June gloom is a fleeting thing, and it also signals the inevitable beginning of summer — meaning clear skies, warm weather, and the perfect opportunity to get outdoors. But you don’t have to venture very far in order to get a taste of the outside world. In fact, sometimes it’s better to just invite a few friends and/or family members over for a backyard get-together… perhaps in the form of a barbeque or potluck.
If that sounds like something that strikes your fancy, then you’re going to be a big fan of this month’s guide to the best gear on Huckberry. Not only do we have some cozy, comfy apparel perfect for lounging and relaxing, but we’ve also rounded up a few must-haves for the backyard party host. Whether you’re an entertainer extraordinaire with a flair for outdoor cooking or you just want to be fully prepared for summertime snack attacks, this collection of gear will serve you brilliantly.
Fishpond River Rat Beverage Holder
Nobody likes a warm beer… or cold hands. Combat them both with this helpful and handy beer koozie. Best of all, it comes with its own nylon neck strap, so you can even go hands-free when you need to.
Crocs Swiftwater Expedition Sandal
There is no style of footwear more in line with summer than sandals, but not all of them are created equal. You see, while the Crocs Swiftwater Expedition Sandals are more than comfortable enough to wear while lounging in the backyard, around a campfire, or down at the beach — aided by a cushy Croslite foam footbed — they were also made rugged enough for adventure, they’re waterproof, and they’re even buoyant.
Pedro And Taylor Corded Velveteen Hat
Born in Miami and inspired by Latino and Hispanic culture, Pedro And Taylor offers a wide variety of apparel marked by a unique heritage and smart details. And that can be seen in their Corded Velveteen hat here, which boasts a classic six-panel baseball-style silhouette wrapped with beautiful lightweight corduroy fabric and a simple nylon adjustable band — which, together make for a perfect summer cap.
Wellen Seawool Hoodie
Did you know you can keep yourself cozy and warm when the mercury starts to dip while also being environmentally responsible and stylish? Well, if you pick up the Wellen Seawool Hoodie, you definitely can. This pullover is actually made from a cozy fabric that’s temperature-regulating, quick-drying, antimicrobial, and actually made from recycled plastic bottles and oyster shells.
The Ridge Wallet + Money Clip
Everybody needs a cash and card carrier, but you don’t have to settle for a bulky bifold — not when The Ridge wallet is around. This minimalist wallet can hold up to 12 cards and cash at a time, while also boasting RFID-blocking technology and a silhouette that’s slim and compact enough for front pocket carry.
Taylor Stitch The Après Pant
Available exclusively through Huckberry, the Taylor Stitch Après Pant was designed to represent the pinnacle of lounge pants — and it succeeds tremendously in that endeavor. Crafted from 100% cotton and with a waffle weave, these pants are lightweight, breathable, and super-soft.
Whiskey Leatherworks The Traveling Mixologist Portable Cocktail Kit
Do you know what makes a get-together with friends and family even more enjoyable? Some really great cocktails. However, if you’re away from your home bar and, thus, all your handy bartending tools, you can still manage to craft a few stellar drinks — so long as you have the fully-equipped Whiskey Leatherworks portable cocktail kit. With nine included tools that range from a shaker to a bar knife, all housed in a waxed canvas tool roll, this is the traveling mixologist’s best friend.
Mission Workshop Drift Tote Bag
Even if you’re just trucking supplies from your kitchen to your backyard, you may still want to stash it all in a worthy hauler, like the Mission Workshop Drift Tote. Metaphorically speaking, this is a carryall on steroids — marked by a hyper-durable American-made waxed canvas exterior, a 28L capacity with plenty of organizational options inside and out, and it even has a luggage pass-through (for travel purposes). This ain’t your daddy’s farmer’s market tote, not by a long shot.
The James Brand Hell’s Canyon Chef Knife
Chances are, your prized chef knife isn’t going to travel well. But you can still have precision cuts out of a top-notch chef knife around the campfire, so long as you bring with you The James Brand’s Hell’s Canyon knife. This sturdy fixed blade boasts a Crucible S35VN stainless steel drop point blade mated to G10 handle scales and the whole thing was designed in collaboration with Top Chef Masters winner Chris Cosentino. And, if you don’t like the above colorway, there are two other options.
Vermicular Musui-Kamado Induction Cooker
A truly great cook knows that, while they can make do with any kitchen setup, it definitely helps to stack the deck with spectacular cooking tools. And that’s what you’ll find in the Vermicular Musui-Kamado Induction Cooker. Crafted in the 80-year-old Hijikata family foundry in Japan, this unique piece of gear does the work of a dozen different appliances including a rice cooker, slow cooker, sous vide, steam roaster, and so much more.
Scoured: The Best Gear On Huckberry
For those that think the backyard just isn’t quite wild enough, last month’s guide to the best gear on Huckberry is ready to accompany you on an outdoor adventure.