Some of us here at the Gadget Lab really love winter. After the holidays, the season kicks into high gear. The coming months bring peak ski, snowboard, and sledding season, without the inconvenience and expense of "holiday travel" and "family time." (Just kidding! Maybe.) At the end of the month, outdoor gear manufacturers will be showing their wares at Outdoor Retailer, which means you'll soon be able to pick up bargains on snow gear at some of our favorite retailers—for example, this week is Backcountry's winter sale.
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Apple AirPods Pro for $235 ($14 off): This isn't a stellar discount, but if you have an iPhone, you're probably going to buy the ProPods anyway. They're so much more comfortable than the originals, sound wonderful, and their noise-canceling capabilities are truly astounding.
JBL E35 On-Ear Headphones for $15 ($65 off): In the past, we've been favorably impressed by the quality of JBL's affordable wares. Even if the sound on these doesn't blow you away, this is a great price for a pair of leather, wired, on-ear headphones.
Samsung Galaxy Buds True Wireless Earbuds + Galaxy Fit for $150 ($70 off): To get the discount, add both to your cart. This is a good workout bundle; the Fit is a basic fitness tracker, but we love the Galaxy buds, which cost $130 on their own.
Westone W40 Gen 2 Four-Drive True-Fit Earphones with MMCX Audio and Bluetooth Cables for $219 ($281 off): Westone makes high-end headphones that audiophiles love. These have four drivers, as well as audio and Bluetooth cables. They're also really pretty.