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Top 20 Summer Gear Picks

Take a 1980s design and add tech from today and you have Bolle’s new Chronofield sunglasses. With the largest lens dimension in Bollé’s range, the Chronofield glasses offer an extra wide field of view which is ideal for seeing more but also offers protection against the wind or debris. Vents mean that they never fog up and adjustable nose-pads and temple tips give a custom fit. The retro style comes in a range of colors including matte pink and white and black

An essential piece of kit for a successful camping trip, BioLite’s Headlamp 200 is light-weight at only 1.7 ounces and is rechargeable via a USB cable. This model puts out 200 lumens and also has a red floodlight setting which allows for more battery saving

3. Eco Vessel | The Summit Water bottle $31.95

Boulder-based Eco Vessel’s new, insulated straw water bottle features an easy-to-grip ergonomic shape, triple insulation which chills drinks for up to 36 hours, and a flip spout which is attached to a silicone straw on one end and a protective silicone bumper to protect teeth on the other

4. PackTowl | Personal Towel $19.95 - $39.95

PackTowl’s quick-drying towels have an eco-friendly silver-ion odor control to keep your towel fresh despite numerous uses. It’s ultra soft to the touch, and has a handy pouch included

5. Primus | Kuchoma Grill $189.95

Weighing in at 9 pounds, the Kuchoma portable grill is small, compact and easy to clean thanks to the removable grill grates and drip trays. Set it up in your back yard or bring it on your next car camping trip - whereever you take it be sure to try out one of our grilling recommendations on page 42

6. Shimano | RC901 S-PHYRE Women’s Shoe $400

Shimano’s flagship road cycling shoe offers performance and efficiency for serious racers. For amateurs, they give you the confidence to think you could be a serious racer! Available in a design engineered for female riders with a better fit, the shoes also have dual independent BOA dials and a quick dry mesh to control humidity

7. Hydroflask | 22 L Soft Cooler Pack $199.95

Able to keep things cold for up to 48 hours, the cooler pack from Hydroflask is light, durable and spacious. Watertight zippers and welded seams make it leak proof, while a hinged top makes for easy access and cleaning. It also has padded shoulder straps, a sternum strap and carry handles

8. Mons Royale | Royale Chamois Shorts $80

A durable chamois that features fast-drying merino shift stretch fabric, the shorts are great for longer rides (think 3+ hours in the saddle). The pad offers 6mm of cushioning and the shorts also have a stylish waistband that we love

9. GSI Outdoors | Escape HS 3L Pot and Frypan $79.95

With a collapsible design that shrinks down to a disc that is just 2.5” thick, this is nothing if not packable. The bases are coated with something called PFOA-free Teflon which is said to be particularly non-stick. They are also durable and scratch resistant. The three liter pot has a heatsink which results in shorter cooking times

10. Corkcicle | Color Block Stemless Wine Cup $27.95

With a range of fun colors and finished in what the company calls its signature, soft-touch, it is said that these wine glasses will keep a drink chilled for nine hours or warm for up to three. The shatter-proof clear lid does a good job of helping prevent spills (and therefore wastage!)

11. FinalStraw | Reusable Straw $24.95

A collapsible, foldable straw that packs up into a small, portable key chain fob, the final straw offers a convenient and portable way to cut down on waste. The carrying case also includes a cleaning wand

12. Leatherman | K2 Knife $79.95

Sporting a 3.3-inch blade along with seven handy tools, the K2 now comes in several color options. Tools include a Phillips screwdriver, a pry tool, package opener, awl, and bottle opener. We also love that the pocketknife is made in the USA

13. MSR Habitude | 4 Family & Group Camping Tent $499.95

Color-coded pole clips make setting this up a piece of cake, while the 95x95 inch footprint (and 72-inch interior height) means it comfortably accommodates four people. We tested it during a storm, and it performed admirably. The storage pockets and the integrated porch light are nice touches

14. Ust | Slim 400 LED Emergency Light $50.99

Supplying 12 hours of light, the Slim 400 LED Emergency Light is compact and lightweight. An integrated handle allows the light to be hung anywhere. It is also tripod compatible

15. Lazer | Century Helmet with MIPS $180

Released to celebrate the company’s centenary, the Century road helmet is sleek with all of the safety features you would expect from a high-end helmet including an integrated LED light. The Century also has Lazer’s new Twist Cap technology that quickly changes the helmet’s ventilation system from fully open to shut with a simple twist

16. Danner | Trailcomber Hikers $140

Lightweight at less than 20 ounces and breathable, the Trailcomber is tailor-made for summers in Colorado. They dry quickly thanks to a drainable midsole should an afternoon monsoon catch you off guard, while a cushioned footbed and shock-absorbing EVA midsole makes it great for trail running. A more aggressive outsole supplies great grip

17. Sea to Summit | X-Brew Coffee Dripper $21.95

A collapsible coffee dripper with a reusable mesh filter, the dripper has a two-cup capacity and perfectly fits inside the brand’s X-Pot Kettle

18. Front Range Harness $39.95

Four-legged companions are an essential part of summer and this padded harness is easy to put on and features two options: a V-ring centered on the back and reinforced webbing at the chest to redirect dogs that pull on leash.

19. GSI | Freeform Zero Gravity Lounger $100

While it has a more techy look than most loungers, the Zero Gravity Lounger essentially looks like most other decent loungers. Until, that is, you recline it into zero gravity mode which allows you to fully recline into a sort of weightless position. There is also a drink or phone holder and an adjustable pillow

20. Tentsile | Safari Trillium Hammock $399

Made from durable double-stitched ripstop 450D Dacron floor fabric and UV-resistant material, Tentsile’s Safari Trillium Hammock is designed to be taken on trips or to be left up for months, or even years, at a time making it perfect for more permanent camps or backyards


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