Tuesday, June 7, 2016

GIFTS for GRADS (and DADs): Equipment for Outdoor Adventures/Backyard-Rooftop BBQs

Part 3

Gear Gifts for Camping Adventures... festivals, city rooftops-parking lots, park grounds...anywhere in the great outdoors

When Hurricane Sandy knocked out the electro for our un-outdoorsey acquaintances...their need for outdoor gear (and portable power) took on a whole new meaning. No wonder brands that sell-design stylish- functional equipment for under the bright daytime skies and starry nights cooking-grilling, sleeping and hanging out-are experiencing a sales pump-up. 

People of all ages are experiencing outdoor festivals, day treks and even multi-day backpacking-less as an episode of Survivor...and more tricked out for comfort/convenience. 

Stuff for the outdoors...

HAMMOCKS...Eagle Nest Outfitters...colorful tough durable options...for single or double snugglers...for outdoor snoozes or apartment building rooftop BBQs...

Barebones-is a well designed 'glamping' brand...the multi-tasking Ultimate Tool for Living Better Outdoors-gardening-hiking-camping functions as a hammer for tent stakes, whittling kindle, or measuring plant depth-with a stainless steel belt clip-made of rust resistant double edge blade...and a handsome sheath for ez carry. Pictured with scissors-come in small+large sizes

Camp furniture that is eye candy enough for indoors...YES---EVRGRN (REI's very own) campfire rocker chair with an iconic Pendleton Wool pattern...lightweight, portable, and comes with a carrying case-FYI delivers Sept 1-exclusively at REI

ALITE Designs "fun and simple outdoor design"-come in many fab retro patterns and solid colors. This SF based brand's versatile outdoor stuff...includes the pictured 3 legged Mayfly Chair-comfy lightweight (1.3lbs!!!) nylon sling that can hold unto 250lbs... comes w/ stuff sack(and there's a  4 legged Mantis Chair   too).

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From PRIMUS Camping...clean Scandic flavor designs for the outdoor chef...functional pieces for the backwoods to the backyard...cooks will appreciate where ever they eat...
Primus durable rust proof accessories include plate-18/8 stainless steel $12.95, outdoor grill prep sets, coffee/tea press sets and cutlery

tad obsessed with this potable compact ONJA 2 burner outdoor grill $139...7lbs...pictured with a cover+pan
folds up into this case-top is an oak lid that doubles as a cutting board

Even on a packed tradeshow floor full of nifty camping gear, SNOW PEAK outdoor lifestyle creator stands out--with functional-deceptively simple Japanese design brilliance-.in every product this company makes-bringing the beauty of craft to outdoor items. Great gifts for even indoors-only design mavens who appreciate craft details...

collapsible coffee drip-$29.95 stainless steel pourer brew-
some of the crafty furniture-portable tables made of bamboo and rugged aluminum...and Iron grill tables that customize with legs, frames, inserts, extension possibilities (IMPRESSIVE). Pictured-in front left-soft cooler bag with added inner aluminum coating to reflect heat away and keep cold in-made of PVC nylon, and a coveted stainless coffee percolator for campfires-really! $109.95
Low Beach Chair-covered canvas, aluminum frame, bamboo wood armrests $149.95
Sleek enough to match kitchen stainless steel appliances...for the crowds...an IGLOO Coolers for all occasions-keep it fun

PARTY BAR LIDDUP ™ says it all-125 cooler with built in LED light system to illuminate the contents...on outside-built in bottle opened with cap catch-heavy duty locking casters for ready to roll ez transport-base and wheels are removable to keep the cooler in one spot ...heavy duty swing up handles with tie down loop features for carrying...plus outer utility loops for towels etc.

see the lights-in each section....the dividers are removable------plus fully insulated- and the lid is removable too

drain plug lets you hook up a hose for ez cleaning

Mossy Oak is not just for hunters...EPICUREAN made in the USA wood products...include these handsome cutting boards and utensils  ($39.99-$9.99)with a flair for the outdoors.