Top Picks: Summer 2017 Outdoor Gear Guide


IceMule Pro Cooler Backpack
$99.95; www.icemulecooler.com
The IceMule 20-liter high-performance cooler is a backpacking essential for anyone on the go. With heavy-duty inner and outer skin, a range of sizes for different amounts of weight and a padded, ventilated backpack strap system, IceMule combines the portability of a backpack with the performance of a hard cooler, so you can take it with you anywhere. IceMule's sturdy exterior fabric and MuleSkinEV tough interior layer combine to create a rugged shell that protects against the elements and allows for superior ice retention. It keeps contents ice cold for 24 hours+.

Champion Sports Steel Horseshoe Set
$57.99; www.jcpenney.com
Play an authentic game of horseshoe in the backyard or at the campsite with the Steel Horseshoe Set by Champion Sports. Four 2.5-pound standard-weight solid steel horseshoes provide longevity and an authentic feel. Two solid steel 24-inch stakes are easy to drive into the ground for quick setup. Carry the game in the convenient heavy-duty plastic carrying case and liven up dad’s next outdoor gathering. Rules are included. Available at JC Penney.

 MSR TrailShot Filter
$49.95; www.msrgear.com
The new MSR TrailShot Microfilter cleans water all day — without the weight. Fast-paced, high-mileage adventurers such as trail runners, hikers, fast-packers, and mountain bikers can rejoice in this new filter designed to hide in stash pockets and deploy quickly. Easy, one-handed operation filters one liter in a mere 60 seconds straight from the source so you can hydrate quickly, fill your vessels with clean water, and quickly get back on the trail and moving again.

Metal Garden Hose
www.metalgardenhose.com
Metal Garden Hose is arguably the most durable garden hose on the market and guarantees puncture-proof hydration while being impressively compact. Made of Stainless Steel incorporating a Spiroshield Technology construction ensures the garden hose will remain kink free at all times and remain cool to the touch. Ultra-flexible and lightweight design, weighs a mere 3 lbs. Corrosion resistant. Available in 25’ (MSRP $24.99), 50’ (MSRP $39.99), 75’ (MSRP $59.99) and 100’ (MSRP $79.99). 

Healthy Back Bag
$35+; www.ameribag.com
Whether it’s on the plane or in the car, breakfast or lunch with the family, the Healthy Back Bag from AmeriBag gives you those extra pockets and space, while taking care of your back. Lots of pockets means you never have to leave anything you need behind. Trademarked teardrop shape ergonomically molds to the shape of your spine. Cross body design distributes weight evenly, alleviating stress on your back, shoulders, and neck. Available in a wide selection of colors and three different sizes.

Professional Curling Wand Set
$149; www.hsiprofessional.com 
The Groover Kit professional hairstyling curling wand set features four different-sized ionic ceramic tourmaline-coated barrels that give you the maximum range of curl styling options. It includes eight Heat Balance micro-sensors to regulate the heat temperature five times per second and evenly distribute heat for sophisticated curl styles that shine and last longer. The barrels heat up in seconds with temperature settings between 170-450°F to suit your particular hair type and texture.


Coleman 42-Can Soft-Sided Cooler
$49.99; www.jcpenney.com
Lightweight and flexible, this soft-sided cooler provides a convenient way to keep your beverages cool when you’re on the go. Take it with you camping, fishing, to outdoor parties, picnics and sporting events. It holds up to 42 cans, keeping beverages ice cold and allowing for a fun tailgating event or backyard barbecue. It also features an adjustable shoulder strap and front-zippered pocket. Available at JC Penney.

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