Gift Guide: Summer Adventure Essentials

Be prepared for the seasons picnics, beach trips, bike rides and more

As the days get longer and nights stay warmer (at least in the Northern Hemisphere), the appeal of spending time by the beach, at the pool, in the park or even the backyard or rooftop grows. While there’s something to be said for a spontaneous trip, being prepared never hurts. From a reclining chair to keep you a couple of inches off the hot sand …

Alite Meadow Mat

A packable, waterproof picnic blanket for outdoor adventures and summer concerts

San Francisco-based Alite Designs adds to its line of simple, attractive gear for outdoor-loving urbanites with their new Meadow Mat. Waterproof, lightweight and washable, the mat protects behinds and belongings from ground moisture and rolls up to a mere 14 inches long and 3.5 inches wide. The attached straps and handle make it easy to pack and throw into a bag for an outdoor concert, …