The Best Summer Night Gear of 2018
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Cool and casual warm-weather gear.
Yeti Hondo Base Camp Chair ($299)
Nothing beats slipping into a comfy chair after a long day on the move. Made with Yeti’s typical “overbuild it!” philosophy, the Hondo has joints as thick as a car door’s and mesh fabric claimed to withstand 500 pounds. Excessive? Probably. Do we still want one? Most definitely.
Patagonia Brodeo Beanie ($35)
Patagonia’s take on the classic beanie, the Brodeo is fashioned from a nylon-wool blend, making it soft, warm, and durable. We appreciate the subdued colors and easy steeze.
Libratone Zipp Mini Speaker ($249)
This Nalgene-size Bluetooth speaker delivers big sound. It reminded us of our Bose back home but comes in a portable package, with a battery that lasts ten hours on a single charge. Bonus: there are seven fun color options.
Fjällräven Greenland Half Century Jacket ($425)
The Greenland Half Century promises good-looking protection for impromptu excursions. You’re getting a tried-and-true design: the original top debuted 50 years ago and remains basically unchanged, except for the recycled polyester and organic cotton fabric.
Danner Ridge Boots ($360)
Sure they’re pricey, but these might be the only boots you’ll ever need. Canvas and leather uppers stood up to an Oregon downpour, keeping testers’ feet warm and dry. Danner’s light midsole atop Vibram rubber made these our go-to scramblers, minus the break-in time.
Kammock All Adventure Field Blanket ($85)
Not your average throw, this three-part package includes a lightweight ripstop shell, a midweight water-resistant layer, and a heavy cuddle buddy with plush fleece backing.
Duer Performance Denim Skinny Fade Jeans ($119)
Suitcase living can be hard on a wardrobe. That’s one reason we’re so excited about Duer’s Performance jeans. With tough, stretchy fabric and a designer fit, they’re plenty comfortable. We wore them on the plane and then on a bar crawl later that night.