great choice for fans of the messenger style. It’s large enough to fit just about anything you might want to carry, and comes in Basalt and Black color options. Another bonus: it comes with a three-year warranty.

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The best laptop bag for style

The best women’s laptop bag for style is the Dagne Dover Signature Tote
The best laptop bag for style: Dagne Dover Signature Tote

The Dagne Dover Signature Tote is a stylish laptop bag that offers lots of functionality.

If style is your top priority in a laptop bag, look no further than the Dagne Dover Signature Tote, which starts at $245. This bag is made out of colorful coated canvas and features a leather trim with handles that easily drop out of the way when you don’t need them.

This classic tote only has one large compartment that is secured by a zipper. Unfortunately, the zipper only seals the middle portion of the bag, leaving the ends exposed. This allows for easy access, but I prefer to have my belongings completely secured. 

The tote features a 13-inch laptop sleeve in the Classic model, and a 15-inch laptop sleeve in the Legend model. Both are secured by a thick strap with a strong magnetic closure. There are also dedicated interior pouches for pens and a phone, along with smaller pouches for other accessories as well as an interior zipper pocket. I found the detachable neoprene water bottle holder particularly useful as it prevented my beverage from sweating through to the other contents of the bag. 

The Signature Tote comes in Onyx, Bleecker Blush, Ash Blue, and Graphite, along with seasonal colors that are a bit more fun, such as Pinkish, Lime, and Pomelo. The Classic size costs $245, while the slightly bigger Legend costs $265. 

There are certainly plenty of good laptop totes out there, but few can match Dagne Dover’s  wide variety of fun colors. If you’re looking for a bag full of style and are willing to pay extra for it, then the Dagne Dover Signature Tote is the right pick.

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The best laptop bag on a budget

The best women’s laptop bag on a budget is the Targus 14 inch Cypress Slim Case with EcoSmart
Best laptop bag on a budget: The Targus 14-inch Cypress Slim Case with EcoSmart

The Targus 14-inch Cypress Slim Case with EcoSmart is compact, protective, and best of all: affordable. 

Sometimes the best bag is the one that gets the job done with the least amount of fuss. That logic applies to the $52.99 Targus 14-inch Cypress Slim Case, which is designed for holding your laptop and not much else.  

Despite the bag’s simplicity, it offers a decent amount of storage. I’m able to squeeze a computer, an iPad with a slim keyboard, and a book in the main compartment, while all of the power cords fit in the front pocket. It’s tight, but it works. 

It has one main compartment with a laptop sleeve, as well as a smaller front pocket with an organization panel for pens and other accessories. The back has a Velcro-secured luggage strap, and the bag also comes with a removable padded shoulder strap. That’s about it.

The bag comes in gray with black accents and is attractive but not particularly stylish. The environmentally-friendly design is made of a woven plastic that’s constructed from 12 recycled water bottles. The fabric doesn’t feel plasticky at all;  instead, it seems soft yet durable to the touch. The bag is thoroughly padded, adding a good level of protection from drops and spills. 

All told, the 14-inch Cyprus Slim Case with EcoSmart offers a tremendous amount of value for those seeking an affordable yet protective laptop bag. The style might be too utilitarian for some, but there is little doubt that this bag fulfills its intended purpose exceptionally well.

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The best laptop bag for value

The best women’s laptop bag for value is the Targus 15 inch Newport East West Tote
Best laptop bag for value: Targus 15-inch Newport East-West Tote

The Targus 15-inch Newport East-West Tote offers plenty of pockets, weather-resistant nylon, and excellent laptop protection for significantly less than premium totes. 

At $102.99, Targus’ tote looks and feels as elegant as bags more than twice this price. 

Sure, the Newport East-West Tote lacks the genuine leather finishes of more premium bags, and the gold zippers don’t look as expensive as those on other models. But the build quality and overall appearance hold up nicely to the competition, making it an excellent value.

The tote is made of a black weather-resistant nylon material and features leatherette accents. The interior laptop sleeve can fit a 15-inch computer and is fastened by a Velcro strap. 

The main compartment also has an organizational panel of pouches for pens and other accessories, and an interior zipper pocket. On the back, you’ll find a luggage strap along with a side-opening zipper pouch, while the front has another zipper pocket for easy access to your phone.

The bag is spacious, well organized, and protective. The well-padded laptop sleeve is so deep that it runs the full length of the bag to keep  your computer thoroughly out of sight. Overall, this bag has more storage and a more fashion-friendly design than our budget pick, which might make it worth the extra money depending on your priorities.

Unfortunately, this tote has one major flaw: the interior fabric is a loud Hunter Orange and is only available in that color. This black and orange combination results in an unintended Halloween vibe that can certainly make the overall product unappealing to some.  

But for those who like to rock Halloween year-round — or don’t mind the interior color — this bag offers all the storage and protection you need at a reasonable price.

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Other women’s laptop bags we considered

Other women’s laptop bags we considered including the Dagne Dover Weston
Other laptop bags we considered including the Dagne Dover Weston

Dagne Dover Ryan Laptop Bag: We love Dagne Dover bags, and the Ryan Laptop Bag is no different. This neoprene bag comes in lots of fun colors, has lots of pockets, and is thoroughly protective. Ultimately, we found the $135 price for a 13-inch bag and $155 for a 15-inch bag to be a little too expensive for a bag that could barely fit a laptop, iPad, book and accessories. 

Dagne Dover Weston Laptop Bag: The Weston is similar to the Ryan, but only comes in one size and offers fewer color options. Like the Ryan, it is made of neoprene and has lots of organized space for your belongings. The slightly rounder shape of the Weston gave it a little more room to store stuff, but the bag didn’t hold its shape well when carried — it sagged unattractively in the middle. Like the Ryan, the Weston is also priced at $135.

Targus 15.6-inch Cypress Briefcase with EcoSmart: This bag is a larger version of the slim case listed earlier. It features two large main compartments as well as a front pocket, and is big enough to fit just about anything work-related you can throw at it. This bag is made out of 20 recycled plastic bottles and comes with a padded shoulder strap for crossbody carrying. Even so, the bag can get too heavy to carry comfortably when it is full, while its $72.99 price tag seems a little steep for its utilitarian design. 

Targus 15.6-inch Cypress Convertible Backpack with EcoSmart: Targus took its 15.6-inch briefcase and added removable backpack straps to create a versatile bag that can be carried three different ways. The nicely padded backpack straps can easily be unclipped and tucked away in their own zipper compartment for easy storage. The bag comes with another strap, so it can be worn crossbody, as a backpack, or held like a briefcase. The versatility of the design means that the bag doesn’t look particularly stylish when worn in every position. This is particularly true in backpack mode where it looks like you have a briefcase on your back, not a  normal backpack. The bag costs $89.99 and is available in black and gray.

Lo and Sons Seville Tote: This luxurious leather tote offers one main compartment with a padded laptop sleeve secured by a leather-button strap, and plenty of interior storage. The exterior shell is interchangeable and comes with a nylon travel shell that is lightweight, water-resistant, and has a luggage sleeve. The Seville Tote is expensive — it starts at $346.80 — and lacks exterior pockets, which means there isn’t a spot for quick access to your phone and other essentials. This is a real drawback at this price, though the bag still has a lot to offer those looking for a premium tote.

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