The Best Gear for Drinking Outside

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No matter what kind of outdoor adventures you're planning this summer, there's a good chance you'll be drinking al fresco. Whether you're camping, spending time at the beach, or sipping drinks in your backyard, we've rounded up our favorite gear and gadgets that will help you achieve stress-free sipping.

Corkcicle Eola Bucket Cooler Bag ($160)

Corkcicle Eola Bucket Cooler Bag
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This chic and sleek bag gives cool-girl vibes while carrying 12 cans of your favorite beverages--or eight cans and two wine bottles if you want to mix it up. The Eola's padded straps are adjustable, helping you avoid a sore back before you reach your destination.

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High Camp Highball Shaker ($79)

High Camp Highball Shaker
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A good cocktail shaker is key to a good bar, no matter where you are. This versatile and portable 20-ounce, vacuum-insulated shaker mixes and strains cocktails and converts into a highball tumbler for easy sipping. Made from 100 percent extra-thick, kitchen-grade stainless steel, this shaker will keep drinks cold for 24 hours.

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Best Govino Ever Glasses ($25 for four)

Best Govino Ever Glasses
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Put away those red plastic cups. This shatterproof glassware is made from a BPA/BPS-free polymer that can almost pass as crystal. Bonus: The thumb-notch design keeps the glass from slipping through your sunscreen-soaked hands.

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Yeti Rambler 20 oz Travel Mug ($38)

Yeti Rambler 20 oz Travel Mug
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There's a reason Yeti products are so popular. Whether you're sipping hot coffee or drinking a mug of mimosas, this 20-ounce mug keeps your drinks cold on hot days and hot on cold days. It’s made with kitchen-grade stainless steel, has double-wall vacuum insulation, and fits in standard cupholders and backpack pockets--perfect for when you're on the move.

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Corkcicle Air ($25)

Corkcicle Air
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This handy gadget will bring reds to cellar temperature in 15 minutes and keep your whites cool for about 60 minutes. Just store it in your freezer for 90 minutes and insert it into your favorite bottle of room-temperature wine-- you can leave it in your bottle while pouring, so there's no need to remove it each time you top off.

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Brumate MargTini 10 oz Tumbler (from $20)

Brumate MargTini 10 oz Tumbler
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A refreshing margarita on a hot summer day never disappoints--but a warm, melted drink does. Enter the MargTini. This elegant little tumbler chills your cocktails while keeping dirt out thanks to the splash-proof lid.

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Kleen Kanteen Stainless Steel Straw ($10 for four)

Kleen Kanteen Stainless Steel Straw
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Unlike other metal straws with hard tips, this one from Kleen Kanteen has a removable silicone flex tip so it's comfortable to sip from. Made from stainless steel, it is durable and comes with a brush for easy cleaning; it's also dishwasher safe.

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GoFloats Inflatable Flamingo Drink Holder ($8 for three)

GoFloats Inflatable Flamingo Drink Holder
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This flamingo drink holder is great for keeping your drink handy in the pool, hot tub, or lake.If flamingos aren't your thing, you can also choose from other animals like black swans and unicorns.

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Sunnydaze Heavy-Duty Drink Holder Stakes ($40)

Sunnydaze Heavy-Duty Drink Holder Stakes
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If you're on land, spike these colorful stakes into sand, dirt, or grass, to hold your drink while you grill some burgers or set up the campsite. They're collapsable and fit into an included carrying bag.

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Host Bar10der 10 in 1 Tool ($30)

Host Bar10der 10 in 1 Tool
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This ten-in-one gadget is just as versatile as your favorite multitool-but maybe a little more fun. It includes essentials like a corkscrew, a muddler, zester, strainer, and reamer and folds into a lightweight pocket-size tool so you can bartend on the go.

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Crate & Barrel Claro Acrylic Drink Dispenser With Wood Stand ($90)

Crate & Barrel Claro Acrylic Drink Dispenser With Wood Stand
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Beverage dispensers make everything so much easier for large groups--just make the drinks ahead of time and let your guests serve themselves. This clear acrylic container shows off infused water, iced tea, or sangria and it sits on a wood base to make dispensing easy.

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