At a certain point each summer — notably, just about halfway through — something in the universe shifts, and everyone wants you to believe summer is over. You suddenly become inundated with all sorts of “Back to School!” mailings, both electronic and otherwise, and long-lead time magazines start running stories about tweed and flannel and whatnot.
But you know what? Summer is not over. Not even close, really. You’ve still got a solid six weeks before Labor Day, so whether you’re camping, running, entertaining friends outside, or taking part in any other type of outdoor activity, well… keep doing those things! And consider adding the items below to your repertoire — we’ve been testing them for months, and we’re confident they’ll help you make the most of the season.