Whether your next excursion is a picnic in the park, a day at the beach or a backyard adventure, make sure you're outfitted with everything you need to conquer summer.
1. The cooler picnic cooler ($70), made from smart red steel and outfitted with its own bottle opener.
2. Your picnicking future's so bright, you've gotta wear Saturdays Surf's tortoise Ormsby shades ($95). Note: They look good on the ladies, too.
3. This 8 oz. eight-ounce pewter flask ($98) comes in handy for emergency boozing situations (campfires, hiking, the movies).
4. A lightweight plastic ice cream scoop ($3) in vibrant orange, because duh.
5. Enamel steel plates ($35 for two) are more rugged—and more badass—than melamine.
6. The classically checked Faribault wool throw ($99) pulls double duty as a picnic blanket (it naturally wicks moisture, in case of rosé spills) and as a wrap on cool beach nights.
7. Keep sandwiches cool, dry and ant-free in their own stylish cotton/nylon wraps ($30 for three).
8. The new fedora: a straw Panama hat for the ladies ($58).
9. Plug your iPod into Tivoli's iPal portable radio ($220) or keep the playlist old-school by listening to (gasp!) FM.
10. For cheese and charcuterie, tote along this small maple cutting board ($74) with a leather carrying strap.
11. The knife in this lightweight stainless steel outdoor silverware set ($75) doubles as a bottle opener.
12. Carry the briefcase-style Mon Oncle chrome portable grill ($375) to your next power cookout.
13. Takenaka's reusable lacquered bento boxes ($29.50) tote leftovers sustainably.
14. The food nerd read of summer: The Third Plate ($22) by Blue Hill chef Dan Barber.
15. The food novel of summer: Monster's Chef ($17) by Jervey Tervalon.
16. These plastic wine glasses ($13 for 4) are guaranteed not to shatter—no matter how many you throw back.
18. Dispatch flies more stylishly with a leather and beachwood swatter ($24).
19. A more modern take on the picnic basket ($150)—designed by a Dane, of course.
20. This rosewood folding knife ($45) has a nautical touch, should you find yourself on a sailboat.
21. The S'well Textiles Collection thermos ($45 for 20 oz. size) can hold an entire bottle of wine—perfect for those tastings on the go.
22. Use a two-compartment Ceylon plastic pitcher ($30) to make iced tea. Or cocktails; no judgments.
23. Official shorts of summer: Battenwear's Overhang men's shorts ($207) in a retro NYC-inspired print.
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