24 discriminating finds for anyone ready to embrace nature after a winter stuck inside—from above-par picnic gear to superior sun hats. Plus: finally a chance to jetpack.
By Sara Bosworth, Cassandra Brooklyn, Donna Bulseco, Gabriella Gershenson, Matthew Kronsberg, Brigid Mander, Ashley Mateo, Andrew Nelson and Zach Patton
March 27, 2021 12:00 am ET
Brew a Superior Cup of Joe, Tent-Side
For a cup of Joe at the campsite that could pass for something snooty and Parisian, pair VSSL’s new copper-colored Java grinder with the BruTrek French Press. The hand grinder operates so smoothly you won’t miss your electric version back home and cuts beans to a uniform size without pulverizing them, ensuring a better brew ($145, vsslgear.com). The precisely fitted gasket on BruTrek’s brewer, meanwhile, makes it work better than most we’ve tried and its thermos-like lid helps retain heat and prevent the sort of spills that would undermine your “tenting in the Tuileries Gardens” fantasy. From $60, planetarydesign.com