It pays to buy at least one piece of gear designed and built for long days, frivolous fun, and hanging with friends.
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A Better Beach Cruiser
Courtesy of Momentum Bikes
Momentum iRide Rocker Fat Bike
This affordable everyman’s fat bike announces its laid-back beach-cruiser ambitions with a cutesy bell and an easy-reach beer holster embedded in the top tube. But its rock-solid, Giant-built frame is truly off-road capable, and 4-inch-wide tires practically float over the same flour-soft sand that sinks your old beach cruiser. It’s time to admit it: Riding fat is fun.
Where most coolers are awkward—picture dragging an anchor down the beach or, say, hauling a dead body across the park—the 70-quart Trailmate turns hauling 112 ice-cold beers into a simple solo job with oversize all-terrain wheels and a telescoping, suitcase-style handle. Handy extras include exterior storage, tie-down loops for piggy-backing chairs, and two bottle openers.
The maximalist-inspired Tall Boy XT was made to feel like a running shoe—supple and smooth, yes, but also stable and sure-footed. Up top, the memory-foam deck and lightweight, marshmallowy EVA midsole make for a ride so soft and springy that Neil Armstrong would be jealous. Down below, deep flex grooves bite into terrain and stick to water-slicked rocks.
When a flask won’t cut it, this 5-in-1 stainless steel cocktail shaker has you covered. A removable reamer juices citrus straight into the jigger cap, two insulated rocks glasses keep drinks cold, and everything nests inside the 20-ounce shaker. Cheers to sunset sours and midhike mojitos.
Wood-pellet grills may seem intimidating, but they’re actually easier and quicker to use than charcoal grills, and far more capable of advanced moves—smoking, slow cooking, or just fine-tuning a steak—than gas grills. Ready to move beyond burgers? This is the tool to take you there.