August 31, 2020
By Chelsie Walters and Jessyca Sortillon
It’s opening day of deer season and you tagged the buck of a lifetime – congrats! Now, how do you plan to celebrate your achievement back at camp? If your celebration involves an adult beverage, then you need some rugged barware to do it right.
Whether you are celebrating a successful hunt, catch, or even just the weekend, we've found some fun and practical bar items that work well in the outdoors. Everything you need to take the party outside is in this bar gear roundup, but remember, it's up to you to drink responsibly.
BruMate Hopsulator Trio 3-in-1
Do you still wrap your can of beer in a cloth koozie? These fabric sleeves fail to keep your beverage cold, lack stability and are inadequate for larger volume cans. Enter the BrüMate Hopsulator TRíO 3-in-1. The Hopsulator TRíO seamlessly fits 16-ounce cans, as well as 12 ouncers with its included freezable adapter. Besides keeping your drink 20 times colder than standard can coolers, BrüMate’s model comes with a tumbler cap so you can convert it to a portable pint.
More of a hard seltzer person? BrüMate also makes a slim model.
MSRP: $24.99; brumate.com
Orca Coolers Chasertini
If you prefer your celebratory cocktail straight up, the Chasertini is for you. With this stainless-steel Chasertini, an insulated martini-shaped cup, you can keep your drink chilled and stay classy at camp while doing it.
If you are accident-prone and tend to spill your drinks, the Chasertini is also for you. It's like an adult sippy cup made for outdoorsy people. Included with the cup is Orca's signature whale tail flip-top lid. The lid not only makes the cup portable but also prevents spillage (which is easy to do when using a traditional martini glass) and keeps unwanted pests from flying into your drink. When you're ready to enjoy a drink, pour up to 8 ounces of your preferred spirit into the Chasertini, pop on the clear lid, and sip on the go with confidence.
MSRP: $24.99; orcacoolers.com
GSI Outdoors Boulder 10 Flask
What better way to end an epic day than by sipping whiskey around the campfire with friends? A hip flask, such as the Boulder 10 Flask, is an excellent vessel for whiskey and is much lighter, portable, and practical in the outdoors than a regular liquor bottle.
Effortlessly take 10 fluid ounces of your favorite spirit anywhere in the Boulder 10. It's one tough, backcountry-worthy flask, featuring a shatter-resistant body and silicone bumpers around the sides to absorb shock and prevent damage. Equipped with handy molded-in graduations for measuring and a wide mouth opening, the Boulder 10 Flask will give you a perfect pour every time.
MSRP: $18.50; gsioutdoors.com
Flaskap 5 and Tumbler
Conveniently carry your mixed drink and liquor together with the FlasKap 5 and stainless-steel Tumbler duo. The FlasKap 5 is a reservoir lid that holds 5 ounces of liquid and sits on top of your tumbler. Each push of the button on the FlasKap 5 dispenses .5 ounces of liquor into the tumbler. It's like having your own personal bartender at your fingertips. The FlasKap 5 fits flawlessly on the FlasKap insulated tumbler, but it is also compatible with a variety of other tumblers – from Yeti Ramblers to 20-ounce Calcutta Cruisers. Extra shot anyone?
MSRP: FlasKap 5 + Tumbler $54.98; flaskap.com
CamelBak Horizon Wine Bottle and Tumbler
Wine o’clock in the great outdoors just got better. If you are tired of transporting wine bottles and glasses to the campground by wrapping them in t-shirts, it is probably time to ditch that unsettling technique and replace the glass with stainless steel. While there are a few options on the market, CamelBak’s new Horizon 25-ounce Wine Bottle and 12-ounce Wine Tumbler are made for outdoor lovers who prefer to kick back in their camping chair with a cab over a Coors.
The Horizon Wine Bottle and Tumbler are durable (made of 18/8 stainless steel) and feature a sleek powder coat finish, making them aesthetically pleasing and nice to the touch. The vacuum-insulated wine bottles hold an entire 750-ml bottle of wine (that's roughly 5-6 glasses per bottle). The narrow top and bowl-like interior of the tumbler is one of the main characteristics that make this product stand out amongst its competitors. This design embraces the universal wine glass style, meaning it is the most versatile option to enjoy reds, whites, and everything in between.
Considering CamelBak invented hands-free hydration, we knew we could trust them with getting back to basics and making high quality and practical wine vessels.
MSRP: $25-35; camelbak.com
Reef Draftsmen Sandals with Bottle Opener
Meet the duo that goes together as well as a bow and arrow: sandal and bottle opener. Tucked into the footbed of the Reef Draftsmen Sandals lives a convenient bottle opener for those beer-at-camp moments. Besides the fact that it’s fun to toss a flip flop to your buddy when he asks for a bottle opener, these sandals are as sensible as they are unique. The full-grain leather material makes the Reef Draftsmens comfortable and aesthetically rugged, while the anatomical arch support protects your feet every step of the way. Furthermore, the outsole is made of non-marking rubber for ultimate traction and grip.
MSRP: $60; reef.com
Yeti Rambler Colster Can Insulators
One of the best ways to protect cold beers and seltzers from warm hands is by using a Yeti Rambler Colster. With double-wall vacuum insulation and a "No Sweat" design, Rambler Colsters ensure your drink stays chilled and keep your hands dry. Available in three sizes (regular 12oz, 12oz Slim, and 16oz Tall), you are sure to find one suited for your favorite canned beverage.
MSRP: $24.99-29.99; yeti.com
LifeStraw Home Water Filter Pitcher
It's fun to celebrate with an alcoholic beverage or two, but too many cold ones can leave you dehydrated and, perhaps, with an awful hangover the next day. Always remember to drink responsibly and be sure to keep yourself hydrated by drinking lots of water.
The simplest way to remember to hydrate is by having fresh water conveniently on hand. No matter what your source of water in the outdoors is, you can count on LifeStraw's Home water filtration pitcher to provide you with clean, safe, and great-tasting H2O. Its filtration system removes bacteria and parasites, as well as reduces chemicals and lead particles – all things you don't want to consume! LifeStraw's BPA-free plastic Home pitcher is ideal for camping, as well as everyday use, and comes in two sizes: 7-Cup and 10-Cup.
MSRP: $39.95; lifestraw.com
Nite Ize Ahhh... Aluminum Bottle Opener
A bottle opener is a must-have bar accessory in our book and Nite Ize's Ahhh .... Aluminum Bottle Opener fits the bill in more ways than one. Aside from being a durable and lightweight gadget for removing caps, it's also an S-Biner Carabiner. With its two spring gates, the opener will hold, secure, and connect to just about everything. Clip this ingenious little tool to your keys or backpack and you'll always have a convenient way to open those non-twist-off-cap brews.
MSRP: $6.99; niteize.com
Corkcicle Stemless Flute
Fancy a little bubbly in the great outdoors? Commemorate a special occasion with champagne or sparkling wine in a Corkcicle Stemless Flute. The Flute holds 7 fluid ounces and features a silicone base to prevent slipping. The narrow rim top is ideal for retaining carbonation to ensure your bubbly stays bubbly and is available in nine enchanting colors.
MSRP: $19.95; corkcicle.com
RovR KeepR Cocktail Caddy
Some cocktails are more high maintenance than others, which can be inconvenient in the outdoors. How is one expected to transport the necessary ingredients for a Manhattan or Moscow Mule past the comfort of their own home?
The KeepR cocktail caddy from RovR removes this barrier to entry, making getting your deconstructed drink components from point A to point B easier than ever. It carries like a pail with a flat bottom to protect against tipping over and is made of high-density foam and waterproof TPU. The KeepR consists of four compartments to keep your spirits, snacks, and utensils organized and accessible. These divided sections surround a central lidded ice bucket, which can hold about three quarts of ice. At just 5 pounds 1 ounce, the KeepR is lighter than a cooler and ideal for picnics and cocktail enthusiasts.
MSRP: $139.99; rovrproducts.com