Late Summer Cookout Essentials

How this season's gear can make al fresco events easier

At the beach, as the sun sets on the horizon, it can seem that the world goes on quietly forever. Those summer nightswhen the sand has cooled down, the coolers are full of beers and cocktail accoutrement, and the grill is a colorful display of seasonal producefeel incredibly fleeting. Of course, summer doesn’t cease to exist when its final day arrivesjust for another 272 days. …

Nine New Summer Grilling Essentials

From utensils to a chocolate BBQ sauce recipe, all your outdoor cooking needs are covered

Small spaces are no excuse to forego the celebrated summertime activity of barbecuing, whether you’re grilling with friends or just for yourself. If there’s a balcony or terrace at your disposal, or a corner of shared rooftop, these eight items will make sure you’re saving space, while maximizing utility. We also included a super-quick chocolate BBQ sauce recipe, just for good measure. Weber Spirit E-210 …

Pig&Rig’s Portable Party

This British duo will bring a hog roast and a custom-built sound system to your next event

One of the best summer activities is the backyard party—playing music until it echoes down the street, the smell of meat and veggies smoking on the grill, refreshing drinks and merrymaking until the sun goes down. Offering all this in single package is newcomer Pig&Rig—a London- and Norwich-based company started by two artistic friends that brings a custom-built soundsystem and a roasting oven—complete with a …

Lightweight Outdoor Essentials

Three ultralight accessories for improving life on the trail

When trekking hundreds of miles even the slightest reduction in carry weight can increase efficiency and longevity on the trail. In the ongoing effort to minimize pack impact many companies have begun experimenting with new materials unconventional to the outdoor industry. From fibers stronger than steel to space-grade titanium, the following three items innovate ultra-lightweight construction guaranteed to ease your load. Hyperlite Mountain Gear As …

Car Camping

Our first of three camping features lets you rough it in style

Even a passing mention of camping conjures up vivid memories of sleeping under the stars, watching the sun rise and the quintessential smell of a campfire. An adventurous way to escape the daily grind, we’ve prepared a few gear round-ups for different levels of outdoorsiness. This first—for the more sedentary car camping set—includes a few items that will enhance your time at the campground. As …