Ah, summer, we miss you and you’re not even over yet. But as Labor Day fast approaches, it means not just the traditional end of summer, but also a rash of end-of-summer sales on furniture, outdoor gear, and most everything else. We’ve rounded up the nicest deals from around the web, from ebikes to weighted blankets. Be sure to check out our Best Early Labor Day Mattress Sales roundup and REI Labor Day Sale as well. We also have a big list of back-to-school deals with more discounts that are worth your while.
Updated August 26, 2023: We’ve added several new deals, like the Galaxy Watch5.
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The Allform 3-Seat Sofa is featured in our Best Couches guide. It has great stain resistance and holds up well over time, and the modular design can be configured to suit your living space. I’m also a fan of the color selection—the Amber fabric in particular is so good.
Sur La Table sells several items we recommend, including products that don’t go on sale very often. One such example is the Le Creuset Bread Oven (8/10, WIRED Recommends), which is down to $240 ($50 off) in select colors. A bunch of All-Clad items are also featured in the sale.
Enter code LDS25 at checkout to get this discount and two free pillows. This is an even better deal than we saw earlier in the week. The Helix Midnight Luxe is our favorite mattress overall, but this isn’t an uncommon price and we often see it dip under $1,800. This medium-firm mattress is suitable for all sleep styles. Check out our dedicated roundup of early Labor Day mattress deals for more picks.
Use code LABORDAY20 at checkout to save. Luna is featured in our Best Weighted Blankets guide partially because of the sheer number of sizes, weights, and colors you can choose from. There are even sizes for kids. This deal is part of a bigger 20 percent off sale.
This blanket hasn’t made it into a guide just yet, but product reviewer Louryn Strampe loves it. True to its name, it’s massive, measuring 10 feet by 10 feet, so it’s really easy to share—even if you’re a blanket hog like myself. This deal matches the price we saw for the brand’s concurrent sale during Prime Day, and it’s part of a discount on almost the entire lineup.
Enter code BTS1 at checkout for this deal. Even though it’s technically a back-to-school deal, it runs through Labor Day. We recommend the Moft Z in both our Best Laptop Stands and Work From Home guides because it’s lightweight and folds down to a half-inch thick, meaning you can take it to the office or the café easily. Not willing or able to replace your whole desk with a standing desk? No problem. At the tallest of its five height settings (at 10 inches), it offers enough lift for you to stand at your regular desk.
Enter code LABORDAY to see the discount at checkout. The Branch Duo is a cute, tiny little desk that’s great for small spaces. WIRED reviews editor Julian Chokkattu says the build quality is excellent and it has held up his dual-monitor system and 16-inch MacBook with no trouble. It goes up all the way from 28 to 48 inches high, and there are two presets so you can have it remember your preferred sitting height and your ideal standing height.
Enter code LABORDAY to see the discount at checkout. Our top office chair recommendation for most people is down to its typical sale price. This chair is comfy, has a lot of adjustments you can make, and the mesh back allows for nice airflow. Other colors are on sale but they are pricier than the plain black.
Can’t decide between charcoal and gas? This hybrid grill lets you have both. Seriously—it has a mode that lets you switch between the two. There’s a side burner for heating up side dishes too. It’s the best of all worlds. Read more in our Best Grills guide.
Want something more portable? This is our favorite grill on wheels because setup and teardown take seconds, not minutes. There’s a single burner covered by a cast-iron grill grate, a slide-out grease trap for easy cleaning, and a built-in thermometer. Read more in our Best Portable Grills guide.
Full disclosure: WIRED writer Joe Ray absolutely hated the original Our Place Always Pan (3/10, WIRED Review). But the company revamped it and released the Always Pan 2.0, which Strampe owns and absolutely adores. The new version of the pan has an improved nontoxic nonstick coating and outer surface, more sustainable construction, and it’s oven-safe. She likes the sloped edges and the pan’s overall design, which allows for many different cooking functions. There’s even a spoon holder built into the pan’s handle. The Always Pan 2.0 is on sale for $123 ($42 off), and other items from Our Place are on sale here.
This sale has a big ol’ selection featuring discounted apparel, bags, and other gear. We’ve recommended the Nano Puff Hoody ($85 off) and Nano Puff Jacket ($92 off) many times. Sizing is limited, and only certain colors are on sale, so be quick if you want the best selection.
The two-person capacity is a stretch—you’re only going to fit two folks in the tent if you don’t mind snuggling up closely, and without keeping your packs inside at night. But the Half Dome SL 2+ is one of our favorite tents because of its ruggedness and the ease with which you can set it up. This deal is on the two-person model, but the three-person is also on sale for $265 ($114 off). This deal includes the footprint, which will help protect the tent floor on rough terrain.
It took a while, but as WIRED reviews editor Julian Chokkattu says in his review of the Galaxy Watch5 (7/10, WIRED Recommends), Samsung’s line of smartwatches has finally started to rival the Apple Watch. Battery life for the Pro lasts for two days, which isn’t fantastic compared to Garmin trackers, but the fitness and sleep tracking functionalities are spot on, and the sapphire crystal glass is a premium, scratch-resistant feature. This is last year’s model, but it’s still being supported with new features. Check out the Galaxy Watch6 for the latest.
Our favorite electric scooter is back down to its typical sale price. It’s 45 pounds but it’s easy to grasp the stem and carry up and down a flight of stairs. It can go up to 20 miles per hour, and most people will be able to get close to 20 miles on it if not more (depending on rider weight and terrain). The similar KQi3 Max (7/10, WIRED Recommends) is also on sale for $849 ($150 off) but adds a smidge more power and a little more range. Read more in our Best Electric Scooters guide.
We haven’t tested the models that are on sale, but we’re in the process of reviewing one from Juiced, and we like it so far. There are a few different ebikes to choose from here, with prices starting at $799. Check out our Best Ebikes guide for recommendations and buying advice.
We haven’t reviewed the newer version that is on sale, but we like the original Solo Stove Yukon (7/10, WIRED Review), and other Solo Stove gear. The brand’s fire pits are reliable and durable, and all of them are on sale right now. The Bonfire is a smaller size for backyards, the Ranger is designed to be portable, and the Mesa is meant for tabletops.
This Mountain Hardwear sleeping bag ranks high in our upcoming sleeping bag guide. Goose-down-filled bags are only growing more expensive, but the value offered by this 650-fill-down bag is too good to overlook. It weighs only 2 pounds, 5 ounces, and the DWR finish means the down will resist damp air better than untreated down. The women’s cut is on sale for $229 ($76 off), as well as the warmer, zero-degree version, which we haven’t tested.
While it’s not technically a Labor Day sale, we’d be remiss if we didn’t include this offer from Backcountry, which takes up to 60 percent off a huge array of outdoor gear. We’re currently in the process of testing the Stoic Basecamp Bivy Quilt Double Outdoor Blanket, which is on sale for $40 ($34 off). It’s super soft and measures 84 x 84 inches—big enough for five grown adults to stretch out, put their heads together, and stargaze in a pile.
Deals on Everything Else
Use code SUMMEREND to save an extra 10 percent. We recommend tons of Lelo products in our Best Sex Toys and Best Vibrators guides. Pictured above is the Lelo Sila Cruise, on sale for $127 ($61 off). If you prefer a slow build to a rocket launch, the toy’s soft suction and gentle vibrations may be right up your alley.
The Crescendo 2 nabbed the runner-up spot in our guide to the Best Vibrators for its six individual motors spaced throughout its multi-jointed body, making it a seriously powerful vibrator. You can program each motor individually through the MysteryVibe app, and it comes with a few built-in vibration patterns. Not to mention, there are 16 (!) intensity settings. The Crescendo 2 is flexible, so you can contort it into various shapes, and it’s waterproof. It charges via USB-A.
Humble Bundle is known for offering deeply discounted games, but thanks to this sale, everything is even more affordable than usual. Hollow Knight, Slay the Spire, and Celeste are a few titles that come in under $10. Unpacking is on sale for $12, but in Strampe’s opinion, it’s worth $1,000,000.
You’d think that of all things, choosing a USB cable would be simple, no? Well, no. Some work only for charging. Some work for charging and data transfer. Some work slowly. And some are just plain poor. This Satechi cable, aside from looking very nice with its braided cable, can charge at up to 100 watts with a fast charger, as we mention in our Best USB Cables guide. Data transfer is limited to 480 Mbps, which makes it better at charging than transferring large batches of files.