Big plans for Memorial Day weekend? We’ve got you covered. Maybe it’s just us, but we think summer can’t come soon enough. That’s why we’ve rounded up some of our favorite picks to help you cruise into June like a pro. Keep reading for the best pool float, the least greasy SPF, and everything in between.
Ergonomically designed for maximum comfort, this inflatable pool float is more than just a pretty face. Behind its candy-colored ombre motif, this lounger is sturdy enough to use in the pool or on dry land. Plus, the reinforced cup holder will keep your beverage safe while you relax.
If you’re a seasoned griller with a world-class setup, then feel free to skip ahead. For the rest of us—anyone who lives in an apartment, doesn't have access to personal outdoor space, or simply wants to try playing grillmaster for the first time—a micro barbeque is a great place to start. Small, sturdy, and travel-friendly, this mini take on Weber’s iconic domed design still boasts room for a whopping five patties. All that for under $50? Count us in.
Rain or shine, winter or summer, the reality is, you should be protecting yourself from the sun 365 days a year. And when the weather actually starts to heat up, sunscreen becomes that much more essential. Before you head out to a Memorial Day barbeque or settle in to lay by the pool, make sure you’re wearing an even layer of sunscreen with an SPF rating of 50 or above. Don’t forget: Sunscreen becomes less effective over time, so skip last year’s leftovers and invest in a fresh tube. We love this formula from Supergoop for its moisturizing (not sticky) finish that doesn’t leave a chalky white cast.
Picture this: You’re at the grill and it’s getting hot. You reach for a cold drink, only to find that they’re all lukewarm. We’ve all been there before. But truth be told, this classic cookout fail is completely preventable. Forget bags of bottles and boxes of cans. Whether you’re in the backyard or at a state park, this cooler will keep you and your guests calm, cool, and hydrated for hours on end.
If you’re headed to the beach for any significant amount of time, then a packable shade structure is the quickest way to create your own personal cabana. This model from Picnic Time comes in a convenient, travel-friendly carrying case and takes under one minute to assemble. What sets this tent apart from the competition? It comes with stakes to keep it from getting carried away by a gust of wind. Plus, the fabric of this tent offers UPF 50+ UV protection (kind of like sunscreen, but fabric).