17 products that’ll help you have the best Fourth of July ever
July 4, 2017 marks the 241st anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. Surely you’ll be spending the day celebrating the wonderful country that is the United States of America. As a small homage to our native land, we’ve rounded up a few items that’ll take your Fourth of July celebration from great to fan-f#cking-tastic.
Women’s Americana Tri-Blend Tank, by The North Face
Turtle Shell 3.0, by Outdoor Tech
This third iteration of the FREESKIER-favorite speaker is 20 percent louder than its predecessor. Not only does it play louder, it also plays for longer: now up to 20 hours of jammin’. It’s waterproof and also floats. Read our full review.
Wind Jacket 2.0, by Oakley
Skiing in sunglasses on a perfect spring/summer day is one of the best feelings ever… until your eyes begin watering like crazy and said sunglasses fly off your head into a snowy abyss. The answer: the Wind Jacket 2.0, a big-lensed, snug-fitting pair of shades with heaps of retro flair, to boot. These puppies come with a removable strap and PRIZM lenses that enhance color and contrast. Read our full review.
FREESKIER Cooler Tube, by Mountainsmith
It’s summer, and efficiently and discreetly transporting your frosty cold brewskis is essential. Whether your enjoying a warm weather with your buddies at the local park or jamming out to at a local outdoor concert, you need a way to divert attention from the source of your rising blood alcohol level. Read our full review.
HERO5 Black, by GoPro
The GoPro HERO5 Black has become a staple gadget for the FREESKIER team. The small, compact camera captures ultra-high quality footage on the go (4K video and 12MP photo) all while being incredibly intuitive and easy to use. Read our full review.
Hopper Two 30, by Yeti
“For the past several months, I’ve been using YETI’s Hopper Two 30 cooler and, let me tell you, this thing f#cking rules. From the hot and slushy days of our 2017 Ski Test at Snowbird, to multi-day car-camping trips in the-middle-of-nowhere, Colorado, I’ve been thoroughly impressed with the function and quality of this product.” Read our full review.
The Freeport, by Arcade Belts
The Mascot American Flag Ball Hammock Boxer Briefs, by Shinesty
Circular Snapback, by FREESKIER
This classic, 6-panel flat brim features sturdy cotton construction, adjustable snapback sizing and timeless style.
Vintage Wine Carrier, by Vapur
Bringing a glass bottle of wine on an adventure is a horrible idea. And, bringing a box of wine isn’t a whole lot better—that sh#t leaks and breaks too easily. Avoid all that nonsense with this wine carrier by Vapur. We’ve been using this brand’s water bottles for a while, but diving into its booze products (they make liquor flasks, too) has been a real pleasure. This one in particular carries a full bottle of wine, outfitted with a stable screw cap and durable, BPA-free polyethylene and nylon.
Classic 27 oz – Limited FREESKIER Edition, by Klean Kanteen
Hydration is key in your busy life and this badass bottle is the best way to make sure you forgo plastic bottles of water without getting low on H2O. The large opening makes it easy to mix up your favorite sports drinks and add ice while the electropolished interior ensures that the bottle doesn’t retain or impart flavors that don’t belong there.
Kodiak 2.0 Power Bank, by Outdoor Tech
If you have ever used your phone while spending time in the snow, you’ve likely experienced this problem first hand: batteries do not like the cold and die very quickly. Womp, womp. This this portable power bank (2600 mAh lithium polymer) is waterproof, shockproof, super durable and carries enough charge to fire up a phone and other electronics. To top it off, it has a 5-LED flashlight built in with 100-lumen high, 65-lumen low and emergency strobe modes. And at just 3.2 oz and measuring 3.16 x 2.20 x 0.61 inches, this baby fits nicely in any pocket and you’ll hardly notice it’s there. Need more juice? The Kodium Plus 2.0 ($79.95) packs a whopping 10,000 mAh. Keep in mind, it’s bulkier than the Mini.
Truth Swim Trunks, by Tipsy Elves
Barricade Mini BT Speaker, by Skullcandy
The most compact and affordable of Skullcandy’s wireless speaker line-up (including the Barricade, $76.99, and Barricade XL, $169.99), the Barricade Mini delivers portability, “stash-ability” and rugged performance above all else. Both impact and water resistant, this little guy (3.8 x 3.6 inches, 1.8 oz) stands tall in the face of abuse. It also delivers powerful, crisp sound for its compact size. Furthermore, a six-hour rechargeable battery and Bluetooth® connectivity allow you to easily share music on the go.
Rambler Colster, by Yeti
As nice as coozies are, let’s be honest: most do absolutely nothing useful. Wrapping those flimsy pieces of cloth around your beverage is more for style than function at the end of the day. But a coozie made by YETI, constructed with stainless steel and double-wall vacuum insulation? Not only does that work well, it looks sleek as heck, too. Enter the YETI Colster: In addition to the aforementioned tech, it features a Load-and-Lock Gasket to keep your drink screwed in place, as well as a No Sweat exterior to prevent damp or cold hands. We’ve been keeping our beers frosty with this thing, and suggest you do the same.
Miss Independent, by Stance
SPF 50 Original Sunscreen Lotion – 8oz, by Sun Bum
Protect your skin from nasty UVA/UVB rays while upping your Vitamin E game thanks to this moisturizing sunscreen from Sun Bum. As a reminder, your friend Vitamin E is an antioxidant that helps to neutralize free radicals, which bring about premature skin aging. This product is water resistant for up to 80 minutes and is also gluten free, paraben free, oil free, PABA free, cruelty free and 100-percent vegan. It won’t sting your eyes, it won’t stain your clothes in the washing machine and no monkeys were harmed in the making of this product. All good things.