Summer is upon us and it’s time to get out and enjoy the short season. Nothing can beat a day at the beach or a picnic in the park, especially if you have the perfect accessories to help you through the day.
We’ve rounded up the top picks you need to make your day out a little easier.
Pack your beach picnic in the easy to carry, flexible cooler bag from Yeti. The durable brand’s Hopper Cooler is available in the 20 quart size for $300 shipped. It may have a steep price, but the brand is known for making some of the best coolers on the market.
The fact that the Hopper 30 Cooler is made by Yeti is enough information for you to know that it is one tough son of a gun. This portable offering from Yeti allows you take the same ice-for-days performance that has become synonymous with Yeti even further along on your adventures. Made with a Dryhide shell (the same material used in whitewater rafts and survival suits), the Hopper 30 is completely leak proof and puncture resistant. Coldcell insulation delivers the same cold-keeping performance you’ve come to expect from Yeti, and the Hydrolock Zipper makes for a watertight closure to the cooler. A heavily padded EVA foam bottom protects against wear and tear, and six heavy duty D-ring tie down points allow you to securely fasten the cooler to your four wheeler, boat bottom, truck bed, or drift boat. The tapered design is intended to reduce cold loss and allows for ease of carrying when walking long distances. The cooler has a 6. 5 gallon carrying capacity, which according to Yeti, allows it to easily accommodate an 18 pack, six footlong subs, or nine quarts of potato salad.
If you are worried about having the right utensils with you, the best-selling Imperial Home Insulated Backpack Cooler for $30 Prime shipped comes with everything you need. Not only will it keep your goodies cold, but it includes a dinnerware set for two, a cheese knife and a wine bottle opener.
Speaking of wine, make sure you keep your favorite beverages cool with the Rabbit Trek Portable Bottle Cooler for $28 Prime shipped. It can keep wine and champagne cool for hours outside and has a convenient carrying case that you can easily attach to a backpack or tote bag. If you are more of a beer or soda drinker, the Yeti Coolers Colster set of 2 for $75 shipped is the way to go. They are made of kitchen grade stainless steel, have a no sweat design to keep your hands dry, and come with a 100% satisfaction guarantee.
A portable table is a super convenient addition to any picnic. The Low Table In A Bag for $60 is made of lightweight aluminum that fits into a convenient carrying bag that makes it possible to have a picnic anywhere. Another handy accessory is a set of Sorbus Wine Stakes for $13 Prime shipped. The 3 stakes that can hold two wine glasses and a wine bottle can be stuck into the ground anywhere and remove the trouble of spilling or glass breaking.
Another worry-free way to enjoy your wine at the beach or park are with glass alternatives. The RSVP Endurance Stainless Steel Wine Glasses come in a set of 2 for $22 Prime shipped. Not only are they unbreakable, but the steel helps to keep white wine or rosé cold for longer than glass. WineMeUp’s Silicone Stemless Wine Glasses are another great option at $11 Prime shipped for a set of 2. The easy to clean silicone can be packed anywhere with its bendable and unbreakable material.
Keep your friends entertained with a selection of easy to travel beach games. The Trademark Games Bocce is a classic, low-key game to play on the sand or grass all in one small carrying case for $33 Prime shipped. Another popular option is corn hole. The GoSports Corn Hole Game comes with an easy to store and carry bag for $110 shipped. This version comes with an American Flag design, perfect for Fourth of July celebrations.
Make sure you have somewhere comfy to sit with the Tommy Bahama Backpack Beach Chairs starting at $55 shipped. These chairs are super popular for a reason. They come with a headrest, a cup holder, a towel bar, a cooler pouch and easy to carry backpack straps. If you are looking for a more basic and classic beach chair, the USA made Telescope Casual Sun Chaise for $137 shipped is the way to go. This strong, weather resistant chair is built to last.
Whether you are headed for the beach or the park, the Picnic Time Blanket Tote will get tons of use for $25 Prime shipped. It has a water-resistant backing and an extra-large size that folds up into a convenient tote bag. If you are looking for something a little more luxurious, turkish towels are durable and fast drying. The Linum Home Turkish Pestel Towel comes in a variety of colors for $34 shipped. Round beach towels, like Swimzip’s for $50 shipped, are very popular right now. A good deal when you consider designer versions are available for over $100. If you want just a basic beach towel, Target has a number of fun options.
For those who want to protect themselves or their little ones from the sun, the Coleman Beach Shade is a versatile choice for $35 Prime shipped. It has 2 zippered doors for privacy, UV guard, a window and a drying line for wet towels or swimsuits. If you aren’t looking for quite that much shade, the Parasol Tilt Umbrella from Target for $50 shipped is another option. It comes with a convenient carrying bag and tilting capabilities to move with the ever changing winds on the beach.
Make sure your valuables are kept safe and protected with a dry bag. Whether you are out kayaking or just hanging by the shore, the Over Board Waterproof Tube Bag starting at $16 Prime shipped is a must. The dry bag is 100% waterproof and made to float if you drop it in the water. If you need something smaller, the Loksak Water/Sand Proof Bags come in a variety pack for $13 Prime shipped. These small bags are tested and approved by the US Navy and make the perfect safe spot for your phone or other electronics at the beach.
Your next trip to the beach or park can be worry-free with these convenient accessories. Make sure you check out Amazon’s list of best selling sunscreen to keep you and your family safe from the sun and outside enjoying the summer.
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