Above all else, Independence Day is a patriotic holiday. It marks (this year) the 241st anniversary of the day our founding fathers bucked the yoke of colonialism with a strongly worded letter.
But the Fourth of July is also the quintessential summer event. It’s timed just one week after the longest day of the year, and we celebrate it with cookouts, picnics, and concerts in the park.
So when we say “must-haves for July 4,” we’re not talking about stuff you’ll throw into storage after the fireworks finale. With regular use, each of these items can seriously boost your outdoor hangout game all summer long.
1. The Ultimate Cooler
The logic behind Kula’s product design is pretty simple. Their coolers are meant to store round drinks, so the coolers themselves are round. Makes sense.
But that gimmick isn’t the only thing Kula coolers have going for them. They insulate better than name-brand competitors, and they’re designed to be used as a chair or stool. And each Kula has an attached steel bottle opener—a seemingly obvious feature that no other company has added to their coolers.
We sell the five-gallon KULA 5 for $199 in our shop.