Go on, get out of here — but stay cool and dry
If you’re headed out into the great outdoors anytime soon — whether it’s for camping or just to hang out with family and friends — you’ll want to check out these items.
SOLO Steel (Quik Shade)
These six portable, instant shade canopies are lightweight, easy to carry, can be set up (and put away) by one person, are pinch free, and allow you to adjust their height as the sun moves or if the ground is uneven. They also have 99 percent UV sun protection woven in to protect you and yours from the sun’s harmful rays. These canopies are built to last, with Rip-Stop polyester camping tent fabric that has water-resistant coating and features the Aluminex back lining to keep you and your stuff dry. Choose from five colors and a variety of sizes, ranging from 50 to 170 square feet of shade. $119.99 to $249.99.
You can solar charge this very cool lantern in about eight hours or via USB in about three and you won’t have to worry about batteries or propane. The GoGo is waterproof — not merely water resistant — meaning you can actually submerge it and it’ll still work. Its light weight makes it quite portable, it folds up/collapses easily when you’re not using or charging it, and it’s magnetized, which is pretty darn handy. It’s also one of the brightest camping lights we’ve ever seen. Right now, they’re crowdfunding, so you can get yours for $39 and up at