Nothing's better than a day at the lake, but while it's important to focus on time spent with the family (and, really, what kind of beer and barbecue selection will be available) don't forget about the gear. These comfortable canoes, underwater point-and-shoots, oversized hammocks, and inflatable paddleboards prove that getting the most out of your time at the lake has never been so easy.
The Packable Hammock for Two
Eagles Nest Outfitters DoubleNest Hammock
Though it weighs just 19 ounces and compresses into a small stuff sack, the Eagles Nest Outfitters DoubleNest Hammock provides a 6-foot-wide, 9-foot-long platform for a couple to nap in comfort wherever you can find two trees, shade, and a little quiet. A bonus: It's treated with insect repellent, so you can snooze without being awakened by blackfly bites. Beats a blanket on the ground, by far.