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The 10 Best Summer Adventure Essentials

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Photo: Gerber Scout Knife

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The year’s warmer months open the door up to all manner of different outdoor activities and pursuits without having the brave the cold. In order to fully capitalize on the season, however, it helps to be armed with the right kit. And that’s exactly what we’ll be highlighting today in this guide to the best summer adventure essentials where we’ll be breaking down our favorite garments and gear for off-grid use this season. 

Gerber Scout Knife

Gerber Scout
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Backed by a lifetime warranty, the Gerber Scout is a 7.64” folding knife with a grippy micarta handle and easy-to-operate pivot lock that make it just as ideal for outdoor use as it is for everyday carry. In typical Gerber fashion, the Scout offers exceptional bang for your buck and punches well above its weight relative to its accessible MSRP. 

YETI Rambler Bottle Sling

YETI Rambler Bottle Sling
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The YETI Bottle Sling is the simple hands-free method of transporting one of the brand’s 18oz, 26oz, or 36oz Rambler water bottles. Equipped with a removable strap, this sling can also be mounted to YETI soft coolers. 

Roark Boonie Hat

Roark Boonie Hat
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Cut from an elastane-infused cotton blend in camouflage print, the Roark Boonie Hat is a classic military-inspired bucket hat that features metal drainage eyelets, exterior webbing, and a cinching neck cord. 

Nike ACG Dri-FIT “New Sands” Shorts

Nike ACG Dri FIT New Sands Shorts
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From the sportswear giant’s All Conditions Gear lineup, the Nike ACG Dri-FIT “New Sands” Shorts are a loose-fitting pair of poly-spandex shorts with an adjustable waistband drawcord and a stretchy brief-style liner. 

Rumpl NanoLoft Travel Blanket

Rumpl NanoLoft Travel Blanket
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Engineered specifically for outdoor use, the Rumpl NanoLoft Travel Blanket is a camp and field-style blanket that measures 38” x 52” and features a recycled DWR-coated 30D ripstop poly shell stuffed with NanoLoft insulation. 

Huckberry x Danner Shelter Cove Slide

Huckberry x Danner Shelter Cove Slide
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Built atop a Vibram Megagrip, the Huckberry x Danner Shelter Cove Slide is made from EVA foam, features a dual-strap design, and is decorated in a Japan-inspired duck camo colorway with Huckberry and Danner branding throughout.

CLIQ Portable Camping Chair

CLIQ Portable Camping Chair
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Constructed around a collapsible frame made from aircraft-grade aluminum, the CLIQ Portable Camping Chair is a foldable piece of camp furniture that boasts a 300lb weight capacity while tipping the scales at only 3.5lbs. 

Bang & Olufsen Beosound Explore

Bang and Olufsen Beosound Explore
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IP67-rated, the Bang & Olufsen Beosound Explore Bluetooth speaker is constructed around a polymer-reinforced Type 2 anodized aluminum housing that contains a pair of 30W Class D Amp-backed 1.8” full-range drivers with True360 omnidirectional 360-degree sound.

K-Way Le Vrai 3.0 Leon

KWay Le Vrai 3 Leon
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Capable of packing into its own pocket, the K-Way Le Vrai 3.0 Leon is a modern lightweight technical jacket that’s fully waterproof and windproof yet still breathable thanks to a ripstop nylon construction pieced together using heat-taped seams. 

Julbo Explorer 2.0 Sunglasses

Julbo Explorer 2 Sunglasses
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Made from bio-sourced Rislan and equipped with REACTIV photochromic lenses, the Julbo Explorer 2.0 are unquestionably some of the best outdoor sport sunglasses that money can buy, with this pair featuring removable synthetic side shields, front venting, nose pads, and 360-degree-adjustable soft-rub Grip Tech temples.