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Tentstile Portable Suspended Treehouse
Tentstile Portable Suspended Treehouse

Tentstile Portable Suspended Treehouse

?Treehouses aren?t just for the kids anymore. Fulfill your childhood dreams of sleeping in a treehouse with the Tentstile Tree Tent, which combines the comfort and carefree feeling of a hammock with the protection of a tent, and takes it a whole new level ? literally! While Tentstile recommends not to suspend the tent higher than 4 feet for safety, if you do hang it higher, you?ll just need to pack a ladder, too. Even better? Tenstile plants 3 trees for every tent you buy.? ? Kathleen, Interactive Producer 960 1280

Tentsile Tree Tents  

Kelty Cabana Tent

Kelty Cabana Tent

“I have 2 small children, and when they’re not burying themselves in the sand, their seeking shade to nap or enjoy a snack. The Kelty Cabana tent is a must-have for staying cool at the beach or protected in the forest. About 9-feet-wide -- from corner-to-corner, and with a peek height of 4 feet -- the Kelty Cabana has plenty of room for 2 adults plus-or-minus 2 small children.” -- Rani, Managing Producer 960 1280

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Kubb Beach and Lawn Game

Kubb Beach and Lawn Game

“A friend of mine brought this Swedish Kubb lawn game on our Memorial Day weekend beach trip, and it was an instant hit. Think of it as a combination of cornhole, bocce and horseshoes … except with wooden dowels. It makes a great beach game because players can drop in and out as they please, no commitment necessary – so you can play a round or 2 and then get back to that trashy beach read anytime you want!” -- Allee, Video Producer 960 1280

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Fifty/Fifty Double-Walled Vacuum-Insulated Bottle

Fifty/Fifty Double-Walled Vacuum-Insulated Bottle

“This stainless-steel insulated bottle can keep your liquids hot or cold all day, whether you’re hiking in the forest or lounging at the beach. I picked up one at Hopworks Urban Brewery, which offers it as a growler so you can finish your day outside climbing with a refreshing IPA (or any beverage of your choice.)” – Arthur, Video Producer 960 1280

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GoPro Hero3+

GoPro Hero3+

?I may never be an extreme athlete, but I can at least shoot video like one. This versatile, mountable camera from GoPro frees up my hands so I can get the footage I want while waterskiing or hanging on to the side of a rock wall. Full HD video and high-quality audio makes even a bike ride in the park look like a professional-quality sports video.? ? Josh, Digital Operations Manager 960 1280

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mophie space pack

mophie space pack

?The one thing I used to never leave the house without? My phone charger. That?s now so last summer with the new mophie space pack. With the rechargeable case, I don?t have to worry about my phone dying while I?m at the beach or at wedding this summer. And what?s even better? I won?t miss capturing a moment by stopping to delete photos from my phone (yes, I keep that many photos on my phone!); the mophie space pack has built-in storage, up to 32GB.? ? Kathleen, Interactive Producer 960 1280

Mophie, Inc.  

Topshop Floral Print Bikini

Topshop Floral Print Bikini

“After a few seasons of sticking to my typical 2-piece, I’m ready to jump on the high-waisted-bikini bandwagon -– that is, if I can snap one up before they all sell-out. Go for a modern print, or fully embrace the retro styling with this hot pink, floral number. A flattering swimsuit at Top Shop prices ($68 for both)? I’m mentally adding this retro bikini to my shopping cart now.” – Sara, Senior Interactive Producer 960 1280

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Fouta Beach Towel

Fouta Beach Towel

“This summer, ditch that bulky, old neon-striped beach towel in favor of something a little more … Turkish. Inspired by traditional Turkish towels, the Fouta Beach Towel has smooth cotton on one side, and looped-cotton terry on the other, making it lightweight, absorbent, and the perfect addition to your beach bag!” -- Allee, Video Producer 960 1280

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Bicycle Wine Rack

Bicycle Wine Rack

“This handy wine rack combines 2 of my favorite summer activities -- wine tasting and bike riding! Handmade with olive-oil treated leather, it’s a simple bike accessory that can easily be taken on and off. Now I can take my favorite wine to a summer dinner party or cookout without a glass bottle jiggling around in a bag on my back.” – Kathleen, Interactive Producer 960 1280

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Tailgate Toss XL Platinum Edition

Tailgate Toss XL Platinum Edition

“Whether you're heading to the beach, hanging out poolside or throwing a BBQ for your family and friends, bring the Wild Sports XL Tailgate Toss, the perfect game to keep the ultimate sports fan entertained during the long, offseason months. From the Dallas Cowboys to the Kentucky Wildcats and every team in between, select your favorite squad, grab a few of your buddies and let the bean-bag games begin.” – Ben, Interactive Producer 960 1280

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