Essential gear to make your summer picnic much more enjoyable
Essential gear to make your summer picnic much more enjoyable (photo: Inga Hendrickson)

Our Favorite Festival Gear for Summer 2019

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Essential gear to make your summer picnic much more enjoyable

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Want to make the party next to you jealous? Look to this drool-worthy setup, whether you’re taking in your favorite band, watching a movie on the big screen in the park, or just out for a family picnic.

Yeti Hopper BackFlip 24 Cooler Pack ($300)

(Courtesy Yeti)

The Hopper’s thick insulation, leakproof zipper, and tough outer shell ensure that your ice will still be ice at the end of the night. Ergonomic hip and chest straps are useful when you’re schlepping 20 beers.

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Eagles Nest Outfitters Twilight Lights ($25)

(Courtesy Eagles Nest Outfitters)

Create a mood with this ten-foot string of twinklers that pack into a fist-size case. AAA batteries keep it lit for as long as 72 hours.

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Sierra Nevada Pale Ale ($13 for 12)

(Courtesy Sierra Nevada)

We haven’t found a better beer than Sierra Nevada’s flagship brew, with its crisp notes of pine and citrus.

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Republic of Durable Goods Mock One Hammock ($175)

(Courtesy Republic of Durable Goods )

No trees required for this easy-to-transport steel-frame lounger. Equipped with drink pockets and an adjustable sun shade, the Mock One accommodates people up to six-foot-five and 250 pounds.

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Goal Zero Sherpa 15 Power Bank ($30)

(Courtesy Goal Zero)

This sleek aluminum battery fits in the palm of your hand but holds enough juice to recharge a phone. The included micro USB and Lightning cables connect to headlamps, iPads, and other devices, too.

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Miir Wine Bottle and Wine Tumbler ($33 and $20)

(Courtesy Miir)

Keep rosé cold for up to 24 hours with the insulated 750-milliliter bottle, and sip in style from the insulated tumbler. Both vessels are made of BPA-free stainless steel.

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Sea to Summit Ultra-Sil Nano Poncho ($100)

(Courtesy Sea to Summit)

If weather rolls in, this 5.2-ounce packable pullover will shield you from the downpour. The airy design won’t cause you to overheat, and the poncho stows easily once the sky clears.

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Leki XS Lite Table ($100)

(Courtesy Leki)

Made from fiberglass-reinforced plastic and aluminum, this sturdy table weighs less than two pounds and fits in a backpack.

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NEMO Victory Blanket ($90)

(Courtesy NEMO)

With a cozy flannel top and a waterproof bottom, the Victory seats four and rolls up with built-in straps.

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Big Agnes Mica Basin Camp Chair ($130)

(Courtesy Big Agnes)

The Mica Basin is low-slung enough that it won’t block other people’s view. It delivers sturdy comfort in a two-pound bundle.

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From Outside Magazine, July/August 2019 Lead photo: Inga Hendrickson

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