The Best Backyard Party Gear of 2020
Elevate your barbecue game
Rumpl NanoLoft Puffy Blanket Throw ($149)
Rumpl reimagined its classic blanket with a synthetic fill that’s clumped like down. That gives it an exceptional warmth-to-weight ratio while making it supremely packable. We also love that it’s 100 percent recycled.
Blue Ridge Chair Works Folding Side Table ($178)
Handcrafted in North Carolina, this ash-wood number is roughly two feet high and provides just over three square feet of surface area—enough for happy hour. It folds flat for easy storage.
10 Barrel Brewing Swill Shandy ($11 for six)
Beer mixed with lemonade is a summer classic. 10 Barrel brings a twist to that formula, combining American sour ale with grapefruit and lemon. It’s crisp, sweet, and endlessly refreshing.
Danner Pub Garden Chelsea Boots ($180)
Go from mowing the lawn to hosting your neighbors without changing out of these waterproof leather kicks, which hide their durability in a sleek Chelsea silhouette.
REI Co-op Outward Low Lawn Chair ($60)
A low-slung metal frame, pack straps for easy transport, and durable 300-denier fabric make the Outward Low undeniably camp-ready. But with wooden armrests and a muted aesthetic, it’s at home in a minimalist patio setup, too.
Yeti V Series Stainless Steel Cooler ($800)
With its bold looks and vacuum-insulated interior, Yeti’s stainless-steel ice chest is like a fridge for your yard. It’s sleek looking (if a little heavy) and durable enough to park permanently outside.
Thermacell Patio Shield Metal Edition Bug Repeller ($35)
Butane activates Thermacell’s scent-free repellent, producing a 15-foot-radius zone of bug-free bliss without an open flame. The metallic exterior is a nice touch.
Tincup Rye ($32)
Tincup made its name with a blend of rye and single-malt whiskey that we’ve loved for years. This new offering is 95 percent rye and 5 percent barley, with a lightly smoky flavor that pairs well with bonfires.
Nebula Capsule Max Projector ($470)
Throw movies from your favorite streaming services against the house with Nebula’s 5.9-inch tall, Wi-Fi-connected Capsule Max projector. The image expands up to 100 inches without sacrificing clarity.