Summer is a time for relaxation and fun, both inside and outdoors, daytime and nighttime. Whether you’re firing up the grill surrounded by friends and family or trying to stay cool from the hot sun, there’s a lot of gear to nab. To help you get ready, we’ve scoured Amazon to find some of the best items for you to maximize your experience this season. Our variety of black and gold items represent both the clear summer night skies and the shimmer of the summer sun; the best of both worlds.
Coleman 4-in-1 Gas Camping Stove
There’s no better time to hone your grill skills than the summer. Small enough to take with you on your next camping trip, the Coleman 4-in-1 acts as a stove, griddle, wok, and traditional grill, so you can make anything from pancakes for breakfast, to chili for lunch, or even steak for dinner.
SOG Ultra XR Carbon+Gold
There are a lot of pricey knives out there. Yet, there are plenty of great options that won’t break the bank, too. Enter SOG’s Ultra XR Carbon, a multi-purpose knife with a blade made from titanium nitride-coated CPM S35VN stainless steel and SOG’s proprietary XR locking mechanism. Corrosion-resistant and cryogenically heat-treated, this ambidextrous flipper is a must-have on any camping trips you’ll take.
Rumpl The Original Puffy National Parks Collection Camping Blanket
Take time to visit our country’s beautiful national parks this season. And while you’re at it, get meta by bringing along one of Rumpl’s The Original Puffy Blankets from its National Parks Collection. These single-person wraps are extremely warm, built from sleeping bag insulation, and hands-free thanks to the cape clip on the corners.
Ember Smart Mug
This temperature-controlled smart mug from Ember is all the rage right now, and for good reason. Pair the electric coaster with your smartphone to set your preferred temperature for your beverage, and when it cools down or heats up to where it’s supposed to be, it’ll let you know and keep it there for up to 1.5 hours.
There might be nothing more essential during the summer than a good pair of sunglasses. Ray-Ban has you covered with its metal-frame Clubmaster model with crystal lenses. Available in an array of colorways, these retro specs were inspired by the intelligent bellwethers of the 1950s.
National Geographic Excursion Binoculars
Great for bird-watching or vicariously climbing up the tallest mountain peaks, these high-quality, waterproof binoculars are made by the leading adventure experts of nearly 150 years. National Geographic’s Excursion Binoculars are equipped with a wider field of view and built for any weather.
adidas Ultraboost DNA Running Shoes
In order to reach your fitness goals this summer, a great running companion is key. adidas’ flagship Ultraboost DNA has a sock-like fit for extra comfort. Temperature-independent cushioning keeps your dogs from barking before you’re ready to call it quits and BOOST capsules return energy back to you throughout your run.
SEIKO 5 Sports Specialist
Seiko is one of the biggest names in watchmaking for a reason. Combining style with quality, the Japanese company introduced its Seiko 5 line of automatic sports watches in the 1960s and forever changed the landscape of affordable watches. This beautiful piece available on Amazon has the line’s signature day-date function, a dive-time bezel, and even an exhibition caseback for viewing the 4R36 caliber movement.
YETI Hopper M20 Cooler
The last thing you want to do on a day hike is lug around an ice chest. But YETI has made doing so achingly simple with its Hopper M20 soft sided backpack Cooler, which is capable of holding up to 18 cans or 26 pounds of ice comfortably on your back. The cooler also features YETI’s new Magshield magnetic sealing system for convenient access, along with the toughest cooler zipper in the world that’s both waterproof and leakproof.
Pro-Ject Vertical Wireless Turntable
When vinyl sales started to climb again a decade ago, few thought the trend would continue. However, in 2021 alone, the sales numbers showed upwards of 40 million. Vinyl is back, which means you need a good turntable. Pro-Ject’s vertical record player doesn’t just look amazing but is acoustically one of the best picks out there for the money.
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