It’s official now The first weekend of summer, it’s time to get out of the house. Whether your destination is a campsite, a beach, or just that grassy patch behind your house, the weather has gotten too good to look at it from the wrong side of a window. This weekend, we’ve found some great outdoor activities to help you get out there.
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Even if you’re bringing the whole family and a few friends, never run out of cold drinks and snacks on the beach again. 90 quarts is about 85 liters, which means this cooler has the storage capacity of a large suitcase – the kind you need to check in at the airport. The wheels and handles make it easy to drag it through the parking lot, but once you get to the sand, you may need a friend to help carry it.
I’ve tested a lot of folding camping and beach chairs and this is one of the most – maybe even This The most comfortable I’ve ever sat in. The construction feels sturdy, the wood armrests are great for long lounging, and the entire chair can hold up to 250 pounds.
If you’re anything like me, the first few minutes at the beach can make you feel uneasy, like a raw pork chop that’s just hit the grill. This overhead visor can be installed in deep beach sand to protect your skin. The Grande model is big enough to seat seven people, and the aluminum hardware keeps it at around 6 pounds.
These are indeed the original cult sunglasses. Ray-Ban Aviators mean metal frames and a premium coating that won’t easily wear off the surface of the lenses, which is a problem with many cheap sunglasses. The polarized version is also on sale for $170 if you tend to use them near water and want to reduce some of the glare reflected from the waves.
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We are huge fans of WIRED’s Solo Stove line. The larger Yukon model (7/10, recommended by WIRED) has a near-indestructible build quality and an efficient combustion design that ignites easily, said Park Hall, associate review editor. The Bonfire is one size smaller and better suited for those with limited space, although Solo Stove fire pits are currently on sale in all sizes. (Including Solo Stove’s new pizza oven).
WIRED senior writer Scott Gilbertson gave this grill high marks for its ability to use charcoal and gas. Yeah, I know. crazy. But it’s crazy because if you’re cooking for a large group and don’t want to mess with that many briquettes, now you can settle for a charcoal grill or switch to clean burning propane. It also has a side burner for heating side dishes, which is a nice touch.
Not everyone has two perfectly spaced trees for a hammock in their backyard. That’s where this bracket comes in. Place your hammock anywhere you like with this stand, which can hold up to 300 lbs.hammock no Included, but it will fit any hammock made by Kammock, such as the Roo Single Recycled ($56) and Roo Double Recycled ($64).
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These are my favorite shoes for daytime hikes, long hikes, and close to outdoor climbing routes. I’ve run hundreds of miles on these shoes in the past year alone, including several week-long trips where I sometimes hike 15 to 17 miles a day. From desert sand to tropical mud, they are very comfortable and grippy. These don’t have a Gore-Tex waterproof lining, but I think that’s a positive. They breathe easier, and once they get wet, they dry out faster. Women’s sizes are sold at the same price.
Hydro Flask makes some of my favorite reusable water bottles thanks to leak-proof caps and a tough nail-like coating. While a vacuum flask is a luxury on any hike longer than a day, the extra weight is worth it when camping in a fixed-height car so you can drink icy water all weekend.
Base Camp 4 is big enough for four people, and the two doors and vestibule reduce the number of times tent mates have to climb each other. With a maximum interior height of 60 inches, not everyone can stand up, but it has plenty of room to get dressed and undressed. The poles and pole sleeves are color coded to also make setup easier.
Forget fiddling with flashlights or trying to place lanterns only Just when you’re pitching your tent, making dinner, or packing your bags for a great hike before sunrise. Mount your light to your head, hands-free. The Spot 400 is one of the reliable staples of hiking gear. Many swear by them because of their reliability, water resistance, and red light settings that can easily affect the eyes at night. It runs on three AAA batteries, so you don’t have to worry about charging on the go.