Parks and picnics for the city person are all fun and games until you show up unprepared. This ultra-cool list of gadgets will have you maximizing your 2021 summer outdoors, in the Windy City. Whether you’re out at the Lakefront with your friends, taking a scenic drive, or camping outside of the city, investing in these trendy outdoor items will have you look like the sophisticated outdoorsy person you wish you were.
We assure you it is the best camping hammock ever made. It serves the dual purpose of being used as a hanging hammock for the avid camper and as a compact tent for chill evenings on the beach. We can’t believe it retails at less than $300.
Yeti has successfully incorporated coolers, insulated bottles, tumblers, mugs, and jugs into our daily lives. Fancy a cold brew? A hot cup of coffee in the morning? Non-spillage and dishwasher-safe drinkware? A fresh-packed family lunch? Yeti has got your back. We guarantee that once you’ve committed there is no going back.
Swiss Army Knife
You can never go wrong with a classic swiss army knife. We’re cutting to the chase and telling you there are only two brands on the market to buy from. Leatherman and Victorinox. We guarantee this multi-function tool will become your ultimate adventure partner!
If you’re conscious about single-use plastic and are looking for an alternative to your chunky, daily water bottle, look no further. This simple, secure, and rollable water bottle ticks all the boxes. Act fast before it sells out!
Aesop’s ‘Resurrection” Rinse-Free Hand Wash + Mosquito Spray
You can’t forget the basics! Chicago’s great outdoors comes at a price: the unpleasant flying mosquitos. We recommend going for Sawyer’s Premium Permethrin Insect Repellent for a camping getaway or Avon’s skin-so-soft bug guard for daily use (it also contains sunscreen so you’re killing two birds with one stone). Furthermore, being precautious with the spread of germs doesn’t mean you have to smell like a hospital. Aesop’s hand sanitizer meets CDC guidelines and smells amazing. What’s not to like?
They are the kings of compact travel! We recommend their ultralight Freerain24 Waterproof Packable Backpack and their water and puncture-resistant pocket blankets. You’ll always be prepared for those spontaneous Chicago summer nights at the Lakefront!
Coleman Camping Chairs
Coleman camping chairs are always a safe bet. With their wide range of products, you are bound to find the perfect foldable chair for any outdoor activity.
From the campground to the couch, you’ll want to call one of these best-selling Puffy Blankets your own! Good for outdoors, indoors and for the planet, Rumpl’s Puffy Blankets will keep you warm and cozy across the seasons. Their beautiful prints make it impossible to choose just one.
Say hi to Car Thing: Alexa 2.0. This smart player is designed to accompany you on all your drives, whether they’re swift or long. Sign up to their waiting list here.
You’ll feel like James Bond with this discreet gadget that secretly stores all your small belongings. Ditch the bulky wallet, and hide your bills in this handy bolt instead.
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