Summer is just around the corner of Memorial Day Weekend and it’s high time we drop the ski boots and kick up our feet in some flip-flops with a cold one in hand until South America comes calling.
This year we’ve honed our summer gear focus on items that have the capability to optimize every summer chill sesh. From keg coolers to burly inflatable tubes, we’ve got the beer drinking season covered front to back, head to toe.
When it comes to buying a rooftop tent for your vehicle, Tepui is the gold standard by which all others are judged. The Baja is the perfect 2 person, summer car camping setup with mesh vents on all sides and an attachable rain fly if things get a little hairy. The best part about having a rooftop tent is the uniform surface upon which the tent sits. No longer will you roll over the same rock 100 times in a single night.
Buy here: Tepui Baja Series Ayer Mesh Tent
Sure everyone’s got a YETI cooler these days but what about an insulated beer bucket? Instead of placing the keg in a trash can that’s seen the worst of the worst– buy the 85L Tank instead.
Buy here: Yeti Tank 85 Cooler
Forget the Walmart tube that pops on the first hour of the float. Instead, buy NRS’ resilient Wild River Tube before the river goes down and the water warms. You’ll be the envy of everyone floating around you…
Buy here: NRS Wild River Tube
Every year we regrettably buy a pair of flip-flops that sacrifice comfort in favor of durability and visa versa. This year we’re pleased to announce that we’ve found the magic pair of flippy floppies. Cooks Flips are sustainably fashioned in Charleston, SC and they’re as comfortable as they are burly.
Buy here: Cooks Flips
When it comes to keeping your drink as cold as humanely possible accept no substitutes. This stainless steel coozie by Thermos is an annual winner when it comes to keeping canned beers cold and if you’re spending a full day on the river, grab one of these before launching the boat.
Buy here: Thermos Stainless Steel Coozie
When camping, the most precious moments are spent around the fire with friends. Don’t let a busted camp chair spoil those good times. Aptly titled The King Kong Chair, Alps’ best all around chair is fashioned from Powder Coated Steel that keeps the chair upright while providing the most consistent seat on the market.
Buy here: ALPS Mountaineering King Kong Chair
Sometimes we want the warmth of a sleeping bag without having to cram our legs into the bottom of our 0° mummy. Rumpl’s puffy blanket is the perfect fix– giving its users the necessary warmth to spend all night gazing at the stars.
Channel your inner Spaulding this summer with this Caddyshack classic bucket from Patagonia that screams, “I want a hamburger… No I want a cheeseburger.”
Buy here: Patagonia Wavefarer™ Bucket Hat