What better time of year is there to get out and enjoy the weather than July? Whatever the temperature is like where you live, whether scorching or nice and balmy, there are still some great ways to make the most of the deepest parts of summer – you just need to have the right set of gear on you.
We’ve rifled through tab after tab of the world’s largest online superstore in order to scrounge up some great gadgets for summer or really any time of year. Whether you are looking to cut your way deep into the woods, dive into the deep blue, or bring out some cold beers to a picnic – we’ve got some solid picks for your. Take a look through and see for yourself.
True Utility FIXR Pocket Tool
Multi-tools are the way to go. They’re small, the can fit in your pocket or on your belt-loop and they can get a whole lot done. This particular pocket tool from made from 420 grade black stainless steel and k5 carbon steel features twenty different functions ranging from a spoke-tightener to a flat eyeglass screw.
Matador Pocket Blanket
Dew and sand are the enemies of any picnic goer. There are few things more frustrating than getting all soggy and wet or filled up with fine sand while trying to hang out and enjoy an afternoon out in a meadow or on a beach. This super portable 5 by 3.6 foot blanket makes for an easy solution to that problem. Puncture resistant, water repellent, and equipped with weighted corners, it’s a must have for anyone who loves spending time outdoors.
Hydro Flask Vacuum Insulated Bottle
Staying hydrated during the warmest time of year is absolutely crucial. Getting nauseous and weak because you haven’t hydrated enough isn’t only unpleasant – it’s kind of embarrassing. The solution is so simple! Just drink more water. This insulated stainless steel bottle makes doing that much more appealing because of how well it can keep your water cool for 24 hours. Say goodbye to downing a bottle full of luke-warm water, say goodbye to getting lightheaded and dizzy.
Recycled FireFighter Wallet
If you are looking to throw down for a wallet that will last you until kingdom come, then you should give this one from Recycled Firefighters a close look. These American made billfolds are made out of some of the most durable material out there, decommissioned polyester fire hoses sewn together with a T-90 nylon thread. Each can carry between 4 and 8 cards and will stand up to whatever abuse you throw its way.
Gerber 39 Series Pocket Knife
It’s been genuinely cool to see knife makers use some throw-back designs as of recent. Combining those old aesthetics with modern technology makes for a winning look and performance. This one from Gerber is a real stand-out. Coming with a 2.8 inch 420HC stainless steel blade attached to a nickel plated zinc handle, it has a real heft to match its looks. To top it all off? It is an American made knife.
SanDisk iXpand Memory Case
Do you regret not getting the iPhone with more storage? Do you want to throw your phone through a window every time you have to delete some old photos before shooting a video? This case from SanDisk eliminates those problems by providing up to 128 gigs of storage while fitting snugly around your phone. Ideal for long trips without WiFi for cloud storage, this case is also compatible with a battery pack you can throw on back of the case.
Buck Knives Compadre Froe Knife
For those of you who regard summertime as backpacking time, this offering from Buck Knives is an ideal addition to your hiking gear. Featuring a heritage walnut dymandwood handle and a nearly foot-long 5160 spring steel blade with a red powder-coated finish, this is choice for clearing brush on the trail or breaking up pieces of wood for a fire at the campsite. In addition to all the utility you’ll get with this knife, it also comes with a black leather sheath for safe carrying and the Buck lifetime Warranty.
Giro Range Snow Helmet
A snow helmet? But it’s July! Yeah yeah yeah – hear us out on this one. While it may be the last thing on your mind at the moment, this is one of the better times of year to pick up gear for when you hit the slopes in the winter. This helmet from Giro for instance offers a GoPro integrated Camera Mount, a magnetic buckle closure, and a stylish low profile fit. The best part about it though? It’s actually available. Get it now before the rush.
Topo Designs Rover Pack
Casual day-hikers who are looking for a pack that is as useful on the trail as it is stylish back on the streets should take a serious look at this bag from the Denver, Colorado based outdoor goods maker Topo Designs. Constructed from 1000 denier Cordura and with a pack cloth and boasting 16 liters of storage, it’s a great American made bag to throw on for adventures in and out of the city.
Seiko Solar Dive Watch
Summertime calls for summer watches, and we can’t think of any watch more associated with long hot cloudless days than a solar dive watch. This one from Seiko features a unidirectional bezel with three chronograph sub-dials in a 43.5 mm casing. Featuring a ribbed polyurethane band and a Japanese quartz movement that can keep ticking up to 660 feet underwater, it’s a great pick for the sea-going guy.
Yeti Tundra Cooler
Hot days call for cold beers, and cold beers call for great coolers. Yeti has to be one of the best brands out there when it comes to keeping all your beverages and food chilly. Their PermaFrost Insulation is pressure injected into the body of the cooler, making it incredibly good at keeping everything cold even on the hotest days. Pick one of these up for this summer you can trust it’ll last you till the next and far beyond thanks to a 5 year limited warranty.
Arc’teryx Bora2 Mid Boot
It is easier to make investments on gear like hiking boots when you know that they are good to go during any season and in whatever kind of weather. Featuring a removable liner that can be switched out for cold and wet weather or set up for hot dry hikes, these boots from the stalwart outdoor gear brand incredibly dynamic and extremely comfortable no matter the time of year.